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Cheap ways to get around Thailand and best places to visit?

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1. Posted by River88island (Budding Member 36 posts) 4y

Wanting to travel around Thailand in October for a month but trying to find best ways to get around cheap?
Iv been before for a month but it was more of a holiday!

Any idea of best places to see, how to get around etc?

All help would be much appreciated! Im looking at spending less than £1000 for all accomodation, travel and food etc.

Thanks x

2. Posted by stephbuck (Budding Member 6 posts) 4y

Boat and bus are by far the cheapest

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4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 4y

Go to the bus station in each city/town and ride the same bus the Thais use. Fan bus is the cheapest, a/c more expensive, your decision.

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6. Posted by River88island (Budding Member 36 posts) 4y

Thanks for the advice :)

7. Posted by Famousmr (Budding Member 5 posts) 4y

If you start from Bangkok you just need to choose a direction. There are three bus terminals in Bangkok. The Northern bus terminal services the North (Chiang Mai, Ayutthaya, Chiang Rai, Udon Thani) The Eastern Bus Terminal or Ekkamai bus terminal services the East (Koh Chang, Pattaya, Koh Mak, Koh Samet, Cambodia). The Southern bus terminal services the South (Phuket, Koh Tao,Koh Phangan, Koh Samui, Krabi)

At the bus station you can buy bus tickets to wherever you want to go. Long bus trips usually cost between 500 and 700 baht (15-21 USD)

If you want typical Thai destinations and culture I would head North, but no beaches there. For beautiful beaches but also many tourist head south. For relaxed Islands and maybe a trip to Angkor in Cambodia you can head East.

Have a good one!

8. Posted by svetische (Budding Member 19 posts) 4y

well, it won't be a problem to make it cheap, i'm sure. others already advised you to use public transport which is definitely a good idea. you can travel from one city/province to another by bus or van (both are not expensive), food is cheap (street restaurants, supermarkets with their food courts, markets, etc.), simple accomodation will not cost you much as well. there are many places to see: depends on what you prefer (temples, beaches, waterfalls, caves, islands, markets, etc)

9. Posted by River88island (Budding Member 36 posts) 4y

thank you for all your information and tips everyone, It is much appreciated and noted down!! :) x