Travel from Bangkok to Koh Chang

Ferry services to Koh Chang depart from Thammachat Pier which is 329 km from Bangkok. From Bangkok travellers have the option of either travelling to Trat and then taking local transport to Thammachat Pier, or travelling direct by booking a joint bus and ferry service from Bangkok city centre all the way to Koh Chang.

Bus Times from Bangkok to Koh Chang

All services listed below include both travel by bus or minivan to the pier on the mainland and a ferry ticket for the sea crossing over to Koh Chang island.

BangkokKoh ChangTicketCompany
05:3015:30฿ 850Suwarnphum Burapha
06:0016:30฿ 1,150Boonsiri High Speed Ferries
07:3015:00฿ 950Boonsiri High Speed Ferries
08:3015:00฿ 950Mama Travel and Tour
  • Triple T: Services to Koh Chang depart from Bangkok’s Northern Bus Terminal.
  • Travel Mart: Services to Koh Chang depart from the Khao San Road.
  • Mama Travel and Tour: Services to Koh Chang depart from 144 Khao San Road.

Buy Tickets from Bangkok to Koh Chang

Use the Search Box below to buy your joint bus and ferry tickets from Bangkok to Koh Chang.

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Different services depart from different places in Bangkok, some even include a hotel pick up, so please check to make sure you understand where you need to go to start your journey from Bangkok to Koh Chang before you book your tickets.

Bangkok Northern Bus Terminal

Tripe T minivan and bus services from Bangkok depart from the Northern Bus Terminal, also known as ‘Morchit’ or ‘Mo Chit’ Bus Station – same place just different ways of writing the name in English.

Google Map of Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal

Bangkok Khao San Road Bus Station

  • Khao San Travel Mart bus services to Koh Chang depart from the Khao San Road in Bangkok.

Google Map of Khao San Road

Koh Chang Pier

  • Passengers on public ferry services to Koh Chang arrive at Pineapple Beach Pier, also known as Ao Sapparot Pier.

Google Map of Ao Sapparot Pier

About Travel to Koh Chang

Koh Chang is the third largest of Thailand’s islands and less developed (and more difficult to get to) than the two larger islands of Phuket and Koh Samui. Koh Chang means ‘Elephant Island’ and is so called because part of the island is considered to be shaped like an elephant.

Mu Ko Chang National Marine Park

Koh Chang is part of the Mu Ko Chang National Marine Park and large parts of the island have been preserved as wildness areas with an abundance of birds and marine life. At the centre of the island is Khao Salak Phet, which is a steep hill rising to 744 metres above sea level. The streams running down from Khao Salak Phet feed a number of waterfalls on the island.

Kai Bae Beach in Koh Chang
Kai Bae Beach in Koh Chang
Tourism in Koh Chang

Koh Chang is best known for two things: bars and beaches. The majority of the visitors to the island come for two to three night stays (particularly around the weekend) and spend their day relaxing on a beach and their evenings making merry at a bar on the beach.

Where to Stay in Koh Chang

The four most popular beaches on Koh Chang are:

  • Klong Prao Beach: The longest beach of the island. Despite the three large resorts based here, Klong Prao Beach is probably the probably the quietest of the four main beaches.
  • Lonely Beach: This is the original backpacker beach, although the accommodation has recently gone more upmarket and become more expensive. Lonely Beach is still, however, the most lively beach in the evening with Ting Tong Bar and Himmel staying open until the early hours playing loud music, and causing people in nearby bungalows to regret their choice of accommodation.
  • White Sand Beach: This is the closest beach to the ferry piers and the busiest. You can find a good range of mid-priced accommodation here as well as restaurants and bars. If you really want to eat Western style food and drink imported beers then head to White Sand Beach.
  • Kai Bae Beach: Less developed than White Sand beach, with some good slightly less expensive places to stay. Behind the beach is a road with smaller independent bars and restaurants offering better value for money than the beach front establishments on Koh Chang.

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