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Travelling from Sydney to Thailand

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Thailand is a great honeymoon spot, known for its many spectacular islands with countless beautiful beaches, traditional Thai dishes and the beautiful temples that scatter the landscape. This spectacular Southeast Asian country is a very popular destination for people all over the world, especially Australia.

The distance between Sydney and Thailand is 5,788 km, and about a 9-hour flight. If you are heading to Thailand from Sydney any time soon, then read below for all the information you will need to know, from visas, to weather, to where to park your car at Sydney Airport. 

Getting to Thailand

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By Plane 

Taking a plane is the best way to get to Thailand from Sydney (unless you want to take a very expensive 24-day cruise).

As mentioned earlier, the flight time between Sydney and Bangkok is 9 hours and 10 minutes if you take a direct flight. You can find direct flights to Bangkok as well as Phuket from Sydney. There are also additional flights with layovers, which can significantly increase the travel time. The average flight price for this trip is 1,500 AUD, with prices as low as 300 AUD. There are many airlines servicing this route such as Qantas, Cathay, Emirates, Thai, and Bangkok. 

So, if you are planning a trip to Thailand any time soon, it is recommended to book your flight out of Sydney a few months in advance to get the best rates as possible. If you are planning on driving to Sydney Airport and parking your vehicle, then check out Flyparks to get the best rates on Sydney Airport Parking. Once you park your car and check in for your flight, you are just hours away from arriving in Thailand and beginning your wonderful experience.  

Visas for Thailand

If you are visiting Thailand from Australia, you are not required to obtain a visa if your trip is for tourism purposes. That being said, you will only be allowed to stay in Thailand for a maximum of 30 days. 

All you have to do when you arrive in Thailand is show proof of residency in Australia or a temporary resident visa. 

Currency in Thailand

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Accepted Currencies 

The official currency in Thailand is the Thai Baht. Thailand is a cheap destination to visit and is one of the main reasons that so many people visit the country. It is very common to pay in cash in Thailand, so it is important to remember to always have some cash on you. When buying Baht, the most accepted currency is USD, followed by British pounds, and then Euros. It is also recommended to exchange your money once you are in Thailand, as they will give you the most favourable rates. 

Average Conversion Rate

1 Thai Baht = 0,040 AUD

1 Thai Baht = 0,026 EUR

1 Thai Baht = 0,030 USD

Please note that these values may change based on the International Exchange Rates. 

Weather in Thailand

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Thailand has distinct seasons that drastically effect the climate and can affect the plans of your trip. 

From November to March, the weather is moderately cool and sometimes there are light rain showers. This is the most recommended time to visit Thailand

From April to July is the hottest and most humid time of the year, with tropical heat that you might not be used to!

Finally, August to October is the wet season, which includes lots of rain, storms and flooding. If you visit during these months, it is recommended to bring your raincoat and umbrella. 

Time Difference between Sydney and Thailand 

It is also useful to know that Sydney is 4 hours ahead of Bangkok. This is useful if you need to communicate with anyone while you are away on your trip. Please note that the time zone might be different for other cities in either Thailand or Australia. 

Vaccinations for Thailand

It is recommended that all travellers are up to date with routine vaccinations before they take a trip to Thailand. The most recommended vaccinations to have are as follows:

  • Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine 
  • Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine 
  • Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
  • Poliomyelitis (polio) vaccine


In addition, there is also an increased risk for travellers to contract Hepatitis A and Typhoid in Thailand, which can be avoided with a vaccination shot as well. It is best to consult with your doctor to know which vaccinations they recommend that you receive before heading to Thailand. 

Must-Visit Places in Thailand  

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While there are countless beautiful locations to visit, but we have gathered the most-visited locations and I’m sure you can tell why!

As you can see, Thailand is an excellent destination for you to spend your trip in paradise. From the beautiful beaches, to the temples, and the excellent cuisine, you will have more than enough to do and even more memories to cherish. You can check out the best deals for holiday packages in Thailand right here on Pickyourtrail. You have the ability to list all the places and activities you prefer and customize your itinerary accordingly. Once you find the right trip tailored to your preferences, you can book it right here on Pickyourtrail.

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