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Travelling from China (Nanjing) to Thailand (Phuket)
17th November, 2013
New to these forums so apologies if I posted this in wrong place.
Hey, so I am planning to travel from China to Thailand, more specifically from Nanjing to Phuket during China's spring festival. Have rough dates in my head for around the 1-3/02/14 to around the 17/02/14.
I'm looking advice from anyone who may have travelled from China (Eastern) to Thailand on a few things.
Firstly cost, I have priced some flights using skyscanner from Nanjing airport direct to Phuket during the dates I have stated. Its Â£350 for the return journey. I am wondering if there is a cheaper and better way to get to Phuket? Say maybe, a flight from somewhere else in China or to somewhere else in Thailand. I have read some lonely planet pieces about travel agents in China offering decent deals for travelling? Obviously I don't want an arduously long drawn out journey but anything cheaper would be better!
Secondly is it even sensible to stay in Phuket that long? In terms of cost? Or should I just stay a few days there and move elsewhere?
Any help would be great from anyone who knows, well..anything
Manys thanks guys
#1 Posted: 17/11/2013 - 11:47
Check prices flying out of Hangzhou via Bangkok (or ex-Shanghai via KL) on Air Asia http://www.airasia.com
In terms of cost I'd get out of Phuket as soon as possible. Prices going ridiculous there, but it does offer the most flight options in the south. There is a bus service running between Phuket airport and Phuket town for 90 baht (compared to taxis that will sting you for 800+) http://www.airportbusphuket.com
Suggestion: get a ferry to Ko Lanta which has a wide range of accommodation/prices, rent a scooter and explore the various beaches.
#2 Posted: 19/11/2013 - 07:56
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