Cheap Flights to Bangkok

Cheap Flights to Bangkok

For flights to Bangkok, look no further than Aunt Betty. We offer great value one-way and return fares on all the airlines, including direct flights from Australia.

Bangkok is easily reached from Australia with daily direct flights departing from Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. The most non-stops leave from Sydney where the nine-and-a-half-hour flight is operated by three airlines.

Brisbane and Perth each enjoy one daily direct flight to Bangkok while Melbourne offers between one and three direct departures depending on the day. Connections to Bangkok are available from many Australian cities via these four capitals. Or for an added sightseeing experience, consider one of the many one-stop options via Asia. Convenient connections from Australia are possible in such alluring places like Singapore, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City or Seoul.

Getting to and leaving the airport

Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), also known as New Bangkok Int. Airport is located 25km east of the central city. The airport can be accessed from the Chonburi Highway. Airport maps are provided on the BKK website.

  • Taxi – Fares are charged at the metered rate and will incur an additional surcharge of THB 50.
  • Airport Rail Link – The SA City Line operates from 0600 to 2400. Travel time between the city centre and the airport is 30 minutes.
  • Sedan and Limousine Service – Chauffeured car service is available 24 hours a day. Charges vary depending on the distance travelled and style of car. Available cars range from luxury BMWs and Mercedes to Toyota Camrys, SUVs and mini-vans. 

Peak and off season: When to get the best deal

With its tropical climate, Bangkok is destination worth visiting any time of year. The city does have busy peak periods however, and travelling during these times can generate higher airfares and accommodation prices.

The northern ‘winter’ months from November to February are typically the busiest times to visit Bangkok as the weather is cooler and dryer. Even during this time, there are still plenty of options when looking for cheap flights to Bangkok. Booking in advance, flying mid-week or booking alternate routes via a secondary city can all help reduce the cost of a ticket.

The slower tourist season lasts between May and August. This is also when rains are more likely to fall, but with so much to see and do in Bangkok, visitors shouldn’t let the rain stop them from travelling here. Even during inclimate weather, Bangkok is filled with plenty of indoor activities. Restaurants, museums, the aquarium and of course shopping all are welcome distractions. Best of all, Bangkok airfares are cheaper. 

Airlines flying to Bangkok

With so many airlines flying between Australia and Asia, travellers have the choice of flying direct to Bangkok, or stopping off in another tempting destination first. Whatever route you decide to take to the exotic Thai capital, these airlines can get you there. And while airline schedules and days of operation shown below can, and do change, Aunt Betty will always have the latest flight information available during any fare search.  

  • Emirates – This Qantas codeshare airline operates a flight from Sydney to Bangkok every evening.
  • Jetstar – Flying to Bangkok every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Jetstar flights arrive in Bangkok in time for a late dinner.
  • Thai Airways International – Thai Airways flies daily from Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. The airline offers a late morning or an early afternoon departure from each Australia city. Melbourne enjoys a second, overnight service, departing for Bangkok just after midnight.
  • Qantas – Operating every day except Sunday, you can fly direct to Bangkok on Qantas from Sydney. The late morning departure arrives in time for dinner in Bangkok.

Make the most of your trip with a stop enroute. These airlines depart from Australia and offer connections to Bangkok from the following cities:

  • Air China (via Beijing)
  • Air India (via Delhi)
  • All Nippon Airways (via Tokyo)
  • Asiana (via Seoul)
  • Cathay Pacific (via Hong Kong)
  • China Airlines (via Taipei)
  • China Eastern (via Beijing or Shanghai)
  • China Southern (via Guangzhou)
  • Eva Air (via Taipei)
  • Garuda Indonesia (via Jakarta)
  • Hong Kong Airlines (via Hong Kong)
  • Japan Airlines (via Tokyo)
  • Korean Air (via Seoul)
  • Malaysia Airlines (via Kuala Lumpur)
  • Philippine Airlines (via Manila)
  • Singapore Airlines (via Singapore)
  • Vietnam Airlines (via Ho Chi Minh City)

Bangkok Airport Facilities & Services

Passengers will find many services available at Bangkok Int. Airport. Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel is located just 5 minutes away from the terminal and can be reached by a complimentary shuttle bus. All major car rental companies and transport links can be found in or just outside the Arrivals area. A map showing the location of terminal services can be found on the airport’s website

Services include:

  • Free Wi-Fi and internet services
  • Luggage storage
  • Bank and currency exchange
  • Prayer room
  • Sauna and day spa
  • Children’s playground
  • Restaurants, fast-food chains, retail shops and bookstores. 

Bangkok as transit or stop-over destination

There are many ways to fill your time in Bangkok. Even if you’re visiting for just a short time, there’s plenty to see and do. And with a multitude of public transport options available, there’s no excuse for not getting out and about. See the sights on a Chao Phraya River boat ride or hire a long-tail river taxi to take you to any of the major piers around the city. For a real Bangkok experience, hail a tuk-tuk for nearby tourist attractions like the Grand Palace and Wat Prakeaw Temple. Another significant temple along the Chao Phraya is Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn). One of the most significant in all of Asia, Wat Arun strikes an impressive pose along the wide river.

There’s no better way to get to know Thailand than through its cuisine. With thousands of authentic restaurants in the city alone, finding that special Thai flavour is easy. Street food too is plentiful and delicious but it’s always best to find one that’s popular with the locals.  

Check if you need a visa to travel

It is a requirement for most nationalities to have a visa to enter for more than 72 hours.  Visa information can be found here.

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