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    BKK to DMK transfer

    Has anyone done this?

    I see you can take a free bus or taxi for around 400baht

    I don't care about the cost but if I do this, I will have plenty of time to get to DMK so the bus may suit my needs(but I kind of hate busses)

    I am landing at 5:30am so I don't think traffic would be too bad


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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    Has anyone done this?

    I see you can take a free bus or taxi for around 400baht

    I don't care about the cost but if I do this, I will have plenty of time to get to DMK so the bus may suit my needs(but I kind of hate busses)

    I am landing at 5:30am so I don't think traffic would be too bad


    Thanks
    ^^ I toke that free bus two years ago it take one hour early in the morning but it was a shit bus better take a taxi IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    Has anyone done this?

    I see you can take a free bus or taxi for around 400baht

    I don't care about the cost but if I do this, I will have plenty of time to get to DMK so the bus may suit my needs(but I kind of hate busses)

    I am landing at 5:30am so I don't think traffic would be too bad


    Thanks
    I take the bus every time I'm in Thailand, it is an old shit bus but that can be the case for the taxi also so I prefer the bus. I also usually have a lot luggage that is much easier to take on the bus.

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    Paulie I done it a few times, always been pushed for time so took a taxi. Allow 1.5hrs to be safe.

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    We have only ever taken the FREE bus since DMK came back into use. Maybe a dozen times. Original buses were clapped out but then they introduced custom build ones with luggage space and good air-con. These are a little battered now but still comfortable and always do the run in just on 55 minutes and never had one take longer than 1 hour.

    I wouldn't bother with a taxi as one has to queue and the car condition pot-luck. Can always nip upstairs if light on luggage and grab one from Departure level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    We have only ever taken the FREE bus since DMK came back into use. Maybe a dozen times. Original buses were clapped out but then they introduced custom build ones with luggage space and good air-con. These are a little battered now but still comfortable and always do the run in just on 55 minutes and never had one take longer than 1 hour.

    I wouldn't bother with a taxi as one has to queue and the car condition pot-luck. Can always nip upstairs if light on luggage and grab one from Departure level.
    Isn't the condition of cabs dropping off at departures pot luck, too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyGee View Post
    Isn't the condition of cabs dropping off at departures pot luck, too?
    Yes but it avoids the queue ... often very long at DMK.
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    Thanks I would have plenty of time in the early morning and it saves about 300cad so don't see why I shouldn't do it

    Thanks for the info

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    Ok this thread is a moot point

    I've been advised that Ao hates Cambodja because they tried to take her land (meaning Thai land) like 300 years ago!

    So she is out 555

    Also I've been advised, again, that she hates Mynamar also

    I'm going solo and will fly just from BKK

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    Ok this thread is a moot point

    I've been advised that Ao hates Cambodja because they tried to take her land (meaning Thai land) like 300 years ago!

    So she is out 555

    Also I've been advised, again, that she hates Mynamar also

    I'm going solo and will fly just from BKK
    55 Jo felt the same but went anyway. She didn't enjoy Phnom Penh or the city people but loved Siem Reap, it's a world apart from the rest of Kampuchea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaptainrob View Post
    55 Jo felt the same but went anyway. She didn't enjoy Phnom Penh or the city people but loved Siem Reap, it's a world apart from the rest of Kampuchea.
    Yeah I told Ao I think she'd like Siem Reap
    But she wasn't having any of it

    To he honest I don't think Angkor Way would be her thing but she'd like the city

    And I am Happy to go alone and really explore it

    And it does make it much easier for me now

    Then she will pick me up at BKK and off to Koh Chang

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    Yeah I told Ao I think she'd like Siem Reap
    But she wasn't having any of it

    To he honest I don't think Angkor Way would be her thing but she'd like the city

    And I am Happy to go alone and really explore it

    And it does make it much easier for me now

    Then she will pick me up at BKK and off to Koh Chang
    Hope she remembers that you hate being picked up at the airport, and meets you at the hotel. 555
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad View Post
    Hope she remembers that you hate being picked up at the airport, and meets you at the hotel. 555
    Well I do need a ride to Koh Chang!

    So I'm making an exception 555

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    I'm back on doing this transfer

    I can save 350cad to fly r/t DMK to REP

    Plus the flight that from BKK would get me into Siem Reap at 9am and although hotels in Asia are pretty good at allowing early check in that's a a bit early

    Might as well save 350cad and get to Siem Reap at 11am, a much more reasonable time for the hotel

    Although I always keep my bathing suit handy
    If can't check in......I just go to the pool, which is fine by me


    Thanks for all the info

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    I'm back on doing this transfer

    I can save 350cad to fly r/t DMK to REP

    Plus the flight that from BKK would get me into Siem Reap at 9am and although hotels in Asia are pretty good at allowing early check in that's a a bit early

    Might as well save 350cad and get to Siem Reap at 11am, a much more reasonable time for the hotel

    Although I always keep my bathing suit handy
    If can't check in......I just go to the pool, which is fine by me


    Thanks for all the info
    Make note, FREE bus departs from outside door #3 on arrivals floor. You must show electronic or paper copy of onward (ex DMK) booking.
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    Although I always keep my bathing suit handy
    The mind boggles.

    Budgie smugglers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post
    The mind boggles.

    Budgie smugglers?
    Nah, fat guy Polo bathing suit

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    I didn't think you were into the temple stuff tbh. I guess Angkor Wat is a next level oldie temple so even the non temple buffs love it.

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    The artwork there is phenomenal and Angkor Thom fairly interesting too. I'm a non temple guy....although a few have piqued my interest,Angkor Wat,Thom and Koh Ker I found interesting.
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