But I'm inept. Apparently I don't know how to seach the forum, I get lots of recent, random unrelated posts in my results. I'm also lazy, hence the new post. Anyway-
Can anyone give me a recommendation for a quick visa run (going this Friday or Saturday). I want to get out and back early. The going rate seems to be 2000 baht but this place http://www.thaivisaservice.com/ does it for 1600 from Thong Lo in a van. It was recommended on another site (who knows?). Another place is http://www.freewebs.com/quickthaivisa/ but they get off late- however they go somewhere else, not Poi Pet.
I seem to remember a bunch of posts about poi pet and visa run stuff- If you'd be so kind as simply to gently nudge me in that direction, that'd be enough for my sorry self!
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Wrong room really mate. To search do visa runs and look only in the paperwork room.
You've also got: http://www.jackgolf.com
And Fine day tours...one second!
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Nicked from Kent:
I prefer the Quick Thai Visa run since they cross into Cambodia
at a very quiet border (not Poipet) and leave Bangkok at
10am instead of 5 or 6am. Back in Bangkok by 7pm.
It's hassle free; I use it on a regular basis.
http://www.freewebs.com/quickthaivisa/index.htm (Quick Thai Visa / BKK to Cambodia visa-runs -> 2,000 Baht)
http://www.eastmeetswesttravel.com/cmb/viewvisa.phtml (East Meets West / BKK to Cambodia -> 2,000 Baht)
email@example.com (Fine Day Tours / BKK to Cambodia / E-mail or call 02 682 8940-1 -> 2,000 Baht)
http://www.jackgolf.com/eng/visaService/cambodia.asp (Jack's Golf / BKK to Cambodia -> 2,000 Baht)
the 2,000 Baht fee includes your Cambodia Visa & lunch :: bring a color passport photo!
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ah, two great responses, the resourceful practical one and the zany random one. illustrating perfectly the seemless yin and yang that is the great ajarn forum! cheers mates, well done!!!! :chug:
CASE CLOSED. Thank you KenK, thanks Hodd.
You can bury the thread, it's job is done. :smile:
If the forum was a lady..... :twogirls:
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One more for you mate, although I don't know any one that's used them and they seem a tad more expensive than the others at 2,400 Baht.
For reservation only call:
Toni: 06-366-2868 or Mike 09-489-7077
Have a good run mate.
I use Jack Golf and have never had a problem. My only gripe about the whole thing is : Why does the Camodian side use a full page Visa? Why can't they use that little stamp like the Thai side? My Passport is quickly filling up.
Hopefully this will be the last one (before getting the TL and WP and BIG visa etc.) and I'm now booked on Saturday morning's 9 hour van trip from Thong Lo. It's the one the other KK recommended and our KK "nicked"....I like the idea of going somewhere else, not Poipet. THanks again, KenK. :chug: Should be a blast, surely. I plan on fisnishing one and starting another book. happy happy.
To be fair to me I did help the other KK with some of his links....honest guv
I'm back from a successful visa run and can now recommend "Quick Visa Service" which leaves from BanRaiCafe at Ekkamai and does the thing on time and without any fuss and does it at a quiet Cambodian border crossing without any of the Poi Pet insanity. :smile:
Hopefully it's goodbye and good riddance to the border run anyway.
Over and out.
Hi all ,
just to complete the picture , JG,Fineday ,Thai quick visa n Thai visaservice go to same , so called hasslefree border , in Ban Laem.
It's near Soi Dao Highland in Chanaburi province.
A friend told me that last time they needed 6 hours in PoiPet , n only 30-45 min in ban laem or daung.
No idea where Eastmeetswest goes , has anyone used them n also no idea where this 2400.- guy is going .
With JG n Fineday you use coach , takes some time at border or you use ThaiquickVisa or Thai Visaservice which use Van ,
Just used Thai Visa Service n was fine , a new VIP Seater with TV/DVD .Price is 1600.- , but they mention will go up to 1800.- which is still a bargain , they guide you through immigration n pay for lunch as well.
Give it a try .
So, in summary, when it's all said and dung, how many hours and baht does it take for a visa run from Bangkok?
How much of a hurry do you have to be in that you can't type the word "and"? Or is it a style thing? Don't mean to be critical, but that post is damn hard to read. :smile:
Quick Thai Visa also gives you lunch, though some greasy fried rice isn't anything to write home to mom about.
A: A while, and a pretty penny.
Time needed after you board the bus is appr 4 hour from BKK to Ban Laem , 1 to 1.5 hours at border and 4 hour back to BKK.
Add yr own commuting time .
Cost are from 1800.--2200.- for the run , plus own cost from your home to the Meeting place and back home .
Plus some pocket money to buy duty free stuff at border.