Getting to Malaysia

The central hub of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur served by Malaysia's new international airport  at Sepang,  50km from the city. There is also an international airport in Langkawi. Most tourists either fly into Sepang or arrive overland from Thailand or Singapore.  There are four road border crossings between Malaysia and Thailand. There is also a rail link to Singapore and Bangkok. To get to/from Singapore, cross the causeway at Johor Bahru, catch a ferry or take the train. There are some really bargain flights between the two cities. See:

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Getting to Thailand

A host of international carriers land at Suvarnbhumi International Airport, Bangkok's major airport terminal. The city is 30 minutes by taxi or coach. Phuket and Krabi both  also have an international Airport. Overland travel from Malaysia is also popular and there are four border crossings between Thailand and Malaysia. There is a good overnight train service as well as coach services. There are also overland border posts with Cambodia popular with back-packers.

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Getting to Indonesia

The principal gateways for entry to Indonesia are Jakarta and Bali. Jakarta is serviced by more airlines but, thanks to its huge tourist trade, Bali gets almost as much traffic.

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Getting to Vietnam

The central tourism hub of Vietnam is Ho Chi Min City (Saigon) which is situated in the south. The other major gateway is Hanoi in the North. Da Nang, in central Vietnam, also has an international airport. Most of the major international Airlines fly  or have code-share flights to Vietnam.  Domestically Vietnam Airlines covers the whole country. There are a number of road border crossings from Cambodia, Laos and China.  For full details go to:  

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By Air :   Langkawi has an international airport with rer flights from Kuala Lumpur

Airlines :    Air Asia     Malaysian Airlines    Silk Air

By Ferry :  There are a number of take-off points to Langkawi Island - from the Georgetown jetty in Penang, Kuala Kedah jetty in the Kedah and Kuala Perlis jetty in Perlis. From Thailand the ferry leaves from Satun.

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Pangkor Island

By Air :  It is possible to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Pangkor Island Direct.  Flights leave from Kuala Lumpur from the domestic airport Subang Jaya -  not from KLIA.

For schedules and fares see:    Berjaya Air

The nearest port city to the Island is Lumut.

By Coach :  To travel to Pangkor by bus from Kuala Lumpur you need to travel to Puduraya. At this bus-station you can purchase a ticket to Lumut.  The deluxe  bus takes approximately 3 to 4 hours.

By Car :   Lumut is about a 3 hrs drive from Kuala Lumpur. From KL, head north to Batu Gajah. Follow route 5 to Sitiawan. Take route 18 or follow the signs to Lumut

By Ferry :   From Lumut, there are ferries taking passengers across to Pangkor Island  every ½ hour. There will be taxis waiting at the ferry terminals on the island. There are also motor bike rentals available.



Pangkor Laut

By Air :  It is possible to fly from Kuala Lumpur to Pangkor Island Direct.  Flights leave from Kuala Lumpur from the domestic airport Subang Jaya, not from KLIA. From Pangkor Island you may travel to Pangkor Laut  via Lumut by Ferry. For schedules and fares see:  Berjaya Air 

The nearest port to the Island is Lumut.

By Coach : To travel to Pangkor by bus you need to travel to Puduraya. At this bus-station you can purchase a ticket to Lumut. The deluxe VIP bus takes approximately 3 to 4 hours.

By Car :   Lumut is about a 3 hrs drive from Kuala Lumpur. From K L, head north to Batu Gajah. Follow route 5 to Sitiawan. Take route 18 or follow the signs to Lumut

By Ferry :  From Lumut, there is a ferry terminal for exclusive use by Pangkor Laut’s guests.




By Air :   Phuket has an International airport with regular flights from Bangkok & Kuala Lumpur.         

Air Asia      Bangkok Airways      Phuket Airlines      Thai Airways       Malaysian Airways

By Coach :  Three  air-conditioned VIP buses leave daily from Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal  (Tel. 02434-7192). Standard buses make frequent connections to Surat Thani and nearby towns on the mainland ( 6 hrs to Surat )

By Minivan :  Minivans to and from Surat Thani, Krabi, Ranong and other southern cities leave on regular schedules throughout the day. In each city, minivan operators work with the hotels and arrange free pickup so it's best to book through your hotel front desk.



Koh Lanta

By Air :   The nearest airport is in Krabi Thai Airways ,  Bangkok Airways  and  Phuket Airlines  offer  regular flights from Bangkok.

By Coach :   From Bangkok – Krabi  a daily bus service is available departing from the Southern Bus Terminal  (Tel: 02-434-7192 ) The trip takes about 12 hours. The schedules are 6pm and 6.30pm. From Phuket - Krabi it takes at least three to four hours. There are buses that leave from Phuket daily. Krabi- Koh Lanta.  Regular minivans leave the bus terminus.  It is also possible to take a ferry.

By Sea :  From Krabi visitors can travel from Krabi - Koh Lanta via a ferry during high season (November to April). The ferry departs from Klong Chi Lard Pier, which is about five kilometers from downtown Krabi. The ferry departs at 11am and arrives at Saladan Pier on Koh Lanta at 1pm. The return trip to Krabi is at 8am. The ferry doesn’t operate during the low season (May to October). From Phuket  take a ferry to Koh Phi Phi  and then catch another ferry to Koh Lanta.



Koh Chang

By Air :  The closest airport is TRAT.  Fights from Bangkok are operated by  Bangkok Airways  Minivan taxis are available to take you to the ferry point at Laem Ngop.

By Coach :  There are many coaches leaving Bangkok’s  Eastern Terminus - Ekamai bound for Trat. From Trat you can catch a bus or minivan down to the ferry jetty at Laem Ngop. There are also buses running directly from Bangkok’s Ekamai terminus directly to the Ferry Point. Once you arrive on the Island you will easily find minivan taxis which take you direct to your hotel.  The Ferry closes at 17h00.



Koh Samui

By Air :  Bangkok Airways operates more than 40 flights a day on its Bangkok-Samui, Samui-Phuket, Samui-Pattaya,  Samui-Krabi &  Samui-Singapore routes.    Bangkok Airways

By Coach :  Coaches leave from Bangkok and Phuket daily. The nearest town on the mainland is Surat Thani. From here you can take a minivan taxi to the ferry. Some tickets include the ferry ride.

By Train :  The main line from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur stops at Surat Thani.  From the station take a minibus taxi to the Ferry.

By Ferry : Two ferry companies operate from three piers along the Surat Thani coast on the main land and from two piers on Koh Samui.

Ratcha Ferry Co:  Their vehicle and passenger ferries run from Don Sak pier to Thong Yang pier on Koh Samui, departing daily at 8 am, 10 am,12 noon, 2 pm and 5 pm. The crossing takes one and a half hours. From Samui's Thong Yang pier, there are seven daily departures at 7 am, 8 am ,10 am, 12 noon, 2 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm.

Express Passenger Ferry :  An express passenger ferry service, departs from Tha Thong pier three times a day, at 7.30 am, 11.30 am, & 2 pm. Songserm Travel also operates a slow night boat from Ban Don pier in Surat Thani to Koh Samui. It departs at 11 pm & arrives at Nathon pier at 5 am.



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By Air : The nearest airports are Hat Yai in Southern Thailand &  Langkawi in Malaysia. Air Asia fly to both. From Hat Yai take a mini van taxi to Satun. From Satun take the shuttle down to Pak Barra Pier. From Langkawi airport take a taxi to Telaga Harbour which is the departure point for the ferry.

By Ferry from Thailand :   The pier is situated at  Pak Barra and is a short taxi ride from the town of SatunSatun can be reached by coach from Bangkok, Phuket and most towns in Southern Thailand. Ferry Times:  Pak Barra  -  Koh Lipe:  11h00 – 13h00.  Koh Lipe - Pak Barra: 09h00 – 09h30 – 14h00

By Ferry from Langkawi :  The departure point is Telaga Harbour, a short taxi ride from the airport.  Departures are on:  Fridays, Saturday and Sundays. Langkawi - Lipe - Langkawi. On Wednesdays  there is a Lipe - Langkawi trip subject to confirmation.

Thai Ferry Centre
Tel: +66
(0) 74 732510     Fax: +66(0) 74 732511




By Air :   Bali has an international airport which is served by many regional and international airlines. Some of these are: Air Asia; Air France; Australian Airlines; Cathay Pacific; China Airlines; Malaysian Airlines; Quantas; Singapore; Thai Airways; Garuda Indonesia  



Lombok Island

By Air :  Lombok Island can be reached by air from Bali and Jakarta as well as other domestic destinations. The following airlines fly to Lombok: Merpati; Batavia Air; Trigana Air; Lion Air; Wings; Garuda Indonesia

By Ferry from Bali: The Mabua Express takes 2.5 hrs. It leaves from Benoa Harbour and docks at Lembar  in Lombok. For bookings:



Halong Bay

By Air :  The only flight option at this time is to charter a helicopter. Contact:

By Road: There are a number of luxury coaches  for Halong Bay departing usually around 07h00. The Journey takes 3 hours. Coach and boat accommodation are usually sold in one package. Contact



Hue & Surrounding Beaches

By Air :  Hue has an airport with links to Hanoi, Ho Chi Min and Da Nang. Vietnam Airlines

By Train :  There are a number of reasonably comfortable trains departing from Hanoi (12 hrs) and Ho chi Min (21 hrs) on a daily basis. The journey usually requires an overnight. For full details see:



Phu Quoc Island


By Air :  There are a number of daily flights departing from Ho Chi Min City.  Vietnam Airlines   

By Coach and Ferry: Coaches leave Ho Chi Min daily for Rach Gia. While it a scenic journey it takes around 12 hours. From Rach Gia to Duong Dong on Phu Quoc there are a number of ferry options.

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