Fly from Melbourne to Bangkok

Dive straight into the delights of Bangkok with a direct flight from Melbourne on Jetstar.

Flight facts

Average direct flight time 9 hours and 15 minutes
Average distance by plane 7350km
Departure airport Melbourne Airport (MEL)
Arrival airport Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
Aircraft Boeing 787-8

Need to know

Flight time from Melbourne to Bangkok
The average flight time for direct flights from Melbourne to Bangkok is 9 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance from Melbourne to Bangkok by plane
The average distance by plane from Melbourne to Bangkok is 7350 kilometres.

Time difference between Melbourne and Bangkok
From March to September, Melbourne (AEST: UTC +10) is 3 hours ahead of Bangkok (ICT: UTC +7). During Daylight Savings (October – April) it's 4 hours ahead. 

Number of airports in Bangkok
There are two airports in Bangkok: Suvarnabhumi Airport opens in new window (BKK) and Don Mueang International Airport opens in new window (DMK).

Distance from Bangkok airport to the city centre
Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) is 17 kilometres from Bangkok city centre.

Transport from Bangkok airport to the city centre
There are taxis available, but the Airport Rail Link is the fastest and cheapest option.

Tuk tuk in Chinatown traffic, Bangkok, Thailand.

Chinatown, Bangkok

Bangkok travel tips

Is Bangkok a family-friendly travel destination?
Bangkok is great, and budget-friendly, if you’re travelling with kids opens in new window – think puppet shows in Thonburi, the Asiatique family-friendly night market or paddling swan boats in Lumpini Park.

Where should I start with Bangkok’s foodie scene?
Thailand is famous for its vibrant cuisine, and Bangkok showcases it brilliantly. Check out the city’s best street eats, Michelin-starred restaurants and rooftop bars with our Bangkok food guide opens in new window.

Where can I go in Bangkok that isn’t too touristy?
Bangkok caters very well to tourists, but if you want to get off the beaten track, why not explore these tourist-free local neighbourhoods opens in new window.

Where can I find Bangkok’s best markets?
Bangkok is famous for its massive weekend Chatuchak Market, but if you’re looking for something a bit more off-beat, check out these smaller, more chilled out markets opens in new window.

Any tips for travelling to Bangkok on a budget?
Bangkok is easy to do on a budget – dive into street eats, see the night lights from a free ferry, or learn to meditate with our top 5 things to do opens in new window.

Tourists at Wat Phra Kaew and Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand.

Wat Phra Kaew and Grand Palace, Bangkok

How much is a...

Cappuccino THB ฿60–130 (AUD $3–6)
No-frills Thai massage THB ฿200–300 (AUD $10–15)
Street pad thai THB ฿40–90 (AUD $2–4)
Room at a 4-star hotel THB ฿1000–3000 (AUD $50–150)
Airport Rail Link THB ฿45 (AUD $2.20)

How do you say...

Hello Sawat di khrap (male speaker)
Sawat di kha (female speaker)
Goodbye Sawat di khrap (m)
Sawat di kha (f)
How much? Thao rai?
Thank you Khop khun khrap (m)
Khob khun kha (f)
Excuse me Kho thot

Things to do in Bangkok

Whatever your pleasure, Bangkok, aka 'the Big Mango', will indulge it: whether you’re seeking cultural highs at Buddhist temples, retail hits in shiny malls or getting lost among the labyrinthine back sois (streets).

Find the best things to do and places to see in Bangkok

Weather and when to go

Bangkok is a year-round destination, although it's worth taking account of the weather at different times of year. The cool season from November to February, with its blue skies and breeze is the most enjoyable – but it’s also the city’s busiest period. Things get very hot from March to April, with April temperatures shooting up to 40°C, and the months of September and October are subject to flooding.