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Thread: Inter-city bus transport

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    Feb 2011

    Inter-city bus transport

    The current curfew has little or NO affect on provincial and inter-city coach transport.

    A new online booking service is available which may suit non-thai speakers. Payments can be made online or via 7-11's within 3 hours of confirming a seat.

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    Cheers, Rob.
    Lifes journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but to skid in sideways totally worn out, shouting: holy s.h.i.t what a ride!

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    Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน Hatari's Avatar
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    Took the bus away for New Year's, time of year when old clunkers are brought out of semi-retirement to cope with the millions who travel over the NY period.
    This bus was ok, an aged Mercedes Benz, top speed about 80km/h, down to about 15kmh up the hills to Soi Dao which rise to 1500m altitude.
    Enjoyed the bus ride; most passengers were Cambodian workers who left the bus at Pong Nam Ron to head for the border crossings in Cambodia at Ban Pakkard and Ban Laem. Should have taken a pic before rook was unloaded - they had boxes and boxes tied on to the roof racks, but no people traveling up there
    Cost was 140 baht per adult, 50 baht per child, for the 190km journey, took 3 hours
    Relaxing trip. Huge pauses when driver got the revs up in one gear then tried to find the next gear, only to find a big neutral, many a graunch.
    Entertainment was interesting - Thai rock and roll movies with soundtracks from 50s? early 60s? Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Jailhouse Rock, Rock Around the Clock etc
    For the trip back, slightly newer bus, groovy purple interior. Cost 120 per adult, children free
    Last edited by Hatari; 4th January 2015 at 15:05.

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