Last updated: Mar 18, 2020

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Overview | Bus & Ferry | Flight | Taxi | Secret Escapes

 

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.

To travel the 350km journey from Koh Chang to Bangkok, you have 3 options; you can take the bus for 7 hours ($21), hop on a flight for 2 hours (from $71) or take a taxi for 4-5 hours (around $130).

We recommend to take the bus and ferry when travelling from Koh Chang to Bangkok. A combined bus and ferry ticket costs only $21 and it will take you straight to either Bangkok city center or Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Taking a flight is the quickest option at only 2 hours, including transfers. But we don’t recommend flying on short distances as it is very unsustainable.

You can also take a taxi from Trat to anywhere in Bangkok. A 3-seater taxi costs about $130, not bad if you’re travelling with a small group.

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus7 hours630 THB ($21)Check bus tickets
Flight2 hours2,150 THB ($71)Check flights
Taxi5-6 hours4,000 THB ($132)Reserve a taxi

 

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Koh Chang to Bangkok by Bus


Duration: 7 hours
Costs: 630 THB ($21)

For a hassle-free journey, you can book a combined bus and ferry ticket online from Koh Chang to Bangkok for as low as 630 THB ($21). With this option, you will take a ferry from Koh Chang to Trat, where a bus will already be waiting to take you to Bangkok.

There are three well-known companies operating on this route.

Travel Mart departs from Ao Sapparot Pier in Koh Chang and arrives at the Travel Mart Office in Chao Fa Road, just a 10-min taxi ride or walk to Khao San Road.

Thai Sriram departs from Ferry Center Point in Koh Chang and arrives at 169 Chakrabongse Road, which is a 5-min walk to Khao San Road.

If you are heading straight to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, you can take the Suvarnabhumi Burapha Bus, which departs from Klong Son Bus Station in Koh Chang.

OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Travel Mart10:00-17:007h630 THB ($21)
Thai Sriram10:00-17:007h730 THB ($24)
Suvarnabhumi Burapha Bus07:00-14:00
12:00-20:00
17:00-00:00
7h
8h
7h
800 THB ($26.50)

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Note: If you booked a round trip ticket with the mini-bus service operated by Suvarnabhumi Burapa Co., be sure to communicate with them directly about your return trip so you can be accommodated accordingly. The last stop for this bus is at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK).

If you want to do it more like a local, you can also travel this route on your own. This method looks cheaper at only about 330 THB ($11) for the combined bus and ferry ticket.

However, note that the local bus stops at the Eastern Terminal in Bangkok, which is another hour away from the city center and 40min away from Suvarnabhumi Airport. If you add the additional taxi and/or train fares, it might even be more expensive than booking your ride online.

Still want to take the local transport from Koh Chang to Bangkok? Check out the step-by-step guide below.

Step 1: Koh Chang to Trat by Ferry

Duration: 45min
Costs:  80 THB ($2.10)

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 ($2).

The ferry ride costs 80 THB ($2.10) for an adult ticket. Below we provide the ferry schedules to guide you on your trip.

Try to get on an early ferry so you can catch the connecting bus when you arrive at the pier.

Pier (Departure)Pier (Arrival)SchedulesDurationCosts
Ao Sapparot PierAo Thammachat Pier06:30
every 45 min until
18:30
40mAdult: 80 THB ($2.10)
Kids (age 8-10): 30 THB ($1)
Car: 120 THB ($4)
Motorbike: 40 THB ($1.30)
Centerpoint Pier
(in Koh Chang)
Centerpoint Pier
06:00
07:30
then every hour until 19:30
45mAdult: 80 THB ($2.10) / 160 THB ($5)
Kids (below 9): Free
Car: 100 THB -120 THB ($3.30 - $4)
Motorbike: 30-50 THB ($1 -$1.70)

During low season, Centerpoint Pier ferries only depart at 09:30, 10:45 and 12:30, the afternoon schedules remain the same.

Step 2: Trat to Bangkok by Bus

Duration: 6 hours
Costs:  265 THB ($8.50)

It’s best to be in Trat before 14:00 so you can catch the #999 bus that passes by the pier. This bus has 2 trips daily and departs Trat at 14:00 and 16:00. Only the 14:00 bus trip passes by both piers.

You can pay for the bus ride at the terminal. The bus fare is 240 THB ($8) and you are required to pay a 15 THB ($0.50) commission to the ticket seller.

If you miss the 14:00 trip, you will need to take a songthaew to the bus terminal in Trat. There are buses departing every hour from the terminal that charge 250 THB ($8.20).

Bus #999 drops off passengers at the Eastern Bus Terminal in Ekkmai, Bangkok.

Flight

Koh Chang to Bangkok by Flight


Duration: 2 hours
Costs: 2,150 THB ($71)

After your ferry ride from Koh Chang to Trat, you will need to arrange a transfer from the pier to the airport. You can take a songthaew for this part of the journey.

If you purchased a round trip mini-bus transfer, they will take care of your transfer from Koh Chang to the airport.

We recommend asking your hotel to assist you with arranging your transfer, especially if you’re carrying big bags. It might be a little pricey but you will not have to deal with the hassle of haggling with taxis or packing luggage in and out of busy songthaews.

Flight fares from Koh Chang to Bangkok (via Trat) starts at 2,150 THB ($71).

There are 4 daily flights departing at 10:00, 13:10, 16:25 and 18:30 and it only takes about 1 hour to fly to Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Bangkok.

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Taxi

Koh Chang to Bangkok by Taxi


Duration: 5 – 6 hours
Costs: 4,000 THB ($132)

If you prefer to take the taxi from Trat, make sure to book in advance with a taxi company. This way, you will have a car waiting for you when you arrive at the pier in Trat. You may also ask your hotel to help you book a car or you can contact a local travel agency.

See the first step of the bus option above to find out how you can take the ferry from Koh Chang to Trat.

When booking via your hotel or a local agency, taxis and rented cars can cost about 4,000 THB ($132) for the trip back to Bangkok.

You can also book a taxi online via Klook for 4,320 THB ($143) for a 3-seater car. This can also fit up to 4 persons if you are carrying little luggage.

Reserve a Taxi on Klook

  Hotel

My favourite places to stay in Bangkok


Here Hostel

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 travelers 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

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Hom Hostel & Cooking Club

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 

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Lamphuhouse Bangkok

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

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Mam’s House 

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 

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Blue Chang House 

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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