Chachoengsao Transportation, The best way to visit Chachoengsao from Bangkok by Car, Bus and Train

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Getting to Chachoengsao
Getting There
By Bus
There are buses to Chachoengsao leaving from two Bangkok bus terminals: From Bangkok's Mo Chit 2 Northern Bus Terminal first and second-class air-conditioned buses leave every 40 minutes from 06:00 am. - 05:00 pm. Regular buses leave every 30 minutes from 05:40 am. - 07:00 pm.

From Bangkok’s Ekkamai Eastern Bus Terminal first class air-conditioned buses leave every 40 minutes from 06.30 am. 05:00 pm. Regular buses leave every 30 minutes from 05:40 am. - 07:00 pm.
By Car
From Bangkok, there are three routes to Chachoengsao:
Cars on High Way
Getting to Chachoengsao by car

Route 1 Take Highway No.304 via Min Buri; a distance of 82 kilometres.

Route 2 Take Bang Na Trat Highway, turning left before reaching the bridge over Bang Pakong River, to Highway No.314. The total distance is 100 kilometres.

Route 3 Take Highway No.3 via Samut Prakarn and Bang Pakong, and then turn left to Highway No.314. The total distance is 106 kilometres.
By Train
Trains from Bangkok Hua Lumphong Station to Chachoengsao leave every day, 9 trains/day, both regular and air-conditioned, from 06:00 am. - 05:25 pm.
Getting Around Chachoengsao
There are not many buses around town (the occasional one around the 2 main roads). The main transport is songthaew and tuk - tuk.
By Songthaew
Van and Songthaew
Getting around Chachoengsao by Van

These are covered pick-up trucks with two benches in the back, and indeed the name means "two benches" in Thai. Seen everywhere, to board one just put your arm out and look at the driver, who will stop. Ring the buzzer (located in the roof) to stop anywhere on the route. There is at least one section near the market that they can't stop, so be patient. The driver will pull over, let you out, and then you pay him from the passenger window.

The different lines are colour-coded; most start/end or at least pass through the main city market area.

Yellow from/to the train and bus stations, down the main road of Sri Sothorn.
White from the main city market towards Bang Kaew district.
Blue from the road in front of Wat Sothorn to the city market (and beyond?).
Red from the market, across the river and to Don Thong school area in peak times, and beyond at other times.
Orange from the market, across the river and down the highway.
By tuk-tuk
The guys are genuinely nice. There's no over-charging, no taking you to see any attraction - only genuine transport. Tuk-tuks hang out at the bus/train stations, the 2 main supermarkets in town and the city market area. They can also be hailed from anywhere along the streets. You need to know basic Thai directions (turn left/right) and/or have your destination written or spoken in Thai, but they are very friendly with foreigners attempting to communicate.