A popular destination for Australia, there are many direct flights between Australia’s major airports and Thailand. For example, from Melbourne you can fly direct to Bangkok or Phuket City, or from Brisbane, you can fly direct to Ko Samui.
Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) is the biggest and the busiest airport in Thailand with the most frequent flights, both international and domestic, which makes it a great starting point for visiting other parts of the country.
If you’d like to fly somewhere with a beach, but you’re tired of Phuket, Ko Samui is another great option in the Gulf of Thailand. You can fly there direct from Melbourne or catch a domestic flight from Bangkok.
Before travelling to Thailand, it is recommended to be immunised against malaria, especially if you’re travelling in Northern Thailand, and against typhoid. It is also recommended that you check you’re up to date with your tetanus vaccinations.
Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) is another good alternative for travelling around Thailand. Apart from offering many convenient domestic flights, it is located closer to the city centre of Bangkok, so it is perfect for those who plan to have a very short stop in the country’s capital before moving on.
Q. When is the best time to book flights to Thailand?
Aim to have your flight tickets secured at least four months in advance to give yourself a chance of finding the cheapest flights to Thailand. If you can then book them even further ahead, especially if your dates coincide with a major event or the peak season.
Once you’ve narrowed down your destination by choosing a city, usually either Bangkok or Chiang Mai, you’ll be able to figure out what dates offer the cheapest flights to Thailand and go from there.
Flexibility is the key to securing discounted flight tickets so if you’re not governed by a particular set of weeks or to a specific location then you’ll give yourself the best chances of finding the cheapest flights to Thailand.
Don’t worry too much about which side of the plane to sit on as each has their benefits and offer equally impressive view through your flight.
Q. How long is the flight to Thailand?
An average nonstop flight from Australia to Thailand takes about 8 hours, covering a distance of 3,640 miles or 5 858 kilometers. The most popular route is Melbourne - Bangkok with an average flight time of 9 hours 15 minutes
Q. What are the most popular routes from Australia to Thailand?
While some choose either Sydney Kingsford Smith - Bangkok Suvarnabhumi or Sydney Kingsford Smith - Ko Samui, Melbourne - Bangkok Suvarnabhumi is the most popular route from Australia to Thailand.
Q. What are the most reliable airlines from Australia to Thailand?
No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from Australia to Thailand consider choosing LOT (100%), Thai Airways (93%) or Austrian Airlines (93%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.
Are there flights to Thailand from Perth?
Those who would like to fly to Thailand from Perth can find direct flights to Bangkok with Thai Airways. If you want to go to another part of Thailand, for example, to Phuket City, you will have to take a connecting flight, via Kuala Lumpur or Singapore.
Which airport should I fly into Thailand?
As Thailand’s capital, Bangkok is the most popular destination to fly into Thailand. The city has two airports. Suvarnabhumi International Airport is considered the city’s major airport, serving as a hub for the local carrier Bangkok Airways. However, operating costs here are expensive, and so budget airlines tend to fly into Don Muang Airport (DMK). This airport is a little further out of the city, approximately 1h by train.
Where should I fly if I’m visiting Phuket beaches and Thailand’s islands?
Phuket Island does have its own international airport. Phuket International Airport (HKT) is at the very north of the island, about 1h from the city of Phuket. However, it can be expensive to fly to Phuket, so many tourists travelling on a budget fly into Bangkok and take public transport to Phuket.
From Phuket, you can take a boat to many of the most popular islands such as Ko Phi Phi, the Similan Islands, or the Racha islands.
Keep in mind, however, that this is more than a 10h journey.
Where should I fly to in Thailand if I’d like to visit the northern part of the country?
If you want to skip Bangkok and visit Thailand's north, including the "Golden Triangle" region near the borders with Laos and Myanmar, consider flying into Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX).
However, it can be expensive to fly to Chiang Mai, so many tourists travelling on a budget fly into Bangkok and take another budget domestic flight to Chiang Mai.
Q. How much does it cost to fly to Thailand?
The price ticket ranges from $350 to $650 depending on your flight route and date. The cheapest route may be found on the way from Melbourne (MEL) to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK).
We recommend using some online ticket booking platform (Kayak, Cheapflights, or SkyScanner) to look for the cheapest flight possible according to your travel plan. They do have alert system when there is the price change on your travel date
Here is how to get the cheapest flight possible to Thailand