Flights to Thailand
Why book a flight to Thailand with Flight Centre
Planning a trip to Thailand? This Southeast Asian gem is a fusion of beach, culture and adventures. And, with a compelling history dating back 4,000 years – not to mention some of the most fascinating wildlife on the planet – The Land of Smiles promises an unforgettable holiday. Get your trip off to the best possible start with Flight Centre. With access to one of the largest global travel networks in the world, our Experts can help you find the Thailand flights to suit you – selecting the perfect dates, airline and deal to meet your travel needs. For a bespoke quote and up to the minute prices, call one of our Airfare Experts on 0800 587 0058 today.
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How long does it take to fly to Thailand?
For flights from the UK to Thailand, the most common direct route is from London to Bangkok which takes around 12 hours 15 minutes and lands at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Airlines that fly to Thailand direct include British Airways, Thai Airways and EVA Air, while others will include a stopover in the United Arab Emirates or one of the Asian hubs nearby such as Manila or Kuala Lumpur. Thailand’s other popular holiday destination is the beach island of Phuket, with flights from London to Phuket International Airport usually including a stopover in Bangkok, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur depending on the airline.
Major international airlines that fly to Thailand from the UK
- Air China
- Air France
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- China Southern
- Emirates Airlines
- Etihad Airways
- Eva Air
- Malaysia Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- Thai Airways
Main airports in Thailand
Thailand's main international airport is Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Bangkok, which handles over 50 million passengers annually. The country also has international airports serving its popular tourist islands as well, including Phuket Airport, Chiang Mai Airport and Krabi Airport.
UK departure airports that fly to Thailand
- London (two main airports - Heathrow and Gatwick, but six altogether)
British passport holders can holiday in Thailand for up to 30 days without a visa. Please note though that during your stay you are required by local law to carry your passport with you at all times. There have been incidents where tourists who have failed to produce their passport have been arrested. For travel on non-British passports, ask your consultant if you will require a visa.
Things to do in Thailand
Many of Thailand's ancient traditions have survived time and the country remains very spiritual. As a result, Buddhist shrines such as the famous Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, are dotted throughout the country and are well worth visiting.
Thailand's food is another highlight of this region. From Pad Thai to Tom Yam Goong, you won't eat a better dish outside of Thailand. Head to the streets to find some of the most authentic cuisine and while there, try your hand at bartering at the markets. Bartering is a way of life in Thailand and if you're good, you can walk away with a great bargain.
Speaking of bargains, Thai accommodation offers great value for money. Opt for an all-inclusive resort and you can experience a luxury holiday for a lot less. Away from the bustling streets of Bangkok and resorts of Phuket, Thailand really is a tropical paradise. Take a tour of the picturesque Phang Nga Bay and explore the postcard perfect Phi Phi islands.
For more on Thailand holidays check out our Thailand travel guide or ask your consultant about our Thailand holiday packages that include flights, accommodation and often other extras like tours or car hire.