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Questions & Answers

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
  • When and where should I get a ticket to Thailand ?
    You can get the ticket as soon as you can, the earlier, the better! Please check the flight and price at or any other flight travel aggregator.
  • How much is the ticket to Thailand in December?
    December is considered a high season month. However, you can find a ticket as cheap as $800-$1,000 if you plan to travel before December 10. or $1,100-$1,500 for later dates. The ticket price also depends on your returning date. You can find a lot cheaper ticket if you return 1-2 weeks before or after New Year.
  • Is there a direct flight to Bangkok?
    No, all flights to Bangkok are connected flights. If Bangkok is your second destination, you can find a cheaper low-cost airline ticket from many connected countries such as Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Philippines.
  • What is Thailand airport code?
    BKK - Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
  • Do I need a visa to go to Thailand?
    No. Americans and other country citizens can stay up to 30 days in Thailand without a visa.
  • Are there COVID-19 restrictions to travel to Thailand?
    No. Foreigners do not need to show proof of COVID-19 vaccine card or insurance. All mandatory hotel quarantines have also been removed.
  • Can I rent a car in Thailand?
    Yes, you can! All you need is your U.S. Drivers License to rent a car at the airport. Just keep in mind you will be driving like the Brits, on the right side so look right first, then left! We recommend you reserve the car (AVIS, SIXT, Budget, Dollas, Enterprise, etc.) before you arrive. Consider the insurance since driving in Bangkok is a tricky situation and we've seen many small mishaps. Make sure not to lose your rental car key as that can be very costly! NOTE: All cars in Thailand drive on the right side so traffic rules are different from the U.S. Let us know if you need some tips driving in Thailand!
  • What is the easiest way to travel while I'm in Bangkok?
    Uber is illegal in Thailand so we recommend downloading the Grab Taxi app for a reliable taxi service. You don't need to bargain price with a driver. It works just like the Lyft/Uber app. Don't forget to download the app before you travel as you may have to verify your credit card for payments. The taxi rate is inexpensive compared to the U.S. Most food & beverage business' charge a Service Charge and tips are not required!
  • If I don't want to always take a taxi, are there other public transportation alternatives?
    Yes, you have more options to get around and explore the city. BTS - sky train service run through city center, financial district, shopping malls areas, great restaurants and popular tourist areas. BTS information counter is very helpful if you need to buy a ticket or find your designated points. MRT - Underground train service runs through city center, tourist attractions, and shopping areas. The line connects to BTS for wider routes. Just ask for a map. Metered Taxi - normal taxies you'll see on the road. They like to target foreigners as they can charge more. Make sure you ask them to turn on the meter and don't accept a flat-rate. Public buses & vans - not recommend. It's not foreigner friendly. Motorcycle - you can see them all the time. The drivers wear an orange vest. If you like adventure fast and furious (sometime) style, please do. We would not recommend if you have to travel far. Taxi ride might be cheaper and safer. Tuk Tuk - Legal Tuk Tuk is only allowed to run in Bangkok old town (Grand Palace side). You won't see them in city center (Financial and business areas). You must bargain the price before riding. It's fun for a short ride to see old town, temples, grand palace as you don't want to inhale too much car exhaust in Bangkok Traffic.
  • Are there AirBnB for short & long stay?
    There are so many accommodations for you to choose in Bangkok and also are very affordable. Just check the places and rates on AirBnB website. You can always ask us about location/safety of the place you will be staying.
  • What hotels do you recommend?
    River Front Hotels offer free boat shuttle to enjoy tourist attractions such as Icon Siam (beautiful & fun shopping and eatery mall by the river, famous temples, the grand palace, night life at Khao San Road, night market at Golden Mountain and the sky train station BTS where you can venture to the city center without traffic. 4-5 Stars Hotel by the river Chatrium Hotel Riverside The Salil Hotel Riverside Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Bangkok Riverside Four Season Hotel at Chao Phraya River Mandarin Orietal, Bangkok Shangri-La Royal Orchid Sheraton Montien Riverside Hotel The Siam Hotel, Bangkok (ask us for discount rate for the wedding night) Unique Boutique Hotels by the river Riva Surya Bangkok Riva Arun Sala Arun Bangkok Sala Rattanakosin ARUN Riverside Bangkok Inn a Day Chakrabongse Villas Baan Wanglang Riverside Amdaeng Bangkok Riverside Hotel Chillax Heritage Hotel Service apartment hotel with laundry and kitchenette (for short & long stay), city center Acadia Suites Bangkok Somerset, Sukumvit Thong Lo Somerset Ekamai Staybridge Suites, Thonglor SIndhorn Midtown Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit Park, Marriott Executive Apartment Fraser Suites Sukhumvit
  • What is the weather like in Bangkok during December?
    Even though it's considered winter in Thailand during December, the weather will still be around 21º - 27º C (70º - 80º F). There is no need to bring a down jacket there!
  • Do I need mobile phone data roaming while staying in Thailand?
    You can find a tourist SIM card at all service provider counters at the airport. They are reliable and inexpensive. Get them before traveling to the city for your convenience as tourist SIMs are hard to find elsewhere. Passport is required and a staff will easily set up your phone for you. There is also Wi-Fi in most malls, restaurants, and coffee shops around Bangkok.
  • How do I exchange money? Do I need cash in Thailand.
    Money exchange is easy. They provide similar rates. Look for green SupeRich counters as they have the best rate among all. Many business especially street vendors and restaurants only accept cash. So make sure you have at least $300 cash for a week of traveling. Check currency rate here: https://www.superrichthailand.com/#!/en
  • Is the water and street food safe to consume?
    Tap water is not drinkable in Thailand. Please buy water bottles at 7-Eleven convenience stores or any local grocer. They are everywhere and cheap. We recommend only consume ice at reputed restaurants (not at street food vendors). Hot food is safe to consume everywhere. Try not to eat raw seafood at street vendors.
  • What else should I bring besides cash?
    We recommend bringing the following: N95 Masks (in case you are sensitive to PM 2.5 dust) Sunscreen Sun hat Sunglasses Lip Balm Hand sanitizer Pocket tissues (some local restaurants won't have tissues/napkins to wipe your hands) Mosquito repellent Chargers and a universal plug adapter in case you run into older outlets. Power requirements are 50hz at 220v. Make sure your adapter reads similarly to 110v~220v. Cigarette lighter car chargers Most of these items can be found at 7-Eleven convenience stores, found at almost any corner around Bangkok, so no need to worry if you forget any of the above.
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