What can I do in Bangkok?
Bangkok has it all; historical attractions that range from beautiful temples like Wat Arun to landmarks like the golden Grand Palace. Duck into the National Museum to learn about the culture, or experience it first hand by purchasing fruit at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.
You can spend the day shopping in MBK Centre and stroll past the hundreds of stalls, spend lunch perusing the street food stalls that litter the city, and then party the night away down the notorious Khaosan Road, or at the city’s swish rooftop bars. If you’re after something a little different, why not head out of the city? Read Skyscanner’s guide on the top 5 day-trips available from Bangkok.
What airlines fly to Bangkok?
- Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways, Qantas, and Emirates operate direct routes to Bangkok from Australia.
When is the best time to book?
- Around 18 weeks in advance is the best time to book your flights to Bangkok. Skyscanner also has a last minute booking guide if you have to reserve your flights at short notice.
What are the visa requirements?
- Australian travellers are issued a 30-day visa on arrival, though if you want to stay longer you will have to apply for a visa through the Thai Embassy. For more information, please visit Smart Traveller’s information page on Thailand.
How long is the flight?
- Direct flights from Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney take around 9 hours. From Perth the flight takes around 7 hours.
When is the best time to visit Bangkok?
- Bangkok is always warm, at averaging 30°C year-round, but November-March are when the humidity is at its lowest.
What are the average costs in Bangkok?
- Buying a cappuccino in Bangkok will cost 70THB ($2.65).
- The currency is in Thai Baht (THB).
What airport will I arrive at?
- You will fly into Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, as this is the primary international airport for Bangkok, whilst the Don Mueang Airport handles most of the regional traffic. The Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport has one main terminal, and this provides passengers with access to free WiFi, duty-free shops, restaurants, executive lounges, ATMs, bureau de change services, a medical clinic, and information desks.
How to get from the airport to Bangkok?
- Rail, coach, bus, and shuttles services provide public transport into the city.
- Taxis into central Bangkok cost between 300-350THB ($19-33) and takes about 50 minutes.
Any useful tips?
- Haggling at market stalls is normal, even fun. Try a little friendly bargaining and you might land a 10-40% discount.
Please note that the information provided above is accurate as of September 2017
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