Trang Airport is a domestic flight hub serving the Trang province in Thailand. It was established by the Japanese army on former livestock owned by the Royal Thai Air Force during World War II. When it was established, there was only one temporary runway to serve military aircraft.
When the war ended and the Japanese army abandoned the land, the Royal Thai Air Force took over its operations and improved the land to accommodate commercial flights.
As of 2019, expansion plans for Trang Airport has begun in line with plans to accommodate the rising number of passengers. In the past 10 years, Trang Airport saw passenger volume jump by 471 percent to 800,000 from only 140,000 recorded in 2009.
Thailand's tuk-tuk is the most economical way to travel from the airport. For foreign travelers who have yet to visit Thailand, a tuk-tuk is a three-wheeled ride-sharing vehicle that can accommodate up to five people.
While this is the cheapest option, due to its small size, tuk-tuks are advisable only to backpackers or those carrying smaller luggage.
Trang Airport is only 30 minutes away from the city center and traveling from the airport via tuk-tuk can cost up to 150 baht.
Normally, taxi cabs are easily found at the exit of the arrival hall. They transfer passengers to the city center or any desired destination.
For those transferring to a different island, you may also book a taxi service on AmazingLanta.com to Trang Had Yao Pier. The pier has ferry services to Koh Kradan, Koh Lanta, Koh Libong, Koh Lipe, Koh Muk, Koh Ngai, Koh Phi Phi, to Phuket Airport, and Phuket Rassada Pier. Ferry services are only available every November to April.
By the time you arrive at Trang Airport, expect the assigned taxi driver to be waiting for you with a placard of your name.
Passengers can opt to take minivan services at the airport, with fares approximately 90 baht. Minivans offer ride-share services and will wait for other passengers before departing.
Other companies also offer packaged express services - a minivan and ferry transfer - for those traveling to other islands.
There are several international and local companies to choose from should you opt for this option. Among them are Europcar, Budget, Avis, and Hertz.
Trang Airport, while small in size, offers facilities for passenger use. Inside the airport are check-in counters, airlines’ sales booths, snack stalls, a waiting area, and an information desk.