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transport from surin to trat (koh Chang)

Posted by miriamschutte on 11/8/2006 at 20:02

Hi,
I would like to visit Koh Chang.
How do I get there (bus, Train) from surin.
Do I first have to go back to BKK.

Thanks

miriam

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Posted by somtam2000 on 11/8/2006 at 20:22 admin

Hi miriam,

You'll be looking at two bus trips following one of the two routes:
Surin->Khorat->Trat
or
Surin->Chanthaburi-Trat

The second one would be quicker, but I'm not sure if there are buses from Surin to Chanthaburi.

Either way, no need to go to Bangkok first

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Posted by Tilapia on 12/8/2006 at 01:19

I've done the trip from Surin often, and have always gone through Sa Kaew without going to Khorat. If you can get to Sa Kaew without going to Khorat first, you'll save yourself some time. Highway 317 goes south from Sa Kaew and takes you straight to Trat. It's a slow trip, but a nice one.

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Posted by miriamschutte on 16/8/2006 at 17:06

Hi,

Sorry for the late response. But thanks anyway for the information.
Can I reach Koh chang on the same day or do I have to sleep one night in Trat.

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Posted by Tilapia on 16/8/2006 at 19:46

You should be able to make it to Laem Ngop in time to get over to Koh Chang if you leave at a decent time. But, if you have to stay in Trat for the night it's not such a bad thing. It's one of the nicest provincial capitals I've stayed in. Besides, you'll be in a better "bungalow hunting" position in the morning than you would be if you arrived in the late afternoon or early evening.

Also, I forgot that 317 does NOT go straight to Trat. It goes to Chantaburi. You have to transfer in Chantaburi for Trat. It's then about another 45 minutes to an hour. Sorry about that.

p.s. Not all places supply hammocks. You can pick up a cheap one at the Trat market and take it with you. It's worth it ... even if the place you do end up at supplies them. At least you'll have one with you just in case. They roll up quite small.

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Posted by miriamschutte on 17/8/2006 at 13:31

Thanks for the help.
I wull certainly make an stopover in trat. I have enough time.

best regards

miriam

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