Barcelona to Bangkok
Your Finnair flight from Barcelona will depart from Barcelona–El Prat Airport (BCN), located just 13 km to the southwest of Barcelona. The airport can easily be reached by shuttle, metro, train and bus. The most convenient mode of transport is the AEROBÚS, the official airport shuttle bus service, which connects the city centre from Place Catalunya to both airport terminals in approximately 35 minutes.
You can also take Line 9 of the Barcelona Metro or the R2 train line, which runs from Maçanet-Massanes station to Terminal 2 every 30 minutes. Your flight from Barcelona with Finnair will depart from Terminal 1, so if you opt for the R2 train line, connect to Terminal 1 via the airport’s free transfer bus service. Alternatively, public bus line 46 connects to the airport from the city centre with several stops along the way.
Departing from Barcelona with Finnair
- Flight frequency: up to 2 flights a day (up to 18 times a week, starting in August 2018!)
- Terminal at Barcelona El-Prat Airport: Terminal 1
- Check-in available online and via mobile device.
- Check-in at airport opens 2 hours before departure
- Check-in closes 45 minutes before departure
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Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and home to more than 7 million people, is one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations. Visitors fly to Bangkok to shop, eat and drink at low prices, experience pulsating nightlife and take in the beautiful temples that can be found throughout the city. Behind the skyscrapers of the city centre, long tail boats dash along narrow canals, where luxurious teak villas and wooden shacks built on top of poles sit side by side. Getting to other destinations in Thailand or elsewhere in Asia is simple from the city’s huge, modern Suvarnabhumi Airport. This is the primary airport for flights to Bangkok, Thailand. Krung Thep, meaning “City of Angels,” is an alternative name for Bangkok.
SIGHTS IN BANGKOK
Grand Palace – Bangkok’s most famous landmark. The palace has been the official residence of the Kings of Siam (and later Thailand) since 1782. The king, his court and his royal government were based on the grounds of the palace until 1925.
Wat Phra Kaew – the renowned temple area next to the Grand Palace in Bangkok is one of the most spectacular sights in Bangkok and home to the mesmerising Emerald Buddha.
Wat Pho – one of the largest temples in Thailand, which houses the 15 metre-tall and 46-metre-long golden Reclining Buddha statue.
Rooftop terraces abound in Bangkok and can be a more pleasant alternative to a visit to an observation deck. Lebua Tower has a four-floor rooftop terrace – featured in many famous films - providing stunning city views. Other rooftop terraces worth a visit can be found at Sofitel So and Banyan Tree hotel.
Baiyoke Tower II – the tallest skyscraper in Thailand with an 84th-floor observation deck offering panoramic views of the city.
Khao San Road – an area famous within the backpacker community, this street offers many inexpensive accommodation options. Many budget travellers head here after stepping off cheap flights to Bangkok.
Lumphini Park is a perfect place to get plenty of fresh air, admire enormous iguana lizards and row a boat on the lake as catfish jump around you.
BANGKOK WITH CHILDREN
There are numerous family-friendly things to enjoy if you travel to Bangkok with children. Pre-book special meals for younger members of the family when flying to Bangkok with children and check out these recommendations when you land in the Thai capital:
Dreamworld – This fun amusement park has various rides for people of all ages, as well as shows, games, a boating lake, themed eateries and interesting gardens.
Safari World – Observe a wide selection of creatures from across the globe as you explore the large park. Bus tours are available if you don’t have your own transport.
Asiatique The Riverfront – This large riverside evening market has a tall observation wheel, family-friendly shows and plenty of places to shop and dine.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO NEAR BANGKOK
Damnoen Saduak – this “floating market,” where women dress in traditional costume and sell fruit and vegetables from their boats, is 2 hours from Bangkok.
Hua Hin – established tourist resort with beautiful beaches. 3 hours from Bangkok. Book your plane tickets to Bangkok to experience fast-paced city life and then relax at the seaside.
Koh Samet – the perfect island for a quiet getaway during your stay. 4 hours from Bangkok.
SHOPPING IN BANGKOK
Siam Square and Central World – cool down in western-style shopping malls when the heat of Bangkok gets too heavy. Good prices and global brands are represented together with a massive selection of restaurants.
MBK Center – also known as Mahboonkrong, this shopping mall has five floors of low-cost gadgets, clothes and handicraft. Visitors should be aware that a lot of the goods sold at markets are not genuine but cheap – from contact lenses to Gucci handbags.
Chatuchak Weekend Market – a gigantic outdoor market in Bangkok open on weekends with seemingly anything and everything on offer. We also recommend Pratunam Market.
THAI FOOD & DRINK IN BANGKOK
Food and drink are generally very inexpensive in Thailand, and this is especially true in regard to local Thai dishes available at small restaurants or when buying from one of the city’s countless food trucks. Bangkok has more expensive alternatives, however, and prices can differ dramatically depending on what you choose. Thai food in Bangkok is influenced by both Chinese and Indian cuisine. In Bangkok people eat using either a fork and spoon or chopsticks and rice is the most important component in cooking, along with the famous nam pla fish sauce. The delicacies of the mouth-watering Thai cuisine are available both at the high-end restaurants on Sukhumvit Road and in street kitchens. These are some popular dishes to try after your flight to Bangkok:
- Tom Yum Kung – lemongrass soup with chilli peppers and prawns.
- Gaeng Keow Wan Kai – green chicken curry in coconut milk.
- Gaeng Deng – red curry dish with coconut milk and finely chopped pieces of meat.
- Tom Yum Gung – a soup with lemongrass, galangal, mushrooms and prawns.
- Tom Kha Kai – soup with coconut milk, lemongrass, galangal and chicken.
- Pad Thai – wok noodles with vegetables, a tasty fish sauce, chilli peppers and chopped cashew nuts.
- Thai iced tea – strongly-brewed black tea mixed with condensed milk and sugar.
- Wine – available but expensive.
- Beer – local and international brews.
TRANSPORT IN BANGKOK
Metropolitan Rapid Transit (MRT) – Bangkok’s subway and skytrain, the Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) is the best way to get around but be aware that it does not go everywhere. Stations are well marked.
Taxi – using a taxi in Bangkok is relatively inexpensive and handy, also good to travel longer distances. Never agree on a price for a taxi; instead, make sure the driver uses a metre.
River boats – good value boat tours in Bangkok are available from the Saphan Taksin area and are a handy travel option when visiting Bangkok’s riverside sights.
BEST TIME TO VISIT BANGKOK
Bangkok is a bustling city all year round.
Bangkok experiences three main seasons: hot, cool and rainy. March to June is the hot season, with temperatures really soaring in April and May. July to October is the rainy season; expect thunderstorms and rain showers. November to February is the cool season.
Temperatures are still relatively high during the cool season and this is the peak travel time in Bangkok. Book well in advance to find the best Bangkok flight deals. This is often seen as the best time to visit Bangkok because of the cooler conditions.
April sees the country’s largest festival: Songkran. People take to the streets to celebrate traditional Thai New Year with huge water fights. Reserve your accommodation and airline tickets to Bangkok well ahead of time if you want to experience Songkran.
Although still busy, the rainy season is the low time for tourism in Bangkok. Rains don’t last all day and, while you may experience storms and heavy rain, there are often dry, sunny spells too. Pack an umbrella and non-slip footwear. This is the best time for budget travellers to explore the city, as you can usually find the cheapest flights to Bangkok and the best deals on hotels and trips during this period.
FLIGHTS TO BANGKOK, THAILAND
Bangkok was Finnair’s first Asian destination, with the first service in 1976. Today, Finnair has the shortest routes between Europe and Asia. Most of our Bangkok flights are on the A350, a modern and advanced aircraft with increased passenger comfort.
Finnair is one of the most popular airlines flying to Bangkok. Our direct flights to Bangkok from Helsinki take around 10h, and there are at least two flights every day. You can also transit through Helsinki to reach Bangkok from numerous other cities. Stopovers are comfortable and convenient, and all transit facilities can be found in one terminal building. Book flights to Bangkok from Zurich, Stockholm, Munich, Geneva, St Petersburg, Manchester and more.
You’ll land at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) when flying to Bangkok. Located around 30 kilometres (19 miles) from the city centre, it’s easy to reach the city by road and rail after flights to BKK.
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