Flights to Bangkok

How to find cheap flights to Bangkok

You'll be able to afford more than just one night in Bangkok when you book your flights with Skyscanner. Flights to Bangkok from the UK cost £530.89 on average. Prices vary depending on seat availability, day(s) of travel, which airport you want to fly from and even when you book.

Skyscanner's flight search makes it easy to find the cheapest flights to Bangkok. Our handy options include 'cheapest month' and 'whole month' so you can see the lowest prices across a range of dates. This gives you the chance to tailor your trip to get the best value for money.

 

When to book Bangkok flights for the best deal

The cheapest flights to Bangkok from the UK are available 18 weeks before departure, with a saving of 5% on the average flight price.

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Airports with direct flights to Bangkok from the UK

Flights to Bangkok from the UK are available from London-City, London-Heathrow, London-Gatwick, Manchester, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, Belfast, Bristol, Norwich, Inverness, Leeds, Humberside, Dundee, Nottingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Southampton, Newquay, Liverpool, and Blackpool.

Bangkok has two airports, so double check which one your flight is landing at. More importantly, double check which one you're departing from when it's time to come home. The airports are on opposite ends of the city and in busy Bangkok traffic it can take hours to get from one to the other.

Direct flights to Bangkok are available from London-Heathrow to Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi Airport. There are lots of indirect options, too.

The average flight time from the UK to Bangkok is 11 hours and 15 minutes. This will be longer if your flight is indirect and you have a couple of hours between transfers.

 

What airlines fly to Bangkok from the UK?

British Airways, EVA Air and Thai Airways all offer direct flights from the UK to Bangkok. If you're looking for cheap flights, indirect is often better. Indirect options are available from Emirates, Etihad, KLM, Cathay Pacific, Turkish Airlines and more.

Want to fly with your favourite carrier? Find out if they fly this route on our airlines that fly to Bangkok page.

 

Bangkok airports

Bangkok has two airports: Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Don Mueang Airport (DMK). Most flights from the UK land at Suvarnabhumi Airport, with Don Mueang focusing on short and medium haul arrivals. If your flight to Bangkok goes through Singapore or Ho Chi Minh City, for example, you might land at DMK. Likewise if Bangkok is your first stop on an adventure round Asia, your next flight might depart from DMK.

 

Suvarnabhumi Airport

First things first: Suvarnabhumi is pronounced 'soo-wanna-poom' (remember this for your taxi driver on the way back). This is Thailand's busiest airport, Asia's sixth busiest, and the world's 20th busiest. Another claim to fame: it was the most popular location for Instagram photos in 2012.

The easiest way to get into the city is by taxi. These are cheap by British standards, and the trip takes around half an hour if you use the expressway. If you don't mind navigating a new public transport system after a long-haul flight, the Airport Rail Link is cheaper and faster. The non-stop Express Line and slightly slower City Line connect the airport to the city's excellent BTS SkyTrain system. Public buses are also available, although services can be infrequent and can take up to two hours in heavy traffic.

 

Don Mueang Airport

The world's largest low-cost carrier hub, Don Mueang was Bangkok's main airport until handing over the reigns (and the BKK airport code) to Suvarnabhumi in 2006.

Metered taxis are available outside and are definitely the easiest way to get reach the city centre. Trains are available from the nearby station with a journey time of one hour. This is the cheapest way to get into Bangkok, but be prepared for a laid-back attitude towards scheduled arrival times.

 

When to go to Bangkok

Bangkok has two seasons: wet and dry. The best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from late October until March. It's still very hot during the day, but it's less humid and you're less likely to get caught in a surprise rainstorm. This is high season, so booking early is important. If you're looking for really cheap flights to Bangkok you might want to consider April to October. This is the low season so rates drop: unless you decide to visit during Songkran, the highly popular Thai water festival. Although this time of year is more humid, it doesn't rain all the time: you'll notice a few storms at night but during the day it's generally dry and sunny.

 

What’s the weather like in Bangkok?

Hot. The average temperature in April, the hottest month, is 31°C: it drops to 26°C in December, the coldest. From December to February there's hardly any rainfall. September and October are the wettest months, as the green season drops the last of its rain.

 

What to see and do in Bangkok

If this is your first time in Bangkok, you're in for a treat. Thailand's iconic capital city is a true feast for the senses.

We can't talk about Bangkok without mentioning its infamous nightlife. Aside from the cheesy bars of Soi Cowboy, the city has plenty of trendy cocktail bars and places to grab a drink in more elegant surroundings. Of course, the best place to kick off your evening is Sky Bar: the rooftop bar from The Hangover 2.

Bangkok has a spiritual side too, with plenty of temples like Wat Arun and Wat Pho to visit. You can get to them using the Chao Phraya riverboat, or on a tuk-tuk from anywhere in the old town. Remember: in religious temples you need to keep shoulders and legs above the knee covered. This goes for guys as well as girls. You also need to take off your shoes.

Oh, and bring an empty suitcase: shopping in Bangkok is fantastic. You can easily get lost amongst the stalls at Chatuchak Weekend Market or in the quirky shops of MBK. There are plenty of high-end malls to explore too. A Skyscanner favourite is Terminal 21: it has an airport theme and each floor is based on a different city.

Attractions: Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Arun, Jim Thompson House, Khaosan Road, Lumphini Park.

Our Bangkok City Guide has more tips to help you enjoy your stay.

 

Further reading

 

Sightseeing: Top 10 Things to do in Bangkok

The Erawan Shrine, Sriraj Medical Museum, The Moon Bar, Vimanmek Mansion Museum, and shopping all made the list.

 

Staff Picks: Our HR Manager's top tips

What to eat, where to stay and why Bangkok is the best city break.

 

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