Airports in Thailand

With a number of tourist temptations to offer, the dreamy destination Thailand is on the bucket list of a number of avid travellers. From opulent Buddhist monasteries to breathtaking beaches, the charm of Thailand is unmatchable. While Phuket, Bangkok and Phi Phi islands are some of the most visited cities in Thailand, the country is also home to many quaint and hidden destinations too. 

Owing to the expansion in tourism each year, Thailand has been welcoming tourists by offering them the best facilities at the airport. The airports in Thailand serve both international and domestic destinations in order to bring tourists from different corners of the world. These airports not only make travelling hassle-free with their best services but also contribute immensely to tourism. If you want to know more about the airports in Thailand, scroll below and read in detail about the airports in Thailand.

A list of airports in Thailand

Thailand has a total number of 38 airports, out of which six of them are the key international airports. Most of the airports in Thailand are looked after by the Airports of Thailand PCL. These commercial airports connect Thailand to different regions. 

India’s famed airline, IndiGo has flights to only two of the airports in Thailand - Phuket International and Suvarnabhumi International Airport. A complete overview of the two airports has been detailed below.

1. Phuket International Airport

The Phuket International Airport stands out of all the airports in Thailand for its aesthetic appeal. It is ranked as one of the busiest airports in the world and mainly serves the Phuket region of Bangkok. Located about 30 km away from Phuket City, the Phuket International Airport is a significant airport in Thailand. A number of airlines including IndiGo offer flights to Phuket International Airport and make the city well-connected through the air route. 

The airport has a total number of 3 terminals and a separate terminal for catering to international and domestic flights. The X terminal was only opened recently in 2014 for all chartered flights. While Terminal 2 handles the international flights, Terminal 3 on the other hand takes care of the regional flights. 

Passengers can also easily get taxis or buses from Phuket International to enjoy comfortable transfers. With renovations and revamping, the airport now has the capacity to withstand as many as 20 million passengers every year. Some of the facilities available at the Phuket International Airport are free Wi-Fi, duty-free shops, car rental services, prayer room and many more.

To get complete information about the airport, visit our Phuket Airport page

  • Airport Address: Mai Khao, Thalang District, Phuket 83110, Thailand
  • Airport code: HKT 

Popular IndiGo flights to Phuket International Airport

Like many international destinations, IndiGo also offers flights to Phuket in Thailand. With a direct flight from Delhi to Phuket, passengers can experience a seamless journey. There are other Indian cities too that have flights to Phuket such as Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata, etc. Passengers are advised to keep a check on IndiGo’s airfare calendar to book the tickets to Phuket at the lowest fare. 

2. Suvarnabhumi International Airport

The Suvarnabhumi International Airport is also known as the Bangkok airport. It is the most important airport in Thailand and also the busiest and largest airport in the country. The airport got its name from King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The airport first started with operating domestic flights only. And very soon the airport also started operating international and domestic flights in full swing. 

IndiGo and other airlines have flights to the Suvarnabhumi International Airport. From business-class lounges to luxury hotels, there’s every sort of comfort that passengers are looking for. In 2015, the airport also opened Sky Lane for passengers to enjoy the fun of cycling. Moreover, the airport is also equipped with facilities like ATMs, currency exchange centres, rest zones and more. 

Owing to all of these facilities, the Suvarnabhumi International Airport has also been categorized in the list of top 100 airports in the world. The airport has two runways and the third one has already been proposed for construction. As of now, the airport has the capacity to handle 45 million passengers every year. 

Grab more details about the airport from our Bangkok Airport page

  • Airport address: 999 หมู่ 1 Nong Prue, Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan 10540, Thailand
  • Airport code: BKK

Popular IndiGo flights to Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru are some of the Indian cities from where the flights to Bangkok can be booked. Passengers must book their return tickets too to save additional money. For booking the tickets, simply visit the website and enter the date, origin city and destination city to fetch all the details about air tickets to Suvarnabhumi International Airport. 

Apart from the two mentioned above, we will also brief you about some other airports in Thailand to make your trip to Thailand even easier.

3. Don Mueang International Airport

The Don Mueang International started its operations in 1924 and is thus considered as one of the oldest airports in Asia. It served as the major airport in Thailand until the Suvarnabhumi International Airport became functional. Now, the airport only serves domestic flights in Thailand. One can find a number of shops, eateries and premium lounges at the airport to spend their leisure time.

4. Hat Yai International Airport

Serving the Southern city, Hat Yai, the Hat Yai International Airport can handle as many as 4 million passengers per year. To reduce the traffic on other airports, this airport is also said to undergo renovations so that the passenger handling capacity increases to a manifold. Although the Hat Yai International Airport is located about 16 km from the main city, the facilities of cabs and taxis ensure a hassle-free transfer from the airport.

5. Samui Airport

The wooden interiors of the Samui Airport are sure to leave an everlasting impression on all travellers. Serving Koh Samui Island, the airport has the capacity to withstand about 2 million passengers every year. Passengers getting down at the Samui Airport can also enjoy a getaway to the Kho Pha-ngan and Koh Tao islands. Moreover, passengers can even relax and enjoy the facility of the traditional Thai massage at the airport.

6. Chiang Rai International Airport

It is known as the Mae Fah Luang - Chiang Rai International Airport and serves the Chiang Rai province of Thailand. The airport offers flights to both domestic and international cities. Moreover, it is the top-notch facilities provided at the Chiang Rai International Airport that makes passenger travel seamlessly. There are local buses and taxis at the airport for the passengers to travel easily from the airport.

7. Krabi Airport

The Krabi Airport is located about 15 km from the city of Krabi. The Krabi Airport is spacious and equipped to handle about 3 million passengers each year. Most of the passengers travelling to Phi Phi and Koh Lipe island consider booking tickets to Krabi Airport to travel in less time. Passengers landing at the Krabi Airport must make sure to relish the local cuisines at the different eateries.

8. Lampang Airport

Another one on the list of airports in Thailand is the Lampang Airport. The new terminal of the Lampang Airport opened its door for public use in the year 2015. To cater to the tourist traffic, the airport is also said to undergo renovations to handle a large number of passengers. Some of the places to travel from the Lampang Airport are Wat Phratat Doi Phra Chan, Chae Son National Park, Kat Kong Ta Walking Street and a few more.

9. Udon Thani International Airport

As the name suggests, this international airport in Thailand serves Udon Thani, Nong Bua Lampau and Nong Khai. The airport is open for commercial operations, yet it also serves as the base for the Royal Thai Air Force. The Udon Thani International Airport is located at a distance of about 6 km from the Udon Thani province and also has facilities like buses and taxis for passengers to enjoy comfortable transfers.

10. Sukhothai Airport

The Sukhothai Airport serves the northern region of Thailand. The airport commenced its operations in 1996 and is one of the few airports that is designed to with energy preservation as the main motive. For its awareness about climate and preserving the resources, the Sukhothai Airport in 2007 has even been recognized as a Carbon Footprint for Organization. 

All in all, this comprehensive guide can help a lot in planning the itinerary to Thailand. So, grow through the details covered and enjoy a safe and memorable trip to Thailand.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the best airport in Thailand?

Phuket International Airport is the best airport in Thailand.

Which is the oldest airport in Thailand?

Don Mueang International Airport is the oldest airport in Thailand.

What is the best time to visit Thailand?

November to March is the ideal time to visit Thailand.

Which airports in Thailand are offer flights by IndiGo?

IndiGo has flights to Phuket International Airport and Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Thailand.

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