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Bangkok to Southern Islands

Posted by TheGoose on 5/2/2009 at 18:49


I was just wondering, what would be the best island to head to first from Bangkok? In terns of cost and journey length. I can't afford flights so will be travelling over ground on public transport.

I also intend to do a spot of island hopping whilst down there.


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Posted by mattocmd on 6/2/2009 at 19:46

Just to the tour companies, shop around a little if you need to, and book your bus ticket. Where to go depends on your preferences and goals (see islands section). Samui is a good starting point in my opinion. Some people hate it because its so touristy, but I am enjoying the diving and western food at least.

I flew from Bangkok to Samui for like $100 but met girls who took the bus and had no problems with it.

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Posted by TheGoose on 7/2/2009 at 16:31

Thanks for that.

I've been looking into it and the train to Surat Thani seems a decent option (better than being stuck on a bus as you can walk around) anyone used the train??

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Posted by Jon_Mak_Mak on 9/2/2009 at 05:14

Yes, I have used the train a few times from Bangkok to Surat Thani, Chiang Mai, Nong kai, Ayutthaya ect...

Any specific questions?


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Posted by simonmobiledisco on 9/2/2009 at 21:43

Surat Thani to chang mai on Bus, is that just to painful to contemplate?

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