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Getting to Koh Chang

by Pumz   Date 27/12/2555  15:38 


Getting to Koh Chang, Trat, Thailand
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Getting Here
To reach the KOH CHANG MARINE NATIONAL PARK you need to travel eastbound to Trat, the easternmost province in the Gulf of Thailand that borders Kampuchea.This is the jumping-off point to the islands.

Most visitors take the Bangna-Trat route. However,visitors who are already in Pattaya, Rayong or Koh Samet can conveniently link to Trat as well,either by road or by sea.

- From Bangkok to Trat
By Airplane
By Private Car
By Air- Conditioned Bus
By Van
- From Trat to Piers

From Bangkok to Trat ( Trad )

BY AIR (Bangkok Airways)

The most convenient way is by air. Trat airport was opened by Bangkok Airways. The airport is located on the mainland near Laem Ngob. The flight operates daily and twice a day. The trip takes 45 minutes.

Bangkok Airways : +66(0) 2265 5678, +66(0) 2265 5555 (Bangkok Office) , +66(0) 39 52 5767-8 (Trat Office) Trat Airport Office : +66(0) 39 525776

Flight No.RouteTimeAircraftDay
PG 310Bangkok-Trat08.30 - 09.20AT7Daily
PG 316Bangkok-Trat16.10 - 17.00AT7Daily
PG 311Trat-Bangkok09.50 - 10.40AT7Daily
PG 317Trat-Bangkok17.30 - 18.20AT7Daily

BY CAR

BY CAR

There are three routes to Trat province, which are; 
Travelling time is about 5 hours.
ROUTE A.Bangna-Ttrat (Highway No.3 ) which passing Chon Buri, Rayong and Chanta Buri. The distance is 385 Kms long.
ROUTE B.BANGKOK-CHONBURI MOTORWAY
ROUTE C.Bangna-Chonburi-Klaeng-Chanta Buri (Highway No. 344). The distance is 315 Kms in length.


BY AIR-CONDITIONED BUS

BY AIR-CONDITIONED BUS

A 5 hours drive by bus from the Eastern Bus Terminal (called "Ekamai", located on Sukhumvit Rd,) or Northern Bus Terminal (called "Mochit 2", located on) will take passengers to the Trat Bus Terminal (departures between 06.00 am. - 12.00 pm.). It costs around 220-250 THB. In the meantime, there are 4 bus operators as shown below.

TIMETABLE 
*** Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai) - Center Point Pier ***
99 Tour Co.,LTD.
DepartureArrival
07.4513.30
09.4515.30

 

TIMETABLE 
Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai) - Trat
Cherdchai Tour 
(First Class Air-con) 
42 Seat
State-owned Transport Co.,Ltd
(Bor Kor Sor)
(Second Class Air-con)
Bangkok Office :
(02) 391-2237, 391-4164 (Ekamai)
(02) 936 0198-9 (Morchild)
Trat Office :
(039) 511-062
Bangkok Office :
(02) 391-6848
Bangkok-Trat
Time (hrs)
Trat-Bangkok
Time (hrs)
Bangkok-Trat
Time (hrs)
Trat-Bangkok
Time (hrs)
06.0007.0006.0006.30
07.0008.0007.0007.30
09.3009.0008.0008.30
11.0010.0009.0009.30
12.3011.0011.0011.30
14.0012.0012.3013.00
15.3013.0014.3015.00
17.3014.0016.3017.00
19.3016.0017.3023.30
20.3023.0024.00-
22.0023.30--
23.30---

 

TIMETABLE 
Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai) - Trat
Chokanukul Tour 
(First Class Air-con)
42 Seat
Suparat Tour 
(First Class Air-con) 
42 Seat
Bangkok Office :
(02) 392-7680
Trat Office :
(039) 511-587
Bangkok Office :
(02) 391-2331
Trat Office :
(01) 319-2500
Bangkok-Trat
Time (hrs)
Trat-Bangkok
Time (hrs)
Bangkok-Trat
Time (hrs)
Trat-Bangkok
Time (hrs)
14.009.3008.3008.30
23.3023.0010.3010.30
--12.0011.00
--16.3014.00
--18.3015.00
--22.30-

 

TIMETABLE 
Northern Bus Terminal (New Morchid)-Trat
Cherdchai TourSuparat Tour
Bangkok-Trat
Time (hrs)
Trat-Bangkok
Time (hrs)
Bangkok-Trat
Time (hrs)
Trat-Bangkok
Time (hrs)
08.308.3006.0007.30
17.3014.3009.3009.30
--12.3012.30
--15.3016.00
--23.0023.30

BY VAN

Alternatively, visitors can take minibus and full sized bus services pickup from "Khao Sarn" road. This services can be booked by travel agents in this area. It costs around 500-600 THB and maybe include ferry crossing. This choice is good if you stay at any guesthouse in "Khao Sarn" road.

MOVING AROUND TRAT

The main transportation in Trat is by Songthaew which literally means two rows. Songthaews are pick-up trucks modified for public transportation.Essentially they have two rows of seats at the back of the truck where passengers sit face to face.They can accommodate up to 8 or 10 people depending, of course, on the size of the passengers.

The following serves as a guideline on the route and approximate costs

From TratDistanceLocated atCost/ Baht
To Laem Ngob17 KmsTrat Dept StoreBaht 30
To Laem Sok28 KmsFront of the Municipal Central Market of TratBaht 30
To Klong Yai75 KmsBehind the Municipal Central MarketBaht 50
To Had Lek90 KmsIn front of the Sri Trat Rama TheatreBaht 110

From Trat to Piers

THERE ARE 3 PIERS SERVICING KOH CHANG.

THERE ARE 3 PIERS SERVICING KOH CHANG. All of them are located in the Amphur (district) of Laem Ngob.To go to these piers take one of the Songthaews in Trat. They can be easily found around the municipal market from as early as 6.00 am. The fare is about 30 Baht per person. Vehicle-carrying ferries and taxi or chartered boats are ready to take you to Koh Chang.

Option 1: Laem Ngob pier - Dan Kao pier ; Passenger boats usually leave from Leam Ngob pier to Dan Kao pier (near Koh Chang Ferry Pier) on Koh Chang every hour from 8.00 am. - 5.00 pm. The trip takes 40 minutes and the fare is 30 THB per person. http://ferrykohchang.com

Kromaluang Chumporn Pier-Also Called Laem Ngob Pier

Kromaluang Chumporn PierTimeRates/pax (Baht)Travelling Time
Mainland to Koh Chang(Dan Kao)
7.00, 9.00, 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 17.003040 Min Trip
Koh Chang (Dan Kao) to Mainland8.00, 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.003040 Min Trip

Centre Point Pier

Centre Point PierTimeRates/pax (Baht)Travelling Time
Mainland to Koh Chang (Cabana Pier)7.00, 9.00, 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 17.003035 Min. Trip
Koh Chang (Dan KAO) to Mainland8.00, 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.003035 Min. Trip


Option 2: Ao Thammachart piers ; There are 2 piers; Koh Chang Ferry Pier and Ferry Koh Chang Pier. 
Koh Chang Ferry Pier : Ferry boats usually leave from pier to Koh Chang Ferry Pier (near Dan Kao Pier) on Koh Chang every hour from 6.30 am. - 6.30 pm. The fare is 30 THB per person and 150 THB per car.

Ao Thammachat Pier

Ao Thammachat PierTimeRates/pax (Baht)Travelling Time
Mainland to 
Koh Chang 
(Ao Sapparos)
07.00, 08.30, 10.00, 11.30, 13.00, 14.30,
16.00, 17.30, 19.00
3030 Min Trip
Koh Chang 
(Ao Sapparos)
to Mainland
07.00, 08.30, 10.00, 11.30, 13.00, 14.30,
16.00, 17.30, 19.00
3030 Min Trip





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