Thailand has international flight connections with a vast number of destinations worldwide.
Foreign tourists can enter Thailand on Free visa-exempt stay, Visa on Arrival or tourist visa obtained at Thai embassy or consulate. For more information on Thailand visa options, see our Thailand Visas page.
Thailand has 11 international airports:
- Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
- Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)
- Phuket International Airport (HKT)
- Chiang Mai International Airport (CNX)
- Krabi International Airport (KBV)
- Hat Yai International Airport (HDY)
- Samui International Airport (USM)
- Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai International Airport (CEI)
- Surat Thani Airport (URT)
- U-Tapao International Airport - Rayong/Pattaya (UTP)
- Udon Thani International Airport (UTH)
One of the airports in Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang) most probably will be the point of your arrival to Thailand as Bangkok is best served by long-haul and full-service carriers. Phuket and Chiang Mai are other possible destinations if you are taking a full-service flight.
If you are arriving from another country in the region, you have much wider selection of the smaller international airports to choose from as they are mostly served by low-cost carriers offering flights around Southeast Asia.
For locations and connections of all international airports in Thailand see our map of Airports in Thailand.
Map of Airports in Thailand
Airlines flying to Thailand
Many international full-service carriers fly to Thailand, making it easily reachable destination. All world leading airlines such as Emirates, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, ANA, Etihad Airways, Turkish Airlines, EVA Air, Qantas Airways, Lufthansa, Air France and many others serve Bangkok so you won't be short of options to choose from.
The country is well-served by low-cost carriers as well and you can expect to find a very reasonably priced flights virtually from anywhere in Southeast Asia. Low-cost airlines such as AirAsia, Jetstar, Tiger Airways, Scoot, Thai Smile, Lionair, Firefly, VietJet Air and Nok Air offer international flights to various airports in Thailand.
If you're arriving at Suvarnabhumi airport, the easiest and cheapest way of reaching centre of Bangkok is taking Airport Rail Link. Check How to Take Airport Rail Link from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).