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

3.3
512 / 12,749
5 112
4 145
3 111
2 60
1 84
98.9% of 12,749 travelers were presumably happy with Triple T as they left good or no review

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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)
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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.

Jun 19, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★☆☆☆☆
Bad experience. We arrived to Thammachat Pier at 13.00 it is 1,5 hour before departure. After 40 minutes we were loaded with no explanations into 1 tuck-tuck with another 6 clients (8 seats pick-up, of course no aircondition) and were transferred about 30 Km into unknown place. It was a liitle asian open coffee shop. Again no a word in english. We presented our voucher to a women selling in this shop and we understood that we have to wait. No aircondition, hundreds of flies and some local people waiting for some "connections". Slowly some vans have been stopping, but nothing for us. After 1 hour of waiting in this place I became angry. The women from the coffee shop called somewhere. Finally after another 20 minutes of waiting we were loaded up to one quite good van with 15 seats and aircondition. On the way to Ekkamai the driver made many stops, also (except of people) for loading up of some sacks laying in the corridor of van. Those sacks were picked up by different people later on during the transfer. By lucky chance we arrived Ekkamai with delay of 15 minutes only comparing the expected sheduled time. The worse transfer I´ve ever seen! Jiri Novak, Czech Republic.
Jun 19, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
Departure delayed 40 minutes, so we spent at Ekkamai 1,5 hour. We were NOT transferred to Thammachat Pier, but we were loaded out at unkonwon place about 20 Km sooner. There we were loaded to a tuck-tuck, /provider was infomrmed, that we want to Laem Ngop pier (speed boat to Koh Mak) and that we intend to hire a taxi in Thammachat Pier for about 17 Km to Laem Ngop pier/. By this mentioned tuck-tuck we were transferred for THB 500,- straight on to Laem Ngop pier. Really not a good impression. Jiri Novak, Czech Republic
Jun 14, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Fast journey, didn’t realise you need to get off half way to switch cars - the driver didn’t speak English at all but luckily there was someone on the bus who told me what was going on. Other than that, a perfect stress free journey
Jun 4, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★★☆
Good connection between Bus, taxi and ferry. Well organised staff in Bangkok. Bus was not very comfy, very bumpy despite good roads, but the driver was very friendly and drove in a moderate way. Good value for the money.
Jun 2, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★☆☆☆☆
Horrobile Trip! I can not recommend. Wrong Informations for arrivals and depature times, inpolite stuff, no english, no help. Instead of 5 Hours we need 16 Hours. Catastrophic Trip and Organisation.
Jun 1, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★☆☆☆☆
The bus left almost an hour late and made so many stops along the way. A five hour trip turned into a 7 and a half hour trip. Seats were very cramped.
May 9, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Worth the price)
May 8, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Der Minivan war etwas dreckig und der Fahrer ist wie ein Verrückter gefahren. Außerdem war er nicht sehr freundlich.
May 8, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★☆☆☆☆
I have been living in Thailand for 16 years and this was the most horrible experience I have had to date. We were 3 passengers and booked and paid for 6 seats as we had 3 large suitcases with us. I needed to take medicine which was in my suitcase as well as other items to make the long trip for me more comfortable. (Yes! I am 70 years old). The three suitcases were crammed in the back of the van where there are 3 small seats with no room leg. There were already other luggage there when we boarded as this is where the luggage go. These are NOT seats. When I pointed out that I had paid for 3 extra seats for our luggage they turned the seats back up crammed our luggage on top of them and then placed other passengers luggage on top of ours. It was not next to me, I could not get to my medicine I really needed and it was not what I was sold and what I had paid for. The greed of this transport company is unbelievable. They sold 13 fully paid passenger tickets for a van that was registered and licensed to carry 10 passengers plus a driver. To make matters worse additional luggage was then piled on top of each other between the driver and the passenger in the front seat so that it reached the roof and totally obscured the rear-view mirror inside the van. I have a video of the inside van and would hereby request a refund for the three passenger ticket that were sold to me but were not supplied as per the sale agreement. Please reply to me with the procedure to claim back the three paid passenger tickets that were not honored.
May 6, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
I pay ticket from Bangkok at 11 am. But we depart at 12.
May 4, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
We were waiting for almost 1h at a station without knowing when the bus to Bangkok would be coming. Then the first bus was too ful, we could´t take it. The bus has not much space for suitcases, which is a bit annyoing. But in the end all worked out.
Apr 17, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Minibus was ok, not the most comfortable ride for my long legs but it’s cheap and gets you from A to B. Driver was fine, everything was on time so no complaints.
Apr 14, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★☆☆☆☆
I have never been more disappointed The aircon was not working and we were drenched in sweat.
Apr 5, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Overall good trip and on time. Minivan not much comfortable and last part on the 'taxi' quite uncomfortable but that's the local practice. Few stops to pee. Gladly there was need of gas and change vehicle.
Apr 3, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Nice traveling to Ko Chang! Easy to book and lovely journey to the sun
Mar 31, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
It left 30 minutes late, but friendly driver
Mar 30, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Mini vans are fast but inconvenient compared to busses. I would prefer a bus if available.
Mar 26, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
they need to invest to new car park. my back felt every bump on road.
Mar 24, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Ride was fine - however bit crowded in the minibus. Almost no space left for our luggage..
Mar 23, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★☆☆☆☆
Unfriendly minibus driver who still had to take our luggage with hin as we booked for it an extra ticket. Treated us and our luggage in a bad way.
Mar 19, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Would be hard to beat in terms of cost and the timely fashion from pickup to arrival. All us foreigners were however, a little oblivious to direction and handoffs between transports. That said, we were never asked for anymore dollar and journied with the hope and prerequisite that every traveller thrives on. That apprehension and excitement of where the hell will this take me and do I care either way lol. Just book it and get on with it. Peace and love, Rupert.
Mar 18, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★☆☆☆☆
terrible long trip. full van, shock suspension not work, my back hurts from it and another driver from Trat to pier puts 10 people where fits only 8. He drove very dangerously. Also without good shock suspension. We go back by private taxi.
Mar 16, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
It's alright, and you get from point A to point B, but the minibuses are really packed and are not in the best technical condition (no safety issues, though, and the driver seemed really responsible). An unassuming option for sturdy travellers.
Mar 16, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★☆☆☆☆
The driver was driving EXTREMELY dangerously! We almost crashed 5 times, he was driving on the emergency lane, he was talking on the mobile phone all the time, he was talking with a THAI girl siting next to him (co-driver). Although I was working in China for 7 years, thus i feel I have experience in Asia driving, this was the first time I was so very afraid! AWFUL!
Mar 16, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
not the best confort van but in the end we arrived .
Mar 13, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Hello, Good trip , best driver in Thailand . We go to Don Muang airport and arriwe to Bangkok early ????????????
Mar 12, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★☆☆☆☆
the driver is quite rude. he has been complaining and giving the customer bad attitude and the air conditioning is not even turn on to be able to breath properly
Mar 8, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
You get what you pay for.. easy to find no problems aling the way. Just a bit squashed... but nothing to complain about
Mar 8, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★☆☆☆☆
The lady on the ticket counter was very unrespecfull. I asked a question and she never answered. The Chofer was horrible too as he din't want to listen me and ordening people. He stopped so many times and first time he did for 15 minutes he said that was waiting for a friend. This company to me it look like a desaster and I would try not to get it again.
Mar 7, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
We where not very happy. The bus was to late so we where picked up by an open car. We had to wait also at another place about half an hour. We need to sit in the back. It was a very very small place for us Dutch people. The airco didn’t reached our places in the back and the van was broken. It was a therible day. We came more than one hour to late in Bangkok....we are very tired now...
Mar 7, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
Really hard to find the minibus at the bus station. The minibus itself is pretty run down. Driver was friendly and drove very responsibility. Dropped off god knows where (as predicted) and had to wait over 20 mins for a transfer to the pier. Ferry arrived 10 mins later no problem. 12go Asia service was great, TTT I wouldn't recommend tho.
Mar 7, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
Very difficult to find terminal 3 to collect the tickets. Going around the bus station with GPS, pictures of ticket office and asking people who works there tooks me about 20 minutes to find the right place. I bought 3 seats beacuse it was said to be prepared for buying an extra ticket for your luggage so my third ticket were used for my luggage and luggages of the rest traveling people. It was waste of my money because i could hold it in front of my legs and it would be ok but after getting message from booking site there was a cases where ppl couldn't travel because there wasn't place for the luggage made me confused. Seats were uncomfy. The driver couldn't speak any english and wasn't interested with any answering my question even after translating them to thai language in google translation. He didn't informed about planning stops, which was only one during 5 hours journey. Pros of this trip was 1.the price which is low and afordable 2. Cool air in the van (if you'ee sitting close to the driver) . That's why i'm giving 2 stars.
Mar 5, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★☆☆☆☆
Taxi from pier to Trat was more than full of people. We almost didn’t get into taxi,because there were people,that made private job to driver.Drive from Trat to Bangkok was break-gas-break-gas. Uncomfortable trip.
Mar 3, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
I was there sooner and they took me on an earlier car which was great. But the minivan we transferred to later had broken a/c and it was not very nice ride in the heat. Otherwise ok.
Mar 3, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★☆☆☆☆
Easy to book but no refunds if you have to change your itinerary. Regardless of how far in advance you try to cancel, in our case 6 days because of illness - no caccellation, no refund.
Mar 2, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
If you can reduce your luggage or they will definetly charge you min. 100 bt or an extra seat and will make fun of you why in the world you bring a suitcase and a trolley. The ride itself was ok with 2 gas/toilet stops. We arrived at the ferry at about 2pm. We took the 8am bus from bkk it totally filled up my sister took the earlier bus at 6am but was just half full. I think We will go with another company next time. Service could have been much better!
Feb 28, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Cesta dobrá, ale seděli jsme s batohy mezi nohami a řidič navíc rozvážel cestou balíky.
Feb 26, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Finding the right booth for tickets was the most crazy part...i was almost ready to give up as no one could point me the right direction. But lucky at last, i got on the van. The trip was overall fast and no issues, just seemed to be a bit confusing - quickly hop off the van and hope on another to get to the pier...not understanding eaxh other makes it harder. But as someone said before - it was cheap so that's what i went for..
Feb 25, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
The trip was ok.
Feb 23, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★☆☆☆☆
I had been told the minivans were mich better than my previous trip to Thailand about four years ago. Whereas the number of passengers is now regulated, this must have been the worst journey of my life. I'm 1.83m tall and was travelling with my elderly mother. The van was stacked to the ceiling with luggage that encroached my seat. Four five hours I was crammed into a tiny space, knees, sitting at a slant becaude no kneespace, shoulders twisted because of large polystyrene boxes on seat and my (very small) backpack on my lap - sweating. I would not have minded paying for a private taxi on this journey, even if this is six or eight times more expensive. All the benefits of the many massages I had previously must have been undone on this one wretching trip. The driver was okay but tended to wildly accellerate / decellerate every two seconds (as they seem to do in Thailand) making for a constant back and forth swaying for you, the passenger.

Triple T Stations

Morchit Terminal Trat Thammachat Pier Koh Chang Pier Ekkamai Chanthaburi Bus Terminal