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bangkok to koh samui then chiang mai help on travel

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bangkok to koh samui then chiang mai help on travel

hi all

flying to Bangkok then need to get to Koh samui what is the best way to and from ,then

koh samui to Chiang mai best way getting there

and what prices would we be expecting to pay 2 adults

regards len

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1. Re: bangkok to koh samui then chiang mai help on travel

Best way is also the quickest and most expensive, flying directly to Samui with Bangkok/Thai Airways.

You can also fly to Surat Thani with Air Asia or to Chumphon with Nok Air which are cheaper budget airlines and from there get bus/ferry transfers to Samui.

You can fly direct from Samui to Chiang Mai, otherwise your only other options are to get an overnight train to Bangkok then another train or bus or flight to Chiang Mai or bus to Bangkok then a train/bus/flight to Chiang Mai.

Prices vary hugely between the different forms of transport, so you need to decide whether you are in a hurry and prepared to pay for more expensive flights or want to do it on the cheap or something in between.

Personally I think I would fly from Bangkok to Chiang Mai first using Air Asia or another budget airline and then if budget allows fly direct to Samui. Otherwise as we did this year, we flew from Chiang Rai to Bangkok and then took the overnight train south.

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2. Re: bangkok to koh samui then chiang mai help on travel

thank you , sounds like flying will be the way to go

regards len

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3. Re: bangkok to koh samui then chiang mai help on travel

Flying is cheap. Nok Air is very cheap, then Air Asia is next I recently found. Hope this helps

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4. Re: bangkok to koh samui then chiang mai help on travel

Hi

Just bear in minds that flying with both Nok airs and air Asia are not directly to koh Samui. Both fly to Surat Thani and Nakhon Sri Thammarat then + bus + ferry to koh Samui. As Cass says fly direct from Bangkok to koh Samui with either Bangkok airways (12 flights daily ), Thai airways (2 flights daily) are the easiest and most expensive.

From koh Samui there's flight direct to Chiangmai vice versa ( in particular day check with flight schedule).

Note : Nok airs and air Asia depart from Donmaung airport

Bangkok airways and Thai airways depart form suvarnabhumi airport.

Cheers,

Edited: 11 December 2012, 01:43
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