From Bangkok’s new airport (BKK) to Trat (TDX), there are direct flights, operated by Bangkok Airways several times daily. The airport is located approx. 20 km (12 miles) inland from the Ao Thammachat pier. Direct minivan shuttles brings guests straight to the TopResort. They are bookable at the shuttle booth near the baggage claim. Every airline passenger is guaranteed a same-day arrival at his/her holiday destination on the island. A new, amusement park style shuttle vehicle, ferries now Koh Chang bound passengers to every destination on the island for a flat 350 Baht fee.
By own transport vehicle
Renters of a car or bike have several routing options. Trat is connected to Bangkok by a variety of roads. A tollway with Interstate characteristics offers the quickest option for cars. The Bangkok-Chonburi Motorwayextends from Bangkok via the new airport to the exit for the Klaeng municipality highway (route # 344). From Klaeng, follow highway # 3 eastbound (Sukhumvit) until you hit the intersection with highway # 3156 a few miles past Klung municipality, well inside Tratprovince already. Follow the route # 3156 south to the Ao Thammachat or Centerpointpiers. Duration of the trip is estimated to be around 4 hour of driving time. Allow for a little extra time, if traffic is thicker.
Bangkok’s new international airport has a transit terminal for inter-provincial buses. The free airport shuttle will transport you there. Scheduled buses to the Ao Thammachat pier or the city of Trat will depart several times daily.
Alternatively, you may opt for the buses leaving Ekkamai Bus Terminal on Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok. The route leads from here via the new airport to Trat or Ao Thammachat. The route leads from here via the new airport to Trat or Ao Thammachat. Transfer times are estimated in the 4 to 6 hour bracket, depending on the traffic along the way. Two daily buses from Mor Chit II Bus Terminal depart at 8:30 AM, or 5:30 PM respectively. Trat City offers private cars for hire or the economical shared taxis to the piers. Blue shared taxis (songtheauws) connect to Centerpoint ferry, white ones to Ao Thammachat.
Ordinary Bangkok taxis run on LPG or NGV, hence their cargo space is very limited. We can arrange your pick-up by private hired car or minivan (recommended for families or groups with luggage). Cars can accomodate up to 4 passengers. Minivan are typical commuter vans with a seat configuration to suit up to 8 or 9 passengers. Travel time averages 4 to 5 hours from Bangkok. Please keep in mind that the last ferry departs at 7 PM. Passengers of ordinary taxis frequently complain about the limited cargo space. Typically a suitcase fills it completely; larger ones exceed the capacity of a taxi trunk. The reasons for this a trunk mounted auxiliary gas-tanks in the majority of Bangkok’s taxi fleet.