The best way to get to Thailand from Canada is by taking a flight from Amsterdam.
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?
Distance from Amsterdam to Bangkok is approximately 9200 kilometers.
Non-stop flight time from Amsterdam to Bangkok is around 10 hours to 12 hours .
Fastest one-stop flight between Amsterdam and Bangkok takes close to 13 hours . However, some airlines could take as long as 38 hours based on the stopover destination and waiting duration.
This is the average non-stop flight time from Amsterdam to either of the major airports that serves Bangkok.
Apparantly, connecting flights and direct flights with stopover take longer time than non-stop flights. In such cases, Amsterdam - Bangkok flight time depend on the layover destination specified by your airline or the one you choose while booking your ticket.
Waiting time at intermediate airports could be anywhere between 1 hr to 24 hrs .
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. 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 $350 to $750 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