Cheap Flights to Bangkok

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When is the best time to book a flight to Bangkok?

Peak season:

The best time to visit Bangkok is between November and March when the weather is tropical yet comfortable. You'll need to book your flights to Bangkok earlier to make the best savings during the peak season. At certain times in the year, flights to Bangkok can be as much as twice the price as flight tickets in the off season, so weigh up the pro's and con's of each season. Make sure to check for any events or festivals during the peak season and these will drastically rise the prices of your flights to Bangkok.

Off season:

March to May is when Bangkok is unbearably hot for most people, so it's best to avoid flights to Bangkok at that time of year if you hate the heat. May to October is rainy season, throughout which it is hot and humid, but not uncomfortably so making it an ideal time to find a cheap flights to Bangkok. During the summer in the UK is when you'll find great deals on flight tickets for Bangkok and you'll find cheaper accommodation due to less tourists flocking.

When is the best time to book a flight to Bangkok?

You'll find cheap flights to Bangkok during the off season, but you'll need to book a couple of months in advance to make savings on your flight tickets. If you're visiting during a festival, make sure to book as early as you possibly can to avoid extremely expensive flights to Bangkok. If you are able to be flexible with your dates then you'll have the best chances of securing cheap flight tickets and saving money on your flights to Bangkok. Try to sit on the right hand side of the plane as this will offer you the best views of Bangkok as you approach.

How long is the flight to Bangkok?

Flights from London to Bangkok: 11 hours 37 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Bangkok: 11 hours 42 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Bangkok: 11 hours 42 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Bangkok: 11 hours 45 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Bangkok?

Air France, British Airways, Etihad Airways, KLM and Lufthansa are amongst the major airlines that operate flights to Bangkok. Each airline offers different benefits and disadvantages at the same time, British Airways not only offer complimentary snacks and drinks throughout their flights to Bangkok, but you can also join their executive club for free, meaning you can earn free points to get discounts on future flights. Eithad on the other hand might not be the cheapest, but you'll get fantastic comfort on your flights to Bangkok, as well as great onboard entertainment.

How to get from the airport to city centre?

Bangkok International:

Also known as Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok's primary airport is still practically brand spanking new, having only opened in 2006. The distance to the city centre is 30km from the airport so it's always helpful to know how you'll get there before taking your flights to Bangkok. The Airport Express service operates from level 1 near entrance 8 of the airport and will charge around 150 baht for a journey on one of its four routes. The taxi stands are on the same level, but be prepared to haggle the cost of a ride to the city and make sure to agree on the fee before you get in.

Don Mueang International Airport:

Located approximately 40 km from Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang is Bangkok's other international airport, serving passengers from all over the world. It's around 26km from the city centre and there is a rail service that runs between the airport and the city. It is notoriously slow and very unreliable so it's advisable to take the bus. You can jump in a bus from the airport but traffic in Bangkok can be very bad, so expect a long bus ride.

Bangkok insider information

There's nothing better than knowing in advance what to do in a city, so take a look at this 2 day guide for Bangkok.

If you're only in Bangkok for a stopover then don't worry, there are loads to do, in fact there is a helpful guide just for such occasion.

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How much do things cost in Bangkok?

Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 0.97
A dozen eggs
£ 1.09
Large bottle of water
£ 0.30
Loaf of white bread
£ 0.75
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
£ 0.34
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
£ 2.22
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
£ 1.11
Cheap meal
£ 1.11
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 0.65
Petrol (1 litre)
£ 0.57
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 0.56
1 mile taxi journey
£ 0.21
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
£ 42.42
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 58.94
How much does an apartment cost in Bangkok?
3 bedroom flat in city centre
£ 1216
1 bedroom flat in city centre
£ 373
3 bedroom flat outside of centre
£ 454
1 bedroom flat outside of centre
£ 157

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