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    VIP Bus from Morchit to Udon Thani ?

    Just looking at options getting up from BKK to Udon on our upcoming trip , and as were gonna be over for 5 months there is no mad rush , so was thinking of saving a few bob by bussing it up as the plane now is about 180 return for the two of us .

    Thing is I have done a bit of research and I cant find a website for a VIP bus , so does anyone have a link ? or could kindly point me in the right direction ?

    I know Chan tours ? have VIP busses but I,m buggered if I can find em ,, all I keep getting is trips to the Carribean ,, on second thoughts
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    This info is 4 years old mate. it's called Mo Chit BTW

    You can get a VIP bus from BKK(Mo Chit) to Udon with Chan tours, 520 baht, I think they run two a day, 1 a 11:15 am and then one in the evening. Takes around 8 hours, but they give you food and drinks, there are personal TV screens but the movies are all in Thai, they have electric reclining seats, with massage so I manage a few hours sleep.
    from Mo chit there are VIP32 and VIP24.. thats the amount of seats, i found the 24 has loads of leg room, its really good.. however if your arriving at swampy, you can get an airport bus that takes you to the airport bus station and get a bus to udon, all buses take about 6-7 hours.. are airconned and your given a blanket to sleep under!!

    buses are usually every hour or so and at mo chit there is a choice of companies.. i have only taken the night bus either way and slept so i cant comment on the day bus..
    Can be a bit of a Hairy Ride on some Tours, i recommend keeping your eyes closed.. )( ....fastest things on the roads these buses. ***** But better in Daylight Hours imo.
    and yes the bus will stop.
    That's so you can change your Undies !!


    I used the Suvarnabhumi Airport to udon service a month ago; you just use the free airport shuttle service to the transportation centre and walk down to the ticket office, buy your ticket and the bus stand is only 30 metres away, by the entrance to 108 shop (like 7-11). Bus is mustard yellow in colour and fairly new, has 825 in service number and says destination Nong Khai (and Udon i think). time: 8pm and 9 pm. not certain about daytime services, but these times fit in with many planes which arrive around 6-7pm. you get blanket, water, snack and maybe milk. Driving standard good, bus usually half full or less, can get some sleep (i take inflatable travel pillow). Only problem: 9pm service arrives in Udon at about 5:15am, not much open then. Cost 418 baht.

    Return service a bit more problematic: english signs few and far between at Udon central bus station. But buy your ticket at one of the offices to one side of the bus station (south side, office nearest main road). Only one service i think, at 8:30 pm; leaves from stand 5. The yellow colour and sign on front saying 'Suvarnabhumi' will tell you that you have the right one (also 825 service). Arrives at Suvarnabhumi transportation centre around 4:45 am; shuttle services start at 5:00am i think. This means fits in with most early morning flights with some time to spare.

    I am told there are no VIP coaches running this route. But anyway service is quite good and will use again.
    http://www.udontalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=278

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    Chan Tour Co. Hours and Phone Numbers
    Postby boxcar January 28, 2011, 12:44 pm

    I had such a difficult time finding information for Chan Tour that when I finally did find it, I thought it would be nice to post it here in case someone else needs it.

    Chan Tour Chiang Mai office
    T: 05 327 4721
    05 327 4722
    Ticket Office: 06:00-21:00

    Chan Tour Bangkok office
    T: 02 618 7418
    02 618 7419
    02 618 7420
    Ticket Office: 06:00-21:00

    I also found out that for the Bangkok branch, VIP buses leave starting at 05:00 and leave every hour thereafter until 23:00.

    The bus from Bangkok to Udon takes 8 hours.



    Chan Tour Co. Hours and Phone Numbers : Travel & Transport

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    All that time in a aluminum coffin driven by a crackhead surrounded by noisy sweaty Yermans.... Yeesh.... bus schedules Mo Chit.


    I'd rather get the train.

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    www.nakhonchaiair.com

    This is the address for Nakhonchai Air bus service. I recommend them as they do not speed and their busses are quite comfortable and not too expensive.
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    I would just pay the extra for the connecting flight nige,never done that bus route the same day as doing 11 hours on a plane,not nice.

    If your certain that,s what you want to do just turn up at Mochit,easy enough to book your tickets.
    Done the trip a few times fairly recently both ways,looking at about 580 one way.

    Expect you are aware but you will most likely have some time to kill ( earliest bus leaves around 8pm ), I would dump your cases off after getting your tickets and have a wonder around the near by park which is nice.

    Get a cab after to find somewhere for dinner timing it so when you get back to Mochit you only have about an hour waiting for your bus.

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    Chan tours buses are old shite.

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    Get the train.

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    chill out at the hotel in bangkok first, decent food, ya dong available too, should make a nice night, next day, go to (More shit) and get the chan tour travel direct to Udon, easy mate, old bus? get real fellas, they are decent but i agree with dave after an 11 hour flight? not a good idea
    just make sure you don't need to have a shit on da bus, you will feel sorry.

    Good luck
    post some pictures of the bus to shut the kunts up, not to forget the toilet

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    FLY

    Ive just looked on Air Asia return flights in October, theyre only 2,500 baht each.
    There's loads of Promo flights on there if you book early

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    Nigel Air Asia are having a sale now, check it out.
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    I always use AirAsia unless I'm connecting at Swampy.

    The buses are shit unless you like danger.

    The train is expensive and slow, but can be good fun if you have your own private cabin.

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    Think this is on of the better vip bus services.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    get the train.
    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy
    Get the train.
    Get the train

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    if nakon chai air - NCA - does the route , take them

    I took a bus to Nong Khai once - Udon Air - it was not too bad , daytime run

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    Bus is around 400bt, train about 650bt.

    I reckon a sleeper bus is better than a daytime one, fall asleep and are there when you wake up early 5-6am

    Train is slow, never and never on time, but much more comfortable, sleepers in 2nd class aircon (650bt) are nice and comfortable, and it's a good chug out of bangers if you sit in the restaurant car and drink icey cold brews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    All that time in a aluminum coffin driven by a crackhead surrounded by noisy sweaty Yermans.... Yeesh.... bus schedules Mo Chit.


    I'd rather get the train.
    Or rent (hire) a car. It's not that expensive (dear) to do so in LOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farangbaba View Post
    www.nakhonchaiair.com

    This is the address for Nakhonchai Air bus service. I recommend them as they do not speed and their busses are quite comfortable and not too expensive.
    Rgds Gordon
    I was going to say the exact same thing, Nakhonchaiair are the only buses I will ride in Thailand, not only are they nice clean Mercedes buses, but the drivers appear to be relatively well disciplined. Once you get to Udon, they have every kind of local transportation.

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    I just did a midnight bus from Khon Kaen to BKK last night and then back again this morning and i am totally KNACKERED.... I went with Nakhon Chai Air on their gold class bus (32 seats) and it was good BUT i will in future pay the TG price and fly.... I night in your own bed or in a hotel beats the ass off a night on a bumpy bus

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    Overnight buses? Fuk that! I stick to only daytime ones. Being woken up by a passenger's loudest mobile ringtone known to man every 40 mins does not, and nor will it ever, make me a happy bunny.

    The following is just a mish-mash of waffle about some of my bus traveling.

    My latest bus trips for the last 2 years have all been to and from Mae Sot. But prior to that I've bussed it a few times to Nong Khai and Ranong.
    I've tried several of the bus companies (that cover many other routes in Thailand) and the best one turned out to be the cheapest at around 200b. There was no seat headrest digging into the top of my shoulders (I'm 1.8m) thereby making me slouch and causing my back to ache like that of VIP bus seats that cost 480b. OK, so the VIP bus gave me a 5 baht's worth of Thai cola in a plastic cup and a packet of biscuits worth about the same. But, I can live without them.

    The Mae Sot/Tak buses all covered the same route and got me to my destinations at about the same time. Only difference being the choice of rest stops for a meal. Different stops but the food served is equally as pig-swillish as at most other rest stops too. If you're lucky, there may be a 7-11 close-by to the restaurant stop where you can buy something that more resembles food or some nibbly dibblies, munchables, crisps, chocs etc. and none of those OTOP selections at rest stops of dried tadpole tits, dried prunes, dried scambled spiders legs, pork scrappings or scratchings, lime-green sponge cakes etc.

    The Nong Khai bus that I got stopped at Khorat (you'll probably stop here for a meal break) and Udon on the way, as well as every other place with a population over 20 or so it seemed. I could've flown back to England in a shorter period of time than it took getting from BKK to NK. So I would advise a VIP or Express bus to Udon if you plan on going directly there. Don't bother asking at the bus station what time a particular bus will arrive at your destination as you'll only have to add or subtract 2 hours from what you're told. Ask the driver to get a more accurate guess. You could break up your journey with a stay at Khorat, an instantly forgettable town unless you live there in which case you won't have that option.

    Seating. When booking at the office you'll be shown a seat plan. If available get the 2 seats so that the stairs are directly in front of you. You'll get more leg room and an unobstructed view of the TV placed at the other side at the top of the stairs. And obviously there'll be no-one sitting in front of you who can fully recline their seat into your lap.

    All the bus companies over the last 5 years that I've used have had fairly good drivers and pleasant enough crews, and have never had any speeding loonies behind the wheel like they had many years ago. Now the seats and service is almost airline standard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazza
    Overnight buses? Fuk that!
    Depends how long the trip is. If its 8-10 hours then overnight is the only sensible thing to do. I do BKK to Aranyaprathet regularly and do this in the daytime for various reasons. But BKK to Nong Khai (or Udon) is only sensible at night. But sure, if you're flush - take a flight. But on a budget - bus if you have to be on time and train if you're not on a tight schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thungsongsausage
    BUT i will in future pay the TG price and fly.... I night in your own bed or in a hotel beats the ass off a night on a bumpy bus
    Air Asia again. Often less than 1,000 baht in total each way.

    But they do play games. I am having a hard time getting a cheap flight to Bali. This weeks sale price is more than last weeks. What the hell almost 3 months go go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post

    All that time in a aluminum coffin driven by a crackhead surrounded by noisy sweaty Yermans.... Yeesh.... bus schedules Mo Chit.


    I'd rather get the train.


    Oh shit yes,

    The Train is a real nice trip. the best way to do it is to stop overnight in Ayuthia ( spelling) ?? and Surin on the way.

    No friggin rush is there, ?

    Bash the bus up your back bottom, the worst and most dangerous way to travel in Thailand.

    Fuk that.
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    I think a train got derailed today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnastier View Post

    If its 8-10 hours then overnight is the only sensible thing to do.

    Bus if you have to be on time and train if you're not on a tight schedule.


    Jessus Albert,

    If one is seriously considering taking the Bus to save a few baht its time to consider throwing ones self under the foking thing. ????

    With all the crack heads and Ya-Ba addicts plying the roads and the history of bus accidents there's no joy what so ever going by bus.

    Friggin shit way to travel anyway.

    Much better to sit back on the train have a few beers and enjoy the journey.

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