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.
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 ($16.50) to 3,950 THB ($105).
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, youcantake a flight from Trat to Bangkok. The flight takes only about 1 hour and flight tickets start from 1,170 THB ($32.50). 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 3,950 THB ($105).
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 ($23.50), 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 ($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 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.
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 ($2.20)
Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: 80 THB ($2.20)
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 3 km (2 miles) from each other.
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 1,400 THB ($38.50) and 2,200 THB ($61). Book early for the best fares.
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 3,950 THB ($105). 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 3,950 THB ($105) for the trip back to Bangkok.
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