after three very cultural weeks in cambodia and laos (i WILL be templed out) in july i wanted to spend some time on the beach on my way to bangkok (more or less!), and it seems like ko samet is pretty much the best option...
only thing is - how on earth do i get from ubon ratchathani to ko samet? the only thing i've found so far is a bus from ubon ratchathani to khorat, then another one to chanthaburi and ban phe from there... but if that's the case (and if it's the only option) is there any chance of doing the trip all in one day (i.e. without having to sleep somewhere halfway through)?
if i, let's say, leave ubon ratchathani in the morning, get to khorat late afternoon, will there be an overnight bus to chanthaburi? so that i can be in ban phe in the morning...
(i wonder why i always seem to choose complicated trips...!!!)
#1 bonbongirl has been a member since 16/5/2006. Posts: 12
From Ubon that sounds about right and if you left Ubon early, you should be able to make the whole thing in a day. The only other routing that springs to mind is Ubon to Khorat then a bus from there to Rayong, from where you can get a songtheaw to Ban Phe for the ferry -- that may be faster, though I'm not 100% sure there are direct buses from Khorat to Rayong...
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would it be easier to get to ko chang? i'd sort of got the feeling ko samet is nicer though...
#3 bonbongirl has been a member since 16/5/2006. Posts: 12
ok, after looking around the net for a while i found out there should actually be buses from ubon ratchathani directly to rayong (according to this page and a few others which will make my life a lot easier. :) thanks anyway!
#4 bonbongirl has been a member since 16/5/2006. Posts: 12
sorry, the link didn't get posted (tried to use html!)
this page -> http://www.asianetonline.com/provincethai/central/rayong/welcome/how.htm
#5 bonbongirl has been a member since 16/5/2006. Posts: 12