Cheap Flights to Thailand
Thailand is the 51st largest country in the world with its capital Bangkok being its largest city including the country’s industrial, commercial, political and cultural nucleus. Thailand is renowned for its tropical beaches, ancient ruins, lavish royal palaces and elaborate Buddha structures. The influx of tourists daily to Thailand affords us the opportunity to offer you cheap flights to Thailand.
Cheapest One-Way Flights To Bankgkok, Thailand
Cheapest Return Flights To Bankgkok, Thailand
Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand
Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), 999 หมู่ 1 Tambon Nong Prue, Amphoe Bang Phli, Chang Wat Samut Prakan 10540, Thailand
Thailand is usually hot and humid most of the year throughout the country with its weather patterns controlled by tropical monsoons. The country’s seasons are generally classified as hot, cool and rainy.
When to fly to Thailand – Seasons
High (November to March) provides cool, dry and comfortable weather with verdant landscapes, inflated rates and crowds for New Year and Christmas.
Shoulder (April to June) is normally dry and very hot with Bangkok averaging around 30°C. Welcome cool sea breezes occur along coastal regions. September and October are ideal for visiting the gulf coast and northern regions.
Low (July to October) experiences afternoon showers to major flooding from the monsoon with numerous islands closed and boat services limited in stormy weather. Travellers should be flexible with plans during this period. This period is definitely the easiest time to take advantage of cheap flights to Thailand.
Getting around Thailand
Domestic transportation in Thailand is efficient, affordable and easily reachable.
Flying is the solution for travellers with limited time who want to see as much as possible. Don Muang Airport, Bangkok’s largest domestic airport and the new Suvarnabhumi International Airport both provide domestic flights, the majority with Thai Airways that services 11 domestic destinations. Operating on lesser-used routes is Thai Airways budget subsidiary Nok Air and the no-frills carrier One-Two-GO. Operating to a few northern cities is PB Air and SGA Airways that flies with Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft 12-seaters for short domestic flights. Air Asia flies from Bangkok to 10 Thailand cities.
Its easy to hire a car, but driving in cities can be arduous with one-way streets, poor, incorrect road signage and constant traffic congestion. It’s a little easier outside cities but Thai drivers are careless with no regard for road safety. There are numerous rental agencies including Budget and Avis with offices conveniently located around the country or to save up to 50%, hire a vehicle from a local tour operator, found in larger destinations.
Travelling by train from Hua Lamphong Railway Station in Bangkok is user-friendly and convenient although busy at transport hubs with scammers you need to be aware of. The State Railway of Thailand operates from this hub with regular routes to far north destinations and to the country’s southern border with a variety of trains with different speeds, fares and travel classes. The Special Express is the fastest and best choice for long-distance and overnight travel when you need watch your possessions.
Bus transportation is the fastest and cheapest mode of travel that reaches remote destinations with numerous bus accidents occurring. For overnight travel, the VIP bus service is a good choice with extra leg-room worth the additional cost. Alternatively choose buses operated by the Transport Company available at bus terminals in each city. If travelling long-distance it’s not advisable to accept snacks or drinks from Thai passengers as they’re often spiked and watch your possessions particularly on overnight travel.
Taxis by law must utilise their meters but drivers do try scam tourists with high fares by refusing to use the meter. If this happens find another taxi and avoid stationary taxis parked outside top-notch hotels, they’re usually scammers.
If taking a Tuk-tuk be prepared to bargain and agree on the fare before engaging a driver. In resort islands and provincial areas, you can get a small pick-up truck called a songtaew that has set fees for communal travel which are cheap. The three-wheeler samlor is a bicycle taxi, referred to as a pedicab or trishaw, but not many visitors utilise these. Always have a copy with your hotel name, street address and district written in Thai, as most of these drivers do not speak English and carry small bills as tips are normally expected.
Thailand – insider information
- In the heart of Bangkok is the Grand Palace, the official residence of the Kings of Siam since 1782.
- Considered the most sacred Buddhist temple in the country, the Wat Phra Kaew is home to the Emerald Buddha.
- For jet-skiing, parasailing or a wild night out, the eastern Gulf coast town of Pattaya, once a quiet fishing village, its now lined with high-rise condos, resort hotels and a big seaside mall and a great attraction for tourists and weekenders.
- Ko Samui island is well known for its beaches, coconut groves and thick mountain rainforest including luxury resorts, top-notch spas and a hectic nightlife attracting crowds of backpackers besides its golden 12m tall Big Buddha statue at the Wat Phra Yai temple.
- Chinatown is a commercial centre comprising alleyways crammed with shop-houses, markets and eateries.