VISA RUN TRIP TO PENANG

This page is designed to help you make the Tourist Visa Trip by yourself to the Thai Consulate, Penang

Note! 60 day tourist visa free until 31st August 2017 ONLY for the following countries Andorra, Bhutan, Bulgaria, China, Taiwan, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Kazakhstan, Latzia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, PNG, Romania, San Marino, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

 

Changing Requirements - March 2017

To get a 60 day tourist visa now everybody must have;

  1. A flight out of Thailand showing the price paid
  2. A rental contract/ hotel reservation for duration of visa with receipt showing price paid

You can change THB to MYR at the border.

Ferry & Bus - Take the car ferry/ night boat 21:00 to Surat then minivan to Had Yai, change to big bus for the rest of the trip to Chulia Street, Georgetown, Penang arrives 17:00 (next day).

On Tuesday/ Thursday / Saturday its always Ko Jaroen car ferry, to find out what ferries run on the other days please contact us as the schedule changes. 

This "joint" ticket can be bought at Island Travel 1650 baht, we use the bus company called Udomrat Tour" look for their sign when you get off the night boat.

Ferry & Train - Take the afternoon Lomprayah ferry 14:45 to Chumpon then train to Pedang Besar arrives 09:53 next day A/C upper is 1407 baht A/C lower is 1497 baht. From there you can buy train or bus ticket (s) onto Butterworth for Penang.

Ferry & Flight - Since Firefly ceased operating from Samui - Penang in November of 2016 there are currently no direct flights to Penang. Air Asia Surat - KL - Penang is an option, we can book this for you just submit an enquiry through to bookings@islandtravelkohtao.com 

When to Go - Best to leave Koh Tao on Sat, Sun, Mon or Tue then you won’t get stuck down there for the weekend waiting to get your passport back.

OverstayIf you overstay your visa stamp you must pay at the border 500 baht per day. To avoid overstay leave Koh Tao at the latest the day BEFORE your stamp finishes

i.e if your stamp finishes on the 12th leave Koh Tao on the 11th  

 

 

Typical Schedules

  1. Leave Tao Sat, arrive Sun, go straight to Jim's, get your pp back on Tue at approx 15:00, leave Penang and arrive back to Tao on Wed
  2. Leave Tao Sun, arrive Mon, go straight to Jim's, get your pp back on Wed at approx 15:00, leave Penang and arrive back to Tao on Thu
  3. Leave Tao Mon, arrive Tue, go straight to Jim's, get your pp back on Thu at approx 15:00, leave Penang and arrive back to Tao on Fri
  4. Leave Tao Tue, arrive Wed, go straight to Jim's, get your pp back on Fri at approx 15:00, leave Penang and arrive back to Tao on Sat

 

**10/10/2017 Please Note; Update from our agent Jim on the ground in Penang; due to the Royal Thai Consulate General now only issuing maximum 200 visas per day it may be necessary to stay an extra night in Penang, to wait for your passport to be returned.**

 

2017 Holiday Schedule for Thai Consulate in Penang

In addition to closing on weekends they will be closed on these days;

April 13 & 14

May 1 & 10

June 12, 26, 27

July 7

August 14 & 31

September 1 & 21

October 13 & 18

December 1, 5 & 25

Office opening hours Monday - Friday

08:30 - 12:30

13:30 - 16:30

 

Changing Requirements - March 2017

To get a 60 day tourist visa now everybody must have;

  1. A flight out of Thailand showing the price paid
  2. A rental contract/ hotel reservation for duration of visa with receipt showing price paid

Jim's Place

We recommend the services of Jim at Jim's place.

His address is 431 Chulia Street, 10200 Penang

Accommodation

There are several guest houses and rooms suitable for a few nights stay in the area surrounding Jim's Place

 

Getting Back To Tao

We recommend asking Jim to explain this trip to you when you're there.