You won't be able to fly directly to Thailand, but there are plenty of indirect flights that link Glasgow and the Asian gem. Most frequent are the one-stop services to the big and bustling capital city of Bangkok, which are offered by the likes of KLM, Emirates and Qantas and take around 15 to 16 hours depending on layover times.
Emirates also offer a one-stop flight to party paradise Phuket which routes via Dubai and takes just under 17 hours. Indirect flights are available to a host of further Thai destinations, but given the fact they can be pretty pricey, it may be cheaper to book a flight to Bangkok and then arrange your own internal onward flight with one of Thailand's budget airlines like Nok Air. Use our flight search tool to find the most suitable route for you.
If you can't find a flight to suit your schedule from Glasgow, nearby Edinburgh also has plenty of services to Bangkok as well as other hotspots in the country. If you'd prefer to fly direct, the only option is to depart from London, where Eva Air, Thai Airways and British Airways have daily direct departures from Heathrow (the journey will take around 11 hours) and Thomson Flights offer winter flights directly to Phuket in around 12 hours.
Once you land at Bangkok, you don't have to take a domestic flight to reach many destinations, and you may be able to shave pounds off your trip by relying on trains and long distances buses. This is worth considering, especially if you can bag yourself a cheap initial flight to Bangkok but plan to explore other parts of the country during your Asian adventure.
It's also a good idea to avoid the peak tourist season which lasts from November to the end of March if you're on a budget, you're much more likely to pick up a lower airfare during the less crowded months of April to June and September and October.