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How to get to Bangkok Thailand

How to get to Bangkok Thailand

You can choose Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) to arrive in Thailand from your homeland, which is just the most convenient way. Thai Airways provide regular flights covering many European countries while other destinations in the world can be reached by different other airlines.

Regarding the question of how to get to Bangkok, due to the long flight time, you have to take many factors into account such as departure and arrival times, the number and places of stopovers, the seat comfort and entertainment on flight as well as the price.

If you are willing to get a stop-over in Shanghai, Beijing or Hong Kong, you are entitled to the chance of visiting those cities and their fantastic tourist attractions too.


Suvarnabhumi International Airport


Quick checks related to “how to get to Bangkok”

  • Check if you need a visa to travel to Thailand.
  • Check your flight choices carefully, taking price, stop-overs, duration and convenience into account.
  • Check you have at least 4 hours between the flights when transferring from BKK to DMK.
  • Check before traveling, how to get to your accommodation from the airport.
  • Check the popular platforms such as, or for best flight choices.

General information on “how to get to Bangkok”

Air fares to Thailand mainly depend on the season, with the highest being approximately from mid-November to mid-February for best weather (special premium rates charged for flights between mid-Dec and New Year), with July and August coinciding with school holidays. You ‘d better book several months in advance to get tickets with reasonable prices during these peak periods.

The best way of getting to different Thai destinations is usually to buy a flight to Bangkok and then a separate domestic ticket. However, there are dozens of potentially useful, mostly seasonal, international routes into Phuket, including direct flights with several airlines from Australia while Korean Airlines from Seoul is a popular route for North American travelers.


Thai Airways cabins interior


How to get to Bangkok from US and Canada

Currently there are no non-stop flights between the USA and Bangkok. Thai Airways provides convenient flights from LA to Bangkok, with a one-hour stop in Seoul, costing around US$1600 in high season. Plenty of other airlines connect Bangkok from East and West Coast cities with one stop en route; it’s usually easier to find a reasonable fare on flights via Asia than via Europe, even if you’re departing from the East Coast. From New York, you are expected to pay upwards of US$1375 return in high season, including taxes, US$1250 from LA. Air Canada has the most convenient service to Bangkok from a number of large Canadian cities; from Vancouver, you are expected to pay from around Can$1450 in high season; from Toronto, Can$1675. Cheaper rates are often available if you’re willing to make two or three stops and take more time.

Minimum flying times are twenty hours from New York or Toronto (westbound or eastbound), including stopovers, seventeen hours (nonstop) or nineteen and a half hours (with one stop) from LA, and eighteen hours from Vancouver.

How to get to Bangkok from Europe

There are no nonstop flights from any airports in Britain or from any Irish airports, and rather than routing via London, you may find it convenient to fly to another hub such as Frankfurt (with Lufthansa), Zurich (with Swiss), Abu Dhabi (with Etihad;) or Dubai (with Emirates), and take a connecting flight from there.

Flight times will be about twelve hours and prices from EUR 700 to 1100, depending on the distance. Of course, prices are affected by different seasons and how early you can book. Usually an extra stop-over may give you a better price. We recommend the above mentioned flight hubs to help you get best flight connections.

How to get to Bangkok from Australia

There’s no shortage of scheduled flights to Bangkok from Australia, with direct services from major cities operated by Thai Airways, Qantas and half a dozen others (around nine hours from Sydney and Perth), and plenty of indirect flights via Asian hubs, which take at least twelve hours. There’s often not much difference between the fares on nonstop and indirect flights with the major carriers, nor between the fares from the major eastern cities. From Sydney, if you book far in advance, you should be able to get a ticket to Bangkok in high season for around Aus$900, on a low-cost carrier such as Jetstar or through a special promotion with one of the major airlines; nonstop flights with the major airlines more typically cost around Aus$1200.

From New Zealand, Thai Airways runs nonstop twelve-hour flights between Auckland and Bangkok, costing from around NZ$1700 (including taxes) in high season.


Thai Airway


The two airports in Bangkok

In Bangkok, there are two main international airports under supervision of Airports of Thailand Plc. (AOT): Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport. These twin airports work well as regional hubs for passengers connecting from neighboring countries.

Suvarnabhumi Airport

In the central part of Thailand, Suvarnabhumi International Airport has its own outstanding characteristics. “Suvarnabhumi” means “Golden Land,” and the airport was named by His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports and boasts the highest passenger volume in Thailand.  The airport has become the first choice in Thailand for transit and transfer passengers to connect to the rest of the world.

With its 563,000 square meter space, Suvarnabhumi International Airport is ranked as the world’s third-largest airport by physical space. Moreover, the airport has focused on implementing state-of-the-art technology to better serve passengers.

Don Mueang International Airport

Don Mueang International Airport was the first airport constructed in the country and is considered a cornerstone of commercial aviation in Thailand. And while there are bigger airports in Thailand today, Don Mueang International Airport has maintained its modern characteristics and currently serves as a low-cost carrier hub.