Thailand’s international train service connects the country to Kuala Lumpur and even Singapore. While international train travel options are limited, travelling within Thailand by train is a safe, economical and excellent way to see the country. In fact, trains are the best way to travel between Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Phuket, Koh Samui or Krabi.
For international tourists, reaching Thailand by air is the most convenient way. There are direct flights to Thailand from all major cities around the world. The Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok is well-connected to all the cities while Phuket International Airport is also a great option if you want to get to the beaches right away. Phuket Airport has two terminals – for international and domestic flights and there are frequent routes with daily flight options as well. There are also international airports at Chiang Mai, Krabi and Koh Samui which are connected through flights from Southeast Asian countries. The national carrier is Thai Airways although you can reach Thailand with other airlines as well.
Thailand is accessible by water from countries like Indonesia and Singapore. There are also cruises from Hong Kong, Australia and Europe which stop at Phuket and Bangkok, although Thailand isn’t often on their list of destinations. Within Thailand, ferries and cruises are a convenient way to see the different islands like Koh Phi Phi and Koh Samui. Within Thailand, ferries and cruises are a convenient way to see the different islands like Koh Phi Phi and Koh Samui. SOTC has a number of exciting Thailand tour packages. They include the air travel to and from Thailand which solves your travel conundrum in the best way possible.
Thailand is well connected to several other countries by road as well. If you’re wondering how to reach Thailand by road, then make sure you have an International Driving Permit and a valid driver’s license. There are also regular bus services from countries like Singapore and Malaysia that take you to Koh Samui or Krabi and Hat Yai. The routes are scenic and lush with greenery. But often, crossing the border can take at least a couple of hours, so keep that in mind as well and leave ahead of time. Within Thailand, you can use the reliable bus services to travel to cities like Phuket, Krabi, Phang Na and others.