How To Get From Bangkok to Koh Chang?
Koh Chang is a haven for travelers who enjoy both the jungle and beach scene.
The amazing “sabai sabai” (relaxing) atmosphere of the island will allow you to kick back and take in all the stunning scenery. If you’re into the party scene, the island offers plenty of that too, and even hosts a festive Full Moon Party during peak season.
The easiest way to travel the 350km journey from Bangkok to Koh Chang is by bus. The bus ride takes about 6 hours (including ferry) and tickets start from $10.50. Another option is to fly which takes 2 hours and costs about $105.
|Bus||7 hours||320 THB ($10.50)||No online tickets|
|Flight||2 hours||3,250 THB ($107)||Check bus tickets|
|Taxi||5-6 hours||4,000 THB ($131)||No online tickets|
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Bangkok to Koh Chang by Bus
Duration: 7 hours
Costs: 320 THB ($10.50)
If you’re going from Bangkok to Koh Chang by bus, you will also need to book a ferry transfer from Trat to reach the island.
Let’s split up the steps to travel this journey without any hassle:
Step 1: Bangkok to Trat by Bus
Duration: 6 hours
Costs: 240 THB ($8)
Head to the Eastern Bus Terminal in Ekkamai. This is easy to spot as it’s located along Sukhumvit Road, about a 1 minute walk from Exit 2 of the BTS Ekkamai Station. Bus #999 is the most preferred bus as it drops off passengers in the pier area.
There are 2 trips daily – the first departs at 07:45 and the second departs at 09:00. The first trip passes by the Centerpoint Pier while the second trip passes by both Ao Thammachat Pier and Centerpoint Pier. The journey from Bangkok to these 2 piers in Trat takes about 5-6 hours. You can purchase your bus tickets at the bus terminal.
Note: If you miss either of these trips, you can still hop on a bus operated by Cherdchai Tour. This bus heads to the city of Trat and departs every hour from 06:00 to 23:30. Expect to pay 230 THB (€ 6.50) for this bus fare. From Trat City, you can take a songthaew or a motorbike taxi to either of the piers for 50 THB – 60 THB ($1.70 – $1.90). The bus is parked on the ground floor, outside of Gate 8 at the Eastern Bus Terminal in Ekkamai.
Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang by Bus
There is a mini-bus service operated by Suvarnabhumi Burapa Company that runs from the airport. Bus #392 takes you straight to Koh Chang so you won’t have to arrange for a ferry transfer from the mainland.
The one-way fare costs 600 THB ($20) and the round trip fare costs 900 THB ($29.50). The bus leaves at 07:50 and heads to Ao Thammachat Pier. Depending on the level of the tide, the bus may get on the ferry or arrange for a smaller vehicle to transport passengers.
Step 2: Trat to Koh Chang by Ferry
Duration: 45 minutes
Costs: 80 THB ($2.10)
You can either take a ferry from Ao Thammachat Pier or Centerpoint Pier to go to Koh Chang. We provide an overview of both the piers in the table below. The ferry trip takes about 45 minutes and costs 80 THB ($2.10).
|Pier (Departure)||Pier (Arrival)||Schedules||Duration||Costs|
|Ao Thammachat Pier||Ao Sapparot Pier||06:30|
every 45 min until 18:30
|40m||Adult: 80 THB ($2.10)
Kids (age 8-10): 30 THB ($1)
Car: 120 THB ($4)
Motorbike: 40 THB ($1.30)
|Centerpoint Pier||Centerpoint Pier|
(in Koh Chang)
|45m||Adult: 80 THB ($2.10) / 160 THB 160 THB ($5.50)
Kids (below 9): Free
Car: 100 -120 THB ($3.30-$4)
Motorbike: 30-50 THB ($1 - $1.70)
If you’re departing from Centerpoint Pier, you can purchase a round trip ticket for 160 THB ($5.50). It’s noteworthy to know that during the low season, Centerpoint Pier only has trips departing at 9:00, 10:30 and 12:00 in the morning. The afternoon schedule remains unchanged.
Bangkok to Koh Chang by Flight
Duration: 2 hours
Costs: 3,250 THB ($107)
Going by plane from Bangkok to Koh Chang is fast but much more expensive than taking the bus.
Bangkok Airways is the only airline operating along this route. They have flights departing daily from Suvarnabhumi Airport at 08:20, 11:40, 14:45 and 16:55. A one-way airfare costs about 2,650 THB ($87).
The flight time to Trat Airport is 1 hour. From the airport, you will need to take a transfer to the pier to catch the ferry to Koh Chang. However, there is an airport mini-bus service for Koh Chang.
It costs 500 THB ($16.50) for a single journey and 900 THB ($29.50) for a round trip fare. The vehicle boards the ferry and takes you to the island.
Bangkok to Koh Chang by Taxi
Duration: 5 – 6 hours
Costs: 4,000 THB ($131)
If you are with a group, you can decide to travel from Bangkok to Trat by taxi and then continue by ferry.
However, this option is quite expensive and you will still need to book a ferry once you arrive in Trat.
Traveling by taxi from Bangkok to Koh Chang can cost you upwards of 4,000 THB ($131).
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