ubonjoe

Border Run Alternatives

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Just been confirmed once more O-Multy and private auto crossing over into Cambodia from Thailand at Chong Chom..NO PROBLEM.thumbsup.gifclap2.gifclap2.gifbiggrin.png

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I posted in another thread that flights to Udon Thani and Ubon Ratchatani from Bangkok Don Meuang are particularly cheap at the moment:

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"Thai Lion Air are newly arrived on the routes from Don Meuang to Udon Thani and Ubon Ratchatani and have 5 (UdonT) and 4 (UbonR) flights each way per day. The prices are crazy low as an opening promotion. Next week you could fly all-in return for about 1,250 baht to UdonT and 1,050 baht to UbonR. Potentially even less if you can take an early morning flight

Check out the schedule and prices here: https://search.lionairthai.com/en. There are no hidden prices for baggage or seats (you get 15kg free) but remember to uncheck the insurance box unless you want to pay 100+ baht for flight insurance. My price indicators above exclude insurance and exclude specific seat reservation (who needs a pre-selected seat for a 1 hour flight). There is no payment fee for direct debit bank payments and I think no fee for other methods including payment at 711s etc*."

Website is easy to use and the flights are fine, but not much leg room (same as Air Asia's 8.5 inches form seat squab front to the flight magazine in front of you) and seat backs, being a little higher than Nok's and AA's, make them a little more cramped feeling. It's only 1 hour though!

*Edit: another poster in that thread informs that there is actually a 100baht payment fee if you pay at 711.

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I've talked with Thaivisaservice before.

If you need to activate a second visa you can go to Laos, stay 1 day and come back.

alternative you fly to Malaysia and come back with next flight, no waiting.

So I booked a flight.....

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I've talked with Thaivisaservice before.

If you need to activate a second visa you can go to Laos, stay 1 day and come back.

alternative you fly to Malaysia and come back with next flight, no waiting.

So I booked a flight.....

Not sure that you have to stay overnight at the Lao crossings. I have seen no reports of anybody having a problem if they have a valid visa.

I know that is being suggested for Laotians wanting to get a new visa exempt entry,

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Just had a verified report for Chong Sa Ngom border crossing, SiSaket, All is normal.

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Many years ago I did a BKK-SIN-BKK visa run by Air.

A Thai Airways promo cost about THB 4500 - it was a fairly quick option that saw me returning on the same plane as my outbound flight.

The whole trip took approx 7 hrs, the time for the turn around in Singapore was sufficient given the efficiency of operations at Singapore Airport.

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Thanks Ubonjoe, your a godsend. I have been trying to find out if Maisot is open as I am going tomorrow.

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What is the quickest option from Hua Hin?

No where is going to to be close by.

Mae Sot is the closest I think. After that perhaps Rangoon.

The quickest would be to arrange a flight form Bangkok to one of places mentioned in the topic.

There is also the train sooth to Hat Yai..and then Pedang Baser.

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Can you fly to Mae sai? Is there a airport there?

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Can you fly to Mae sai? Is there a airport there?

No. Closes airport is Chiang Rai. then a taxi 62km to the crossing. AA and NokAir.

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ID: 17   Posted (edited)

What is the quickest option from Hua Hin?

No where is going to to be close by.

Mae Sot is the closest I think. After that perhaps Rangoon.

The quickest would be to arrange a flight form Bangkok to one of places mentioned in the topic.

There is also the train sooth to Hat Yai..and then Pedang Baser.

Ranong is a option from HH, approx 4.5 hours by car,

I spoke with Ranong Immi this morning, it is ok to activate the 2nd part of a Double Entry TV there, you must show 20,000 Baht and a onward ticket out of Thailand

Iam planning to go there on 30th September if things do not change, see my post in the HH Forum about this

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Can you fly to Mae sai? Is there a airport there?

No. Closes airport is Chiang Rai. then a taxi 62km to the crossing. AA and NokAir.

Regular bus services from Chiang Rai central bus station to Mae Sai about 47 THB ?. Then song thao to border from Mae Sai bus station 30 THB

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For Pattaya residents, there is a direct bus from Pattaya to Mae Sot.

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I have a non o marraige this will be my first 90 day so if i go to Ranong do i have to stay over or just get stamped and how do they compare to Kanchanaburi for the payment

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I have a non o marraige this will be my first 90 day so if i go to Ranong do i have to stay over or just get stamped and how do they compare to Kanchanaburi for the payment

I missed that you were married to a Thai before.

You could get a 60 day extension at immigration to visit your wife. She would have to go with you when you apply. You will need marriage certificate and copies of your wife's ID card and house book.

If your permit to stay is ending over the weekend you would not be charged an overstay if you get the extension on Monday.

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No i just got my multiple entry non o marraige 3 months ago so i need to do my first 90 day stamp. I got my visa in Savannakhet.

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No i just got my multiple entry non o marraige 3 months ago so i need to do my first 90 day stamp. I got my visa in Savannakhet.

If you want to delay a border run you can do as ubonjoe suggests and go to immigration and get a 60 day extension of stay. If you use this extension option you only need to do border runs every 5 months.

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I dont know if i understand you correctly does that mean i do a extension of stay for 60 days then do a border after 90 and repeat ťhus everytime

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ID: 25   Posted (edited)

I dont know if i understand you correctly does that mean i do a extension of stay for 60 days then do a border after 90 and repeat ťhus everytime

You can do that only if you have a Thai family member. You would apply for 60 days extension within the last 30 days of your initial 90 days allowed stay. Not vice-versa.

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