Inching towards the Gulf of Thailand in the south, Bangkok is an assault on the senses. As soon as you step off the plane it’ll hit you full force, a hodgepodge of chaotic roads, gold-gilded temples and street food carts, ablaze with neon lights. Simply put, it’s not for the faint of heart, but you haven’t seen the Land of Smiles without experiencing Bangkok, which is why it’s one of our favourite places to start your holiday in Thailand.
Popular Tailor-made Bangkok Holidays
Want to experience Bangkok as part of a larger itinerary of Thailand? You’ll love our tailor-made holidays. Designed to take the guesswork out of planning a Thailand holiday, the below itineraries visit a few destinations in the country, including Bangkok, with flights, 4 to 5-star accommodation, transport and tours all included in the price. These holidays are also just examples of what we recommend, so if you want to swap an itinerary around or add another destination, our Travel Experts can tailor make an itinerary to suit you and your budget.
Popular Bangkok City Breaks
Our Bangkok city breaks are ideal if you’re just looking to stay in the Thai capital for a few days. These holidays include hand-picked 4 to 5-star hotels and flights with our preferred airlines. To book or add a city break onto your flight as a stopover, talk to one of our Travel Experts today.
Bangkok Holiday Types
When it comes to a holiday in Thailand, a stop in Bangkok is just the beginning. At Flight Centre, our Experts have designed a range of Journeys that include Bangkok and other highlights of the country. So whether you want to combine your stay in the city with a few days at the beach, or venture further afield to try a Thai cooking class in Chiang Mai, our Bangkok holiday types can help you make it happen.
Bangkok Holiday Advice and Ideas
More About Bangkok
Population: 68 million
Currency: Thai baht
Language: Thai and English
Vaccinations: Vaccinations for tetanus and typhoid are recommended when visiting Thailand.
Flight time: The flight time for London to Bangkok is 11.5 hours.
Visas: British Citizens do not require a visa if staying for under 30 days.
Getting Around Bangkok
It’s easy to explore most of the districts on foot, but Bangkok is simply too big to explore entirely under your own steam. The elevated Skytrain (BTS) and the subway (MRT) will take you through the main business districts inexpensively, but for a more extensive exploration, opt for a taxi – don’t worry, fares are cheap. Riding a tuk-tuk is also an essential Bangkok experience, even just as a one-off. Make sure you negotiate a fair price before you climb aboard though, and be wary of scams.
When to Go to Bangkok
Bangkok’s weather is consistently hot year-around, so there’s never really a bad time to go. For less rain, Bangkok experiences its dry season from mid-November to April, while May to November is when the city experiences its monsoon season. Travelling in the rainy season shouldn’t put you off visiting Bangkok though, as warm, humid and rainy weather is often considered part of the fun when it comes to exploring this eclectic city. If you’re looking to visit Bangkok for a special event, we recommend timing your visit to mid-April for Songkran. Also known as the Thai New Year Festival, Songkran sees locals take to the streets to celebrate the beginning of the rainy season with a big water fight.
Top 3 Things to Do in Bangkok
- Test your bartering skills at the city’s markets
- Visit the Grand Palace
- Relax at the riverside Wat Arun
Why Book Your Bangkok Holiday with Flight Centre
We know Bangkok: Thailand is one our most popular destinations so naturally we know Bangkok very well. From the best hotels to the best flight options, our Experts will not only help you plan the perfect Bangkok holiday but also include it within a wider itinerary of Thailand.
Local knowledge: As part of the global Flight Centre Travel Group, we have staff on the ground in Bangkok who will be on hand to welcome you at the airport, drive you to your hotel and operate select tours during your stay. So from the UK to Thailand, we’re with you at every step to offer you up to date local information and peace of mind.
Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.
Flight Centre concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: When you book a Bangkok holiday from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our inclusive concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.