Thailand is a wonderful destination worth visiting and it’s one of the world’s most popular exotic destinations. The most popular destinations in Thailand are:
- Phuket City
- Chuang Mai
Being the country’s capital Bangkok is understandably the most popular destination and it gets 83% of the total searches to Thailand.
If you want to fly to Thailand in a cheap way, then you can check the tips for finding cheap flight deals we offer you in this article.
What are the current prices of flights to Thailand?
One of the most popular routes to Thailand is Los Angeles-Bangkok. If you are traveling from LA, you can choose a flight to Bangkok with one stop at a price of $435.
Another popular route is a flight with one stop from Thessaloniki to Bangkok at a price of $587.
If you want to visit Phuket City, there is a flight from Los Angeles to Phuket with one stop that costs $495 and a flight with two stops from Thessaloniki to Phuket that costs $1,007.
If you want to go to Chiang Mai from Los Angeles, an available option for you is a flight with one stop at a price of $580. The average price of a round-trip flight is $831. A good deal for a flight to Thailand is considered a round-trip flight that costs $587.
A one-way flight from New York to Thailand costs $547, while a round-trip on the same route costs $711.
A one-way flight from Los Angeles costs $483 and a round-trip on the same route is $894. A one-way flight from San Francisco to Thailand is available for $581 and a round-trip on the same route costs $937.
The cheapest one-way flight to Thailand is a flight from the U.S. that costs $222 and a round-trip on the same route costs $553.The cheapest round-trip flight on the route Los Angeles-Suvarnabhumi is available at a price of $553.
If you want to visit Krabi, then it’s good to know that there aren’t non-stop flights from the U.S. to this destination. So, one way to reach this city is to book a flight to Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok. After that you can catch a connecting flight to Krabi International Airport (KBV).
If you have chosen to fly with Japan Airlines to Thailand, then there are a few options for you.
One option is for a flight with one stop from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) that costs $548. It has a duration of 23 hours and 50 min. A flight with one stop on the route Bangkok-Los Angeles with a duration of 21 hours and 50 min. also costs $548.
If you choose to travel with multiple airlines, the available option for you is a flight with two stops from LAX to BKK that costs $584. This flight lasts 24 hours. The flight back to the U.S. with one stop on the route BKK-LAX also costs $584 and it has a duration of 26 hours and 10 min.
Another current offer is for a flight with one stop by Singapore Airlines on the route LAX-BKK. The flight’s cost is $399 and it lasts 21 hours and 10 min.
A flight with one stop operated by the same air carrier on the route Seattle Tacoma Airport (SEA)-BKK costs $408. Its duration is 34 hours and 40 min.
EVA Air offers a flight to Thailand with one stop on the route Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD)-BKK at a price of $420. The duration of this flight is 22 hours and 40 min.
When to book a flight to Thailand?
Peak season and off-season
When it comes to flights to Thailand, it’s a fact that flights booked for the peak season can cost twice more than the tickets booked for the off-season, even if they are for one and the same destination.
Because of this it’s no wonder that frequent flyers would like to get discounts on their flight ticket price to Thailand.
For this reason it’s good to see what are the prices of flights to Thailand for each season and compare them to determine which deal suits you most.
If you are planning to visit Thailand at a certain time of the year, it’s recommended to check whether there will be some upcoming festivals on or around the destination you have planned to visit.
That’s because a festival period is likely to increase considerably the cost of a flight to a certain place in Thailand. But if you want to dive into Thailand’s culture and traditions, then go for it.
If your goal is to score a cheap flight deal for Thailand, you should book your flight somewhere between March and May because it’s an off-season for traveling to Thailand. The prices of flights for this period are cheap as there are less travels. But the weather during this time is very hot, so you need to consider this too when making travel plans.
The period between May and October is also categorized as an off-season. Fewest travelers come to the country during this time as it’s a rainy season for some regions. The weather at this time is pleasantly warm, but it’s not as hot and humid as it is from the beginning of March until May.
Prices by months:
May is considered the cheapest month to fly to Thailand as the drop in the price for flights is 3% while in August the average price increase of the flight tickets is 7%. Summer is the peak season for flying to Thailand. However, January, November and December are considered expensive months for flying to the country, while September is considered the cheapest.
It’s highly recommended to book your flight to Thailand at least 2 weeks before your departure, if you want to find a flight to Thailand at the lowest possible price.
Thailand’s climate varies depending on the region. The best time to fly to Thailand in general is from the beginning of November until the end of March.
For those of you who want to find a flight to Thailand at a cheap price it’s recommended to book their flight well in advance. Booking up to 5 months before your departure date will guarantee you a lower price of your flight ticket to Thailand.
Prices by days of the week:
Currently Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly to Thailand while the prices for flights on Saturday are the highest. The flight prices for Tuesday are below £400 and for Saturday they go above £500.
When booking a flight to Thailand, you should know that booking in the afternoon results in a cheaper flight price compared to booking in the evening. Usually, there is a high demand for flight tickets in the evening.
Which airlines offer flights to Thailand?
- Singapore Airlines
- Japan Airlines
- EVA Air
- Qatar Airways
- Etihad Airways
- British Airways
- China Eastern are the major air carriers that operate most of the flights to Thailand.
If you choose to fly with British Airways, you have the option to join their executive club for free. This club membership offers you the opportunity to get discounts when booking flight tickets in the future and get gifts by earning points.
This airline also offers its customers on-flight complimentary drinks and snacks during their travel to Thailand.
Etihad Airlines is another airline that offers its customers a high level of comfort and convenient amenities which ensures a comfortable flight to the beautiful country. The airline offers customers a variety of premium quality in-flight services and entertainment.
Etihad’s flight tickets to Thailand are slightly more expensive but they are worth their price as Etihad’s fliers get a variety of in-flight and on-ground amenities of the highest quality.
Depending on your personal preferences for comfort you need to choose an airline that offers you best value for money.
Thailand has more than 10 international airports as it’s surrounded by several countries. Those flights that are from the U.S. usually arrive at one of these three airports:
- Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)
- Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)
- Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
BKK and DMK are both located in the capital city of Bangkok, while CNX is in the northern part of the country.
How to get to Thailand’s major airports?
Bangkok Airport for example is located at a distance of 30 km from the city’s center. From level 1 at the airport you can get Airport Express service to the city or catch a taxi. Airport Express service is used by many people, so you can expect crowds.
Taxi transport in Thailand is not a good idea, if you are on a tight budget as they tend to increase the prices, insist on getting a receipt and bargain with their customers.
If your flight is arriving at Phuket Airport, the best transport option for you is a bus ride which is the cheapest form of travel. You can catch a bus to the city which passes every hour from 06:30 until 09:30.
Another option is a metered taxi which travels more quickly than the bus and it’s suitable for those of you who are in a rush. But traveling by taxi is more expensive and it’s a better option, if you are traveling with a partner and you can split the fare.
Another option for you is to find rent-a-car at the airport which will allow you to drive to different parts of Thailand.
What is the duration of flights to Thailand?
The most popular route is Los Angeles-Bangkok with an average flight duration of 19 hours and 40 min.
On average a non-stop flight to Thailand from the U.S. lasts 26 hours and 10 min. and it’s at a distance of 8664 miles.
The duration of a flight from London to Bangkok is 11 hours and 35 min. From Manchester to Phuket is 14 hours and 30 min., from Birmingham to Bangkok – 11 hours and 40min. and from Glasgow to Phuket is 16 20 min.
Advice on how to find cheap flight deals:
For example, a flight to Phuket in December costs £350, but during another time of the year the price of a flight to this destination can go up to £900 -£1000.
Compare the prices of flights to Thailand for each month and also the prices of the destination.
Flight prices tend to rise the less time is left until departure. If you want to guarantee yourself a cheap price for your flight to Thailand, you need to book your flight early, but not too far in advance. Best time for booking a flight is considered around three months or 6-8 weeks before departure. This is mostly the case for flights that are booked during a peak season.
So, the moment you find a good price for a flight that suits you, don’t wait too much until you book as flight prices are constantly changing.
Use air miles
By collecting points and miles as you fly you are likely to score a cheap flight deal. You can redeem your collected award miles for flight discounts for any destination.
When you plan to fly somewhere, you should sign up for your airline’s rewards program. You will be given a travel rewards card which will offer you flight discounts in the future as well as different perks.
Sign up for newsletters
If you want to find a cheap flight in an easy way, one of your best options is to sign up for newsletters of different airlines or websites for last-minute flight deals. This option doesn’t guarantee you that on the next day you will get a flight deal exactly for your favourite destination. But it still helps you don’t miss out on a good flight deal.
Another thing you should know is that cheap flight deals are available for a certain time period, which is usually 24 hours. So, this is another good reason why it’s useful to be signed up for a newsletter.
Airline newsletters not only notify you about current best flight deals but they also offer you frequent flyer bonuses. If you are a frequent flyer, you can get advantage of this option and use your collected points and miles for free flights and upgrades.