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Thailand Getting in & out

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Bangkok is one of Asia's largest hubs as well as the busiest airport in Southeast Asia; practically every airline that flies to Asia also flies to Bangkok, meaning competition is stiff and prices are low.

There are also international flights directly to/from Chiang Mai, Ko Samui, Phuket, Krabi, Hat Yai and Udon Thani. Kuala Lumpur and Singapore are excellent for catching flights into Thailand, with flights into several of these smaller Thai cities, meaning that you can skip the ever-present touts and queues at Suvarnabhumi.

The national carrier is the well-regarded THAI Airways, with Bangkok Airways filling in some gaps in the nearby region. Bangkok Airways offers free Internet access while you wait for boarding to start at your gate.

You can also get to Thailand by road from several country borders. Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Malaysia provide border-crossing points. It is even possible to start the journey from Singapore.

The country's sole international train service links to Butterworth (near Penang) and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, continuing all the way to Singapore. Tickets are cheap even in first class sleepers, but it can be a slow ride; the 2-hour flight to Singapore will take you close to 48 hours by rail, as you have to change trains twice.

The luxury option is to take the Eastern & Oriental Express, a refurbished super-luxury train that runs along the same route once per week, with gourmet dining, personal butler service and every other colonial perk you can think of. However, at around US$1000 one-way just from Bangkok to Butterworth, this is approximately 30 times more expensive than an ordinary first-class sleeper!

It is also possible now to travel by ferries in high season (Nov – May) from Phuket and island hop your way down the coast all the way to Indonesia. The route covers several islands and hits Malaysian immigration at Langkawi. There are also occasional cruises from Malaysia and Singapore to Phuket and Bangkok.

Transport Hubs in Thailand

Airport Ko Samui Airport
Ko Samui Airport ('''USM''') is a private airport originally built by Bangkok Airways. Bangkok Airways is still the main operator and was for a long time the only airline with services to Ko Samui from Thailand until ... more
 1 Fans, in Ko Samui
Airport Phuket International Airport
Air Asia Silk Air and Tiger Airways have regular international flights from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Domestically, Bangkok Airways Thai AirAsia and One-Two-GO Airlines fly from Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Ko Samui for generally less than US$30 - US$50 one way. Bo... more
in Ko Yao Islands
Airport Krabi International Airport
(KBV) is about 10 km from the city limits, 15km from city centre. It is 40km from Ao Nang and 23km from Had Yao. To/from Bangkok Thai Airways Air Asia operate daily direct flights to/from Bangkok. To/from Ko Samui Bangkok Airways operate flights to Koh Samui.... more
in Krabi
Bus Terminal Songserm Rung Rueang Co.Ltd.
- Boat leaves from Tha Yang Pier daily at 7.00PM and arrives Ko Tao at 10.00PM From Ko Tao, the departure time for Chumphon is 2.30PM and arrival is at 5.30PM For detailed information, please contact tel. 0 2280 7897, 0 7745 6274
in Chumphon
Bus Terminal Ko Charoen Car Ferry Co.,Ltd.
- Boat leaves from Tha Yang Pier on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11.00PM and arrives Ko Tao at 5.00PM From Ko Tao, boat departs for Chumphon on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. It arrives Tha Yang Pier at 5.00PM the fare is 250 baht per person. For more infor... more
in Chumphon
Bus Terminal Rua Reo Lom Phraya Co.,Ltd.
- Boat leaves from Ao Thung Makham Noi Pier at 7.00PM 1.00PM and arrives Ko Tao at 8.30PM 2.30PM From Ko Tao boat departs for Ao Thung Makham Noi Pier at 10.00PM and 3.00PM It arrives at 11.30PM 4.30PM
in Chumphon
Airport Airport
Hat Yai International Airport (HDY) Taxi rides to Hat Yai city can be found at the airport entrance for which the drivers will ask around 250 baht,you also can use the airport limo service which costs 300 baht. A minivan service into the city costs 80 baht. A b... more
in Hat Yai
Airport Suvarnabhumi Airport
Located 30 kilometers (19 miles) to the east of Bangkok, space-age Suvarnabhumi Airport (สุวรรณภูมิ, pronounced "soo-wanna-poom") () () started operations in September 2006 and is now Bangkok'... more
in Bangkok
Airport Don Muang Airport
Don Muang Airport (or Don Mueang), about 30 kilometers north of downtown, was Bangkok's main airport until 2006. The airport currently handles Nok Air and Orient Thai domestic flights, but the former international terminal is now limited to charters and gen... more
in Bangkok
Airport Facilities At Suvarnabhumi Airport
Suvarnabhumi offers all facilities you would expect from a major international airport. There's a transit hotel, ATMs, money exchange, restaurants, tax-free shops, an observation lounge and even a "redemption booth", very reassuring for karmically chal... more
in Bangkok
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