Bangkok to Koh Chang by ferry, van, flight

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From Khao San Travel Mart to Koh Chang by van+ferry joint ticket

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From Morchit Terminal to Trat by van

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From Morchit Terminal to Koh Chang by van+ferry joint ticket

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From Ekkamai to Trat by van

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From Ekkamai to Koh Chang by van+ferry joint ticket

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From Bangkok any hotel to Koh Chang by taxi+ferry joint ticket

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From Bangkok any hotel to Koh Chang by taxi

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From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Trat by flight

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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.

Passenger reviews out of total 7,890 passengers who traveled with us on this route.

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Apr 17, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Minibus was ok, not the most comfortable ride for my long legs but it’s cheap and gets you from A to B. Driver was fine, everything was on time so no complaints.
Apr 5, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Overall good trip and on time. Minivan not much comfortable and last part on the 'taxi' quite uncomfortable but that's the local practice. Few stops to pee. Gladly there was need of gas and change vehicle.
Apr 3, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Nice traveling to Ko Chang! Easy to book and lovely journey to the sun
Mar 31, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
It left 30 minutes late, but friendly driver
Mar 30, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Mini vans are fast but inconvenient compared to busses. I would prefer a bus if available.
Mar 24, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Ride was fine - however bit crowded in the minibus. Almost no space left for our luggage..
Mar 19, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Would be hard to beat in terms of cost and the timely fashion from pickup to arrival. All us foreigners were however, a little oblivious to direction and handoffs between transports. That said, we were never asked for anymore dollar and journied with the hope and prerequisite that every traveller thrives on. That apprehension and excitement of where the hell will this take me and do I care either way lol. Just book it and get on with it. Peace and love, Rupert.
Mar 16, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
not the best confort van but in the end we arrived .
Mar 8, 2018
charter Comfort, Team Holiday
★★★★★
Everything went perfect. Booked a couple of hours the day before our journey and Ireceived very quick confirmation. The trip itself was perfectly fine. Nice driver. Chauffeur ponctuel, discret et très gentil. Organisation parfaite!
Mar 8, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
You get what you pay for.. easy to find no problems aling the way. Just a bit squashed... but nothing to complain about
Mar 7, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
Really hard to find the minibus at the bus station. The minibus itself is pretty run down. Driver was friendly and drove very responsibility. Dropped off god knows where (as predicted) and had to wait over 20 mins for a transfer to the pier. Ferry arrived 10 mins later no problem. 12go Asia service was great, TTT I wouldn't recommend tho.
Mar 2, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
If you can reduce your luggage or they will definetly charge you min. 100 bt or an extra seat and will make fun of you why in the world you bring a suitcase and a trolley. The ride itself was ok with 2 gas/toilet stops. We arrived at the ferry at about 2pm. We took the 8am bus from bkk it totally filled up my sister took the earlier bus at 6am but was just half full. I think We will go with another company next time. Service could have been much better!
Feb 28, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Cesta dobrá, ale seděli jsme s batohy mezi nohami a řidič navíc rozvážel cestou balíky.
Feb 26, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Finding the right booth for tickets was the most crazy part...i was almost ready to give up as no one could point me the right direction. But lucky at last, i got on the van. The trip was overall fast and no issues, just seemed to be a bit confusing - quickly hop off the van and hope on another to get to the pier...not understanding eaxh other makes it harder. But as someone said before - it was cheap so that's what i went for..
Feb 25, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
The trip was ok.
Feb 23, 2018
charter Comfort, Glassflower
★★★☆☆
7,5 hours instead of 5 hours. Driver didnt speak english but tried everything to bring us to the right place as we had the wrong address.
Feb 22, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★★
Really adventure, like it a lot ????
Feb 18, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Chauffeur werd vaak gebeld en was niet vriendelijk Zitplaatsen niet comfortabel
Feb 17, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Good descriptions. Worked out well!
Feb 15, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
12go is the best, friendly and professional, but as for the van journey, it was not very convenient. I had no room for my legs and we were sitting next to big boxes and luggages piled on each other and the sun was burning. The driver was on the phone all the time ( shouting). Taxi and ferry was nice.
Feb 14, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
The bus terminal was a bit hard to find. And they stop a few times along the way to deliver some package but we arrived on time. The mini van had airco. The seats where a bit old. But perfect for the low price of 350bath
Feb 12, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
No space in van for all passengers and luggage. Driver was not nice.
Feb 9, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Everything easy and bang on time. 4.5 HR drive to the ferry taxi with a lengthy stop. The only remark was that the driver drove like a mad man when compared to western standards.
Feb 6, 2018
bus Minivan, Travel Mart
★★★★☆
Bus vertrok iets later. Prima bus en goede aansluiting met ferry
Feb 4, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Everything went smooth. Driver didn't drove like a maniac and the transfer from the van into the tuktuk and then onto the boat when also really smooth. The van only did 2 small stops. So no real lunchbreak. We didn't had to pay extra for our backpacks.
Jan 31, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Bus was cramped and was dumped out in trat Transfers to tuk tuk which was even more cramped for the last 10 miles
Jan 31, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Good
Jan 30, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Space and speed
Jan 25, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
It was fine. Better than I originally thought.
Jan 24, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Driver was kind of grumpy :) and minibus comfort wasn’t the best but i guess that is acceptable
Jan 23, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
We were informed to be at the bus station 45 min before departure, although the counter staff wasn't there, he opened 15 min. before. The run by minivan was quiet pleasant, barring the deathly cold air condition, seems to be usual in thailand. 10 min. before arriving at the ferry we had to change to a local pickup taxi (songthaeo).
Jan 22, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★★
Everything smooth
Jan 19, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Everything was fine. Good price for good trip
Jan 16, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Trip was ok, not good that we had to bring our backpacks with us in the minivan, wasn’t a nice sit for that time.
Jan 15, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Good conection. There was no problems on road. Only little problems with communication
Jan 12, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★★
Everything was good, except the pickup after minibus - it looked not safety vehicle.
Jan 12, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
Van is overloaded, seating is very uncomfortable.
Jan 12, 2018
charter Comfort, Team Holiday
★★★★★
Verry good
Jan 10, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★★
All went fine, what more could I ask for!
Jan 7, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
We left as planned. only consideration is the fact that we had to change at the end of our trip without this being made clear
Jan 6, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
fast & not as bad considering low price taxi was very good
Jan 6, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★★
Very good service, no delay and precise organization
Jan 5, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Nous avons eu du mal à trouver le bus à morchit. Ensuite nous étions assis à l'arrière du mini van et nous étions très serrés, pas d'appuis têtes. Ce n'était pas un voyage agréable. Malheureusement nous avons déjà réservé notre retour sinon nous aurions pris un bus vip.
Jan 5, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★★
Very easy and convenient...
Jan 3, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Starting from the ticket and info - easy to book, cheap price, info on the ticket sufficient to find the place. However Morchit terminal is crazy and it is better to arrive earlier to ask at info counter for the advices. Bus was ok, not very comfortable and AC is not the best but it is ok as the price of the ticket is not high. The last thing is that on the ticket you have info that big luggage may not fit in so you need additional ticket for luggage. Wr didnt buy one. One lady did and buying is a mistake. Just be on time cause they dedicate one sit for the luggage and store majority of them there. Other luggages were stored in the small corridor. Journey was fast and well organized :) No chickens as some people awared here.
Jan 3, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
This was really stressful
Jan 2, 2018
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
Absolutly inconfortable
Dec 30, 2017
bus Minivan, Travel Mart
★★★☆☆
Rdv donné par l’agence à 7:30. Une personne est venue à 8:15 avec très peu de notions d’anglais. Ensuite marche jusqu’à un énorme bus et là attende encore d’environ 30-40 Minutes. Bon point wifi gratuit et performant dans le bus et durant tout le trajet.
Dec 29, 2017
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Everything was OK... A little confusing about where exactly the van was at the bus station. Apart from that I'm very satisfied... The journey was fast and comfortable. Thx
Dec 29, 2017
charter Comfort, Glassflower
★★★★★
Lovely couple picked me up, and couldn’t do enough for me well worth the price and will certainly use again for all future trips Thank you :)
Dec 24, 2017
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★★
We left and arrived early. The driver was very efficient and all the stops were synchronized.
Dec 21, 2017
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
Why oh why oh why do these van drivers insist on driving for 4 hours continually pressing the accelerator up and down up and down to try and fool the over speed alarm, just disconnect it!! Sure was glad I paid for a 3rd seat for the bags as the van was full. Next time I'm sitting in the front to get ALL the view I have paid for
Dec 21, 2017
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Wszystko odbyło się wg planu. Wygodna podróż z Bangkoku do Koh Chang.
Dec 18, 2017
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
We arrived in perfect time and the Van was quite confortable. The taxi from the main road to the pier was included in the ticket price ( se took the van from Bangkok to koh Chang), the boat is included either. The driver sometimes has driven a little bit fast..
Dec 13, 2017
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★★
On time, without noticeable delays along the way, competent driver who knew how to handle our luggage.
Dec 8, 2017
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
The ride didn’t seem that long. Not very comfortable but exactly what I was expecting. Everyone was very accommodating and helpful.
Dec 3, 2017
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★★
After reading some comments I was little afraid what to expect of this journey, but everything went good :) It was a really smooth trip from the beggining to the end...we even arrived to Koh Chang nearly 1 hour before the scheduled arrival time :)
Nov 29, 2017
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
My only complaint is that the information on the website stated that the final taxi ride to the hotel was included in the price (unless there was less than 8 people in the taxi then we would have to pay 800B between us or wait for the next ferry) but on arrival at Koh Chang pier we were charged 100B per person despite the taxi being full and the hotel only being a relatively short distance from the ferry terminal. The PDF ticket didn't mention the final taxi ride but It was stated on the website. Other than that the journey was fine.
Nov 27, 2017
van Regional, Triple T
★★★★☆
Everything worked almost as a swiss chronograph (...to be in Thai...): first van from BKK left only 10 min late and the seats were not so comfortable (full van), but everything was fine, then second van in conjunction.....and third van to the pier....almost perfect. And reasonable price too !!
Nov 26, 2017
van Regional, Triple T
★★★☆☆
De kaartjes voor de nachttrein lagen klaar bij het hotel naast het treinstation dus dit was makkelijk. Ook de reis met de trein verliep prima. De reis met de bus van Bangkok naar Koh Chang is een ander verhaal. We moesten bij betalen voor de bagage wat op zich nog okė is maar als ze dan alle tassen op ėén dezelfde stoel gooien voelt dat niet goed. Tijdens de reis van 5 uur werd er niet ėėn keer gestopt voor toiletbezoek of eten. En opeens werden we gedropt bij een ticket balie waar we kaartjes moesten kopen voor de boot en gingen we verder in een taxi die ons naar de pier bracht. Geen uitleg en nog een tijd moeten wachten tot die taxi ging rijden. Al met al voor ons geen succes.
Nov 20, 2017
charter Van 9pax, Glassflower
★★☆☆☆
Driver arrived earlier to pick us up, which was perfect. Car was in good condition and we arrived in Koh Chang. Unfortunately the driver was not really concentrated because he was talking on his mobile most of the time. There was absolutely no communication as the driver didn't speak english (except the words toilet and hotel). I will definitely book another company for my return-journey.
Nov 19, 2017
van Regional, Triple T
★★☆☆☆
Bustocht erg lang en het busje was erg vies en volgepropt. Daarna met open auto verder dat was erg goed geregeld