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, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inOctoberBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR9 680Average for return flights in January 2022
Return fromR5 848From Johannesburg to Phuket City
One-way fromR5 202One-way flight from Johannesburg to Thailand

Cheap flights to Thailand in January, February 2022

The best prices found for HKT flights for January, February
Feb 1 - Feb 6
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

BKK

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

1 stop

17h 30m
BKK

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

18h 55m
R5 833

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/18/22

Feb 1 - Feb 8
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

HKT

Phuket City

1 stop

17h 35m
HKT

Phuket City

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

20h 35m
R5 848

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/19/22

Feb 6 - Feb 13
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

BKK

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

1 stop

24h 30m
BKK

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

18h 00m
R5 894

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/19/22

Thailand 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Thailand found for this year
Feb 1 - Feb 6
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

BKK

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

1 stop

17h 30m
BKK

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

18h 55m
R5 833

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/18/22

Feb 1 - Feb 8
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

HKT

Phuket City

1 stop

17h 35m
HKT

Phuket City

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

20h 35m
R5 848

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/19/22

May 17 - May 24
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

HKT

Phuket City

1 stop

18h 40m
HKT

Phuket City

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

26h 55m
R5 863

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/18/22

Last minute flights to Thailand

Late deals on return flights to Thailand, departing today and this week
Jan 27 - Feb 3
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

HKT

Phuket City

1 stop

36h 00m
HKT

Phuket City

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

20h 35m
R7 295

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 27 - Feb 3
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

HKT

Phuket City

2 stops

27h 25m
HKT

Phuket City

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

20h 35m
R7 880

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 26 - Feb 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

HKT

Phuket City

2 stops

27h 25m
HKT

Phuket City

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

20h 40m
R7 910

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/17/22

Can I fly to Thailand from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Thailand

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa 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 South Africa from Thailand?

Returning to South Africa from Thailand

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Thailand are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

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

R8 387

February

R7 972

March

R8 464

April

R8 157

May

R7 572

June

R7 956

July

R8 310

August

R8 003

September

R8 018

October

R7 572

November

R7 818

December

R9 403

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Thailand is May. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Thailand?

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

ZA1 - HKT

Price

R7 738 - R12 539

HKT

Temperature

27 - 28 °C

HKT

Precipitation

30 - 410 mm

Peak season

Cheap flights to Thailand land in bustling Bangkok, a scintillating city that mixes the past and present, where ancient palaces and temples reside alongside modern skyscrapers. Bangkok’s peak season is November to March when flights to Thailand and hotel prices can be twice as high as in the off season, and hotels are often fully booked.

Phuket is Thailand’s largest island, and a popular reason for travellers to book flight tickets. It has a wide range of hotels that cater to every beach goers budget from bungalows to luxury resorts. These fill up during Phuket’s peak season (November to April) so plan and book your flight tickets and accommodation well in advance to avoid disappointment. On the opposite coast, Ko Samui offers scuba diving, parasailing, forest and hill treks, as well as a lively nightlife, and is particularly busy around Christmas and July/August. Ko Pha-ngan just to the north is famous for its full-moon beach party and is most crowded from November to March, and August.

Off Season

Thailand’s monsoon season lasts from July to November in the north and central regions, and in the south it can rain intermittently all through the year. If you don’t mind the humid and wet weather there are deals on cheap flights to Thailand to be found.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Busy Bangkok International Airport (BKK) is situated 25 km east of downtown Bangkok, and the quickest and convenient mode of ground transport is the Airport Rail Link which runs from 6am to 12am and reaches a speed of 160 km/hr. There are three city bus services that run regularly from the airport terminal. Taxis are available and charge a fare by distance plus a 50 baht fee for the driver, or if there is a group of you there are shuttle buses which run certain fixed routes.

Thailand overview

From the hill tribes of the North, to the full moon parties on the Southern islands, there are a myriad of reasons to look for cheap flights to Thailand. The beaches are as stunning as promised: predominantly white sand, an abundance of palm trees, coral reefs, fish and sparklingly clear turquoise waters. There are villages, resorts and accommodation to suit every type of traveller, be it with a laid-back backpacker-vibe and plenty of cheap diving to high-end, pristine spa resorts set on private coves.  The towns are similarly diverse. 

If you decide to visit Thailand, you will possibly start from Bangkok as most travellers spend at least a few days in this bustling metropolis. Along with the notorious red light district, other famous attractions include a number of beautiful Wats (temples), the amazing street markets, where everything under the sun can be purchased at reduced prices, trips by boat along the Chao Praya River and gigantic city parks, such as Lumpini. 

Chiang Mai epitomises the appeal of Northern Thailand. Set among lush rainforest and mountains, the city dates from the 13th century. Shopping and sightseeing are popular activities (there are more than 300 churches) but the town is also the perfect base from which to explore the mountainous Northern region.

Getting around 

Thailand’s trains are comfortable, frequent, and on time; although a bit slow, it’s a great way to see the country. Thailand’s buses are very fast (don’t watch the road…), well serviced, and air conditioned. If you’re pressed for time, catch a flight. Thailand has several regional airports, and convenient domestic flights are easy to find.

Transport in a city or resort is typically a taxi, tuk-tuk, rickshaw, pickup, or hired car and driver. Taxis are usually metered in a city; make sure the meter is turned on. Always negotiate the fare for a tuk-tuk or rickshaw before you set out.

Bangkok’s public transport can get you around town. Chiang Mai doesn’t have buses or taxis, but has lots of covered pickups (songtaos) and tuk-tuks. You can hail a songtao and their fares are reasonable. Many travellers rent motorcycles and bikes in Chiang Mai, but make sure to drive defensively.

Avoid driving in Thailand, both cars and motobikes. Thais drive on the left side of the road, usually at breakneck speeds even around blind corners, and aren’t fussy about driving laws.

What is good to know if travelling to Thailand?

  • Thailand’s capital mixes the old with the new while maintaining its position as a modern, international city. Bangkok is perfectly attuned with its modern skyscrapers, ancient palaces and temples, and infamous nightlife. A shopper’s paradise, there’s the famed Chatuchak Weekend Market and shops with everything from handcrafts to luxury items. And the excellent cuisine is a result of Bangkok’s rich ethnic history.
  • The cultures and ethnic groups in Chiang Mai reflect Thailand’s diversity: skyscrapers surrounding the Old City, monks chanting, hill tribes selling their wares, carved teak houses, modern markets, and condominiums. This is the place to shop for high-quality handcrafts, fine antiques, huge Buddhas, and even furniture. The nightlife is equally diverse, offering the Night Bazaar, discos, lounges, and small bars.
  • Phuket (pronounced “Poo-ket”) is Thailand’s largest and most popular island. The topology alone is fascinating: rocky peninsulas, limestone cliffs, tropical forests, tranquil bays, and white-sand beaches. There’s a beach for every budget, from luxury resorts to bungalows, and Phuket is well-known for its fine seafood. The Patong nightlife is wild and has something for all tastes and inclinations.
  • Ko Samui is an international resort with the attendant comforts, nightlife, and crowds. Most visitors come to have fun and the island offers plenty of it: basking on the beaches, trekking in the hills and forests, scuba diving, parasailing, Thai boxing, sightseeing, or watching working monkeys on coconut plantations. The nightlife reverberates with discos, open-air bars, and dance parties.
  • Near Samui, Ko Pha-ngan is famous for its monthly full-moon beach party—a free party hosted by DJs. The morning after you can recuperate in a herbal sauna and relax on the beach. Popular with international travelers, Pha-ngan offers a full complement of activities from sightseeing to jungle trekking. For a more peaceful vacation, the island also has laid-back resorts.

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