The great majority of visitors
around the world arrive in Thailand by air on one of the many
scheduled flights from Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.
Regular rail services link Singapore
and Bangkok with intermediary stops at Kuala Lumpur, Butterworth,
Penang and major southern Thai towns.
Thailand has several border crossings,
mainly used as gateways for one-day tours, between Malaysia,
Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia.
Overland entry to Thailand
is restricted to three road crossings on the Thai- Malaysian
border, and the bridge spanning the Mekong River between Laos
and Thailand at Nong Kai. There are no riverboat connections
with Thailand. Cargo ships calling at Bangkok's Klong Toey
port sometimes have passenger cabin facilities. Cruise ships,
such as Cunard's Queen Elizabeth II periodically visit Pattaya
on Thailandís east coast.