Life at University here is very tough as your work and assignments pile up on you. I haven’t blogged for a long time because my workload here is enormous. Now, I have a chance to blog and I choose to talk about transportation today.
As everybody knows, in England, everything is very expensive. This does not exclude the transportation cost. Every day I go to Uni, I use the bus service. I know it takes more time but it is the cheapest way of getting around. The fares for buses here is 1.20 pound (90 baht) where you can sit the whole ride or just one stop. It would cost the same. In Thailand, bus fares depend on the distance you go to. If you go far, they would charge you more. However, the most expensive bus fare would be no more than 25 baht.
For the tube and the train. I think the train would be the fastest way of getting into the city but the tube takes you around more. The fares are quite expensive as well – if you travel around zones 1-2 for tube it is about 1.80 pound a ride. For the train, it would cost you depending on your journey. Here you can also buy a travelcard which you can travel on anything including the train within the zones you buy. However, 1 day travelcard fare is expensive as it could reach up to 5.40 pounds if you travel all zones. You can also buy bus passes which are 3 pounds daily. However, if you buy the week’s ticket, it’s cheaper than the daily one and if you buy the month or the year. It is accumulately cheaper. I would like to see this system developed in Thailand. It would help the organisation of pre-paying tickets.