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I am a passionate wanderer from Sarawak on the island of Borneo. This site is a footprint of my travel adventures in Southeast Asia.

Driving in Thailand: Fuel Types Explained & Check Prices Between PTT, Shell, Esso, Caltex, BCP

Petrol Fuel Prices Thailand

If you’re driving in Thailand especially when you’re on a holiday, you may not be familiar with the various types of fuel there and their prices.

Thailand isn’t a top producer of petroleum, whether in Southeast Asia or in the world. Naturally, its petrol prices are also costlier, at least compared to neighboring countries like Indonesia and Malaysia, the top two oil producers in the region.

Driving in Thailand Fuel Types Explained & Check Prices Between PTT, Shell, Esso, Caltex, BCP
Image credit to www.shell.co.th

In Thailand, there are several types of fuel, comprising of various grades of diesel and gasoline. Based on my experience of driving and refueling in Thailand, below I will try to explain each types of the fuel in Thailand:

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AirAsia’s Kuala Lumpur-Surat Thani (KUL-URT) Flights Resumed

Airasia’s Kuala Lumpur-Surat Thani (KUL-URT) Flights Resumed

For those who would like to fly in from Kuala Lumpur to any of the Southern Thai provinces that sits between Hatyai and Hua Hin,  here’s some great news- you no longer have to take connecting flights.

AirAsia has brought back its flight service between Kuala Lumpur and Surat Thani, which was suspended at the end of February 2018. Surat Thani serves as a gateway to interesting holiday spots such as Koh Phangan, Koh Samui, Ranong and Chumphon.

15 Intriguing Things to Do in Chumphon, Thailand
Thung Maha of Chumphon, Thailand.

A check on its website shows that there are as four flights weekly between Kuala Lumpur and Surat Thani, which are on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesday, and Friday. For some reason the fares from Surat Thani to Kuala Lumpur are slightly more pricey.

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