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Cheap flights over the Malaysian Thai border

Posted by alexthetraveller16 on 3/2/2009 at 18:29

Hi there we are travelling through malysia and into thailand, and then through cambodia and vietnam, however we are a bit stumped in regards to the new rules with people only being granted 15 day visas when travelling into Thailand over land. We are currently in Singapore, and it is possible to get a thai visa at the embassy, but I was wondering whether it was possible to get cheap flights over the Thai malaysian border, we are going to the East coast of thailand, and were wondering if you could give us any iudication of flight prices, as we would then be granted a 30 day visa. Do you you think we could get any flights for under one hundred pounds?

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Posted by swag on 4/2/2009 at 04:46

your best bet for cheap flights is probably tiger from singapore or air asia out of malaysia to bangkok.these flights are very cheap these days well under the 100 pounds.check out their websites. i recently paid about $40 aud for bangkok to hatyai in the south one way.

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Posted by brucemoon on 4/2/2009 at 14:21

Alex

Tiger isn't the only discount way to fly (nothing against Tiger), also Silk Air & Air Asia. Also, you can also find cheap flights from Kuala Lumpur.

There are 2 web browsers that may interest you.

First:

Airninja provides details of low cost carriers from Singapore (or other places):

http://www.airninja.com/index.htm

Put in the links and it'll give you the carriers.


And, there's always Yahoo Travel:


http://travel.yahoo.com/;_ylt=AhMIUmbm1YyX22oNmEI1dPihpYMA?origin=488166


cheers

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Posted by brucemoon on 4/2/2009 at 14:26

Alex

I should add that most travel to Thailand from Singapore (etc.) goes to Bangkok, Phuket or Kho Samui.

If you meant 'east coast', did you mean Trat / Kho Chang etc. then you'd be best to enter via Bangkok (and travel back to east coast from there). There are oodles of carriers for this option. Another is to entertain a flight to Cambodia (eg. Siem Reap), and travel overland.

cheers

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Posted by brucemoon on 4/2/2009 at 14:33

Alex, again.

You didn't say where your jump off point will be from Malaysia.

If Penang, go to Airninja and you'll see various discount airfare options to Thailand.

If KL, as before.

Can't see anything from Langkawi.

cheers

cheers

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Posted by ganujiny on 2/5/2012 at 06:49

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 5/5/2012 at 00:35

"new rules with people only being granted 15 day visas when travelling into Thailand over land"
This is not "new" it has been in place for a few years. It is a visa exempt entry allowed for specified nationalities. Otherwise get a proper tourist visa at a Thai consulate (Kuala Lumpur, Penang, etc.) to get a 60-day entry. As for flights, Air Asia does KL to Krabi, Phuket, Hat Yai, Bangkok, and Chiang Mai. So without a proper visa you could get a 30-day entry (by air).

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Posted by caseyprich on 5/5/2012 at 02:52

"proper" tourist visa . . . i always forget about those . . . always an improper tourist

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Posted by caseyprich on 5/5/2012 at 06:02

oh - probably was a new rule in 2009.

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Posted by calypso218 on 22/7/2012 at 11:15

Air Asia goes from Kuala Lumpur to Surat Thani (jumping off point for gulf islands) for about 35 pounds.

You could take a bus from Singapore to KL, or an even cheaper way is take a local bus to Johor Bahru in Malaysia and then from there get a local bus to KL.

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