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  • b18onboost

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    Hi there i was wondering if anyone can tell me the cheapest way to travel from Thailand to Vietnam. So far i found Airfrance to be the cheapest which is 231 dollars round trop from Thailand to Vietnam. I am considering taking a bus also but dont know where to star. I want to go to be in vietnam for atleast 3 days plus travel time. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

    #1 Posted: 8/4/2006 - 05:57

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  • somtam2000

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    hi b18onboost,

    Welcome to Travelfish!

    Take a look at the fares available from AirAsia -- they fly from Bangkok to Hanoi for as little as US$25.

    #2 Posted: 8/4/2006 - 06:19

  • b18onboost

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    Wow thank you for the quick reply. I found air tickets for 84 bucks roundtrip. I guess from Hanoi i can take a train to Nha Trang to visit my grandfather.

    #3 Posted: 8/4/2006 - 07:08

  • b18onboost

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    Wow thank you for the quick reply. I found air tickets for 84 bucks roundtrip. I guess from Hanoi i can take a train to Nha Trang to visit my grandfather.

    #4 Posted: 8/4/2006 - 07:08

  • Alison24

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    Hello.
    I'm going to Thailand in June for the second time and I'm also planning on visiting Vietnam for a while. Can anyone recommend where to go for a few days? Saigon or Hanoi or both? I would like to see the beaches, but I guess I'll see enough beaches in southern Thailand...

    Can anyone advise?

    #5 Posted: 11/4/2006 - 19:30

  • Alison24

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    I forgot to add...is is easy enough to get a visa? I heard that you can go to a TAT in Bangkok say, and it takes up to 3 days? Is this true?

    #6 Posted: 11/4/2006 - 19:32

  • b18onboost

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    Hmmm i recommend you get a visa over here assuming you're living in the US to avoid the hassle. If you're going to be in vietnam i recommend visiting Nha Trang. The beaches are very nice and the place is very visitor friendly.

    #7 Posted: 12/4/2006 - 02:14

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    Hi Alison24,
    If by TAT, you mean travel agent, then I'd say you're better off just going straight to the embassy/consulate and getting the visa from there -- unless you're in a huge hurry and don't have the time to do it yourself. The other point with Vietnamese tourist visas, is they start running out from the day they are issued, so it is a good idea to get one as close to arrival as possible.

    Just a side note on the TAT acronym -- what it really stands for is Tourist Authority of Thailand, (who by the way) only furnish travel information -- they do not offer any type of booking services themselves. In Bangkok and elsewhere you'll come across travel agents who call themselves TAT -- they get away with it by arguing their TAT acronym stands for something -- eg Touts and Twits -- these business are shysters selling overpriced tours to unsuspecting tourists who think they're at an official TAT office.

    Actually I'll make a new post of this -- thanks for bringing it up Alison24.

    #8 Posted: 12/4/2006 - 07:30

  • Alison24

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    So you reckon it's better to go to the embassy in Bangkok say? How long does it taketo through etc?

    b18onboost I'm from Northern Ireland

    #9 Posted: 12/4/2006 - 22:11

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    You can see the full visa requirements here at the webpage for the Vietnamese embassy in Bangkok. They say 1 to 4 days -- I assume 1 day is the express service.

    #10 Posted: 13/4/2006 - 06:06

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  • Alison24

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    Thanks!

    #11 Posted: 13/4/2006 - 22:17

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