Mother's Day Flights from R861*

JHB to Bangkok flight bookings qualify to earn SouthAfrica.TO travel vouchers. We give away flight discount vouchers to anybody who emails us a write-up of their flight to Bangkok (and more for photos).

Book a flight now
Flight path from Johannesburg to Bangkok

The live view of Bangkok's air traffic seen above is brought to you courtesy of the cutting edge technology of

We recommend staying at the Oriental Residence in Bangkok, which has views over the US embassy garden, is situated a 15m walk from a Sky Train station, a 10m walk to the Central shopping store and a 15m walk from the Erwan Shrine. Have dinner at the next door Mondopop. Make use of the pool. The high corner suites give you the best views, with those overlooking the gardens being more serene.

Cheap Flights from Johannesburg to Bangkok

Compare prices of airlines flying from Johannesburg to Bangkok (Thailand) using the tool on the left and pick the cheapest. Thai Airways offers the only direct flights, but 1-stop flights are often the cheapest, so keep an eye on flight duration.

Ask for Assistance - we are itching to help you find the best flight deal from Johannesburg to Bangkok.


999 หมู่ 1 Nong Prue, Amphoe Bang Phli, Chang Wat Samut Prakan 10540, Thailand


  • 2013-01-20 Violence erupts in Bangkok with 1 person killed & several dozen injured, after police throw grenades at protestors. The Thai Government is considering declaring a state of emergency.

  • 2013-01-13 An anti-government demonstration is expected to impact on air travel to Bangkok. Thai International Airways is offering to change flight reservations for free up until 31 January 2014. The airline is cancelling selected flights to Bangkok from 14 Jan 2014 to 25 Feb 2014, with 19 SIN-Bangkok flights being removed.

  • 2013-06-07 Bangkok has the most international visitor arrivals out of any city, according to the 2013 MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index.

  • 2013-10-27. Emirates introduces a 2nd daily Airbus A380 flight service from Dubai to Bangkok.

  • 2013-07-01. increases its Johannesburg to Bangkok flight frequency from a large 42 to a massive 47 flights a week (something tells me Hong Kong citizens like Bangkok).

  • 2013-04-01. Thai Airways increases its JNB - BKK frequency from 3 to 4 flights a week, the additional flight being on Fridays: "hai is providing a total capacity of 4 964 seats per week and research has shown that the majority of passengers are more likely to travel on Fridays where two extra days are gained." said Thai Airlines

  • 2012-03-15. Expect delays at passport control at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport, as renovations are under way, which are expected to carry on until 30 June 2012. With effect from 1 June 2012 the Airport Express Bus is being cancelled.

  • 2009-12-02. Thai International Airways reinstates its Johannesburg to Bangkok flights with Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. Flight TG704 leaves Wed, Fri & Sun.

  • 2009-01-16. Thai International Airways suspends its flights from Johannesburg to Bangkok from 16 Jan 2009, as part of a process to end long-haul flights which did not meet minimum yield expectations. The flights were three times a week on an Airbus A340-600, scheduled to take 10h50m.


Flight specials

Watch this space (old specials retained to gain perspective).

*Very limited availability. Airfares will change. The further we are from the date the price was given the greater the probability that airfares will change.

Top reviews

2013-07-19 Rating 5/5 : My next trip would take me to inviting Bangkok. Here my trip would be without incident, or so I thought. My friend and I landed at the airport thankfully to be told that a taxi was waiting for us. Before we knew it, we were thoroughly enjoying a much needed massage in our luxurious hotel room. Then it was off to get something to eat as opposed to eating at the hotel. Got to be adventurous is what we told ourselves. Ten minutes into trudging the pavements we were seated at a pavement / mall restaurant! Here we were entertained by the local buskers and musicians. The following day we were up very early as we were heading to shop. We started at the malls which we found to be too expensive as the same or even brand names were cheaper on the street. The communication between the taxi drivers and ourselves didn't go so well. It was a mission trying to explain where we wanted to go. The language barrier created a rift. As we tried a certain destination and our cab driver insisted on taking us to a beautiful jewellery store first that we would like. Obviously he got a commission for taking customers there. We didn't want to be rude so we obliged. It was on our return trip when our nightmare began. Our taxi driver could not comprehend where our hotel was. After what seemed like an eternity (1 hour) we found ourselves stranded on the highway. Eventually we managed to flag down another taxi who delivered us safely to our apartment after off- course asking for extra money as that was not a straight route as he put it. Our next adventure was the next night when we decided to experience night shopping as we had heard it was huge phenomena in that part of the world. We walked past several stalls of clothing/ornaments/linen and bought a trinket or two. Then we came across an interesting stall where scantily clad women were trying to entice us to enter for entertainment. This was something we had heard about where tourists were plied with alcohol until delirious, thereby wracking up huge bills and if they decided not to pay in they were thrown in jail. So we gave that one a miss. Flight was with which along with South african Airways is my favourite.

Cheap Flights from Johannesburg to Bangkok are rated 5/5 based on 1 customer review

Andy in Bangkok

Andy caught a with SAA (when they still used to fly there): "I walked in and around a large market where I discovered an assortment of counterfeit clothes, shoes, watches, jewellery and other property. The “fake” women were discovered that night...After watching some chaps knock the hell out of each other (kickboxing), I went along to explore the infamous Khao San Road...A German tourist told me that not all the girls were girls. I found this unbelievable as the ladies in the booze bus / bar behind me looked like real damsels in distress from fa." Here's a photo of him posing with a lady with a strong grip and deep voice! To escape Bangkok Andy caught an overnight train down to Surat Thani, a springboard to the islands, and then a ferry to Ko Somui where he stayed in a hut at Lamai Beach.

Bangkok Khaosan Road street scene


At the time of writing no visa was required for South African passport holders to visit Thailand (double-check with the embassy before you depart, as these things have a nasty habit of changing).

Compulsory listening for a trip to Bangkok

"...One night in Bangkok and the world's your oyster, The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free. You'll find a god in every golden cloister, And if you're lucky then the God's a she. I can feel an angel sliding up to me...

You're talking to a tourist whose every move's among the purest, I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine...

One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble, Not much between despair and ecstasy. One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble, Can't be too careful with your company, I can feel the devil walking next to me..."

To do in Thailand

Samphran Elephant Ground & Zoo also has tigers - here's a photo shared by Manisha.

tigers at Samphran Zoo

Mae Vang Elephant Camp

Somebody shared that the best experience they had in Thailand, was when a baby elephant slept with him! This was at Mae Vang Elephant Camp about an hour outside of Chiang Mai. "This baby was six weeks old, still drinking milk from it's mother. It ran right up to me and wouldn't stop trying to cuddle. Eventually I sat down at which point it laid down on top of me (stepping on my balls in the process) and went to sleep. The mother kept a watchful eye, patting me with her trunk as I lay beneath her feet (a terrifying place to be), but was overall cool with me."

elephant sleeping with somebody in Thailand



You don't need to be able to pronounce Suvarnabhumi Airport to fly to Bangkok :) The only airline operating direct flights is Thai International, although flights are often cheaper with the 1-stop airlines. A direct flight from Johannesburg to Bangkok with Thai International takes some 12 hours to cover the 8994km (as the crow flies).


Emirates Johannesburg

Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

1-stop (17 hours)
Dubai (DXB)

Etihad Airways

Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

1-stop (18 hours)
Abu Dhabi (AUH)

Singapore Airlines

Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

1-stop (19 hours)
Singapore (SIN)

Cathay Pacific Airways

Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

1-stop (18 hours)
Hong Kong
( HKG)

Ethiopian Airlines

Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

1-stop (18 hours)
Addis Ababa (ADD)

Malaysia Airlines suspended their flights from Johannesburg on 31 January 2012

Qatar Airways

Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

1-stop (17 hours)
Doha (DOH)

South African Airways

Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

1-stop (16 hours)

Thai International Airways

Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)


A direct flight from JNB to BKK is some 8994km; taking you over South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar & Myanmar (Burma).

See our Johannesburg to Thailand flights page for a full discussion of the flight options to Thailand.

See our flights to Thailand page for details of all airlines and flight routes from South Africa to Thailand.

Map of Bangkok with the airport pinpointed

Almost all international flights are to Suvarnabhumi Airport. As can be seen, Suvarnabhumi Airport is situated 30km to the east of Bangkok city. The airport consists of 1 GIGANTIC terminal. Most people use the Airport Rail Link's high-speed train to go downtown. If you prefer taking a public bus, first take the free shuttle bus from gate 5 outside the second floor.


Ritsgids logo