Koh Chang Guide

Koh Chang to Cambodia

If you’re travelling from Cambodia to Koh Chang then you can now get to Koh Chang (or at least the ferry departure points) via daily minibus services from Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and Siem Reap. Services go from Koh Chang the other way too. It’s cheap but a long day of travelling. From reports that we have received differences in the price of a ticket often mean differences in the quality of the service so it might be worth a slightly more expensive ticket to save you a hassle filled journey.

Alternatively if you want to make the journey independently then head for the border crossing at Hat Lek, close to the Cambodian town of Koh Kong. Koh Kong is a sleepy border town that is nevertheless worth visiting if you have some time. If you are in the mood for some intrepid exploring there are lots of uninhabited islands nearby and you aren’t far south of the Cardomom Mountains which are full of pristine rain forest and are a World Heritage listed site.

One month Thai visas can be obtained for free at the Hat Lek border. Just over the border in Thailand a minibus to Trat bus station leaves (theoretically) every 45 minutes during border opening hours. It costs 120 Baht and takes just over an hour. Recently long waits have become common and they often don’t leave until the minibus is full.
Once you have arrived in Trat then you can take individual or shared taxis from the bus station or the town directly to the Koh Chang ferries.

Posted on May 5, 2012 in Transport PagesComments Off
koh chang by car

Koh Chang By Car Eastern Thailand and its islands – including Koh Chang – can be easily reached by road and two regular car ferries operate to Koh Chang. There are two main driving routes from Bangkok down to Koh Chang by car, both of which are around 310km long. The first route is to […]

Posted on May 5, 2012 in Transport PagesComments Off
bangkok taxi

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 […]

Posted on May 5, 2012 in Transport PagesComments Off
cycling on koh chang

Getting Around on Koh Chang On Koh Chang white share taxis run between the ferry terminals and all the west coast beaches beaches as far down the road as Bang Bao 6:30 am until late evening. They can be flagged down anywhere and used to travel around the island. If you are planning to return […]

Posted on March 30, 2013 in Transport PagesComments Off

Koh Chang to Cambodia If you’re travelling from Cambodia to Koh Chang then you can now get to Koh Chang (or at least the ferry departure points) via daily minibus services from Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville and Siem Reap. Services go from Koh Chang the other way too. It’s cheap but a long day of travelling. […]

Posted on March 30, 2013 in Transport PagesComments Off
koh chang ferry

A car ferry company operates from Ao Thammachat on the mainland to Ao Sapparot on Koh Chang. Ao Thammachat is 9km from Laem Ngop and 17km from Trat Airport. A second ferry goes from Centrepoint, 3 km up the coast from Laem Ngop. Ao Thammachat (039-555-188) First Ferry – 06.30 am Last Ferry – 07.00 […]

Posted on March 30, 2013 in Transport PagesComments Off
panan speedboat koh mak

Koh Chang to Koh Mak, Koh Kham, Koh Kood & Koh Wai It is now easy to take boats and speedboats from Koh Chang to Koh Mak and all the other local islands. Bang Bao Boat offers a daily service from Koh Chang to these islands. There are also other ferries that operate from Koh […]

Posted on March 30, 2013 in Transport PagesComments Off
koh chang by air

Koh Chang Flight Information The closest airport to Koh Chang is Trat Airport, owned and operated by Bangkok Airways. It is located on the mainland 17 kilometres from the Koh Chang ferry. Koh Chang flights operate to and from Trat and Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. Schedule changes are not uncommon so you might want to check […]

Posted on April 2, 2013 in Features and Archives, Koh Chang and Thailand, Transport PagesComments Off
bangkok airport rail link

If you’re flying in to Thailand you will almost certainly find yourselves visiting Suvarnabhumi Airport, the modern and imposing centrepiece of Thai air travel. It looks great but it is vast and can be a little overwhelming.  So here are a few tips and suggestions to help to make your journey a little more straightforward. […]

Posted on May 16, 2015 in Features and Archives, Koh Chang and Thailand, Transport PagesComments Off
cycling on koh chang

Koh Chang by Bicycle Everyone seems to be at it. The worldwide growth in cycling is a huge phenomenon driven by a combination of environmental concerns and recognition of the health benefits of riding a bike. Oh, and remember that it’s great fun too. The number of cyclists on Koh Chang’s roads increases year by […]

Posted on November 14, 2016 in Articles, Koh Chang News, Transport Pages2 Comments
Koh Chang Ferry

So Why Should You Come to Koh Chang? Let’s start at the beginning. If you’re interested in visiting Koh Chang but have never been there then let me help you decide if it’s the place for you. After all there are a lot of Thai Islands to choose from – why should you pick Koh […]

 

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