New Cruise from Chiang Kong to Luang Prabang

New Cruise from Chiang Kong to Luang Prabang

We are delighted to announce that Travel Hub are now appointed agents for the highly rated Shompoo Cruises. Shompoo Cruises is  a cruise operator offering Mekong River cruises from Chiang Kong (Thailand) to the Unesco World Heritage town of Luang Prabang The cruise commences in the town of Huay Xai, Laos (on the opposite bank of the Mekong from Chiang Kong, Thailand) and you will cruise in style and comfort for two days down river to Luang Prabang. On route you will overnight in the quaint riverside town of Pakbeng where various accommodation options…

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New bus services from Thailand to Laos

New bus services from Thailand to Laos

Three new international bus routes are planned to connect Thailand with Laos. The first route to commence this year will be the Udon Thani to Vang Vieng route. This route will commence at Udon Thani (Airport)  and follow through to Nong Khai, Vientianne and then on to Vang Vieng. A direct bus for those travelling from Thailand all  the way to Vang Vient is great news! further details so far released about this new service as follows: There will be one daily departure covering the 288Km in around 7 hours….

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Thailand Online Train Ticket Booking

Thailand Online Train Ticket Booking

The State Railway of Thailand is exceptionally slow arriving in the new millennium and is still very much dragging its feet when it comes to offering online booking and payment for the tickets on the Thai rail network. A few years back there was a website which offered this service, I am not sure if it was offered by the State Railway Of Thailand or was some tie up between them and a private company but train tickets could at one time be bought online! The booking form on this website was…

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Chiang Mai to Luang Namtha bus – Buses arriving in Luang Namtha

Chiang Mai to Luang Namtha bus – Buses arriving in Luang Namtha

We have had a couple of reports from our customers who have booked the Chiang Mai to Luang Namtha bus through our office. On arrival at the small bus station in Luang Namtha which is situated about 10km out side of town they have not found any public transport options (usually a tuk tuk or songtaew) to take them into town. Scheduled arrival time is 08:30pm but i am aware that this bus is often late arrival and after 10pm can be common and maybe the tuk tuk drivers have…

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Travelling to Laos? – Beware of scams!

Travelling to Laos? – Beware of scams!

Important notice for those booking bus and boat tickets to Luang Prabang and other destinations in Laos. We recently had a report from a very unhappy customer saying that they were the victims of a scam while in Chiang Kong after purchasing a Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang bus ticket through Travel Hub. Briefly the report was as follows; the passengers were required to change buses at the border in Chiang Kong. The changeover takes place at a hotel called Portside. On this change over they were asked by a…

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Train timetables from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

Train timetables from Chiang Mai to Bangkok

This is the 2016 updated train timetable from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and also displays the cost of train tickest from Chiang Mai to Bangkok There are 5 classes of train as follows: 3rd class seating fan cooled 2rd class seating fan cooled 2nd class seating air condition 2nd class sleeper fan cooled (upper or lower birth) 2nd class sleeper air condition (upper or lower birth) 1st class sleeper air condition (upper or lower birth) Travel time is around the 12 hour mark, but some trains are a little quicker and some take longer depending on which type of train is…

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Kan Air – A great little airline covering some unusual domestic routes

Kan Air – A great little airline covering some unusual domestic routes

Kan Air, owned by Kannithi Aviation Company Limited, and commenced operations on 24 September 2010, since then its domestic routes have been slowly expanding, Kan Air is a  small airline with only four aircraft but cover some usual routes which other airlines do not cover.  look at their route list below as flying some of these routes could save a load of time on long bus journeys! Prices are very reasonable too! Their main operating base is from Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand however plans are afoot to increasing services from…

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Direct Bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket

Direct Bus from Chiang Mai to Phuket

In the past, if you wanted to take a bus to southern Thailand then you would have to change buses in Bangkok. This usually meant taking a bus from Chiang Mai at the busy Mochit Northern Bus Terminal in Bangkok then taking a taxi across the city to the Southern Bus Station. Then you would have to get on another bus to Phuket or other destinations in the south of Thailand. Now there is a very comfortable direct bus option from Chiang Mai to Phuket! This new service is run by Green…

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Bus Timetables from Chiang Mai to Pai

Bus Timetables from Chiang Mai to Pai

Most people will use Chiang Mai as their jumping off point to the small town of Pai. Pai is a relatively short 130 km from Chiang Mai but most of the route passes through the mountains so journey times are usually over the 3 hour mark. Pai is well connected from Chiang Mai by bus  with a few different options. Timetables do change frequently but departures are very frequent (especially for the minibus services) Most public buses will continue onto Mae Hong Son via the small town of Bang Mapha…

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Getting Around In Chiang Mai

Getting Around In Chiang Mai

Everyone ponders the problem of transport while in Chiang Mai.  Chiang Mai can be both a wonderful and a frightful place to travel around, depending on the time of day, whether or not there happens to be a procession somewhere, or often just for reasons which aren’t clear and never will be.   I guess how you feel about it depends entirely on your headspace at the time, and also about what method of transport you have chosen. When you arrive. For me this choice is the simplest of all.  After…

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