Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Asia
Reload this Page >

Hat Yai to BKK - flight/train reliability ?

Hat Yai to BKK - flight/train reliability ?

Nov 11th, 2005, 10:56 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 20
Hat Yai to BKK - flight/train reliability ?

Anyone have knowledge of flight and or train reliability from Hat Yai to BKK in mid january time frame (Crystal ball anyone ? ;-) ). We are planning a flight connection to Hong Kong and want to have a sense of the chances of making it !

PS - If anyone is interested in train infomation (world wide) if you haven't already, may I suggest you look at www.seat61.com !
ukinusa is offline  
Nov 11th, 2005, 04:27 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 266
I've taken planes and trains from HatYai to BKK on numerous occassions over the years and they have always been as "reliable" as anywhere else. That is they left on time, on near enough to it.
TexasSlim is offline  
Nov 11th, 2005, 07:43 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,751
Trains are reliable but it is a single track so if there is a problem on the line....I would say fly, Nok Air is good for budget flights but if you want to connect with an international flight same day I would fly with Thai. Who are you flying with BKK-HKG, if it's Thai then Thai is the way to go as you can check thru from Hat Yai as Hat Yai is designated 'International'.
JamesA is offline  
Nov 12th, 2005, 07:30 AM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 20
The flight the next day is with C.Pacific at 11.55...

I must say your idea of flight is quick and easy and pretty much the same cost as a train !

My main worry was getting back from Koh Lipe to BKK on the day prior day to the HK flight in good time . I know a sea storm would wreck any travel plans but assuming the weather is good I think its possible, (if the boat times are anywhere near right according to those published by “Andanan Island Hopping”) .

Steve
ukinusa is offline  
Nov 13th, 2005, 12:16 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 266
Remember Lipe is a long way offshore, and all sorts of problems & happenings can delay those ferries, then you have the journey from Pakbara to HatYai airport. I would consider taking a night flight to BKK or overnighting in HatYai. Probably not absolutely necessary but worth concidering nonetheless.
TexasSlim is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Smeagol
Asia
20
Apr 9th, 2008 10:35 AM
Corgie
Asia
5
Jun 20th, 2007 07:45 PM
Gpanda
Asia
13
Jul 14th, 2006 11:02 AM
ldtc2
Asia
5
Jul 17th, 2005 08:04 PM
LanaB
Asia
5
Oct 11th, 2004 09:57 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:51 AM.