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Trang Province

Getting there & away

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Land

Bus

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).

Other services:

Train

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.

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Air

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.

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