Major changes for Pattaya baht bus system ?

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#21 Re: Major changes for Pattaya baht bus system ?

Postby Up2u » Mon Dec 26, 2016 9:45 pm

Undaunted wrote:
Up2u wrote:Let's bring back the monorail idea, the perfect solution.

Actually this would only make things worse

I was being sarcastic.

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#22 Re: Major changes for Pattaya baht bus system ?

Postby Oldbear » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:34 am

I saw yesterday that the jomtien busses had new signs, Naklua - jomtien South and Naklua Jomtien North. I took the bus thepprasit road to Lotus and the fare was still ฿10, I thought the fare went up to ฿20.

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#23 Re: Major changes for Pattaya baht bus system ?

Postby thaiworthy » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:48 am

Took the baht bus to Jomtien on Saturday and the fare was still 10 baht.

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#24 Re: Major changes for Pattaya baht bus system ?

Postby Gaybutton » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:08 am

thaiworthy wrote:Took the baht bus to Jomtien on Saturday and the fare was still 10 baht.

Just yesterday I heard the 20 baht fare begins January 1.

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#25 Re: Major changes for Pattaya baht bus system ?

Postby LKAsians » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:15 pm

They are slow at getting things started like new routes and requiring stopping only at certain places and other new requirements...But you can count on the FARE INCREASE to go into effect at the stroke of midnight...and a driver will never forget to get the new fare!!

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#26 Re: Major changes for Pattaya baht bus system ?

Postby Gaybutton » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:09 am

Maybe some of you can figure out what's going on. I can't. We've had all this publicity about baht bus fares to increase as of January 1.

Meanwhile, in today's PATTAYA MAIL (December 30), their article says the army has ordered that all baht bus fares remain at 10 baht.

See: http://www.pattayamail.com/news/army-fo ... res-159701

Anyone besides me confused?

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#27 Re: Major changes for Pattaya baht bus system ?

Postby Oldbear » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:29 pm

Yes and the article says ฿10 from north Pattaya to Jomtien, this route use to be ฿20 before.
They added a extra ฿10 when the bus passed Central Pattaya Road.
I like that the buses now have signs so you know if the bus go to north Pattaya, Naklua or turn left on Central Pattaya Road that some buses do when coming from Jomtien.

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#28 Re: Major changes for Pattaya baht bus system ?

Postby thaiworthy » Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:57 pm

I read about this before online somewhere and it happens to me almost every time I am on my way to the bus terminal, because they see a single farang with luggage. If the bus is full, I just hop on. If empty, they ask "where you go?"

They want 100 baht to go to the north bus station from Boyztown on 2nd Rd. I say "no thanks," because I usually can get to the Dolphin Roundabout for 10 baht then walk over to where another baht bus is going to the bus station for 10 baht. This last trip, the boyfriend and I explained this to the empty songthaew driver, so he accepted us for 10 baht each after insisting on 100 baht.

I think some things will never change, regardless of laws or army enforcement. A farang with luggage is an easy mark.

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#29 Re: Major changes for Pattaya baht bus system ?

Postby Gaybutton » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:36 pm

thaiworthy wrote:I usually can get to the Dolphin Roundabout for 10 baht then walk over to where another baht bus is going to the bus station for 10 baht.

Yes, but why bother going through that to save 80 baht?

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#30 Re: Major changes for Pattaya baht bus system ?

Postby Jun » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:52 pm

Well, if the army insists prices stay at 10 baht, they have got something right for once. At 10 baht, there is still a surplus of baht buses, so no need to increase prices.


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