Cheap Flights to bangkok
From the scary-looking huge lizards of Lumpini Park to finger-licking intense flavours of local street food, there is a lot to explore and discover in even the narrowest lanes of Thailand's bustling capital. Providing residents to over 11 million inhabitants, this lively city is different from others present on the earth.
Whether you like shopping in enormous popular malls like Siam Discovery, loves to admire the artistic architecture of temples like Wat Pho or experience enchanting cultural sites like Erawan Museum, Bangkok will surely amaze you at every turn.
Keeping the hubbub aside, there is a flourishing expat community. A perfect blend of temples and lively local markets with spoken-word groups, craft beer bars and jazz groups can be expected here. Constantly growing and never-settling, there are uncountable reasons to book cheap flights to Bangkok and make some memories like never before.
The tropical climate of Bangkok comes with annual temperatures ranging from 70 to 80 degrees F (Fahrenheit). Right from March to May, you can experience high temperatures along with humidity whereas from May or June to October is considered as the monsoon season, and the days of November till February are comparatively cooler, least humid and quite dry.
Currency: Thai Baht
Local time: GMT+7
Avg. Flight Time: 11h 30m
Best Time to Visit
Bangkok is a famous holiday destination where tourists love to spend vacations with their families or friends, but they do avoid the monsoon season of South-East Asia, which the city in rain each year from May to November. The rest of the year is considered the dry season, and it will be a more comfortable experience.
Bangkok Attractions and Activities
1. Sample Delicious Local Fare
Bangkok is a well-travelled city providing the best of both international and Thai cuisine. Top local dishes that tourists would surely love comprise a minced pork salad, Laab Mu, and Ko Mu Yang.
2. Explore Open-Air Markets
Bangkok is world-known for its growing markets, operating day and night. Chatuchak is the biggest and might be the largest open-air market in the whole world. Expect to find everything from clothing to jewellery to art on display.
3. Shop in Giant Malls
Even the most discerning travellers who are not fond of shopping are suggested to take into account checking out the Siam Paragon complex’s malls - they genuinely are lavish and stunning, both in terms of luxury and design. Major brands like Prada, Dior, and Gucci can be found here.
4. Visit Magnificent Temples
Thai architecture is exceptional, distinctive, and a fusion of Indian and Chinese elements. The Grand Palace along with the old mighty temples of Bangkok are interesting examples of Thai aesthetics.
Airlines Operate Flight to Bangkok
Time Duration from Different Airports
London to Bangkok - 11h 30m
Manchester to Bangkok - 13h 30m
Newcastle to Bangkok - 14h 10m
Birmingham to Bangkok - 13h 15m
Glasgow to Bangkok - 14h 15m
Edinburg to Bangkok - 13h 30m
Belfast to Bangkok - 14h 25m
Distance to the City Centre
The city centre is about 19 miles (30 km) east from the Suvarnabhumi Airport Terminal. The CBD area of Bangkok is about half an hour away from the airport, depending on the time of the day and traffic.
Transport from Bangkok Airport
From the city centre of Bangkok is about 7 miles from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), but it normally takes over an hour by taxi, all thanks to the city’s traffic. Costing around ฿540, it is a convenient way but at the same time, it is a time-consuming option too. The most ideal way to get to the city centre from the airport is through the express train that connects Skytrain and bus routes, costing around ฿130. With gigantic terminals placed on Bangkok’s east (Ekkamai), north (Mo Chit) and south (Sai Tai Guo) sides, the subsidized bus system of Thailand is super-organized and is surely a cheap option.
Visa Requirements for Bangkok
British passport holders arriving by air or land can enter Thailand for 30 days without a visa - this is known as a visa exemption. If you feel like staying a little longer, there is a possibility to extend your stay from the original visa’s expiry date for up to 30 days.
Tips for your stay in Bangkok
Once you land on your cheap flight to this beautiful Bangkok city, head towards the local streets for delicious lunch or dinner. Instead of paying big bucks at big restaurants and not getting satisfied with the quantity, you can find delicacies on almost every street corner.
Always make sure to hire a taxi with a meter in working condition as they can charge more than usual in case meter is broken.
When you don’t see any set price or barcode, go for haggling; don’t worry, it’s expected.
In Bangkok, drink more than you sweat and always keep a water bottle with you.
Beware of scammers; do not trust strangers because when someone approaches you in the street is after much more than a simple chat.