Travel from Penang to Trang

By minivan the journey from Penang to Trang is scheduled to take 7 hours. You could also travel by train as far as Hat Yai and then take a bus to Trang, although this option would take several hours longer.

Travel Times from Penang to Trang

There are currently 3 services a day from Penang to Trang available to book online.

05:0011:00135 MYRNew Asian Travel
08:1514:15135 MYRNew Asian Travel
12:0018:00135 MYRNew Asian Travel
  • Departure times are in Malaysian time and arrival times are in Thailand time.
  • An additional 5 MYR is payable directly to the driver when you board the bus for insurance.

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Penang Bus Stop

New Asian Travel services from Penang to Trang depart from the New Asian Travel Office which is under the Komtar Tower in George Town, Penang Island.

Google map of the New Asian Travel Office

Trang Bus Stop

New Asian Travel services from Penang to Trang terminate at Trang Van Station.

Google map of Trang Van Station

About Travel to Trang

Trang is a small city with around 60,000 residents and a very laid back atmosphere. Nonetheless, Trang is one of the larger and busier towns in a sparsely populated part of Southern Thailand and a transport hub for travel to some of the harder to reach small islands off the west coast of Thailand.

Tourism in Trang

Trang is an attractive city. The area around the municipal market has lots of historic, but dilapidated, buildings many of which have distinctive Sino-Portuguese design features similar to the historical buildings in Phuket Town, just less colourful and well maintained. The city’s early 20th christian church and the governor’s residence are also buildings of architectural merit.

 The three major attractions in the area, however, are all located some distance away from the city:

  • Le Khao Kob Cave (30 km by road)
  • Thung Khai Botanical Garden (11 km by road)
  • Ton Te Waterfall (49 km by road)
Trang Church was built in 1915
Trang Church was built in 1915
Travel to the Islands

Trang is not a popular destination for foreign tourists in its own right, however, many foreign visitors transit through Trang because it’s the closest major town to the islands of Koh Libong, Koh Muk, Koh Ngai and Koh Kradan. The sea crossing from Trang Province to these small islands is much shorter (under an hour) than it is from any other part of Thailand. The journey from the Trang City to the different ferry piers you can use is also relatively short:

  • For travel to Koh Libong from Trang you need to travel 50 km by road south to Hat Yao Pier, and then board a wooden boat for a 5 km sea crossing to Koh Libong which takes around 20 minutes. Direct minivan and boat services to Koh Libong depart from the airport, the train station and the main bus terminal.
  • For travel to Koh Muk, Koh Ngai and Koh Kradan you can also travel via Hat Yao Pier, although the distance which needs to be travelled by sea is much less from Khuan Tung Ku Pier, which is located 47 km by road to the south west of Trang. Joint minivan and boat services to all these three islands also depart from the airport, the train station and the main bus terminal, and the journey time to all three islands is around 2 hours.

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