Koh Chang Guide

Koh Chang By Taxi From Bangkok

You can often pursuade a taxi driver to take you down to Koh Chang from Bangkok. If there are a few of you this can be as cheap or cheaper than the other options – and a lot more convenient. Agree a fee in advance – 3-4,000 Baht is a fair price to get to Koh Chang by Taxi. Make sure that you decide who is paying for any expressway tolls (usually a couple of hundred baht). Also make sure that you have agreed to be dropped at the Koh Chang Ferry or actually at your resort on Koh Chang – which will of course be more expensive.

Our Taxi/Minibus Service

Alternatively we offer a reliable and convenient taxi and minibus reservation service to and from the airports and all destinations in Bangkok as well as many other local destinations. This is the most convenient way to get to Koh Chang by Taxi.
Just fill out the form on our booking page here and we’ll confirm for you. There’s no need for advance payments with most services.

Buses from Bangkok to Koh Chang

Probably the best way to get down to Koh Chang is by bus from Either Ekamai – Bangkok’s Eastern Bus terminal, or Morchit – the Northern terminal. The frequent departures from both are detailed in the table below. Buses take from four to six hours to get down to Trat or to the Koh Chang ferries. Most convenient are the buses run by Tanakawee or 99 Express that go directly to the ferry stops at Centrepoint and Ao Thammachat. Expect to pay around 250 Baht for your journey.
If you get a bus to Trat, the nearest town to Koh Chang, you will arrive at Trat’s bus station, about 1km out of town (See the Trat Map). Taxis will be waiting to take you the 20 kilometres to the Koh Chang ferry for about 250-300 Baht. You can reduce this to 50 Baht if you are prepared to wait and take a shared taxi.

There are also minibuses that pick up from guesthouses around Khao San Road in Bangkok and travel directly to the ferry departure point at Laem Ngop. Bookings can be made from any of the scores of travel agents in this area. The buses leave at 7-8am and take 5 or 6 hours. The trip costs around 250B including ferry crossing.

Buses: To/From Bangkok

99 Express (089-752-5732)

Ekamai to Ferries – 06.30am, 07.45 am, 09.45 am
Ferries to Ekamai – 12.30pm, 02.00 pm, 04.00 pm
(service also stops at Suvarnabhumi Airport)

Cherdchai Tour (02-391-2237)

Ekamai to Trat
06.00 am, 07.00 am, 09.30 am, 11.00 am, 12.30 am, 01.15 pm, 02.00 pm, 03.30 pm, 05.30 pm, 07.30 pm, 08.30 pm, 10.00 pm, 11.00 pm, 11.30 pm

Morchit to Trat (via Airport)
8.30am 5.30pm

Trat to Ekamai
07.00 am, 08.00am, 09.00 am, 09.30.am, 10.00 am, 11.00 am, 12.00 pm,  01.00 pm, 02.00 pm, 04.00 pm, 06.00 pm, 09.30 pm, 11.00 pm, 11.30 pm

Trat to Morchit (via Airport)
8.30am, 2.30pm

Tanakawee (02-391-2331)

Ekamai to Ferry (Ao Tammachat)
08.30 am

Ekamai to Trat
10.30 am, 12.00 pm, 04.40 pm, 06.30 pm, 10.30 pm

Morchit to Trat (via Airport)
06.00 am, 09.30 am, 12.30 pm, 03.30 pm, 11.00 pm

Ferry (Ao Tammachat) to Khao San Rd.
11.30 am

Trat to Ekamai
10.00 am, 10.30 am, 12.00 pm, 02.00 pm, 08.00 pm

Trat to Morchit
(via Airport)
07.30 am, 09.30 am, 12.30 pm, 04.00pm

Minibuses from Koh Chang to Bangkok

Minibuses return to Bangkok at 11am every day from Laem Ngop.
There is also a minibus that leaves from the Ao Thammachat ferry arrival point for Victory Monument in Bangkok every hour. It costs 300 Baht. Note that it doesn’t stop at the airport but on request they will drop you off in a nearby part of Bangkok from where you can get a taxi.

Buses from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang

All the bus services that leave from Morchit bus terminal stop to pick up passengers at Suvarnabhumi airport’s bus station. This is linked to the airport by a free white shuttle bus. The 99 Express buses from Ekamai also stop here. For departure times add twenty minutes to the Bangkok departure times in the timetable.

Buses from Pattaya/Koh Samet to Koh Chang

Daily minibus services operate from Pattaya via Ban Pae (ferry port for Koh Samet) to the ferry departure point at Laem Ngop. The cost is around 400B from Pattaya or 300B from Ban Pae and the journey takes 4 or 2.5 hours respectively. Going to Laem Ngop the service leaves Pattaya at 8am. It picks up in Ban Pae at 11am. A return service leaves Laem Ngop at 1pm daily. Public buses leave for Pattaya from Trat’s bus station at 05.00, 09.30, 12.00 and 15.00 daily. It’s a long hot journey and the minibus option is more comfortable.

Book Taxi/Minibus From Pattaya to Koh Chang

We also provide Taxis and minibuses between Pattaya and Koh Chang. Just fill out the form on our booking page here and we’ll confirm for you. There’s no need for advance payments with most services.

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