There are direct bus, mini van and taxi services to Koh Chang from Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi airport, and Pattaya. Options include inexpensive combination bus/van and ferry tickets direct to your hotel on Koh Chang.
First of all, the painless and easy ways to get to Koh Chang.
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Getting from Bangkok to Koh Chang
If you are going to Koh Chang by bus or mini van, unless you are going from the airport I recommend you choose Ekamai (eastern) bus terminal. It’s smaller and much easier to navigate than Morchit (Mo Chit), and the travel time to Koh Chang is less.
Bangkok Ekamai Bus Terminal to Koh Chang
The Transport Co 1st Class
Express Bus, Bangkok to Laem Ngop ferry piers 07:45, 09:45.
Express Bus, Laem Ngop ferry piers to Bangkok 14:00. 16:00.
Fare is 263 baht, travel time is approximately 5 and a half hours.
Bangkok to Trat every hour between 5:00 to 23:30.
Trat to Bangkok every hour between 7:00 to 23:00.
Bangkok to Trat 06:00, 07:00, 09:30, 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 15:30, 17:30, 19:30, 20:30, 22:00, 23:30.
Trat to Bangkok 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 16:00, 18:00, 21:30, 23:00, 23:30.
Tanakawee Bus, Ekamai
Bangkok to Laem Ngop 08:30.
Laem Ngop to Khao San Rd, Bangkok 11:30.
Bangkok to Trat 10:30, 12:00, 16:30, 18:30, 22:30.
Trat to Bangkok 08:30, 10:30, 12:00, 14:00, 20:00.
Mini Van to Trat from Ekamai
Vans depart at 05:00, 06:00, 09:30, 12:00, 12:30, 14:30 & 16:30.
These vans may stop before Trat, then passengers will be transferred to a shuttle and onward to the Koh Chang ferry.
Bangkok Morchit Bus Terminal to Koh Chang
Bangkok to Trat 08:30, 17:30.
Trat to Bangkok 08:30, 14:30.
Bangkok to Trat 06:00, 09:30, 12:30, 15:30, 23:00.
Trat to Bangkok 07:30, 09:30, 14:30, 16:00.
Bangkok to Laem Ngob Center Point ferry terminal 06:00, 09:30, 12:30 15:30, 23:00.
Laem Ngob Center Point to Bangkok 07:30, 09:30, 12:30 16:00, 23:30.
PLEASE NOTE: some buses may stop at Suvarnabhumi airport before going on to Koh Chang.
Suvarnabhumi Airport Burapha Bus
Tickets at the service counter of BorKhorSor (Passenger Terminal, Public Transport Center)
No. 392 from Suvarnabhuni airport to Koh Chang 07:50.
Koh Chang to Suvarnabhumi airport 13:00.
May not be available in low season.
Suvarnabhumi Burapha Mini Van to Koh Chang
Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang 09:30, 11:00, 14:00.
Koh Chang to Suvarnabhumi Airport 07:00, 09:00, 17:00, 19:00.
How to Get to Koh Chang From Pattaya
If you want to go direct to the ferry terminals or to a hotel on Koh Chang from Pattaya you will need to use a shared mini van or private taxi or mini bus, unless you are driving your own vehicle of course.
Burapha Pattaya Mini Van
Departs Pattaya 2 times a day from Pattaya to Koh Chang. The price is 500 baht per person one way from Pattaya to your hotel on Koh Chang. The price includes ferry ticket and in-meal snack.
Departure times are 08:00 and 12:00. Tickets can be purchased at the office which is located opposite Tesco mini mart, behind Numchai electrical store, between Soi Siam Country Club and Soi Nernplubwan, East Pattaya.
Telephone: Pattaya office 092-267-8435, Trat 092-267-8423, Koh Chang 098-268-5227.
Get directions to the Suvarnabhumi Burapha Pattaya office with this Google map.
Many taxi services in Pattaya provide a service to Koh Chang by car or mini bus, most have the rates dispalyed their website, or you can just contact them for a quote.
Bus from Pattaya to Trat
Buses depart from Pattaya to Trat from Phet Prasert bus terminal. The Phet Prasert terminal is located on the southbound side of Sukhumvit highway, opposite Boonthavorn, approximately 900 meters north of the Pattaya (central) Klang junction. You can book tickets through 12go.
Trat to Koh Chang: From Trat bus terminal to the Koh Chang ferry terminal at Laem Ngop is about 20 kilometers. You can take a songthaew to the ferry for about 80 – 100 baht per person, or a private taxi for 300 – 400 baht. Buses run from Bangkok and Pattaya to Trat, so that is also a relatively cheap way to get to Koh Chang.
Koh Chang Ferries
The 2 ferry services from Laem Ngop on the mainland to Koh Chang are ‘Ferry Koh Chang’ and Centrepoint. Both take vehicles and foot passengers. When you arrive at Koh Chang there will be songthaew taxis waiting to take you to your destination. These are shared “truck type” taxis which like to squeeze on as many passengers as they can. Fares may vary depending on your destination, but expect to pay between 50 and 200 baht.
Ferry Koh Chang Arrival and Departure Times
Departing approximately every 45 minutes every day. Crossing time is 30 minutes.
Prices are around 80 baht per adult, 30 baht per child, and 120 baht for a car.
Mainland pier (Ao Thammachart) to Koh Chang between 06:30 – 19:00
Koh Chang Pier (Ao Sapparot) to mainland between 06:30 – 19:00.
Centrepoint Ferry Koh Chang
Ferries depart every hour, on the hour. Crossing time is approximately 1 hour.
Prices are 80 baht per adult (9 years and above), children under 9 years are free, cars 100 baht.
Centrepoint mainland terminal to Koh Chang between 06:00 – 19:30
Koh Chang to Mainland between 06:00 – 19:30.
Travel time by bus from Bangkok to Koh Chang is a minimum of 5 hours, to improve your chances of catching the last ferry you should be departing no later than mid day. Also try to avoid 2nd class buses (the ones with an orange stripe) because they make more stops which increases the journey time.
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