I have never been in Thailand before and plan to go there in February 2023. I will come to Thailand with an international flight to BKK and want to continue the journey with a domestic flight from BKK right after. My main question is: How much time do I need in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport BKK between arriving with an international flight and the start of a domestic flight (which are booked seperatly)?
Some background: The international flight (Lufthansa, from Austria) I have booked will arrive in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport BKK on a thursday on 15:20. I would like to continue my journey right after to Chiang Mai CNX. I found a flight with Thai Airways which starts on 19:15, so almost 4 hours after my planned arrival on BKK. Is this enough time, thinking about the points:
- The international flight might have a small delay
- I need to go out of the airport through immigration and collect my lugagge
- I need to check in on the domestic flight and go through security checks again
I found a thread about this topic in the internet, where one person said 3 hours between such flights in BKK should be fine, but the post was from 9 years ago and maybe some procedures have changed since then (especially with Covid).
Thanks for any help! Best regards, Stefan