Bangkok is a buzzing city full of energy and not for the faint hearted. Street food sizzles all day contrasting with ritzy rooftop bars, night markets, mega malls and a busy nightlife. It’s a charming mix of iconic and modern. Explore the gold temples, wander hidden markets, sample authentic Thai cuisine and mix with friendly Thai people. Bangkok has it all.View our Bangkok travel guide
Flights from Santiago (SCL) to Bangkok (BKK)
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Visiting from Santiago to Bangkok
Santiago to Bangkok (SCL to BKK)
The approximate flight time from Santiago to Bangkok is 29 hours and 55 minutes, including connection time.
When to visit
The best time to visit Bangkok in between November to February, as the weather is cooler, dry and less humid. Temperatures range between 20°C and 29°C, making it a great time for sightseeing the Grand Palace and enjoy the many festivals. April to October in Bangkok's is the rainy season with April being the hottest month, though it’s a good time to shop in the air conditioned malls. July and August is monsoon season, with short bursts of rain. You can still enjoy a range of indoor activities like visiting temples, bars and restaurants.
What is the main airport called?
Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)Opens external site in a new window. Meaning golden land. Also known unofficially as Bangkok Airport. It’s the international arrival point in Thailand and a major transfer hub for Southeast Asia. Bangkok International Airport is located approximately 26km outside of town.
Arriving in Bangkok
The staff at Bangkok Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.
Getting into Bangkok from Bangkok Airport
With a range of options from public transport to taxi, getting into the city centre is easy. There is a lot of traffic, so depending on the time of day it can take a little a little longer. The best way is to take a taxi and agree on a flat rate, with taxi stands located on level 1. If you are travelling in a group, you could hire a minibus taxi. Airport Express buses operate hourly for a cost-effective way to get to the city. A faster way is to take the Airport Rail Link train, taking just 25 minutes to the city. It’s possible to organise a private transfer, hotel shuttle, hire a car or book an Uber.
Getting around Bangkok
The best way to travel around Bangkok is on the Bangkok Skytrain (BTS) or the MRT Metro trains. Taxis are an excellent way to get around or why not book an Uber for a comfortable journey. For a short trip jump in an iconic tuk-tuk or if you want to see the city sights a ferry ride along the Chao Phraya River is a handy way to beat the traffic. Motorcycle taxis are available and it’s easy to walk around for short distances.
Fly from Santiago
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Santiago, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL).Opens external site in a new window Also known as Santiago International Airport and Nuevo Pudahuel Airport, located in Pudahuel, 15 km north-west of downtown Santiago, Chile.
All passengers flying from Santiago are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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