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Domestic flights in Thailand

Domestic flights in Thailand

During your vacation you will probably have to use domestic flights in Thailand. In order for you to feel safe, it is important that you know that the domestic flight industry in Thailand is very developed. Today you can find airports in almost every tourist destination and no less than 6 local airlines offering domestic flights in Thailand.

The pricing method for domestic flights in Thailand works according to the advance booking method, the earlier you book domestic flights, the less you will pay and the more you will reserve your seat on the flight.

During peak season periods such as December to April, flights are booked months in advance and prices rise according to demand.

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Please note that there are low cost airlines where you will have to pay for your checked baggage separately or at the counter,
Usually, booking on the websites of the low-cost companies will include hand luggage only.

It is recommended to arrive at the check-in desk at least two hours before the flight, during high season long queues could happen at the airports.
The check-in counter closes 45 minutes before take-off!

Apart from the flight to Chiang Mai (two-hour flight), most flights in Thailand are only one hour long,
That’s why it doesn’t really matter which local airline you decide to fly with, it’s better to focus on choosing a flight with a parameter like convenient flight time and price.
If you are still looking to pamper yourself, then choosing the companies “Thai Airways” and “Bangkok Air” is the right one. There are many airlines and destinations in Thailand, planning and booking domestic flights in Thailand can be one big headache,
Let us take care of your transitions, plan the best times and the best airlines for you.
Certainly, with our routes you will also enjoy the best prices for domestic flights in Thailand – contact us now!

Cheap Domestic Flights in Thailand

As we have already emphasized, in order to enjoy cheap domestic flight prices, it is recommended to book a seat on the flight in advance, the earlier you book, the less you will pay. In addition, booking flights with a low-cost company such as: Air Asia, Lion Air, Knock Air and Thai Smile will usually be cheaper with the major airlines such as Bangkok Air and Thai Airways. Moreover, it is important to make sure that the booking with the low-cost companies includes taxes and checked baggage, in addition, please note that it is not possible to cancel or change flights of low-cost companies.

If you are looking for cheap domestic flights in Thailand, you are welcome to contact us.

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Airlines on domestic flights in Thailand

Thai Airways

Thai Airways

The national airline of Thailand, offers flights to all destinations in Thailand except Koh Samui, is considered an excellent company with high service and quality.

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Bangkok Airways

Bangkok’s boutique airline, the only company licensed to operate flights to Koh Samui, has a monopoly on the Koh Samui, route. An excellent company that offers lounge services during the wait at the airport. The airport in Koh Samui, which it owns, is considered one of the most special in the world with a real tropical design.

Thai-Smile

Thai Smile

A subsidiary of Thai Airways, considered a low-cost company, operates flights to most destinations in Thailand.

Air Asia| Lion Air | Nok Air | Vietjet

Low cost companies offer flights to most destinations in Thailand except Koh Samui, usually at the cheapest prices. Please note that the pricing method for these flights usually does not include checked baggage, which must be added manually when ordering or at the check-in counter. In addition to being a low cost company, the design of the airplane seats creates crowding and a little discomfort. Delays in departures are also quite acceptable in the low cost company, in short as you already understood the big advantage in these companies is the price only.

Airports in Thailand

The airports in Thailand are developed and convenient, you will find the airports in almost every tourist destination.
There are 2 airports in the city of Bangkok: “Suvarnabhumi” International Airport (BKK) used by the airlines “Bangkok Air”, “Thai Airways” and “Thai Smile”, and “Don Mueang” Airport (DMK) used by the other low-cost airlines .
The 2 fields are about an hour’s drive from each other.

You can also find airports in Phuket (HKT), Koh Samui (USM), Chiang Mai (CNX), Krabi (KBV), Chiang Rai (CEI), Pattaya (UTP), Trat – Koh Chang (TDX )
And a number of different destinations throughout Thailand that offer domestic flights for travelers.

Domestic flights in Thailand - FAQ

Flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui / Flights from Bangkok to Krabi / Flights from Bangkok to Phuket / Flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Thai Airways

Flights from Bangkok

Koh Samui

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Flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui
BKK - USM
Flight duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Krabi

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Flight from Bangkok to Krabi
BKK - KBV
DMK - KBV
Flight duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Phuket

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Flight from Bangkok to Phuket
BKK - HKT
DMK - HKT
Flight duration: 1 hour 25 minutes

Chiang Mai

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Flight from Bangkok to Chiang Mai
BKK - CNX
DMK - CNX
Flight duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Koh Chang

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Flight from Bangkok to Koh Chang (Trat)
BKK - TDX
Flight duration: 1 hour

Flights from Chiang Mai

Flights from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui / Flights from Chiang Mai to Krabi / Flights from Chiang Mai to Phuket / Flights from Chiang Mai to Bangkok / Flights from Chiang Mai to Pattaya

Bangkok

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Flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok
CNX - BKK
Flight duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Krabi

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Flight from Chiang Mai to Krabi
CNX - KBV
Flight duration: 2 hours

Phuket

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Flight from Chiang Mai to Phuket
CNX - HKT
Flight duration: 2 hours

Koh Samui

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Flight from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui
CNX - USM
Flight duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Pattaya

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Flight from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui
CNX - USM
Flight duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Airlines

Bangkok Airways / Thai Airways / Nok Air / Thai Smile / Air Asia / Lion Air

The earlier the cheaper – the pricing method works on a first-come, first-served basis, the earlier you book, the less you will pay and you will secure your place on the flight.

Two – three hours before the flight, please note that the domestic flight counters close 45 minutes before the departure time!

There are quite a few airlines, all quite similar and flying to the same destinations. Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways are considered the best. If you decide to fly with low-cost airlines such as: Air Asia or Lion Air, please note that the ordered ticket also includes checked baggage.

The domestic flights are recommended to be ordered directly from the airline websites themselves or through us, with the help of an agent who will book the flights for you, and will make sure that the flights you book include checked baggage, and the most suitable time according to your route planning.

Only Bangkok Airways is allowed to fly to Koh Samui.

It depends on the airline and its specific conditions, but the standard allowance in Thailand typically includes a 7 kg small cabin bag and a 20 kg checked bag for the hold of the plane. For low-cost flights with airlines like Air Asia and Lion Air, it’s essential to note that adding a checked bag to your booking usually comes with an additional fee.

Due to the exclusive service provided by “Bangkok Airways” as the sole carrier to fly to Koh Samui, the associated prices are relatively high compared to flights to other destinations within Thailand. However, when considering global standards, these prices are still reasonable, especially in comparison to flight costs in Europe.

Yes without a doubt. The aviation industry in Thailand is very developed and regulated, so it is very safe to fly domestic flights in Thailand.

Flights from Phuket

Flights from Phuket to Koh Samui / Flights from Phuket to Bangkok / Flights from Phuket to Pattaya / Flights from Phuket to Chiang Mai

Bangkok

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Flight from Phuket to Bangkok
HKT- BKK
HKT- DMK
Flight duration: about 1 hour 25 minutes

Chiang Mai

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Flight from Phuket to Chiang Mai
HKT - CNX
flight duration: 2 hours

Koh Samui

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Flight from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui
CNX - USM
Flight duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

Pattaya

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Flight from Chiang Mai to Pattaya
CNX - UTP
Flight duration: 1 hour 25 minutes

Flights from Krabi

Flights from Krabi to Koh Samui / Flights from Krabi to Bangkok / Flights from Krabi to Chiang Mai

Bangkok

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Flight from Krabi to Bangkok
KBV - BKK
KBV - DMK
Flight duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Chiang Mai

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Flight from Krabi to Chiang Mai
KBV - CNX
Flight duration: 1 hour 50 minutes

Koh Samui

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Flight from Krabi to Koh Samui
KBV - USM
Flight duration: 50 minutes

Flights from Koh Samui

Flights from Koh Samui to Phuket / Flights from Koh Samui to Bangkok / Flights from Koh Samui to Chiang Mai / Flights from Koh Samui to Krabi / Flights from Koh Samui to Pattaya

Pattaya

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Flight from Koh Samui to Pattaya
USM - UTP
Flight duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Krabi

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Flight from Koh Samui to Krabi
USM - KBV
Flight duration: 55 minutes

Bangkok

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Flight from Koh Samui to Bangkok
USM - BKK
Flight duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Phuket

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Flight from Koh Samui to Phuket
USM - HKT
Flight duration: 1 hour

Chiang Mai

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Flight from Koh Samui to Chiang Mai
USM - CNX
Flight duration: 50 minutes

Flights from Pattaya

Flights from Pattaya to Koh Samui / Flights from Pattaya to Phuket / Flights from Pattaya to Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai

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Flight from Pattaya to Chiang Mai
UTP - CNX
Flight duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Phuket

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Flight from Pattaya to Phuket
UTP - HKT
Flight duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Koh Samui

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Flight from Pattaya to Koh Samui
UTP - USM
Flight duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Domestic flights in Thailand in summary

It is recommended to book the domestic flights in advance to secure lower prices. However, careful planning of your route is essential to ensure smooth transitions between islands. Keep in mind that it is typically not possible to cancel or change domestic flights in Thailand, so it’s important to book only when all details are finalized. If you’re interested in booking domestic flights with Moon Holidays, you can reach out to us on WhatsApp at Blink!