How to get to Koh Chang

What types of transport are there to Koh Chang?

A dreamy vacation is every traveler’s goal. To embrace the old and the new, to hear nothing but silence and sometimes the rolling waves of the sea and the chirping birds just as the sun is about to set its golden glow. No one would want to escape such charm and beauty even if the place sets you for a long travel. After all, this is what we need – a gateway to paradise and to let serenity take its turning point.

In Thailand, a sleeping giant has been undiscovered by many. Hailed as the second biggest island in the country, Koh Chang now is one of the most sought travel spots in the world. It is famous for its display of pristine white sand beaches and the offer of thrilling activities is just overwhelming. As tourists would describe it, “impeccable.”

A great jump-start is to plan strategically the entire trip to avoid the inconvenience of overbooking and overcrowding. After all, a dreamy vacation means total relaxation and should be hassle free. The initial and most important stage of this trip is getting there. With the drastic improvements of Koh Chang’s tourism, various ways have been advantageously designed for the guests. Therefore, what does getting to Koh Chang entail?

By Plane

Comfort and speed are the great deals of enjoying your journey by riding an airplane. Bangkok Airways offers three flights per day starting off at 08:30, 11:40 then 17:05 which will cover a one hour leg from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Trat Airport. Air fare rates vary on the season. Air- conditioned Mini-bus transfers are made available from Trat airport directly to Koh Chang’s beautiful resorts.

By Private transfers

This is the most popular mode of transport from Bangkok to Koh Chang. You and your group can book an appointment to be picked up from your hotel or at Suvarnabhumi airport by a taxi or a limousine and you will be taken to your chosen resort or hotel on Koh Chang. This private mode ensures a cozy lengthy conversation while inside the car. Note that the driver prefers to carry passengers going back to the airport as some of their trips resulted to empty returns.

By Bus

If budget is on top of your consideration for a Koh Chang getaway, then riding a public bus is the most economical choice. From Suvarnabhumi airport, take the free shuttle going to airport bus terminus. Book your tickets online at the Suvarnabhumi Burapha Bus Company. The bus line #392 leaves at 07:30 and returns from Koh Chang at 12:30. One way ticket is 275 baht per head.

Bus and minibus to Koh Chang at Ekamai bus station, BangkokPhoto from :

By Ferry

Another agreeable way of stepping your feet to the lovely sights of Koh Chang is through passenger and vehicle ferries. Centrepoint Ferry and Ferry Koh Chang operate from the mainland to Koh Chang approximately an hour. They get off from 06:00 to 17:30 with a rate of 80 baht for a single trip. Light meals can also be purchased at piers and ferries. See for more details and timetables.

By Motorbike and Car hire

Off to a more adventurous approach? Avail of the island’s motorbike and car rentals that you can maximize for a day of exploration. The area is flooded with shops selling these services. Be ready with your driving license and your passport if you want to book one.

Island Hopping

Bang Bao Boats and Kai Bae Huts Nor Nou Speedboats recommend you join them to an island feast as you hop from Koh Chang to Koh Kood, Koh Wai and Koh Mak. This journey allows you to be surprised with the picturesque view of the mountains, the long stretch of the white sand beaches and the crystal clear blue waters that you have been yearning to experience. The speedboats offer three schedules on a daily basis: 09:00, 09:30 and 12:00 pm. Prices range from 400 to 900 baht.

Soon as you reach Koh Chang, you will be stunned by its magnificent beauty. At this stage, surely you and your holiday lot have chosen the best resort or hotel. Whether it is the four star KC Grande Resort or the intimate Lazy Republique villas, you and your loved ones are guaranteed of a happy, lovely stay. The resorts’ staffs are known to be warm and accommodating and the amenities and services are scored to excellence.

More details about boats to Koh Kood

It’s time to pack your bags and book this exciting trip of a lifetime.