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5 Best Ways to Travel to Thailand

June 18, 2022 - 2865 views

With awe-inspiring beauty and famous sightseeing, Thailand is a dreamy attraction to tourists around the world. So, how to travel to Thailand? This article will suggest the most convenient way to get to this country. Every year, a large number of inbound tourists visit Thailand. And that is the reason why Thailand has always had a significant position in the international tourism rankings. In other words, there are many convenient ways to travel to Thailand. Here are some suggestions on how you should travel to the Land of Smile

1. Travel to Thailand by air

Traveling to Thailand by air is the best option to save your time and energy. However, it is only convenient if you have enough budget. Or else, check this article out to hunt for the cheapest flights to Thailand.

Thailand has two main airport hubs in Bangkok and Phuket. Both airports are intercontinental airports, and all airlines in Asia have routes to Bangkok. This competition makes the price of tickets to Bangkok very cheap and the services  very good. In addition, other international airports are located in Hat Yai, Krabi, Ko Samui, and Chiang Mai, but these airports restrict aircraft from Southeast Asian countries.

The most famous brand of Thai national airline is Thai Airway, and Bangkok Airway in the surrounding areas. Bangkok airway offers free internet in the boarding lounge.

There are many low-cost airlines flying to Thailand such as China with Spring Airline, Hong Kong with Hong Kong Express, India with Air India Express, Go Air, Jet Lite.

For tourists from Vietnam, you can choose 2 airlines, including Vietjet and Vietnam Airlines, to operate this flight segment with quite a frequency of flights. The flight range includes both direct and one-stop stops. There are currently 4 locations in Thailand where you can take a flight from Vietnam.  Including Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Hat Yai.

Most non-stop flights choose Bangkok as the first stopover location. Then if you want to transfer to other locations in Thailand, you can catch another flight or go by train, taxi or bus.

Travel to Thailand by air - Top 5 Best Ways to Travel to Thailand

Traveling to Thailand by air is the best option to save your time and energy

2. Travel to Thailand by train

Traveling to Thailand by train is probably a brand new and unforgettable experience.

Thailand has 4,431 km of railway network. Allocated by four main routes: SRT North, SRT Northeast, SRT South and SRT East. Currently, Thailand has only expanded international rail lines with Laos and Malaysia.

Thailand is connected to Laos via the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge. Two local trains 913/914 and 917/918 run daily between Nong Khai Station, the last stop on the SRT Northeast route, and Thanaleng Station, located across the Mekong River just 20 km from Vientiane.

At Thanaleng Station, travelers clear exit procedures to leave Laos. Then take the local train 914 or train 918 to cross the Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge into Nong Khai. Once at Nong Khai Station, visitors complete entry procedures to enter Thailand. Ships SP26, EX76 and EX78 of the North East SRT service connect Nong Khai to Bangkok.

The Thai railway network is connected to the Malaysian road network through the Padang Besar border checkpoint in the state of Perlis, territory of Malaysia.  Padang Besar Station has integrated customs and immigration equipment into Malaysia and Thailand. Passengers traveling to the North will check in to leave Malaysia and enter Thailand.

Travel to Thailand by train - Top 5 Best Ways to Travel to Thailand

Traveling to Thailand by train is probably a brand new and unforgettable experience

3. Travel to Thailand by boat

If you are a lover of the sea, the choice of sailing to Thailand for tourism is great. You will have a long period of time floating on the sea with the waves, before coming to Thailand. But you should consider before choosing this way to travel to Thailand, you must not be seasick.

You can book cruise tickets from the ports of Vietnam and dock in Thailand, depending on the needs of your trip.

Usually on board the boat will be served meals or light meals, depending on the fare you choose. Selecting the time to go depends on your preference to see the sea at night or during the day.

When traveling by boat to Thailand you can dock in Phuket, or the small island to travel. Then back to the boat. But usually the time to dock will be limited.

Travel to Thailand by boat - Top 5 Best Ways to Travel to Thailand

If you are a lover of the sea, the choice of sailing to Thailand for tourism is great

4. Travel to Thailand by shuttle bus

If you prefer to travel freely, like the feeling of traveling, the option to travel to Thailand by bus is not bad.

You have 2 routes to choose from when traveling from Vietnam to Thailand by bus

From Hanoi: You go to the bus station and buy tickets:

  • Buy tickets directly: Vietnam - Thailand, beds, very high ticket prices, constantly changing depending on the garage.
  • Buy connecting tickets: Vietnam- Laos, Laos - Thailand. Vietnam to Laos ticket price is 550,000 VND to 600,000 VND. Tickets from Laos to Thailand (Bangkok) range from $ 18 to $ 20 depending on the carrier.

From Saigon: You go to Nhat district, Pham Ngu Lao street, Bui Vien, etc. where there are many travel agencies selling bus tickets to Thailand. This is convenient but you have to pay a commission for ticket agents ranging from 50,000 to 100,000 VND. Another choice is getting to Le Hong Phong St., District 10. Although it is quite far from the city center, you can buy bus tickets directly from the bus companies here and don't have to pay any commission fee. From this city, you still have 2 ways to go to Thailand.

  • Buy direct tickets: Vietnam - Thailand, the price is over $ 50, every day there is a trip.
  • Buy connecting tickets: Vietnam - Cambodia, Cambodia - Thailand. Tickets from Vietnam to Cambodia are $ 10, and from Cambodia to Thailand are $ 20 to $ 22.

 Travel to Thailand by shuttle bus - Top 5 Best Ways to Travel to Thailand

If you prefer to travel freely, like the feeling of traveling, the option to travel to Thailand by bus is not bad

5. Travel to Thailand by car

This is perhaps the most interesting travel experience on the journeys you've traveled. You can either rent a car to drive yourself or hire a car to drive yourself.

When traveling to Thailand by car, consider carefully the issue of going through foreign border gates and driving licenses.

Thailand is bordered by Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia, but driving consciousness in Thailand is still very poor and dangerous. Drunken driving, speeding, and overcoming hazards often occur, while you are on the road you can get lost.

On major festivals such as water festivals, people often splash water on people on the road. Many drivers do not turn on the headlights at night, so you must pay close attention and consider carefully when traveling by car to Thailand.

   Travel to Thailand by car - 5 Best Ways to Travel to Thailand

This is perhaps the most interesting travel experience by car on the journeys 

The above means of transportation is the answer to the question “How to travel to Thailand?”. Traveling to Thailand will certainly have a lot of interesting things. You find yourself the most suitable way to travel to Thailand.

Hope the above share can help you. Have a nice trip!

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