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Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani by bus - Ekkamai or Morchit Station?

  • DLuek

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    Hi,

    I'm planning on making this trip and am unsure as to which BKK station I can catch the bus to Ubon Ratchathani (Thailand transport website's English version is "under construction").

    Any help appreciated,

    DL

    #1 Posted: 29/4/2009 - 15:45

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  • wanderingcat

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    should be Mochit 2 (the one near Chatuchak). get your tickets from 3rd floor where all the counters for northeast destinations are. assume you were looking at the www.transport.co.th website? it's not the only bus company plying this route from Mochit, there's also Nakhonchai Air www.nca.co.th/newweb/route/index.php

    #2 Posted: 29/4/2009 - 17:36

  • cyberbean

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    It would be better if you choose Nakhonchai Air bus to Ubon because they is on time, better service than other bus company to Ubon, I recommended !

    Here is the time table for Nakornchai Air , Bkk to Ubon

    Depart Arrival Class
    08:15AM 04:45PM VIP
    09:30AM 06:00PM VIP
    09:45AM 06:15PM VIP
    11:00AM 07:30PM VIP
    01:00PM 09:30PM VIP
    07:30PM 04:00AM VIP
    08:00PM 04:30AM VIP
    08:30PM 05:00AM VIP
    08:45PM 05:15AM SLC
    09:00PM 05:30AM VIP
    09:15PM 05:45AM VIP
    09:30PM 06:00AM VIP
    09:45PM 06:15AM SLC
    11:00PM 07:30AM VIP

    www.nca.co.th/newweb/route/index.php

    #3 Posted: 30/4/2009 - 09:06

  • SBE

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    I often use government buses and find they are just as good (or better) than private companies in Thailand. They leave on time too.

    Last month I took an overnight private bus from Ranong to Bangkok. It left half an hour late and the hold was full big baskets of dried fish so they had to put passengers'luggage inside the bus and use air freshener a lot. Admittedly it wasn't a VIP bus... it was one of those 48 seater orange stripe jobs. I knew it wasn't going to be a great journey but it was my only option...all the government buses were full and so were the private VIP buses.

    There are several types of bus in Thailand. The most comfortable is a first class VIP (only 24 seats so lots of legroom) There are also VIP buses with 32 seats. #2 doesn't say which kind Nakhonchai Air uses. Check to see if there isn't a similar government bus available and compare prices for the same type of bus. As I said, government VIP buses are just as comfortable as private ones.

    #4 Posted: 30/4/2009 - 14:06

  • chayanis

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    Mochit absolutely :)

    #5 Posted: 22/6/2011 - 11:13

  • MADMAC

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    I always use Mochit... But as long as it's a 24 seat bus, I don't think it much matters. The 32 seater blows - don't take it if you can avoid it.

    #6 Posted: 22/6/2011 - 11:28

  • DLuek

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    Thanks for the replies chayanis and Mac, but they're a couple years overdue :) (check date of original post).

    I think I did end up on a 32 seater for that one, and yes it did blow. Broke down for a couple hours too as I recall...

    #7 Posted: 23/6/2011 - 11:06

  • MADMAC

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    BWAHAHAHA - I didn't notice the date. Pretty funny.

    #8 Posted: 23/6/2011 - 17:46

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