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1st timers to Thailand. Where to fly into?

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newcastle
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1st timers to Thailand. Where to fly into?

In March 2014 we are staying in Patong for 8 nights. We also want to stay at Ko Samui or Phi Phi Island for 6 nights.Which one first? where to fly into ?

Travel suggestions will be most welcome ie which destination first so where to fly into from Sydney, then how to get to next, then where to depart from for return flight to Sydney.

Thanks

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1. Re: 1st timers to Thailand. Where to fly into?

Patong and Koh Samui are not close, the best option would be.....

Sydney to Phuket (you may have to change planes in Bangkok depending on whom you fly with).

Stay in Patong 8 nights then take the ferry to Phi Phi Island.

Its a long trip home from Phi Phi to Sydney, we usually break it up with a stopover on the way home at KL or somewhere.

But flights back the same, Phuket to Sydney (I am sure that they do have direct flights).

Otherwise you could look at doing Koh Samui for 8 nights and then Koh Tao (as an option aside from Phuket & Phi Phi) Fly into Koh Samui and then out from Koh Samui.

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2. Re: 1st timers to Thailand. Where to fly into?

Hi

I think its doesn't matter which way you go first but as above say depends on which airlines you're using.

Thai airways Bangkok - Phuket - koh phi phi - krabi - koh Samui by Bangkok airs direct to koh Samui - koh Samui back to Bangkok with either Thai airs or Bangkok airs for home bound.

Malaysia airlines KL - Phuket with air Asia - Phuket - phi phi - krabi Bangkok airs to Samui - samui back to KL by Bangkok airs direct from island or via ferry to mainland fly back to KL with air Asia.

Singapore airlines, Singapore - silk air to Phuket - phi phi - from krabi fly direct to Samui - Samui back to Singapore with either Silk or Bangkok airs. ** or you can revers this order by do Samui first and Phuket last **

If this involved too much coast and travel time then perhaps sticks to one coast either koh Samui / koh Tao / koh phangan. Or only do Phuket and phi phi.

Phuket and koh Samui are on opposite side of the country and it is quite expensive to fly between theses places. You can travel by bus and ferry but it take longer to get there at least full day with bus and ferry transfers.

Cheers,

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3. Re: 1st timers to Thailand. Where to fly into?

Thankyou MelbourneKimberly. We will havea look at your suggestions and work from there.

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4. Re: 1st timers to Thailand. Where to fly into?

Thankyou Sweetpea 6468. Wow that is a lot of information that you have supplied. We will look at your suggestions and work from there.

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5. Re: 1st timers to Thailand. Where to fly into?

HI,I would find the best flight for yourselves from Syd to Phuket first.You can do a trip to Phi Phi by boat with hotel inc from Phuket,then arrange a return flight to Koh Samui.You can of course get to Koh Samui by land and sea from phuket which is obviously longer but much cheaper.We loved the land and sea option seeing more of Thailand,but the flight is only 40 mins if i remember correctly.Enjoy

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