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I am planning to travel from Chennai (India) to Honolulu (Hawaii). I have the option to travel through Bangkok, Thailand and Seoul, South Korea, and want to know if either of these places will require a transit visa.

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So what is your question? Do you need a transit visa to pass through Thailand or South Korea? If that is your question, you should ask just that. – Flimzy Apr 22 '14 at 13:46
Yes, that is my exact question: Do I need a transit visa to pass through Thailand or South Korea while travelling from India to Hawaii? Sorry for the mess up. – aksrbt Apr 22 '14 at 19:10
I have edited your question to ask this question, then. Can you tell us your citizenship? – Flimzy Apr 22 '14 at 19:14
Thanks a lot. I have Indian citizenship. – aksrbt Apr 22 '14 at 19:16
up vote 6 down vote accepted

Rome2rio presents some possible routings, which go via Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Hong Kong (1st stop) and Japan (2nd stop). Any of these would be a good choice for you, since none of these countries require visas for a same-day, same-airport transfer.

Going via the mainland US makes no sense, it's a long detour in the wrong direction.

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