How to get from Bangkok to Koh Chang?

From Bangkok to Koh Chang: distance, travel time, cost

Transport from Bangkok to Koh Chang

There are five options to get from Bangkok to Koh Chang (each of them includes an additional 1-hour trip by ferry which costs $2.3): by plane, bus, minibus, express bus, or taxi (private transfer). The Bangkok to Koh Chang flight takes 1 hour, the plane ticket cost starts from $76. The bus from Bangkok to Koh Chang will take you to the destination in 5-6 hours (depending on the carrier), the ticket cost is $8-9.3. The minibus from Bangkok to Koh Chang will get there in 7 hours, the ticket will cost $17. Getting to the island by express bus will take 8 hours, the journey cost is $11. Finally, the Bangkok Koh Chang transfer will get to the destination in 3 hours 25 minutes, but you will have to pay for this trip a minimum of $165. The distance from Bangkok to Koh Chang is 350 km.

Note that all these forms of transport from Bangkok to Koh Chang will take you to the pier, and to get from there to the island, you’ll have to take a ferry to Koh Chang. It is more convenient to buy a combined ticket for the express bus or the minibus because it includes the trip by ferry, as well. At night, you can take only the Bangkok to Koh Chang bus. As the route Bangkok-Koh Chang is quite popular, it is better to buy tickets in advance. The only exception is the minibus – the ticket for this type of transport is bought right before getting on the bus.

Koh Chang – the island with the wild nature

The main sight of the island is its incredibly beautiful nature. Another wonderful thing about it is its beaches with crystal water and clean sand. However, you don’t need to spend all your vacation lying on the beach! Thus, tourists can take part in a long walk with sleeping in the open air, stroll along the forest paths of the island, or see its waterfalls (Than Mayom, Klong Nueng, Khiri Phet, etc.). One of the most significant to local people places is Chao Po Shrine. You should also visit the Memorial to the heroes of the naval battle.

Bangkok to Koh Chang flight

Bangkok to Koh Chang flight
Cost

from $81

Waiting time

from 3,5 h

Travel time

2 h

Clients

Couple

The direct Bangkok to Koh Chang flight is operated by Bangkok Airways carrier. The flight time is 1 hour, the ticket cost is from $76. The plane departs from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok and arrives at Trat Airport. There, take a pickup to the pier, and from there to the island you can get by ferry. There are no overnight flights, and planes depart three times per day.
No matter which form of transport you take to get to Koh Chang, anyway you will find yourself on the pier – and there you will be able to take a ferry to the island. The pier Koh Chang Ferry Pier is 30 km from Trat, you can get there by pickup. Ferries depart from this pier every 30 minutes, from 06:30 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. The travel time is 30 minutes, the ticket cost is $2.3. There is also another Pier – Center Point Ferry Pier – which is 20 km from Trat. It is 25 minutes from the island, and there are no night journeys.

Bangkok to Koh Chang flight:

Direct flight by Bangkok Airways

Timetable:

At 08:30 AM, 11:40 AM, 05:10 PM

Route:

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport – Trat Airport – Koh Chang

Travel time:

2h (1h – plane, 30min – pickup to the pier, 30min – ferry to the island)

Waiting time:

From 3h 40min (from 3h 10 min – between flights, 30min – ferry)

Comfort level:

Medium: clean roomy cabin, comfortable high seats, latest newspapers

Cost:

From $81.1 ($76 – plane, $2.8 – pickup to the pier, $2.3 – ferry to the island)

Clients:

Wealthy tourists, aged travellers, businessmen, tourists with children, those who are in a hurry

How to get from Koh Chang Airport to the beach:

You can get to the beach by pickup, the stand is near the pier.

Bus from Bangkok to Koh Chang

Bus from Bangkok to Koh Chang
Cost

from $13,5

Waiting time

1 h

Travel time

≈7,5 h

Clients

Ind.tourist

There is no direct bus from Bangkok to Koh Chang, but there is a bus to Trat which departs from Ekkamai Bus Terminal (Eastern Bus Terminal). The bus terminal is located near the metro station of the same name, not far from the city centre. The trip duration is 6 hours, the ticket cost is $8. The bus starts operating early in the morning, and the last journey is closer to midnight that is quite comfortable for those who love night travel. You can also get to Trat from another Bangkok bus station – Mo Chit Bus Terminal (Northern Bus Terminal). The bus is not available at night, its travel time is about 5 hours and ticket cost is $9.3.
The pier Koh Chang Ferry Pier is 30 km from Trat – you can get there by pickup. Ferries depart from this pier every 30 minutes, from 06:30 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. The travel time is 30 minutes, the ticket cost is $2.3. There is also another Pier – Center Point Ferry Pier – which is 20 km from Trat. It is 25 minutes from the island, and there are no night journeys.

Bangkok to Koh Chang bus:

Bus to Trat

Timetable:

From 05:30 AM to 11:30 PM

Route:

Ekkamai Bus Terminal – Trat Bus Terminal

Travel time:

7.5h (30min – metro to the bus terminal, 6h – bus to Trat, 30min – pickup to the pier, 30min – ferry to the island)

Waiting time:

1h (30min – bus, 30min – ferry)

Comfort level:

High: soft seats, roomy cabin, air conditioning, place for luggage, free water, snacks

Cost:

$13.5 ($0.4 – metro to the bus terminal, $8 – bus, $2.8 – pickup to the pier, $2.3 – ferry to the island)

Clients:

Couples without children, young tourists, those who want to save money, tourists who have already been to Bangkok

How to find the bus stop at Bangkok Airport:

You can get from Bangkok Airport to Eastern Bus Terminal by overground metro BTS SkyTrain (to Ekkamai station).

Minibus from Bangkok to Koh Chang

Minibus from Bangkok to Koh Chang
Cost

$17

Waiting time

from 2 h

Travel time

7 h

Clients

Ind.tourist

You can get from Suvarnabhumi Airport to the beach Lonely Beach in Ko Chang by minibus. The ticket cost is $17, the travel time is 7 hours (with a ferry). The minibus from Bangkok to Koh Chang departs three times per day, and there are no night journeys. Tickets cannot be booked in advance – they are sold at Bangkok Airport (on the first floor, near the exit №8). Another option to get to the island by minibus is from the metro station Victory Monument which is located almost in the city centre. The travel time is 6 hours, the ticket cost is $11.
The pier Koh Chang Ferry Pier is 30 km from Trat – you can get there by pickup. Ferries depart from this pier every 30 minutes, from 06:30 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. The travel time is 30 minutes, the ticket cost is $2.3. There is also another Pier – Center Point Ferry Pier – which is 20 km from Trat. It is 25 minutes from the island, and there are no night journeys.

Minibus from Bangkok to Koh Chang:

Minibus to the beach Lonely Beach (Ko Chang)

Timetable:

At 09:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 02:00 PM

Route:

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport – Lonely Beach

Travel time:

7 h

Waiting time:

From 2h (from 1h 30min – minibus, 30min – ferry)

Comfort level:

Low: comfortable seats, large windows

Cost:

$17

Clients:

Couples without children, young tourists, those who want to save money, experienced tourists

How to find the minibus stop at Bangkok Airport:

The minibus stop is located several metres from the exit from Bangkok Airport.

Express bus from Bangkok to Koh Chang

Express bus from Bangkok to Koh Chang
Cost

$11

Waiting time

One journey

Travel time

8 h

Clients

Ind.tourist

There is the express bus №392 departing from Bangkok Airport to Koh Chang island each day. The travel time is 8 hours (with a ferry), the ticket cost is $11 and it includes the trip by ferry. You can buy a ticket to Trat Pier ($6.8), and then get from there to the island by ferry. It is impossible to buy a ticket online, the ticket office is on the first floor of Suvarnabhumi Airport, near the exit №8. The bus departs once a day – early in the morning.
The pier Koh Chang Ferry Pier is 30 km from Trat – you can get there by pickup. Ferries depart from this pier every 30 minutes, from 06:30 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. The travel time is 30 minutes, the ticket cost is $2.3. There is also another Pier – Center Point Ferry Pier – which is 20 km from Trat. It is 25 minutes from the island, and there are no night journeys.

Express bus from Bangkok to Koh Chang:

Express bus to the island

Timetable:

At 07:50 AM

Route:

Suvarnabhumi Airport – Koh Chang island

Travel time:

8 h

Waiting time:

One journey per day

Comfort level:

Medium: soft seats, roomy cabin, air conditioning, place for luggage

Cost:

$11

Clients:

Couples without children, young tourists, those who want to save money

How to find the express bus stop at Bangkok Airport:

The express bus stop is located at the exit from Bangkok Airport.

Bangkok Koh Chang transfer

Bangkok Koh Chang transfer
Cost

$130

Waiting time

5 min

Travel time

3 h 25 min

Clients

Family

In most cases, travelling by car is much more comfortable than by public transport. The clear advantages of this travel option include stops only by your request, help with luggage, the opportunity to choose a car of any class, etc. The duration of the trip by Bangkok Koh Chang transfer is 3 hours 25 minutes, the cost of the service is from $165 for an Economy-class car for 4 passengers (and $210 for a minibus). Please note that a car, as any other type of transport, will take you to Trat or the pier, and you will have to cover the rest of the way by ferry that is, however, is already included in the cost of the trip by transfer.

Timetable:

24/7

Route:

To your hotel in Koh Chang or given address

Travel time:

3 h 25 min

Waiting time:

Looking for a taxi can take up to 30min because not every driver is ready to cover such a long distance
There is no need to wait for a pre-booked transfer: the driver will be waiting for you at the exit from the arrivals area with a nameplate at specified time

Comfort level:

Taxi on the spot: request stops, no other passengers, air conditioning
Pre-booked transfer: air conditioning, English-speaking driver, help with luggage, request stops, child seats, minibus for a group of people, meeting with a nameplate, paying online

Cost:

From $165 for an Economy-class car up to 4 passengers, from $210 for a minibus up to 7 passengers

Clients:

Large groups of people, families with children, those who have a lot of luggage or arrive at night, aged tourists, those who are in Bangkok/Thailand for the first time, tourists who don’t know the language and are afraid to get lost

How to find the stand for transfers to Koh Chang at Bangkok Airport:

Taxis can be found at the stand opposite the exit from the airport terminals building.

How to get from Bangkok to Koh Chang?

How to get from Bangkok to Koh Chang?

Travel from Bangkok to Koh Chang can be both cheap and expensive. It all depends on the trip duration and on which form of transport from Bangkok to Koh Chang is the most comfortable for you. We wish you a pleasant trip and a lot of incredible impressions from your vacation!

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