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

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Transportation
Getting There
By Bus
Both air-conditioned and non air-conditioned buses depart from Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai) to Chanthaburi every hour from 4 am. midnight.
For more information
Transport Co. Ltd Tel. 0 2391 2504
Choet Chai Tour Tel. 0 2391 4146
Phon Nipha Tour Tel. 0 2391 5179
Supparat Tour Tel. 0 2391 2331
By Car
Route 1 From Bangkok, take Highway No. 34 (Bang Na-Trat) or Motorway to Chonburi, then use Highway No. 344 (Ban Bung-Klaeng) and proceed to Chanthaburi along Highway No.3. The total distance is 308 km.

Route 2 From Bangkok, take Highway 3 via Bangna-Chonburi-Bangsan-Sri Racha-Pattaya-Sattaheab-Baan Chang-Rayong. The total distance is 330 km.

Route 3 From Bangkok, take Highway 344 (Baan Baung - Klaeng) from Km. 98, Sukhumvit Road, Chonburi, via Baan Baung in Chonburi - Wang Chan and Klaeng in Rayong. Then, follow Highway 3 to Chanthaburi. The total distance is 266 km.

Route 4 The route bridging the north eastern and the eastern region. Start at Km. 200 on Highway 33 in Kabinburi, Prajinburi, turn right at Km. 230 in Sa Kaew to Highway 317 via Wang Nam Yen, Soi Dao, Pong Nam Ron, Makham to Chanthaburi. Total Distance form Kabinburi in Prajinburi to Chanthaburi is 219 km.
Getting Around
As in most rural Thai provinces there are typically songtaews that follow established routes around the provincial capital and between towns within the province. Songtaews, motorbike taxis, and some form of tuk tuk are usually available for private charter as well. If you want to travel further afield ask your hotel if they can arrange a car and driver for the day or direct you to the local bus services.