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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
|Bus + Ferry||7.5-9 hours||600 THB ($17.50)||Check Bus + Ferry Tickets|
|Flight via Trat||2 hours||1 THB ($41.00)||Check Flights|
|Taxi||5-6 hours||3 THB ($115.00)||Check Private Transfers|
The distance from Koh Chang to Bangkok is 350 km (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 ($17.50) to 3 THB ($115.00).
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. All transfers will be 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 THB ($34.50). 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 in a group, you can also book a taxi. You can book a taxi with a direct transfer from any hotel in Koh Chang to Bangkok online in advance. Fares start at 3 THB ($115.00).
Koh Chang to Bangkok by Bus + Ferry
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 ($25.00), including pick up from your hotel in Koh Chang. If you want to go straight to Bangkok Airport, you can book your tickets for as low as 600 THB ($17.50).
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 and arrival station
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
|Boonsiri High-Speed Ferries|
(to BKK centre)
|11:00-20:00||850 THB ($25.00)|
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|Suvarnabhumi Burapha Bus|
|09:30-17:00||600 THB ($17.50)|
Check Bus + Ferry Tickets
|Suvarnabhumi Burapha Bus|
(to Ekkamai, Mochit or centre)
|10:00-18:30||700 THB ($20.50)|
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Booking Tickets Separately
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 ($11.50).
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
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 ($1.70).
The primary main ferry companies operating on this route are Ferry Koh Chang and Centerpoint Ferry. Both depart from different piers which are about 3 km (2 miles) from each other.
- Koh Chang ferry departs from Ao Sapparot Pier
- Centerpoint Ferry departs from Center Point Ferry Pier (Koh Chang Island)
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 Koh Chang||13x a day, every 1 hour between|
06:45 – 18:30
|45 minutes||80 THB ($2.30)|
|Centerpoint Ferry||5x a day, every 2-3 hours between|
6:30 – 18:00
|45 minutes||80 THB ($2.30)|
Ferry tickets to Trat only cost 80 THB ($2.30) 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 ($2.90) 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 10 km apart.
Step 2: Trat to Bangkok by Bus
From the piers, you can ride a songthaew (local taxi) to Trat Bus Terminal for about 60 THB ($1.70). The ride will take around 30-40 minutes.
Triple T is the most popular bus operator for the Trat to Bangkok route, offering several departures daily. Bus fares start from 320 THB ($9.00) on BookAway.
You can book a bus arriving at either Eastern Bus Terminal or Bangkok Bus Terminal.
Bus schedule from Trat to Bangkok
|Triple T||8x a day, every 2 hours between|
05:00 to 17:00
|5.5 hours||320 THB ($9.00)|
Check Bus Tickets
Koh Chang to Bangkok by Flight from Trat
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 minute drive away from the ports you will arrive at in Koh Chang. You can either go there by songthaew or by taxi.
If you buy 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 four flights daily but the last time we checked (April 2022), they offer only one flight per day.
The flight to Bangkok departs from Trat Airport at 1:10. After a 1-hour flight, you will land at Suvarnabhumi Airport.
One-way airfares cost between 1 THB ($41.00) and 2 THB ($64.00). Book early for the best fares.
Koh Chang to Bangkok by Taxi
If you are travelling in 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 THB ($115.00). This price 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 with your hotel, it’s likely more expensive.
The cost of booking a taxi starts at 3 THB ($115.00) for the trip back to Bangkok.
Our favourite places to stay in Bangkok
Here Hostel - Budget Friendly
If you’re looking for a fun social atmosphere then Here Hostel is the place for you! Enjoy relaxing by the pool in the garden area or enjoying a drink with travellers from around the world. Why take the stairs when you can use the indoor slide to travel between floors, this place is full of fun, energy, and laughter. Located less than 1km from Khao San Road, this is the perfect hostel if you’re looking to have a great time in Bangkok!
Dorm rooms start at $16 per night
Hom Hostel & Cooking Club - Budget Friendly
Located in the heart of downtown Bangkok, between Nana and Ploen Chit BTS stations, this hostel is the perfect location in the Sukhumvit area. The hostel offers a garden area, a rooftop terrace and an on-site kitchen for guests to cook their own food or take part in the daily cooking classes. There is also a restaurant and bar on-site if you’d prefer someone else cook for you, as well as buffet breakfast included each day. Extremely clean and very friendly staff are top priorities for this hostel.
Single bed in dorm rooms start at $15 per night
Lamphuhouse Bangkok - Budget Friendly
If you’re looking to be near the excitement of Khao San Road but still enjoy some peace and quiet, this guesthouse is absolutely perfect. A delicious breakfast is included in your stay and the restaurant is open 24/7 for your convenience. A lovely garden area to relax in the afternoons and very comfortable beds in rooms will make for a great stay. Just 300m to Khao San road, this guest house is walking distance to many sights including the Grand Palace and the Golden Mountain Temple.
Rooms start at $19 per night
Mam’s House - Mid Range
Just 700m from Khao San road and sitting along the river is Mam’s House. The staff here will welcome you with open arms and help you in any way that they possibly can. The rooms are huge, the beds are comfortable and it’s extremely clean. There is a cafe on the ground floor of the hotel, street food along the riverbank and countless restaurants, bars and shops just steps away. Locally owned and operated by Mam, this hotel is all about customer service and making sure you have the best stay possible. Perfect location, great views and all the comforts you need!
Rooms start at $26 per night
Blue Chang House - Mid Range
Cozy, comfortable, and ideal location! This guest house is less than 1km from Khao San Road and offers all the comforts you need. It is within walking distance to numerous Temples, Wats and attractions throughout Old Town. On-site bar to enjoy a drink while taking in the sights from the terrace or a lovely garden area to enjoy to relax in if you need some quiet time. The staff is known to be exceptionally welcoming and happy to assist with all guest requests. Located in a quiet area so you will be sure to get a good night’s rest after exploring the Capital City!
Rooms start at $40 per night
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Based in Bali, Maarten’s passion for travel is undeniable. In 2016, he decided to quit his job as a stock analyst and started doing what he always dreamed of: travelling through South East Asia and helping other people plan their trips. When he is not working on Gecko Routes, you’ll find him surfing in the ocean or exploring the best gems of Indonesia.
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