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Airlines that operates flights to Thailand from UK
- Qatar Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- Etihad Airways
- EVA Air
- British Airways
- Singapore Airlines
- Malaysian Airlines
- Air France
- Turkish Airlines
- Oman Air
- Gulf Air
- Royal Brunei
- SriLankan Airlines
Which Airlines Operate Direct Flights To Thailand?
British Airways, THAI and EVA Air are the only airlines facilitating customers on their non-stop flights to Thailand from Heathrow. Direct flights are operated on a daily basis from the London Heathrow Airport. The most preferred flight route is London Heathrow to Bangkok, the Suvarnabhumi Airport.
What Is The Minimum Flight Duration For Thailand?
- Direct flights with Thai Airways take 11 hours and 15 minutes to reach Bangkok from Heathrow. The shortest connecting flight from London to Thailand takes 12 hours and 55 minutes with Austrian Airlines.
- From London Gatwick to Bangkok, connecting flights with Emirates take 14 hours and 30 minutes.
- Lufthansa operates connecting flights from Manchester to Bangkok that take 13 hours and 50 minutes.
- Lufthansa also operates the shortest flights to Bangkok from Birmingham: 13 hours and 45 minutes only.
- The minimum flight duration from Edinburgh to Bangkok is 13 hours and 35 minutes with SWISS.
- The minimum flight duration from London Heathrow to Phuket City is 14 hours and 35 minutes with THAI. These are connecting flights.
- It takes 15 hours and 5 minutes for Qatar Airways to complete the shortest connecting flight to Phuket City from the Gatwick Airport.
- The minimum flight duration required on flights to Thailand from Manchester is 15 hours and 20 minutes on indirect flights. Emirates is the operating airline.
- The minimum time duration for connecting flights to Thailand from Birmingham is 16 hours and 20 minutes. These flights to Thailand are operated by Emirates.
- From Edinburgh to Phuket City, the shortest flights take 16 hours and 10 minutes. Qatar Airways is the operating airline.
Which Are The Major International Airports In Thailand?
There are eleven international airports in Thailand. Ever since the establishment of Thai Airways in 1959, Thailand has been keen on developing domestic and international routes with nations all over the world. Better airports are a part of this grand design. The following are the busiest airports in Thailand.
- The Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) serves the city of Bangkok. Suvarnabhumi stands for ‘Golden Land’ in Thai language. This airport is the busiest in the country and ninth busiest airport in all of Asia, having handled 60.86 million passengers in 2017. It is situated at a distance of 30 kilometres from centre city Bangkok. The airport also has three large runways and it covers 32.4 square kilometres making it the largest international airport in South Asia by area.
- Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) also serves the city of Bangkok. Before Suvarnabhumi Airport became the main airport of Bangkok, Don Mueang Airport functioned as the primary airport. It is among the oldest airports in Asia. The airport was shut down but now has been reopened for low-cost airlines. The airport has two runways and served 38.2 million passengers in 2017. Many low-cost regional and international airlines head to this airport daily. It's an half an hour drive to the airport from central Bangkok.
- The airport that serves Phuket City is Phuket International Airport (HKT). It is only 32 kilometres away from the city centre. Phuket International is quickly becoming the busiest airports in Thailand. Last year it served 16.8 million passengers.
When Is The Cheapest Time To Fly To Thailand?
The cheapest time to visit Thailand is between May and October. This is the rainy season in Thailand in which the humidity rises to about 80 to 90 percent. The humidity is unbearable for most tourists but, if you can handle it, going to Thailand in this low season can really scale back the flight and accommodation budget.
Do British Nationals Need Visa For Thailand?
The British passport holder has visa exemption to visit the country for the first thirty days. This waiver can be further extended for another thirty days by visiting the many immigration offices open throughout the country. The British government strongly advises its citizens not to overstay the visa tenure. In the event you overstay your visa, you might be fined at 500 Thai Baht (around £12) per day, with a top ceiling of 20,000 Baht (around £470). As of March 2016, the Thai authorities can enforce detention if the overstay is beyond 42 days and the visitor can be banned from ever entering the country again.
What Is The Best Time To Visit Thailand?
The best time to visit Thailand is in the winter and early spring, from the start of December to the end of March. The perceived temperature throughout the year remains between 23°C to 30°C, which is pleasant. Humidity, however, plays an important part in Thailand’s climate. Humidity rises to above 80% in August, which can be a bit overwhelming for people arriving from a Mediterranean climate.
Which Are The Major Tourist Attractions In Thailand?
Thailand has a long history of cherished kings and royalty. Buddhism is the national faith of the country and is a big part of the ordinary people’s life. The religion has heavily influenced the country’s architecture and psyche. Almost anywhere you look in Thailand there are beautiful temples and meditating statues of Buddha.
The Phuket Big Buddha is a gigantic statue of Buddha, on the highest point on the island. The white statue of Buddha watches over the city of Phuket, as it sits in a meditative stance upon a lotus flower. Inside the temple, monks and worshippers are always singing Buddhist hymns in unison. Please note that it is a place of worship, and a certain level of respect is required when visiting the place. Women are required to cover their shoulders and knees when visiting the temple.
The Wat Pho Temple near Phuket is among the most sacred Buddhist temples in all of Thailand. The temple houses the famous golden statue of the reclining Buddha. The Temple is said to be the birthplace of the Thai massage therapy. Thai medicine and massage are still taught and practised at the temple. This Royal temple also houses the ashes of the first king Rama of the dynasty currently ruling Thailand.
The Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) is a temple in Bangkok, at the Grand Palace. The temple is of supreme importance to Thailand, as it houses the Emerald Buddha, which is believed to protect the country. None are allowed to touch the Buddha except the king or the crown prince. The temple is regarded as the seat of divine power that has blessed the current rulers of the country.
What Are The Transportation Options In Thailand?
Thailand is one of the few places in South East Asia where there is always a need for movement. Tourists and Thai citizens alike are always on the run. Luckily, Thailand has an extensive road network. Bangkok has the country’s first rapid transit network with a total of 5 lines serving the city. The train system is also effective but intercity travel is usually done through bus networks. Tuk Tuks are best for short distance travel. Plus they are cheap as well. Thailand is always in a hurry, so jump on the next tuk tuk and do not miss out on the splendours of Thailand.
Which Events And Festivals Are Celebrated In Thailand?
The Songkran Festival is celebrated in mid-April. Songkran is the New Year festival in Thai culture and celebrates the arrival of the rainy season that brings back life to the land. Loi Krathong or the festival of lights is perhaps the best-known festival in Thai culture. People get together to wish good luck and fortune and light a candle in a bouquet of flowers that is sent adrift on the river. The constellation of prayers floating on the river makes it an awe-inspiring event. The Chaing Mai Flower Festival has been known to bring new and bold flower arrangement techniques to its audience for the last 30 years. Every year in February this festival gathers crowds from all over the world.
What Are The Best Souvenirs From Thailand?
Tourists are always looking for unique Thai items to buy and bring to their home country. Souvenirs are considered as the significant part of one’s journey because they remind you of your wonderful trip memories. Travellers also seek Thai-oriented gifts for their near and dear ones keeping in the mind the easy portability of the items. The best to buy from Thailand can be:
- Thai Sauces and Spices
- Thai Silk
- Thai Handicrafts
- Thai Spa Products
- Thai Handmade Jewelry
- Thai Ceramics and Pottery
- Thai Trinkets
Which Hotels Are The Most Popular In Thailand?
There any many great hotels in Thailand. Imagine the deep tissue massages and the aroma of the lavender flowers relaxing your soul at one of these hotels.
- Dusit Thani
- Pullman Bangkok Hotel G
- Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit
- The St. Regis Bangkok
- Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok
- Ritsurin Boutique Hotel
- Tropical Palai Villas
- The Besavana Phuket
- Casa Blanca Boutique Hotel
- Baan Baan Hostel
- In total Thailand has 48 airports altogether but popular destinations that travellers fly to are Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya and Koh Samui.
- You can get an average fare of £466 on the low side and it can go more than £1900 for business class.
- Preferred departure airport used by travellers to fly to Thailand is London Heathrow.
- If you are looking for a cheaper option to fly anywhere in Thailand go for an indirect flight.
- Thai Airways offers two flights daily to Bangkok from London Heathrow.
- UK is 6 hours behind Thailand in terms of time.
- As of now 107 airlines offer flights out from Bangkok, 59 airlines operate flights out from Phuket International Airport and 18 airlines fly out from Koh Samui International Airport
- Bangkok International Airport being the busiest airport in Thailand caters for almost 4745 international flight departures each week.
- The flight time between UK and Thailand is approxiamately 12 hours 15 minutes.
- £1 is equivalent to 53 Thai Bahts