Flights from South Africa to Thailand

To help you plan your trip, we’ve put together some options for flights from South Africa to Thailand. At the time of writing (December 2023) there are no direct flights from South Africa to Thailand. However, several airlines offer connecting flights with only one stop. We’ve listed some of the most popular routes for South African travellers flying to Thailand.

Flights from Cape Town

AirlineRouteFlights
(per week)
EmiratesCape Town-Dubai-Bangkok8
EmiratesCape Town-Dubai-Phuket8
Qatar AirwaysCape Town-Doha-Bangkok14
Qatar AirwaysCape Town-Doha-Phuket14
Singapore AirlinesCape Town-Johannesburg-Singapore-Bangkok7
Singapore AirlinesCape Town-Johannesburg-Singapore-Chiang Mai7
Singapore AirlinesCape Town-Johannesburg-Singapore-Phuket7

Flights from Durban

AirlineRouteFlights
(per week)
EmiratesDurban-Dubai-Bangkok4
EmiratesDurban-Dubai-Phuket4
Qatar AirwaysDurban-Doha-Bangkok4
Qatar AirwaysDurban-Doha-Phuket4
Singapore AirlinesDurban-Johannesburg-Singapore-Bangkok7
Singapore AirlinesDurban-Johannesburg-Singapore-Chiang Mai7
Singapore AirlinesDurban-Johannesburg-Singapore-Phuket7

Flights from Johannesburg

AirlineRouteFlights
(per week)
EmiratesJohannesburg-Dubai-Bangkok12
EmiratesJohannesburg-Dubai-Phuket12
Ethiopian AirlinesJohannesburg-Addis Ababa-Bangkok7
Qatar AirwaysJohannesburg-Doha-Bangkok18
Qatar AirwaysJohannesburg-Doha-Phuket18
Singapore AirlinesJohannesburg-Singapore-Bangkok7*
Singapore AirlinesJohannesburg-Singapore-Chiang Mai7
Singapore AirlinesJohannesburg-Singapore-Phuket7
*Johannesburg-Singapore-Bangkok = 10 flights per week until 29 March 2024

Important notes

  • South African passport holders travelling for tourism are granted visa-free entry to Thailand. This allows a stay of up to 30 days. This can be extended for a further 30 days (application fee of 1,900 Baht) at any immigration office in Thailand. Extensions are at the discretion of the immigration office.
  • You must have a return ticket to qualify for visa exemption.
  • Your passport must have at least 6-months validity.

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