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DMK Airport to Khao San Road

Posted by Vaishali on 29/12/2013 at 02:33

Hi,
Please enumerate the bus and train route to go to Khao San Rd. from DMK Airport.
I land at 3 a.m. and wont get my room till 10 a.m. So, I can coose to go by bus or train.
Which is economical?
And which is better?

Ideally, I would like to snooze till 7 a.m. and then shower. Have breakfast and then head for Khao San.
Leave my baggage at reception/front desk of my hotel and head for the palace instead of wasting time to get into a room which may not happen for many hours.

But does DMK have any lounge chairs to stretch or a hot water shower in the washrooms ?

Thanks

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Posted by captainbkk on 29/12/2013 at 07:23

so you are indian ,huh and travel with a gigantic family?
MOST economical is the FREE citybus-you only have to learn Thai to see how far they go and how they look like. Its 23 bt on the nicer AC-bus, but will take up to 2 hrs battling BKks traffic and the wait for it may also last up to 1 hr. Train+bus will take even more time.
From another board I just read showers are NO more in DMK itself. In the public area, there is only cold water in the taps in the big WC-rooms. Food at DMK is horribly expensive and mostly fastfood western and thus non-veg.
There just may be yet another gigantic demonstration of the anti-govt. forces (bhand) and there certainly is still a big one close by KSR-all buses going there are rerouted or cancelled short before.Tipically, by www reservable places around KSR are always full and that will mean no rooms untill cleaned after check-out-by 12.00. They are outnumbered by the many non-www-reserved places.

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Posted by Vaishali on 29/12/2013 at 23:16

WoW! We are not gigantic family. Just 3! What does a free shuttle bus look like? 2 hours drive is ok as we wont get a room till noon. We do have a pre-reserved room. We are non-veg and may have breakfast outside DMK, either before boarding a bus or after alighting.
Thanks for replying!

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 29/12/2013 at 23:20

A taxi costs about 250 baht. That is about $2.60 per person

With luggage would be silly to get a bus or train when taxis are so cheap

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Posted by Vaishali on 29/12/2013 at 23:39

We have no luggage! We are backpackers each carrying a small haversack weighing 6-7 kgs. Taxis are not within our means. Our trip is very long and hotels are sucking us of all we have! Pls advise accordingly.

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 30/12/2013 at 00:47

You cant afford to travel then. Stay home and save more money. If 2.80 for a cab is too much forget it. Not worth going.

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Posted by Vaishali on 30/12/2013 at 00:59

Ok Leonard. thank you for your rude advice

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 30/12/2013 at 01:40

Just the truth. Sorry if you cant handle it. If you cant afford 2.80 then u have no back up money for any accidents or set backs. You should have travel insurance and back up funds of at least 1000 dollars.

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Posted by Vaishali on 30/12/2013 at 02:03

Leonard,

Its ironical that you have joined travelfish because you would like to offer time to help others but you are also making fun of those who don't have as much money as you!! Your sentiment amazes me. Guess you keep forgetting why you are here in the first place.

Thanks for all your efforts to send in replies. Lets bring the dialogue back to focus. I know that I am not here to argue with you. I have just 5 days left for my departure and I would be obliged if you could help (or even ignore my queries) instead of wasting time in arguments.

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