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Koh Chang to Pattaya

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3 ways to get from Koh Chang to Pattaya

Taking a Minivan from Koh Chang to PattayaDuration: 5h 30m
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There is 1 operator that run from Koh Chang to Pattaya. If you decide to take a Minivan, you can take the VIP option.

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Taking a Private rides from Koh Chang to PattayaDuration: 5h
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You can get from Koh Chang to Pattaya by booking a private car. This way, you'll get a bunch of privacy to yourself and flexibility in your journey. This option, though, does not included the cost of the ferry. In order to board the ferry, you'll need to pay the ferry operator 80 THB.

  • Pros
    • Ticket price includes up to 3 people
    • Pick up anytime
    • Any hotel pick up/drop off
    • Pick up anytime
    • Any hotel pick up/drop off
    • Air conditioned cabin
  • Cons
    • Long journey
    • Long journey
    • Non refundable
    • Ferry journey not included
    • Pricey option
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Taking a Bus+Ferry from Koh Chang to PattayaDuration: 5h 30m
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There are many ways to get from Koh chang to Pattaya. One such way is by bus-ferry combo. A minivan will pick you up from Ao Sapparat pier. There's also free hotel drop off in Pattaya. The vehicles are both air conditioned. There are no bathrooms on either vehicle.

  • Pros
    • Luggage allowance
    • Affordable option
    • Free hotel drop off in Pattaya
    • Free cancellations
  • Cons
    • Cramped van vehicle
    • Possibly makes no bathroom stops
    • Possibly only open air seating on ferry
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About the ride from Koh Chang to Pattaya

The island of Koh Chang soothes with its lush greens and brilliant blues, and is the perfect antidote for the stresses of city life. If you are seeking adventure, Koh Chang has plenty to offer. Hike its mountain, the Salak Phet, discover the many waterfalls hidden in the island's interiors, sign up for a snorkeling tour, or party through the night at Lonely Beach. Those who just want to disconnect and relax can spend all day at White Sands Beach, get a soothing beachside massage, savor some of the freshest seafood or visit the Bang Bao Floating Village. 

Pattaya, one of Thailand's most popular tourist destinations, charms with its unique mix of picture-perfect beaches, vibrant nightlife, and awe-inspiring religious monuments. Climb up the steps of the Big Buddha Hill or visit the stunning Sanctuary of Truth, a Buddhist Temple made entirely of teak wood. The Pattaya Floating Market is a must-visit for its colorful sights, sounds, and smells. But for some of the most perfect strips of golden sand, take a boat ride to Coral Island, located a short distance from the hustle and bustle of Pattaya Beach. No trip to Pattaya is complete without an evening stroll down Walking Street, known for its restaurants and bars.

To cover the 167 miles (269 km) distance from Koh Chang to Pattaya, travelers can take a bus and ferry combination or hire a private minivan or taxi. While buses are the most economical option, hiring a private taxi gives you the freedom to choose your departure time, offers more leg space, and the convenience of hotel pick ups and drop offs. 


How to get from Koh Chang to Pattaya

Taking a bus/ferry

The most cost-effective option available to travel this route (ticket prices start from $24 per passenger), buses are a popular choice, especially amongst backpackers and budget travelers. With six departure timings (morning and early afternoon), you can choose one that works best with your schedule. The air-conditioned buses take around five and a half to six hours to cover this distance (including the ferry transfer).

Taking a minivan 

Another economical option for getting from Koh Chang to Pattaya, especially if you are traveling as part of a bigger group, is renting a private minivan. These air-conditioned vehicles are perfect for up to 9 passengers and offer hotel pick up and drop off. Travel time is around five to five and a half hours. Please note that the price does not include the ferry tickets. These can be purchased separately at the pier.

Hiring a private car/taxi 

This is the most expensive option amongst all but the fastest and arguably, the most convenient way to travel this route. Perfect for couples who prefer to pay a little extra for the extra legroom and privacy and families with small children who need flexibility in traveling, private taxis take around five hours to reach Pattaya. Please note that, like minivans, the price does not include the cost of ferry tickets, which will have to be purchased separately.


What to see when traveling from Koh Chang to Pattaya? 

The ferry ride from Koh Chang to Pattaya presents the opportunity to sit back and enjoy the calming seascape. There is nothing quite like feeling the sea breeze, watching the water sparkle, and enjoying the sight of fishermen and other boats go by. The five-hour bus ride from the pier to Pattaya takes you through small towns and villages and gives you a peek into the lives of the locals.

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Bookaway's customers prefer Standard Bus+Ferry by Suvarnabhumi Burapha Bus

SUV Car 4 PAX by Bangkok Taxi 24 which usually takes 5h


CARGlassflower | Bangkok Taxi 24

BUS-FERRY35 Group Pattaya | Jumping Frog Travel | Suvarnabhumi Burapha Bus

184 Km (Air)

Standard Bus+Ferry by 35 Group Pattaya starting at US$21

Approximately, there are 5 departures each day. You can also book a private ride and leave whenever you want.