How to get to thailand from bali indonesia

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1. Posted by Bianca8725 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 26w Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone! Im just new here and i need some help cause im going to bali indonesia this 24th july and i want to travel from thailand and some near countries here in asia. Is there anyone knows how to travel by train or ferry from bali indonesia to thailand? I dont want to travel by plane cause its more cheap if i will do the land travel.. any thoughts from you guy?!.. thanks :)

2. Posted by westwind57 (Full Member 77 posts) 26w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Bianca8725

Is there anyone knows how to travel by train or ferry from bali indonesia to thailand? I dont want to travel by plane cause its more cheap if i will do the land travel.

Overland travel would roughly mean that you have to get from Bali to Java, probably Sumatra, Singapore (can be skipped probably) and then Malaysia. Local trains, buses & ferries. Nice to do of course, and an adventure by itself - if you have time - but I seriously doubt if it is really cheaper than flying with some of the ultra low cost carriers in S.E. Asia.

3. Posted by hungodd (Budding Member 11 posts) 26w Star this if you like it!

I don't thing traveling on the sea is cheaper than by planes, i think it will be more than $3000 to get a trip from Bali to Singapore and then on the roads are also not budget very much to your wallet.

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2073 posts) 26w Star this if you like it!

You really have to pull up a map on a computer and look at the distance involved. Not to mention all of the water between various islands. (If you are only using a phone research you might benefit from a bigger computer screen.)

Map:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/South+East+Asia/@6.7386952,76.9957665,3z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x3233af605e720cd5:0x28a70f18542d1b91!8m2!3d-2.2179704!4d115.66283

I think a discount airline will end up cheaper than all of the boat rides and bus rides. From Singapore or Malaysia there is rail service that goes to Bangkok and on up to Chiang Mai. Long slow ride! (Singapore is not cheap.) Below link has information for train travel to Thailand from Singapore, Malaysia and within Thailand.
https://www.seat61.com/Malaysia.htm

Pull up a website for Air Asia and see how much a flight costs using a discount carrier. Then figure in the time and cost to get to a place where you can use a train to Thailand. (Time is money too if you pay for hotels, food, ferry boat or bus rides just to get to a jumping off point for long distant train rides.)

Enter your departure date on below link and see what the cost for Bali DPS to Bangkok Don Muang DMK is. Then you have a price to compare other airlines and transportation against.
https://www.airasia.com/en/home.page

Your choice.

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Apr-2018, at 03:51 by karazyal ]

5. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1047 posts) 26w Star this if you like it!

In July, the lowest one-way fare from Denpasar (DPS) to Bangkok's Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) is US$80 on Malindo Air with a stop in Kuala Lumpur (KUL); or a nonstop flight on Thai AirAsia (also to DMK) for US$94. You can check out flights and prices at Google.com/flights.

Want to find out how much it will cost using ferries, bus, rail, etc.? Go to www.rome2rio.com, then plot your route from point to point. You'll discover that flying will be much less expensive than surface travel. But if you have a fear of flying, or you simply want to see the sights and have the time and money to do so, by all means go overland.

There are several reasons why Asia is the fastest growing region for air travel. One of them is the rise of low-cost carriers such as AirAsia and Scoot. You can even fly from KUL to Honolulu (HNL) for as little as US$235 one way on AirAsia X.

May 21 - 2:00 PM – 12:30 PM
AirAsia X
16h 30m
KUL–HNL
1 stop
2h 0m KIX
$235

6. Posted by westwind57 (Full Member 77 posts) 26w Star this if you like it!

Quoting berner256

In July, the lowest one-way fare from Denpasar (DPS) to Bangkok's Don Mueang International Airport (DMK) is US$80 on Malindo Air with a stop in Kuala Lumpur (KUL); or a nonstop flight on Thai AirAsia (also to DMK) for US$94. You can check out flights and prices at Google.com/flights.

Want to find out how much it will cost using ferries, bus, rail, etc.? Go to www.rome2rio.com, then plot your route from point to point. You'll discover that flying will be much less expensive than surface travel.

I like that site. I actually calculated this a while ago because of a wild idea of doing making that overland/sea trip. If you don't stop & stay anywhere (not stopping and visiting places on the way would be a waste!), even then it still would have taken about 5 to 6 days pure transportation time, using the cheapest local transportation (local bus, train, ferry)... if all schedules would work. And then you can do it for something between US$ 200 - 300 transportation costs only. So that's already more expensive than flying.

Plus most of the ferries between Indonesia and Malaysia have been taken out of operation anyway, because of competition from low cost flights. I would not like to even think about the safety/maintenance condition (budgets) of the ones that are still left (if any).

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Apr-2018, at 05:19 by westwind57 ]

7. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1047 posts) 26w Star this if you like it!

Online tools make travel planning much easier. That's a reason I now carry a smartphone on all trips. For example, when I was in Vladivostok last year (on my way to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky) Google Maps told me what bus to catch to my hotel, including where to get on and off; how long it would take; and what the fare would be. I had the phone on; and I could follow the progress. Getting off the bus, it gave me step-by-step directions to the hotel.

There are many useful Web sites and apps. For example, when Delta Air Lines canceled a flight to New York because of weather, there was a long line of passengers waiting to talk to an agent. You can bet phone lines were jammed. What to do? I simply used the Delta app on my mobile phone and rebooked. Presto!

I'll be in Japan next week; and I already know what trains to catch while I'm there thanks to http://www.hyperdia.com/en/

Let technology be your friend; use it to explore!

8. Posted by UliS (Respected Member 93 posts) 26w Star this if you like it!

If you don’t want to go by air (by AirAsia or other low cost airlines it will be much cheaper) you have to go by bus and ferry from Bali to Banyuwangi from there by train to Jakarta (alternative but from Bali to Surabaya by bus then train to Jakarta or PELNI boat) from there by PELNI boat to Bintan or Batam on the Riau Islands (www.pelni.co.id this website is not always working and you can’t book anything there only find the departure times, from Jakarta maybe 4 boats per week from Surabaya maybe 1 boat per week, but it is the biggest shipping line in Indonesia), from Bintang and from Batam are frequent speed boats to Singapore and maybe 1 or 2 speed boat per day to Johore Bahru.
From the Singapore Woodlands Train Checkpoint you can go by train until Bangkok ( you will have to change train at the Malay/Thai border and in Hat Yai and it is cheaper if you change train also in Johore Bahru and buy the ticket for Malaysia there, alternative you can also go by bus to Bangkok, also then cheaper to buy the ticket in JB).

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Apr-2018, at 09:50 by UliS ]

9. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 406 posts) 26w Star this if you like it!

Asia has some very cheap airlines.
Although you may be restricted by what time/day you can fly, I'd be surprised if it's half the price of overland travel...