Cheap Christmas flights to Thailand

Spend Christmas away with a foreign holiday to the idyllic beaches of Thailand.

Thailand is a wonderful place to spend Christmas, New Year’s or any holiday. The food is scrumptious, the north is adventurous and the south has some amazing beaches.

Luckily for you, if you’re planning a holiday to Thailand in December, you are going to save. It may be the peak time to visit Thailand, but flights are also the cheapest in December.

Get ready to kick back and relax because after you read this Christmas holiday flight cheat sheet, you’ll be smiling your entire way to Thailand because of the great savings.

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Top flight deals to Thailand

Thailand flights from $287 return

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Valid for from 5 August - 26 September 2018. Destinations include Bangkok, Phuket and Koh Samui. Sample fare is Darwin-Bangkok.

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International flights from $595 return with Thai Airways

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Valid for travel until 30 November 2018. Sample fare is Perth-Chiang Mai. Destinations include Bangkok, London, Rome, Oslo, Mumbai, Colombo, Kathmandu and more.

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Aisa flights from $639 return

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Valid for travel from 17 June 2018 - 31 January 2019. Destinations are Singapore and Bangkok. Sample fare is Melbourne-Singapore.

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Thailand flights from $266 return

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Valid for travel on select 208 dates. Destinations include Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai and more. Sample fare is Perth-Phuket.

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AirAsia Mega Sale: Flights from $109 each way

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Valid on select dates 1 November 2018 - 13 August 2019. Destinatoins include Singapore, Penang, Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Phuket, Phnom Penh, Beijing, Maldives, Taipei, Tokyo and more. Sample fare is Perth-Bali or Perth-Kuala Lumpur.

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When’s the best time to book Christmas flights to Thailand?

You have a lot of flexibility when it comes to booking flights to Thailand. Book between July and September, four to six months in advance, and you can save up to 5% on flight prices during the holiday season.

Choose a departure date during the first week of December for the cheapest flights of the month with 4 December being the cheapest day.

Return flights can be booked anytime of the month for budget prices, giving you an amazing selection of flight deals and flexibility. But for extra savings, choose to fly back on the 17-19 or on the 26 of December.

Your luck and flexibility continues through January as well with low prices throughout the month. The cheapest date for a return flight is 16 January.

Tips and tricks to getting cheap Christmas flights to Thailand

It may be cheap to fly to Thailand, but these quick tips will save you even more.

  • Fly budget. Budget airlines to Thailand from Australia are a dime a dozen. Choose to fly on Jetstar or AirAsia and you could save hundreds of dollars compared to flying all-inclusive on Emirates and Thai Airways.
  • Fly into the cheapest city. You may want to spend your holidays on one of the many Thai islands, but choosing a flight direct to an island is costly. Instead, opt to fly to Bangkok, the cheapest city to fly into in Thailand, or to Phuket, which is serviced by budget airlines. Then, fly to your desired island or city on a budget airline such as AirAsia or Nok Air.
  • Play around with dates. Use Skyscanner’s date and price tool to find the cheapest days to fly on. Cheap Flights shows you comparisons for the cheapest, shortest and smartest flight itineraries based by time and price.

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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