Chiang Rai International Airport (Mae Fah Luang) Guide (CEI)

Airport info
Code: CEI
404 moo 4 Ban Du, Rim Kok Ban Du, Rim Kok Amphoe Chang Wat Chiang Rai , Chiang Rai 57000, Thailand

Chiang Rai International Airport is located 8km (5 miles) from Chiang Rai’s city centre.


No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +66
+66 53 798 000
Timezone: GMT ++07:00
Chiang Rai International Airport (Mae Fah Luang) map

Chiang Rai International Airport serves the verdant Chiang Rai province and the city of the same name in northern Thailand. Our Chiang Rai International Airport guide includes airport contact details as well as information relating to terminal facilities, public transport options and nearby hotels.


Airport news

Airports of Thailand have announced plans to expand Chiang Rai Airport by 2030. The plans include an extra taxiway, extension of the current runway and more shops and facilities in the terminal building.


On the first floor of the international terminal, near exit door 8, there is an information desk where you can ask for assistance.


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Driving directions

From the city of Chiang Rai take Route 1232 eastbound for 2km (1.2 miles) before turning left onto Route 5023 north. Turn right after 6km (4 miles) and you have arrived at the airport. The drive time is approximately 20 minutes.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus: Local Thai buses, also known as a songthaew, are the cheapest option to get you to and from the airport.

Taxi: Taxies are plentiful and can be found outside exit Gate 3. The price from the airport to the city is about 160 to 200 baht. Another option is a tuk-tuk, a three-wheeled motorised rickshaw in bright colours. A ride usually costs less than 100 baht.

Terminal facilities


Two currency exchange facilities and five ATMs are available throughout the airport.


Wi-Fi internet access is available with the first 120 minutes of use being free of charge. There are also free mobile charging points located throughout the terminal building. A post office is available on the first floor of the terminal building. Public telephones are also available in the terminal building.



There are several restaurants and cafés located at Chiang Rai International Airport, including a bakery and an ice cream parlour. 


Fashion boutiques, souvenir retailers, newsagents and a bookshop are available. 


Left-luggage facilities are available in both terminals. A lost property service is also available in the lobby of the terminal building.


Other available facilities at Chiang Rai International Airport include a medical treatment room, a meditation room, a prayer room and a sauna/spa. 

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There are a handful of business lounges available at the Chiang Rai International Airport, offering facilities such as desktop computers and coffee machines. For extensive meeting facilities, Le Méridien Hotel (tel: +66 2653 3508; is 5km (3 miles) away. 

Disabled facilities

The airport has designated parking spaces, disabled toilets and an elevator for passengers with reduced mobility. Contact the informational counter located in the international terminal (tel: +66 53 798 000) or your airline for specific assistance. 

Car parking

A large short-term car park is available, with a capacity to fit 603 vehicles. The parking fees are charged hourly, starting at 10 baht for the first hour and increasing to 100 baht after four hours. The maximum amount of time you can leave you car in the car park is 24 hours.  

Car rental

Car hire companies represented at Chiang Rai International Airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, National, Nissan, Thrifty and Sixt.


There are several hotels in close proximity to Chiang Rai International Airport, many of which offer shuttle services to and from the airport.

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The Imperial River House Resort Chiang Rai

+66 53 750 830

This luxury resort has 39 rooms, each decorated in an authentic Thai style, as well as a spa, fitness centre and swimming pool. The resort is located 7km (4 miles) from the airport and offers a shuttle service.

482 M4 Mae Kok Road, T.Rim Kok, 57100, Chiang Rai, Thailand

Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort

+66 53 603 333

5km (3 miles) from the airport, Le Méridien has 159 rooms available, ranging from deluxe to grand suites. Facilities at this hotel include a spa, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, and a library. Outstanding meeting and event facilities are also available, including large meeting rooms, LCD projectors and state-of-the-art lighting technology.

21 / 2 Moo 20 Kwaewai Road, Tambon Robwieng, 57000, Amphur Muang , Thailand

Teak Garden Spa Resort

+66 53 703 7805

This beautiful resort is surrounded by rice paddies and lush gardens. There is a regular shuttle bus service to the terminal. Among its facilities are business services, a spa, an outdoor swimming pool and a car park.


155 International Airport Road, Moo 19 Bandu, 57100, Tambon Mae Kon, Thailand

At Airport Inn

+66 95 678 5995

This conveniently located hotel is less than 2km (1.2 miles) from the airport and offers Wi-Fi and a shuttle bus service.

88 Sanpasak Soi 3, Mae-Fah Luang Airport Road, 57100 , Tambon Ban Du , Thailand

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