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Posted by alex82 on 23/5/2013 at 10:57

Hello,
We are going next week to Thailand and are planning to make a round in southeast Asia for 3 months without prefixed date, and his is why we don't have a ticket back to the original destination (Beirut). But we have been told by the Thais embassy, the travel company and many people (and we have been reading on the net) that there are chances they won't let us in Thailand without an onward ticket. So we thought we buy a train or bus ticket to any neighboring country. But we cannot seem to find a way to make an online train or bus ticket booking.
It would be quite helpful if anyone has a suggestion.

Thank you.

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Posted by daawgon on 23/5/2013 at 11:42

You should contact a travel agency in Bangkok because the online train booking has ceased. I recommend Charlie Connection Travel - I've used them twice for the train tickets

As far as the onward tickets are concerned - no one at Thai Immigration has asked for proof from me

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 23/5/2013 at 11:58

Air Asia has dirt cheap flights into neighbouring countries.

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Posted by captainbkk on 24/5/2013 at 05:53

Regulations vary per nationality- most people here are western-and they may very well have quite other things to worry about. You did not state your own- Lebanese?-in that case, sorry, but you WILL be scrutinised, to start with at check in in Beirut-and if not, at the transit point. Yes,Thai immigration does discriminate-a lot in fact, like also about any immigration service does.Its caracteristic of most responders here that they do not even ask about nationality or can conceive of that possibility.
Also; a ticket OUT is always an AIRticket out, train or bus does not qualify.
ANY articket out of Thailand always has 700 THB airporttax in it. As a normal tourist visa cost 1000THB-your outlay will be less and the garantee much higher.

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 24/5/2013 at 06:49

"So we thought we buy a train or bus ticket to any neighboring country"


Not possible to buy online, and anyway "proof" of onward travel, where applicable, would be an airline ticket within 30 days of arrival. Grab an Air Asia flight cheap or take your chances with the airline check in staff leaving Beirut.

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Posted by alex82 on 24/5/2013 at 13:03

Hi,

Thanks to all for the information. Yes I am Lebanese and as I suspected it will most probably be a problem if I don't have an onward ticket. I talked with the airlines and they say they will let me through even without one, but since there is also the immigration service I think it's better not risk it. I will take an airasia ticket and get it done with.
Thanks again to all :)

Alexandra.

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 25/5/2013 at 00:10

If the airline lets you board you're all good. Thai Immigration won't ask for proof of onward travel.

#7 Captain_Bob has been a member since 27/5/2006. Location: Thailand. Posts: 1,871


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