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Here's a few questions

Posted by michmich11 on 4/6/2008 at 12:36

1. What is the best way to get from Bangkok to Ayutthaya? Train? Van?
2. What is the best way to get from Kaho San Road to Hualamphong Station? How long does this take? Cost?
3. How does one get from Hualamphong to the airport? How long does this take? Cost?

Thanks!

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Posted by Flow84 on 4/6/2008 at 18:46

1. Went there by train. Takes about 3 hours from Hualamphong for around 20 baht 3rd class (ok for the 3 hours)
2. I think that probably Taxis are the best way to get to any destination in Bangkok, theýre cheap and have ac - 1h is not more than 100 Baht. Make sure the meter runs as some drivers will try to get a fixed price wich is usually double cost.
3. I´m not sure if they allready have a skytrain to Suvarnabhumi airport (last year they planned that) but otherwise you pay 450 Baht for a taxi(without meter running). Make sure that the toll is included.
Have a nice trip dude!

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Posted by Tilapia on 5/6/2008 at 05:11

I'd head to Ayuthaya by train, as well. I don't recall the trip ever taking 3 hours, but some trains may be slower than others. I think that the trains heading to Nong Khai and Chiangmai are faster than the other all 3rd class clunkers.

As mentioned, taxi is the fastest, easiest, most comfortable way to get to the train station. It's certainly not the cheapest, though. Unfortunately, the canal boat that used to take that route has been discontinued. That used to be the best way to get there. A good driver will get you to the station in about 20-30 minutes, and the cost is usually around 100B, give or take 15B.

I'm quite sure that the skytrain line from Onnui to the airport is not yet completed. If not, then taxi is the easiest and fastest way. I always go with the metre on, and the cost will be determined by what time of the day you go. I usually go very early in the morning, or very late at night, and I've never paid any more than 350B (and that includes the thruway fees (which are 20B and 30B.)

Just FYI, if you take a cab with the metre running, the driver will probably ask if you want to take the thruway. If you do, then he will ask you for the toll money when you approach the gate. He isn't trying to rip you off. If you want to take the thruway, you have to pay for it. It's not included in the price.

Cheers

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Posted by somtam2000 on 5/6/2008 at 18:55 admin

1) Train - 3 hours - crikey! normally figure on about half that.
2) taxi - on the meter. No meter? get out and get one that will use it. The easiest way to get a taxi who will use the meter is to walk about 50 metres away from KSR and hail the first cab you see.
3) Taxi. On the meter plus tolls, I'd expect somewhere around 200B. If they refuse to use the meter see point 2 above. Airport bus also runs from train station to airport, 100B a head from memory.

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Posted by michmich11 on 5/6/2008 at 20:22

Thanks for all the info. Regarding travel from train station to airport: How long will a taxi take around 7 am? The bus?

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