Airports in Bangkok
Bangkok city centre
Flights to Bangkok: practical information
Cheap airlines to Bangkok
Thai Airways offers direct flights to Bangkok from London. Bangkok is served by two major airports: Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) 30 km east of the city and Don Muang Airport (DMK) 25 km north of the city. Other airlines flying from the UK to Bangkok include British Airways, Emirates, Air India, Air France and Qatar Airways. Air Asia is the only airline offering Bangkok low cost flights, departing from London.
When to book flights to Bangkok
With a tropical climate, Bangkok is definitely a seasonal destination. Between humidity and monsoons, it's best to check the weather before booking any flights.
- Peak season: November-March
- Low season: May-June and September
Direct flights to Bangkok take at least 12h 20min.
Experience Bangkok: what to do, what to see
Thailand’s capital city is without a doubt a city that every adventurous traveller should undertake. Getting lost in the labyrinth of streets is easy to do but finding your way out might not be so easy.
Essentials in Bangkok
Wat Po: Dating back to the 16th century, Wat Pho is one the oldest temples in Bangkok, famous for its lying Buddha which is 46 metres long! You'll also see a collection of nearly 400 Buddha’s here.
Suan Pakkard Palace: Also known as the Lettuce Farm Palace, this complex of 8 Thai houses was once built for royalty. Today they are used to store of riches from centuries past. Each has its own collection featuring Ban Chieng artefacts, among others.
Thai food: Thai cuisine is spicy and prides itself on targeting every food sense in the body: spicy, sour, sweet, salty and bitter. How they achieve this is tasty soups and noodle dishes is as varied as the ingredients which they use.
Find more information on bangkoktourist.com.
Accommodations in Bangkok
Bangkok offers an unbelievable selection of accommodations at every price range. Some of the nicest rooms are even available to travellers on a budget, including backpackers. There are over 500 hotels, all you have to do is pick one! Once you’ve booked a hotel in Bangkok and you arrive to check-in, always ask for a better price.