Bangkok to Koh Chang

Bangkok to Koh Chang

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Khao San Travel Mart, Bangkok
8h van ride in Regional 14pax
Any Hotel Koh Chang
Bangkok Hotel Transfer
7h taxi ride in Regional 14pax
Koh Chang Hotel Transfer
BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h flight #PG305 with Bangkok Air in Economy
TDX Trat Airport

From Khao San Travel Mart to Koh Chang by van

Khao San Travel Mart, Bangkok
8h van ride in Regional 14pax
Any Hotel Koh Chang

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang by flight

BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
1h flight #PG305 with Bangkok Air in Economy
TDX Trat Airport

From Bangkok Hotel Transfer to Koh Chang by taxi

Bangkok Hotel Transfer
7h taxi ride in Regional 14pax
Koh Chang Hotel Transfer

Bangkok to Koh Chang Schedule

Bangkok to Koh Chang Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Ground Business Comfort Any time¥ 1,368
Glassflower Comfort Any time¥ 856
Thailand Limo by Datum Comfort Any time¥ 1,049
BangkokTaxi24 Comfort Any time¥ 912
Team Holiday Comfort Any time¥ 1,026
MCC VAN Comfort Any time¥ 867
Kim Transfers Thailand Van 9pax Any time¥ 1,520
Travel Mart Regional 14pax 00:10 - 08:00¥ 177
Mango Travel Regional 14pax 08:30 - 15:30¥ 268
Travel Mart Regional 14pax 08:00 - 16:00¥ 177

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 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.


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.

Transportation from Bangkok to Koh Chang

Bangkok to Koh Chang destination reviews

ferry ferry, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Apr 12, 2021
The trip was organized and efficient. Everything were taken cared of. No worries at all. The entire trip was comfy and uneventful. Arrived safely in our destination.
Bus Minibus, Triple T (ที ที ที (ทริปเปิล ที)), Apr 6, 2021
no one wanted all the documents 12go asia told us to print (we extra made a medical certificate which costs us a lot) and also just a few (so did we) weared a mask in the bus... but all in all it was a chilled ride with no problems at all.
taxi Comfort, PGS (พีจีเอส), Mar 23, 2021
Communication from the driver on the day of pickup would have been nice. Just a short be there on time message or car info for usto look for.
ferry ferry, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Feb 15, 2021
We received excellent service. The Thai lady at the office in Bangkok was so helpful and friendly. We took a van so the seats was smaller than a bus, but still, we had a pleasant trip from Koh Chang to Bangkok.
van Regional 14pax, Triple T (ที ที ที (ทริปเปิล ที)), Dec 21, 2020
Good service and effective
van Regional 14pax, Triple T (ที ที ที (ทริปเปิล ที)), Oct 19, 2020
Van did NOT go to stated destination of Koh Chang pier..I was left at Trat bus station and forced to pay huge money to get to pier..please check you destinations!!! Scary situation in quiet place with just one man who stopped taxi half way and made me pay.
taxi Premium, Glassflower (Glassflower), Mar 24, 2020
Arrived early, and got is where we needed to go. Will definitely use again.
taxi SUV 4pax, BangkokTaxi24, Mar 19, 2020
Driver on time, did not speak much English. Brand new comfortable car, although license plate was not the one that was communicated by operator which created a weird situation in the beginning. Other than that, would definitely recommend as they drop you right on front of your hotel on Koh Chang
ferry ferry, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Mar 18, 2020
rapide et confortable Manque une connexion wifi
taxi Comfort, MCC VAN (เอ็มซีซี แวน), Mar 17, 2020
Der Fahrer war sehr pünktlich und freundlich. Der Fahrstil war sehr gut. Wir haben uns sicher und gut aufgehoben gefühlt. Die Pausen waren ausreichend. Immer wieder gern
van Regional 14pax, Travel Mart (ทราเวลมาร์ท), Mar 9, 2020
The route was much longer, thakes 9-10 hours:(:(, anything else was perfekt, great job!
taxi Comfort, MCC VAN (เอ็มซีซี แวน), Mar 8, 2020
The driver Yai was very polite and the drive was perfect. I'll choose 12go every time.
ferry ferry, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Mar 6, 2020
The bus ride was very good. The ferry ride was a rusted hunk of junk. It did get us to the beautiful island. Poorly advertised.
van Regional 14pax, Triple T (ที ที ที (ทริปเปิล ที)), Mar 1, 2020
The driver was stopping multiple times to collect certain packages. This took a big amount of time. When we almost got to the pier, he also had to take detours to drop the packages which again took a lot of time.
ferry ferry, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Mar 1, 2020
Easy check-in, ac working fine, friendly and good driver. Bus to ferry transfer went smoothly. Highly recommend!
van Regional 14pax, Mango Travel (แมนโก ทราเวล), Feb 28, 2020
I paid extra for priority to reserve a seat in front, as I get car sick. Was not reserved, and we booked 2 days ahead. Luckily the seats in front, was still empty when we got picked up. Trip was nice, got two breaks. Driver spoke limited English, but very nice. Extremely fast driving but safe arrival, we arrived 3 hours earlier to Koh Chang than expected.
van Regional 14pax, Travel Mart (ทราเวลมาร์ท), Feb 28, 2020
Le chauffeur de mart Travel du minibus numéro 18:était super bien, attentionné et tout a été parfait. Un vrai service VIP
ferry ferry, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Feb 25, 2020
The bus is comfortable, but worn down. Toilet broke down in the middle of the journey. Very confusing service in the port before departure, while handing over tickets to the ferry, they try to sell you a return ticket to Bangkok and transfer on Koh Chang. The latter is reasonable, but this time they overbooked the minivans and I ended up carrying my quite big bag to first a very old bus, then on and off the ferry and last but not least to a common local taxi in the harbour on Koh Chang. And paid the same amount as the travellers who could leave their bags in a minivan already on the mainland and got into the minivan on the ferry and fast off to the hotels. Si, the service was a scam, would have been cheaper to take a taxi in the harbour this time as there were not so many tourists. All in all I suggest to book a shared minivan from your hotel in Bangkok/airport directly to Koh Chang — almost the same price for more convenient travelling.
van Regional 14pax, Mango Travel (แมนโก ทราเวล), Feb 24, 2020
Everything worked fine!
van Regional 14pax, Triple T (ที ที ที (ทริปเปิล ที)), Feb 22, 2020
All went good but the van was a bit too noisy. Thank you for good and caring driver ^_^
taxi Comfort, BangkokTaxi24, Feb 20, 2020
So comfortable car and very good driver!
ferry ferry, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Feb 19, 2020
Another great trip from Kao San Rd to Koh Chang. Comfortable full sized coach. Charging staions at seat. Frequent stops. 10/10
ferry ferry, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Feb 19, 2020
Not the most comfortable bus, but for the price worth every baht. Staff very friendly amd helpful. Driver was safe and early to the pier.
van Regional 14pax, Travel Mart (ทราเวลมาร์ท), Feb 18, 2020
On time, super friendly staff, we arrive even early in koh chang. But the AC was so high, it was literally freezing in the bus and I had a winter jumper on me!
taxi SUV 4pax, Thailand Limo by Datum (บริษัท เดทัมกรุ๊ป จำกัด), Feb 17, 2020
All was great !
Bus Express, Triple T (ที ที ที (ทริปเปิล ที)), Feb 17, 2020
Arrived 1 hr early, and there was immediately a van for me. A.C. worked. Driver safe. Lunch stop offered duck, boar, venison curry. Connections to ferry were smooth. All good.
van Regional 14pax, Travel Mart (ทราเวลมาร์ท), Feb 16, 2020
Driver was rude, doesn't understand English at all Pick up 60 min before time of departure is the dumbest thing I have ever seen. You just wait on the road. So general experience was fine for Asia nad terrible for Europe.
Bus Express, Triple T (ที ที ที (ทริปเปิล ที)), Feb 16, 2020
Before Trat we had to change to a crowded open car. We arrived in time.
van Regional 14pax, Travel Mart (ทราเวลมาร์ท), Feb 13, 2020
Journey was fine about 6 hours though had 20 minutes for a break. The annoying thing was being at the pick up an hour before leaving as stated so 7am to leave at 8am. So missing breakfast at hotel for 7.00. only to be picked up at 8am. Journey and dropped off no problems at hotel.
Bus Express, Triple T (ที ที ที (ทริปเปิล ที)), Feb 8, 2020
Perfekt trip
taxi Comfort, Glassflower (Glassflower), Feb 7, 2020
All went very good. Comfortable car, smooth drive and all.on time .
van Regional 14pax, Travel Mart (ทราเวลมาร์ท), Feb 6, 2020
Travel was OK, but improve your pick up. If you want for me be on arrival point min. 60 minute s before you can send someone at least half an hour before leaving too. We stay there more than hour on mc donald without any info it was very strange and confusing. One more thing, send someone atleast with basic english...
van Regional 14pax, Triple T (ที ที ที (ทริปเปิล ที)), Feb 4, 2020
Gets you there. There’s a change of bus at Trat, where you get on a smaller one to the pier. Then ferry to koh chang’s northernmost pier. From there you either rent a bike 200thb/day or more, or take a taxi/minibus for 40-150thb depending on how south you want to go on the island
van Regional 14pax, Triple T (ที ที ที (ทริปเปิล ที)), Feb 2, 2020
All went kind of smoothly and we were on time. The minivan wasn’t in good condition, but it took us from one place to another.
ferry ferry, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Feb 2, 2020
We travelled from Khaosan Road to Koh Chang island. Booked tickets via 12 Go Asia. Ticket office located about 6 minutes from Khaosan. We arrived 1 hour before departure and got a best tickets on second floor with front view. No limit with baggage, one bottle water included, airco and wc. There was 1 stop on the half way with possibility to buy snacks and drinks in the small shop. Departed in time about 07.30 from Khaosan and arrived at Trat pier around 13.00. There we got tickets to the fairy. Same lady who gives tickets to fairy also offer transfer directly to hotel for 150 THB per person. If you do not like this you can catch a songtaew ( truck taxi) when you arrive to island for 50 THB p/p to White sand beach area or more if you travel further. Ferry departed at 14.00 and arrived at about 14.40. Thanks Bonsiri for smooth transfer!
Bus Express, Triple T (ที ที ที (ทริปเปิล ที)), Feb 1, 2020
Très très bien
van Regional 14pax, Mango Travel (แมนโก ทราเวล), Jan 28, 2020
Fast an professional transfer :)
taxi Comfort, BangkokTaxi24, Jan 28, 2020
Very comfortble car and a nice, punctual driver.
ferry ferry, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Jan 27, 2020
Long journey. Bus very comfortable. Punctual. Free water and biscuits. Worth the journey.
Bus Express, Triple T (ที ที ที (ทริปเปิล ที)), Jan 25, 2020
Bus climatisé très confortable .Compris dans le tarif la liaison du bus au port d embarcation en songthaew ,( 30 mn ...moins secure..)avant de prendre le bateau. Ensemble bien organisé
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Jan 24, 2020
Very relaxing ride , with great communication by staff
van Regional 14pax, Triple T (ที ที ที (ทริปเปิล ที)), Jan 20, 2020
Everything right on time, no problem with bis luggage, enough legroom, no waiting for connections, staff helpful with helping getting off and in: to be strongly recommended
ferry ferry, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Jan 20, 2020
Easy to book. Need to change return trip dates, so see how that goes
van Regional 14pax, Triple T (ที ที ที (ทริปเปิล ที)), Jan 17, 2020
With 16 man in a van just as big as a vw transporter for more than 5 hours , absolute not meant for western longer than than 1,60 meters please when you go koh chang take a touring car instead of this transportation
ferry ferry, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Jan 17, 2020
Really well organized!
Bus Express, Triple T (ที ที ที (ทริปเปิล ที)), Jan 15, 2020
We were not informed that the bus stopped at Road No 3 and we had to go the last 30 km by a public songthaw. It was very tight to sit and as we were the last passengers, we got the seats closest to the back part. If we had known this, we had choosen another company.
taxi VIP Van 9pax, BangkokTaxi24, Jan 13, 2020
Comfortable, in time, good driver
taxi Comfort, BangkokTaxi24, Jan 13, 2020
Great service. On time without issues. I recommend!
van Regional 14pax, Triple T (ที ที ที (ทริปเปิล ที)), Jan 13, 2020
Small van, but we expect it. Place for big bag drivers solved so nobody could sit with bag. The driver doesnt speak even world in english (but we have hands ????)
van Regional 14pax, Mango Travel (แมนโก ทราเวล), Jan 13, 2020
Pick up in time drop off in time! Just make sure that your location is in the right area in BKK as they don’t pickup/drop off near the airport.
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