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Bangkok Eastern Bus Terminal
The Eastern Bus terminal in Bangkok, better known as Ekkamai because of its location in the Ekkamai Area. It is a small and well organized bus station. It is very easily accessible by public transport as it is next to the Ekkamai BTS station.
(Ekkemai Eastern Bus Station main entrance)
There are fixed bus routes from Bangkok to the Eastern Seaboard and the Cambodian border. All buses are air-conditioned touring cars. You can buy tickets inside the bus terminal.
(Ticket offices inside the bus terminal)
There are 2 categories of buses the ”standard 1” that provide a direct service without stops to the destination and the “standard 2” which makes stops during the trip and does not use the highway. Needless to say the fairs for “standard 1” are a bit higher than ”standard 2”. Inside the station you will notice the price difference at the ticket boots.
(Ekkamai eastern bus station Bangkok)
The following cities are connected from the eastern Bus terminal.
The direct bus to Pattaya takes about 2,5 hours and costs 113 baht. The standard 2 option takes about 3,30 hours and costs 91 baht.
Rayong (Koh Samet)
The direct bus to Rayong takes about 3,30 hours and costs 146 baht. The standard 2 option takes about 4,30 hours and costs 127 baht.
If you want bto go to Koh Samet you can take the bus to Ban Phe which is the pier to the Island. The bus to Ban Phe leaves every hour and costs 157 for a one way ticket and 274 for an open return ticket.
Trat (Koh Chang)
There are buses to Trat city, but you can also take a bus directly to the pier from where you can take the ferry to Koh Chang. The bus to Trat City takes about 7 hours and costs 241 baht.
The Bus to the pier to Koh Chang costs 300 baht. These buses go every 2 hours from 06:00 till 18:00, but to have a connection to the Island you need to leave at 06:00, 08:00, 10:00 or 12:00.
The bus to Chonburi takes about 1,30 hours and costs 53 baht.
Seakaw – Arayaprtathet (Cambodian border)
The bus to Koh Sea Kaw takes about 3 hours. There are also buses straight to the border at Aranyaprathet, the border crossing to Poipet in Cambodia. This bus takes 4 hours and cost 200 baht per person. There are 5 buses a day at : 06:15, 08:30, 10:30, 12:30 and 16:30 (January 2012)
Hotels near the Eastern Bus Terminal:
- The 999 Hotel price range: 450 baht
- Bourbon Street Boutique Hotel price range: 1200 baht
- The WarRoom Boutique Hotel price range: 1900 baht
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