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BANGKOK 25 June 2019 08:52
sanemax

Green bus to Chiang rai

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9 hours ago, sanemax said:

Thats odd , because I use that route about once a week and dont ever recall seeing many Chinese people using the route , there were probably some that I didnt notice , mybe you just got on one bus in which a Chinese tour group booked ?

  Many Chinese tend to use private tour buses and go in groups .

When I do use that service , it usually seems to be about 90 % Thai and 10 % non Thais 

If 1% = 1 person, 100% = 100 people. Was it a double decker?

 

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2 minutes ago, CelticTam said:

If 1% = 1 person, 100% = 100 people. Was it a double decker?

 

Do you understand how percentages work ?

10 % of passengers on the bus of say 40 people , would be four people 

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5 hours ago, Lacessit said:

300 baht? What a ripoff. X-class or A-class ( both aircon ) are 180 to 250 baht. 

Yes, but when you are at CM bus station in the morning  and the first available ticket is tomorrow afternoon and you want to go that day , you dont mind paying the 300 Baht to get there , leaving in the next 30 minutes

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Me and a buddy turned up on the day , early ,  last February ,  and EVERY service was booked for the day.

We were surprised , as there were virtually no tourists about.

Anyway , I negotiated a fare in the carpark at 2500 baht  in a new Fortuner to go now.

( And YES , I realise that aint cheap but we hadnt booked and had to go asap  and we both had the money ).

A very safe and comfortable trip actually .

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7 hours ago, sanemax said:

Yes, but when you are at CM bus station in the morning  and the first available ticket is tomorrow afternoon and you want to go that day , you dont mind paying the 300 Baht to get there , leaving in the next 30 minutes

As I said before, I always book 1-2 days ahead.

The roadworks up to Khun Chae national park are the reason I take the bus. I refuse to beat my Vios to death on a road that still looks like 2 years off completion. I'm sure you have a wonderful ride on the red bus in that location. Better you than me.

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14 hours ago, Burma Bill said:

Not sure about these days but I used to be able to book on the day (except Thai national holidays). The service between CM and CR was frequent as some additional buses continued to Mae Sai. There was also a Mae Sai - Mae Sot service which also used the CR to CM route (and vice versa). 

Things have changed, a few years back 50% of the passengers were white folk.

This year I went and was the only white face, nearly all passengers Burmese and Thai.

Didn't see any Chinese.

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As a backup plan, you can take a VIP to Phayao, and then there are frequent clunkers on to CR.  Seen them sell out in CR coming back to CM, too.  Great street food in Phayao.. very good Northern cuisine.. chicken and pork ribs were outstanding, too.. 

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15 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Things have changed, a few years back 50% of the passengers were white folk.

This year I went and was the only white face, nearly all passengers Burmese and Thai.

Didn't see any Chinese.

Its was never as much as 50 % , maybe sometimes 25 % and most of those were going up to Maesai on visa runs 

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Went to Arcade last Thursday at 8.30 AM and got a ticket for the 11 AM bus that morning .

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