Getting there & away
Public buses leave from the well-organised Trang bus terminal (Th Huay Yot). Air-con buses from Trang to Bangkok cost 449B to 578B (12 hours, morning and afternoon). More comfortable are the VIP 24-seater buses at 5pm and 5.30pm (895B). From Bangkok, VIP/air-con buses leave between 6.30pm and 7pm. Buses to Satun and La-Ngu depart from the Southern bus terminal (Th Ratsada).
Only two trains go all the way from Bangkok to Trang: the express 83, which leaves from Bangkok’s Hualamphong station at 5.05pm and arrives in Trang at 7.35am the next day; and the rapid 167, which leaves from Hualamphong station at 6.20pm, arriving in Trang at 10.11am. From Trang, trains leave at 1.45pm and 5.30pm. Fares are 1280B/731B for a 1st-/2nd-class air-con sleeper and 521B for a 2nd-class (fan) sleeper.
THAI operates daily flights from Bangkok to Trang (around 3500B), but there have been some problems with landing at this airport in rain. The THAI office (0 7521 9923; 199/2 Th Visetkul) is open weekdays only. The airport is 4km south of Trang; air-con minivans meet flights and charge 80B to town. In the reverse direction a taxi or túk-túk will cost 100B to 150B.