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  • TheGoose

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    I was just wondering, what would be the best island to head to first from Bangkok? In terns of cost and journey length. I can't afford flights so will be travelling over ground on public transport.

    I also intend to do a spot of island hopping whilst down there.


    #1 Posted: 5/2/2009 - 18:49

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  • mattocmd

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    Just to the tour companies, shop around a little if you need to, and book your bus ticket. Where to go depends on your preferences and goals (see islands section). Samui is a good starting point in my opinion. Some people hate it because its so touristy, but I am enjoying the diving and western food at least.

    I flew from Bangkok to Samui for like $100 but met girls who took the bus and had no problems with it.

    #2 Posted: 6/2/2009 - 19:46

  • TheGoose

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    Thanks for that.

    I've been looking into it and the train to Surat Thani seems a decent option (better than being stuck on a bus as you can walk around) anyone used the train??

    #3 Posted: 7/2/2009 - 16:31

  • Jon_Mak_Mak

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    Yes, I have used the train a few times from Bangkok to Surat Thani, Chiang Mai, Nong kai, Ayutthaya ect...

    Any specific questions?


    #4 Posted: 9/2/2009 - 05:14

  • simonmobile-

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    Surat Thani to chang mai on Bus, is that just to painful to contemplate?

    #5 Posted: 9/2/2009 - 21:43

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