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Sri Racha

Getting there and away

Train

Trains stop at Sri Racha Train Station 2km from the town centre, and from there it's possible to hire motorbikes or tuk-tuks for a 50B ride in to town. A journey from Bangkok takes three hours. Only one train a day leaves from Bangkok for Sri Racha, at 6.55am.

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Bus

Buses travel along Sukhumvit Rd, stopping outside Robinson's department store or at the bus station by Tukcom, a shopping mall that sells all kinds of electrical goods. Sample destinations include:

Bangkok, Ekamai: Departs every 40 minutes throughout the day, costing 88B and taking 2 hours.
Bangkok, Mochit: Departs every 40 minutes throughout the day, costing 92B and taking 2 hours.
Bangkok, Southern Terminal: At 08:00, 10:00, 14:00 and 16:00, costing 88B and taking 3 hours.
Suvarnabhumi Airport: hourly throughout the day, costing 76B and taking 1.5 hours.
Pattaya: Stand outside Robinson's shopping mall, on the other side of the ride, and flag down one of the second-class buses that irregularly pass by. The fare for the 50-minute journey is 40B.
Ban Phe, Rayong: Buses do not run direct from Sri Racha. They do go direct to Ban Phe from Ekamai in Bangkok. An alternative is to go to Pattaya and catch a minibus from there.

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Boat

The boat to Ko Si Chang costs 40B one-way and leaves from the end of the Ko Loy pier. Departures are hourly, starting at 07:00 and finishing at 20:30. The trip takes 40 minutes. Coming back, the first boat leaves Ko Si Chang at 06:00 and the last one departs at 18:00.

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Getting Around

Getting around is simple as motorbike taxis and tuk-tuks are everywhere. Sri Racha isn't Pattaya or Phuket though, so they won't hassle you as you walk by. They also won't speak much English, so it's a good idea to have a guidebook or map handy to point the way. Tuk-tuk trips around town will cost at least 30B; for longer journeys agree a price in advance. For those wanting more action, Pattaya is 40kms south.

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