Bangkok serves as the capital of Thailand. In the Thai language, the city is known as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or popularly as Krung Thep. The city was founded in the 15th century by the Ayutthaya rulers.
Bangkok remained the second-most visited place in the world in 2017, only next to Hong Kong, attracting 26.6 million, according to Euromonitor data. Another survey by MasterCard in the same period, ranks Bangkok as the #1 visited city in the world by the number of international visits.
The city is part of the Chao Phraya River delta in central Thailand. It has an estimated area of 605.7 sq mi or 1,568.7 square kilometres. Its strategic location on the west bank of the river, transformed the city into a major economic hub. International trades with China and other western countries increased through land and the South China Sea.
Bangkok is one of Asia’s busiest air transportation centers. The city is served by two international airports as mentioned below.
Airlines Operating Flights to Bangkok from US Cities or Airports
|Destination + Airport Code||Airlines|
|From San Francisco, SFO to Bangkok|
|From Los Angeles, LAX to Bangkok|
|From Chicago, CHI to Bangkok|
|From New York City, JFK to Bangkok|
|From Houston, IAH to Bangkok|
|From Philadelphia, PHL to Bangkok|
|From Dallas, DFW to Bangkok|
|From Washington DC, IAD to Bangkok|
|From Miami, MIA to Bangkok|
|From Atlanta, ATL to Bangkok|
Nonstop flights to Bangkok are not available from any US city or airport.
Airlines Operating Nonstop Flights to Bangkok from Cities (Excluding US)
|Destination + Airport Code||Airlines|
|From Delhi, DEL to Bangkok|
|From Dubai, DXB to Bangkok|
|From Hong Kong HKG to Bangkok|
|From Singapore, SIN to Bangkok|
|From Tokyo, TYO to Bangkok|
|From London to Bangkok|
|From Doha, DOH to Bangkok|
|From Abu Dhabi, AUH to Bangkok|
|From Amman, AMM to Bangkok|
|From Beijing, PEK to Bangkok|
Bangkok’s Nearby Airports
- Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
- Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI)
- Hat Yai International Airport (HDY)
- Phuket International Airport (HKT)
- Samui International Airport (USM)
- Krabi International Airport (KBV)
- Udon Thani International Airport (UTH)
- Surat Thani International Airport (URT)
- U-Tapao International Airport (UTP)
Most of the airlines from the airports in the United States depart to Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) of Bangkok. Only a few international airlines connect to the Don Mueang International Airport. Currently, no nonstop flights to Bangkok are available from the US. Passengers need to interchange at stopover airports in Korea, Japan, or Europe. Take a look at the flight distance and flight time from a few popular cities in the US.
|Flight||Flight Distance||Flight Time|
|San Francisco to Bangkok Flight||7,929 miles/12761 km||16 hours 22 minutes|
|Los Angeles, CA to Bangkok Flight||8,276 miles/13319 km||17 hours 03 minutes|
|Chicago, IL to Bangkok Flight||8, 568 miles/13789 km||17 hours 38 minutes|
|New York City to Bangkok Flight||8,667 miles/13947 km||17 hours 50 minutes|
|Dallas to Bangkok Flight||9,034 miles/14538 km||18 hours 34 minutes|
|Philadelphia, PA to Bangkok||8,726 miles/14042 km||17 hours 57 minutes|
We have displayed the cheapest flights to Bangkok in the table. However, the fares are dynamic. The displayed fares for the round-trip flights to Bangkok, Thailand are based on historical data, non-warranted and subject to change at the time of booking. The costs of airline tickets to Bangkok are inclusive of fuel surcharges, our service fee and taxes levied by airlines/airports/regulators.
Most travelers choose to book their flights to Bangkok towards the end of the year – November to March. These are the times when outdoor temperatures tend to be the least humid and coolest (below 20 °C/ 68 °F). Colder temperatures in the high tourist season make walking tours of Bangkok all the more enjoyable – the best way to check out the many street markets, food stalls and alley shops in town. Try booking your air tickets to Bangkok well in advance of your travel date to enjoy the cheapest airfares and early bird discounts.
Economy Class Flights to Bangkok
Check economy class fares with all leading flagship carriers including Thai Airways and China Airlines. Since long-haul flights operate on the route, the airlines take care of the convenience and try to make the journey enjoyable. You get a relaxing cabin, along with audio and video on demand entertainment system accessible via in-seat monitor. Cuisines including snacks or a hot meals are made available too. If you have any dietary preferences based on religion or health you should inform your airlines at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled departure.
Seat pitch: 29-38-inch | Seat width: 16.5 to 18.5-inch
Business Class Flights to Bangkok
Business class flights offer elevated hospitality, comfort and privacy. You get an isolated cabin to travel in peace. In most of the airlines, you get a recliner chair that transforms into a bed as per your need. Seats are customizable. Select your optimum balance of head, back, leg angle and lumber support. Want some sleep. Extend your seat to 180 degree full flat bed. Take pillow and soft blanket. Music, movies and TV channels are at your fingertips.
Seat pitch: Lie-flat| Seat width: 19-inch
First Class Flights to Bangkok
From privileged check-in and premium lounge experience to extended privacy offered with semi-private suites to impeccable in-flight hospitality (lie-flat with aisle access, multi-course meal, bedding, etc.) – everything makes your first class flight experience unforgettable. Airlines like Thai Airways take luxury a step ahead by offering an indulgent full body oil massage or the traditional Thai massage, often branded as Touch of Silk, to their first class passengers.
Seat pitch: 36-to 40-inch| Seat width: 20.5 to 27-inches
Take a look at the security procedures exercised or may be exercised at departure airport in the US.
1. Carry-On Baggage Screening
Place your personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone like include laptops, tablets, e-readers and handheld game consoles into a bin for X-ray screening. Items like hair dryers, electric shavers or electric toothbrushes are exempted.
Listen to the instructions of the TSA officer. In most cases, food or snacks such as fruit, health bars, and sandwiches can stay inside your carry-on bag. There are special instructions for liquids, gels, and aerosols, as well as for baby food, breast milk and medically necessary items.
If you are preparing for your flight, be aware that how and what you pack can impact the screening process. Be sure that you check for prohibited items and remember to follow the 3-1-1 liquids rule. TSA officers may instruct travelers to separate other items from carry-on bags such as foods, powders, and any materials that can clutter bags and obstruct clear images on the X-ray machine. Keep your bag organized to help ease the screening process as it takes time for TSA officers to make sure a jam-packed, cluttered, overstuffed bag is safe.
2. Checked Baggage Screening
Checked baggage items are scanned using a computer tomography (CT) scanner. A CT scanner is a hollow tube that surrounds your bag. An X-ray mechanism revolves slowly around it, bombarding it with X-rays and recording the resulting data. The scanner calculates the mass and density of individual objects in your bag based on this tomogram. If an object’s mass/density falls within the range of a dangerous material, the CT scanner warns the operator of a potential hazardous object.
To enhance safety on international travels, TSA works closely with 280 foreign airports with direct commercial flights to the U.S., in more than 100 countries around the world. International passengers might have to go through an extensive security screening process. Hence, arrive earlier at your airport so as to allow enough time for the screening procedure. Take a look at the security advisory of the Federal Aviation Administration to know about hazardous materials.
3. Pat-Down Screening
Pat-down procedures are used to determine whether prohibited items or other threats to transportation security are concealed on the person. The process involves the manual inspection of the head, neck, arms, torso, legs, and feet. This includes head coverings and sensitive areas such as breasts, groin, and the buttocks. The officer advises you about the process to help you anticipate any actions before you feel them. Pat-downs require sufficient pressure to ensure detection, and areas may undergo a pat-down more than once for the TSA officer to confirm no threat items are detected. You will receive a pat-down by an officer of the same gender.
4. Secure Flight
Secure Flight is a risk-based passenger prescreening program that enhances security by identifying low and high-risk passengers before they arrive at the airport by matching their names against trusted traveler lists and watchlists.
5. TSA Pre✓® Screening
With TSA Pre✓®, you are able to speed through security and don’t need to remove your shoes, laptops, liquids, belts and light jackets. You may apply for the TSA Pre✓® membership.
Restricted or Permitted items in Carry-on or Checked Baggage
What should you pack in your carry-on or checked baggage to clear the security screening? Some items allowed in carry-on while might be restricted in checked baggage, and vice versa.
Carry On Bags: No
Checked Bags: Yes (Special Instructions)
2. Air Mattress with Built-in Pump
Carry On Bags: Yes (Special Instructions)
Checked Bags: Yes
3. Airbrush Make-up Machine
Carry On Bags: Yes
Checked Bags: Yes
4. Alcoholic beverages
Carry On Bags: Yes (Less than 3.4oz/100 ml allowed)
Checked Bags: Yes
Alcoholic beverages with alcohol percentage 24% but not more than 70% are allowed in checked bags with a limit. A passenger may carry not more than 5 liters (1.3 gallons). The retail packaging must be intact. Alcoholic beverages with 24% alcohol or less are not subject to limitations in checked bags. Mini bottles of alcohol in carry-on must be able to comfortably fit into a single quart-sized bag.
Carry On Bags: No
Checked Bags: Yes (Special Instructions)
Confirm about the rules and fees of carrying ammunition from your airline. You must adhere to the local, state or international laws concerning possession of firearms.
Liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in 3.4 ounces (100 ml) or smaller sized containers that fit in 1 quart-sized, resealable bag may go in carry-on and through checkpoint security. Containers that are larger than 3.4 ounces (100 ml) should be kept in checked baggage.
Medications (carry prescriptions)
Infant and child nourishments
For detailed information on what you can bring with you, visit the Transportation Security Administration Website.
1. Chatuchak Weekend Market
What is a visit to Bangkok if you didn’t check out the exotic and interesting street markets in town! The Chatuchak is one of the largest markets in the world and sells everything buyable under the sun – from antique sneakers to baby squirrels to kŏhn masks and exotic Thai fruits and veggies.
2. Wat Arun
One of King Taksin’s magnum opus, this temple was built to house the Emerald Buddha and to honor the coming of a new Ayuthaya. The 82m-high þrahng – a Khmer style tower, holds iconic status and the complex is adorned with beautiful floral mosaics made from broken Chinese porcelain.
3. Wat Traimit (Golden Buddha)
The temple’s main attraction is the 3m-tall, 5.5-tonne, solid-gold Buddha image that can dazzle your eyes with its bright and glittering luster. The embellishments and architecture of the four-story marble structure that houses the Sukhothai style sculpture is a vision to behold as well – an amazing experience for an art and culture buff.
4. Wat Phra Kaew & Grand Palace
This sprawling fairy tale compound used to be the home of Thai Royalty and has been crafted in a manner fitting for kings. The 94.5-hectare campus encompasses 200 years’ worth of royal history, local art and architectural experimentation. The Grand Palace is, quite aptly, one of the biggest attractions in Bangkok and a prominent pilgrimage destination for Buddhist devotees.
Using ancient Thai recipes and old school cooking techniques, the chefs here at Nahm have recreated masterpiece extinct dishes good enough to earn the restaurant the tag of being ‘The Best Thai Restaurant in the World’. Dining at Nahm is an experience that soothes your palette and satisfies your soul – worth every baht that you’ll spend here.
This one will come as a shocker to you – the fried noodles sold from street food carts actually have very little in common with the actual dish known as pàt tai. Wish to taste the real deal? Head over to Thip Samai in Banglamphu to check out the real deal – a place that enjoys legendary status with the foodies in town.
3. Likhit Kai Yang
Located just behind the Rajadamnern Stadium, this establishment has been serving delicious Northeastern Thai meals to Thai Boxing fans since decades. Their charcoal roasted chicken is to die for and the place usually enjoys a feverish frenzy brought in by the sports crazy diners who frequent this place before every match.
4. Nai Mong Hoi Thod
This hole-in-the-wall style street restaurant enjoys raving reviews from sea-food lovers, especially for its hŏy tôrt (oysters fried with egg and a sticky batter) and crab fried rice. Getting around the non-English menus here might seem like a hassle at first, but the delicious food more than makes up for your efforts.
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