Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand is approximately 9 hours by plane from Australia's east coast. Getting to Thailand is convenient and affordable thanks to a great range of cheap flights offered by major airlines such as Qantas, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines. Direct flights are available departing from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, with connecting flights operating out of most Australian cities. Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Koh Samui from Australia, and travellers will need to stop via Bangkok.
The easiest way to get to your accommodation from the airport is by pre-arranged transfer. Flights to Thailand arrive at either Bangkok International Airport or Phuket International Airport, with taxi and shuttle services are available outside the terminal. Clearing customs and immigration can take up to an hour and it is advised you allow for this time when scheduling your transfer pickup. Transfers from the airport to the main accommodation precincts take approximately 45 minutes to an hour depending on traffic. We recommend arranging your transfers prior to arrival to ensure you are using a recommended service provider. Our affordable holiday packages offer extra value by including hotel transfers to make getting to your accommodation easier.
Phuket is located approximately 800km south of Bangkok and is easily accessible via plane. The easiest way to get to Phuket is by booking a direct flight if available, or a connecting flight via Bangkok. Once you arrive in Phuket, many resorts and hotels are located about 40km from the airport and we recommend booking transfer services in advance. Alternatively, there are taxi's and minibus services available, however these are much slower and stop at multiple resorts along the way.
Koh Samui is located just a 1 hour flight from Bangkok and is easily accessible by plane and ferry. There are over 20 flights departing from Bangkok and Phuket to Koh Samui each day. Alternatively, you can catch a ferry from Bangkok across to Koh Samui which will take about 3 hours.
The Phi Phi Islands are located 46km south of Phuket and are one of the most spectacular regions in all of Thailand. The easiest and most affordable way to access the Phi Phi Islands is via ferry. Ferry journeys take approximately 2 hours from Phuket and 90 minutes from Krabi. You can take day trips to the Phi Phi islands or alternatively stay at one of the fantastic resorts.