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Written by Vengatesh on June 12, 2020 Share on

How to Reach Thailand

Thailand is one of the major travel destinations and is a dream for any vivid travellers. Tourism plays a major role in the market for Thailand because across the world many visitors arrive every year. Thailand is known for Temples, beaches, martial arts and many temples. If you’re confused about how one should reach Thailand. The best and most convenient choice would be to catch a flight, and several flights from India ‘s Metropolitan Cities to several major cities in Thailand such as Bangkok, Phuket and Krabi are open. Despite being a beautiful country which has a lot of beaches, full moon parties and cultural activities. So, here are a few things you need to know about reaching the country and exploring it.

Travel Distance :

The distance from India to Thailand by air may be a little quite 4000 kilometres, while the aerial distance is around 2,386 km. Flights from the main metro cities like Mumbai and Delhi are the most cost-effective thanks to reaching Bangkok from India. Tourists can get “art. Most of them fly to the airport in Bangkok (BKK), the capital of Thailand. Thai Air offers direct flights from Indian cities like Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai to Thailand. Some others connect with the favoured beach destination of Phuket. Given below are a number of the foremost convenient ways of the way to reach Thailand.

Thailand’s International Airports:

Bangkok International Airport
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There are several direct flights from India to Thailand and it’s the best way to reach Thailand. While there are direct flights from popular cities like Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai to Thailand. There are also several direct and connecting flights to Bangkok and Phuket from all the major cities in India. Delhi and Mumbai to Phuket direct flight connections are also available now on Go Air and IndiGo Airlines. 

Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok is the major gateway to Thailand. More than 50 international airlines represent every major carrier in the world. Apart from Suvarnabhumi Airport, there are some regional airports, such as Chiang Mai International Airport, Phuket International Airport. There is a list of airports below which will help you in knowing the airport availability in Thailand.

  • Suvarnabhumi International Airport (Bangkok)
  • Chiang Mai International Airport
  • Chiang Rai International Airport
  • Phuket International Airport
  • Samui International Airport
  • Hat Yai International Airport (Songkhla)
  • U-Tapao International Airport (Rayong)
  • Udon Thani International Airport

Getting Around Thailand

By Flight

By air to Thailand
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Bangkok is often easily reached from most cities in Thailand and from major cities of the planet. The city of Bangkok is served by two airports: the Suvarnabhumi Airport and the Don Mueang Airport. The former is employed by all major international airlines and every one Thai airlines except Air Asia, Nok Air, and Orient Thai, which serve the old Don Muang Airport. Both these airports are approximately 30 km from the city centre. The airport connects Bangkok to global cities like Hong Kong, Singapore, 

Chennai, Sydney, Doha, Delhi, Paris, Frankfurt, etc. Both airports connect the town to Phuket, Macau, Chiang Mai, etc.

By Bus

By bus to major cities in Thailand
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Bangkok is well-connected to all major cities of Thailand via bus routes. There are both private and government-run buses in Bangkok. Usually, they charge almost 100% quiet on regular buses. Bangkok has three terminals: Northern, Eastern, and Southern Bus Terminals which are located away from the city centre to avoid traffic jams. Buses connect Bangkok to various parts of Thailand like Phuket, Krabi, Ko Samui, Surat Thani, Nakhon Pathom, Chanthaburi, and more. There are also inexpensive shuttle buses and minibuses which can be boarded in many parts of the city.

By Train

By train to major cities in Thailand
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All major rail lines originate from Bangkok, at Hua Lamphong, and cover the four regions of Thailand. Faster and much comfortable than buses, travelling by train is the best option when commuting across the country. Basically, there are three categories of classes to choose from. First Class offers a private compartment with air-conditioning. Second Class has both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned cabins but the seats can be converted to bunk beds. Third Class cabins which are non-air conditioned, have mostly wooden benches, and seats come on the first-come, first-served basis.

First Class cabins are usually available for long-distant
If you wish to travel by train with all means then buying the tickets will be a good option to avoid the hassle.

By Car

Travelling by car is a good option for those who prefer more privacy and comfort, as well as those wishing to travel to offbeat cities. While it can be quite expensive to travel by road and you can manage it within the budget if you have good plans and information.

If your hitting road from India, Here are a few facts that would gear up to drive to Thailand:

Where Highway begins: India-Myanmar-Thailand Highway, this road trip will begin from Manipur, India.

Distance from India to Thailand: 4,305 Kms

Best time to Travel: November- February

Things to Carry for Indian citizens:

  • Passport Copies or travel documents
  • Visa Application
  • One Photocopy
  • Visa on arrival fee 10,000 baht per family
  • Last 6 months bank statement and make sure to have a minimum balance of INR 20,000.
  • Original currency exchange slips
  • Valid Passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of arrival
  • Make sure you ‘re carrying a Visa or MasterCard debit card for Myanmar as the country now has a wide set of ATMs in some cities, so you don’t need to worry..

By Sea or Water Travel:

Travelling by Ship is going to be Cheaper than by Air and extensive research would help you, but they Consume Days to Drop you to Thailand and the Frequency might not be much. Flying shall be Expensive but it’s worth it because it definitely saves your time. You can literally be there as soon as you can. However, flying will always be the best option for saving your time and money.

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