Train and Bus - Thai National Holidays
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Mar 23, 2012 2:41 AM Last Post By: thaibeachlovers
Mar 18, 2012 1:18 PM
Train and Bus - Thai National HolidaysHi,
I am travelling by bus from Bangkok to Krabi, over night before Magha Puja. Will I have trouble getting the bus from Bangkok on the Tuesday evening and is it best to pre book?
Another national holiday where I will be travelling the night before is for Chakri Memorial Day, when I will be travelling from Phitsanulok to Bangkok overnight by train. Will there be any problems with this journey?
Mar 18, 2012 11:30 PM
1If travelling before a public holiday like Thai new year, you will find it almost impossible to get a ticket on the day.
However, I don't know if a lot of people travel for "Magha Puja". You should perhaps pre book if possible.
Worst comes to the worst on a train, take 3rd class and stand. You can easily book ahead for the train at any train station.
Mar 20, 2012 12:39 AM
Mar 20, 2012 2:44 AM
3#2 There is no train to krabi
Of course there is. Go to Surat and take the bus. In fact, that would be another option if the buses were full.
Anyway, that was in reference to the second part of the OP question I will be travelling from Phitsanulok to Bangkok overnight by train.
Why do you feel it is necessary to write about air travel when the OP didn't ask about it? Some of us don't want to travel by air.
Mar 20, 2012 2:57 AM
4There is a train to surat, but that is hundreds of kilomerers from krabi. There is no train to krabi.
Either way advising that someone stand up on a train all night is of the por choice. That is why I suggest the plane. With the very cheap budget airlines now it is possible to get to Krabi directly for not much more than the bus and the train. You even get a seat guaranteed. Only joking my friend.
Mar 20, 2012 2:59 AM
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Mar 21, 2012 6:22 AM
9I've checked and I had the dates wrong for Magha Puja, but will definately be getting the train from Phitsanulok to Bangkok on the night before Chakri Memorial Day. Are there problems getting the train before this day? I might be able to book the ticket when I can get to Bangkok train station.
Buying the bus ticket in advance is a bit tricky because I only get to Bangkok one day before. I prefer to travel by bus or train, but will take a flight as a last resort.
Mar 23, 2012 2:41 AM
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