So if you want to go to Laem Mae Phim for example, you must take a dark-blue song-taew, they go all the way to this famous beach. If you take a white song-taew, it would bring you in the same direction but it ends at Dta-Pong and drives back to Rayong, you would still be far away from your destination. You might be wondering how much it would cost you then, since there is more than 40 kilometers to Laem Mae Phim. I told you, it’s a maximum of 40 baht, so don’t be worry about the price, but rather the time it will take. Since song-taews wait to have at least 5 people on board to leave the terminal and it stops regularly, it might take you up to one hour and a half to reach Laem Mae Phim, and maybe more if the traffic is bad.
With the hot weather, pollution you get from other cars and of course the time schedule that can be very variable, people in Rayong don’t like to take song-taew that much, unless they have no choice, mostly for budget reasons. Another reason is also that song-taews usually stop their service at 7 pm, after that it’s hard to find one.
And about the color code, try to ask around first and remember where they go, I’m sorry, I can’t remember them all.