Getting to Thailand from Australia is easy with so many different flight options and configurations available.
Thai seasons are divided into three: dry, hot and wet. The best time to travel to Thailand is any month between November and February. This time of year is warm, dry and sunny. Thailand weather in December and January is at its tropical best, with sunny skies, warm breezes and cooler evenings, so its the best time to visit.
The best time to visit the southern part of the country and its beaches is during the cooler dry season from November up until March. The east and west coasts have different weather patterns. The Andaman Coast beaches are at their sunniest best and temperatures around the mid-30s (°C) from November to May. June to October should be avoided due to the rainy monsoon season. Thailand flights will be cheapest around this time.
The Gulf of Thailand coast is best from May to September. Low season is October and November as these are the wettest months in this region, so best be avoided. However, you might be lucky to find cheap flights to Thailand for this time of year if you don’t mind monsoonal weather.
Sydney and Melbourne to Thailand: Thai Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Emirates fly direct from the east coast to Bangkok. Other popular airlines with non-direct flights include Jetstar, Air Asia, Virgin Australia, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Royal Brunei Airlines and Malindo Air.
Brisbane to Thailand: You can fly direct withThai Airways to Bangkok.
Perth to Thailand: Thai Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Emirates fly direct to Bangkok.
Non-stop direct flights between Sydney and Bangkok is approximately 9 hours and 15 minutes. From Melbourne to Bangkok, non-stop direct flight time is 9 hours and 38 minutes. From the west coast of Perth to Bangkok, flight time is around 7 hours.
There are numerous airlines who operate flights to Thailand from Australia. These include Thai Airways, Emirates, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Air Asia, Malaysia Airlines, Korean Air, Virgin Australia. Air China, Scoot, Malindo Air, Sri Lankan Airlines, British Airways, Etihad Airways and Air New Zealand. Check for online sales directly on each carriers site for cheap flights to Thailand.
You can fly directly to Bangkok from Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, with Thai Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Emirates. Jetstar offers some direct cheap flights to Phuket from Melbourne and Sydney. There are other airlines who fly indirectly to Phuket from Australia including Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Air Asia, Malaysia Airlines, Korean Air, Qantas and Virgin Australia. You may be able to pick up a cheap one way ticket.
March- April-May tends to be the cheapest months to visit Thailand. This is the hottest time of year when the heat can become unbearable some days. It would be better to stay by the coast rather than in landlocked areas because at least you can get some relief from the sea breeze. Thailand flights will be cheapest around this time.
The most popular Thailand flight routes are Sydney to Bangkok, Brisbane to Bangkok, Melbourne to Bangkok and Phuket, Perth to Phuket, Sydney to Phuket.
Book your Thai flights at least four weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price. High season is considered to be November, December, January, The cheapest month to fly to Thailand is March.
As of October 2020:
All incoming passenger flights to Thailand are suspended indefinitely due to the COVID 19 situation. Foreigners are not permitted to enter or transit through Thailand except for under certain extreme circumstances, There are limited flights out of Thailand. We suggest you follow the Australian Embassy social media accounts for regular updates on flight options for Thailand or SmartTraveller website.
Thailand operates several domestic carriers who are considered safe. Look for Bangkok Airways- they are a boutique airline with premium economy, private lounges and VIP service, the full-service airline Thai Airways also with premium economy, Thai Smile – a low-cost subsidiary of Thai Airways, Air Asia, Nok Air, and Thai Lion Air.
Australian Passport holders may obtain a free tourist visa on arrival for up to 30 days if entering by aircraft or for 15 days if entering overland. This visa exemption only applies to persons with a confirmed onward ticket and at least 6 months passport validity.
Direct non-stop flights between Sydney and Bangkok international airport is approximately 9 hours and 15 minutes of flight time.
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