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Getting to Trang

The best way to get to Trang is to fly there. The only other realistic option is by bus, which takes in excess of 12 hours from Bangkok. Most trains completely by-pass the Andaman coast, so it is not really an option.

Domestic Airlines Serving Trang

If trying to get to Trang from Bangkok, or elsewhere in Thailand, there are only a small number of domestic airlines serving the province. Among the budget carriers, we'd recommend Nok Air.

Thai Airways
The national flag carrier flies to almost all major tourist destinations. Their web site allows you to view schedules and seat availability. You can book and pay online for paperless travel.
Nok Air
Budget carrier with Thai Airways as one of its major investors. Like most other budget lines, serves mostly the major tourist destinations such as Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son and Phuket.
Air Asia
Air Asia was the first budget airline to go regional. Based in Malaysia, Air Asia started flying in Thailand in 2002, and has a reputation for offering some of the lowest fares around. Thai destinations include Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai and Phuket. The airline also flies from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur and from there on to Bali, Singapore and other destinations. If considering Air Asia, it's important to keep in mind that the fares go up the closer you get to your departure date. To get the cheapest fares you need to book at least three months in advance.
 

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