How to fly cheap to Thailand - all the ways and prices of flights

I am often asked how cheap it is to fly toThailand, where to look for cheap tickets, etc. In order not to answer every time, I decided to write a post about how I do it, in order to simply give a link. Nothing extraordinary, it's all very simple. For reference: I usually fly from Moscow, so I feel a little easier than residents of other cities. By the way, separately, I also wrote about how you can fly to Koh Samui from Moscow, because on the move, not everyone is obviously asked.

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How to fly cheap to Thailand

The easiest way to fly to Thailand isbuy a ticket for regular flights in advance, 2-3 months before the trip. You can start monitoring ticket search sites before, or as aggregators call them, but it’s easier to subscribe to the newsletter offers. But remember, not always the prices will be much lower, if it is direct in advance.

Ticket search engines

I always use 2 search engines, I do not seemake sense to use something else. There are no flights that they do not show. At such aggregators there are offers from all airlines and ticketing agencies. No extra charges. Below is a block with current ticket prices.

Aviasales Ticket Prices>

Skyscanner Ticket Prices>

I really like this calendarAviaSales. In fact, you don’t need to look for anything yourself, just look at the desired month and then look in it for what dates it gives the cheapest flight. But this, of course, is convenient for those who can later adapt to these dates.

Reduction options

  • When you look for cheap tickets to Thailand,Try to compare the prices of flights between different cities. That is, look not only Moscow-Bangkok, but also Moscow-Phuket, maybe even Peter-Bangkok and Peter-Phuket. But usually the cheapest tickets are from Moscow and to Bangkok. Well, from the rest of Russia there are cheap tickets from Novosibirsk and Irkutsk. But do not forget about other cities, in addition to the capitals, check just in case. Somehow I was looking for a ticket for a person and a good price turned out to be from Irkutsk to Chiang Mai, and it’s cheaper than if I would fly to BKK and then to Chiang Mai.
  • Probably everyone knows where the cheapest isfly - from Moscow. But it would be more correct to say that it is not cheaper, but simpler: more choice, more airlines, more often something cheap comes across. But also from other large cities (Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Vladivostok) there are also tickets of about the same cost. But if we talk about cheapness, then there will already be a discussion of burning charters, which are just to buy from Moscow (About charters below).
  • You can also try to fly to another country,type of Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) and then fly to Thailand at the local AirAsia.com low cost airline. By the way, I advise you to subscribe to the newsletter offers from AirAsia, useful.
  • Always look for transfer flights. Most often they are cheaper than direct. Only the time of transplantation, too, do not forget to look, so as not to spend the night somewhere.
  • Try playing dates, plus or minus a couple of days, or a week and the price may differ dramatically.
  • If you buy a ticket immediately and back and forth,it will be cheaper than separately there and then back. But those who travel for a long time and do not want to buy a return ticket, most likely, will not work, usually the winterers do not know when they will fly home. There are tickets with an open date, but they are more expensive than regular ones.
  • For the new year and during the peak season, the tickets are more expensive.(December January February). Therefore, during this period, you should not count too much on a cheap flight, only if there is any action. Moreover, the return season (if separately purchased) is usually more expensive than from Russia to Thailand.
  • Always check the price on the airline's website, suddenly there will be cheaper.
  • A separate option is the airline Russia. They have tickets for ~ 6400 rubles one way in the direction of Moscow-Bangkok. Steep price for a direct flight. Tickets must be taken 14 hours before the flight. In general, they once every 2-3 months, Russia throws out cheap tickets. It also makes sense to look to neighboring countries like Burma. From where again you can get to Tai on the same AirAsia.

Separately, I also want to mention that if you startedto monitor tickets, it makes sense to subscribe to the direction you need and then you will periodically fall sentences on the mail. It is very convenient! Enough, a couple of weeks to pomonitorit and see what the price will be, and then buy. At any time, you can unsubscribe or change the direction of flight.

prices

There were already many flights, I will try to list. But we must understand that every year prices change a little. That the dollar exchange rate will change, then there are no shares at all, then just like that. Well, lately, I often sin by buying tickets 1-2 weeks before the trip, so prices are higher.

  • November 2018: Moscow-Bangkok-Moscow to Qatar with a transfer in Qatar for 32,000 rubles / person
  • February 2018: Moscow-Bangkok-Moscow to Aeroflot direct flight for 22,000 rubles / person (the action was)
  • January 2017: Moscow-Bangkok-Moscow to Aeroflot direct flight for 40,500 rubles / person
  • January 2016: Moscow-Bangkok-Moscow to Aerofolot without transplant for 45,000 rubles / person
  • December 2015: Moscow-Phuket-Moscow to Emirates with a transfer in Dubai for 36,000 rubles / person
  • December 2013: Moscow-Bangkok on the regular Transaero one way without transplant for 20,000 rubles / person
  • December 2012: Bangkok-Moscow to S7 in one direction with a transfer in Novosibirsk S7 for 15,000 rubles / person
  • November 2010: Moscow-Bangkok to EgyptAir in one direction with a long transfer in Cairo for 12500 rubles / person
How to fly cheap to Thailand

How to fly cheap to Thailand

Return ticket

!!! Remember the need return ticket to Thailandif you don't have tourist thai visa.

Cheapest tickets to Thailand

Last minute charters

After leaving Transaero with charter tickets allIt became much worse in terms of price. Aeroflot, Nord Wind, Royal Flight, Azur Air rarely give out really good prices. Russia has recently started flying, and sometimes there are sometimes cheap one-way tickets. But for the time being, it is often cheaper to have a regular flight with a transfer, especially if you immediately buy a return ticket.

Remember the rule. Fly from Thailand on a charter is possible only if you arrived also by charter. At one time, no one checked, but now with 2017 steel. Perhaps, if the entry was by land (for example, after a vizaran), then this rule will no longer apply, but not a fact.

There is such a thing as last minute charter tickets.flights. Their plus is direct flight. And a minus - it is necessary to take off in a couple of days after the purchase. Of course, this does not suit everyone, as the departure may occur a couple of days after the purchase of a ticket (although it may be a week later) and tickets are generally easier to find for departure from Moscow. So, if you are not tied to a date, then this is your option, you can save (when compared with direct flights). Moreover, if you fly charter flights to the main tourist masses (spring to Thailand, to Moscow in the fall), the cost will be really very low, I came across prices of 50-200 bucks one way.

Where to look for charters

A charter is primarily good because the costThe ticket is cheaper than a similar flight, but not charter. And the second plus is a direct flight at a regular price with a transfer (a direct scheduled flight will be much more expensive). Search in essence in two places mainly:

Tourdom Burning Ticket Exchange>

Aviaseels also shows charters>

On the stock exchange, I already bought tickets more than once. More precisely, the purchase did not occur at the stock exchange itself, because it’s just text ads from travel agencies (you need to call the indicated contacts). Alternatively, you can walk on the sites of travel agencies themselves, they also have the section "Last Minute Tickets".

prices

At prices it is now inconvenient to write, because on the exchangealmost always indicates everything in dollars, and the rate has changed almost 2 times since 2015. But at the same time, the price of tickets in dollars has decreased, while in rubles has increased. That is, tickets in rubles went up, but not twice, which is already good. In this regard, I will write you prices in rubles, so it will be clearer.

Examples of my charter flights are below. True, he always flew only in one direction and didn’t really get at the same time on the cheapest options, rather average ones.

  • May 2014, Phuket-Moscow at Transaero for 17,000 rubles / person
  • September 2013, Moscow-Bangkok on Transaero 15,000 rubles / person
  • April 2011, Bangkok-Moscow at Transaero, 12,500 rubles / person

I didn’t always buy the cheapest,because dates also played a role. Literally fresh - ticket Moscow-Phuket on May 8, 2017 for 3900 rubles. There were other dates within a month, but I just returned from Thailand. Eh ... I want to cry from such prices, and why I never get them? :) That is, in general, such prices are met, but rarely and you should not count on them.

Ticket Moscow-Phuket for 3900 rubles

Ticket Moscow-Phuket for 3900 rubles

Ticket from Thailand for 70 bucks

Ticket from Thailand for 70 bucks

By the way, a burning ticket does not always happen with a departure a couple of days after purchase. Last time I even managed to get Thai visa in Moscow after buying a ticket.

Remember, if there are no burning tickets, then as an optionthen watch last minute tours. Their prices can be very low. Our friends once bought a similar tour to Pattaya for 20,000 rubles per person. This is a round-trip ticket, accommodation in a cheap hotel, free breakfasts and airport transfers. In principle, for such a price, you can only use one-way tickets from this set.

How to buy a return ticket to Russia, while in Thailand

With regular flights, everything is clear - wherever you are, the purchase takes place through a search engine on a bank card.

With charters, everything is different; they are sold by travel agencies. The sequence is as follows: monitor Turdom as soon as the necessary ticket appears, contact by email or phone (via Skype, so much cheaper) with a travel agency, and ask how to pay for the ticket. Several options may offer:

  • Go to a Thai bank and deposit money into an accountwhich travel agency has there. So faster, since the transfer from your bank in the Russian Federation to another bank can take several days, and the reservation is given for a limited period (days).
  • Go to a representative of this travel agency in Thailand and pay in cash. The problem here is that if you are far from tourist places (Phuket, Pattaya), then you may even have to go there.
  • Ask relatives or friends in Moscow to drive to the office and pay for your air ticket. Probably the easiest way.
  • Transfer money from your account to the accountagencies, or even pay by card on their website. This is the most convenient and easiest way, finally thought of. Once upon a time, no one offered this at all at agencies.

Actually, the last method is the most successful. And even though I wrote that the translation can go a long time (they usually book for a day), but I think they can hold a reservation for you, since they offer it. I learned about it in 2013, because in 2011, when I wrote this article, something never came across an agency ready for remote payment, and we had to go to an office in Phuket to give cash to agency partners.

Supplement for those who do not live in Moscow

I want to add a little article, as I receive questions from residents of other cities. Unfortunately, I can’t advise you a lot, as almost all of my flights are from Moscow.

Most likely rely on very cheaptickets you don't have to. From most cities, flights will be more expensive than from Moscow, this applies to both regular flights and charter. And, with burning charters, there will most likely be trouble at all; on Turdom, besides Moscow, tickets from Novosibirsk or Yekaterinburg very rarely slip. What pleases, before they did not exist at all, but now at least something is, a tendency in a good direction. Now even a separate section by region has been made - Turdom-regions.

So the basic rule - see departures fromneighboring major cities if you live in a small town. For example, somehow from Novosibirsk and Krasnoyarsk there were very cheap tickets for regular flights from S7. They were even cheaper than from Moscow. Something around 10,000 round-trip. Therefore, the probability of cheap fly to Thailand is from Siberia, too. It is important to monitor tickets in aggregators, on airline companies' websites, on Turdom, and to get here at such prices.

Cheap tickets to Phuket Ekaterinburg

Cheap tickets to Phuket Ekaterinburg

It also makes sense to find travel agencies in yourcity, call them and find out if they have last minute tickets or tours. Sometimes even a tour is so cheap that no regular flights are needed. True, the cost of the tour can be comparable to a one-way ticket, then you can safely score on a return ticket, to stay at a simple hotel in Pattaya and for free breakfasts, and immediately after arriving in Bangkok, go where you need.

P.S. Good luck to us all in finding cheap tickets to Thailand :)

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