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Best Time To Visit Thailand
Although anytime of year is a good time to go to Thailand, it’s best to go during the low season. At this time, it’s easier to find cheap flights and all prices can be haggled down. It’s also the least crowded time of year.
Thailand has two low seasons that coincide with it’s rainy seasons. Note that the amount of rain can vary significantly between the north and south and from coast to coast. The seasons below best represent Bangkok and Southern Thailand.
- Low Season #1 April-June
This season is best characterized by afternoon showers. However these showers are often intermittent, and you can often go 2 or 3 days without rain at all. April tends to be the hottest month throughout Thailand, and by hot I mean so hot and humid you won’t want to do anything.
- Low Season #2 August-November
This season is the best time of year in terms of prices and weather. It ranges from late August to Early November. These showers originate from monsoonal storm systems so it tends to swing between a few days of rain and a few days of sun.
Thailand Visa Requirements
For Citizens Of: US, CA, AU and most EU citizens.
Visa Type: Tourist
Duration: 30 Days
Important Information: 30 days if arrival by air. For many citizens, visa is reduced to 15 days if entering by land.
How To Find A Cheap Flight To Thailand
From North America
Currently, Norwegian Air offers the cheapest flights to Bangkok from both New York and Ft. Lauderdale for around 400-600$ one way.
Again, Norwegian Air remains the cheapest option with direct flights as low as 200$ from Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm to Bangkok.
If you’re coming from New Zealand or Australia, the cheapest tickets to Bangkok are with Air Asia through a connection in Kuala Lumpur. Flights average between 175$ and 300$ depending on the season. Be sure to book in advance.
Let Me Know What You Think!
I hear that in the monsoon season it can be over whelming with rain. What are your thoughts?
The Runaway Guide says
Hey, to be honest, it’s really not that bad. It can rain hard at times but it never lasts too long. I think it really depends on the season though. The past couple years may have been on the mild side.