Flights from Christchurch (CHC) to Bangkok (BKK)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from Christchurch to Bangkok
Bangkok travel information
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 the hidden markets, sample authentic Thai cuisine and mix with friendly Thai people. Bangkok has it all, in this diverse city.
When to visit
Best time to visit Bangkok
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 airconditioned 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 friendly 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. Taxies 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 Christchurch
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Christchurch, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Christchurch Airport (CHC)Opens external site in a new window. The airport is located about 12 kilometres north west of the city centre, it’s the main airport that serves Christchurch. There are shops, WiFi and charging services, ATM's and airline lounges available at the airport.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Christchurch are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure.
Passengers travelling from Christchurch can check in online up to 24 hours in advance or check-in at the terminal.
The benefits of flying Qantas
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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?
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