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Planning Help

Posted by Gregreg123 on 21/4/2013 at 05:04

Hello all,

I've done Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and the Thai islands before.

I'm heading over to Indonesia for 2 weeks then meeting a friend to do Thailand again for 2.5 weeks.

He wants to do the islands and northern thailand so working from Koh Tao down to Koh Lanta/Koh Phi Phi. After that, we are hoping to go up to Chiang Mai . What's the fastest/easiest or cheapest way to get to Chiang Mai from Phuket or Krabi?

Thanks for the help.

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Posted by traveller2000 on 24/4/2013 at 01:19

The fastest and the easiest way is going by plane, there is an international airport in Chiang Mai. The cheapest way is to go by bus, but you should go via Bangkok from Phuket and Krabi and it takes a lot of time. It is better to go by state VIP buses, they are reasonable comfortable and reliable. Do not forget to take some warm clothes as air cons in buses work at full and it is cool.

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 24/4/2013 at 04:34

"What's the fastest/easiest or cheapest way to get to Chiang Mai from Phuket or Krabi?"

Fastest/easiest: flight
Cheapest: bus

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 24/4/2013 at 12:15

Fly given your limited time.

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