You’d be hard pressed to find a Singaporean who doesn’t love Thailand. For the city-loving night market hoppers, there’s Bangkok. For those who enjoy the sun, sand, and sea, there are the scenic islands of Phuket, Pattaya, and Koh Samui.
And judging by how often Singaporeans jet set to Thailand, there doesn’t seem to be a ‘best’ time to visit the land of the smiles… Or is there?
Well, there may not be a universal ‘best’ time to visit Thailand, but there is definitely a perfect one that suits you and travel partners’ unique preferences. Read on to find out more.
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Thailand Weather and Flight Price Trends
The first thing most travellers consider is flight price. There’s nothing much to say except that we love a good bargain!
The next factor is the weather. The tropical climate is similar to Singapore in that it’s rain or shine only. However, during the cooler months, some regions like Chiang Rai can go as low as 10 degrees Celsius. So depending on what you like, you might find yourself enjoying different “seasons” better.
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November, December, January, February
This is the most popular time to visit Thailand because it is the coolest period. Some call it “air-con” weather—it’s cool and dry, perfect for spending time out. That said, this also means large tourist crowds, so you have to be prepared for that.
Typically, it is the most expensive to visit Thailand in the cool months because it is the ‘best’ period to travel for many. If you’re looking for an off-peak price, this is not the period to be looking at.
March, April, May — Now!
Weather: Hot, Dry
Prices: Normal – Cheap
This is the hot favourite time to visit Thailand—quite literally, because these months are when temperatures are the highest! Despite it being the hottest and most humid season, it is also when many local festivities like the Songkran are happening.It also hardly rains, so if you’re a beach goer, this is the travel period for you.
Ticket prices are unlikely to be at its lowest because the heat does not deter many local tourists! We’re guessing it’s because the weather is comparable to Singapore’s.
June, July August, September, October
Also known as the monsoon season of Thailand, this quarter is when the rainfall is the highest. It is the least popular season, and hence the cheapest.
Thankfully, thunderstorms are far and few between, and it’s usually just light showers for one to two hours. So if you can bear with a few short pours every now and then, you may enjoy Thailand better thanks to the relatively cool weather and quiet crowd.
In A Nutshell…
In general,Thailand is a relatively affordable destination for Singaporeans to travel to, so it’s more important to consider if the weather and crowd will be suitable for your itinerary plans. The prices don’t fluctuate as much as other destinations like Japan, which explains why it’s popular with locals all year round.
If you’re looking to score a good bargain, one useful tip is to book your holiday about one month in advance. According to flight search engine KAYAK.sg, booking in this window can help you save up to 29% on your flight! (READ MORE: Statistics Show That THIS Is The Best Time To Book Your Holiday)
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