Sanphet Prasat Palace Bangkok View
Bangkok
View of Lumpini Park and Bangkok
Row of Tuk-Tuks Bangkok
Aerial View Bangkok City

Useful facts for your holiday to Bangkok

Flight and Transfers

Direct flights from Dublin to Bangkok take approximately 12 hours.

Visa Requirements

If you are a Irish passport holder you will not require a visa. You will, however, need six months validity on your passport, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds during your stay.

Language

Thai is the official language, but Bangkok is quite a tourist-driven city so expect most to understand at least a little English.

Transportation

Bangkok’s streets get incredibly crowded and congested , meaning that at peak times traffic flow slows to a crawl. This can mean that your journey times can be heavily extended. Nevertheless, metred taxis and tuk-tuks are a popular and (most of the time) fast way of getting around. Alternatively there are plenty of public transport options including the Skytrain and the Metro. Buses are also a possibly, but have a complex system of routes that might mean it’s worth your while to stick to the other forms of public transport. If you’re considering renting a car and driving yourself in Bangkok: don’t.

Currency

The Thai Baht is the official currency.

Electricity

220V, two or three (grounded) flat or round prongs

Vaccination & Health

As health requirements change please consult with your GP or specialist travel clinic well in advance of your holiday for specific information related to your travel and medical history. Additional information can be found by visiting MASTA Travel health.

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