Travel information Thailand
Latest entry information
Due the constantly changing conditions of how to enter Thailand makes it for us not easy to inform you with the correct travel information.
Best is the check with your local Thai embassy for the latest requirements. Their website gives you the most accurate and latest information about how to enter Thailand:
Traveling around Thailand
Keep in mind that the use of face masks in Thailand is desired almost everywhere. Whatever may be thinking about this, the Thai people like you to use them. Main reason is that most of them won’t get any salary if they get sick.
Thai people are very friendly and helpful, and are happy to help as long as you stay polite. Please do not go to extreme barging now, because no one has been allowed to receive aid packages as in Europe.
Furthermore, remind of their norms and values, such as: do not speak too loudly; no bare torso in public places; shoes off and keep your feet on the ground if you are near Thai. Stay a little dressed if you are dealing with official bodies such as the immigration service on arrival or the tourist police. Drinking alcohol on the street is undesirable and the E-cigarette is really prohibited in Thailand.
These are just small things for which you can get a lot in return and a lot of holiday fun.
New metro line between airports
Bangkok’s newest, 41-kilometre Sky train connection connects the time-honored Don Muang Airport to the Thai capital’s growing metro network.
By switching twice you can travel to- and from Don Muang to Suvarnabhumi airport and vice versa.
Bangkok to Koh Samui:
Bangkok Airways provides over 10 flights/day.
Bangkok to Surat Thani:
Both daily flights to Surat Thani.
See boat transfer section for getting to Koh Tao
Bangkok to Chumphon:
For travelers not in a hurry, the train is the most pleasant way to travel to Chumphon.
Night trains leave Bangkok at 19:30 and 22:50 daily and arrive in Chumphon between 3:30 and 6:00.
Air conditioned and fan-cooled sleeping and seated carriages available. Ask the conductor to wake you up for Chumphon station.
Most of the time these trains are fully booked, so a reservation is necessary.
Bangkok Railway station (Hua Lampong) (+66) 02 220 4334
More information about travelling by train in Thailand :
By luxury buses
Bangkok to Chumphon:
Southern bus terminal (Sai Thai).
Air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned buses from about 09:30 to 22:00 daily. The journey normally takes about seven hours.
Bangkok to Chumphon from Kaosan road:
Daily departures are at 06:00 am and between 20:00-21.00 pm, arriving in Chumphon at approximately midday and 04:00.
Possibly the easiest and most hassle free option. Advanced booking recommended:
Boat transfers to Koh Tao
From Koh Samui:
Seatran discovery. -not running currently-
Daily boat service which leaves from Wat Pra Lan pier at 08:00 and 12.30.
Very comfortable access and only 10 minute drive from Samui Airport.
Daily service from:
- Maenam Pier
- 07:00 and 13:00
- Nathon Pier
From Surat Thani:
2 trips daily. Reservation recommended at:
There are also night boat(s) departing around 23:00 from the Ban Don Pier in Surat Thani city
On-line booking at:
Several night boat(s) departing around 23:00