Triple T

Triple T
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172 / 5,200
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98.9% of 5,200 travelers were presumably happy with Triple T as they left good or no review


Triple T Regional outside
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!


October 4.5

September 3.6

August 3.0



October 2017

Veera, Oct 12, 2017 - In morchit terminal, booth 16, there was a really nice lady checking us in. She helped politely lost farangs in terminal! Van driver was also great taking care of us. Everything went smoothly. No waiting, on time in the destination (in fact even early) and the van was clean and well air-conditioned. Would recommend!
Fang-yi, Oct 7, 2017 - The trip was smooth.
Agnieszka, Oct 1, 2017 - Wszystko sprawnie i zgodnie z ustaleniami. Firma warta polecenia

September 2017

Grzegorz, Sep 30, 2017 - I was little bit afraid of this trip, based on other comments. I wasn't sure what to expect. But it took smoothly. Minivan departured few minutes before time. Travel was quite comfortable. Only one annoying thing was speed limit indocator. It started to beep after driver has exceeded 100km/h. So in the first half of the trip this sound has been enabled every minute. Transfer to Koh Chang was also very smooth. We arrived to the island 30 minutes before time that was in the information.
Kate, Sep 16, 2017 - Didn't get dropped at the Pier, had to get a separate taxi to the boat, boat and taxi was 80 baht, spoke little English so when I was very confused dropped on the side of the road he was not much help/couldn't tell me any info haha
Louise, Sep 11, 2017 - Overall trip ran very smoothly, however we were squashed in at the back of the bus with hardly any room to move. Also once dropped off at taxi location for transport to pier we had to wait for a minimum of 6 passengers in order for transport to run. After about waiting an hour they asked if we wanted to pay an extra 100bt each to go straight away! It would of been nice to know this before sitting in the heat for an hour! Apart from this journey was reasonable for the price.

August 2017

Andgie, Aug 24, 2017 - Everything was set up, taxis were waiting to bring us to the Trat pier. There were 2 stops during the journey from Bangkok to Trat. One main comment is the difficulty to find the right stall at Mochit. We were told to go to platform 6 however it doesn't exist. The information in the email should be updated to reflect accurate details.
Lydia, Aug 21, 2017 - The Air Condition had a leak and the Water was dropping all the time..
Mara, Aug 17, 2017 - A little more direction would be nice! Also the driver did nothing about some car signal beeping for 4 hours...
Sreenivasa, Aug 14, 2017 - I booked extra 1 seat for luggage... journey was ok no complains and cost effective... they leave on time most of the times..... add extra 1 hour to the journey time if you planning for next activity
Claudius, Aug 11, 2017 - The minibus didn't pick us up from the pier directly. We had to take a pickup taxi which took us to another station and we departed at around 13.30 arriving around 18.00. During the trip, the driver also picked up his friend/colleague even though the bus was already very full and dropped him off somewhere at a car fixing garage (since the colleague's bus was broken) - not really professional. What was good is that the driver kept his speed at 100km/h (the car had an alarm if the driver went faster than 100km/h). This actually could have been increased to 120km/h.
Martin, Aug 8, 2017 - Good reliable service. Unfortunately I got the back seat which was a bit cramped. Driver stopped twice at services enroute. Took just over 4 hours
Wim, Aug 6, 2017 - Different Seats in the van then shown on the pictures .not as luxurious .so very packed bit hard trip.
Sebastien, Aug 3, 2017 - Whole trip was ok. A few remarks though: - a T.T.T sticker on the counter at the Ekkamai station would be welcomed to avoid asking everyone which counter we should get our tickets from. - There is no trunk in the van. So if the van gets full, the luggage will need to get under the seats if small enough, or on your knees. - Driver of the van refused to make an early stop for the toilets even though there were some on the road... - Changing tickets twice for the ferry was a bit confusing. Could 12go detail the steps of the travel so we know in advance how it will be proceeded. We did not know there would be a stop to finish the trip to the ferry with another taxi, which took our 3 tickets for the ferry + the van tickets to give us another ferry ticket with the mention "3". The taxi then took us to the ferry where we had to give this one ticket to get another 3 tickets for the actual ferry. Once on Koh Chang, taxis will wait for you at the arrival of the ferry. They will wait to have 10 people in their truck before going. So if you get one of the last ones and is not complete, they will wait for the next ferry (could be around one hour) to get you to your hotel, unless you agree with other people onboard to sum up 800 bahts to pay the driver to go immediately. Fortunately we were already 8 people and easily agreed to pay 100 bahts each....
Daniel, Aug 2, 2017 - The driver spoke on his held hand device all the time, drove too fast almost all the time and had us switch to an awful tuktuk w 20 other pple (and luggage) half an hour from the pier. I had to pay 400 bht to get us out of this mess and get us a taxi to get us there safely. Bad experience, will not do it again. On the pos side: we got there on time and we survived.

July 2017

Martin, Jul 31, 2017 - Good service. Need to show online booking at one of the Ekkamai ticket windows to get 2 paper tickets, one for bus, one for ferry. Then we went to stop 17 to catch bus, no problems. Changed vehicles at roadside for the last 10km to ferry terminal - open sided pickup truck, was fun. Ferry journey was great and then paid B50 for shared pickup truck taxi to white sand beach hotels.
Jules, Jul 22, 2017 - The driver was driving like a mad men and constantly on his mobile phone, the bus was old and the ac was not working properly plus bad seats,
Clara, Jul 6, 2017 - After reading all the negative reviews about the trip we were a bit worried, but it went out totally fine. We were an hour early at Ekkamai (german accuracy ;)) so we were able to get on the previous minibus. We didn't have any problems with our luggage and stopped for toilet and food twice.
Johannes, Jul 4, 2017 - No English signs at Ekkamai bus station, wrong departure time (10 instead of 11 so we had to hurry), no a/c in the bus or broken and very tight, no english speaking driver, 1 min from bus to change to taxi

June 2017

Martin, Jun 11, 2017 - Great, a small misunderstanding in the order was resolved immediately.

May 2017

Katrin, May 14, 2017 - It was a chicken shit express (we had the back row and the driver was loading chickens in 2 carton boxes). It smelled very bad!! And btw: poor chicken! The departure time was also pretty random!
Lia, May 13, 2017 - It was so terrible, I can't even find the words. Not recommended at all. There were living chickens in our van... It is cheap tho, haha.

April 2017

Janja, Apr 28, 2017 - Everything was perfect. The first bus was on time, then they dropped us along the road where the second transport already waited. We also got the ferry ticket there. When we got to the ferry we just showed our ticket and that was it. We needed 7 hours from bangkok to koh chang (including the ferry).
Vladimir, Apr 21, 2017 - Mor Chit is not best bus station in Bangkok, but largest. There no navigation in English. I booked trip with departure at 10:30 and arrived to Mor Chit at 9:30. At platform I got ticket with printed time 12:00. But real time of departure was written by pen - 11:00. (we started just in time, at 11:00). Van - old and very hard used Toyota Commuter (but this is ok, really). Worst of all - change from van to songthaew (this transfer is not direct to Koh Chang pier). Suddenly you must leave van with luggage in 5-7 seconds. After that you must show ticket again (you have 10-15 seconds to out it from backpack) or pay cash. As result I pay twice. Songthaew was crowded (12 people with luggage) and in very bad condition.
Jaydene, Apr 11, 2017 - We arrived at koh Chang on schedule. However, the ticket lady and driver were a bit rude to us. As we got into the minivan we sat on the front seats and we were told we were not aloud to sit there even though we got in first. Then a young Thai lady moved to the front and we realized they were just being racist. Two of us then insisted we would remain in the front. The van was pretty warm as well.

March 2017

Ilse, Mar 26, 2017 - Greatly organized and everything went very smooth
Craig, Mar 24, 2017 - Booked 2 seats for ourselves and 1 seat for luggage online like it said to. We didn't need to do this at all as they put all the luggage on 1 seat and pile it up. So don't bother booking with 12goasia as they are just trying to rip you off. Very easy and simple to just buy a ticket at the station
Ilse, Mar 19, 2017 - Fine Minivan, no problems :)
Dana, Mar 8, 2017 - Minivan was ok, but I'm 1,8m tall, so, it was little bit uncomfortable. One star less is because of aircondition-so heavy and cold. Than we changed the car-something like tin can for sardines :) What I have to appreciate is, that we bought tickets online for time 12:30, but we arrive 2 hours earlier to terminal and they gave as seats in another bus at 11 o'clock. So, I can recommend for free lance travelers, but it's not for fastidious people.
Jacek, Mar 6, 2017 - a very good combination. I recommend Bardzo dobre połączenie. Polecam.

February 2017

Delia, Feb 21, 2017 - Booked for Feb. 2 at 17. 30 from Morchit with arrival at 22. 30 to Thammachat pier, 2 people + 1 place for luggage Booked hotel near the port Boarded at 16. 45, left at 18. 30! Arrived at the bus terminal in Trat to 23. 45 1 hour by taxi to the hotel. . . Unfortunately I can not attach photos to show how it was used the place we booked for our luggage. In the van it was gone commodity of 10 passengers.
Brina, Feb 21, 2017 - We van was really full. When we perches the tickets online, it was writen we should tell the driver where to drop us on the island. Insted we were droped off in the middle of nowhere, from where they switch us to another car, that took us to ferry. At the island we had to pay a taxi, to reach the final destination. If you decide to buy ticket at the bus station, be aware it does not come with ferry ticket, and you'll have to buy it sepertly. all together, a real thai experience; )
Bartosz, Feb 8, 2017 - Overall good experience, recommended if you like adventure. It was quite fun to follow all indications of the super-friendly Thai staff: you are not always sure you're going the right way, but somehow end in the place you were supposed to be delivered :) I had trouble with my long legs - these Asian seats are so small! So the journey was a bit painful but ok. One remark - 12go Asia recommend that you buy extra seat for your luggage - I did it, but other travelers did not, and the driver anyway was arranging all backpacks so that everyone and everything fits in. So here I feel I was sucked for an additional ticket that I shouldn't have bought.
Francis, Feb 5, 2017 - I would leave no star if I could. We paid for 2 seat but we had only 1 1/2 for 2 people. My gilrfried had to sit on me the hole time. The van was overloaded with cats, food and random packages taking all the space for our legs or other important body parts such as our person. It took 8.5h to arrive in koh Chang instead of 5h. We did not arrive at the pier we where supposed to so we also had to pay extra for taxi. My face was right in a cats cage full of piss, it was smelly. A woman had to pee in a bottle during the travel because we couldn't stop. We took 3 different transport to get to the pier! Note that we found out the big super nice bus is only 250Bath... cheaper, better, faster. If only I knew before I booked my ride with Triple T(errible) And by the way I'm a long time backpacker travelling in cheap and poor condition, and never felt disappointed like that before.
Liliana, Feb 2, 2017 - We paid an extra seat for the luggage because you said you had no room for it. Actually you have converted that space into a back seat where you can hardly place your legs. Completely unbearable for a six hour trip. And there is nowhere to rest your head

January 2017

Javier, Jan 26, 2017 - Booked 3 days before and when we arrived to Pier there was not place for us in the van we booked, but the girs they work there manage it very well and we got place in the next van, that arrive whith 40 minutes delate. There are some seats very very small and no stops for toilet.
Antonella, Jan 23, 2017 - It's not simple to arrive at Morchit terminal
Filip, Jan 21, 2017 - Going by Triple T by bus was a good trip. In Ekkamai station it was kind of hard to find the precise information on where to go to retrieve a ticket with a voucher, but remember, booth 24 ;) The bus is not that big, and if you only bring one ~60l backpack and a smaller one for you, then there is no need to buy an extra sit. Be prepared to wait longer time for the ferry.
Alastair, Jan 11, 2017 - This trip didn't end up working out and we had to purchase more tickets with no chance if refund for these.
Jan, Jan 6, 2017 - Minivan was OK, not any problem. But than we had to change minivan for another car that took us directly to the ferry. That car was so small, for 6 people maximum. We were forced to be there in 10 persons plus all the laguages. I know, it's typical Asian style. But nothing what I am looking for. What's more - during changing the car we were asked several times to pay for the ferry despite the fact that we pay for the whole trip to Ko Chang. We didn't pay again, of course, but it was realy "cheap trick".

Triple T

Triple T Regional Inside
Triple T Regional Inside
Regional Outside
Triple T Regional Outside

Schedule Triple T


05:00, 06:00, 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 18:30;
2.6 Bangkok - Trat
2.6 Bangkok - Trat
05:00, 06:00, 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00;
3.0 Trat - Bangkok
05:00, 06:00, 07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00;

Stations Triple T

Morchit Terminal, Trat, Thammachat Pier, Koh Chang Pier, Ekkamai


Comparison Triple T