Thailand is one of the friendliest countries on the planet, welcoming over 30 million visitors a year with open arms and a smile – and a bottomless list of things to do.
You could head to the far north, where chilled-out Chiang Mai dishes out ancient elaborate Buddhist temples by the Myanmar border. Or go directly south until you hit Bangkok, the hectic and historical capital of Thailand.
Keep heading south, and you’ll come across travel brochure Thailand – beach provinces Phuket, Krabi and Trang.
But how to get there? Just jump on one of the direct daily flights from Brisbane. The journey doesn’t last much more than 9 hours.
It depends on where you’d like to go. Direct flights to the Thai capital, Bangkok, are around 9 hours 20 minutes long. Indirect flights start at 13 hours long.
Flights to Phuket, Koh Samui, Krabi, Chiang Rai and Lampang can take around 17 hours, including at least one stopover.
Thai Airways offers a direct route to Bangkok. If you don’t mind a stopover, you could also fly with Singapore Airlines, Qantas Airways, Malindo Air, Emirates, China Airlines or Cathay Pacific.
Direct Brisbane to Thailand flights jet off once a day, while indirect flights depart from 7 times daily.
You’ll fly from Brisbane Airport.
Thailand has a choice of big international airports, including Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Phuket International Airport, Chiang Mai International Airport, Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai International Airport, and Hat Yai International Airport.
Smaller airfields give you access to smaller towns – take Samui Airport and Trang Airport.
There’s only one direct flight from Brisbane to Thailand. It travels straight to Bangkok.
Thailand really does have something does everyone – temples and night markets; islands and national parks; massive cities and hilltop villages; backpacker hostels and luxury beach resorts.
A direct flight from Brisbane to Thailand will take you straight to the capital city, Bangkok. The Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha tell tales of its royal past, while Khao San Road is the modern party district.
Bit of a beach bum? Then head south down the Thai peninsula. Expect a double coastline of sandy coves and limestone stacks, plus the idyllic Phi Phi Islands.
Or there’s always Chiang Mai. Rainforests, silent forest temples, elephant sanctuaries and hillside villages cloak this ancient northern capital.
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