Triple T

Company Information

This van service specialise in the popular Bangkok – Trat route and are viewed by locals and visitors alike as one of the cheapest and easiest ways to get from Thailand’s capital to the tourist hotspot of Koh Chang. Based in Bangkok, this reliable operator also offers ferry tickets to Koh Chang from Trat.

Routes served by Triple T (TTT)

As mentioned above, Triple T focuses on servicing the busy Bangkok–Trat route. Although there is little in Trat itself, it is a useful gateway to reach the beautiful islands of Koh Chang, Koh Kood and Koh Mak with ease.

Bangkok–Trat

Helpfully, there are two departure points from Bangkok; Mo Chit, in the north of the city, and Ekkamai, the eastern bus terminal. A one-way ticket from either station in Bangkok to Trat costs approximately THB320, with departures throughout the day. As Bangkok is a huge city, having this choice is very useful as it could save you a trek across the city.

Services from Mo Chit depart hourly between 05.00-08.00 and 09.30-15.30, with the final service at 18.30. Vans from Ekkamai run hourly throughout the day from 06.00-19.00, with both trips taking around 5 hours in total.

The return trip from Trat to either Bangkok station costs the same amount (THB320) with vans every hour to both stations (08.00-18.00 to Mo Chit and 05.00-19.00 to Ekkamai).

Bangkok–Koh Chang

From Trat it is possible to travel by ferry to Koh Chang. You can make this journey yourself by catching a songthaew to the port and purchasing a ferry ticket there. However, it is much easier and also cheaper to take advantage of the excellent value Bangkok–Koh Chang package offered by Triple T.

This ticket costs just THB350 from Mo Chit and includes a van to Trat as well as the ferry across to Koh Chang. Vans depart Bangkok hourly from 05.00-08.00 and 09.30-12.30, with the full trip lasting around 6 ½ hours. Tickets from Ekkamai station in Bangkok are priced at THB440 for the same trip, with vans leaving every hour between 06.00-12.00.

Note A word of warning if you are planning on heading to Koh Chang without purchasing the Bangkok–Koh Chang package ticket, bear in mind that the last ferry is at 19.00 so leaving Bangkok any later than 12.00 risks missing this service and having to find some overnight accommodation.

It is also possible to buy a ticket direct to the pier where the Koh Chang ferry departs from. However, from Mo Chit this is the same price as the combination ticket so not really a worthwhile option. Priced at THB350, vans depart both Bangkok stations between 05.00-08.00 and 09.30-11.30 (Mo Chit) and 06.00-12.00 (Ekkamai).

Pros

As mentioned, the package ticket from Bangkok–Koh Chang offers excellent value for money and is a great option for travellers. This is one of the main reasons that Triple T is such a popular choice on this route.

The flexibility offered by departures from both Mo Chit and Ekkamai is another advantage of using Triple T. Travelling across Bangkok can be difficult and time-consuming, if you're located in the east of the city then it will be far easier to catch a van from Ekkamai, saving you both time and money.

Mo Chit is one of Thailand’s more confusing bus stations, so the information provided on the website is very helpful when trying to locate the ticket office or ask someone for help.

Finally, as there are so many services heading to and from Trat each day, it might be possible to be put on an earlier or later departure depending on availability if you miss your scheduled departure time. This is particularly useful in Bangkok where delays in traffic or on public transport are frequent.

Cons

It's worth noting that it isn't possible to choose actual seats in the vans, just to reserve a place, so it is worth getting there early to ensure that you get a good seat and are not stuck next to the luggage.

Also, as some of the vans tend to be a few years old, the air conditioning is not always of the best quality. Again, arrive early to grab a seat close to the a/c to ensure your trip is as comfortable as possible.

If you purchase a Bangkok–Koh Chang ticket you will most likely have to change at Trat and catch a songthaew (which will be arranged and paid for by Triple T). For those unused to travelling in Thailand this process may seem chaotic, but don't worry, there is a system and you will arrive in time for your ferry!

Keep in mind

Although, it is possible to buy a ticket from Bangkok to Trat and then make your own way to the islands, if you're heading to Koh Chang it is highly recommended that you buy the package ticket which will take you all the way there. There is little to do in Trat itself but if you decide to spend the day there remember that the last ferry departs at 19.00, and it’s around 30 minutes to the pier! This combination ticket costs the same as a ticket to the pier, where you would then have to pay for a ferry, so it does offer good value for money.

Travellers reviews

The majority of reviews focus on the very competitively priced tickets, especially the Bangkok – Koh Chang ticket, made even more attractive with the fairly quick journey times.

Many reviews highlight the fact that, unlike some other transport providers, Triple T often let you on a later service if you are delayed and there is space on the next van departing. With hourly departures throughout the day, there is never too long to wait for the next one!

The biggest complaint is the age of the vehicles, with the result that the air conditioning can sometimes be unreliable. Unfortunately, this is true of almost all transport companies across Thailand and there is little that can be done about this, except arriving early to ensure you sit as close to the a/c or a window as possible, or bringing your own small fan!

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Triple T Company Reviews

3.4
737 / 17,788
5 181
4 209
3 150
2 83
1 114
98.9% of 17,788 travelers were presumably happy with Triple T as they left good or no review

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Dec 17, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★★☆
Overall the trip was a success. The van portion was fantastic - driver even stopped after approximately 2.5 hours to allow for a bathroom/snack/meal break which wasn't expected but very appreciated. Once arriving in Trat, we were dropped off somewhere that functioned as a temporary taxi/shuttle stop to get to the ferry (we were expecting the van to take us to the ferry). We took a very "adventurous" 30 minute ride in the back of a songthaew to the ferry station). Fairly certain we arrived on time, perhaps a little bit early. But the long ride in the songthaew left a bad taste in our mouth...literally, lots of dirt.
Dec 12, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Nothing special to mention. Its quite convenient.
Dec 11, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Okay trip; left on time and got there a bit early. Had to get out and wait for 20 minutes and be loaded into a songtaw/pickup truck taxi, which was an adventure, but not the most comfortable. It seemed like most people’s buses went on to the ferry with them, and dropped them off somewhere on Koh Chang, but we were one of the few who walked off the ferry. No glaring problems, but service could certainly be improved:
Dec 10, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★★
Good price, professional, bus left on time and no extra charges were made along the way. The bus itself was very clean and well air-conditioned. I had a big backpack with me + day pack. I took the risk of not buying another seat for my backpack and it was a risk well taken, because there was enough space in the bus after all.
Dec 9, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Without any notice change the time with 1 hour, and really small places for farang
Dec 6, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★★★
Space enough, fast but safe.
Dec 4, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
Самый отвратный трансфер в моей жизни. 60 см на двоих в скрюченном состоянии и постоянными ударами по голове скошенной крышей. Этот басик испоьзуют под перевозку мешков с рисом и различных посылок. Выгрузили на дороге и до пирса доставляли на сонгтео. И все это за 800 бат. Много перемещалась по Таю, но так попала впервые. Не рекомендую. Лучше покупать на месте: и цена и качество значительно лучше.
Dec 3, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★★
If you have a bit of an adventurer spirit, this will be a blast.
Nov 30, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Overall it was easier than trying to organize all on your own. Minivan driver was good. Actually arrived an hour earlier on Koh Chang.
Nov 27, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★★☆
Good organization. Good and funny trip. At the beginning were problem with driver and our e-ticket. He didn't belive there are true :)
Nov 27, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★★
Bus puntuale anche se il taxista non riusciva a capire dove fosse ma c'è lo fatta grazie????
Nov 26, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★☆☆
It's ok, but I had to pay an extra seat for my bag, and my bag had been put in the same place with others bags, so I am not happy about it. Transport service was good, and we arrived in Koh Chang in the right time.
Nov 25, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★★★
Everything perfect
Nov 25, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★★☆
He was very polite but he didn't departure at the new van terminal. We habe to cross the street by our own over the bridge with the whole bagpacks.
Nov 17, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
It was hard to find at the Mochit terminal where the bus was. "Tower" 4 confused me, I did not see any towers. I was sitting in the back of the van, not a very comfotable seat so I was happy the driver drove very fast ????
Nov 17, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Bus was clean and driver was friendly and competent. We booked an additional seat for luggage and so we had sufficient space. Overall ok for trip for 4h.
Nov 14, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
A little bit confusing since there was a van change near trat noone knew about but everything went fine and was faster than expected
Nov 13, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★★
Cold aircondition, but great driver and on time schedule.
Nov 12, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
No problems, we were satisfied with everything.
Nov 11, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★★
Brilliant service on time courteous driver and arrived early highly recommended so easy to use!
Nov 11, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Unclear communication! When checking in at the counter we where send to row 9 and bus would leave there @8:00 AM. In reality no bus to find on 9. Another bus had arrived on quai 8 and suddenly the bus driver stepped out and started shouting Koh Chang! Koh Chang! A few other tourist who where waiting as well tried to ask if we really needed this bus but driver didn’t understand one word English. In the end we all stepped in the bus and took are chance. Another person of the company stepped in and did several head counts which finally gave everyone some trust. There was one stop to go to the toilet but this was a location whit only “French toilets” which where simply disgusting! No chance to buy some food or snacks because this was a closed gas station. Don’t understand the reason for that. Time? No I don’t think so because the bus driver stopped at least 4 or 5 times to pick up or drop off other people. But in the end we arrived to our location where songtheaws where waiting to bring us to the pier. It was an adventure but some improvements could be made
Nov 10, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★★★
Departure on time. Driver always laughing. we were left a few kilometers before the pier and another vehicle (that we didn't have to pay extra) took us immediately to the pier, where the ferry departed almost immediately arriving at ko chang even an hour in advance. Great
Nov 9, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★☆☆
We left Bangkok at 6am, and we arrived at the same time in Koh Chang than other people that left at 7 am because we had to wait for a long time in a kind of random place because the people there did not want to bring only us 3, and wanted a car full of people. The bus is nice though.
Nov 8, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★★★
Best way to get from Bangkok to Koh Chang! Don‘t get frightened when you read about the changing transfers, it’s super easy and works fine. Everything went so smooth and I even arrived on the island 1 hour earlier.
Nov 6, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Problem with the minibus
Oct 28, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
Arrived promptly but far too cramped on minibus. Seats were full and most passengers had suitcases. We had paid for an extra seat for our case but others hadn’t so cases took up a lot of the floor space. Very uncomfortable in very back seats and bumpy ride.
Oct 27, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
It was not easy to find the bus, and people couldn´t understand, that the print(from the online booking) was the ticket for the bus. But 1 min before the bus-takeoff, we found the right bus. Very stressfull experience.
Oct 27, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★★
The service was really nice. They helped me to get on the right bus, told me when to get off and the driver was safe and friendly. They bring you to a drop off place where you need to get into another van which brings you to the ferry pier. It’s a long trip but I had a comfortable ride.
Oct 21, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
This was an extremely uncomfortable ride. We were on the back seats which were cramped, had no leg room with seats that were bolt upright. Plus the bumpiness caused travel sickness. We also had to buy an extra seat for our luggage.
Oct 20, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Transport was on time throughout. Staff at bus station were helpful. It was a bit confusing at the ferry terminal but otherwise a smooth journey. It’s also a bit cramped in mini bus but if u have time and want to travel cheaply this is ideal.
Oct 19, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
The mini van ride from Ekkamai to Trat was ok. Driver tailgated a lot and changed lanes sometimes without checking his blind spot. Like the other reviewers, we had to change from this mini van to a tuk tuk style pick up truck. 10 people and with luggage was a squeeze. He drove very fast and thankfully got to the pier in one piece. Ferry to Koh Chang was ok. Nice views from the deck but the cars were parked randomly on the ferry so you had to squeeze between the cars to walk through. Uncomfortable and a little dangerous.
Oct 14, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★★
The trip was good. We left the busstation exactly at 5am and we arrived at 11am at the Koh Chang Pier, 1,5 hours earlier than scheduled :)
Oct 9, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
We arrived at Tammachat pier early at 11am rather than 12 noon. However, after staff satisfied themselves that we had pre booked we got a songthew immediately to Trat. After a wait of around 45 mins we were directed to an old mini bus rather than the new model as expected. We left at about 12.30 rather than the 2pm scheduled and the bus made several stops on the way.The journey was smooth and comfortable except for minimal leg room and we arrived at Ekkamai at 5.30pm.. So no big problems and on a cost/ service basis can recommend.
Oct 7, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★★★
Unexpectedly good ride 100% worth for money
Oct 4, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★☆☆
The minibus was OK and on time, but what you are not told is that after the bus arrives you have to wait 30 min for a trunk which was not covered in the back and all us got so wet with the rain. The driver drove so fast that a suitcase of a poor girl who was completely wet fall on the street. Then the ferry, then another taxi to arrive to our hotel which charge us more than others r just because. People do not explain you that much so be prepared to feel a bit like a catle.
Sep 27, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
No Air con, Bus delayed, really shaky drive
Sep 26, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★★★
Everything went fine. Good driving skills and we get a earlyier bus!
Sep 22, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★★★
On time and nice people
Sep 7, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Easy to follow. Van was a bit uncomfortable. Convenient
Sep 2, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★☆☆
The Bus didn't end at the pier. It ended round about 25kms away and you needed to buy another ticket for a transit to the pier incl. a waiting timd from about half an hour

Triple T Stations

Thammachat Pier Ekkamai Koh Chang Pier Trat Trat Chanthaburi Bus Terminal Mochit New Van Terminal