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Thailand and Laos (and Myanmar if I can manage it)

Hello, Sawatdee kaa and Sabai dee,

My next trip will be Thailand and Laos, and this is all about the before, the trip and the after - similar to my Malaysia/Cambodia blog. I am putting together from start to finish - tickets, do's and don'ts, tours, where to stay, places to see, things to do, as well as useful extras like transport, good places to eat, what to wear, climate, tourist traps, tricks and tips and whatever else I can think of that will be useful.

If you have any tips or advice, please, feel free to leave a comment and add your bit - whatever you think may be helpful or interesting.

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Saturday, August 14, 2010

21. Kanchanaburi - Getting There

I've come across a very good website for information about Kanchanaburi. It's called Kanchanaburi and is in English and German. One of the things I really liked about it is not only does it tell you how to get there from Bangkok, it also has the bus timetables. You catch the bus from the Southern Bus Terminal. It gives timetables, bus numbers, duration and fares. There is also information for buses from Kanchanaburi to other destinations in the area.

Suvarnabhumi Airport to Kanchanaburi
Reading the information on this page, (Post 8) I will need to get Bus No. 556 from the airport to the Southern Bus Terminal, and then get either Bus No 81 1st class for 99 baht, or Bus No 81 -1 2nd class for 77 baht. The trip takes 2 hours. As my flight lands at 11.40am and allowing at least an hour to clear customs, an hour for the bus ride from the airport plus a good 30 minutes to get my bearings, I should hopefully arrive at the bus terminal in Bangkok around 2.15pm. Another 2 and a half hours or so and I should be in Kanchanaburi by 4.45pm.

Then of course I will have to get to my accommodation place. Not sure yet how long that will take or where exactly the bus stop is in relation to the town.

I'll most likely be staying at the Jolly Frog which is a backpackers and cheap. The rooms I believe are very small, but then so is the price. Unfortunately, they don't have a website, so I can't book online. As the time draws nearer, I may decide to stay elsewhere - somewhere that does have online booking, is close to town and not too dear. The trouble is finding them. One place that was recommended sounds very nice but is about five times more. Something to think about anyway.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm heading to Kanchanaburi from Bangkok tomorrow and hopefully onto Laos after that, so any updates with your trip would be a great help.

Jesse (Melbourne)

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