Book Cheap Flights to Thailand from South Africa
If you’ve been dreaming of discovering and exploring Thailand, now is your opportunity! Book cheap flights to Thailand with Cheap International Flights and explore to your heart’s content.
You won’t have to look far to find reasons to travel to, and explore, Thailand. This is a country that’s steeped in culture, history and adventure.
Crystal clear water, an abundance of palm trees, colourful coral reefs and sandy white shores are what you can expect on a trip to Thailand. For those who like the hustle, bustle and the haggle of a good deal, the town of Bangkok is just the place to start. Whether it’s the red light district, festive street markets, boat trips, rain forest or temples that tickle your fancy, rest assured that you will never regret booking a cheap flight and escaping to Thailand for a while.
Best Time to Book Cheap Flights to Thailand
Peak season in Thailand is from November to March each year. You can expect flight prices to be a great deal higher during these months than during the off-peak season. Generally speaking, the off-peak season is from July to November each year.
It’s best to book cheap flights to Thailand from South Africa during the “cool season” which runs from November to February. Temperatures reach around 30 degrees celcius, which is ideal for those looking for a true beach getaway.
If you want to avoid the crowds then book in March/April, however you’ll want to avoid the months from June to October as these are characterised by heavy rainfall.
Book Cheap Flights to any of the Thailand Airports
Getting around Thailand is made simple and affordable with a variety of domestic flights offered at the many regional airports. When booking cheap flights to Thailand, you will probably land at the Bangkok International Airport (Suvrnabhumi Airport) which is approximately 25km outside of the city centre. The airport is also far more than just an airport – it offers world-class fine dining and shopping experiences too.
There are 6 international airports in Thailand:
• Savarnahumi Airport (Bangkok International Airport)
• Don Mueang International Airport
• Phuket International Airport
• Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai International Airport
• Chiang Mai International Airport
• Hat Yai International Airport
Getting to and From the Airport and Seeing Thailand
Consider your transport options when booking cheap flights to Thailand. Thailand has a fully functional public transport service including buses, taxis and Airport Rail Link services.
Getting transport from one place of interest or tourist attraction to another is fairly simple. The train service is nice and slow for those who want to really see what Thailand is like. The bus service is quick, air conditioned and affordable, for those who are on a tight schedule. Tuk-tuks are available to provide lifts and some tourists opt to hire scooters to get around on. Be careful though, Thailand road safety rules are very rarely adhered to.
Top Tourist Attractions, Places of Interest and Events in Thailand
• Grand Palace Museum
• Wat Phra Kaew Temple
• Wat Arun Riverside Temple
• Phi Phi Islands
• Khao Yai National Park
• Ko Pha Ngan Island (monthly full moon parties)
• The Golden Buddha
• Elephant Nature Park
Food & Culture
In Thailand, when eating in a restaurant, it is customary to order for the entire group and not just for the individual. Usually, the same number of dishes is ordered as people arrive. Each dish is shared and enjoyed by the entire dinner party. Meat, fish, vegetables, noodles and soups are common dishes served.
Know What Visa You Need Before You Book Cheap Flights to Thailand
South Africans are exempt from needing a visa when travelling to Thailand. Travellers that arrive in the country at any of the 6 international airports are permitted to stay without a visa, for up to 30 days. If travellers enter Thailand via any of the neighbouring country land borders, they can remain in the country without a visa, for up to 15 days.
Fun Facts About Thailand
• Throwing food away in Thailand is considered an insult to the “God of rice” who is the deity tasked with watching over Thailand and ensuring that the people are well fed. Wasting food at a restaurant is thought to enrage this particular god.
• Each year, the Pra Prang Sam Yot Temple hosts a monkey buffet where over 600 monkeys are treated to a feast of sausages and fruit. This is to thank the monkeys for drawing in tourists each year to the village.
• Elephant Polo is a popular sport played in Thailand.
• Thailand has 1430 islands.
Booking Cheap Flights to Thailand From South Africa
The following airlines fly from South Africa to Thailand: South African Airways, Kiwi International Airlines, Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific and Air France.
Flying times: (to Bangkok)
Flights from Johannesburg to Thailand: 11 hours & 41 minutes
Flights from Durban to Thailand: 11 hours & 30 minutes
Flights from Cape Town to Thailand: 13 hours & 6 minutes
Explore and discover Thailand! Book cheap flights with Cheap International Flights today.