Private Transfer to Koh Chang by Car or Minibus

UPDATED for 2018-19 SEASON

koh chang transfer private car taxi bangkok minivanTransfer by private car or private minibus is perhaps the easiest way of getting to Koh Chang from Bangkok.

Collection is possible from the hotels in all the main downtown Bangkok areas, Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Don Mueang Airport (DMK), as well as Trat Airport (TDX), the departure piers for Koh Kood (Laem Sok) and Koh Mak (Laem Ngop) and from Pattaya and Ban Phe (Koh Samet).

We also offer an international transfer service to and from the Cambodia borders at Aranya Prathet, Had Lek and Ban Pakkad and to and from Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh and Battambang.

To cut to the quick, our private transfer prices for all routes are here, but please do take time to read about the transfer service below.

Why Choose a Private Transfer to Koh Chang?

Flying to Trat Airport is the fastest way to get to Koh Chang, but there is only one airline, Bangkok Airways. Without competition, they can pitch their prices far higher than other routes like Krabi and Chiang Mai, so you are looking at around 2,800bt for a single one way ticket. Added to that, you must travel to and from the Airports at each end, meaning the actual figure per person could be nearer 3,500bt per person.

Naturally, buses and minibuses are the cheapest way of getting to the island, but they are also by far the slowest. Share minibuses are always an option and we provide a terrific hotel to hotel service but it is with 10 other people and pick-up times are fixed.

With a private transfer by car or minibus, it’s just you and your friends or family. It’s door to door, we come to your hotel at the time you decide or we wait at the Airport at pre-arranged meeting places with a name sign.

When you leave Koh Chang, we again come to your hotel when you say, so early morning, late afternoon, whatever suits. It’s your call and of course, in either direction, you can stop when you want along the way.

As value for money goes and cost per person with convenience, a private transfer is hard to beat.

How Long Does It Take to Get to Koh Chang?

Travel time to the ferry piers is around 4.5 hours from Suvarnabhumi Airport, with collection from central Bangkok hotels adding an extra 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic and where you are staying. This would include a couple of service station stops for diesel, toilet breaks, food and drinks.

Once at the pier and boarded, the Koh Chang ferries take 30 to 40 minutes and yes, we use the fast ferry. Time required for final delivery to your hotel on the island is of course dependent on location. White Sand Beach is 10 to 15 minutes from the ferry piers, Chai Chet and Klong Prao Beach 20 minutes, Kai Bae Beach 25 minutes, Lonely Beach 30 minutes, Bailan Beach 35 minutes. A transfer to Bang Bao and Bang Bao Beach is about 45 minutes.

At peak times, such as the New Year holidays, the Songkran festival and the May Day long weekend, the Koh Chang ferry piers get very very busy, so you must factor in some queueing. Similarly, when leaving the island, pick-ups from your hotel will also need to be adjusted forward, especially if you are heading to the Bangkok Airports.

Vehicles and Drivers – Koh Chang Private Transfer

koh-chang-transfer-minibus-minivan-001 We offer this transfer service using a local pool of drivers co-ordinated by our Thai traffic manager and ourselves, which means we can respond quickly to last minute requests and changes of plan.

The drivers are trustworthy, safe and polite. We also work with a 20 year old Bangkok company, who was one of the first to open the transfer route from Bangkok to Koh Chang and who operate out to other destinations as well.

The private minivans used are Toyota Commuter minibuses, best for 4 to 7 people with luggage but of course able to carry more if needed. In the majority of cases, the private cars used are a Camry style, suitable for 2 adults plus luggage or 2 adults and small child. We also provide Innova or Fortuner style cars, more spacious and suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small kids. In very busy periods, we may need to use a minibus if a car is not available on the day.

Child seats are available on request, free for the 1st one and 200bt for the 2nd. If using 2 child seats, we always use a minibus which have lap seatbelts, so meaning all seats will be forward facing. 3 point belts are used in the cars so rear facing baby seats are possible. You are also very welcome to bring your own but note the criteria above if travelling in a minibus.

How do I Book a Koh Chang Private Transfer?

Our guide rates for our different private transfers are immediately below, with these prices including the Koh Chang ferry tickets.

If you are interested, then simply use the Contact Us page. Please provide as many details as possible such as number of people, date of transfers, hotel names, flight times, returns and so on. We will get back to you with a confirmed price, availability and other relevant transfer information. We do offer reductions on booking returns if vehicle availability and your planned journeys allow. You can also email us on explorekohchang@gmail.com.

We also provide another run through of the transfer service on our Koh Chang Transfers – Car, Minibus, Prices and Booking where you will find lots more information, these prices once more and a reservation form.

Payment – Koh Chang Private Transfer

Payment for private transfers is with an initial deposit invoice via PayPal, with the balances due paid (in THB cash only) on the day of travel. You do not need a PayPal account to pay this, it cna be settled with any credit card. The deposit works as a guarantee, both to us and to you.

We can also accept payment to our Thai bank using transferwise if you would like to pay in full upfront.

If time does not allow for a deposit or other circumstances, then the transfers can sometimes be booked on trust, with the cost of the private transfer to Koh Chang paid direct to the driver on completion of your journey.

Guide Prices – Koh Chang Private Transfer

These are our list prices for private transfers, with all ferry tickets, tolls (if needed) and diesel included.

We also service routes such as Kanchanaburi, Ayutthaya, Hua Hin, Khao Yai National Park and Khorat as well as private tours by road up country to Chiang Mai.

Please do contact us here for more information or a quotation, giving your full requirements including route, number of people, date of travel, adults and children, hotel names. You can also email at explorekohchang@gmail.com.

Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to OR from Koh Chang (your resort)

By Car: 4,300bt
(2 adults or 2 adults and small child with ferry tickets)

By Innova: 4,500bt
(3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small child with ferry tickets)

By Minibus: 5,000bt
(4 adults with ferry tickets, +100bt extra adult)

Hotel in Bangkok to OR from Koh Chang (your resort)

By Car: 4,500bt
(2 adults or 2 adults and small child with ferry tickets)

By Innova: 4,700bt
(3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small child with ferry tickets)

By Minibus: 5,200bt
(4 adults with ferry tickets, +100bt extra adult)

Don Mueang Airport (DMK) to OR from Koh Chang (your resort)

By Car: 4,700bt
(2 adults or 2 adults and small child with ferry tickets)

By Innova: 4,900bt
(3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small child with ferry tickets)

By Minibus: 5,400bt
(4 adults with ferry tickets, +100bt extra adult)

Trat Airport to OR from Koh Chang (your resort)

By Car: 1,800bt
(2 adults or 2 adults and small child with ferry tickets)

By Innova: 2,000bt
(3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small child with ferry tickets)

By Minibus: 2,300bt
(4 adults with ferry tickets, +100bt extra adult)


Pattaya to OR from Koh Chang (your resort)

By Car: 3,500bt
(2 adults or 2 adults and small child with ferry tickets)

By Innova: 3,700bt
(3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small child with ferry tickets)

By Minibus: 4,200bt
(4 adults with ferry tickets, +100bt extra adult)

Ban Phe (Koh Samet) to OR from Koh Chang (your resort)

By Car: 3,300bt
(2 adults or 2 adults and small child with ferry tickets)

By Innova: 3,500bt
(3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small child with ferry tickets)

By Minibus: 3,700bt
(4 adults with ferry tickets, +100bt extra adult)


Bangkok to OR from Koh Mak Pier (Laem Ngop)

By Car: 4,000bt
(2 adults or 2 adults and small child not inc. ferry tickets)

By Innova: 4,300bt
(3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small child not inc. ferry tickets)

By Minibus: 4,500bt
(7 or 8 Pax not inc. ferry tickets)

Bangkok to OR from Koh Kood Pier (Laem Sok)

By Car: 4,000bt
(2 adults or 2 adults and small child not inc. ferry tickets)

By Innova: 4,300bt
(3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small child not inc. ferry tickets)

By Minibus: 4,500bt
(7 or 8 Pax not inc. ferry tickets)


BKK Airport to OR from Bangkok Hotel

By Car: 1,100bt
(2 to 3 pax)

By Minivan: 1,500bt
(up to 8 Pax)

BKK Airport to OR from DMK Airport

By Car: 1,300bt
(2 to 3 pax)

By Minivan: 1,800bt
(up to 8 Pax)

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Private Transfer from Koh Chang to Cambodia and the Cambodian Borders

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For Cambodia, a private transfer can be arranged to and from the borders at Aranya Prathet, Had Lek and Ban Pakkad, with prices given below.

We also offer a door to door transfer by private car or private minibus to and from your hotel in Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh and Battambang. There is always a change of vehicle at the border.

We normally only book transfers into Cambodia if you have an evisa, very easy to order from the official Cambodian government site.

If going to Siem Reap, we use a VIP guide who meets the vehicle at the border, takes you through the whole Immigration process and then on to the Poipet Terminal, where your private vehicle is waiting for the final leg to Siem Reap.

Coming the other way, we suggest early collection direct from your Cambodian hotel, with a 07.00am start from Siem Reap putting you on either the 15.00 or 16.00 ferry to Koh Chang. There is no need for a helper through Cambodian Immigration but be prepared for a long wait and queue to clear Thai Immigration – an hour upwards is the norm.

This international transfer service does require a deposit as we pay the Cambodian drivers in advance. If travelling into Cambodia, payment for the balance (after the deposit has been taken) is at the border before you leave Thailand. If coming out from Cambodia, we ask for payment on arrival at your destination in Thailand.

Our comprehensive round-up on travel to and from Cambodia is here.

Please do contact us here for more information or a quotation, giving your full requirements including route, number of people, date of travel, adults and children, hotel names. You can also email at explorekohchang@gmail.com.

Aranya Prathet Border (Siem Reap) to OR from Koh Chang (your resort)

By Car: 3,500bt
(2 adults or 2 adults and small child with ferry tickets)

By Innova: 3,700bt
(3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small child with ferry tickets)

By Minibus: 4,200bt
(4 adults with ferry tickets, +100bt extra adult)

Had Lek Border (Sihanoukville & Phnom Penh) to OR from Koh Chang (your resort)

By Car: 3,300bt
(2 adults or 2 adults and small child with ferry tickets)

By Innova: 3,400bt
(3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small child with ferry tickets)

By Minibus: 3,700bt
(4 adults with ferry tickets, +100bt extra adult)

Ban Pakkad Border (Battambang) to OR from Koh Chang (your resort)

By Car: 3,200bt
(2 adults or 2 adults and small child with ferry tickets)

By Innova: 3,300bt
(3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small child with ferry tickets)

By Minibus: 3,700bt
(4 adults with ferry tickets, +100bt extra adult)


Siem Reap to Koh Chang (your resort)

By Car: 5,900bt
(2 adults or 2 adults and small child with ferry tickets)

By Minibus: from 8,700bt
(4 adults with ferry tickets, +100bt extra adult)

Koh Chang (your resort) to Siem Reap

By Car: 6,800bt
(2 pax and VIP guide through border, extra person +350bt)

By Minibus: from 10,300bt
(4 Pax inc. ferry tickets and VIP guide through border, extra person +350bt)

Sihanoukville to OR from Koh Chang (your resort)

By Car: 7,200bt
(2 adults or 2 adults and small child with ferry tickets)

By Minibus: from 9,200bt
(6 Pax inc. ferry tickets)

Phnom Penh to OR from Koh Chang (your resort)

By Car: 7,700bt
(2 adults or 2 adults and small child with ferry tickets)

By Minibus: 9,700bt
(4 adults with ferry tickets, +100bt extra adult)

Battambang to OR from Koh Chang (your resort)

By Car: 6,300bt
(2 adults or 2 adults and small child with ferry tickets)

By Minibus: 8,200bt
(4 adults with ferry tickets, +100bt extra adult)


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