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Tranfer by Bus

From Bangkok to Trat

Regular bus services depart from Bangkok's Ekkemai and Mor Chit stations and are operated by 2 different operators. Fares for the bus to trat are all around 250 baht. There are cheaper 2nd class buses available, but seats on those buses are not made for western people's dimensions. 

 

Ekamai Bus Terminal

 Ekamai Bus Terminal When you want to travel to eastern part of Thailand to the popular tourist sites like Pattaya, Koh Chang or Koh Samet, come to this Eastern bus terminal or Ekamai bus terminal.     You can also get the buses to those tourist spots in the east from Morchit bus teminal  but as Ekamai is located just next to the BTS station, getting the bus here may be more comfortable.

you can take BTS to Ekamai station, then use the exit no.2 and walk for this Ekamai bus terminal.

When you walk in, you'll first found ticket window from the Transport company, the government bus.

Other windows are buses from private company that get licenses from the Transport Co.

At Ekamai, the Tranport Co. mostly offer 2nd class buses on eastern route which is not recommended to use as these kind of buses will stop to pickup passenger all along their routes which mean it might take much longer time to get to your destination!!

You can distinguish 2nd class buses by their orange stripe on the bus body.

Also, keep in mind that when you get to the station you might be asked for your destination and call to take these kind of buses- the orange stripe one.  Avoid them,  though, it's cheaper but remember it gonna take longer time,too.

So, buy the ticket from the ticket windows and ask for 1st class bus or "Rod Por Nueng" (in Thai).

The transport company offer 1st class bus only for Trat route. If you want to go for Koh Chang, it's a good choice because it will end its route at the ferry pier so you can get the ferry from there.

So booking in advance is unnecessary unless you plan to travel on long weekend or public holidays.

 

Bus Company Departure time
Tranport Co 6.30, 7.45, 9.45
Cherdchai Tour 6.00, 7.00, 9.30, 11.00, 12.30, 13.15, 14.00, 15.30, 17.30, 19.30, 20.30, 22.00, 23.30

Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit 2)

North and North Eastern bus terminal for bangkok is generally called Morchit 2. But not only buses to north and north eastern region,it also has buses to central and eastern region.

Located just next to the expressway, so the terminal can be easily reached by taxis from any corners of Bangkok.

When first visit to Morchit 2, you might stunt with so many ticket windows.

There are several bus company offering their service under the licenses from Transport Company, the government-owned bus company. In some route like Chiangmai which is the poppular destination, there are a dozen company compete in this route.

So don’t surprise to see many windows sell ticket for Chiangmai.
Anyway, all on the front wall outside the terminal are Northern routes windows.

Ticket windows for eastern buses are along the wall after you get into the terminal.

The orange letters on the windows mean they sell ticket for 2nd class buses.
These kind of buses take more time to get to the destination because they stop (or may be park for 10-15 minutes)
to pickup more passengers along the way.

 

Bus Company Departure time
Tranport Co 7.30 11.00 22.00

Klong Son Beach is good for:

peace and quiet

sandy beach

fishing

 

Short description:

Klong Son beach (or Had Klong Son) is located on the north of Koh Chang. Nice bay at the very top of the island. Pure white sand stretch of beach, shaded with coconut trees. Klong Son gets very low numbers of visitors with the bulk of the backpackers and tourists alike speeding south enroute to Koh Chang's finer and more popular stretches of sand.

White Sand Beach is good for:

night live

sandy beach

variety of restaurants

shopping

Short description:

Koh Chang's most famous stretch of sand, at over 2km long there's certainly room for everyone! Lined with bungalows, food stalls and shops this is one of the best beaches in all of Thailand.

Klong Phrao Beach is good for:

tranquil surroundings

gorgeous rocky landscape

all sorts of activities

quiet and peaceful

Short description:

Situated on the somewhat less glamorous, northern side of the Koh Chang Island, Klong Prao isn’t all that much of tourist destination, especially for those who are in need of a true holiday experience of the exotic kind.

Lonely Beach is good for:

great sunset

cheap and peaceful retreat

all sorts of beach activities

perfect for family

Short description:

Also known as Kai Bae Beach, this is the spot to catch a great sunset! A few small shops and food stalls are along the beach, a good spot to chill out away from the crowds at White Sands Beach.

Bangbao Bay is good for:

fishing

seafood restaurants

shopping

nightlife

Short description:

A well-sheltered bay with a small and quiet beach. It is a fishing community where residents still live in houses built on stilts and are connected by wooden bridges. There are a growing number of tourist shops, scuba dive outlets and seafood restaurants offering a good selection of seafood.

Salak Khok Bay is good for:

pretty, unspoiled area

traditional Thai community

kayaking

quiet and peaceful

Short description:

There aren’t so much attraction in Salak Kok, but tourists can Kayak among the mangroves. Salak Kok Bay still has a fishing community that doesn’t change so much in many years, a great place to see the real traditional Thai community.

 

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