Flying to Bangkok
Find the best way to get to Bangkok including airlines that offer direct flights
It is currently possible to fly direct to Bangkok's International Airport - Suvarnabhumi (BKK) from the UK with British Airways, Thai Airways and EVA Air. There are many more options and good value fares with airlines where one stop is required such as Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways and Gulf Air.
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|Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK)|
Bangkok's international airport - Suvarnabhumi (pronounced 'su-wan-na-poom') - is located on the east side of the city and is approximately 30 minutes away from downtown Bangkok on the Airport Rail Link. This is the quickest way out of the airport and into the city. The train will take you to Makkasan Station where you will be able to get a taxi or another train to your final destination. Despite the efficient railway network, many travellers opt for the shuttle services provided by some hotels, or a pre-paid private transfer as this can be a hassle free way of reaching your destination without navigating Bangkok's busy transport system, especially when travelling with heavy luggage.
This is Thailand's largest and busiest airport and welcomes an astonishing 45 million passengers per year, and soon to be 65 million after the planned expansion of the concourse terminal. There are three terminals; Terminals 1 and 2 which handle the international flights, and Terminal 3 for domestic flights. There are currently two runways that can handle 64 flights per hour, and there are plans underfoot for a third.
Suvarnabhumi has a unique cutting edge design that allows for plenty of natural light but prevents the overbearing glare of the sun. The airport has a total of 270 shops throughout the arrivals hall, departure lounge and transit hall including duty free goods, souvenirs and local handicrafts, and a good selection of big name designer brands. On the third floor (also the transit hall) there are some good restaurant options catering to all tastes, and for light bites and snacks, head to The Miracle Food Village near Entry Gate 5 for reasonably priced options.
Suvarnabhumi has all of the facilities you'd expect of a state-of-the-art international airport including ATMs, banking, currency exchange, a hair salon, spa and massage facilities, luggage wrapping service, pharmacy, car rental, rail terminus, taxi/shuttlebus stands, information desks and meeting points. There is also a tour service and transit hotel useful if making a short stopover in the capital enroute to one of the islands.
There is a restriction on liquids contained in hand luggage, just as there is when departing at UK airports.
|Airlines flying direct to Bangkok (BKK) from the UK|
Currently Thai Airways, EVA Air and British Airways fly direct to Bangkok (BKK) from the UK with an outbound journey time of approx. 12 hours. Please check the airline's website for information on dates and times as they are operating on a reduced schedule owing to the impact of Covid-19. More direct routes will likely open up when Covid related travel restrictions are lifted.
Airlines from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Bangkok:
|Airlines flying into Bangkok from the UK with only one connection|
Most airlines currently fly from the UK to Bangkok with one stop on the way and these fares can often offer the best value for money.
Airlines from London Heathrow Airport to Bangkok:
Airlines from Manchester Airport to Bangkok:
Airlines from Birmingham Airport to Bangkok:
Airlines from Bristol Airport to Bangkok:
Airlines from George Best Belfast City Airport to Bangkok:
Airline Seat Pitches and Widths (Economy)
Seat Pitch (inches):
Seat Width (inches):
|British Airways||31" - 34"||17" - 19"|
|Singapore Airlines||32" - 34""||17.5" - 19"|
|Malaysia Airlines||30" - 36"||17.25"-18"|
|Qantas||31" - 46"||17"-24"|
|EVA Air||31" - 33"||17" - 18.3"|
|KLM||31" - 35"||17.5"|
|Finnair||31" - 37"||18"|
|Lufthansa Airline||31" - 32"||17" - 18.2"|
|Most airlines offer extra legroom seats at an extra cost. Most airlines allow you to pre-book your seats online when you are paying for your flight, so it will calculate the cost for basic or extra legroom seats.|