Koh Chang Ferries – Companies, Timetables, Prices

Fully UPDATED June 2017

koh-chang-ferries Koh Chang ferries are operated by two companies, Ferry Koh Chang and Centrepoint Ferry. Both take foot passengers, 2 wheel and 4 wheel vehicles but large buses do not travel onto the island.

The Koh Chang ferries run every day of the year as scheduled, with only the very occasional cancellation due to high waves.

At peak times, such as the New Year holidays, the Songkran festival and the May Day long weekend, extra services are added to the timetables given below. However, at these times, you will still experience long queues to get on and off the island.

Koh Chang Ferries – Ferry Koh Chang

Ferry Koh Chang leaves from Ao Thammachat Pier on the mainland to arrive at Ao Sapparot Pier on the north east coast of Koh Chang. Ao Thammachat Pier is the nearest pier to the Bangkok highway and some 10km from Laem Ngop, a small coastal town, which over time has become the generic name given for all the piers.

ferry-koh-chang-koh-chang-ferries Ferry Koh Chang operates several different sized boats, with the smallest taking 30 minutes and the larger, emblazoned with Singha beer slogans, 40 to 45 minutes. The first ferry in either direction is at 06.30am and the last at 19.00. They run every 45 minutes or at busy times, pretty much continuously.

On board, there is a refreshments area, toilets and plenty of seating spaces upstairs.

Both our private transfers from Suvaranabhumi and Don Mueang Airports, Bangkok hotels and Cambodian borders and our share minibuses from Bangkok hotels use this ferry. Share minibuses from Trat Airport to Koh Chang also go on this service and the last flight of the day always makes the last boat.

Mainland (Ao Thammachat Ferry) to Koh Chang (Ao Sapparot)

Ferry Koh Chang
Dep: 06:30 and then every 45 minutes until 19.00
Duration: 30 to 40 minutes depending on which boat
Price: 80bt per person | Kids (under 7) free | Kids (8 to 10) 30bt
120bt car | 40bt motorcycle | NO RETURN TICKETS

Tel: 039 555 188

Koh Chang (Ao Sapparot) to Mainland (Ao Thammachat)

Ferry Koh Chang
Dep: 06:30 and then every 45 minutes until 19.00
Duration: 30 to 40 minutes depending on which boat
Price: 80bt per person | Kids (under 7) free | Kids (8 to 10) 30bt
120bt car | 40bt motorcycle | NO RETURN TICKETS


Koh Chang Ferries – Centerpoint Ferry

centerpoint-ferry-koh-chang-ferries Centerpoint Ferry leaves from Centerpoint on the mainland and arrives on Koh Chang at Centerpoint (Cabana) Pier in Dan Khao. It’s about 3 km further down the east coast than Ao Sapparot Pier, the pier used by Ferry Koh Chang.

Centerpoint Pier (mainland) is about 5km from Laem Ngop and therefore nearer to Trat City, which is itself inland some 18km away.

Centerpoint Ferry operates older boats, which all take 45 minutes. The first ferry in either direction is at 06.00am and the last ferry at 19.30. They run hourly. After the initial boats of the day, those from the mainland are on the hour, 08.00am. 09.00am and so on; those from Koh Chang are on the 1/2 hour, 08.30am, 09.30am and so on.

On board, there is a refreshments area, toilets and plenty of seating spaces upstairs. Centerpoint Ferry is much more open to the elements than Ferry Koh Chang, a nice bonus in the dry months as Ferry Koh Chang can get very hot even during a short crossing.

The 999 Bus, the Suvarnabhumi Airport share minibus/bus service operated by Suvarnabhumi Bupara Co and the Khao San Road VIP bus take passengers to Centrepoint Ferry. However, the 999 early bus often goes via Ao Thammachat as well and it certainly picks up customers from there on the way back to Bangkok. Transfers into and out of Cambodia use this service too.

Mainland (Centerpoint Ferry) to Koh Chang (Centrepoint @ Dan Khao)

Centerpoint Ferry
Dep: 06:00, 07.00, 08.00, 09.00 till 17.00, 18.00 and 19.30 (no ferry at 19.00)
Please note in Low Season from 20/6/16 to October (date to be confirmed), timetable is same till 12.00, 13.30, 15.00, 16.00. 17.00, 18.00, last boat at 19.00
45 minutes
80bt per person | Return 160bt | Kids (under 9) free
100bt car | Return 180bt
30bt motorcycle | Return 50bt

Tel: 039 538 196

Koh Chang (Centerpoint @ Dan Khao) to Mainland (Centrepoint Ferry)

Centerpoint Ferry
Dep: 06:00 and then 07.30, 08.30, 09.30 and then hourly until 19.30
Please note in Low Season from 20/6/16 to October (date to be confirmed), timetable is same till 13.30, 15.00, 16.30, 17.30, 18.30, last boat at 19.00
45 minutes
80bt per person | Return 160bt | Kids (under 9) free
100bt car | Return 180bt
30bt motorcycle | Return 50bt


Koh Chang Ferries – Laem Ngop Pier

Laem Ngop itself is a sleepy place 18km or so out of Trat, which has its own Laem Ngop Pier, also sometimes referred to as Krom Luang. This is used by the speedboats and wooden goods boats heading to Koh Mak and Koh Wai, see Koh Mak Speedboats and Ferry – Companies and Prices and Getting to Koh Wai for all the timetable details. In the old days, there was also a wooden passenger ferry for Koh Chang which left from this pier, but this has long since ceased operations.

You may also find visit Laem Ngop to get an extension on your tourist visa at the local Immigration Office, which is near the port area.

Koh Chang Ferries – Taxis from Trat, Taxis on Koh Chang

Share Taxis or songthaews as they are known, run to and from Trat town or Trat Bus Station, which is a kilometre out from the city itself. Cost is 50bt to 60bt per person, but they only leave when full. If you want to go quicker, expect the rate to rise.

On Koh Chang, songthaews are lined up to meet each ferry and transport you to the different beaches. All the prices and information on them is here. Bear in mind that they too do not leave unless full.

Koh Chang Ferries – After Hours

If you cannot make the last of the Koh Chang ferries at 19.30, we can organise a private wooden tour boat charter to take you across to the island. Please contact us for a quotation.

Our private transfers also pick up late night, early morning from Suvarnabhumi Airport, so you can travel through the night for the first of the Koh Chang ferries in the morning at 06.00am or 06.30am. Remember, however, if you arrive at the piers in the dead of night, there is very little happening. We strongly advise taking an Airport hotel as a better option but it’s your call.


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