Travel to Thailand should bring you close to the country’s rich traditions, renowned natural features and gracious people. Whether you’re interested in Buddhism or Muay Thai (Thai boxing), are longing to see Thailand’s awe-inspiring mountains and beaches, or want to explore colorful cities like Bangkok, the resources in this guide will help. Find cheap flights to Thailand, learn how to get around the country, find a place to stay and gain a better understanding of Thailand’s attractions and culture.
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Many travelers take advantage of cheap flights between major attractions and cities in Thailand, but to truly see the country and understand the culture and people, consider buses and trains. The sites in this section show you how.
- Book plane reservations early during the Songkran Holiday, or the Thai New Year (April 13 to April 15).
- Tuk-tuks are “taxis” with three wheels. They’re unique forms of transportation within Bangkok, and generally fares are from 30 baht to 150 baht. Be sure to bargain for your fare, as tuk-tuks lack meters.
- The primary airlines operating routes within Thailand are Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways, while Nok Air has many discount fares within Thailand. Their Web sites have helpful planning tools like route maps that can help you determine which cities to visit.
For general information …
The Thailand Travel Manual
can answer most of your initial questions about traveling through Thailand. Learn about air travel, buses, taxis, tuk-tuks, skytrains, river ferries and water taxis, subways and private transportation.
For train travel …
Thailand By Train
provides everything you ever wanted to know about getting around Thailand by train. Find timetables and routes for the different train lines, and information on the modes of transportation for some of the major cities and provinces. Also find information about traveling to bordering countries.
The Man in Seat Sixty-One
, mentioned in the section on traveling to Thailand, also has valuable information about getting around Thailand by train. Expect to get more in-depth coverage of Thailand train travel than on the previous site.
The State Railway of Thailand
is the country’s state-owned railroad. It has routes throughout the country. Look for information on the various rail lines
, including schedules; use the links near the top of the page to find the other lines.
For buses …
provides a thorough guide to riding buses in Thailand, including buses in Bangkok and buses within and between provinces. Learn where bus terminals are located and how to flag down a bus, and see photos of the different types of buses you’ll see in Thailand.
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