Instant Refundable Recommended
07:30
Khao San Boonsiri, Bangkok
7h 30m journey in Van+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
15:00
Center Point Pier, Koh Chang
Mango Travel
Instant Recommended
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
7h journey in Taxi+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
4.7
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Koh Chang any hotel
Instant Refundable Recommended
05:00
Khao San Boonsiri, Bangkok
9h journey in Van+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
3.8
14:00
Bang Bao Pier, Koh Chang

From Khao San Mama Travel to Koh Chang by Vans+Ferries

Instant Refundable
07:30
Khao San Mama Travel, Bangkok
8h journey in Van+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
4.6
15:30
Center Point Pier, Koh Chang

From Mochit New Van Terminal to Koh Chang by Vans+Ferries

Instant
05:00
Mochit New Van Terminal, Bangkok
7h 30m journey in Van+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
4.2
12:30
Koh Chang Pier
Instant
09:00
Mochit New Van Terminal, Bangkok
7h 30m journey in Van+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
4.1
16:30
Koh Chang Pier
Instant
10:00
Mochit New Van Terminal, Bangkok
7h 30m journey in Van+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
4.2
17:30
Koh Chang Pier
Instant
12:00
Mochit New Van Terminal, Bangkok
7h 30m journey in Van+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
4.2
19:30
Koh Chang Pier

From Ekkamai to Koh Chang by Vans+Ferries

Instant
05:00
Ekkamai, Bangkok
7h 30m journey in Van+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
4.1
12:30
Koh Chang Pier
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08:00
Ekkamai, Bangkok
7h 30m journey in Van+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
4.2
15:30
Koh Chang Pier
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10:00
Ekkamai, Bangkok
7h 30m journey in Van+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
4.2
17:30
Koh Chang Pier
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11:00
Ekkamai, Bangkok
7h 30m journey in Van+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
4.1
18:30
Koh Chang Pier
Instant
12:00
Ekkamai, Bangkok
7h 30m journey in Van+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
4.1
19:30
Koh Chang Pier

From Khao San Boonsiri to Koh Chang by Vans+Ferries

Instant Refundable Recommended
05:00
Khao San Boonsiri, Bangkok
9h journey in Van+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
3.8
14:00
Bang Bao Pier, Koh Chang
Instant Refundable Recommended
07:30
Khao San Boonsiri, Bangkok
7h 30m journey in Van+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
15:00
Center Point Pier, Koh Chang
Instant Refundable
07:30
Khao San Boonsiri, Bangkok
7h 30m journey in Van+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
3
15:00
Center Point Pier, Koh Chang

From Khao San Travel Mart to Koh Chang by Vans+Taxis

Travel Mart
Instant Refundable
08:00
Khao San Travel Mart, Bangkok
9h 30m journey in Van+Taxi. All connections guaranteed
4.5
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Koh Chang any hotel

From Bangkok Hotel Transfer to Koh Chang by Taxis+Ferries

Mango Travel
Instant Recommended
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
7h journey in Taxi+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
4.7
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Koh Chang any hotel
Mango Travel
Instant
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h journey in Taxi+Ferry. All connections guaranteed
14:30
Ao Thammachat Pier, Trat

From Bangkok Hotel Transfer to Koh Chang by Taxis

Refundable
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h taxi ride in Van 9pax
5
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Koh Chang any hotel
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h taxi ride in Comfort
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Koh Chang any hotel
Ground Business
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Koh Chang any hotel
Ground Business
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h taxi ride in Comfort
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Koh Chang any hotel
Ground Business
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h taxi ride in Economy
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Koh Chang any hotel
Team Holiday
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
5h taxi ride in Comfort
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Koh Chang any hotel
Team Holiday
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
5h taxi ride in VIP Van 9pax
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Koh Chang any hotel
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
5h taxi ride in Van 9pax
5
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Koh Chang any hotel
Instant Refundable
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h taxi ride in VIP Van 9pax
4.8
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Koh Chang any hotel
Instant Refundable
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h taxi ride in Comfort
4.8
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Koh Chang any hotel
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h taxi ride in Comfort
5
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Koh Chang any hotel
Refundable
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h taxi ride in Van 9pax
5
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Koh Chang any hotel
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h taxi ride in SUV 4pax
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Koh Chang any hotel
Team Holiday
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
5h taxi ride in Economy
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Koh Chang any hotel
Thailand Limo by Datum
Instant Refundable
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h taxi ride in Comfort
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Koh Chang any hotel
Thailand Limo by Datum
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Koh Chang any hotel
Thailand Limo by Datum
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
6h taxi ride in SUV 4pax
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Koh Chang any hotel

From Don Mueang Airport to Koh Chang by Taxis

Instant Refundable
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Don Mueang Airport
7h taxi ride in VIP Van 9pax
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Koh Chang any hotel
Instant Refundable
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Don Mueang Airport
7h taxi ride in Comfort
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Koh Chang any hotel
Refundable
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Don Mueang Airport
9h taxi ride in Comfort
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Koh Chang any hotel
Refundable
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Don Mueang Airport
9h taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Koh Chang any hotel
Refundable
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Don Mueang Airport
4h 35m taxi ride in Comfort
5
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Koh Chang any hotel
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Don Mueang Airport
4h 35m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Koh Chang any hotel
Refundable
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Don Mueang Airport
4h 35m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
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Koh Chang any hotel
Refundable
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Don Mueang Airport
9h taxi ride in Economy
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Koh Chang any hotel
Thailand Limo by Datum
Instant Refundable
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Don Mueang Airport
6h 30m taxi ride in Comfort
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Koh Chang any hotel
Thailand Limo by Datum
Instant Refundable
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Don Mueang Airport
6h 30m taxi ride in Van 9pax
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Koh Chang any hotel
Thailand Limo by Datum
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Don Mueang Airport
6h 30m taxi ride in SUV 4pax
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Koh Chang any hotel

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang by Flights

Instant Fastest
08:20
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h flight #PG301 with Bangkok Air in Economy
5
09:20
TDX Trat Airport
Instant Fastest
11:40
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h flight #PG305 with Bangkok Air in Economy
12:40
TDX Trat Airport
Instant Fastest
14:45
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h flight #PG309 with Bangkok Air in Economy
15:45
TDX Trat Airport
Instant Fastest
17:00
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h flight #PG307 with Bangkok Air in Economy
4
18:00
TDX Trat Airport

Bangkok to Koh Chang Schedule

Bangkok to Koh Chang Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
PGS Van 9pax 00:00 - 06:00฿ 4,730
Ground Business Van 9pax 00:00 - 06:00฿ 6,600
MCC VAN Van 9pax 00:00 - 05:00฿ 5,830
Glassflower VIP Van 9pax 00:00 - 06:00฿ 5,590
BangkokTaxi24 Comfort 00:00 - 06:00฿ 4,600
Triple T Express 05:00 - 12:30฿ 490
Mama Travel and Tour Regional 14pax 07:30 - 15:30฿ 630
Bangkok Air Economy #PG30108:20 - 09:20฿ 4,945
Bangkok Air Economy #PG30511:40 - 12:40฿ 3,779
Triple T Express 12:00 - 19:30฿ 490
Bangkok Air Economy #PG30914:45 - 15:45฿ 5,992
Bangkok Air Economy #PG30717:00 - 18:00฿ 2,105

How to get from Bangkok to Koh Chang

Gone are the days when Koh Chang was some kind of a well-kept secret. The second largest island in Thailand after Phuket – yes, Koh Chang is even bigger than Koh Samui! – the island has for a long time remained backwaters among other beach destinations in the country. It is getting more and more developed nowadays, true, but there are no great shopping malls there yet, and regardless the fact that luxury resorts have already invaded the best beaches, Koh Chang preserves very rustic, homely atmosphere – in major part thanks to the jungle covering a considerable part of the interior and those authentic fishing villages, mangroves, elephants which you can spot wandering between the trees in the afternoon. Even if budget bungalows are getting more of a rare bird in Koh Chang nowadays, small cosy and elegant boutique hotels do not lack; though more expensive than a usual backpackers’ or flashpackers’ abode, they still feel totally ‘right’ for the place. Koh Chang is a delightfully beautiful island but do not expect crystal clear waters of the Andaman. Enjoy the way the island manages to blend resort style of living with nature, go kayaking or elephant trekking, watch glowworms in the dusk while dining by the khlong and think twice before you decide to rent a motorbike to negotiate those treacherous island roads!

How to get from Bangkok to Koh Chang

Koh Chang is easily reached from the mainland by ferry. There are two piers serving ferries to Koh Chang near Laem Ngop – a seaside village some 20 km from Trat. You can get from Bangkok to Trat first and than proceed to Laem Ngop by songthaew, but more and more companies are offering direct service to Laem Ngop or Koh Chang (normally to Koh Chang Pier) which is obviously a more convenient option, usually at more or less the same price.

From Bangkok to Koh Chang by bus

12go.asia offers combined tickets from Bangkok to Koh Chang (van+ferry) operated by Triple T company. Vans leave from the Northern Bus Terminal in Bangkok, Morchit, and head for Trat where the passengers exchange their e-tickets for ferry tickets and then are brought to the pier in another vehicle. The whole trip costs THB400 and lasts approximately 6½ hours, out of which the ferry travel takes about 40 minutes. The ferries to Koh Chang are large car ferries, so normally even those who are seasick prone do not suffer much. There are four vans by T.T.T., all of them leaving Morchit in the morning, at 5am, 6am, 7.30am and 9.30am, to ensure they make it in time for the last ferry. Normally even the 9.30am van arrives to the pier by 3pm the latest.

Note that you can get to Koh Chang directly from Suvarnabhumi airport. There is a direct service offered by Burapha company. They have a big bus leaving at 7.50am and vans at 9.30am, 11am and 2pm, all at the same price of THB655 (ferry ticket included). The trip lasts about 6½ hours, meaning that with the last departure you reach the island by 8.30pm, so it is highly recommended to have at least an idea (or better – a booked accommodation) on where to stay on Koh Chang at least for the first night.

From Bangkok to Koh Chang by taxi

If you prefer to travel with more comfort, consider hiring a PGS charter from Bangkok to Koh Chang. They have Toyota Camry for three passengers at THB5,280 and Toyota Commuter for 9 pax at THB5,830 which is a better investment if you have other fellow travellers to share expenses. The prices are all-inclusive (ferry tickets are included, too), and normally the trip lasts a bit less than if you use an ordinary combined van+ferry option. PGS picks you up at any location in Bangkok and brings you with the same vehicle directly to the pier from where the ferries to Koh Chang leave. PGS vans have more luggage space compared to the ones leaving from Morchit and can make pit stops on your request on the way, too. In general, it is definitely a more comfortable way to travel from Bangkok to Koh Chang, though more expensive.

Visiting Koh Chang’s neighbouring islands

Koh Chang is a part of Mu Koh Chang National Park. There are two more relatively large islands within the park boundaries – Koh Kood and Koh Mak. Both of them are easily reachable from Koh Chang, but you can also skip the more developed Koh Chang and go to Koh Kood or Koh Mak directly from Bangkok. Boonsiri sells combined van+ferry tickets from Bangkok to Koh Kood and from Bangkok to Koh Mak at THB850 and THB750 correspondingly. In Bangkok, vans depart from Boonsiri office off Khao San Road at 5.30am and 8am and in about seven hours you reach your paradise island. High speed ferries from Trat which Boonsiri uses, first call to Koh Mak and then proceed to Koh Kood. The sea travel lasts about one hour and it is better to have your medicine at hand if you are prone to seasickness as high-speed ferries are not as stable as the slow car ones which connect the mainland with Koh Chang.

Getting around

The public transport on Koh Chang is represented by songthaews, which are pickup truck with two benches inside. It costs THB80 to get from the pier to Hat Sai Khao or Hat Kai Bae; more if you go further afield. Within the island any trip between the neighbouring bays will cost you THB50 per person. Note that it is often next to impossible to find a songthaew which to bring you back to the pier as only a limited number of vehicles have a ‘permission’ to enter the pier area.

Motorbikes are widely available for rent on the island, but if you are not much of a rider, it is better not to tempt your fate. Koh Chang roads are notorious for their high toll of broken limbs and injuries, so think twice before renting a scooter.

Similarly, bicycles are not a good idea in Koh Chang unless you are an enduro champion.

Where to stay

Hat Sai Khao is the closest beach to the pier. It has a wide choice of accommodation and offers arguably the best stretch of sand on the whole island, though it is also the most peopled one. In general, Sai Khao and other beaches on the west coast are the widest ones and – which is also of importance – most convenient place to stay if you use songthaews for beach-hopping.

If you are looking for the most budget bungalows, check Hat Khlong Prao where you find really great deals, even if at first sight it looks like Hat Khlong Prao has already abandoned itself to the mercy of large expensive resorts.

Hat Kai Bae in general is a bit more glamorous, but there are some really great middle-range resorts separated from the sea by the seaside road.

Lonely Beach is not so lonely any more, but you find there the best night life on the island and some of the cheapest old-school huts; though do not expect them to be right by the water.

The picturesque Ban Bang Bao in the south is a great place to head for some seafood and the atmosphere of a traditional Thai seaside town, but if you stay there you may feel a bit isolated from the rest of the island unless you have your own transport. Note that good beaches are not Ban Bang Bao’s strong point.

The east coast is a dream destination to get away from it all if you seek some tranquility and peacefulness. Your own wheels are almost a must as no public songthaews ply the roads of this part of the island.

Activities

Koh Chang is a lush jungle paradise. There are plenty activities, traditional for any Thai beach destination, on offer – from canoeing to cooking classes. The hilly interior hides a couple of beautiful waterfalls, though the entrance fee which you pay for visiting some of them (THB200) looks too high for what you will see. But to feel the real taste of Koh Chang, do some jungle walking following numerous winding island paths. You are going to see locals’ homes, elephant camps, secret waterfalls, fruit orchards and boar farms. Unforgettable.

Bangkok to Koh Chang destination reviews

3.8
887 customer reviews
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39%
4
28%
3
17%
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84% of 887 travelers were happy with this destination
RU
4
van Regional 14pax, Mango Travel, Sep 16, 2019
Positive: Very punctual, trustworthy driver, enough breaks in between; Improvements: English communication very limited, so when we couldn't reach Dewa Koh Chang Resort due to extreme weather / flooded streets we literally left alone without any further information what to do next
RH
3
bus Express, Triple T, Sep 11, 2019
The trip itself was Ok. The driver of the bus was good but did not speak English. The only toilet stop in 5 hours was after 2.5 hours but there are shops etc to buy refreshments. We didn't know that we would have to change from the bus to a Songtheu/taxi during the trip to the ferry. We were very surprised when we had to get off the bus and then had to wait for over an hour until there were enough people for the taxi to leave and to drive to the ferry. The Bus station or rather half closed shop had a very poor toilet 5 Baht and no paper and about 6 drinks to buy and staff could not tell us where to get anything else. Please do not wait without a drink turn left out of the place and walk 50m to the petrol station and use the toilet there and the great coffee shop inside the tyre depot! We arrived only just in time at the pier and had to run to catch the ferry which is bad considering we waited over an hour at the bus stop for the taxi to leave because they were waiting for more passengers!
KH
5
van Regional 14pax, Travel Mart, Aug 30, 2019
They even operated the van for a single person. Gave breaks every 2 hours, reached the destination on time. Good service
RG
3
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Aug 24, 2019
We paid Boonsiri 600 BHT for 4 people so that the minibus took us to the hotel. Meanwhile, we were asked to leave the minibus 150m in front of the hotel and we had to walk 150m uphill with suitcases. The driver claimed that the road was too narrow, meanwhile there were other cars upstairs and there was enough space to turn back. We will all advise you against using Boonsiri taxi. Taxi is 50% more expensive and the service is poor. Shame on you Boonsiri.
AG
4
van Regional 14pax, Mango Travel, Aug 22, 2019
Small delay in pick up, but after that everything ok
MH
2
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Aug 13, 2019
The bustrip was good. However when we arrived at the pier everyone on the bus was told by this ugly woman that they had to book a taxi on the island for 150 bath to be taken to the hotel. This is nonsense of course. There is plenty of transport on the island and 150 bath is outrageous. When we refused Boonsiri did not want to take us the last few 100 meters to the ferry. Once on the island we arranged our own transport to our hotel for a fraction of what Boonsiri asked. This was just a scam. Shame on you Boonsiri.
IO
4
bus Express, Triple T, Aug 12, 2019
Avoid seat nmr. 7D as there is absolute no leg room under that seat (they automatically just place you in a seat and assign it to your ticket. Try to mention this at the boot that you want a normal seat). There is an construction underneath that seat that blocks you to sit probably. Luckily I could switch seats with a child. Otherwise this 5hour bus ride would have been the worst.
BK
5
charter Comfort, Glassflower, Aug 11, 2019
Very good trip. Clean car and really nice driver. Thank you!
PB
4
charter VIP Van 9pax, Glassflower, Aug 9, 2019
Easy way of travelling. A bit expensive but no worries at all. Driver picks you up at your hotel in Bangkok and drops you off at your hotel in Koh Chang (in our case). Ferry costs are NOT included (80 baht per person).
LE
5
charter VIP Van 9pax, Glassflower, Aug 2, 2019
PERFECT! 9pax VIP Van was there 5-10minutes even before time. Driver was EXTREMELY nice, regularly made sure the aircon wasnt too hot or too cold, drove safely. 6hr drive from bkk to koh-chang was overall a smooth experience. Thank You!
MV
3
bus Express, Triple T, Jul 31, 2019
Transport from Van (drop on mainroad) to ferry was in overloaded open car. Driver was speeding and we travel not safe.
FB
5
charter Comfort, Glassflower, Jul 29, 2019
Really good! The driver was on time, and really welcoming and nice. Playing good music, and stopped underway if we needed to go to the toilet. Good driving. All in all a pleasant drive. Would recommend!
AT
5
charter VIP Van 9pax, Glassflower, Jul 24, 2019
Excellent driver and schedule and can’t fault the service. Brilliant and using them again in 3 days from Thailand to Cambodia
SD
4
van Regional 14pax, Triple T, Jul 17, 2019
Service good but van was a little uncomfortable and packed.
VJ
3
van Regional 14pax, Triple T, Jul 9, 2019
Arrived at Mochit and was immediately hurried to the Minivan. I thought I was an hour early because it said 9 am on my ticket. Thought I had enough time to go to toilet. But no. The ride on the van was ok. Not crowded. I had a large suitcase with me and enough space. We stopped at a petrol station. The next stop was in the middle of nowhere and I would have missed it if other passengers hadn't told me to get off. Without them it would have been more difficult to understand what was going on. We had to change to a Songthaew to get to the ferry. That ride was bumpy and crowded. The ferry ride was good. So be prepared for this of you choose this way to get to Koh Chang. From the discription on 12go.Asia it sounded as if the Minivan would get you right to the ferry. This is NOT the case!
RK
5
bus Express, Triple T, Jun 15, 2019
Everything was ok! Thank you, R&M K. from Czech Republic
AS
5
bus Express, Triple T, Jun 9, 2019
I left my shoes on the other bus and my taxi driver to the ferry drove after my shuttle bus to get my shoes
MS
5
bus Express, Triple T, Jun 7, 2019
Reached on time. Ride was decent. One rest stop in btw. Driver was really friendly. Thank you!
DK
5
charter VIP Van 9pax, Glassflower, May 10, 2019
Transfer przebiegł bardzo sprawnie. Kierowca oczekiwał na nas przed czasem. W czasie drogi dwa postoje. W powrotnej drodze do Bangkoku również skorzystaliśmy z usług tej firmy.
KR
5
van Regional 14pax, Triple T, May 6, 2019
Working very good. We were 1 hour before schedule. For this price highly recommend.

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