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Trat-BKK: Early flight - want to avoid hotel

  • tae

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    I've got an 8:00AM flight out of Suvarnabhumi Aiport but want to avoid having to crash in Bangkok. I won't have a lot (if any) money left at this point in my trip and would prefer to not spend it if at all possible. I'll be coming from Koh Maak.

    Last time I did this trip I had a late flight, 1:00AM, and my friend and I simply took a morning bus, arrived around 4:00PM and wandered around BKK before cabbing to the airport.

    I'm considering taking an even later bus, if there is one, and just squatting at the airport 12 hours or so till my flight (if this is an option). However, I'm thinking there has got to be some kind of super-late bus that'll depart late in the evening out of Trat (letting me stay on that sand that much longer) that'll reduce the amount of time I have to spend trying to sleep on plastic chairs.

    Any ideas?

    #1 Posted: 28/6/2010 - 10:16

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  • Tilapia

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    There are lots of buses leaving from Trat in the evening. Check the schedule out on this site. Hopefully it is still relevant ...

    Trat to Bangkok

    #2 Posted: 28/6/2010 - 19:17

  • tae

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    Thanks. I'll see if I can't pick up a more up-to-date schedule when I swing through Trat. I just wanted to confirm that there would be something.

    #3 Posted: 28/6/2010 - 19:42

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    Coming off the ferry from Ko Chang in the late afternoon I've found van drivers waiting with the answers - either their van to Bangkok arriving late evening or a ride to Chantaburi bus station which is the biggest transport hub in the area (bigger than Trat) with the most options. As long as you're ok with doing a quick night on a hard Suvarnabhumi chair/floor you shouldn't need any hotel.

    #4 Posted: 29/6/2010 - 02:23

  • exacto

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    Koh Maak isn't that big of an island, and there aren't all that many boats making the trip back to the mainland each day. You'll probably want to sort out at least the timing of your return boat trip as soon as you arrive to make sure you'll be able to get back to the mainland when you want.

    #5 Posted: 29/6/2010 - 06:01

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