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Transportation & Flights in Thailand

Information on getting to and from Thailand, as well as flight, bus and train information inside Thailand. Timetables, routes and fares, plus contact details for airlines, bus and train companies.

Guide to Bangkok Transport
For a relatively small country, Thailand has a really good array of options for domestic air travel. Passengers can choose from three no-frills budget carriers, one "boutique" airline and the country's flag carrier. This means that for most routes there are lots of flights and prices are very affordable (the one exception is flights to Samui,...

Bangkok's Don Muang Airport
Though Suvarnabumi Airport replaced Don Muang back in 2006, the old airport is now Air Asia's hub in Thailand.

Planning a multi-country trip? Find out how to get into and out of Thailand.
Getting in and out of Thailand by air, land and water.

Renting Jet Skis in Thailand
Getting a rental car in Thailand can be an excellent and convenient way to explore the country. Though driving in any foreign place takes a little getting used to, once you get out of Bangkok, Thailand is actually a really pleasant place to drive.

Driving a Rental Car in Thailand
Getting a rental car in Thailand can be an excellent and convenient way to explore the country. Though driving in any foreign place takes a little getting used to, once you get out of Bangkok, Thailand is actually a really pleasant place to drive.

Suvarnabumi Airport in Bangkok
Suvarnabumi Airport in Bangkok is one of Asia's newest and largest airports, with service to destinations in Thailand and all over the world.

Getting to and from Bangkok's Airport
Bangkok's International Airport is about 19 miles from central Bangkok. With the new airport rail link plus a slew of other transport options, it's quick and easy to get from the airport into the city even if you are traveling during rush hour.

Guide to Thailand Songthaew
Songthaew, covered pick up trucks with rows of seats in the back that transport people along set routes, are a common way to get around in Thailand. You'll see songthaew in almost all urban areas and in lots of beach areas, too. Once you know where they're going and how to pay, they are a convenient way to get around.

Guide to Bangkok Motorcycle Taxis
Motorcycle taxis? If you're not used to them, the idea might sound crazy, but in Bangkok, and throughout Thailand, motorcycles are used as taxis. Strap on a helmet and hop on. If you're going on a short ride in the city they're often the fastest way to get around.

Guide to Bangkok Tuk Tuks
Tuk tuks! They're colorful, three-wheeled vehicles used for transporting people and goods and they're all over Bangkok. Tuk tuks can be an inexpensive, convenient way to get around, but you can also get taken for a ride if you're not careful!

Bangkok Taxis
Colorful Bangkok taxis are all over the city and are a great way to get around under the right conditions. To avoid common pitfalls, keep these tips in mind before hopping into one of them.

Guide to Bangkok Buses
The Bangkok bus system will get you anywhere you want to go, though you’ll content with traffic, difficult-to-decipher signage and crowds. This quick guide to Bangkok buses will get you started.

The Bangkok Subway System
Everything you need to know about riding Bangkok’s subway.

Are Thai Trains Safe?
For a long time I wholeheartedly recommended traveling by train in Thailand. But the recent spate of accidents and derailments has me wondering whether or not it's a smart way to travel. I can't offer you any definitive answers here, but I urge you to read through the facts and come to your own reasoned conclusion before you make your plans.

The Bangkok Train System
The Bangkok train system has an above-ground network called the Skytrain or BTS and a subway line called the MRT. The Skytrain and MRT serve some of central Bangkok but many parts of the city, including the Old City, aren’t near either network. Here’s a quick guide to Bangkok’s Skytrain and Subway.

Options for Traveling Inside Thailand
Options for traveling inside Thailand

Guide to Flights in Thailand
For a relatively small country, Thailand has a really good array of options for domestic air travel. Passengers can choose from three no-frills budget carriers, one "boutique" airline and the country's flag carrier. This means that for most routes there are lots of flights and prices are very affordable (the one exception is flights to Samui,...

Thai Airways
Thailand's national airline, Thai Airways, serves all of Thailand and flies all over the world.

Air Asia
Asia's largest low-cost carrier, with flights all over Thailand and the region.

Bangkok Airways
Thailand's boutique airline, with service to most of the country's popular tourist destinations.

Guide to Bangkok Boats
Boats and ferries are a convenient and interesting way to get around Bangkok. They can be intimidating at first but once you figure out the routes and the rules they're very easy to use.

Guide to Longtail Boats
Longtail boats -- fast, colorful, wooden boats with outboard motors, are used all over Thailand. You'll find longtail boats on rivers and canals as well as in the open sea.

Getting to Chiang Mai
How to get to Chiang Mai

Getting Around Chiang Mai
How to get around Chiang Mai

State Railway of Thailand
The official website for Thailand's railway. Find train schedules, ticket prices and other general information here.

Getting Around Phuket


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