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Thailand has a very developed and extensive public bus system, called Baw Khaw Saw. Busses run around the entire country regularly, not to mention that they are very cheap too. There are three main classes of public bus. First class is a smaller bus with more space and that changes as the cost goes down or up. Costs run from 600 Bhat to get across the entire country to 10 Baht going between some closer cities on regular public busses. Long distance busses commonly run both over daylight hours and overnight. Overnight busses are extremely common between Bangkok and Phuket/Krabi and Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Busses also run internationally to Malaysia (VIA Songkhla,Yala and Narathiwat border crossings), Singapore and to the borders of Laos and Cambodia.

Here are the inter-city bus terminal names in Bangkok: NORTHERN BUS TERMINAL
Kampaengphet 2 Rd, Bangkok (936-3660, 936-366)
Kampaengphet 2 Rd, Bangkok (936-0667)
Kampaengphet 2 Rd, Bangkok (936-1897, 936-1886)
Sukhumvit Rd, Bangkok (391-2504)
Boromratchchonnani Rd, Bangkok (435-1200, 434-7192)

(For Bangkok transportation go here: www.bts.co.th)

And some more bus info:
Almost every main city in Thailand is connected by direct public bus with Bangkok and other cities. There are several types of buses. Rot tamadaa are ordinary buses that stop in every town, have no air conditioning, and are typically orange. Rot ae are air conditioned, colored blue, and don't usually stop so often.
Tickets may be purchased at one of the three public bus stations in Bangkok: for northern destinations, go to moh chit station; for destinations east, go to sataanii ek-amai; to go south, buy your ticket at the station at the intersection of Nakhon Chaisi Road and Phra Pinklao Road in Thonburi. In cities outside of Bangkok, tickets are often sold at store-front locations as well as in the bus station. Private bus companies offer service to some tourist destinations.

Type: Bus

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  • Written Jun 6, 2003
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