By bus the journey from Trat to Bangkok is scheduled to take 5 hours 30 minutes.
Bus Timetable: Trat to Bangkok
Click on the Trat – Bangkok link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Trat - Bangkok ฿ 350–436 5h 30m – 8h|
|Trat - Bangkok ฿ 320–350 5h|
Departure from Trat
Bus services to Bangkok depart from Trat Transport Station, Bang Phra, Mueang Trat District, Trat 23000.
Arrival in Bangkok
Bus services from Trat to Bangkok terminate at either Morchit Van Terminal, near Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal, or Ekkamai Bus Station, which is Bangkok’s Eastern Bus Terminal.
Chao Phraya River in Bangkok
The Chao Phraya River flows 372 km from Nakhon Sawan in Northern Thailand to the sea at Samut Sakhon via Central Bangkok. The Chao Phraya River is a defining feature of Bangkok. The river used to be main transport route to and from Bangkok and many of the city’s most important historical buildings are built near the river as a consequence. The river also used to be a place where people lived and traded goods in boats as the land in Bangkok was very water logged until a system of drainage canals was dug. Moreover, one of the reasons that the capital was established in Bangkok is that the country’s rulers could easily escape along the river and into the sea if the city was about to be overcome by invaders from Burma, as had happened in Ayutthaya a few years before Bangkok was founded.
The river is less used for transport of goods than before, and the markets and houses are now mostly on firm land, but the river is still an integral part of the lives of modern day Bangkok residents. Bangkok has a very well used, efficient and cheap commuter ferry service which plies the Chao Phraya River taking local residents as well as tourists through the city. Some residents fish in the river and some even swim in it, but for most the river is place to sit beside enjoying the cool breezes, walk along or appreciate for it’s calmness in contrast to the busy streets of Central Bangkok. Bangkok has few parks but it does have a long wide river.
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