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Chachoengsao

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Train

Chachoengsao is best approached by train as it is quicker and more comfortable than by bus.

Trains run between Bangkok and Chachoengsao almost hourly throughout the day and the third class fare is 13B. The train station is on Mahachukapudi Rd, just before the turnoff for the bus station. Catch a white songtheaw from here to the market part of town for 3B or a tuk tuk for 20B.

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Bus

Buses travel to Chachoengsao regularly from Bangkok's eastern bus terminal taking around 2 to 2.5 hours. The fare is 40B for an air-con bus which leaves every 1.5 hours between 07.00 and 19.30, the last return bus is at 18.00. Ordinary buses cost 28B and leave every 30 minutes between 06.00 and 18.00 with the last returning to Bangkok at 18.10. Chachoengsao bus station is 3 km out of town from where a white songtheaw into town costs 3B or a tuk tuk costs 30B.

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Getting Around

Chachoengsao is small enough to walk around on foot. However if you want to go out to Wat Sothon, jump on a blue songtheaw heading south along Chumpol Rd for a few kilometres for 4B, and get off when you see the wat and huge chedi. A tuk tuk from town or the bus station costs 30B.

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