The best way to get to Thailand from Canada is by taking a flight. While there are no direct flights from Canada to Thailand, many national carriers offer flights with only one layover when leaving from major Canadian airports such as Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), Vancouver Airport (YVR) and Montreal Airport (YUL).
Air Canada offers flights to Thailand, usually with a stop-over at either Seoul Incheon Airport (ICN) or Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Major European carriers such as British Airways and Lufthansa fly from Canada to Thailand with a layover in one of their respective European hubs.
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.
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 15 hours, about 7,197 miles or 11 582 kilometers.
Q. What are the most popular airlines that fly from Canada to Thailand?
Air China, Flair Airlines and China Eastern are the most popular airlines when flying from Canada to Thailand.
Q. What are the most popular routes from Canada to Thailand?
Most travellers choose Vancouver Intl - Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl - Bangkok Suvarnabhumi or Toronto Pearson Intl - Bangkok Suvarnabhumi when deciding on the best route from Canada to Thailand.
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). Airlines such as EVA Air and Cathay Pacific offer one-stop flights from major Canadian airports to Chiang Mai with a layover in one of their hubs in Asia.
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. How much does it cost to fly to Thailand?
The price ticket ranges from $650 to $1,150 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