Direct BA return flights to Bangkok from £374pp
We've spotted these good value flights to Bangkok, Thailand from London Heathrow via British Airways. Don't be fooled by talk of monsoon season - Thailand is a year-round destination. It will always be hot, most often sunny, and the sights, sounds and tastes are unforgetable.
- One cabin bag per passenger
- A meal, snacks and drinks
- This fare does not include checked bags. Each item of checked luggage will cost an additional £60.
The £376 fares are available throughout May and June 2019. Look for a Wednesday or Thursday departure from London. We have based our sample itinerary on a 14-night holiday from 8 May to 22 May.
You could stop in Bangkok for 2 weeks, but my advice would be to see see the city for a few days and then head to Hua Hin by train, or take a low-cost flight to Koh Samui or Phuket. You'll find that accommodation is very reasonably priced throughout Thailand, due to the fact that May and June are low seasons in Thailand. Don't let that put you off - I only ever visit Thailand in low season, and aside from the occasional downpour, the weather is beautiful.
Airbnb has a wide selection of good apartments for all these areas. For example:
Bangkok - 08 May to 11 May (3 nights) - See Airbnb search results Apartments from £28 per night. Total cost from £109, or £54 per person.
Hua Hin - 11 May to 22 May (11 nights) - See Airbnb search results Apartments with pools from £17 per night. Total cost from £237, or £118 per person.
The map below shows a selection of hotel accommodation available on booking.com. The prices shown are the total price for two people staying between 08 May and 22 May 2019.
Important: Prices are correct at the time of publishing, however they are subject to change at any time depending on availability. Some promotional prices will be strictly limited by tour operators or airlines. Special terms and conditions may apply.
Average flight time: 11hrs and 37 mins
From the wonder of its golden Buddhas and hilltop temples to the glamour of its sandy beaches and paradise coves, its bustling cities and mountain shrines, Thailand is a tropical paradise, cultural haven and hedonistic nocturnal temptress all rolled into one.
Fresh local ingredients are key to the mouthwatering flavours that emanate from their world famous cuisine and nothing could be more traditional than a Pad Thai served off a street cart in a busy market in the centre of Bangkok. Cooking classes can be found throughout and if you want to really push the bounds of the culinarily bizarre and you're feeling brave, head to an out of town local market to try deep fried spiders on sticks, flies in bags like raisins and a whole host of things that would ordinarily turn the stomach.
Local and street markets can be found just about everywhere and the art of bartering is an essential skill when you head off for some traditional retail therapy. Don't be afraid to haggle, its expected. The initial price they tell you will be inflated by 200-300% so it they say 500 baht, offer 50 and take it from there. Read our full destination guide here.
Average flight time: 11hrs and 30 mins
Where else in the world would you find stunning golden buddhist temples next to sleazy neon-glazed strip bars, busy street food carts overlooked by empty high-end restaurants, super-malls neighbouring ancient monuments and grid-locked traffic, overtaken by long-tail boats? These contradictions are what make Bangkok so unique and so special.
Visit Bangkok and you'll see a bustling city in a modern city-scape. A global business and banking centre with all the modern amenities and luxuries that you could possibly ask for. But there's another Bangkok, one you don't have to look too hard to find, but one that will sweep you off your feet and take you on a mouth watering, eye opening and sometimes shocking roller-coaster. It will thrill you, surprise you, seduce and disgust you, and when it finally spits you out, you'll be left wondering what the hell just happened, but thats just a minuscule fraction of whats in store when you book your trip here.
Three seasons exist in Thailand, hot, rainy and cool, though don't be fooled, it's pretty hot year round with average low's ranging from 22°C-26°C and high's from 32°C-35°C (not sure exactly what part of that you'd describe as "the cool season"). When it rains, it pours in Thailand with the rainy season lasting from mid-May until October, but flash storms occur throughout the year. Don't be put off, this is just another part of it's charm and well worth witnessing first hand. Read our full destination guide here.