A beautiful view from within central Koh Chang-mobile

How to get from
Bangkok to Koh Chang

Bangkok to Koh Chang Trip Overview

Distance274 km (171.3 miles)
Price range$18-$247
Ride Duration Range1h-10h
Earliest Departure01:00
Latest Departure23:00

Flying from Bangkok to Koh Chang will save you time, and tickets are pretty affordable compared to most other connections. You can go the more affordable route by taking the bus, but you will want to book your ticket in advance. Bus travel takes approximately seven to nine hours depending on traffic and the type of bus you take. If you want to avoid the heavy beach crowds, Koh Chang is the perfect destination. There are lots of things to do by the water and the temperatures stay in the 70s and 80s all throughout the year.

Travel Schedule Options from Bangkok to Koh Chang



























































































Taking a ferry from Bangkok to Koh Chang

Pros

Friendly staff

Conveniently direct service

Inexpensive

Great vehicle cabin

Makes rest stops

Cons

Print vouchers required

Inclement weather cancellations

Motion + sea sickness

Limited luggage

Long journey

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The fastest: 5h

The cheapest: $151

Pros

Luggage allowance

Air conditioned cabin

Great value

Price includes up to 9 people

Cons

Non refundable

Not solo traveler friendly: expensive

Airport pick up only

Ferry fee - 80 THB (for not included ferry service)

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

The fastest: 5h

The cheapest: $123

Pros

A/C

Personal service

Maximum comfort

English speaking drivers

Pick up anytime, anywhere

Cons

Ferry fee - 80 THB (for not included ferry service)

Pricier option

Refunds vary

Not shared cabin

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

The fastest: 1h

The cheapest: $50

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The fastest: 6h

The cheapest: $18

POSSIBLE AMENITIES:

A/C

WC

TV

Reclining Seats

Blanket

Food

English Speaking Staff

The fastest: 4h 30m

The cheapest: $24

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A beautiful view from within central Koh Chang

About the ride from Bangkok to Koh Chang

Bangkok is a great spot to start exploring Thailand. The Thai capital is a vibrant city with many things to do. After some time here, you’ll definitely need a vacation! When you get tired of Bangkok’s never ending maze of amazing street food, unforgettable parties, and beautiful temples, it’s time for a change of scenery. There’s no better place to relax and get a taste of the authentic Thai experience than Koh Chang.

When traveling the 350 km (217 mile) distance between Bangkok and Koh Chang, you have three options. You can take a standard bus + ferry ride which takes around 9 hours. If you need more privacy during your trip to Koh Chang, you can take a private Car or a private Minivan, depending on the size of your group. A bus is a great option for travelers on a budget because the tickets are cheaper and the ferry ride is included in the initial price. 

Koh Chang had a huge spike in the number of tourists in the past 30 years, which caused a big increase in the development of hotels, restaurants, and resorts. However, compared to other popular Thai islands, Koh Chang still has a remote island vibe. The island has the party side, which you’ll find if you go to White Sand Beach or Lonely Beach. However, if you need some peace and quiet, you’ll find it on the island too.

 

What to see when traveling from Bangkok to Koh Chang

While you ride from Bangkok to Koh Chang, you’ll mostly be traveling through Thailand’s countryside. After a long ride, you’ll arrive at the Natural Bay Pier, and hop on a ferry that will take you across the sea to Koh Chang.

Once you arrive in Koh Chang, the first thing you should do is get into your swimsuit and visit some of the island’s best beaches, such as Klong Prao Beach, White Sand Beach, Lonely Beach, Kai Bae Beach, and so on.

If you want to meet other backpackers, try out snorkeling and diving, and wake up your party animal at night, Lonely Beach and White Sand Beach are the ideal spots for you and your squad. The other beaches are quieter and perfect for those looking for peace and relaxation.

Next to the emerald-colored ocean and beautiful white sand beaches, Koh Chang is home to untouched nature. Here you’ll find the lush green forest, breathtaking scenery, and impressive waterfalls. The Mu Koh Chang National Park spreads through almost the entire island. This is the perfect ground for the adventurer in you. The entrance for the park costs $5, and you can also consider hiring a local guide to show you all of the park’s hidden gems. 

 

How to get from Bangkok to Koh Chang?

Taking a Standard bus + ferry 

Taking a Standard Bus + Ferry ride from Bangkok to Koh Chang is the most popular and cheapest option. The ride is 3 hours longer than a private transfer, but much cheaper. Ferry tickets are included in the price, making this the perfect option for travelers on a budget.

taking a private car

For families and smaller groups of friends, traveling from Bangkok to Koh Chang via private cars with drivers is a common option. Cars are available for 3 passengers, and the journey is personalized to your needs. You can be picked up anywhere in Bangkok and dropped off anywhere in Koh Chang. This is a quick and luxurious option. Keep in mind that the tickets for a ferry ride aren’t included in the price, and they cost $2.5 per person.

Taking a minivan 

For groups of 3 to 9 passengers who want a private ride from Bangkok to Koh Chang, private minivans are the usual option. Minivans are available for up to 9 passengers and are a great choice for those who travel with families. The journey is personalized to your needs. You can choose your departure time, as well as pick up and drop off spots. This a quick and comfortable option, but be aware of an additional $2.5 per person cost of ferry tickets.

Companies Operating from Bangkok to Koh Chang

Average time

6h

Average price

$123 - $162

(500)

Average time

6h 30m

Average price

$26

(250)

Average time

5h - 6h 30m

Average price

$136 - $161

(145)

Average time

6h

Average price

$147 - $180

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Popular stations and stops in Bangkok and Koh Chang

Departure stations in Bangkok

Bangkok - Any hotel

Suvarnabhumi Airport Terminal 1 (BKK) 1st floor Gate 8

Bangkok Don Mueang Airport (DMK)

Bangkok - Any hotel in the downtown area

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

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Arrival stations in Koh Chang

Koh Chang - Any hotel

Suvarnabhumi Burapha Office

Boonsiri Ferry (Koh Chang)

Ferry Center Point Koh Chang

Koh Chang Pier

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