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Compare Cheap Flights from Adelaide to Bangkok
Bangkok, Thailand is a hive of activity. This is a city known around the world for its unique energy, history and culture. It also has something to lure every traveller, whether you come to thrill your senses with the city’s fast pace, or retreat to the tranquil surrounds of Bangkok’s more regional locations. The Thai capital was built on a series of rivers and canals, earning itself the nickname, ‘Venice of the East’. Throughout the city, you can admire traditional Thai architecture and museums where you can learn about Bangkok’s heritage. Night-owls will also get their kicks from a trip to Bangkok. With a teeming collection of exciting bars and clubs, the city never truly sleeps. For gourmands, Bangkok has world-class food scene, from street markets and side-of-the-road vendors to excellent local eateries and fine diners. Add to these temptations the fact that Bangkok is an affordable city for Australian travellers visit and it’s no wonder that the Thai capital is such a popular destination. Even budget travellers can take advantage of all of the different activities available in the city. You can never go wrong with booking cheap airfares from Adelaide to Bangkok.
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Best time to visit Bangkok
The best time to visit Bangkok
In Bangkok, the heat is at its lowest between November and March. This period is the most popular time to visit Bangkok, so if you would like to visit during this season, be sure to book your hotel and ADL to BKK flights several months in advance.
Between April and October, Bangkok experiences relatively high levels of humidity and rain. However, it is also the cheapest time of year to book return flights from Adelaide to Bangkok. Flight prices and hotel rates both go down during the low season. To score a great deal and experience nice weather, plan your visit for the beginning or end of the wet season. Crowds are smaller during these months, and humidity levels won’t be too unbearable peak.
Departing From Adelaide
Adelaide has one major airport that is located 5 kilometres (3 miles) west of the CBD. This convenient location to both the city centre and Glenelg means that travellers have ample options for reaching the airport for their flight to Indonesia.
When you book cheap flights from Adelaide to Bangkok, you have between 45 and 55 flights to choose from every day. Airlines offering cheap airfares from Adelaide to Bangkok include Jetstar, Qantas, Emirates, Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific. While there are currently no direct flights from Adelaide Airport (ADL) to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), plenty of flights include just one stopover. The travel time from Adelaide to Bangkok, with one short stopover, is about 10 hours 30 minutes.
Getting to Adelaide Airport
To travel to Adelaide Airport from the CBD, you can catch the double-decker JetExpress bus. This services makes a few stops within the CBD, starting at Pulteney Street and arriving at the airport in roughly 25 minutes. The JetExpress (bus J1X) departs from the CBD every hour on weekdays. The bus costs the usual Metroticket fare of $5.50 AUD during peak hours and $3.60 AUD off-peak.
JetBus also departs for the airport from Adelaide’s city centre. As well as making stops in the CBD, JetBus includes stops in Glenelg and West Beach, making it a great option if you live in one of the coastal suburbs. Buses that follow this route include J1, J3, J7, and J8. The cost of the JetBus is the standard Metroticket fare. Buses depart regularly and arrive to the airport in about 40 minutes.
Taking a taxi or an Uber is a practical option due to the airport’s proximity to the city. A taxi travelling from the CBD will get you to Adelaide Airport in about 15 minutes. From Glenelg, you can get to the airport in just 10 minutes in a taxi or an Uber. The taxi fare from each of these locations costs about $20 to $28 AUD.
Parking at Adelaide Airport
Adelaide Airport (ADL) offers two different car parks that are perfect for stays of all lengths. Lower rates for both parks are available when bookings are made in advance.
Where to Park at Adelaide Airport
• The undercover Terminal Car Park is located just outside the airport terminal and has 24-hour security. From there, you can walk to the terminal in minutes. A 3-day rate costs $74 AUD and parking for a week costs $112 AUD.
• The Long Term Car Park is a 10-minute walk from the terminal and there is a free shuttle bus connecting it with the terminals. A 3-day park costs $48 AUD and a 7-day park costs $70 AUD.
Arriving in Bangkok
Bangkok has two major airports that receive flights from Adelaide. Both the Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and the Don Mueang Airport (DMK) are located about 25 kilometres (15.5 miles) outside of central Bangkok. Both airports offer several options to get to your hotel in the city centre, no matter your travel preferences and budget.
How to Get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Your Bangkok Hotel or Accommodation
The Airport Rail Link is the quickest mode of transportation into the city from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). It completes a full run in about 30 minutes and takes you to the Phayathai Station in the city centre. The Airport Rail Link is a great way to avoid the frenetic traffic of Bangkok, especially during peak hours. The train operates between 6am and midnight each day, departing every 10 minutes during peak times and every 15 minutes during off-peak hours and weekends. Train fare varies by station, and tickets cost between 25 to 45 Thai baht (about 65 cents to $2 AUD).
You can also catch a bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) into the city. This airport bus departs every 30 minutes between 6am and 8pm. It makes several stops throughout the old quarter of Bangkok and terminates in the popular tourist area, Khao San Road. The bus costs 60 baht (about $2.50 AUD).
You can also reach the city centre by taking a taxi for a reasonable price. If you’re travelling light, you may be able to take a standard taxi, which fits two adults with hand luggage. If you are travelling in a group or have a lot of luggage, you may need to opt for a big taxi. Be aware that taxi drivers only accept cash and often cannot make change for large notes. Driving to the city may take between 45 minutes and 1 hour, depending on traffic. The taxi fare into central Bangkok ranges between 250 to 400 baht (up to $17 AUD) depending on your destination.
How to Get from Don Mueang Airport (DMK) to Your Bangkok Hotel or Accommodation
If your flights from Adelaide arrive into Bangkok Don Mueang Airport (DMK), Bus 29 offers the most affordable journey into the city. Tickets only cost 20 baht (85 cents AUD), and it takes between a half hour to an hour to reach the city centre, depending on traffic. Bus 29 makes several stops throughout central Bangkok and terminates at Hua Lamphong bus terminal. While the bus is an affordable option, it doesn’t offer much space for luggage. If you have a large suitcase, a taxi may be the better option.
A taxi is a practical and affordable way to reach your hotel from Don Mueang Airport (DMK). It will drop you right off at your hotel, cutting out the stress of navigating the busy streets of Bangkok. A taxi from Don Mueang Airport (DMK) reaches the city centre in 30 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic. The taxi fare to the city centre costs about 350 baht ($15 AUD).
Things to do
Things to do in Bangkok
While staying in Thailand, you must visit at least one of the country’s impressive temples. Wat Arun Temple is located about 3 kilometres (1.8 miles) outside of the city centre, just across the Chao Phraya River. Wat Arun was named after Aruna, the god of dawn. It’s beautiful to see from across the river, but to truly appreciate its design, make sure to view it up close as well. The temple is covered in porcelain and ceramic tiles, and is especially stunning in the soft lighting of sunrise and sunset.
The Grand Palace
The Grand Palace is one of the most popular sites to visit in Bangkok. The king and his court lived in the Grand Palace between 1782 and 1925. Today, the royal family lives elsewhere, but royal ceremonies and government events are still regularly held at the Grand Palace. The palace is a showcase of elaborate design. Over the years, different kings have made renovations and additions to the palace to add their own personal touch. While visiting the Grand Palace, be sure to see the Wat Phra Kaew where you’ll find the Emerald Buddha. While visiting, be mindful of the palace’s dress code, which prohibits sandals, bare shoulders and shorts for both men and women.
Bangkok National Museum
This museum is an excellent launchpad for the beginning of your holiday, as it is where you can brush up about your knowledge of Thailand. Wander between exhibits and installations displaying Thai artefacts, such as puppets, textiles, gold and precious stones, Khon masks and royal funeral chariots. English-speaking tours run on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Bang Krachao Gardens
Just outside of the city centre, these beautiful gardens will have you feeling as though you’re a world away from fast-paced Bangkok. The Bang Krachao Gardens are made up of walking trails, lakes and tropical jungle. The gardens stretch alongside the Chao Phraya River, and while walking through, you can see stilt houses in the river that are unique to Thailand.
Eat Thai Street Food
Around the world, Thailand is loved for its distinct cuisine. Thai food is full of flavours, and in Bangkok, street food is very reasonably priced. Many locals even decide to take advantage of the affordable street food offerings rather than cooking at home. Along any busy road in Bangkok, you’ll have no trouble finding street vendors selling traditional Thai dishes, such as Pad Thai, roast duck, mango sticky rice, and Thai curry. If you like to be adventurous with your food, you could also try squid, durian, and even fried insects. When exploring options for street food, look for dishes that are cooked in front of you (rather than items that are already on display) and seek out stalls that are popular with locals.