Virak Buntham Express Bus Service
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Feb 2, 2013 8:48 AM Last Post By: bun_cha
Feb 1, 2013 6:21 PM
Virak Buntham Express Bus ServiceTook this bus service from Sihanoukville - Bangkok yesterday. Good service on the Cambodian side, large bus, clean, good air con, and just a couple of stops along the way.
However, on the Thai side they've made a dog's breakfast of it all. No signs, no assistance of any kind, all the mini-buses from the various companies look the same with no way of knowing which bus is going where with which company. After 90 minutes of standing around, those of us heading to Bangkok finally filled one mini-bus. 10 minutes later we were told to get off and get on another bus that had yet to appear. Ten minutes after that we got back on the same bus again and finally left. The entire trip from Sihanoukville to Khao Scum Rd in Bangkok took 13 hours. Don't know if that's normal or not but it's a long day.
This is probably more a criticism of the way all the bus companies on the Thai side of the border run this operation rather than the Virak Buntham Express company on it's own, but the mini-bus services do claim to belong to the same companies running from Cambodia.
As a side note, anyone who's ever been to Thailand knows they like to pile the bags everywhere. This mini-bus was no exception except one highly disagreeable farang passenger refused to allow any bags to be stacked in front of him claiming it was "against the law." He also refused another seat further back in the mini-bus where he wouldn't be inconvenienced with bags. In other words this idiot delayed the trip yet further until the Thai guys finally just stuffed the bags where they had to go and started driving.
Edited by: Cosima1 on Feb 1, 2013 6:30 PM
Feb 1, 2013 8:59 PM
Feb 2, 2013 8:48 AM
2Thanks for the post. That dog gonna have putty for breakfast!
Impossible for me to know exactly what was going on with the passenger who didn't want bags stacked in front of him and didn't want to move back,
BUT, good for everyone who stands up to the drivers, etc. and demands that the S#*! "music" (what crap) and ridiculous biff-bop videos be turned down, that the joke-off drivers slow down, and so on. Sneers and contempt for the sheeple who tolerate being mistreated I guess because they think they're cool when all they really are is callow mullets.
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