Air Travel; flights from Bangkok to other cities / countries

Air travel is the fastest method to travel from Bangkok to other cities in Thailand and Thailand’s neighboring countries. Many airlines frequently offer attractive promotions. If you are lucky, air travel could be cheaper than other methods.

Bangkok has 2 airports; Suvarnnabhumi Airport and Donmueang Airport. The former is usually used for international flights, while the latter is for domestic and low-cost airlines.

See Suvarnnabhumi Airport and Donmueang Airport for more information.

Flights from Bangkok to other cities / countries

Recommended airlines in Bangkok

Bangkok is considered the international hub in this region; there will be many airlines flying in and out of Bangkok. Therefore, when you want to purchase air tickets, you will have more-than-enough options.

Although you probably have your most favorite airlines, we recommend you to consider the following airlines because of these 2 reasons; they will either give you authentic experiences or provide good services with very affordable prices.

Thai Airways (for international and domestic flights)

Thai Airways
Thai Airways

Thai Airways (IATA: TG, ICAO: THA, Callsign: THAI) is Thailand’s national airline. If you want a full-service airline which flies as smooth as silk (Its slogan) and offers a bit of Thainess experiences, Thai Airways will be your good choice.

More information about Thai Airways can be found here.

Bangkokbits' Tips on Thai Airways

1. Comparing with other airlines recommended in this post, Thai Airways is more expensive and they rarely offer attractive promotions. However, if the fare is not an issue for you, Thai Airways offers one of the best services in this region.

2. It is not recommended to fly Thai Airways domestically as there are many low-cost airlines offering cheaper fares. Plus, you don’t need Thai Airways’ premium services as you will have to fly only a couple of hours.

Thai Smile Air (for domestic flights)

Thai Smile
Thai Smile

Thai Smile Air (IATA: WE, ICAO: THD, Callsign: THAI SMILE) is a subsidiary of Thai Airways. This airline positions itself as a premium low-cost airline; it includes services like seat selection, on-board food (snack and drink) and 20-kg baggage allowance in their offers.

To conclude in one sentence, Thai Smile Air is a cheaper version of Thai Airways.

More information about Thai Smile Air can be found here.

Bangkokbits' Tips on Thai Smile Air

Although Thai Smile Air is more expensive than other low-cost airlines, the services included could result in you paying less.

Bangkok Airways (for international and domestic flights)

Bangkok Airways
Bangkok Airways

Bangkok Airways (IATA: PG, ICAO: BKP, Callsign: BANGKOK AIR) is a full-service airline that positions itself as an Asia’s boutique Airline. Its international routes cover most South-East Asian countries plus Hongkong, India, Bangladesh and Maldives.

More information about Bangkok Airways can be found here.

Bangkokbits' Tips on Bangkok Airways

Their service is comparable with Thai Airways, just less Thai, more boutique.

P.S. This airline is the only airline in the recommended list that has ‘Bangkok’ as part of its name 🙂

Thai AirAsia (for international and domestic flights)

Thai AirAsia
Thai AirAsia

Thai AirAsia (IATA: FD, ICAO: AIQ, Callsign: THAI ASIA) is a joint venture of Malaysian low-cost airline and Thailand’s Asia Aviation. With its slogan ‘Now everyone can fly’, it shows that their fares are very competitive (and their service is decent too).

More information about Thai AirAsia can be found here.

Bangkokbits' Tips on Thai AirAsia

1. Before you book a flight, you should study their conditions carefully. You may have to pay extra for loading your bags, proper meals and others.

2. If you travel within Thailand and you don’t carry a lot of stuff with you, Thai AirAsia is one of the best choices.

Nok Air (for domestic flights)

Nok Air
Nok Air

Nok Air (IATA: DD, ICAO: NOK, Callsign: NOK AIR) is a subsidiary of Thai Airways providing low-cost domestic flights. Their service is decent and their fares are one of the most competitive in the market.

More information about Nok Air can be found here.

Bangkokbits' Tips on Nok Air

1. Before you book a flight, you should study their conditions carefully. You may have to pay extra for loading your bags, proper meals and others.

2. If you travel within Thailand and you don’t carry a lot of stuff with you, Nok Air is one of the best choices.

3. It also has international flight services but it comes under the name of NokScoot. Its routes are limited so if you want to fly to Thailand’s neighboring countries, it is better to go with Air Asia.