Presently, traveling to Koh Kood by a Package tour is more popular
than by your own selves.Each resort has arranged a various kinds of travel programs,
consequently you has many choices to fulfill your need.
How to get to Trad
Trad province locates on the east of Thailand, with its border
connected to Cambodia.
Its total distance from Bangkok is around 315 kilometers, about 4-5
hours to travel.
1.By private car
Bangna – Trad Route – use Highway No. 3 via Samutpralan, passing
Chonburi, Rayong, and Chanthaburi until you reach Trad.Total distance is about 385 kilometers.
Bangna – Klaeng Route – use Highway No. 3 then turn left in to
Highway No. 344 (Chonburi – Ban Bueng – Klaeng) When you reach
Klaeng, take a left turn again into Highway No. 3 to get to
Chanthaburi, and Trad.Total distance is about 315 kilometers.
2.By hired minibus
From the airport or wherever your want of Bangkok – the
appointed point of Trad.
Price is 1,600 Bht/Day.
This minibus accommodates about 8-10 person.
Right now, taking a bus to Trad is convenience.There are both private and state buses available.Bus types ranged from ordinary to V.I.P ones.Which one to choose is depended on your pocket.
Bangkok Office Tel. 0-2391-2237, 0-2391-4164
Trad Office Tel. 0-3951-1062
Bangkok (Ekamai) – Trad P.1 Bus leaves at 06.00 a.m., 09.00
a.m., 11.00 a.m., 00.30 p.m., 02.00 p.m., 03.30 p.m., 05.30
p.m., 08.30 p.m., and 11.30 p.m.
Bus fare 189 Baht.
Trad – Bangkok (Ekamai) P.1 Bus leaves at every hour during
07.00 a.m. -06.00 p.m. Bus
fare 189 Baht.
Bangkok (Mochit) – Trad P.1 Bus leaves at 06.00 a.m., 09.30
a.m., 00.30 p.m., 03.30 p.m., and 11.00 p.m.Bus fare 194 Baht.
Bangkok (Ekamai) – Trad V.I.P Bus leaves at 07.30 a.m.,
09.30 a.m., 00.30 p.m., 04.00 p.m., and 11.30 p.m.Bus fare 197 Baht.
Trad – Bangkok (Mochit) P.1 Bus leaves at 07.30 a.m., 09.30
a.m., 00.30 p.m., 04.00 p.m., and 11.30 p.m.Bus fare 194 Baht.
Trad – Bangkok (Ekamai) V.I.P Bus leaves at 08.30 a.m.,
10.30 a.m., 00.00 p.m., 02.30 p.m., 05.00 p.m., and 11.00
p.m.Bus fare 197 Baht.
When you are arrived at Trad and would like to get to the place you
want, here are the songthaew(mini-bus) routes:
Trad – Laem Ngob parks at Robinson Department Store.Total distance is 16 kilometers.Fare is 20 Baht/Person.
Trad – Laem Sok parks in front of Trad’s Fresh Market Store.Total distance is 28 kilometers.Fare is 20 Baht/Person.
Trad – Klong Yai parks at the back of Trad’s Fresh Market Store.
Total distance is 75 kilometers.Fare is 50 Baht.
There’s also Songthaew which you can hire to any parts of the
city.Each bus accommodates about 8-10 persons.Price is negotiable.
How To Get To Koh Chang
Bangkok, take Highway No. 34 (Bang Na-Trat) or Motorway to
Chonburi, then use Highway No. 344 (Ban Bung-Klaeng)
Arriving at Klaeng, turn onto Highway No. 3 and proceed to
Trat. The total distance from Bangkok to Trat is 318
air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses depart from
Bangkok’s Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai) to Trat every hour
from 6 a.m. to midnight. From Bangkok the buses to Trat cost
169 baht for 1st class air-conditioned buses (132 baht for
2nd class) and 197 baht for 24-seat VIP air-conditioned
buses or 113 baht for regular buses. The trip takes five to
six hours by air-conditioned bus or about eight hours by
information, contact Transport Co. Ltd at Tel: 0-2391 -4164,
Choet Chai Tour Tel: 0-2392-9227, 0-2391-4164 Chok Anukun
Tour Tel: 0-2392-7680 and Suppharat Tour Tel: 0-2391-2331.
air-conditioned buses leave daily, starting from
07.00a.m.-11.00p.m. Fare is 78B (Tel.02 391-2504).
Air-conditioned buses leave every 1.30 hours, starting from
07.00a.m.-11.00p.m.. Fare is 140B (Tel. 02 391-4164).
Chanthaburi to Trat, the regular bus takes about 30 minutes.
If one goes by taxi from Chanthaburi to Trat, it takes
around 45 minutes.
around town should cost about 10 bahts per person. Small
song taews cost about 5 bahts per person on a share basis or
20 bahts to 40 bahts for the whole vehicle.
Distances from Amphoe Mueang to Other Districts
Distances from Trat to Neighboring Provinces:
to Koh Chang (Chang Island)
depart either from Ao Thammachat Pier, Ferry Koh Chang Pier
or Ko Chang Center Point (3 main piers) between morning
until evening with a travel time of 30 minutes. To go to
these piers you can take one of the “song taew” (local
public car) services in Trat. They can be easily found
around the municipal market from as early as 4.30 am. The
fare is about 20 - 50 Baht per person. Vehicle-carrying
ferries and taxi or chartered boats are ready to take you to
Koh Chang. Private vehicles can be loaded onto the ferry.
Please note that vehicles used on the island should be 4
wheel drive vehicles as road conditions are bumpy and there
are steep slopes to be negotiated. From the landing on Ko
Chang there are “song taew” (local public car) services to
various points. Fares should be settled beforehand.
From The Island
: 6.30 a.m. - 7.15 p.m. (every 45 mins)
Rate (Roundtrip) : 60 Baht / 1 Passenger
4 wheels vehicle : 150 Baht, free of charge for driver, 60
Baht / 1 Passenger
6 wheels vehicle : 500 Baht, free of charge for driver, 60
Baht / 1 Passenger
wheels vehicle : 1,000 Baht, free of charge for driver & 1
But to make
sure, tourist should call them before arrived at Trat to
check time table & price again 'coz it may change without
Example Flight !
airport, we recommend you to use the limo service to go to
Koh Chang, they'll bring you to the any resort by expert
driver who know well about ferry time table and route.
Prepare Yourself Before Visiting Koh Kood
To make your trip much more safe and fun, you should carefully
prepare yourself like this.
Accommodation:Many resorts on Koh Kood are welcome you all the time and
they also arrange your convenience.However, there are some differences in each package.They are the kind of a boat and the diving site.Therefore, you can select the program as you prefer and ask
for information for ever resort.
One that is allergic to seafood or Muslim should check out the menu
and inform the resort before you go.
Vehicle: Don’t worry about your own car as every resort has the
security service all the time.
Fee is about 50-100 Baht.
For on who travels by bus has to take an air-conditioned public bus
at Eastern Bus Terminal, locally called Ekamai at 10.30 p.m. or
11.00 p.m.It will
reach Muang Districe, Trad Province, within 5-6 hours (at 04.00 a.m.
and 04.30 a.m. approximately).
Then continue with minibus to the pier.
should prepare comfortable clothes, slippers sun glasses, hat/cap,
inhalant, balm etc.
Private snorkel is preferable as same as snack since there hasn’t
minimart on Koh Kood.
Budget:If you lay a half of deposit, you should pay the rest before
you go there at least 7 days.Additionally, holding cash is better than a credit card
because no bank runs the business there.