The cheapest way from Bangkok to Angkor Wat

Step by Step - The cheapest way to go from Bangkok to Angkor Wat or Siem Reap

Some people would argue that walking, biking or hitching is the cheapest way. And they might be right. But this is not for everyone so let me show you  the easy way. And I challenge you on the first leg of this trip. How about you get from Bangkok to the border of Cambodia for less than 2 US $? Only hitching would be cheaper but since you have to wait for a lift in the heat of Thailand you will probably drink for more than 2 US$. And the wear and tear to your shoes or bike would be more than 2 US$ as well. After you cleared the border it is another 9 US$ to get to Siem Reap – the gateway to Angkor Wat.

So lets break it down in small pieces.

Train Bangkok - Siem Reap

From Bangkok to the Cambodian border by train…

From Bangkok, it is about 265 km to the border in Poipet. The train goes all the way from Bangkok to Ban Klong Luk which is only 200 meters from the Cambodian border. It is a 3rd class train only but the Thai 3rd class trains are quite nice. There are vendors walking the train that sell food and drinks and it is quite clean. You can open the windows and enjoy the breeze while your eyes travel to the countryside.

Fares

Bangkok to Aranyaprathet: 48 baht

Children aged 0 to 3 and less than 100cm in height travel free.
Children aged 4 to 11 and under 150cm travel at half fare.
Children from 12 years  or over 150cm high pay full fare.

No reservation required, just show up, buy a ticket and board the train.

Bangkok to Aranyaprathet
Train Number
275
279
Bangkok Hualamphong
05:55
13:05
Phayathai
06:10
13:13
Makkasan
06:20
13:17
Asoke
06:26
13:20
Aranyaprathet
11:10
17:20
Ban Klong Luk Border
11:17
17:27
Aranyaprathet to Bangkok
Train Number
280
276
Ban Klong Luk Border
06:58
13:53
Aranyaprathet
07:05
14:00
Asoke
11:43
19:19
Makkasan
11:47
19:24
Phayathai
11:52
19:29
Bangkok Hualamphong
12:05
19:35
The train also stops at Phaya Thai Station next to the Phaya Thai BTS Skytrain station. And Makkasan Station which is not the same as the Makkasan Airport Rail Link Station!! Bus Asoke Station is close to Makkasan Airport Rail Link Station and Phetchaburi MRT Station. Boarding at these stations can be more convenient if you’re staying in northern Bangkok.

Crossing the Border to Cambodia

You can stay one night at the Thai side of the border or cross the border and stay one night on the Cambodian side.  Or you continue the trip on the same day.

After you are done with the paperwork at the Poipet border post walk to the big roundabout. You will see an official free transit bus to the Poipet Tourist Passenger International Terminal about 10 minutes down the road. From here all the shared taxis and buses leave for Siem Reap  (and Battambang or Phnom Penh).  The shuttle bus (and the man with the official badge who guides you to it) is legitimate. Beware of touts along the way and read up on all the border scams to be prepared. This is the worst border crossing I ever saw – talking about scams here only!

Take a Bus to Siem Reap

I would take a bus but you could try to hitch from here. Usually, cars in Cambodia are full of people but you could get lucky with a truck. You could try for a while and if you have no luck you could take a bus.

The 150 km (94 miles) from Poipet to Siem Reap should take about 2½ hours by shared taxi or 3 hours with a  bus.  Prices are posted at the ticket counter at the Poipet Tourist Passenger International Terminal.  A shared taxi costs about 12 US$ per seat.  A bus will cost you about 9 US$, a minivan about 10 US$.

If you left Bangkok with the morning train at 05:55, you should reach Siem Reap around 15:00.  If you left Bangkok at 13:05, you should reach Siem Reap around 22:00. Keep in mind that low season or high season makes a difference at the border. Some people are lucky and make it in 20 minutes or less. And some take hours. This will affect your time – and Monsoon rain or a clear sunny day will make a difference for the bus as well!

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From Bangkok to Angkor Wat by Bus

From Bangkok to Siem Reap

From Bangkok to Siem Reap by Bus

Most people that go to Angkor Wat think that the bus stop is also at the temples. Not to mention the hotels and guesthouses. But the gateway to Angkor Wat is actually Siem Reap. Angkor Archaeological Park where the temples are is about 5 kilometers outside of town. If you want to travel from  Bangkok to Siem Reap with a bus you have s few options.

Our Recommendation:

If you ask me I would take Giant Ibis Transportation (I explain everything at this link) to go from Bangkok to Cambodia. If you want to go from Bangkok to Siem Reap you have two options: 07.45 from Giant Ibis Bangkok – รถโดยสารไจแอนท์ไอบิสในกรุงเทพฯ 229 Phra Sumen Rd, Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand (super close to Khao San Road!) The bus stops downtown Siem Reap at the Giant Ibis Bus terminal just north of the Sokha Angkor Resort, directly behind the Angkor National Museum.
The other option would be the 08.45 from the 12Go Makkasan Station – แอร์พอร์ตเรลลิงค์มักกะสัน. The station is right at the Airport Rail Link. This comes in handy if you stay somewhere with access to the MRT system. You can take a train to Phetchaburi Station. You could even catch a Klong Boat to Asok Pier. You find the booking site here: Bangkok to Siem Reap

From Khao San Road:

Khao San Travel Mart (51 Trokrongmai, Chaofah RD., Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200) at 08:00, 09:00 and 01:00. The trip should take about 8 hours with border crossing. Usually, they pick you up at the Mc Donalds close to the police station at Khao San Road. But check your ticket before you miss the bus since this can change any time. You can book your ticket here: Khao San Travel Mart

From Morchit Bus Station to Siem Reap

Morchit Bus Station is also called Mo Chit or Chatuchak Terminal

Transport Co LA is a Thai government-operated company and has one bus from Morchit to Siem Reap  at 09:00. The trip takes about 9 hours. Some days there is another one at 07:30 which usually is a bit faster.

Keep in Mind

You will cross an international border! You need a valid visa to do so. If you do not have a visa you can get a Visa on Arrival the border. It should cost you US$30 and they only accept clean dollar bills. If you want to pay in Thai Bath be prepared to pay more. Bring two passport pictures as well. Since May 2019 they usually scan your passport picture but if the machine is broken you better be prepared. Your passport needs at last one empty page for the sticker and some space for two stamps. Sometimes there is a mysterious separate 100 baht fee on top of the US$30 fee for the stamps. If the line is not too long you can insist to get your visa without tea money.

The bus company might arrange a special VIP service for another 5US$ to speed things up. Usually, you can do everything on your own save this money.

Most companies change the bus at the border but will bring your bags to the other side. Sometimes you have to bring them yourself

Bus Bangkok - Siem Reap ฿ 660–1,067 8h – 11h
  •   Intercity 01:00, 09:00
  •   Universe Noble-37 07:45
  •   AC Seater/Sleeper 01:00
  •   Express 09:00
  •   Universe Noble-37 07:45
  •   VIP 08:00, 09:00
  •   Express 08:00
  •   AC Seater/Sleeper 00:30

Find a Room or Dorm Bed in Siem Reap

The search window will populate with location and prices when you fill in your date. Keep in mind that these are prices for two people. You can change that of course if you make a booking. Single rooms or a single Dorm Bed will save you about 50% of the price.
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The best Bus Operator in Cambodia

Bus Phnom Penh to Siam Reap

Giant Ibis - The Ruler of the Cambodian Bus Market

Giant Ibis is quite new on the market since it only started in June 2015. The good thing is that the buses are quite new as well. In a few years, Giant Ibis became already the best and most modern operators across Cambodia. Giant Ibis is widely regarded to be more professional than most others in the country. It has more in common with western bus companies than most of its Cambodian rivals. But Giant Ibis is not only the best bus operator in Cambodia. If you want to travel from Thailand to Cambodia or from Vietnam to Cambodia or the other way round – Giant Ibis has you covered!

Giant Ibis Bus Phnom Penh to Siam Reap
Giant Ibis Kia Grandbird Bus
Bus Phnom-Phen Angkor-Wat
Giant Ibis Universe Luxury Bus

The best Bus Operator in Cambodia

Apart from the new buses, there are a few more things that you will love about Giant Ibis.

More legroom and reclining seats. Free Water and a Snack. Free Wifi and power sockets.

Giant Ibis Transport puts passenger safety first and has the safest record of any passenger transport company in Cambodia, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation. They are the first company to implement a two-driver policy on trips of more than four hours to prevent driver fatigue.

More than 12 full-time mechanics work with the drivers daily on a maintenance scheme to prevent breakdowns before they can occur. A checklist walk-through is carried out on each bus before each departure.

Giant Ibis is also a very good option for those looking to cross the Cambodian border into Thailand or Vietnam. This process is usually very confusing and can become quite stressful so it is to the operator’s credit that border crossings on these services are as hassle-free as possible. Giant Ibis has a contact that will escort you through the border and streamline the process.

Buses on these routes have Wi-Fi as well as individual power sockets which is a rarity. As any frequent traveler will know, being able to charge your phone is incredibly useful for when you arrive at an unfamiliar destination and are trying to work out how to get to your hotel.

Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

The main route that Giant Ibis offers inside Cambodia is from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. There are five buses per day from the capital to Siem Reap, close to the world-famous site of Angkor Wat. The first bus leaves at 08.45. The others leave at 09.45 and 12.30 and at the night at 23.00 and 23.30. The trip usually takes seven hours in either direction. There are also tree departures heading from Siem Reap to the capital each day, starting at 08.45. The other two leave at 09.45 and 12.30 and at the night at 23.00 and 23.30. Tickets for either journey are priced at about USD 15 per person. Keep in mind that road conditions change quite a bit over the year in Cambodia. In the dry season with repaired roads, the bus can be one hour or faster. The opposite goes for Rainy Season where the bus can be late. On top of that, you might have traffic. So never book another transportation to close to your expected arriving time.
Bus Siam Riep to Phnom Phen
Giant Ibis Universe Sleeper Bus
Bus Siam Riep to Phnom Phen
Giant Ibis Kia Seating

Phnom Penh–Kampot

From Phnom Penh, you can also reach the riverside town of Kampot in less than three hours. There are two buses each day at 08.00 and 14.45, scheduled to arrive at 10.30 and 17.15 respectively. Two buses also head in the opposite direction every day at 07.45 and 14.00. The tickets cost about USD 9 each way.

Phnom Penh–Sihanoukville

For those looking to head to Cambodia’s stunning beaches in the south of the country, you can visit Sihanoukville from Phnom Penh. There are two buses leaving the capital per day at 08.00 and 12.30. The journey lasts less than five hours so you can even relax on the beach in the afternoon if you take the morning bus! There are two daily services from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh, at 08.30 and 15:30, with all departures priced at USD11.

Cambodian Departures and Arrivals:

Phnom Penh: Giant Ibis Bus Terminal on Street 90, near Wat Phnom.
Siem Reap: Giant Ibis bus terminal just north of the Sokha Angkor Resort, directly behind the Angkor National Museum
Kampot: Giant Ibis ticket office near the Durian roundabout behind Sokimex petrol station
Sihanoukville: Giant Ibis ticket office on the road to Sokha Beach about 200 meters from Two Lions roundabout. 

International service: Vietnam – Cambodia – Vietnam

Giant Ibis offers international routes as well. From Phnom Penh, you can travel to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh, with two daily departures at 08.00 and 9.45. The trip takes around six hours so you’ll arrive in the afternoon. Tickets cost around USD 18. The bus stops in downtown Ho Chi Minh City at the Giant Ibis ticket office on Pham Ngu Lao Street in District 1. Once you’ve received your baggage there are plenty of metered taxis available to take you to your next destination.

Vietnam to Cambodia

There are two departures every day. 08.30 and 09.45 from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh. The bus departs from the Giant Ibis ticket office in downtown Ho Chi Minh City at Pham Ngu Lao Street in District 1.

International service: Thailand – Cambodia – Thailand

If you are interested in visiting Thailand then it is possible to use Giant Ibis to travel by bus from Siem Reap to Bangkok. There is two bus service per day. The first at 07.45 and the other one at 08.45. Depending on the season it should take eight to nine hours, with fares at around USD 32. They leave at Giant Ibis Main Office but since everything changes fast in Siem Reap you better make sure when you have your ticket. The bus stops at Tanoa, close to Khao San Road in Bangkok.

From Bangkok to Siem Reap

If you want to go from Bangkok to Siem Reap you have two options: 07.45 from Giant Ibis Bangkok – รถโดยสารไจแอนท์ไอบิสในกรุงเทพฯ 229 Phra Sumen Rd, Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand (super close to Khao San Road!) The bus stops downtown Siem Reap at the Giant Ibis Bus terminal just north of the Sokha Angkor Resort, directly behind the Angkor National Museum.
08.45 from the 12Go Makkasan Station – แอร์พอร์ตเรลลิงค์มักกะสัน The station is right at the Airport Rail Link. This comes in handy if you stay somewhere with access to the MRT system. You can take a train to Phetchaburi Station. You could even catch a Klong Boat to Asok Pier. You find the booking site here: Bangkok to Siem Reap

Taiwan High-Speed Rail Booking

Taiwan High-Speed Rail Booking

Taiwan High Speed Rail

The fast trainsystem in Taiwan are called Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR). THSR is a railway line crossing Taiwan for from north to south. It runs approximately 350 km (217 mi) along the west coast, from the capital Taipei to the southern city of Kaohsiung. THSR operates  high-speed bullet trains. These trains reach a speed of 300 km/h or  225 mph.

Despite the fact that these trains were built using the technology of the Japanese high-speed network Shinkansen  the fare is not as high as in Japan. All stations  are connected with the centers of cities served by the metro line, conventional rail or free shuttle buses.

 

Taiwan High Speed Rail

A Taiwan High Speed Rail train waiting for passengers at the train station in Taipei.

The train comes with Standard Seats in a 2+3 (Two seats one one side and tree seats on the other) configuration and Business Seats with a 2+2 configuration.

There are about 989 train services per week with operation times between 05:50 to 24:00 every day. Northbound trains are designated by even train numbers and southbound trains  by odd train numbers Most southbound trains originate from  Nangang station and most northbound trains originate from Zuoying.  Only few trains operate just between Nangang and Taichung or between Taichung and Zuoying.

Train Station for the High Speed Train in Taiwan

  • Nangang: No. 313, Sec. 1, Nangang Rd., Nangang Dist., Taipei City
  • Taipei: No. 3, Beiping W. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City
  • Banqiao: No. 7, Sec. 2, Xianmin Blvd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City
  • Taoyuan: No. 6, Sec. 1, Gaotie N. Rd., Zhongli Dist., Taoyuan City
  • Hsinchu: No. 6, Gaotie 7th Rd., Zhubei City, Hsinchu County
  • Miaoli: No. 268, Gaotie 3rd Rd., Houlong Township, Miaoli County
  • Taichung: No. 8, Zhanqu 2nd Rd., Wuri Dist., Taichung City
  • Changhua: No. 99, Zhanqu 2nd Rd., Tianzhong Township, Changhua County
  • Yunlin: No. 301, Zhanqian E. Rd., Huwei Township, Yunlin County
  • Chiayi: No. 168, Gaotie W. Rd., Taibao City, Chiayi County
  • Tainan: No. 100, Guiren Blvd., Guiren Dist., Tainan City
  • Zuoying: No. 105, Gaotie Rd., Zuoying Dist., Kaohsiung City

I have more information about the stations further down on this page!

How to Book a Ticket for the Taiwan High Speed Rail

The most tourists travel from: Taipei to Taichung. If you click the link you get direct to a search form to find the best times and fares for your trip.
Other popular destinations are Taipei to Kaohsiung and Taipei to Tainan.
A lot of traveler do their Taiwan Hight Speed Rail booking  from Kaohsiung to Tainan and from Kaohsiung to Taichung City.


Benefits of Online Booking:

  • Prices are cheaper than at the box office.
  • The tourist is able to compare prices to choose between a one-way ticket and a rail pass.
  • Trouble-free ticket receiving procedure – after the purchase, the customer receives their ticket as a PDF voucher (TOD-ticket). PDF voucher must be exchanged to the real ticket at the ticketing window on any train stations.
  • Convenient advance booking period – Min: 24 hours, Max: 1 year before the departure.
  • Loyal cancellation policy – tickets can be canceled 48 hours before the departure.
  • Special ticket policy is applied for children: On laps < 6yrs – FOC and child price 50% less for <12yrs.
  • Modern, fast and comfortable transportation.
  • Trains are one of the best ways to travel around Taiwan.
Taiwan High Speed Rail

Taiwan High Speed Rail Pass and Joint Pass

3-Day Pass
Unlimited rides on Taiwan High Speed Rail trains for three consecutive days.
NT2,200

Flexible 2-Day Pass
Unlimited rides on Taiwan High Speed Rail trains for any two days of a designated seven-day period.
NT2,500

5-Day Standard Joint Pass
Unlimited rides on Taiwan Railway Chu-Kuang Express or trains at a lower price than Chu-Kuang Express for five days and on Taiwan High Speed Rail trains for any two days within the designated five days.
NT2,800

5-Day Premium Joint Pass
Unlimited rides on Taiwan Railway Tze-Chiang Limited Express or trains at a lower price than Tze-Chiang Limited Express for 5 days and on Taiwan High Speed Rail trains for any two days within the designated five days.
NT3,600

Rules:

  • These Passes/Tickets are available only to foreign passengers who have entered the Republic of China (Taiwan) on a non-ROC passport and a valid short-term entry document, which may be Visa-exempt entry, Visitor Visa, Exit & Entry Permit Taiwan Republic Of China, APEC Business Travel Card, or other documents which entitled the holder to stay in Taiwan for less than 180 day.)
  • Passports are required to exchange Pass/One-Way Ticket, select seats and board on train. If there is any discrepancy found between passenger’s passport and purchased voucher, the voucher will be refused to exchange. Please also carry your valid entry document (e.g. Visa-exempt entry, Visitor Visa, Exit & Entry Permit Taiwan Republic Of China, APEC Business Travel Card, etc., issued by an official authority) for inspection. Please present your entry document when the staffs request for.
  • For Child Pass/One-Way Ticket, children over the age of 6 years and under 12 years old may purchase the Child Pass/One-Way Ticket; and children under 6 years old who do not occupy a seat are not required to purchase a Pass/Ticket, but those who would like to occupy a seat will have to purchase a child Pass/Ticket. The children passport must be provided to confirm their eligibility when exchanging or boarding. If the identity of the child found is ineligible, the Pass/Ticket will be refused to exchange and board.
  • THSRC and TRA reserve the right to refuse unqualified passengers to exchange and use the Pass/Ticket.
  • Passengers who purchase the Pass/ Ticket through a travel agency or the THSR Pass Website will receive a voucher that may only be used in exchange for the THSR Pass, Joint Pass, or One-Way Ticket but cannot be used to board directly.
  • The Pass/Ticket must be exchanged within 90 days, including the date of payment, at ticket counters; the validity period/date of Pass / Ticket is applicable from the next day of the purchase.
  • The Joint Pass can be exchanged at ticket counters of Taiwan Railway or Taiwan High Speed Rail. Collection at a TRA ticket counter is available only at Songshan Station, Taipei Station, Taoyuan Station, Taichung Station, Tainan Station, and Kaohsiung Station. The Joint Pass holders must collect boarding ticket(s) at the designated TRA station(s) to travel on TRA trains.
  • Please present the voucher and your passport (original) to exchange a Pass/Ticket, and also carry your valid entry document (e.g. visa-exempt entry stamp, visa, entry& exit permit, APEC Business Travel Card, etc., issued by official authority) for inspection. If you are unable to present your passport(original) and entry document, or if the information on your passport does not match the information on the voucher, Taiwan High Speed Rail and Taiwan Railway reserve the right to refuse the exchange.
  • When exchanging the Pass/Ticket, a validity period/date is required to be specified simultaneously. The period once specified cannot be changed.
    Passengers traveling on a Pass/Joint Pass or One-Way Ticket must enter and exit a station through a manned gate and present your passport (original) for inspection.
  • If a passenger is traveling with an invalid Pass or unable to present the passport (original) or the information on the passport does not match the information on the Pass/Ticket, the passenger will not be permitted to board the train, or will be requested to pay the full fare if already on a train.

Onboard Services & features

  • THSR trains have 12 carriages including 1 business class (66 seats) and 11 standard class (923 seats).
  • A & E seats are window seats.
  • Breastfeeding room is located in Car 5. Please contact train crew prior to use.
  • All seats are 180 degree adjustable to facilitate passengers traveling in group.
  • Food trolley service is available on all cars.
  • Each seat is equipped with a fold-down tray table that bears 10Kgs of objects.
  • Garment hanger can hold up to 2Kgs of garments.
  • Cold or hot drinking water is not available on trains. Passengers may use the automatic vending machines.
  • Smoking is not permitted on the train.
  • Emergency intercom is for emergency only and may not used as service bell. Do not use it unless there is an emergency.

Taiwan High Speed Rail​ Stations

Nangang Station

No. 313, Sec. 1, Nangang Rd., Nangang Dist., Taipei City
Operation Hours:05:50 ~ 24:00
Ticketing Hours:05:50 ~ Last Train Departure Time

Taipei Station

No. 3, Beiping W. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City
Operation Hours:06:00 ~ 24:00
Ticketing Hours:06:00 ~ Last Train Departure Time

Banqiao Station

No. 7, Sec. 2, Xianmin Blvd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City
Operation Hours:06:00 ~ 24:00
Ticketing Hours:06:00 ~ Last train departure time

Taoyuan Station

No. 6, Sec. 1, Gaotie N. Rd., Zhongli Dist., Taoyuan City
Operation Hours:06:20 ~ 23:45
Ticketing Hours:06:20 ~ Last Train Departure Time

Hsinchu Station

No. 6, Gaotie 7th Rd., Zhubei City, Hsinchu County
Operation Hours:06:15 ~ 23:45
Ticketing Hours:06:15 ~ Last Train Departure Time

Miaoli Station

No. 268, Gaotie 3rd Rd., Houlong Township, Miaoli County
Operation Hours:06:05 ~ 23:45
Ticketing Hours:06:05 ~ Last Train Departure Time

Taichung Station

No. 8, Zhanqu 2nd Rd., Wuri Dist., Taichung City
Operation Hours:05:40 ~ 24:00
Ticketing Hours:05:40 ~ Last Train Departure Time

Changhua Station

No. 99, Zhanqu 2nd Rd., Tianzhong Township, Changhua County
Operation Hours:06:20 ~ 24:00
Ticketing Hours:06:20 ~ Last Train Departure Time

Yunlin Station

No. 301, Zhanqian E. Rd., Huwei Township, Yunlin County
Operation Hours:06:15 ~ 23:45
Ticketing Hours:06:15 ~ Last Train Departure Time

Chiayi Station

No. 168, Gaotie W. Rd., Taibao City, Chiayi County
Operation Hours:06:00 ~ 23:45
Ticketing Hours:06:00 ~ Last Train Departure Time

Tainan Station

No. 100, Guiren Blvd., Guiren Dist., Tainan City
Operation Hours:05:45 ~ 24:00
Ticketing Hours:05:45 ~ Last Train Departure Time

Zuoying Station

No. 105, Gaotie Rd., Zuoying Dist., Kaohsiung City
Operation Hours:05:25 ~ 24:00
Ticketing Hours:05:25 ~ Last Train Departure Time
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12Go Transport starts from Makkasan Airport Railway Link

Do you want to go easy and in luxury from downtown Bangkok to Hua Hin or Kanchanaburi or to Ayutthaya or Pattaya? Or you want to go from there back to downtown Bangkok? There is a new kid in town and it is called 12Go Transport!
12Go Transport Bus Station at Makkasan Airport Railway Link

You might know 12Go as a booking web site to find Bus tickets, Train tickets, Ferry tickets or Plane tickets but since July 2019 they have their own luxury VIP vans. Their Bangkok bus station is super convenient located at the Makkasan Airport Railway Link station in the heart of Bangkok.
This station is connected via a skywalk to the BTS metro station Phetchaburi Road.

Easy to get to from the Airport or Downtown

If you ever had to go to Mo Chit2 or Bangkok Northeastern Bus Terminal you know what I am talking about. Sometimes it took me two hours to get to the bus station. If you are close to a BTS Skytrain or MRT Subway station you will be in no time at the new 12Go Bus Station!

The 12Go VIP Vans

12Go Transport VIP Van

The vans look like this one or similar. They all come with air-conditioning and friendly drivers. The BIG DIFFERENCE compared to the regular vans you know: This one has only 9 seats. And they have a luggage compartment. So there is space for yourself and your bags.

Bus routes from Makkasan Airport Railway Link

Booking Information

  • Instant ticket confirmation
  • It’s advisable to arrive at least 15 minutes before departure
  • PDF tickets: the pdf file, a printed voucher (or a screenshot of it) is required

Downtown Bangkok to Siem Reap

From August 1st onward they also offer a connection from 12go Makkasan to Siem Reap (Angkor Wat), starting conveniently at 08:45 in the morning.

You can read more about it in this post about Giant Ibis Buses!

 

 

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KLM Review: Economy Class Jakarta – Kuala Lumpur

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Review KLM Economy Class Jakarta – Kuala Lumpur

Before we start with the Review of this KLM flight we dive a bit into the history of the airline. You can skip right here to the KML Review.

The flag carrier airline of the Netherlands KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, or Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V.  is the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name.
Founded on 7 October 1919 by eight Dutch businessmen, KLM was one of the first commercial airline companies in the world.
The first KLM flight took place on May 17, 1920 from London to Amsterdam. In this year KLM carried 440 passengers and 22 tons of freight.
KLM’s first intercontinental flight took off on 1 October 1924. The final destination was Jakarta, in the Dutch East Indies.
Until the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939, this was the world’s longest-distance scheduled service by airplane.
In 1950, KLM carried 356,069 passengers. In 1980, KLM carried 9,715,069 passengers. In 1990, KLM carried 16,000,000 passengers. In 2018 KLM had over 34 Million passengers and 169 planes.

KLM Asia

KLM Asia is a KLM-owned subsidiary registered in Taiwan. The airline was established in 1995 to operate flights to Taipei. This way KLM would not compromise the traffic rights for destinations in the People’s Republic of China.

The KLM hub is at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

The Fokker Flights to Asia

KLM Fokker F-XVIII departing from the Dutch East Indies, 1932
Photo: Tropenmuseum

New Planes expand the Fleet

The four-engine turboprop Vickers Viscount 800 was introduced on European routes in 1957.
Source. Wikipedia

KLM Review Jakarta - Kuala Lumpur

Jakarta - Kuala Lumpur

This review is from my flight KL 0810 from Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur.

Travel Date:  March 2nd, 2019

Website and Booking

Let’s take a look at the KLM website (https://www.klm.com) first.

KLM Website Flight Search
This Web Site is a bit confusing. You get the option with a return flight but no One Way. You have to click on One Way at the left lower corner to get to the next screen.
KLM Web Site flights to choose from
If you are flexible you can click on the arrow next to the day selection to find a cheaper price. After that you click the green box.
KLM Booking Site Page 3
Nice feature: You can save your flight for 72 hours for a small fee
KLM Web Site Standard or Flex Fare chooser
The next screen gives you an update to choose from. Basically you save money when you cancel or change your flight with the Flex option
KLM Extra Options
On the next page you can choose seats or extra baggage
KLM Seat Options
No clue why Extra legroom, Preferred as well as Standard seats all cost the same. So if you choose one of those get the Extra legroom or an Preferred seat. 160,600 IDR are about 10€ when I took the flight.
Woah - who brings 10 big bags? Good to know you can for only 1189€! And you better book before the flight.
KLM Payment Options
All 3 options are free of any extra charge

Quiet easy and streamlined to book a flight here. But you have to pay extra for a seat to choose? This is Budget Airline level but not good for a real airline. I can not give more than 3 stars
So far this is 3 Stars!

3/5

Baggage and Carry-On Luggage

The baggage allowance on KLM:

Economy passengers on intercontinental flights may check 1 bag with total dimensions of max 158 cm (62 in) and a max weight of 23 kg (50 lbs). On European flights, Standard and Flex passengers may check 1 item of 23 kg (50 lbs) free of charge.

Economy passengers on Light tickets do not receive a checked baggage allowance but can purchase an allowance. A 23 kg (50 lbs) bag costs EUR 25 online, or EUR 35 at the airport.

Business Class passengers are permitted to check in 2 hold bags, each with total dimensions no greater than 158 cm (or 62 in) and each weighing no more than 32 kg (70.5 lbs).

Free Carry-On Baggage
Business Class 2 pieces plus one small item not to exceed 18 Kg together
Economy Class 1 piece plus one small item not to exceed 12 Kg together

Very confusing if you fly Economy. And you fly with a “real”, not a Budget Airline but still have to pay for a bag with a Light ticket? And compared to 30kg on some airlines 23 is only standard.
This is 3 Stars

3/5

Check-In

KLM Early Boarding in Jakarta
That is the same old Check-In as with every airline. You get to the airport and depending on the size of it have to walk, take a bus, the Skytrain or whatever kind of connection they offer between terminals. After that, you go to the counters and get in line with the other travelers. When it is your turn you give your passport and put your bags on the scale. BUT WAIT A MINUTE this time it was different – it was better. It was the best Check-In experience I had so far.

Early Boarding KLM Jakarta Kuala Lumpur

This is great. I had a train to Jakarta and took the Airport Bus from the Train Station. I got to the airport very early and was super happy to get rid of my bag when I got there. Early Baggage Drop-Off they call it. Love it!!

I would give 6 Stars but can only give 5 Stars

5/5

Boarding

Surprise Surprise – Boarding was fun as well. Usually, you have big chaos and people queuing on the wrong line or do not listen when they say “Now boarding row 15 to 25”. So the guys that sit in row 27 go and block everything.

Boarding in Jakarta They had their lines organized with barriers so people could form nice queues. And you could read where you have to stand so actually nobody was in the wrong lane. Unfortunate I was in the last lane that got into the plane but that is not KLM’s fault.

I do not give a rating because I do not know if they board like this all the time at the airport or if this is organized by KLM.

Economy Cabin Seat KLM

The KLM Boing 777-200 Economy Class comes with a 3-4-3 seating configuration. 3 seats on the left, 4 seats in the middle and 3 seats on the right side of the plane.

The Economy Class Seat has a width of 44,45 cm (17.5″) and a pitch of 78 cm (31″)
The Economy Comfort Class Seat has a width of 44,45 cm (17.5″) and a pitch of 89 cm (35″)
The Business Class Seat has a width of 51 cm (20″) and a pitch of 160 cm (63″) Flat Bed

I had the seat 20K

The seat looks good. I like the colours as well
Legroom KLM Boing 777-200ER seat

Lets talk about legroom
I am 203 cm which is something like 6 Feet 7 Inches. Take a look at this picture how much space was left even for me in a standard seat!

Seats KLM
Compared to Kuwait the seat is not as wide and you can not recline as much.
I give 4.2 Stars for Seating
4.2/5

KLM Economy Class Meal

To be fair – the flight was short and I was surprised that we got free food at all.

KLM Food Service

They give you that nice black set to lay out on your table. So you do and you can smell the food already. After a while, the food service is at your seat and they only have one option and that one comes with Chicken. If you only have one option why not have Rice with Vegetables? So everybody can eat? I had two beer for dinner. Thank you, KLM but this is not nice.

I can only give 1 Star for the food. Maybe with another beer 1.5 but they only had Heineken.

1/5

KLM Economy Class In-Flight Entertainment System

KLM B777-200ER Cabin
Nice big screen - nothing to complain
KLM Entertainment B777-200ER

The screen comes with a USB port to charge your device.

The screen shows you the time you have left till arriving at the airport. If your flight time is shorter than the movie you choose the in-flight system will give you a warning if you still want to see the movie.

Plenty of movies to choose from. Nothing to complain!

Since my window seat was in the middle of the wing I saw not really a lot. They had no cameras like Kuwait Airways for example but this screen is interesting too. You feel a bit like a pilot.

I give 5 Stars for the entertainment system.

5/5
Soundcheck KLM-B777-200ER
Looks quite average but it is quiter than the Boing 777-300ER of Kuwait Airways for example

Cabin Crew

Since the flight was short I can not really say a lot about the crew. The flight attendant working my aisle was friendly but that is it.

4/5

Summary of my Review for KLM

KLM Review
Website and Booking Management
3 Star
Baggage and Carry-On Luggage​
3 Star
Check-In
5 Star
Seating
4.2 Star
Food Service
1 Star
In-Flight Entertainmant
5 Star
Cabin Crew
4 Star
3.6/5

My rating of this KLM flight: 3.6 Stars

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AirAsia Review: Chiang Mai – Kuala Lumpur

AirAsia Kuala Lumpur Bali

Before we start with the review of AirAsia Air we dive a bit into the history of the airline. You can skip right here to the Review of AirAsia.

AirAsia was founded in 1993 by a government-owned conglomerate and it took till November 1996 for the first planes to fly.  The management turned out to be not really good. On 2 December 2001, the airline was US$ 11 million in debt. Tony Fernandes company Tune Air Sdn Bhd bought the airline for one ringgit (about US$0.26 at the time) including the debt. He turned the company around.

In 2003 AirAsia opened a second hub in Johor Bahru and started to fly to Thailand.

AirAsia subsequently started its Thai AirAsia affiliate and began flights to Singapore and Indonesia. In 2004 flights to Macau followed in 2005 by flights to China and the Philippines. In 2006 Brunei and Myanmar were added. In 2007 they expanded the network even more and had 13,9 million passengers that year.

In September 2008 the company announced 106 new routes.

 

Affiliate airlines

AirAsia Vietnam, AirAsia China, AirAsia India, AirAsia Japan,
Indonesia AirAsia, Philippines AirAsia, Thai AirAsia

 

AirAsia X

AirAsia X was born as a medium and long-haul budget airline based in Malaysia. Later Thai AirAsia X, Indonesia AirAsia X where founded. They serve destinations in Australia, the United States of America and Asia.

 

Awards

AirAsia has been named as the world’s best low-cost carrier for 10 years in a row. The latest award was given in 2018. I have no doubt that they will get another one in 2019.

AirAsia Logo
AirAsia-X-Logo

AirAsia Review

This review is from my flight from Chiang Mai ✈ Kuala Lumpur. Travel Date: January 30th, 2019

Website & Booking Management

Let’s take a look at the website first.
https://www.airasia.com will bring you to the site. You might have to change the language and currency on the upper right. Keep in mind that I review this airline as Budget Airline. You get a seat and 7 Kg of carry-on luggage and that is all that is included in the regular ticket price.
If you want to take extra luggage or a meal you have to pay extra.

Let’s go ahead and open that website!

AirAsia Homepage
AirAsia Homepage
AirAsia Online Booking
If you are flexible pick a date where the price is better
AirAsia Value Pack and Premium Flex
If you fly with more baggage it might make sense to book the Value Pack. Here you get 20 kg and a meal. And you can book a standard seat at the window if you like as well.
AirAsia Checked Baggage
If you only want to take more baggabe - here are the options.
AirAsia Seat Priced

The first few rows are so-called Hot Seats – you will board first and you are the first out of the plane. The rows 6-8 on this flight are a bit more expensive because you are in the front and you will be out faster. The rest of the seats are Standard Seats. Only the Exit row seats are Hot Seats again. If you book the Value Pack you can choose every Standard seat (the ones for 149 THB) for free.  With Premium Flex you can choose any seat for free.

AirAsia Food Options
AirAsia Food Options
AirAsia Food Options
Even 1 Vegetarian Meal
AirAsia Max Meal

You can choose Water or Coffee with your meal. And add some Salad and a Muffin extra. I could choose a Vegetarian Meal with my Value Pack. But I had no clue what it was till I got it on the plane.

AirAsia Booking Overview
AirAsia credit card options
120 Bath extra for a Credit Card
AirAsia over the counter pay options
70 Bath for this option. And another 60at the shop.
Web Site and Online Booking
4.5/5

App

AirAsia App - Upcoming Flights
AirAsia App - Upcoming Flights
AirAsia App - Flight Status
AirAsia App - Flight Status
AirAsia App - Boarding Pass for Apple Wallet
AirAsia App - Boarding Pass for Apple Wallet
AirAsia App - Boarding Pass
AirAsia App - Boarding Pass

The App is as streamlined as the Web-Site. Easy to navigate and you can find any option quick.

App
5/5

Check In at the Airport

CHX is a rather small airport. It is almost in the city and you can reach it quickly from most places if you do not have your flight during rush hour. I know people that walk there from the old part of the city. I checked out of my hotel in the old city at 5:40 am because I woke up early. Could only find a 7/11 open at this time of the day. So I had a coffee there. A cab driver had a snack as well and he asked me if I need a ride. He wanted 140 Bath and since I could not see anybody else providing transportation out that early I took his car to the airport.

Took us not even 10 minutes to get there. At the airport, you will have to get your luggage x-rayed at the entrance. After that, you can go to the Check-in counter and baggage drop. I recommend that you check in online the day before. Usually, the Web Check-In counter is not as busy as the other one.

AirAsia Check In Chiang Mai
The baggage drop is on the left and the line was shorter. Of course you should always take the shorter line even if you checked in before.

Check-In
I was quite early but there was already a long line. And since they only have two counters you will wait a long time if you come later. By the time I dropped my bag my line got 3 times longer. The check-in line even more.
One extra counter would not really hurt. But it is a budget airline after all.
The nice lady behind the counter upgraded me to an exit row seat for free and I was very happy.

Boarding
Sometimes it works better and sometimes not. I had the Hot Seat now and could board first.

Check-In & Boarding
3/5

The Plane

AirAsia Chiang Mai - Kuala Lumpur
The red seats are the Hot Seats

Seating

Normal seat AirAsia A330-200neo
Normal seat AirAsia A330-200neo
Emergency Exit Seat AirAsia A330-200neo
Emergency Exit Seat AirAsia A330-200neo
Legroom at the AirAsia A330-200neo exit row seat
Legroom at the AirAsia A330-200neo exit row seat

It is a Budget Airline and I am tall (203 cm / 6 feet 7″) but I can fit at the regular seat. Thanks to the nice girl at the Check-In counter I even got a exit row seat.

Seating
3.5/5
Burning Season Chiang Mai Morning
Smoke due to the Burning Season in the North
Dirty Air Over Chiang Mai
Dirty Air Over Chiang Mai

Let's look at additional Food Options

We covered most of the food you can get already. And if you want to eat you should add your main meal when booking the flight. You save money and you will get what you order.

AirAsia Drinks
AirAsia Drinks
AirAsia Hot Drinks
AirAsia Hot Drinks
Air Asia Menu - Snacks
Air Asia Menu - Snacks
AirAsia Sweets
AirAsia Sweets
AirAsia Vegetarian Chicken
And my included Vegetarian Meal

No clue what this Vegetarian Chicken is and why they serve it. I can understand that a lot of Thai customer like sweet. I do not like it at all. To sum it up: it was sweet and slimy. That is 2 stars for the food. I give 0.1 for the red cutlery.

There is only one Vegetarian option out of 9 when you want to get a meal when booking. That is not enough.

Food & Beverages
2.1/5
Oil Palms before Kuala Lumpur
Oil Palm Fields before Kuala Lumpur

Cabin Crew

Service was friendly and I do not remember anything unpleasant.
But I do not remember anything nice as well. Let’s say they did their job.
I give 3.5 stars.

Cabin Crew
3.5/5
AirAsia Review 3.6 Stars
Website & Booking Management
4.5
App
5
Check-In & Boarding
3
Seating
3.5
Food & Beverages
2
Cabin Crew
3.5
AirAsia Chaing Mai-Kuala Lumpur
3.6/5
3.6 Stars look like not a lot but I would fly AirAsia again if the price is right. The flight from Chiang-Mai to Kuala Lumpur is short enough to cope with seating in a regular row.
The review is for the airline and the flight on this day only – remember that everything can change.
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VietJet Air Review: Bangkok – Hanoi – Bangkok

VietJet Air Review

Review VietJet Air Bangkok - Hanoi - Bangkok

Before we start with the Review of VietJet Air let’s dive a bit into the history of the airline. You can skip right here to the Review of VietJet Air.

Do not confuse this airline with Thai Vietjet Air. This is an associate company of the  Vietnamese airline.

VietJet Air was founded in 2007. Due to the global economic crisis of the late 2000s and some regulatory issues, it took till December of 2011 for the official launch and first flight.

Starting with a flight from to Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang, the airline expanded to more airports in Vietnam. The first international flight was on the 9th of February 2013 from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok.

At the time of writing, VietJet Air serves 23 domestic and 10 international destinations. To give you an idea on how fast they grew over the last few years I have a few passenger numbers for you: The carrier carried its 10 millionth passenger in December 2014, and the 25 millionth passenger in December 2015!

They have a codeshare agreement with Japan Airlines and Thai Vietjet Air.

VietJet Air Logo
VietJet Air Logo

VietJet Air Review

This review is from my flight from Bankok to Hanoi and from Hanoi to Bangkok. Travel Dates: November 8th 2018 and December 3rd 2018
VietJet Air over Dong Hoi
VietJet Air plane desending to Dong Hoi Airport

Website & Booking Management

Let’s take a look at the website first.
https://www.vietjetair.com (This link brings you to the English version of the website). Keep in mind that I review this airline as Budget Airline. You get a seat and 7 Kg of carry-on luggage and that is all that is included in the regular ticket price.
If you want to take extra luggage or a meal you have to pay extra. Sadly even some of the big “Regular Airlines” picked up that stupid idea as well. Some want to charge for carry on luggage as well. What is next??

But let’s go ahead and open that website!

VietJet Air Homepage
I filled the form on the right with name and dates. You can choose from a few currencies but for this review we use US$. If your travel date is not fixed and you are a bit flexible I recommend that you click the “Find lowest fare” box! You will see why in the next picture.

VietJet Air Lowest Fares Window
We selected the 12th to fly but look it is cheaper at the 13th. In this case, it might not be too much to change your mind but sometimes you have 50 or more US $ around your dates and if you have the time – 50 $ are 130 Bia Hoi at the street in Hanoi!!!

Eco Economic Fare VietJet AirTake a look at that!
You can bring 7 Kg of carry on baggage and that is it. But you can at last change the flight, date, and route. So if for any reason you have to fly later or change plans you do not have to trash the ticket. Of course, you have to pay for it. The same goes if you want to sell the ticket to somebody in case you cannot fly at all.
For the rest, you have to pay as well: Seat selection, meal and checked baggage.

VietJet Air Promotion Fare This is the cheapest option VietJet Air offers. Still, you can do anything that you can with the Eco Fare as well. The only difference is the change of name.

VietJet Air Skyboss FareTravel like a Boss!
With VietJet Air you can! They call it Skyboss and this one is loaded.
If you want to get to this option make sure you do not tick the “Find lowes fare?” box!!
You get 10 Kg carry-on and 30 Kg checked baggage. Can choose a seat and have priority check-in and probably boarding as well.
Nice: VIP Lounge and since they operate from BKK to Vietnam you can go in the lounge there.
No refund – the same with all options.

Booking Summary

Flight Selection VietJet Air
Lets choose the Eco fare for this example.
All the happiness is gone after you look over into the yellow field. Even with two flight for only 18.06 US$, the total is already 108.63!

Personal Data VietJet Air
Let us populate the personal information fields so we can get to the next page – the Add Ons.

Seatmap VietJet Air
You do not have to book a seat and pay for it – you will get a seat for sure. But if you like you have the following options:

  • Premium Seats: 6.70 US$
  • Front Seat: 4 US$ These seats are like regular seats but you will be out a bit before the passengers that sit in the back of the plane and it is less noisy!
  • Exit Row Seat: 6.70 US$ More legroom
  • Standard Seat: 4 US$ Pay for one of those does only make sense if you want to be 100% sure that you sit on the window or aisle or in the middle if you like. Or if you are a group and want/need to sit together or close.

But the 12 A and F have a lot of leg room for example. So let’s take them as well.

Baggage and Meal selection VietJet Air
Seats and food might not be important but usually, you do bring a bag that you check in.
You get the following options:

  • 15 Kg: 12 US$
  • 20 Kg: 15 US$
  • 25 Kg: 20 US$
  • 30 Kg: 25 US$
  • 35 Kg: 31 US$
  • 40 Kg. 36 US$

We choose 15 Kg and the system will add 2 x 12 US$ to our total.

Grand Total
This brings us to 150 US$ with everything or 128 US$ for the flight with a 15 Kg bag.

All of this is quite standard. Food options are OK but what if you want Vegetarian food? There is only one option as far as I see. That is poor. But we get to this later.

Booking is easy and you clearly see where your money goes. It works and you can pay easy. Of course, it is a Budget Airline and you have to pay for everything extra which is the new normal. But this is not part of the review since we reviewed VietJet Air as Budget Airline.

I give this section 3,7 stars

Web Site and Online Booking
3.7/5

Check-In & Boarding

Check-In
That is the same old Check-In as with every airline. You get to the airport and find your counter. There you get in line with the other travelers. When it is your turn you give your passport and put your bags on the scale. Do not forget to leave without your luggage receipt!


Boarding
Sometimes it works better and sometimes not. If you ever took a plane out of New Delhi, for example, you might remember that nobody cares about the lady at the desk. She can say “Now we like to invite our 1st Class and Business Class customers to board” as long as she wants. Everybody will run and block the gate as soon as they hear boarding started. Unless I really have an experience I remember the Check-In will not be part of the review.

VietJet Air Seating

Exit row seat VietJet Air
The nice girl at the Check-In gave me a free Exit Row Seat! Thank you!!

Exit Row Seat VietJet Air
Plenty of space

VietJet Air Seat
VietJet Air Seat

View out of a VietJet Airplane
The view a few minutes after takeoff from BKK. As you can see I was sitting in front of the turbine. Which is strange as usually, the exit row in the middle is at the wings. But not so in an Airbus 321 which is fine with me. Look at the next picture – the noise check from the flight Bangkok – Hanoi and the flight back from Hanoi to Bangkok!

Noise Check VietJet Air
This is from my exit row seat in front of the turbine.


Noise Check VietJet Air
And this one is from my flight back from a seat behind the turbine. Quite a difference. So if you can choose – sit in front of the turbine.
Nice extra: Turbulence affects the front of the plane way less so you get this on on top!

VietJet Air at Hanoi Airport
Our plane almost ready for boarding

Regular Seat VietJet Air
Regular Seat VietJet Air. I am 6’7” or 203 cm tall. I can not move but it is OK since the flight was not long. On the way back the not so nice young lady at the airport wanted 6 US$ extra for the exit row so I skipped it.

My seat was just behind the wings
My seat was just behind the wings – you can see the shadow.

The lake close to Hoa Binh
The lake close to Hoa Binh

If you are small the seating is good – but I am not and this is my review! I can only give 2.5 stars

Seating​
2.5/5

Food & Beverages

This is a Budget Airline and you have to pay for your food and the beverages. If you preorder you get a 20% discount. So if you think you want to eat in the air you better order online. This way you also make sure you get the food you want!
VietJet Air Menue
VietJet Air Menue

VietJet Air Menue

VietJet Air Menue
The only Vegetarian option I found – Vegetarian Congee.

VietJet Air Menue

VietJet Air Menue

VietJet Air Beverage Selection

VietJet Air Beverage Selection
If the food is not included with the ticket it is never cheap. The same goes for the drinks. Compared to Europe the flight is also quite expensive so I was surprised about the prices for International flights. Not a big difference to what you have to pay at budget airlines in Europe. And why is the food more expensive when I fly to Thailand??
Only one vegetarian option is not enough.
On the other hand side, they had 2 different menus on the way to and from Vietnam. So if you eat you do not have the same options which is nice! I give 3 stars for the Food & Beverage options.

Food & Beverages
3/5

Cabin Crew

Service was friendly and I do not remember anything unpleasant.
But I do not remember anything nice as well. Let’s say they did their job.
I give 3.5 stars.

Cabin Crew
3.5/5
VietJet Air Review
Website and Booking Management
3.7 Star
Seating
2.5 Star
Food & Beverages
3 Star
Cabin Crew
3.5 Star
VietJet Air Rating:
3/5
3 Stars look like not a lot but I would fly VietJet Air again if the price is right. The flight from Bangkok to Hanoi is short enough to cope with seating. If you are smaller or let’s say you are in the range of “normal height” and fit you will be happy with this airline.
 
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