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It’s the comfort, style and subtle elegance combined in a winning formula that makes flights from Cape Town to Bangkok with Qatar Airways so special. Sit back and relax in spacious seating on your journey to Thailand’s exuberant and colourful capital, and take your pick from a menu that includes the finest in-flight cuisine. With a choice of award-winning services on offer, and a friendly, attentive cabin crew, you’ll be well on your way to a relaxed holiday.
Bangkok is Thailand’s biggest city by a long shot, and with its eccentric mix of high-rise buildings and traditional street markets, glitzy malls and rickshaws, your senses will be invigorated from the word go. A former trading post on the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok is now a huge modern city packed with palaces, temples and reclining gold Buddha statues.
This internationally important air transport hub is the heart of South Africa’s network and connects to other destinations around the world.
Just 12 miles from the city centre, it also provides direct connections to other African destinations, and has put a great deal of effort into maximising efficiency and providing visitors with a uniquely African passenger experience.
Passengers flying from Cape Town with Qatar Airways will find a fast, friendly and efficient service that ensures the start of their journey is one to remember for all the right reasons.
Transportation and parking
My Citi Bus connects from the Civic Centre on Herzog Boulevard to the airport and takes approximately 30 minutes. If you are carrying a lot of luggage then a taxi may be a more comfortable option. Touch-Down Taxis is the authorised airport taxi service.
It is not advised to hail a cab on the roadside, and it is strongly advised that passengers only use authorised services. There are two ‘Parkade’ areas providing a total of just under 5,800 spaces for short and long-term parking. Covered spaces are also available, and lock-up garages are also available but do need to be booked in advance.
Arriving in Cape Town
Passengers flying from Cape Town with Qatar Airways depart from the International Departures area of the main Terminal building. Once through the security checks, International passengers head to the north of the terminal for outbound flights.
Allow at least two hours before your flight is due to depart to check in and clear security. Executive lounges are available for First Class and Business Class travellers.
Facilities and amenities
The airport is used extensively by business travellers, and to cater to their needs has its own purpose-built business centre in the Southern office block close to the domestic terminal. Fully equipped offices with secretarial support are also available for short and long-term hire.
The airport is fully accessible for disabled passengers. Wi-Fi access is available for a fee, and there are plenty of retail outlets selling a broad selection of locally-made goods, high-end luxury goods and accessories. Food and drink vendors are plentiful, offering light refreshments as well as more substantial restaurant meals.
Book a flight to Bangkok with Qatar Airways and you’ll arrive at one of the world’s most exciting and popular destinations.
Not only a beloved destination by the adventurous travellers and ‘backpackers,’ but it’s also a wonderful destination for the more discerning, luxury travellers.
Whether you’re looking for ancient temples, bustling markets, lively nightlife or absolute luxury, you’ll find it in Bangkok.
Many of the city’s best known sights can be found in the historic centre within the Rattanakosin district.
The most spectacular attraction is the Grand Palace, which was once home to the King of Thailand and today offers visitors a rich mixture of history and architectural splendour.
Within the palace grounds you’ll also discover Thailand’s holiest temple, Wat Phra Kaew. Other highlights in Rattanakosin include the large reclining Buddha statue at Wat Pho and the Thai-European fusion of Wat Ratchabophit.
Other popular districts worth exploring during your trip to Bangkok include Siam Square for sheer high-end luxury shopping, and Silom for its bustling entertainment venues.
For a very different perspective on the city and a more relaxing way to see the sights, go for a cruise down the Phraya River.
Flights to Bangkok with Qatar Airways land at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure.
Before you fly to Bangkok please check the visa and passport requirements.
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