Cheap Flights to Bangkok

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When is the best time to fly to Bangkok?

Peak season

Anyone booking cheap flights to Bangkok for the first time will find Thailand’s capital bustling, mesmerising and slightly overwhelming. From November to March is peak season when the weather is tropical and balmy and temperatures average in the late 20Cs; perfect for sightseeing The Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, and the Emerald Buddha. Most people search flight tickets within this cooler period, so book your flights to Bangkok early for the best savings. Events and festivals throughout the year can also cause a price hike for flights to Bangkok.

Off Season

March to May is Bangkok’s off season when most people avoid flights to Bangkok as it’s typically unbearably hot and humid. If you hate the heat then it’s best to give these months a miss. The Songkran Festival in April can cool down Bangkok’s hottest month with its water fights but you’ll need to book flight tickets and accommodation early, as there will be a huge influx of visitors.

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

Bangkok’s tropical monsoon means hot and humid weather for most of the year but June to February are the optimal times to visit. May to October is the rainy season but not too uncomfortable so it’s an ideal time to find cheap flights to Bangkok as well as cheaper accommodation. Just be sure to pack wet weather gear and focus your activities on shopping, aquariums and temples.

How long is the flight to Bangkok?

Flights from Auckland to Bangkok – 12 hours

Flights from Wellington to Bangkok – 14 hrs 45 mins

Flights from Christchurch to Bangkok - 14 hrs 10 mins

Flights from Dunedin to Bangkok - 16 hrs 40 mins

Which airlines operate flights to Bangkok?

National carrier Thai Airways operates direct flights to Bangkok from Auckland, or you can travel via Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia Airlines, a slightly longer route. Other airlines operating flights to Bangkok include Qantas, Emirates, Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific. You can also fly from Christchurch with Singapore Airlines and Qantas without a stopover in Auckland.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Bangkok International Airport (BKK) is 30km from the city centre. Heading in from the airport is convenient with the Airport Express bus service operating from level 1 near entrance 8 of the airport, it has four routes and tickets cost NZD$6. Taxi stands are also on level 1 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. Alternatively, the Airport Rail Link City Line is a cheap way to travel into the city at NZD$2 for a single ticket. Trains leave every 15 minutes, and make six stops with a total journey time of 25 minutes, you’ll need to take a taxi from your stop to your final destination.

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.
  • Travelling around Asia is a fantastic experience, so here's a great guide on a weekend in Bangkok.If there is a must-do thing in Bangkok, it has to be experiencing the street food!

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How much do things cost in Bangkok?

Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1.25
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 1.53
1 km taxi journey
$ 0.26
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 1.51
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 139.72
Pair of jeans
$ 84.43
$ 3.09
3 course meal for 2
$ 34.58
Meal at McDonald's or similar
$ 7.13
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
$ 0.44
1 litre of milk
$ 2.29
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
$ 5.40
Bottle of wine
$ 30.26
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 2.44
How much does an apartment cost in Bangkok?
1 bedroom apartment in city centre
$ 914
3 bedroom apartment in city centre
$ 2729
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre
$ 394
3 bedroom apartment outside of centre
$ 1143

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