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Daily chronicles of cultural information, tips and tricks for travelers in South East Asia: Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.


Airplanes for Thailand – tips and info

With the tourist boom of recent years, many airlines serve Thailand everyday. All information on major airports, companies, direct flights, stopovers, etc.


Thailand airports

Bangkok airports

The main airport in Thailand is Suvarnabhumi Airport (pronounced “Suwanapoun”) which is 25 km from downtown Bangkok.

Bangkok has another airport, Don Mueang. From there are mainly domestic flights and flights to neighboring countries. 90% of companies are low-cost companies (like Airasia).

Koh Samui Airport

The international airport of Koh Samui is small but it is an essential link in the region. Indeed, it comes second in number of passengers after Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok.

So there are a lot of international companies serving it. We list below flights from Bangkok

Koh Samui, aller et venir : ferry, catamaran, avions, bus etc.

Phuket Airport

Phuket Airport receives more than 16 million tourists every year. It is the gateway to Phuket Island but also to all the small islands of the Andaman Sea.

Aéroport de Phuket : toutes les infos pratiques

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Ticket prices and companies

Depending on the month of the year, there are big variations in the price of the ticket. So for December, prices increase and it is better to book

Many companies offer regular promotions (see below).

The prices vary according to the season high and low:

  • High season: starts from mid-October until mid-April. The top of the season is between early December and late January.
  • The low season – usually the rainy season – starts in May and ends in mid-October.

Direct flight – Stopover flight

Tips :
From Europe or the United States, coming to Thailand takes time. Very often, there is a stopover. The trips can then be very long. It is very important to pay attention to flight and transit times, especially when returning. Indeed, many companies offer flights with a relatively short stopover and a return with a stop of several hours. This is not the edeal for a return trip.

Some airlines have specialized in direct flights from many capitals. The price of the ticket may be a bit more expensive, but avoids time-consuming and tiring stopovers.
We list below companies that offer good benefits and that regularly offer discounts.

The first night in Bangkok

Landing in Bangkok or another big Thai city is sometimes a little confusing or even stressful. Tiredness, weather, the speed of the city, the noise, the jet lag can turn the first day into an unpleasant episode.

Therefore, it is best to book a first night. This allows to arrive smoothly and give a benchmark in a totally foreign world.

For Bangkok, several neighborhoods are very touristy. They have a lot of hotels or guesthouses. To make your choice, we can always see: Where to stay in Bangkok?

Find a ticket:

One of the most popular search engines in the Francophone community. Advantage, it gives the price directly, no surprise at the end of the procedure.
Small advantage to go through our website: Fees offered on all flights


The world leader in hotel bookings and airline tickets. Expedia makes reservations for Asian low-cost airlines like Air Asia or Nok Air. offers good opportunities and especially offers regular discounts …




Compagnies aériennes avec vol direct pour Bangkok

Direct from Paris, Air France sometimes offers good discounts. Quality service and especially direct flight allow to arrive in good conditions in Asia.



Very serious company with a high-end service, we can enjoy here all the Swiss requirement (of its chocolates too). Flights are direct from Zurich. The price of economic classes is sometimes very surprising …




Direct from the Belgian capital, the company has recently linked with Thai Airways


Other companies: with stopover

Here the companies we tested. They are all very good at prices and / or services.