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Hat Lek

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Hat Lek (also spelt Haad Lek, Had Lek, Hadlek, Hatlek) is the location of the southern-most border crossing between Thailand and Cambodia, its counterpart on the Cambodian side being Koh Kong.

Get in

From Bangkok

Take one of the many regular buses to the new Trat bus station from either the Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekamai) or the Northern Bus Terminal (Moh Chit). Daytime direct 1st class buses from Ekamai(~240B) average a bit more than 5 hours, while the less frequent services from Moh Chit take a little less; late-night services are quicker still. While most 2nd class buses(188B, air-con) take a bit longer as they may make more stops and use slower and less direct routes. The midnight departure from Ekamai takes only 4.5 hours.

From Trat bus station, take a minibus direct to the Hat Lek border crossing - departures every 45 minutes between 06:00 and 18:00, takes between 1.5 and 2 hours, 120 baht.

Get around



Cross the border to Koh Kong. The border opens at 07:00 and closes at 20:00. If you want to go on directly to Sihanoukville by sea, keep in mind that the boat is scheduled to leave at 08:00 (in practice it often leaves a little late - typically around 08:20). Boat service currently suspended - onwards travel to Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh is now by full size air conditioned bus which leaves from Street 3 at around 08.00 daily.

Daily transport between koh chang[1] , Trat & Hat Lek 23 / 9 M4 Klong Prao, Koh Chang, Trat. Tel: 081-7734-221

See also the visa section of the Cambodia article





  • The Dugout Hotel Bar and Restaurant. 400THB for rooms with air conditioning, fan, fridge and hot shower and were clean. Even has a swimming pool. Tel +(855)016650325 remove zero if calling using code. Email: They can also pick you up from border 300THB this saves you getting captured from the Touts at the border who will rob you blind if you give them half the chance. PS good western food to.

(NB!! The Dugout Hotel is not in Hat Lek but in Koh Kong in Cambodia, this is a wrong entry!!!)

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