A Very Good Bangkok Visa Run Service
As many of you know, “Visa Runs” are one of the most annoying things about living in Thailand. Unless you have a working visa or a Non-immigrant visa, there is a good chance that you will have to leave the country every three months as your tourist visa expires.
From Bangkok, I usually fly out of Thailand and right back a few hours later with AirAsia to Vietnam or Malaysia. However, flights were more expensive than I wanted to spend, so I decided to use a bus service.
After some research, I came across this company and decided to try them out:
Name: Quick Thai Visa Run
Cost: 2,000 baht (60usd)
Long story short, I was pretty impressed with them. The price is good and they are about 3 hours faster than any other visa service in Bangkok.
Basically, this is how it works:
1- Meet near Ekkamai BTS Station at 9:00am
2- Sit on a VIP bus for 4 hours. (Stops every two hours for bathroom and food breaks.)
3– Arrive at the border and spend 30 minutes there. (They will usher you to each check point as you get your exit and entry stamp to Thailand
4– Sit on a VIP bus for 4 hours. (Stops every two hours for bathroom and food breaks.)
5– Arrive back at Ekkamai BTS Station at 6:30pm
Why I Like This Service:
– You leave 2 hours later than any other visa run service in Bangkok. Which means you can sleep more and miss some of the Bangkok traffic.
– It is about 3 hours after than any other service in Bangkok
– The price is 2,000 baht. Usually when I fly in and out of Thailand, the price is about 6,000 baht. So I saved about 120usd.
– Even when I fly, I lose just about the same about of time. However, when you fly you hang out at an airport which is way more comfortable than sitting on a bus.
– At this border, I was able to get a 30 day entry visa, not a 14 day. Which is a huge benefit.
Note: If you use this service, you want to sit in the FRONT of the bus. Because as with many buses, the back is very bumpy and you bounce around like a sack of beans for hours.
When it comes to visa runs in Thailand, I almost always fly. However, if you don’t have the extra 120usd to spend, this is a solid option.
P.S. This service doesn’t say it on the website, however when you are there, they are able to arrange a double tourist visa for 4,999 baht. (Which is a really good deal.)
You’ll need to call and confirm this as I didn’t need another tourist visa, but if this is true, than that is one hell of a value.
Posted on Gods of Thailand April 10, 2014 in Bangkok, Visa Information