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  • greenman42

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    I'm in Bangkok at the moment, and tommorrow I want to make a move to the islands. What is the best way of doing this without flying? I've spent too much time in planes and airports.
    I'm staying just off Khoa San Rd, and am thinking of the sleeper train. Please help with fares(tuk tuk,taxi, train), departure times, and travel times. I don't want to use a Khoa san rd travel agent if I can help it, too many horror stories. I also don't want to be ripped off by the drivers, I still look too well kempt, and am a soft target.
    Any help or advice will be much appreciated, as always.
    Thanks

    #1 Posted: 17/12/2009 - 14:14

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  • greenman42

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    What an idiot I am! I meant to say from Bangkok to Surat Thani

    #2 Posted: 17/12/2009 - 14:15

  • Thaiman

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    The sleeper train will cost you about 800 baht.It leaves Bangkok at around 7:30pm and arrives at Surat Thani at 7:30am.As to the availability of sleeper berths at this time of year-don't really know but I'd suggest you may be lucky to get one on short notice.Hope this helps.

    #3 Posted: 17/12/2009 - 14:26

  • greenman42

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    Thanks Thaiman, you were right, I could not get a spot on the train, so got an AC bus and ferry combo straight to Samui. Seems like the next best thing

    #4 Posted: 18/12/2009 - 10:06

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