About Trat

Trat is Thailand’s eastern-most province, bordering Cambodia along the Khao Banthat mountain range. The city of Trat serves as a launching point for visitors to the province’s 52 large and small islands, including those of Mu Koh Chang Marine National Park, whose long, white, sandy beaches have made Koh Chang one of Thailand’s top ‘get away from it all’ island destinations. Neighboring islands feature unspoiled coral reefs, and mainland Trat offers delightful scenery and a number of natural attractions for lovers of the outdoors. Trat is also a transit point for people traveling to Cambodia, as it is only a 90 minute minibus ride to the border at Hat Lek. Air services to Trat via Bangkok Airways makes travel to Trat and Koh Chang extremely convenient for those not on a restrictive budget.

How to go
Both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned busses depart from Bangkok's Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai) to Trat every hour from 6 a.m. to midnight. From Bangkok the busses to Trat cost 197 baht for 24-seat VIP air-conditioned service, 169 baht for 1st class air-conditioned service (132 baht for 2nd class), or 113 baht for regular bus service. The trip takes five to six hours by air-conditioned bus and about eight hours by regular bus.
From Bangkok there are also direct bus and minibus services to the boat pier for Koh Chang that depart regularly from Ekkamai bus station (BTS Ekkamai) and Khao San Road. Simply make it clear you with to travel to Koh Chang rather than Trat.

For more information contact the Transport Co. Ltd at Tel: 0-2391-4164, Choet Chai Tour Tel: 0-2391-2237, Chok Anukun Tour Tel: 0-2392-7680 and Suppharat Tour Tel: 0-2391-2331.

To travel from Chanthaburi to Trat, the regular bus takes about 30 minutes. If one goes by taxi from Chanthaburi to Trat, it takes around 45 minutes.
Bangkok Airways has daily air services between Bangkok and Trat. From the Trat airport (not far from the ferry pier in Laem Ngop) there are numerous transportation options for transferring to Koh Chang, including minibus and rental car. Visit www.bangkokair.com for more information.

Koh Ngam

This island is situated southeast of Koh Chang and is comprised of twin mountains linked by huge rocks with a huge sand knoll at the middle.

Koh Ngam