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  • regina5

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    Can I buy bus tickets for the nightbus Bangkok Ranong a couple of weeks before I want to travel? It's either that or buying on departure day because I'll be in Laos before then. Could getting a seat a few hours before departure time be a problem? Thanks!

    #1 Posted: 30/9/2007 - 03:22

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    I'm not sure if the govt buses can be booked in advance or not. Travel agents in bkk will be able to book you tickets on private buses though. Perhaps contact one and see what they say.

    Charlie Connection (http://www.khaosanroad.com/charlieconnection/bus.htm) has a pretty good reputation.

    #2 Posted: 30/9/2007 - 13:55

  • regina5

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    Thanks. Still I wonder, I've read dire warnings about buying bustickets from Agencies, especially on KhaoSan........

    #3 Posted: 30/9/2007 - 22:36

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    Hi Regina,

    I've booked train tickets with Charlie Connection from overseas as well as airline tickets with them while I was in Bangkok. Excellent service, great English, and everything was perfect. Just as Somtam says, they are fine to use.

    If you are worried about booking ahead of time, then just show up at the bus station and purchase your ticket on the day you wish to travel. Unless you are travelling on a major Thai Holiday weekend, you should be fine. If you are flexible on the date you need to travel, then you'll be even better.

    When are your travelling?

    An alternative is to take the train to Chumphon and bus it from there. There used to be flights on Bangkok Airways and Phuket Airlines, but I'm not sure those are available anymore.

    I've only ever passed through Ranong. What's taking you there? Cheers.

    #4 Posted: 1/10/2007 - 06:27

  • regina5

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    exacto: just like taking the road less travelled. We'll have a car and spend a few days checking out the sights. Then there are a couple of promising-sounding places to rest relax near Ranong.
    Thanks everyone.

    #5 Posted: 1/10/2007 - 22:24

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