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Old 03-23-2007, 06:08 PM   #1
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hey ya'll

planning a trip to thailand next fall, and i'm wondering what the best way to get around is once we're there. we're flying into thailand, and then plan on heading south, and out to the islands.

trains, buses ferries? any suggestions would be awesome!

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Trains are best but more expensive. I hate buses for longer than 5 hours so I chose train. Worth the extra to have a bed to lay down on and sleep. They trains in Thailand are about the same as Eastern Europe standard. Old and rickety but get the job done.

Ferries go to most of the islands. Those are best sorted at the pier itself. Booking anything in advance always costs more. Sometimes it worth it tho. Ferries I would not worry about. Buses and trains on weekends I would book in advance just to be sure to get a spot.

I replied to your other question as well.

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Default thanks foo!

thanks so much for all the info! i just found this site and am amazed at how quickly i got a response. i will definately be checking back, thanks agian!
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