How to get from Bangkok to Koh Chang – gathered in one article all options

After another trip on the tradition of writing about transport, in this about how to get from Bangkok to Koh Chang, and here’s another article on how to get from Koh Chang to Bangkok. In fact There are a lot of ways, and they partially overlap, so sometimes you don’t even know how best to go. I’ll try tell about all the options that I know. By the way, this article has meaning to know about the subway and bus stations of Bangkok.

Transportation to Koh Chang is different: buses, minibars (they are also name is minivans), transfers, taxi, plane. First you need understand that Koh Chang is an island, which means any kind of movement includes the ferry (even the plane, since the airport is on the mainland). Also note that the mini-bus can just take you to berth, and maybe together with you cross over to the island and take another to the required beach. In the latter case, this is called a transfer from the hotel to the hotel and the ferry ticket will be already included in the price trips. The distance between Bangkok and Chang is about 300 km, have in mind that go there half a day.

The content of the article

  • 1 Bus, minibass, transfers from Bangkok to Koh Chang
    • 1.1 How to buy a ticket via the Internet
    • 1.2 From Ekkamai bus station to Trat
    • 1.3 From Mo chit bus station to Trat
    • 1.4 From Suvarnabhumi Airport
    • 1.5 Transfers from Khaosan Road Tourist Area
    • 1.6 From Victory Monument Metro Station
  • 2 From the bus station in Trat to the pier on Koh Chang
  • 3 Individual transport
    • 3.1 Internet Transfer
    • 3.2 Taxi to Koh Chang
    • 3.3 Rent a car
  • 4 Plane to Koh Chang from Bangkok
  • 5 Ferry to Koh Chang
  • 6 How to get to your beach in Koh Chang

Bus, minibass, transfers from Bangkok to Koh Chang

There are at least 5 points from where the transport goes to Co. Changa from Bangkok:

  • East bus station Ekkamai
  • North bus station MoChit
  • Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • Khao San Road
  • Victory Monument Metro Station

Posted in “Koh Chang Side” because many buses go to Trat City (the capital of the province of Trat, which includes Koh Chang Island), and then from Tratovskogo bus station you will need to transfer to Songteo (local pickup bus) to the pier on Chang. Sometimes buses stop on the highway before reaching Trat and all travelers are put in a specially fitted pickup and sent before the pier. In any case, the city of Trat is not very far from the pier to Chang, and getting from it is already quite simple and not long.

How to buy a ticket via the Internet

There is a site where you can buy bus / train tickets through the Internet. Now it is the only service of this kind. On It covers many destinations in Thailand, including Koh Chang, (there are combined tickets for the bus, minibus, ferry).

Tickets Bangkok Koh Chang →

Payment by credit card or PayPal, electronic ticket, very conveniently!

From Ekkamai bus station to Trat

From the bus station Ekkamai Bus Terminal (aka Eastern Bus Terminal, East Bus Station) The easiest way to get there is because buses go to Trat almost every half hour, and from 6 am to 23 pm. Go back to Bangkok go with the same frequency. A plus is that this bus station is in 5 minutes walk from the metro station of the same name, and the metro is not far from the center cities. Therefore, if suddenly there is an ambush everywhere, there are no tickets, or not I want to wait, then immediately blow on Ekkamai, in any way you will leave.

The cost of a bus ticket to Trat is about 250 baht. In price includes a bottle of water and snacks. The journey time is about 5-6 hours. Bus comfortable, air-conditioned, makes stops along the way, arrives on Trat bus terminal or goes immediately to the pier.

Bus companies End point Departure time
The Transport Co., Ltd. (“Bor Khor Sor” or “Government Bus 999 “) Koh Chang Ferry Pier (Ao Thammachart) 6:45, 7:45, 9:45
In the opposite direction: 0:30, 14:00, 16:00
Center point ferry pier 6:45, 7:45, 9:45
In the opposite direction: 0:30, 14:00, 16:00
Laem ngob pier 6:45, 7:45, 9:45
In the opposite direction: 0:30, 14:00, 16:00
Trat bus terminal 0:00, 6:00, 9:00, 11:00, 12:30, 14:30, 16:00, 17:30
In the opposite direction: 11:30, 13:30, 17:30
Cherdchai Tour Koh Chang Ferry Pier (Ao Thammachart) 5:30, 8:30, 10:30, 23:30
Center point ferry pier 5:30, 8:30, 10:30, 23:30
Laem ngob pier 5:30, 8:30, 10:30, 23:30
Trat bus terminal 6:00, 7:00, 9:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30, 17:30, 19:30, 20:30, 22:00, 23:30
In the opposite direction: 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 14:45, 15:00, 16:00, 18:00, 21:30, 23:00, 23:30
Thanakawee Tour (Formally, “Suparat Tour”) Trat Bus Terminal 8:30, 10:30, 12:00, 16:40, 18:30, 23:00
In the opposite direction: 10:30, 12:00, 14:30, 17:00, 23:00

(!!!) There is information that not all buses from This table is followed by the pier, but I know for sure that there is a night in 24:00 and at 23:30 If anyone has data, share you are welcome.

From bus station Mo chit to Trat

From the bus station Mo Chit Bus Terminal (aka Northern Bus Terminal, Northern Bus Station) goes to Trat bus, no less 3 times a day. I saw only one bus company timetable (Transport Government Bus 999), but they say there are still others companies, and the total flight is more than three. This option most convenient for those who flew to Don Muang airport, as he very close to Mochita, or who has just come from the north Thailand, for example, from Chiang Mai. I, in fact, somehow and left after a night bus from Chiang Mai.

The cost of a bus ticket to Trat is about 270 baht. In price includes a bottle of water and snacks. The journey time is about 5-6 hours. Bus comfortable, air-conditioned, arrives at the Trat Bus Terminal.

Bus companies Departure time
The Transport Co., Ltd. (“Bor Khor Sor” or “Government Bus999 “) 7:30, 11:00, 22:00
In the opposite direction: 11:30, 13:30, 17:30
Cherdchai Tour 8:30, 17:30
In the opposite direction: 8:30, 14:30
Thanakawee Tour (Formally, “Suparat Tour”) 6:00, 9:30, 12:30, 15:30, 23:00
In the opposite direction: 7:30, 9:30, 12:30, 16:00, 23:30

From Suvarnabhumi Airport

From airport Suvarnabumi bus №392 goes directly to the island (from bus transplanted to the bus after the ferry). Walks true only in high season. Ticket price 400 baht, including steam (total travel time is about 6-8 hours with the ferry), or 240 baht if you go to Trat. Departure time is 7.30 am. Here is the site this company.

Since the bus runs only once a day, then leave on it can be quite difficult. But this company still has mini-bass, reaching as far as Lonely Beach (a good beach on the island). Rack where tickets are sold, located on the 1st floor of the airport (on account of the second, since there is also a ground floor B) near exit number 8. Worth minibus 600 baht per person one way, or 800 baht in both. Walks three times a day (departure time – arrival time): 7.50 – 14.00 11.00 – 16.00 14.00 – the last ferry

There is also a bus station near the airport, from where you can try to leave At this station go free shuttle bass.

Minibass and buses to Koh Chang from Bangkok Airport Minibass and buses to Koh Chang from Bangkok Airport

Minibas and buses to Koh Chang from Bangkok Airport

Transfers from Khaosan Road Tourist Area

If you are staying for a few days in Bangkok, and stopped at Khao San Road, then right there, in numerous travel agencies (or at the reception of your hotel) you can buy Transfer to Koh Chang on the minibus, they are sometimes called tours. The transfer can be as simple as the pier, including a ferry ticket, but to the beach you get yourself, and completely to the hotel or to the beach. Price will vary slightly. You can walk on to different offices and ask around. You will start from Khao San Road, which is convenient, since you do not need to go anywhere.

The cost of transfer Bangkok – Koh Chang varies, but usually is about 400-900 baht per person, depending on in addition, they take you to the beach or take you only to the pier. It is better to buy one day before departure, as travelers Khao-San is enough, and many leave in this way for Chang. Time in the way is 5-6 hours (before the pier).

Transfer Bangkok - Koh Chang from Khaosan Transfer Bangkok - Koh Chang from Khaosan

Transfer Bangkok – Koh Chang from Khaosan

From Victory Monument Metro Station

From October 2016, minivans no longer go from here to others. city of thailand. The military junta fought with traffic jams on the square, which arose from the activities of 4,000 minibuses, essentially created an illegal bus station in the middle of the city. Minivans distributed between the three main bass terminals of bangkok and from Victory Monument now runs free shuttles to these three. bus terminals. If you are closer to the monument than to the stations – come here Shuttles run from 4:30 am and until 20:30 every 20 minutes

From the bus station in Trat to the pier on Koh Chang

Buses from Bangkok bus terminals arrive at Trat Bus Terminal, where you transfer to a songtea (local pick-up minibus) and you are being taken to the pier. If you need a specific pier (two of them), then call his name to the driver in advance. Although, if you just need to go to Chang island, then the pier does not matter, and you can just say Ferry to Koh Chang (ferry to Chang). The cost of the songteo is 50-100 baht, travel time is 30 minutes.

It has not been clarified by me to the end, but some buses following from Bangkok in Trat now stop on the highway, before reaching Waste, and planted those who go to the island of Koh Chang, so I was driving. They are still at the bus station when landing asking where you are going in Trat or on Chang to have things in the luggage compartment of the bus folded in a certain order. Getting off the bus immediately picks up a minibus and carries on the pier Koh Chang Ferry Pier. So turns out faster than through tratovsky bus station. Songteo is worth 130 baht, including ferry ticket.

Individual transportation

Internet transfer

Anyone who wants a minimum of gestures can advance online book a transfer to Kiwitaxi (ferry included). You will be met in the hall arrivals, take the luggage, put him in the car and take him to the right place. The method is good because there are no problems at all, but it costs like the usual taxi you will be looking for at the airport. Recommend Those who want to save time and nerves!

It costs about 4000-6000 baht per car. Naturally, for 6000 baht there will already be a minibus for 7 people. Travel time is about 5 hours before pier, and then by ferry. Although you can take a transfer immediately to the hotel Koh Chang. Transfer can be from the airport, from the hotel in Bangkok, yes and in principle from any place in the city.

Transfer to Koh Chang →

I already went to the transfer from this company and stayed with them completely satisfied. Met with a sign, put in a car and drove to hotel. Here is my review of Kiwitaxi.

Taxi to Koh Chang

There is a taxi somewhere around 3,500-5,000 baht per car, and you can go straight away from the airport, there are racks where you can to order. A big car like minibass will be more expensive. You can also go out and try to catch a taxi, bargain, but not every taxi driver is lucky, still far away.

Also in this section include private transfers, which carry out small companies (or unofficially private owners). Cost of depends on what kind of car you will be served. Basically, if take a car for 5-10 people, then the cost will differ little from public transport, and comfort is higher. It is necessary to look for offices in Google or already in place.

Car rental

Most likely this option can be useful active travelers who are going to travel around the neighborhood and not lying seal on Koh Chang. Although even just with the family is much it is more convenient to drive in your car, and not in minibuses. Imho ride on Tayu car is a pleasure, good roads, everywhere refueling with cafes and 7/11. Very convenient, you arrive and immediately at the airport you take the car. All the nuances of car rental in Tae, I have already detailed set out.

You need to take the car through Economybookings, it’s a good middleman. He will issue on his website offers from all international distributors in the country. Price will be lower than directly plus more full insurance can give for free.

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I usually take in Hertz, because if you take a car from them for a term from 5 days, it can be returned elsewhere for free (others companies charge a commission for this). And just on this site is convenient compare what comes out cheaper, pay this commission, or not pay, since the price per day is different for all companies.

Plane to Koh Chang from Bangkok

This is one of the most expensive ways, but also the fastest-convenient. There is an airport in the province of Trat, and only one flies airline Bangkok Air. The price of the air ticket is 3200 and 3800 baht, time on the way 1 hour Schedule you can see on their website, and there same book tickets. Only three flights a day – 8:40, 10:30, 5:05 pm At one time, the AirAsia was still flying at reasonable prices, but at the time of writing the article, they have no such direction.

Next, at the airport, catch a taxi, pickup songteo (minibus) or minibus, and drive to the pier. The cost of pickup to pier 100 baht, Minibass cost about 400 baht (to White Sand Beach), taxi to hotel 2000 baht. If you go by pickup, then take the ferry along with the rest of the mortals and get as much as they, i mean at Chang itself sit in another pickup songteo that takes you on a particular beach.

Ferry to Koh Chang

There are 2 piers on the mainland side, from where ferries depart to Koh Chang, and with different travel times. Koh Chang Ferries Ferry Pier swim 30 minutes and walk every half hour, and from Center Pier Point Ferry Pier ferries sail for about an hour at intervals hour. They go from 6 am to 19 pm. Read more in the article – Ferry Trat – Koh Chang.

On the island itself the piers are also called. Cost, 80 baht for one passenger one way, or 160 for a round-trip ticket (reverse with open date). In fact, no matter which ferry to sail, since the moorings are not very far from each other, where they brought from there and float.

The only thing I noticed is that bus, that plying along Chang itself is mostly concentrated around Ko Chang Pier, that is, at the pier where half an hour ferry.

Ferry to Koh Chang Ferry to Koh Chang

Ferry to Koh Chang

Map of Koh Chang berths Map of Koh Chang berths

Map of Koh Chang berths

How to get to your beach on Koh Chang

If you bought no transfer to your chosen beach (or hotel), then coming out of the ferry (no matter which pier) you will see pickups, on which proudly flaunts the word Taxi. Pricing I specifically photographed and you can see them below. Cost depends from the distance of the beach, as well as the number of people. If you come in proud loneliness, then, most likely, or not lucky, because usually try to collect the whole car (12 people), or just break a higher price. It can also be a problem to leave. in the evening at standard rates.

By the way, if you have not chosen a beach, I would recommend stop at White Sand Beach, he is the closest, there is most of all housing cheap and normal, developed infrastructure. Just look around, and then move on, if want to change the place.

Prices for taxi buses on Koh Chang Prices for taxi buses on Koh Chang

Rates for taxis on Koh Chang

Minibuses called Taxi Minibuses called Taxi

Minibuses called Taxi

P.S. I do not pretend to absolute accuracy, as I have checked Not all the ways to get to Chang, but if possible, tried check information on different sites.

P.P.S. If you go to Koh Chang from Pattaya, then this option I described here – Transfer Pattaya – Koh Chang.

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