4 Tips To Book A Flight To Thailand

Before you press “Book” and get ready for an amazing time in the Land of Smiles, here are a few tips to find the cheapest flights to Thailand.

I’ve crunched the numbers, flown to Thailand from every part of the world, and I now have a few insights to share with you to save some cash for your trip.

In this post, I'm going to break down the top tips for booking your flight to Thailand.

Find The Cheapest Tickets

I swear by Skyscanner to find the best deals.

Simply add your departure city and destination, and voilà!

You get a range of options sorted by price, and you can easily compare prices between airlines.

✈️ Find The Cheapest Flights On Skyscanner

Click on “Flexible dates” when you search to find the cheapest flights.

You can often save a couple hundred dollars by moving your dates by a few days.

Don't forget to cross-reference with other platforms like Google Flights and Kayak.

Sometimes these platforms have exclusive deals you won't find elsewhere.

Choose The Best Airline

Flight attendants from Emirates airline in uniform walking to their flight.

There are a lot of airlines flying to Thailand, but since it’s going to be a long flight for most of you, it’s worth it to spend a bit more to have a better flight experience.

With the in-flight service, you should enjoy these long flights.

If you don’t, you probably need to spend a bit more to arrive fully relaxed and rested.

My favorite airlines to fly to Thailand are:

  • Emirates
  • Qatar Airways
  • Thai Airways
  • Singapore Airline

From the USA

If you're flying to Thailand from the States, I'd personally go with Thai Airways for the overall experience.

From Europe

If you’re flying to Thailand from Europe, Emirates is a solid choice.

Their service is incredible.

From the Middle East

If you’re flying to Thailand from the Middle East, Qatar Airways offers incredible service and direct flights to Bangkok.

From Australia

If you’re flying to Thailand from down under, Qantas rarely disappoints and has some of the most comfortable seats.

Which airlines fly direct to Thailand?

Want to cut down on layovers?

That’s the best way to land refreshed and ready to explore the country.

It’s always what I recommend to people coming to Thailand for 2 weeks or less.

Airlines like Emirates, Thai Airways, and Qatar Airways offer direct flights to Thailand from the Middle East and Europe.

Which airline has the best first class?

If you're looking to splurge, Emirates' first class is like a 5-star hotel in the sky.

Flying first class with Emirates is an experience you’ll never forget.

Book Directly With The Airline

A screenshot of the homepage of the Emirates website.

Special Deal Alert: If you find a killer deal on a comparison website, go for it.

✈️ Find The Cheapest Flights On Skyscanner

Otherwise, booking directly with the airline cuts out the middleman and often saves you some cash.

And if you have an issue with your flight, you can deal directly with the airline.


Pay With Your Credit Card

Premium Mastercard credit card by Citi.

There are two main reasons to pay for flights with your credit card:

  1. They often include travel insurance
  2. You can stack up those reward points for your next adventure

That’s the most underestimated travel hack.

Shop around for the best credit card to travel in your country, and start adding up miles.


I recommend that everyone flying into Thailand land in Bangkok.

It's a must-see city, the airport is incredible, and it’s a travel hub for getting anywhere else in Thailand or Asia (think Bali, Vietnam, Singapore...).

All you need to book a flight to Thailand is a passport and maybe a visa.

The cheapest month to fly to Thailand is usually September or October as they’re right in the middle of the rainy season.

Yes. There are a lot of airlines that offer direct flights to Thailand. My go-to are usually Emirates, Thai Airways, Lufthansa, or Qatar Airways.

Y can visit Thailand any time of the year. But the high season is during the dry season, from February to April.

From the USA, the top choices to fly to Thailand are Thai Airways, Emirates, and Qatar Airways.

As of 2023, there are no direct flights from the USA to Thailand.

The flights to Thailand are so expensive due to high demand and the long distance. But the flight will most likely be the most expensive part of the trip. Thailand is still a pretty cheap destination overall.

Start Planning Your Trip To Thailand

Now that you have your tickets booked, find out what else you need to prepare for your trip to Thailand.

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