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
614 / 15,232
5 133
4 171
3 135
2 73
1 102
98.9% of 15,232 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.

Oct 14, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★☆☆☆☆
Hi, we arrived at the Trat end of the pier and our shuttle had left without us despite being less than 10 minutes after time. I've sent an email to address the issue. Not impressed.
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
Aug 31, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Bus was an hour late and not at the Pier. So we had to drive with a Taxi to the Mini-Bus and then waited 1 1/2 hours.
Aug 28, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
We got to our destination but either I did not read description carefully or I did not notice the mentioned 27 kilometers on pickup bed inhaling exhaust gases of the diesel engine at end of it's life.
Aug 22, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★★
Travelled from Ekkamai to Chanthaburi today. Journey time was as stated, pictures provided meant it was relatively easy to find the transport. Was an easy and cheap way to travel
Aug 20, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
The driver drove too fast under heavy rain. It could be very dangerous
Aug 18, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Ok for price but not confortable in the TTT bus.
Aug 18, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★☆☆
The trip itself was ok, even tho at the bus station they didn’t know which bus we needed to get on so we went by every one of them until we got to the good one. Also we were a bit brutal dropped off at some sort of taxi service because the bus couldn’t take us to the ferry, and there we had to wait 30 minutes for more people so they could bring us to the ferry all together. There, they will ask you to pay but if you show your ticket you don’t need to so be aware of that. The ferry was fast and overall we were okay with the (long) journey.
Aug 16, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
The bus takes the passengers to a parking lot where they have to jump onto the bed of a pick up truck. From that point it is a half hour ride to the pier. It is very uncomfortable and difficult to keep your luggage from falling off the truck. The streets to the pier are in good condition so there is no need to make the risky change from bus to the pick up.
Aug 14, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★★☆
The quality of minibus is good and safe but the way they transfer from Pier to reach the bus is chaotic and understandable.
Aug 12, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
No problems
Aug 11, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★★☆
1/2 h Late-Start, nur ten all good!
Aug 10, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
We liked the online service, but the ride was not as expected. Instead of a minivan, we got an already half-full small bus for 20 people and it arrived late. My husband and I bought an additional seat for the luggage, but we could still hardly find two seats for the two of us. It was extremely cold in the bus. We somehow managed to arrive in Bangkok only one hour late which was quite a surprise.
Jul 31, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
It was a good ride. Could have been great if the below could be avoided , 1. Though the start time was 1:30 , we had to wait until 2:00 PM . 2. There were multiple stopovers through the way to Bangkok. 3. Arrived 1 hour later than scheduled.
Jul 30, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★★
Staff did a great job and were very helpful. A fast, smooth journey.
Jul 30, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
Several stops and transfers along the way. Confusing for a tourist especially to find the terminal itself. Leave plenty of time!
Jul 28, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
Trip from Chiang Mai to Bangkok was perfect: we left as sceduled, arrival was 7.00 instrad of 6.00 because of traffic in Bangkok. The next trip from Morchit to Koh Chang Pier went not so well: our reservation was not sceduoed as planned, so we left at 12.00 instead of 9.00. The man at the desk told us to wait.... but it was unclear where we were waiting for...So we were 4 hours waiting at the bus station?!! The bus was late: we left at 12.30. The trip went so very slow that the next bus was earlier at the stop. We changed busses, all passengers had to be in time for the last boat. We had another stop were we had to change to a taxi (we had to pay another 60 bht per person to get to the Pier). Lucky for us we were just in time for the last boat to Koh Chang. Our compliments for the driver of the second bus: it was because of him that we arrived in Koh Chang late in the evening.
Jul 27, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
Untrue, lies, misleading. Whatever it is called your information when i booked from Thammachat pier to Ekkamai says i would be picked up at pier in mini bus. False! I was put on a song taew and driven half hour to city. (Santung or some name like that) I was led to believe i would be picked up in mini bus at pier as stated in fine print. Yes I read fine print and conditions. Do not use excuse that you book with 457 carriers and hide behind that. Clarify all fine print. Fine print also contradicts itself; first says you will be picked up in mini bus then later wording says you will be picked up in minivan. I was charged 780 baht on email but when i got receipt from paypal says I was charged 827 baht. Small but significant. I booked for convenience but i had many travel options for buses to Bangkok when i returned to pier. Leaving from the PIER. Do not know where mini bus starts but was picked up 1 hour and 5 minutes after 10:30 pick up time. Mini bus was comfortable and quiet and new but not made for travelers with luggage. If all riders had just 1 carry on size bag who knows where they would all fit. I guess bus company does not think riders travel with luggage. Also no luggage rack on top. You represent the carriers, hold them accountable also. P. S. Your website is very easy to navigate and book with. Thank you.
Jul 24, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Het was echt heel erg ver en na een rit van 10 uur met de nachttrein zou ik dit nooit meer over doen..
Jul 22, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★★★
Every thing went according to plan. Time schedule, duration, driver was courteous, observed the road rules, I felt comfortable the whole journey.
Jul 15, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Non English speaking agressive driver! Not friendly at all. Driving like a mad man way to fast en very dangerous. We will choose another way to get back to Bangkok!
Jul 10, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
We paid for the whole trip from mor chit terminal to Thammachat Pier but we have to get out of the bus somewere else. Than they want us to pay more money for a taxi to the pier. We refused and had a discussion with the taxi company. Therefore we almost missed the boat. I think 12go can inform the buscompanys better.
Jul 8, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★★☆
Some delay in getting the bus from Trat to Bangkok, about an hour or so (not sure why), but otherwise a good trip. Nice bus, good drivers
Jul 5, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Nice bus. Good drivers. On time. No problems.
Jul 3, 2018
bus Express, Triple T
★★★★☆
The express bus is much nicer than the vans, speaking as a westerner with long legs. The driver was also very nice. Highly recommend taking this option if you can. However, the bus itself doesn't go to Koh Chang Pier. It took about 4.5 hours to get to the Trat taxi stopoff point -- the same dropoff used by the vans. Then the truck taxi to pier, a bit of confusion exchanging tickets, but then onto the ferry and across.
Jul 1, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★★
Everythingran smoothly. And only short delay in Bangkok
Jun 27, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★★
Just a nice trip. Driver did a good job
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.
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.

Triple T Stations

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