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Lomprayah Combo Ticket - Bangkok - Ko Pha Ngan value?

  • alssolotour

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    Hi,
    Their website says return fare for 2100 TB, bus from bangkok is leaving near my hotel.

    How does this compare against paying for:

    getting to bus station +
    bus to chumphon/surat thani +
    all ferries in and out and +
    bus/train back to Bangkok?

    Do any of you know the approx cost, with a similar standard of bus.

    Many Thanks for your help.

    #1 Posted: 15/8/2009 - 05:51

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  • somtam2000

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    Getting to bus station around 70B by cab (depending where in Bkk you are) or maybe 20-30B by bus.
    Govt bus to Chumphon - Between 250-300B
    Ferry to Ko Tao - 300-650B depending on the boat used

    So you're looking at somewhere between 650B and 1,050B one way, so double that for return deal.

    One of the advantages of the Lomprayah deal is its the whole shebang in one package, so you're paying a bit of a premium I guess for that.

    Also bear in mind that not all ferries are equal -- see the Ko Tao transport section for timetable and price details.

    #2 Posted: 15/8/2009 - 09:22

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    The new southern bus terminal is a fair way out of town so I doubt if it would only cost 70B to get there in a taxi Somtam ... I've a feeling it would be more like 200B.

    I use the A/C 511 bus. It only costs about 20B and the bus route includes most tourist areas.

    http://www.bmta.co.th/en/bus_info.php?air=&way=&bus_time=&Submit=%B4%D9%C3%D2%C2%C5%D0%E0%CD%D5%C2%B4&bus_no=511

    I catch it on Sukhumvit Road but if you're staying in Khao san Road then you can hop on as it goes past Democracy Monument.

    #3 Posted: 15/8/2009 - 18:19

  • pingu20

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    Lompraya is a good choice, I use it quite often as I live on the island, I prefer it as it is only a 6 hour bus trip from BKK to Chumpon, then boat. Bus to Surat Thani is 12 hours...

    #4 Posted: 16/8/2009 - 22:00

  • lozza1978

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    Here's a useful link, it mentions 650 Baht(back in 2006) for the bus + boat but the link does go on to say they used Lompraya

    http://kohphangan.eternaltravel.net/2006/05/22/the-public-transportation-bus/

    #5 Posted: 17/8/2009 - 00:59

  • alssolotour

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    Great thanks guys, so not a huge amount in it cashwise and Lomp will be a bit quicker, really good to know, I think my laziness will kick in and go for the easy Lomp option as want to get down there for NYE, thinking the train on the way back tho after a wee trip to the
    Phi Phi's and Phuket, October seems like an eternity away.

    Many Thanks

    #6 Posted: 19/8/2009 - 20:04

  • matimulinar-
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    i read that this is a good choice so i think i will take it. do i have to book some days before departure or i can just do it the same day i wanna depart? because im planning on take it in the night of august 27th after arriving a few hours before in thailand.
    thanks,
    matias

    #7 Posted: 21/8/2009 - 16:09

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