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    Visa Run- And yes, I searched it!

    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!

    Added after 3 minutes:

    Nicked from Kent:

    http://www.eslcafe.com/forums/job/viewtopic.php?t=33055

    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)

    finedaytours@hotmail.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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    You could always cycle to Penang.


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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:




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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

    or 02-390-0155

    E-mail: stayinthailand@yahoo.com


    Have a good run mate.

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    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.

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    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.

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    To be fair to me I did help the other KK with some of his links....honest guv

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    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.

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    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 .

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    So, in summary, when it's all said and dung, how many hours and baht does it take for a visa run from Bangkok?

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    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.

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    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.

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