Koh Chang to Bangkok

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How to get from Koh Chang to Bangkok?

Bangkok is the Capital City of Thailand and is often referred to as “The City of Life” or “The City that Never Sleeps”. Home to famous sites such as the Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Pho, and over 400 other temples. Bangkok is one of the most visited cities in the world.

Thailand’s capital offers world-famous street food like “pad thai,” live music, nightlife, fine dining and so much more. Bangkok is full of life, lights, and busy streets. When you’re completely relaxed after island life on Koh Chang, it’s time to travel (back) to Bangkok.

3 ways to get from Koh Chang to Bangkok

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus + Ferry7.5-9 hours600 THB ($16.50)Check Bus + Ferry Tickets
Flight via Trat1 hour1,400 THB ($39.50)Check Flights
Taxi5-6 hours3,950 THB ($110)Book a Taxi

The distance from Koh Chang to Bangkok is 350km (218 miles). In this post, we compare the three options to travel from Koh Chang to Bangkok: by bus + ferry (7.5-9 hours), by flight + ferry (2 hours), or by taxi (5-6 hours). Ticket prices range from 600 THB ($16.50) to 3,950 THB ($110).

We recommend booking a combination of bus and ferry rides to transport from Koh Chang to Bangkok. The first part of the trip is a ferry ride to Trat and then a bus ride to Bangkok. It’s hassle-free because all transfers are handled by the bus company.

If you want a faster means of transportation, you can take a flight from Trat to Bangkok. The flight takes only about 1 hour and flight tickets start from 1,170 THB ($33). You will need to book your ferry ticket from Koh Chang to Trat independently or at your hotel.

TIP: If you decide to travel by plane, please consider including a carbon compensation fee to reduce your impact on the environment.

If you prefer private transportation or travel with a group, you can also book a taxi. If you book online, you can book a taxi with a direct transfer from any hotel in Koh Chang to Bangkok. Fares start at 3,950 THB ($110).

Itinerary from Koh Chang to Bangkok

Koh Chang to Bangkok by Bus + Ferry

Duration: 7.5-9 hours
Cost: 600 THB ($16.50)
Duration: 7.5-9 hours
Cost: 600 THB ($16.50)

We recommend travelling by bus and ferry from Koh Chang to Bangkok. The first part of the journey is a 45-minute ferry from Koh Chang to Koh Trat. Then from Trat, you can take the bus to Bangkok.

You can book combined bus and ferry tickets online for 850 THB ($24), including pick up from your hotel in Koh Chang. If you want to go straight to Bangkok Airport you can book your tickets as low as 600 THB ($16.50).

Alternatively, you can also book your tickets separately. This might save you some money, but it also comes with more hassle. With a combined ticket, you don’t need to worry about the transfer and also don’t need to buy separate tickets.

Below we will present first the combined options from Koh Chang to Bangkok. After the table, you will find the info on how to make the trip with two separate bookings.

Departure in Koh Chang

There are two well-known companies operating on this route: Suvarnabhumi Burapha and Boonsiri High-Speed Ferries.

Suvarnabhumi Burapha bus departs from Koh Chang Bus Station. It’s close to the most popular areas to stay in Koh Chang.

Boonsiri High-Speed Ferries offers a pick-up service from any hotel along White Sand Beach to Bangbao Beach.

Both buses departing from these points will head to the pier. From there, a ferry transfer will take place to reach Trat in about 45 minutes. This ride is already included in the ticket cost.

Bus Schedule Koh Chang to Bangkok

OperatorScheduleCosts
Boonsiri High-Speed Ferries (BKK centre)11:00-20:00850 THB ($24)
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Suvarnabhumi Burapha Bus (to Airport)09:30-17:00600 THB ($16.50)
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Suvarnabhumi Burapha Bus (to Ekkamai, Mochit or centre)10:00-18:30700 THB ($19.50)
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Booking Tickets Separately

Duration: 6.5 hours
Cost: 400 THB ($11)
Duration: 6.5 hours
Cost: 400 THB ($11)

Another option is to book your bus and very tickets from Koh Chang to Bangkok separately. This method is cheaper, but it won’t give you the same level of comfort and convenience when booking online. The total cost of booking tickets separately starts at 400 THB ($11).

See the step-by-step guide on how to book your tickets from Koh Chang to Bangkok below.

Step 1: Koh Chang to Trat by Ferry

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: 80 THB ($2.25)
Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: 80 THB ($2.25)

From your hotel, you’ll first need to head to the pier in Koh Chang. You can catch a local songthaew or motorbike taxi along the main road for about 60 THB ($1.65).

The primary main ferry companies operating on this route are Ferry Koh Chang and Centerpoint Ferry. Both depart from different piers which are about 3km (2 miles) from each other.

While there are different speedboat ferries that used to go to Koh Chang, these two car ferry companies are the only choice for now. Luckily they have both many departures per day.

Ferry Schedule from Koh Chang to Trat

Ferry operatorSchedulesDurationCosts
Ferry Koh Chang13x a day, every 1 hour between
06:45 – 18:30
45m80 THB ($2.25)
Centerpoint Ferry5x a day, every 2-3 hours between
6:30 – 18:00
45m80 THB ($2.25)

Ferry tickets to Trat only cost 80 THB ($2.25) or 30 THB ($0.80) for children if you buy your ticket at the terminal. You can also book the ticket online with BookAway, but for this route, they are more expensive at 160 THB ($5).

Bringing a vehicle? Binging a car costs 100 THB ($2.80) and a motorbike 30 THB ($0.80).

Note that ferries depart less frequently compared to the regular schedule during the low season (May-October).

Ferry Koh Chang Ferries arrive at Ao Thammachat Pier or Center Point Pier. These ports are about 10km (6 miles) distanced from each other.

Step 2: Trat to Bangkok by Bus/Minivan

Duration: 5.5 hours
Cost: 320 THB ($0)
Duration: 5.5 hours
Cost: 320 THB ($0)

From the piers, you can ride a songthaew (local taxi) to Trat Bus Terminal for about 60 THB ($1.65). Teh ride will take around 30-40 minutes.

Triple T is the most popular (mini) bus operator for buses from Trat to Bangkok and offers several departures from Trat Bus Terminal a day arrival.

You can buy the bus ticket from Trat to Bangkok at the bus terminal. The bus fare is 240 THB ($6.50), plus a 15 THB ($0.40) commission to the ticket seller. Booking with BookAway is slightly more expensive, but this way you will avoid tickets beings sold out.

These buses drop off passengers at either Eastern Bus Terminal (Bangkok Ekkamai) or Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak – Mochit).

Bus Departing from Trat to Bangkok

OperatorScheduleCosts
Triple T
(Trat Bus Terminal)
8x a day, every 2 hours between
5:00 to 17:00
5.5 hours320 THB ($9)
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Triple T
(Trat Bus Terminal)
8x a day every 2 hours between
4:00 to 18:00
5.5 hours320 THB ($9)
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Koh Chang to Bangkok by Flight from Trat

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 1,400 THB ($39.50) excl. ferry
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 1,400 THB ($39.50) excl. ferry

If you want to travel by plane from Koh Chang to Bangkok, you’ll first have to take a ferry ride. Check the section above for the details on how to take the ferry.

Trat Airport is about a 20-30 minutes drive away from the ports you will arrive in Koh Chang. You can either go their by songthaew or taxi.

If you purchased a round trip mini-bus transfer, they will take care of your transfer from Koh Chang to the airport. If you haven’t bought it yet, ask your hotel or a local travel agent for a shared shuttle from Koh Chang to the airport.

Bangkok Airways is the only airline operating along this route. The airline used to have 4 flights daily but currently, they have only 1 flight per day. The flight to Bangkok is leaving from Trat Airport (TDX) and departs at 1:10. After a 1 hour flight, you will land at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).

One-way airfares cost between 1,400 THB ($39.50) and 2,200 THB ($62). Book early for the best fares.

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Koh Chang to Bangkok by Taxi

Duration: 5 – 6 hours
Cost: 3,950 THB ($110)
Duration: 5 – 6 hours
Cost: 3,950 THB ($110)

If you are travelling with a group, it will be more convenient to take private transportation from Koh Chang to Bangkok.

The best thing about booking a taxi is that it can pick up you from any hotel in Koh Chang, bring you to the pier, board the car ferry, and from there, continue to Bangkok.

When splitting the costs, it can even be cheaper than booking tickets on a shared transfer. Online, you can book as cheap as 3,950 THB ($110). This excludes the fee for the ferry tickets for the passengers.

Also, note that this is the price when booking online. When you book a taxi via your hotel it’s likely more expensive.

The cost of booking a taxi starts at 3,950 THB ($110) for the trip back to Bangkok.

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