Travel By Plane In Thailand Rss feed Twitter button Facebook button

You may think that it's always cheaper to travel by bus and train around Thailand, which is normally true. However, with the special deals offered by budget airlines, you can get unbelievably cheap tickets that cost less than a 3rd-class bus fare.

In this post, you will get an overview of airports in Thailand, airlines that fly domestically, as well as connecting ferry services to the islands.

Airports In Bangkok

Bangkok is a Southeast Asian travel hub, making it an affordable destination. There are two commercial airports in the city: Suvarnabhumi International Airport, also known as New Bangkok International Airport (BKK) and Don Muang International Airport, also known as Old Bangkok International Airport (DMK).

Suvarnabhumi, is the main airport and services both international and domestic flights. Don Muang, on the other hand, services mostly domestic flights and a small number of international flights.

Airports Outside Bangkok

There are 33 airports for passenger traffic outside Bangkok. Here are the 6 busiest ones: Phuket International Airport, Chiang Mai International Airport, Hat Yai International Airport, Krabi International Airport, Samui International Airport and Udon Thani International Airport. To get an idea of where these airports are located, check this map.

The beautiful lounge at Samui International Airport, in Thailand.
Photo: Courtesy of Samui International Airport

Samui International Airport is a private airport operated by Bangkok Airways, on the tropical island of Koh Samui. It's known to be the most beautiful airport in the world for its unique architecture, featuring coconut wood, that blends in with the natural surroundings of the island. Thai Airways is the only other Thai airline that flies to this airport.

Mae Hong Son province and Surat Thani province each have two airports, called Mae Hong Son Airport, Pai Airport, Surat Thani International Airport and Samui International Airport.

List Of Airlines

Air Asia is a budget airline that offers domestic flights in Thailand.
Photo: Courtesy of Geo_wizard

Here is a list of airlines that offer domestic flights in Thailand. Other than Thai Airways, some of these airlines offer international flights mostly to Asian destinations.

Thai Airways

Thai Smile

Bangkok Airways

Air Asia

Nok Air

Orient Thai Airlines

Kan Air

Thai Lion Air

Helpful Information

Only Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways are based at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Thai Smile flights use both airports in Bangkok, while the other airlines operate at Don Muang Airport.

Air Asia and Nok Air offer really good deals, but the tickets usually have to be booked either several months in advance or just days before the departure.

Each airline has their own rules regarding the maximum weight for check-in and carry-on luggage, and the surcharges can be hefty.

Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel and Amari Airport Hotel at Don Muang Airport, both feature walkways to the terminals. The hotels also offer free parking after check out.

Connecting To Islands

For island lovers, have a look at these ferry services to the islands in the Andaman Sea, such as Koh Phi Phi and Koh Lipe.

If you plan to visit the islands in the Thai Gulf like Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, check out Lom Prayah Speed Catamaran.

Here is a link to weather forecasts for Thailand.

Have an enjoyable trip!

Suggested Reading:   Suvarnabhumi Airport Shuttle   Travel By Bus

Thailand Breeze > Travel & Places > Travel By Plane In Thailand

All Rights Reserved ©2009-2016

Design by OS Templates