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1. Posted by Travelbob (Full Member 32 posts) 11y

Hi,

Myself and my friend are flying to Bombay in September. Our next flight is out of Bangkok 4 weeks later so we plan on travelling India and make our way to Thailand for our connecting flight. The only problem is.. Burma is in the way! I've looked at flying from Kolkata to Bangkok but it's very expensive. Does anyone know if it's possible to sail from India down to Southern Thailand even? Or indeed any other suggestions would be great appreciated.

Cheers,
Bob

2. Posted by chorpet (Inactive 110 posts) 11y

Sailing from India to Thailand...hmm personally, i think it's not a good idea at all.

3. Posted by Travelbob (Full Member 32 posts) 11y

Really? Safety reasons?

Any ideas on the best way to get there? Is it possible to go across the border into China?

4. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting Travelbob

Any ideas on the best way to get there? Is it possible to go across the border into China?

That would be very, very difficult. You really can't get through the NE states of India to get into China (they're sort of in your way just as Burma is). And fruther West you'd have the Himalayas to deal with. I guess a boat is the only real option. Boat or Plane. Why don't you take a flight or two? Is it money?

5. Posted by Travelbob (Full Member 32 posts) 11y

Yea money basically. We are paying €2000 already for flights so we're trying to keep costs down.

6. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

Is USdollar 160,- between Kolkata and Bangkok expensive??

7. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

I think your only option is flying due to lack of overland bordercrossings (Myanmar and China both absolutely not possible). I don't think there is any connection by boat, maybe from Chennai (south India to Indonesie) but I think it would be the same costs as flying from Kolkata.

8. Posted by chorpet (Inactive 110 posts) 11y

Yeah..better find promotion of airlines. Check for flight that have lots of space left. Usually, they will sell at special rate.

9. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting wouterrr

Is USdollar 160,- between Kolkata and Bangkok expensive??

No that sounds about right. I paid around $300 for Delhi-Bangkok (but of course Kolkata is closer). It's over $100 for Yangoon to Bangkok, so $160 from Kolkata is probably pretty good. What airline?

Sure beats sailing

10. Posted by Travelbob (Full Member 32 posts) 11y

Well if it's $160 that's fine, I didnt think it would be that cheap. I did a few checks and for Indian Airlines they were quoting about $250. Hopefully we'll get something nice and cheap. Any ideas what other airlines do that route? Doesnt have to be Kolkata either. Cheers