Travel from Koh Mak to Koh Chang

By shared speedboat and minivan transfer the journey from Koh Mak to Koh Chang is scheduled to take 2 hours.

Ferry Times from Koh Mak to Koh Chang

There is currently 1 shared speedboat service a day from Koh Mak to Koh Chang available to book online.

Koh MakKoh ChangTicketCompany
14:3016:30฿ 700Boonsiri High Speed Ferries

Buy Tickets from Koh Mak to Koh Chang

Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Koh Mak to Koh Chang.

Powered by 12Go Asia system

Koh Mak Ferry Pier

  • Boonsiri High Speed Ferries services from Koh Mak to Koh Chang depart from Ao Nid Pier.

Google Map of Ao Nid Pier

Koh Chang Ferry Pier

  • Boonsiri High Speed Ferries services from Koh Mak to Koh Chang arrive into Ao Sapparot Pier before transferring passengers to their hotel.

Google Map of Ao Sapparot Pier

About Travel to Koh Chang

Koh Chang is a large island, the third largest in Thailand 30 km long by 13 km at its widest point, with a land area of approximately 211 square kilometres.

Development on Koh Chang

The population of Koh Chang, estimated to be 5,000 to 8,000, is relatively small. As a point of comparison, Koh Samui has a land area of 229 square kilometres and a population variously estimated as somewhere between 50,000 and 70,000.

One of the reasons for this is because the interior is very hilly, with the highest point on the island rising 744 metres above sea level. The other reason is that much of the island is protected national park land and development of any kind is not permitted. This benefits the local wildlife, particularly bird life on the island.

Tourism in Koh Chang

Mass tourism in Koh Chang is a relatively new development, with both Thai and foreign tourists starting to come to the island in significant numbers from around 2010 onward. A lot of the visitors to Koh Chang come for short stays. The main ferry piers to the island are about half a day driving time from Bangkok making it a convenient destination for a long weekend break for city dwellers.

Koh Chang is a pleasant alternative to other more developed destinations on the upper east coast of Thailand, in particular Pattaya, and delivers relatively good value for money in terms of accommodation close to the beach.

One of the long sandy beaches in Koh Chang
One of the long sandy beaches in Koh Chang
Where to Stay in Koh Chang

Koh Chang has four main places where most of the leisure visitors to Koh Chang choose to stay: White Sand Beach, Lonely Beach, Kai Bae Beach and Klong Prao Beach. White Sand Beach is by far the most popular beach and the most developed. It’s also the closest beach to the main ferry piers.

White Sand Beach has lots of mid-range accommodation and bears and restaurants catering to foreign tourists. Lonely Beach is normally the second busiest part of the island. Once known as a place for younger backpackers, Lonely Beach has developed over the past decade. Nonetheless, Lonely Beach still tends to attract different types of visitors to White Sand Beach, and its last night bars, such as Ting Tong Bar, have more of an ‘island feel’ to them than the establishments on the main road at White Sand Beach.

Things to Do in Koh Chang

Koh Chang doesn’t have as wider range of activities, particularly activities for children, as islands such as Phuket or Koh Samui. A lot of the visitors to Koh Chang come for only short stays and are content to spend their time enjoying the beach. This said there are some activities you can do whilst staying in Koh Chang:

  • Scuba diving
  • Elephant rides
  • Trekking on the hill and to 6 sets of waterfalls
  • Muay Thai
  • Canopy walks and zip lines in the jungle
  • Thai cookery courses
  • Snorkelling tours to nearby islands

How useful was this article?

Click on a star to rate it!

Average rating 0 / 5. Vote count: 0

No votes so far! Be the first to rate this post.