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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Thailand flight time
- 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
Airlines that fly to Thailand
- Malaysia Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- Thai Airways
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.
How to get from the airport
Arranging hotel transfers via your hotel or resort is the most hassle-free way to organise your travel arrangements and can sometimes be included in your hotel rate. Head to a counter to book a private or shared transfer, or go straight to a metered taxi rank. Shared taxi services will cost a flat fee according to your destination or you can get the shuttle bus that leaves when it is full. If you take a private taxi to your accommodation, ensure you agree on a price with the driver before getting into the vehicle. It's important to ignore touts offering cheap transfer prices as many are scams.
Bangkok International Airport connects visitors easily to the city via Airport Rail Link. Regular public buses and private or shared taxis are also available outside the Arrivals terminal. From Phuket Town, local buses run to Patong, Karon, Krabi and Khao Lak.
Phuket Airport runs to a schedule from the airport to the town and departs on your left when you step outside the Arrivals terminal. From Phuket Town, local buses run to Patong, Karon, Krabi and Khao Lak.
From Chiang Mai Airport, you can purchase a taxi coupon in the Arrivals area and a staff member will direct you to your driver at the terminal exit. Ask your driver for their card so you call for future rides as taxis aren't always easy to find in Chiang Mai.
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