About Thai bus 999 (the Government bus)
Only buy tickets in a bus station. If you pass by an intermediary, you will pay more and you're not sure about the service behind.
Here are a few considerations that I must you submit if you wish to use the 999 line bus.
The Thai Government bus, as their names indicate, are buses under the Trusteeship of the Thai Government. "These buses are also known under the designations"Bus 999""Line 999"or"the Government bus"."
The hours and rates published on this site are a translation in French of those distributed by the site www.transport.co.thofficial website of the Thai Government buses. Our site has a modified system that allows us to follow the evolution of this official information and the disparities in days when necessary. This information is a aid on the Internet for the French not knowing read the Thai (knowing that there is not currently in English translation). Also we have especially treated the translation of the name of the cities using the transliteration used by Google and Google Map. The rest of the translation was made with the volunteer help of a Thai friend.
Why are Government buses less expensive than others?
We can distinguish 2 bus in Thailand inter-regional networks. The public buses and the private buses. One is held by the State, by private companies. Private companies are implementing many medium to attract tourists to their network (partnership with tourist offices and travel agency, rabateurs networks) and practical tourist prices, more expensive. Public buses, they enjoy their notoriety with the Thai people. Most of the Thai experience these bus lines.
If you pass by a travel agency for bus, there is little exchange that it proposes to you to go through the Government buses. She prefer to offer you a more expensive company.
Also the official website of the Thai Government bus Specifies to buy bus tickets only at the Windows of a bus station be sure to pay a fair price. Through intermediaries is necessarily increased the margin and the price of the ticket.
The Government bus: a higher standard of quality
Government buses have a wide range and are very numerous. Also them are generally of better quality than the other companies at equal rates. First buses of the Government a hostess This is in the bus to take care of you. Also, according to the chosen delivery may be the meals provided in the bus and more than enough drink, or / and well benefit from a stop with a meal included in the tariff. Thing that is not offered by other companies. Also the Government buses do prior No overbooking ; which is not the case of some private companies.
Cultural considerations on the bus of the Government
On some very tourist routes (probably a drive that you want to) the Government buses are almost never empreintÃ©s by tourists. Those that have already attracted to the net of private companies (they are very effective to attract you to it). Example the route Bangkok-Koh Samui popular but with very little tourist on the 999 line. It shows the majority of Thais.
Also, the very tourist paths being mostly travelled by tourists through the private bus, and other paths is not tourism, this leads us to observe we see few tourists in the bus of the Government. Also if you go by bus 999 you will be mostly surrounded of Thais. Then remind you the rules that you may have read about us and custom of the Thailand. We are all on our scale of ambassadors for our country when you are going abroad. Think about it and have a model behavior.
To cite only a custom that can serve you in Thai bus, you know it never passes by on someone. Example if you are seated loan of the window, you want to go in the lane but that your Thai neighbor fell asleep, mundane situation. Prefer to make a small tappe on the shoulder to wake him rather than through top quietly.
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| 08 Jan. 2011 02:42 JMG44350 said:|
Can be reserve tickets on the net for the Suvarnabhumi-trat route to January 31, 2011 (4: 10 P.m. departure time)?
| March 24, 2011 18:15 Pierrot said:|
Hi, from the airport or station road is to take the bus to SONKHLA thank you South
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| April 06, 2011 09:57 Anonymous on 22.214.171.124 said:|
We are a group of 15 people and wish to take the VIP bus to Ko Phangan Bangkok route Wednesday 24 August 2011. How can buy us tickets? Is possible from the France? thank youThis message has been 1 answers on the forum. See the answers on the forum
| August 05, 2011 23:25 chipoumi said:|
I would like to travel by bus from bangkok a Sukhothai and then I would like me to then krabi, is that you know the rates, do you have advice to give me. Security in the bus is really a priority for me, I would not be stripped upon arrival, travel day and night that choose.This message has been 1 answers on the forum. See the answers on the forum
| liarthoroleo on 126.96.36.199|
| Dec. 12. 2012 21:13 liarthoroleo on 188.8.131.52 said:|
We are 5 and would like to make the journey Bangkok to Chiang Mai by bus on 24 December in the morning (departure 8 h 50 or 10 h 30). How do I know if it will remain of the place and do you know where is the bus station of departure for this journey?
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| Marjorie26 on 184.108.40.206|
| 15 Jan. 2013 03:24 Marjorie26 on 220.127.116.11 said:|
Hello I would like to know or take bus 999pour go me to Bangkok ayuthaya and or buy my tickets. Buses are they regular or should it wait hours thank you