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How can Austrian citizens apply for Thailand visa? When is the best time to visit the country? How to find the best flight to Thailand? Where to visit? or which tour packages will suit you most? Everything can be found below.

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Best time to visit Thailand

Although the climate varies throughout Thailand, you can visit all year round. The best time to travel is during the cool and dry season between November and early April.

In the south, the climate differs between the eastern and western coasts. The west coast is more favorable during the winter months, when diving and snorkeling will be at its best. The weather on the east coast is good for most of the year, with the lowest rainfall in January and February and the highest in November.

You can check the detailed guide to know exactly where and when to go in Thailand throughout the year.

Thailand Tourist Visa Policy for Austrian Citizens

Citizens of Austria are permitted to stay in Thailand up to 30 days if entering via international airport and up to 15 days if entering through a land border checkpoint from a neighboring country (Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia) under the Visa Exemption Rule.

Please note that you must be in possession of the following if you wish to visit Thailand:

  • A valid passport: You will need a passport valid for at least 6 months following your departure date. It is also recommended that your valid passport have at least 2 remaining unused pages for any necessary entry and exit stamps that may be issued.
  • A confirmed travel itinerary
  • Proof of accommodation and funds of at least THB 10,000 per person and THB 20,000 per family.

If intending to work or stay in Thailand beyond the allowed specified period of stay, you must apply for the proper visa (following the purpose or intention of your stay) before entry into Thailand in order to submit your application and other documents to the appropriate offices or agencies in your home country or the country where you stay.

NOTICE: Travelers are also advised to check if he/she would need to carry International Health Certificate for Yellow Fever Vaccination to enter Thailand

Plan a longer journey? Check out the guide for Thailand tourist visa policy

How much does it cost to travel to Thailand from Austria?

For the flight cost, check the information below in this article (Getting to Thailand from Austria)

Our recommended spending for your journey in Thailand is about $120-150/person/day (group of 2 people). Of course, you can either spend less at about $90-100/person/day (even $30-40/day - backpacker style) or you can spend much higher depending on the services you expect on spot.

Here is our detailed guide for Budget & Currency for travelling in Thailand

Getting to Thailand from Austria

You can find the flight to Thailand from Vienna.

As most international flights arrive in Thailand's capital city, Bangkok, travellers should be aware that there are two international airports near the city, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Don Mueang Airport.

Low-cost airlines such as AirAsia operate mainly to and from Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport (DMK), connecting the country's capital to domestic airports throughout Thailand. For this reason, it can sometimes be cheaper to fly into Bangkok first before travelling to your final destination.

Flight FAQs

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?

Non-Stop flight duration from VIE to BKK is 9 hours 45 minutes (Operated by Thai Airways International)

Distance Between Vienna, Austria & Bangkok, Thailand is 8450 Kilo Meters

Q. What are the most airlines from Australia to Thailand?

The most popular airlines flying from Austria to Thailand are Austrian Airlines, KLM

Q. 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.

Q. 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 $320 to $490 depending on your flight route and date. 

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

Getting around in Thailand

You’ll find a real gamut of transportation options in Thailand, from Bangkok’s modern Skytrain system to tuk-tuks, with plenty of options in between. While the traffic in Bangkok can be wretched, rural areas still offer generally good roads with zero snarl. So be flexible, and hop the tuk-tuk, subway, taxi, ferry, bus, train or plane that will best get you where you want to go. There’s plenty to explore!

Check How to get around in Thailand here

Other FAQs

1. Do I need vaccines for Thailand?

Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Thailand. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Thailand: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza

Here is the article for recommended vaccinations for Thailand.

2. How safe is Thailand?

Thailand is generally a safe country to visit, but it's smart to exercise caution, especially when it comes to dealing with strangers (both Thai and foreigners) and travelling alone.

  • Assault of travellers is relatively rare in Thailand, but it does happen.
  • Possession of drugs can result in a year or more of prison time. Drug smuggling carries considerably higher penalties, including execution.
  • Disregard all offers of free shopping or sightseeing help from strangers. These are scams that invariably take a commission from your purchases.

Here is our guide for Safety and Precautions in Thailand

3. Do I need a travel insurance for Thailand?

The answer is a very loud YES. Protect yourself against the cost of medical care, missed connections, lost or stolen items and other common travel annoyances.

Be sure that your policy covers ambulances or an emergency flight home. Some policies specifically exclude ‘dangerous activities’, which can include scuba diving, motorcycling and even trekking. A locally acquired motorcycle licence is not valid under some policies. You may prefer a policy that pays doctors or hospitals directly rather than you having to pay on the spot and claim later. If you have to claim later, make sure you keep all documentation.

Check the detailed article for Thailand travel insurance here

4. What should I take to Thailand?

Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to Thailand:

  • Slip-on Shoes are best, especially if you’re planning to travel to many temples. You will need to take your shoes off quite frequently.
  • Bug spray to ward off mosquitoes that could be carrying disease.
  • Shops in Thailand have sunscreen, but your options are limited.
  • If you’re planning on visiting temples, buy clothing items that cover your shoulders, knees and ankles.

Here is the detailed guide for what to pack for Thailand

5. Are you supposed to tip in Thailand?

Tipping is NOT customary in Thailand, there is absolutely NO mandatory requirement to tip anyone, but small gratuities for great service are very much appreciated. Unlike some other parts of the world, you will never see a Thai service provider with his hand out waiting for a tip.

Check out the Thailand tipping guide & other local etiquettes here

6. Do I need to buy a Thailand SIM Card? And where can I buy it?

It is recommended to buy a local SIM card why travelling in Thailand as it surely has a stable connection and also the cheaper price for calling & data usage.

You can buy the SIM Card almost everywhere in Thailand, especially inside the big cities like Bangkok, Chiang Mai, or Phuket

Check out the detailed guide for Internet & phone in Thailand here

7. Do I need to bargain while shopping in Thailand?

Bargaining and haggling for a better deal is all part of the experience when shopping at markets in Bangkok. The first price offered is rarely the true price, especially in overly tourist areas like Khao San Road, Silom, Chatuchak Market, or the stalls around Nana BTS Station. 

Tips: 

  • Remember that while bargaining is common in markets, it is not accepted or possible in convenience stores like 7-Eleven or upscale shopping malls.
  • Look around and check with your guide to have the idea of what you are going to buy. 

Here is our guide for Buying and bargaining in Thailand

Austrian Embassy in Thailand

It is good to know exactly where the Austrian embassy or consulates are located when traveling. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.

Embassy of Austria in Bangkok contact details:

  • Address: 14, Soi Nantha-Mozart, Soi 1, Sathorn Tai Road, Thungmahamek, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
  • Email: [email protected] 
  • Tel: +66 2 1056700, +66/2 1056710

Consulate of Austria in Chiang Mai

  • Office hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 12:00
  • Address: 810/1 Moo 1, Rimtai, Mae Rim, Chiang Mai 50180, Thailand
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Tel: +66 53 863144

Consulate of Austria in Koh Samui

  • Office hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 – 12:00
  • Address: Villa 249 Moo 2, Chaweng, Choengmon Beach Road, Bophut, Koh Samui, 84320, Thailand
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Tel: +66 77 332436 / +66 77 332434

Consulate of Austria in Pattaya

  • Office hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 – 16:00
  • Address: 179/168 Moo 5, North Pattaya Road, Pattaya, Chonburi 20150, Thailand
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Tel: +66 38 413574 / +66 38 422634

Consulate of Austria in Phuket

  • Office hours: Monday to Friday 10:00 – 12:00
  • Address: 2 Moo 4, Wirathongyok Road, Wichit Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Tel: +66 76 248 337 / +66 76 2483346
     

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