Phuket Taxi and Transfers

Page 6 of 7 FirstFirst ... 4567 LastLast
Results 101 to 120 of 121
Like Tree81Likes

Thread: Train travel expert.

  1. #101
    Lamai Beach Bum Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน bacwaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Samui
    Posts
    8,551
    Me and the ex went on the Orient Express once for the Mrs birthday...but before anyone gets too excited it was only for breakfast (which was bloody fabulous..champagne and the whole works)..we started out at Victoria Station in London and ended up in Folkstone about 2 and a half hours later...where we took a chauffered vintage Roller back to our hotel in London...

    we didn't actually have a room/sleeping berth but we had a good look around and then got a fair bit of our cash back in bubbles...it was free flowing for most of the trip...

    I don't think I'd like tom spend the whole journey to Venice on it..cramped, hot and icky sticky with no showers (just a wash basin) iirc..
    Bacon likes this.

  2. #102
    Platinum Rockitt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    937
    I would imagine these more famous rail tours can be a bit on the expensive side. My trainspotter friend does more low keyed private tours around Europe. Once a years he does one through Germany and there is even a disco coach included in the set. I have visions of all these spotters drinking and dancing together with their bobble hats and anoraks on.555
    Quarky and Bacon like this.

  3. #103
    Lamai Beach Bum Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน bacwaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Samui
    Posts
    8,551
    ^ 55..can just imagine..

    not sure of how much this breakfast trip cost..it was a birthday gift to her/us from a good and wealthy friend of ours...

    I like the idea of these mutatu party buses in Kenya....maybe not the actuality so much...555

    Rockitt likes this.

  4. #104
    Uber Star Soi wanderer Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน Tingtong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    wollongong
    Posts
    3,046
    Any one else been watching the SBS Specials on the Ghan , The Indian Pacific and the Train / Ferry / Train trip In New Zealand North to South . Great Series .

    I nearly watched the Whole 16 (?) Hours of the Ghan in one sitting , I find It very soothing 5555

    The Indian Pacific was good as well but I like the NZ trip the best, as it gives a good look at NZ from another perspective .

    I dont think ill be going on the Ghan any time soon as its about $4,000 Aud ....bloody hell . The NZ is better value @ $200 per trip .

  5. #105
    Uber Star Soi wanderer Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน Moo Uaon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    เชียงใหม่
    Posts
    18,927
    ^ started watching the Ghan one but it was getting a bit monotonous 55 have seen that country for days on end while driving it anyway.

    however......

    the one with the Kimberley coast cruise...the whole fkn thing,was awesome...loved it.
    FACE YOUR FEARS LIVE YOUR DREAMS

  6. #106
    Uber Star Soi wanderer Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน Tingtong's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    wollongong
    Posts
    3,046
    ^ Oh yeah , i forgot about the Kimberly Coast Cruise ...That was great also .

  7. #107
    Platinum Rockitt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    937
    Thailand to Cambodia rail link starting soon. A connection to Phnom Penh via the Western rail line opening in March.
    https://www.khmertimeskh.com/5056849...lace-in-march/

  8. #108
    Platinum Rockitt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    937
    I’m hoping to do the journey from Bangkok to Pattaya by train next month. It’s a slow service stopping at many places along the way but I’ve got plenty of time and I am a glutton for punishment 555.
    Anybody done this trip before? Is there a baht bus service from the station into central Pattaya?
    Quarky likes this.

  9. #109
    Organic AI Quarky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    49,567
    Is it an overnighter? ..55
    My only experience was in a pie making factory managing the gravy team


  10. #110
    Lamai Beach Bum Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน bacwaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Samui
    Posts
    8,551
    ^ sounds like a way to turn a ST into an LT....which is quite ironic considering the destination...where the reverse is more the norm..
    Rockitt likes this.

  11. #111
    Platinum Rockitt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    937
    Quote Originally Posted by Quarky View Post
    Is it an overnighter? ..55
    It’s daytime. 7am from Bangkok arriving about 10.30am. That’s if there are no problems 555
    There is a quicker one that leaves at 6.45 but it doesn’t stop at all 27 stations.
    Last edited by Rockitt; 27th February 2019 at 03:24.
    Quarky likes this.

  12. #112
    Platinum Rockitt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    937
    Quote Originally Posted by bacwaan View Post
    ^ sounds like a way to turn a ST into an LT....which is quite ironic considering the destination...where the reverse is more the norm..
    Yeh, just think of it this way. The extra time is free 555

  13. #113
    Uber Star Soi wanderer Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน Bacon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Perth, West Oz
    Age
    36
    Posts
    9,771
    Buy a chicken and carry it with you on the way for authenticity.
    Quarky, Rockitt and Tingtong like this.
    Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.


  14. #114
    Platinum Rockitt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    937
    I got up early this morning and caught the SRT train from Asoke to Pattaya. It arrived 10 minutes late at Asoke but made up the time to arrive in Pattaya at 10.35am. It was quite busy until we cleared Bangkok and by the time we got to Chachoengsao Junction I practically had the coach to myself. It took just over 3 hours and cost me 31 baht. The Baht bus from the station dropped me outside my hotel in Soi Diane for 50bht and I was checked in by 11.15.
    A good journey passing close to the airport and also seeing the so called Grand Canyon. Will definitely do it again.
    Quarky, Rivo and bacwaan like this.

  15. #115
    Organic AI Quarky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    49,567
    Sounds pleasant. No hairy taxi ride either. How far is the station in Pattaya away from soi Diana?
    My only experience was in a pie making factory managing the gravy team


  16. #116
    Platinum Rockitt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    937
    It’s not far from the main highway that joins Sukhumvit on the approach to Pattaya. Very easy but too far to walk. I would have taken a motorcycle taxi but I had a large case with me.
    Quarky likes this.

  17. #117
    เมืองเชียงราย Thai Dreamer ผู้เพ้อฝัน Rivo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Perth/Chiang Rai
    Posts
    6,961
    31 Baht 555.....................Did you take any pics of the train trip Rockitt ?
    A Wise Man Once Said "Nothing"

  18. #118
    Platinum Rockitt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    937
    A couple of short vids but I haven’t worked out how to post from my mobile.
    Having worked on the railways I do enjoy the old fashioned practices the Thais use. Plus the old rolling stock. The locomotive today was from the mid 60s but it did the job .

  19. #119
    Platinum Rockitt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    937
    My train approaches Asoke.
    Well that didn’t work
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by Rockitt; 12th March 2019 at 19:50.

  20. #120
    Organic AI Quarky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    49,567
    I wonder... maybe you could live on that train... a whole carriage to yourself... back and forth between Bangkok and Pattaya... get off now and then to get food... and drink... could you use the same ticket I wonder... 55
    My only experience was in a pie making factory managing the gravy team


Page 6 of 7 FirstFirst ... 4567 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •