Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 48
  1. #1
    Member Chang yai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Last Online
    04-04-2018 @ 09:09 PM
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    323

    Got to get Koh Chang next week

    Anyone got any ideas?

    Flying into bangers at around midnite and gotta get to my mates wedding in Koh Chang that day (late Arvo), looking at different options to get there and being fresh enough to party.

    Thanks in anticipation.

  2. #2
    Have you got any cheese Thetyim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Mousehole
    Posts
    20,904

  3. #3
    Member Chang yai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Last Online
    04-04-2018 @ 09:09 PM
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    323
    Thanks thetyim, so if I got a car from airport and drove down to tart, would I be able to get on ferry that early? I could go down to pats for sleeping etc. And then leave at around 8 am, but it's more stuffing around...

  4. #4
    I am in Jail
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Last Online
    02-11-2014 @ 11:06 PM
    Posts
    2,804
    Chang Yai
    By some kind of road transport from Bangkok then ferry at trat is your only option I think, unless you know someone with a boat or hire one to take you in Pattaya say.

    You been to the island before? I went about four and half years ago lovely place.Does your mate live their? if yes Im envious of the man, lucky Bastard!

  5. #5
    ความสุขในอีสาน
    nigelandjan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Frinton on sea and Ban Pak
    Posts
    12,878
    I think your pushing it for time mate .

    It's too late now but I would have gone a day earlier.

    It's a long drive from BKK to Trat .

    Best get your mate to video the wedding , so you can see what it was like.

    Seriously though mate , stop and have a kip , you'll be fooooked
    I'm proud of my 38" waist , also proud I have never done drugs

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat
    rawlins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    28-04-2018 @ 08:20 PM
    Posts
    2,943
    Aye... Change your flights.

    Or stock up on diet pills.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Online
    14-03-2018 @ 01:53 AM
    Posts
    153
    I think the ferries run from something like 7am -7pm. There are 2 car ferried Ao Thammachat which is the quickest at around 25 mins and Centre Point which takes 45 mins.

    Its also possible to bribe the ferry captain if you are desperate to get there and its out of normal operating hours.

    We did that once when taking a tourist back from Chantaburi and he was deperate to get onto the island. We just missed the last ferry so together with 3 other car owners we bribed the captain of the Centre Point ferry. As to be expected there was lots of drama and haggling but eventually we agreed on 10,000 baht and he took us over.

    4 cars of that huge ferry - we felt like VIPs - lol.

  8. #8
    Elite Mumbler
    pickel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Elephant Island
    Posts
    5,690
    There are buses from the airport to Trat. I think there is a night bus as well. If not there will be one in the early am that will get you there on time.

    Another option would be to try and find a taxi that would take you to the pier. Should be around 3,000-3,500 baht.

  9. #9
    Member Chang yai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Last Online
    04-04-2018 @ 09:09 PM
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    323
    Well, I haven't booked the flight yet, gonna do it tomorrow. Yes I've been to Kho Chang before. Does anyone know when the first ferry leaves from trat?

    It's a suprise that I'm coming so I can't call him and ask about ferry times, and I can't find them on the net. I've only gone in the Arvo before.

    I can leave a day earlier if I have too, but I'm pressed for time with my business like always. I get to LOS about 3-4 times a year but only for about 10-16 days at a time.

  10. #10
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Darkside, Pattaya
    Posts
    5,698
    Land at Bangers about midnight clear customs/immigration by 1.00am, grab a rental car and get out on the road by 1.30am

    Arrive at Trat bout 5.00am and have a snooze in car.

    Jump on first ferry over and your there by 8.00am.

  11. #11
    Fuck it
    Satonic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    The city of angels, the great city, the eternal jewel city, the impregnable city of God Indra, etc..
    Posts
    3,113

  12. #12
    ความสุขในอีสาน
    nigelandjan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Frinton on sea and Ban Pak
    Posts
    12,878
    Last time I done it mate I went the day before , had a wonderful overnight with student nurse in BKK then caught the 45min flight to Trat,, arrived knackered although not due to flying

  13. #13
    On a walkabout
    Loy Toy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Last Online
    Today @ 03:12 AM
    Posts
    27,788
    I thought Trat had an airport albeit a small one.

  14. #14
    Thailand Expat
    OhOh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:42 PM
    Location
    Where troubles melt like lemon drops
    Posts
    15,043
    ^It does, a very nice one as well, although I think the first flight BKK to Trat, is 7 or 8am. If he arrives in BKK at midnight he can be in Koh Chang by then.

  15. #15
    ความสุขในอีสาน
    nigelandjan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Frinton on sea and Ban Pak
    Posts
    12,878
    Sure does mate , and it was a hair raising landing.

    Think it's BKK airways with one of them funny little prop / jet combies , which literally drops like a stone to land then before you hit the deck the props revolve from an upright position to more like a helicopter .

    And if that don't brown your keks. , don't look too close through the cockpit window as the captain still does a paper round

  16. #16
    Thailand Expat
    OhOh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 11:42 PM
    Location
    Where troubles melt like lemon drops
    Posts
    15,043
    ^If every airport was as good as Trat, flying would become bearable again.

    Quote Originally Posted by nigelandjan
    then before you hit the deck the props revolve from an upright position to more like a helicopter .
    I am not sure of the "helicopter" transition but it's always been a pleasant flight when I've taken it. A very laid back but well run airport to be sure.

    Last edited by OhOh; 26-11-2012 at 05:38 AM.
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

  17. #17
    I am in Jail
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Last Online
    02-11-2014 @ 11:06 PM
    Posts
    2,804
    Nigelandjan
    tell me your secret, how do you pull a student nurse in bkk.

    Me I can only ever buy a whore like vast majority of farlang that get some their.
    What establishments might I be lucky trying in?

  18. #18
    Have you got any cheese Thetyim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Mousehole
    Posts
    20,904
    Quote Originally Posted by Gravesend Dave
    What establishments might I be lucky trying in?
    Hospital ?

  19. #19
    Member Chang yai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Last Online
    04-04-2018 @ 09:09 PM
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    323
    Thanks for the advise, I did go a day earlier and needed it, had a relaxing night with a cute lady, made the wedding, did of bit of island hopping on nearby islands for three days, back out tomorrow. Really quick trip, but relaxed and packed a bit of activity in as well.

    When I get back I will make an attempt at posting a few photos, using my iPad now and can't seem to get it to work.

  20. #20
    Veni vidi fugi
    pseudolus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Last Online
    19-09-2018 @ 12:40 AM
    Posts
    16,414
    Quote Originally Posted by Gravesend Dave View Post
    Nigelandjan
    tell me your secret, how do you pull a student nurse in bkk.

    Me I can only ever buy a whore like vast majority of farlang that get some their.
    What establishments might I be lucky trying in?
    Ones without hookers in is a good start.

    For the OP - just book a limo car straight from the airport and kip on the drive. At that time in night/ early morning it will only take 3.5 -4 hours if the driver is prepared to boot it. Catch the first ferry, check into a hotel and kip until it's. Hang His Balls up time. Job done.

    Bangkok airport limousine service to Hua Hin, Pattaya, Koh Chang, Ayutthaya, Rayong, Trat, Kanchanaburi, Chumphon, Cha-am, and many other locations in Thailand.
    BKK Limousines PRICE & RATES :: Thailand Limousine Bangkok | Airport transfer, Car Rental Service, Bangkok Limo. [Powered by Makewebeasy.com]

  21. #21
    Member Chang yai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Last Online
    04-04-2018 @ 09:09 PM
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    323
    ^been and done, got a few photos that I want to share, what's the best way to add photos from iPad ?

  22. #22
    Member Chang yai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Last Online
    04-04-2018 @ 09:09 PM
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    323

    Well now I have learned to upload photos.... Got to the wedding the afternoon before, made a bit of surprise by turning up. The bride and groom, don't they look happy.

  23. #23
    Member Chang yai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Last Online
    04-04-2018 @ 09:09 PM
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    323

    The reception just near where the wedding took place

  24. #24
    Member Chang yai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Last Online
    04-04-2018 @ 09:09 PM
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    323

    Yummy food for all.

  25. #25
    Member Chang yai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Last Online
    04-04-2018 @ 09:09 PM
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    323

    The next day took off off for a couple of days recovery in koh mak, leaving from the pier at the south end of koh Chang.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •