Cheap flights to Thailand

Flights to Thailand in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Cheapest inAugustBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$1,277Average for return flights in January 2022
Return from$1,429From Auckland Intl to Bangkok
One-way from$272One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Thailand

Cheap flights to Thailand in January, February 2022

The best prices found for TH1 flights for January, February
28 Feb - 28 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

HKT

Phuket City

2 stops

31h 15m
HKT

Phuket City

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

17h 55m
$1,395

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

27 Feb - 28 Mar
AKL

Auckland Intl

HKT

Phuket City

2 stops

27h 00m
HKT

Phuket City

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

17h 55m
$1,410

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

9 Feb - 16 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

HKT

Phuket City

2 stops

34h 30m
HKT

Phuket City

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

28h 10m
$1,424

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 18/1/22

Thailand 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Thailand found for this year
22 May - 31 May
AKL

Auckland Intl

HKT

Phuket City

1 stop

19h 45m
HKT

Phuket City

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

26h 10m
$903

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

22 May - 31 May
AKL

Auckland Intl

HKT

Phuket City

1 stop

19h 45m
HKT

Phuket City

AKL

Auckland Intl

3 stops

35h 15m
$954

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

22 May - 31 May
AKL

Auckland Intl

HKT

Phuket City

1 stop

19h 45m
HKT

Phuket City

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

19h 05m
$1,028

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 19/1/22

Last minute flights to Thailand

Late deals on return flights to Thailand, departing today and this week
25 Jan - 1 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

BKK

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

2 stops

31h 25m
BKK

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

17h 45m
$1,442

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 17/1/22

25 Jan - 1 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

BKK

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

1 stop

26h 45m
BKK

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

19h 40m
$1,467

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 17/1/22

27 Jan - 2 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

BKK

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

1 stop

25h 40m
BKK

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

27h 30m
$1,468

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 20/1/22

Can I fly to Thailand from New Zealand right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New Zealand to Thailand

Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Thailand.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Thailand.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Thailand.

Documents
Thailand Pass - The Thailand Pass is a web-based system for Thai and foreign travelers to fill in their travel and health information and upload the related documents before travelling. This system is operational and will replace the COE system on 1 November, 2021. However, the COE will continue to be used for certain groups of travelers.

MorChana App - Alert application and contact tracing app to be used while in Thailand. Download via Apple Store or Google Play Store.


Can I fly back to New Zealand from Thailand?

Returning to New Zealand from Thailand

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Thailand are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Thailand?

The cheapest ticket to Thailand found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,024

February

$956

March

$951

April

$1,081

May

$928

June

$957

July

$934

August

$951

September

$1,030

October

$993

November

$991

December

$1,329

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Thailand is currently May; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Thailand?

Average Thailand flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

AKL - TH1

Price

$928 - $1,737

TH1

Temperature

26 - 30 °C

TH1

Precipitation

10 - 320 mm

Peak season

The dry, cool climate months of November through to February are the best time to visit Thailand when both temperatures and humidity are lower and the seas are at their clearest for diving and snorkelling. This also coincides with the peak tourist season, particularly over the Christmas/New Year period, when many Europeans visit to escape the cold back home. By March and April things have started to heat up considerably and the mountainous north gets busy with locals escaping the soaring temperatures in Bangkok. But with the skies still relatively dry, this is a good time to visit the southern beaches if you want to escape the crowds.

Off season

The “wet” season months of May through to October caused by the southwest monsoon see frequent downpours and high humidity that keep many visitors away. September and October tend to be the wettest months, with some roads becoming impassable, particularly in the mountainous regions of the north. The rain comes and goes however, meaning you will still get some clear, sunny patches, and if you want to avoid the majority of tourists and get the best flight deals, this is a great alternative period to travel.

How long is the flight to Thailand?

Flights from Auckland to Thailand ­ 12h

Flights from Christchurch to Thailand ­ 13h 20m

Flights from Wellington to Thailand ­ 15h

From other New Zealand cities, the most direct flights to Thailand are connecting through Auckland first.

Which airlines operate to Queenstown?

There are direct flights to Thailand from Auckland with Thai Airways four times a week, flying into Bangkok, or daily flights via Kuala Lumpur with Malaysia Airlines into Phuket. From Wellington there are flights to Thailand via Sydney with Qantas into either Bangkok or Phuket, while Singapore Airlines has good flight deals in conjunction with Silk Air from Christchurch. The cheapest flights to Thailand often involve multiple connections.

If you are flying into Phuket, try and get a window seat as the approach path flies right over magnificent Phang Nga Bay with its towering karst limestone formations and multi­coloured fishing boats.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

While Don Mueang International Airport is Bangkok’s low­cost airline and domestic hub, flights to Thailand from New Zealand land at the new Suvarnabhumi International Airport, located 25 kilometres east of the city centre. It is divided into two international terminals and a domestic terminal, all linked by a free shuttle bus service.

Airport buses link Bangkok’s airport with the city centre along four different routes that stop at a number of major hotels and landmarks. They depart from just outside the Terminal 1 arrivals hall and take around 50­60 minutes.

Bangkok Airport’s new Rail Link offers two lines into the city centre with travel times starting at around 15 minutes on the Express Line to Makkasan station.

Taxi is the most expensive route into the city, but will drop you directly at your hotel door. There are either metered or unmetered taxis available, but if you opt for the unmetered service, be sure to negotiate your fare before departing the airport. The journey should take around 40 minutes, depending on your destination.

If you are flying into Phuket International Airport in the south of Thailand, there is an hourly airport bus into Phuket Town (30 minutes) that departs from 6:30am to 9:30pm. This is the cheapest option and tickets can be bought from a counter on the ground floor. If you are heading to Patong (40 minutes), Kata or Karon Beach (1 hour), there are also minivans that will drop you directly at your hotel and tickets can also be bought from counters inside.

The fastest way from the airport is by metered taxi which depart from a stand outside the main airport terminal, but you may need to ask the driver to turn the meter on to avoid being charged an inflated price.

What is good to know if travelling to Thailand?

  • Thailand is known for its southern party islands, but if you’re looking for something a bit more laid back, check out Koh Lanta: Thailand’s hidden gem 
  • There’s a great range of volunteer vacations in Thailand where you can make a real difference in other’s lives. From teaching English in remote villages to caring for Asian elephants, there is something to suit everyone. 
  • Few people come to Thailand and don’t fall in love with its famed spicy cuisine and what better souvenir of your holiday then learning to recreate all your favourite dishes back home during a cooking course in Bangkok
  • Bangkok may be renowned as one of the world’s biggest and craziest cities, but there are a few pockets of leafy landscaped gardens and sacred sites that offer calm and respite in this highly energised city. Check the full list of places to unwind in the world’s biggest cities.

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