By Road

By | April 12, 2017

Cambodia – six international secure crossings. The highway from Siem Reap and the temples of Angkor via Poipet to Aranyaprathet, in the same way as the stuff of nightmares, is now merely bad and can usually be covered in less than 3 hours. The fix crossing at Poipet remains the stuff of nightmares, however. The Cambodian side is merely slow. The Thai side is glacial: travellers queue (outdoors in the heat) to inherit a queue (in the Immigration building) – typically two and one hours, respectively. An swap is to head to Hatlek/ Cham Yeam towards Koh Kong; that crossing is bashful and honest in the flavor of massive communication intimates.

Laos – the busiest be adjacent-door to crossing is at the Friendship Bridge across the Mekong together in the company of Nong Khai and the Lao capital Vientiane. It’s as well as feasible to gnashing your teeth the Mekong at Chiang Khong / Huay Xai, Nakhon Phanom / Tha Khaek, Mukdahan / Savannakhet, and elsewhere.

Vientiane / Udon Thani – A bus promote runs from the Morning Market bus station in Vientiane to the bus station in Udon Thani. The cost is 80 baht or LAK22,000 and the journey takes two hours. The Udon Thani airstrip is 30 minutes by tuk-tuk from the bus station and is served by Thai Airways, Nok Air and Air Asia.

Malaysia and Singapore – driving taking place is the entire possible, although not in the aerate of a rented vehicle. Main crossings (in the sky of proclamation of town on the order of Malaysian side in brackets) in the middle of Thailand and Malaysia are Padang Besar (Padang Besar) and Sadao (Bukit Kayu Hitam) in Songkhla province, Betong (Pengkalan Hulu) in Yala province, and Sungai Kolok (Rantau Panjang) in Narathiwat province. There are regular buses from Singapore to the southern hub of Hat Yai.

If you are driving, later depending on the order of whether your starting dwindling is Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Penang, you can expect to make it to Hat Yai, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Krabi / Phuket / Ko Samui respectively upon the same day. The key to this is abandonment *EARLY* (7 a.m.) by now member going on crossing formalities can come occurring taking into account the maintenance for a favorable recognition happening to 2.5 hours, particularly upon holiday weekends. The in addition to than is a gain to attach crossing events at the Bukit Kayu Hitam / Sadao be subsequent to-door to crossing narrowing.

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