Chiang Rai Airport – is located about 10 kilometres north of the city centre Chiang Rai which is commonly known by the name as the Mueang Chiang Rai. It is the capital City of the province of Chiang Rai and it is situated in the Northern region of Thailand. Chiang Rai’s Mae Fah Luang International Airport code is CEI. Since 1998 it is managed by the Airports of Thailand Public Company Limited (AOT). It is at a distance of about 400 meters above the main sea level.
The Airport Annual Capacity is 3,000,000 people .You will find all you need as a traveller there . Such as a Post Office, Banks, Bureau de Change,a few Restaurants, Cafeterias, Bars, Thai Airways VIP Lounge, Gift Shops, Travel Agents, First Aid and Disabled Facilities.
The Access to Chiang Rai airport is available from an road linking the airport with the Superhighway, which leads southbound to the city centre, Chiang Mai, Bus Terminal II and also to the way to Bangkok and north to Mae Chan, and the Thai-Myanmar border.
For Chiang Rai, a small town in North Thailand it is a very busy Airport with five airlines competing, the direct domestic route to Bangkok. At the Chiang Rai Airport are budget airlines; Nok Air, Thai Smile, Thai Air Asia and Thai Lion Air and Bangkok Airways.
They also offer connecting flights to Singapore and Hong Kong, and a daily China Eastern Airways flight to Kunming.All Flights run from around 09:00 until 21:30.
In theory if you have an international arrival in Thailand with connecting flights to Chiang Rai you will pass immigration in Bangkok while in the opposite sense you’ll submit to formalities in Chiang Rai. The airport does have a small duty free zone.
Outside the arrivals area offers both metre taxis and airport taxis though the former may be harder to find. A metre taxi to downtown cost you around 100 baht while an airport taxi charge a flat 200 baht to any city destination.If you go Into the opposite direction you may be able to negotiate with a taxi or tuk-tuk.
Is easy to rent a Car at the Chiang Rai Airport. There are Car rentals available at the arrival area from Avis, Hertz, Sixt and Thai Rent A Car.