Trat and Koh Chang Transportation and transfer guide
There are no flights to Trat
at all, so the best bet is to make your way here by bus or by renting
a vehicle elsewhere and drive here yourself.
Both air and non-air conditioned buses
leave from the eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai) in Bangkok. Non air-conditioned
buses leave many times daily, starting from 07.00-23.00 hrs. Air-conditioned
buses leave every one and a half hours, starting from 07.00-23.00 hrs.
From Bangkok the buses to Trat cost around 200 Baht depending on whether
it is air-conditioned or not. The trip takes five to six hours one way
by air-con bus or about eight hours by ordinary bus. From Chanthaburi
to Trat, the ordinary buses take about 30 minutes. If one goes by taxi
from Chanthaburi to Trat, it takes around 45 minutes
The only other way to
get to Trat is by hiring a vehicle yourself and driving there.
The best bet is to
hail either a songtaew (taxi/truck/bus) or a samlor (motorbike/sidecar/taxi)
for a minimal cost of around 10 Baht per person within the city limits
for the samlor and 5 Baht per person for the songtaew or 20 to 40 Baht
for the vehicle.
Local bus routes
- Trat-Laem Ngob is 17 Km Long. Buses will leave the munipal food market
since 06.00. It cost about 15 baht for a person.
- Trat-Laem Sok is 28 Km long. Buses depart from the municipal food market
since 06.00 the fare is 25 baht.
- Trat-Klong Yai route is 75 Km in length. Buses will leave the food market
since 06.00 and the fare is 25 baht.
- Trat-Borai is 53 km long since 06.00 buses depart from the food market.
The trip costs 35 baht Taxis running between Chanta buri and Trat will
leave the fountain circle in Chanta buri and the municipal food market
in Trat from 06.00 to 17.00. Each trip will take about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
The trip (5-6 persons per a taxi) costs 50 baht each.
NOTE: The above time-tables and costs are a guide only as they
are subject to change at any given time.