Flights from London to Bangkok

London to Bangkok

  • Bangkok is served by 2 airports. These are Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Bangkok Don Meung.
  • The most popular airline flying from London to Bangkok last month was Thai Airways
  • London to Bangkok is 5,927 miles
  • The average flight time from London to Bangkok is 11h 15min
  • 3 airlines fly direct from London to Bangkok
  • There are 29 flights a week from London to Bangkok
  • £287 was the cheapest return price from London to Bangkok last month

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Flights from London to Bangkok

This information is correct as of July 2015

Airlines that fly from London to Bangkok

Thai Airways (TG), British Airways (BA) and Eva Air (BR) operate daily direct flights from Heathrow Airport to Bangkok. Flights depart from Terminal 2 at Heathrow Airport apart from British Airways, departing from Terminal 5.

Travel documents required for flights from London to Bangkok

You are required to travel with a passport that has been valid for a minimum of six months prior to entry into Thailand and is usually refused if your passport is damaged or has pages missing. British passports that have been extended for 12 months by a British Embassy or Consulate are accepted at Bangkok Airport.

British citizens arriving in Bangkok from London can enter Thailand for up to 30 days without a visa which is known as a visa exemption. However, it is not possible to extend your trip beyond the 30 days granted by the exemption.

Officials at Bangkok Airport may request proof of your return trip and all return trips should be booked before heading for Thailand to avoid being refused entry.

Terminal Information

Heathrow Airport

Terminal 2 is Heathrow's newest terminal and opened in June 2014. The contemporary building offers an array of shops from Boots to Hugo Boss and places to eat like La Salle and The Flying Chariot (Wetherspoon) in its relaxed environment while you wait to board your flight to Bangkok.

You can upgrade to Heathrow Airport’s VIP area where you can enjoy some luxurious relaxation in the Plaza Premium Lounge. Here you’ll find private relaxation rooms and shower facilities together with a wellness spa. Choose from a champagne cocktail at the Champagne Bar or tuck into Spanish snacks in the Plaza Premium Lounge’s exclusive Tapas bar. The Lounge is located after security in the departures area – Lounge A3 and is open from 5am to 11pm every day.

Terminal 5 is not served by a VIP Lounge facility but its departure lounge has an extensive range of well-known retailers including designer brands like Burberry, Cartier and Dior.

Bangkok Airport

Bangkok Airport is located 30km to the east of Bangkok city and the first thing you’ll want to do is adjust your watch by putting it forward 7 hours to match local time.

Transfers to Bangkok are available via the Airport Rail Link (ARL) which is the fastest way to get right into the city centre. The ARL operates form the first floor of Bangkok Airport connecting to the MRT underground system at Makkasan City Interchange Station and the BTS Skytrain at Phayathai Station. Fares start at around THB 45 for a single ticket and THB90 for an express ticket.

There are several public bus routes from Bangkok Airport with air-conditioned coaches providing shuttle services between first-class hotels in downtown Bangkok and the airport. If you wish you can upgrade to a Limousine Service available to book from the Arrivals Hall on the 2nd floor.

There are car hire desks at Bangok Airport for Avis, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, Sixt and Thai Rent-a-car located at the Car Rental service counter in the Arrivals area.

Taxis are available from the departure terminal of Bangkok Airport and the journey to the city centre is around 30 minutes, costing between THB200-400.

What to expect in Bangkok

Bangkok is 6 hours ahead of the UK, which along with the long flight can contribute to feeling jetlagged. The most noticeable thing about Bangkok for visitors from London is how much cheaper everything is! Consumer prices in Bangkok are almost 50% lower than London with the cost of eating up to 75% cheaper than the cost of dining out in London.

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