(Closed) Thailand help!

posted 8 years ago in Travel
Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

I’d suggest looking into Nok Air – that’s who I use to get around SE Asia (I travel there for business yearly and usually tack on a vacation to the beginning or end of the trip).

The only thing is that I don’t think you can book those online from outside SE Asia… you’d have to just buy the tickets when you get there (which is not nearly as intimidating as it sounds, unless you’ve like never traveled in Asia before or something).

http://www.nokair.com/NokConnext/aspx/Welcome.aspx

Where in Thailand are you going? There are buses and trains throughout SE Asia as well that are very easy to navigate. Also, can I recommend spending some time in Laos? It’s beautiful and rather unspoiled compared to touristy Thailand and politically heavy Cambodia (don’t get me wrong – I LOVE LOVE LOVE Cambodia and hope to live there someday, and Thailand is my second home-away-from-home, but Laos is beauuuuuuutiful).

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

As daydreamwanderer asks, where abouts in Thailand are you going? I absolutely LOVE Thailand and go there a few times a year. FI’s family have a house in Hua Hin (2.5hrs drive) from Bangkok. We normally call a taxi (proper taxi and not a tuk tuk)… it costs about 2000-2500bhat for the 2.5hrs drive.

We’ve also taken an 8hr taxi ride from Phuket to Hua Hin… I can’t remember how much it cost exactly, but it was definitely cheaper than flying. Then again, I probably wouldn’t do it again, because it was 8 whole hours!!! Thats like flying from HK to Australia!!

Obviously we take taxis to and from because we go there all the time, so we don’t really consider ourselves as ‘tourists’ anymore and are more interested in getting from A to B…. Just a suggestion!

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Thai airways has cheap domestic flights. You might also consider first-class sleeper trains. Not exactly “first class”–but very inexpensive and you get a private cabin–go to sleep and you wake up the next morning at your destination. It was very convenient!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I second the trains. i have done the train a few times and it was wayyyyyyyy cheaper. Definitely an experience and you get to see so much more.Check out Tiger Airways and Air Asia also.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

As above posters indicate, Nok Air and Air Asia are good bets. If you buy ahead of time you can normally get a better deal, but when we arrived at the Bangkok Airport we went right to the Air Asia desk and bought a ticket to Phuket leaving a few hours later for a pretty good deal. I believe that with Angkor Wat, though, there is a monopoly by Bangkok Air so prices are really high (by SE Asia standards)

 

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