Cheap flights to Thailand for 2021
Find top offers, sales and special fares to Thailand from airports across Australia.
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Thailand has a knack for attracting travellers back again because it has something new to offer every time you visit. There's so much to see from white sandy beaches to bustling street markets and famous full moon parties to Thailand's historical sites that date back thousands of years.
While Bangkok is the capital, Phuket is the largest island and the most popular destination for Australian holidaymakers. The island of Koh Samui is the adventure seeker's paradise and with Ko Pha-ngan next door, you won't struggle to track down Thailand's infamous nightlife. Those looking for a cultural break will appreciate the ancient city of Chiang Mai in the north.
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How long does it take to fly to Thailand?
You can fly to Thailand in as little as 7 hours, depending on where you're flying to and where in Australia you're departing from. For example, see the flight times to Bangkok from a few major Australian cities.
- From Sydney: Approximately 9 hrs 20 mins + when flying direct to Suvarnabhumi Airport
- From Melbourne: Approximately 8 hrs 30 mins + when flying direct to Suvarnabhumi Airport
- From Perth: Approximately 7 hrs + when flying direct to Suvarnabhumi Airport
- From Brisbane: Approximately 9 hrs 20 mins when flying direct to Suvarnabhumi Airport
Which airlines fly direct to Thailand from Australia?
- Thai Airways
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 August and September, four to five months in advance, and you can save up to 8% on flight prices during the holiday season.
Choose a departure date during the first week of December for the cheapest flights of the month.
Return flights can be booked anytime of the month for budget prices, giving you a fantastic selection of flight deals and flexibility. But for extra savings, choose to fly back on 30 December.
Your luck and flexibility continues through January as well with low prices throughout the month. The cheapest date for a return flight is 1 January.
Thailand insider flight tips
- Flight deals can be found to Chiang Mai in the north and to Bangkok in the centre during rainy season, July to November. Peak season coincides with Australia’s summer months of November–March.
- There’s no shortage of competition on flights to Thailand from Australia. Low-cost carriers such as Jetstar, AirAsia and Scoot operate flights from and to most cities in Australia and Thailand with stopovers in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or Bangkok.
- Koh Samui on the south coast adjacent to Phuket and Chiang Mai in the north cannot be reached directly. They are served by airlines such as Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Cathay Pacific with a stopover elsewhere in Asia on the way.
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