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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.