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 take Highway 3, the Bangna – Trat road. There is a quicker elevated tollway running above Highway 3. Continue until the Chonburi Bypass and here turn off onto Highway 344. Follow this road past Ban Bung and when you reach the Klaeng Crossroads turn back onto Highway 3 and continue on towards Trat.
Alternatively you can leave Bangkok on the Motorway that is a continuation of the Rama IX, Srinikarin road. This road goes onwards and meets highway 344 where you can continue to Trat as detailed above.
To avoid Trat and go directly to the ferry departure points turn right onto the well-signposted Laem Ngop road about 20km outside Trat.
If you’re driving down to Koh Chang from Pattaya then take Highway 36 which joins Highway 3 heading towards Trat shortly after Rayong, then follow this highway as above.
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 […]