Cheap Flights to Bangkok

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When is the best time to fly to Bangkok?

Peak season

When starting to compare flights to Bangkok, it is useful to know that its busiest months are between November and March. During this time, temperatures reach as high as 31°C and rainfall is at its lowest. Finding cheap flights to Bangkok during this period can be challenging, so booking ahead is essential. Festivals that attract international crowds to the city during peak season include Chinese New Year and the candlelit festival of Loy Krathong.

Off season

Bangkok’s “off-season,” occurs from May to October and is the period during which the city experiences the most rainfall. The cheapest flights to Bangkok are usually available during this period as well as more cost-effective accommodation and travel packages. A range of indoor activities await tourists, including shopping and visiting the city’s auspicious temples.

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

September is a shoulder month for booking the cheapest flight tickets to Bangkok while also enjoying pleasant weather conditions as rainfall begins to decrease. Temperatures range from around 25°C to 32°C. The Moon festival takes place during this month – giving guests a chance to indulge in the city’s culinary creativity. Even during this shoulder month, is it important to book flight tickets as far in advance as possible in order to get the best price.

How long is the flight to Bangkok?

Flights from Cape Town to Bangkok - 23 hours 20 minutes (average 2 stops).

Flights from Durban to Bangkok - 18 hours 11 minutes (average 1 stop).

Flights from Johannesburg to Bangkok - 22 hours 40 minutes (average 2 stops).

Which airlines operate flights to Bangkok?

The following major airlines offer flights to Bangkok: Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, Finnair, Kenya Airways, KLM, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines and Air Seychelles. At least 3 months in advance is the best time to book flights to Bangkok.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Arranging airport shuttles or charters from the airport to the city centre straight after booking plane tickets to Bangkok, is the easiest and most convenient way to travel. Alternatively metre taxis provide an efficient service. A range of different cars are available from sedans to limousines, so travellers are spoilt for choice. Another transport option for tourists on a trip to Bangkok city centre is the Airport Rail Link City Line, which leaves every 15 minutes and takes 25 minutes to reach the city.

Bangkok insider information

  • Bangkok is on our list of de-stress-tinations because of its wide range of activities that focus on relaxing the body and mind. At the top of this list is Lumphini Park – an oasis at the heart of the city where public outdoor workouts attract fitness enthusiasts from all over Bangkok.
  • One site that characterises all the beauty that a trip to Bangkok has to offer is The Grand Palace. As its most ubiquitous landmark, the palace was the home of the Thai King for 150 years and is a proud tribute to traditional Thai culture and craftsmanship.
  • The Wat Traimit or Temple of The Golden Buddha houses the world’s largest gold seated statue of Buddha. The statue is a majestic example of the dedicated work of Thai artisans, once concealed under plaster to hide its value.
  • Entertainment for the whole family awaits visitors of Siam Park City – a water park with exhilarating slides as well as an amusement park that’s designed to offer an entire day of fun for children of all ages.

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How much do things cost in Bangkok?

Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
R 720.19
Pair of Nike shoes
R 1199.10
Cheap meal
R 22.12
3 course meal for 2
R 294.98
R 26.33
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
R 3.71
Loaf of white bread
R 16.29
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 20.85
Bottle of wine
R 258.11
Large bottle of water
R 6.25
How much does transport cost in Bangkok?
Taxi - fixed fee
R 13
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 13
Petrol (1 litre)
R 11
1 km taxi journey
R 2

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