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Night bus to/from Bangkok - Ko Chang

Posted by markjam3s on 14/1/2011 at 16:23

I'm on a tight schedule and was wondering if there are night buses from Bangkok to Ko Chang and also the same on the way back?

If so what are the times and where do I catch the buses from?

Any help would be much appreciated

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Posted by idreamofdurian on 14/1/2011 at 22:59 TF writer

Ko Chang isn't really far enough from Bangkok to warrant a night bus - it's 4-5 hours. Plus, it's an island, and the last ferry tourist ferry from the mainland to Ko Chang is at 5pm.

The car ferries run later, but I'm not sure if you can take one if you don't have a car!

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Posted by tezza on 16/1/2011 at 13:17

Yeah, there IS a night bus leaves the EASTERN BUS TERIMAL at 2300. You are looking at a 5 hour trip - so you arrive in Trat town abt 0400. From what I've gathered there are some restaurant/bars at the bus station and down town where you can hang until the first sonthaew to the piers for Chang around 0600.
Been meaning to do this trip this way for years - maybe next visit.

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Posted by idreamofdurian on 16/1/2011 at 15:58 TF writer

thanks for the correction, tezza.

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Posted by Krabiman on 16/1/2011 at 19:37

car ferries take passengers too without cars

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Posted by rikyponting2011 on 17/1/2011 at 13:12

From Bangkok the easiest, most direct and most economical way to enter Laem Ngop is to take bus # 999 first class Eastern Bus Terminal docks direct Ngop in Berlin The fare is 268 baht and takes just over five hours.

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