Read our review of a flight from Korat to Chiang Mai

As many Korat residents are no doubt aware, Kan Air has recently made travelling between Korat and Chiang Mai a convenient and comfortable experience. The Chiang Mai based carrier connects the coastal resorts of Pataya and Hua Hin, the capital, the major Isan cities of Korat, Udon Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, Khon Kaen and the gentle northern cities of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Pai, Nan, Mae Hong Son, Mae Sot and Phitsanoluk.

Despite the fact that it has long been possible to purchase cheap flights between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, it has never been quite this cheap and the new network really puts Korat on the map. 

A single ticket from Korat to Chiang Mai costs around 1,000 Baht and includes a free bus service from The Mall, a very handy benefit as Nakhon Ratchasima Airport is a considerable distance from the city. Despite the remoteness of the airport, it is spacious and comfortable with more than adequate seating and an air conditioned departure lounge (an absolute must if you are travelling during the summer months!)

The aircraft is a 66 seater ATR 72 which resembles a large coach, the air hostesses are professional, polite, competent English speakers and surprisingly, a complementary meal is also included! 

On arrival, around 1 hour and 20 minutes after takeoff, disembarkation is rapid via Kan Air minivans (driven in a far more sedate manner than the average Thai minivan).

In the past the only way to make this journey was by coach as there is no direct train to Chiang Mai. The coach ticket costs around 850 Baht and the journey takes around 10 hours, making it totally implausible if you only have a weekend to spare. Korat’s relative proximity to Bangkok has perhaps held back its transport options before, but this could change everything! 

Kan Air offer 4 flights from Korat to Chiang Mai per week. 

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Flight Schedule

Chiang Mai - Nakhon Ratchasima
Flight Number: K8 307
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Departure time: 17.20
Arrival time: 19.10

Nakhon Ratchasima - Chiang Mai
Flight Number: K8 308
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Departure time: 19.30
Arrival time: 21.20
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