Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang – Private Transfers, Flights and Bus

Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang is one of our of the most frequently requested transfers, with many holidaymakers preferring to head straight to the island and beach rather than stopping a night or two in Bangkok.

You can travel by either a private transfer, flying to Trat Airport or by bus/share minibus. We round up all the information for you here.


Private Transfers – Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang

Private transfer by car or minibus is a comfortable, stress-free way of making the trip from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang, with a range of vehicles available to suit your needs. The transfers are door to door, driving on and off the ferries.

Passengers are met at Door 3 Level 2 by the driver with a name sign. It is best to allow 45 minutes to an hour from landing for Immigration and baggage reclaim.

door 3 level 2 suvarnabhumi airport

Domestic arrivals of course do not need the Immigration so you get through into the Arrivals Hall much quicker.


How Long Does It Take?

With its location on the east side of Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi Airport (airport code BKK) is ideally situated for quick access onto the highway to the Koh Chang islands.

It’s an undemanding 4 to 4.5 hours to the fast ferry pier at Ao Thammachat (Ferry Koh Chang). This includes a couple of service stops along the way to stretch your legs. The ferry crossing itself takes 25 to 35 minutes.

Time for final delivery to your resort door is dependent on its location. As a guide, White Sand Beach is just over 10 minutes away from the arrival pier at Ao Sapparot, Kai Bae Beach 20 to 25 minutes, Lonely Beach 30 minutes and Bang Bao Beach 45 minutes or more.


Cut-off Times for Leaving Suvarnabhumi

The final ferry, Ferry Koh Chang from Ao Thammachat Pier to Ao Sapparot Pier, leaves at 18.30 daily. To make the ferry connections, we normally set 14.00 as the deadline for leaving the Airport, Immigration and baggage completed.

Timings for Koh Kood

If travelling to Laem Sok Pier for Koh Kood, a private transfer leaving Suvarnabhumi Airport at 10.30 is the around the final time to make the boat connection at 16.00, the Seudamgo mini catamaran, 600bt per person.

Timings for Koh Mak

You must leave the Airport by 11.00 if heading to Laem Ngop Pier for Koh Mak. This will make the last speedboat at 16.00 run by Panan, 550bt per person.


Late Arrivals and Night Arrivals

If your flight lands too late to make the connection, we can supply a private transfer to Laem Ngop Pier. From there, you make the crossing to Koh Chang in a privately chartered out-of-hours wooden passenger boat. Once on the island, a new private vehicle takes you from the arrival pier to your resort. Contact us for more details.

For arrivals in early hours of the morning, we also provide transfers through the night. You can then get on the first fast ferry to Koh Chang at 06.30, with the chance for breakfast at your resort.


Vehicles

For 2/3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children, we use Fortuner, Pajero, Suzuki XL 7, Innova, Xpander SUV cars. For 4 pax or more, we use a private minibus, Toyota Commuter or we also have the 5 seater Ventury.

Child Seats

Child seats are available including a rear facing Aprica style for infants. We can use 2 child seats in the larger cars, with an additional 200bt charged. If using a minibus, baby seats may need to be forward facing due to them having lap seatbelts not 3 point.


Guide Prices – Private Transfers from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang and Other Destinations

Our prices for private transfers from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang and other destinations are below.

  • For the Koh Chang transfer, ferry tickets are also included up to 2 pax (SUV)/4 pax (minibus). If the SUV or private minibus to Koh Chang carries more than 2/4 pax, each additional person is charged at 100bt.
  • All tolls and fuel are included.
  • Transfers to Laem Ngop Pier and Laem Sok Pier do not include boat tickets, as neither Koh Mak nor Koh Kood has car ferries.
  • We do offer reduced prices for round trips.
To OR from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

(Updated February 24)
Innova or Fortuner
(2 adults or 2 adults + 2 small child)
Minibus
Koh Chang (your resort)4,200bt5,200bt (4 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt)
Laem Sok Pier (Koh Kood)3,900bt4,500bt (7/8 pax, no boat tickets)
Laem Ngop Pier (Koh Mak)3,800bt4,500bt (7/8 pax, no boat tickets)
Pattaya Hotel1,900bt2,500bt (7/8 pax)
Ban Phe Pier (Koh Samet)2,600bt3,300bt (7/8 pax)
Bangkok City Hotel990bt1,500bt (7/8 pax)

Booking – Private Transfers from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang and Other Destinations

Please do contact us if you would like to book the Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang private transfer service or if you need a quotation.

State the date of travel, how many people in your party, full flight details, your hotel in Koh Chang, return required or not. We will back to you within 24 hours with a confirmed price and details.

flight boards

Flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Trat Airport

Bangkok Airways flies from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Trat Airport (TDX), with 2 flights daily in each direction. Departures at Suvarnabhumi Airport is on Floor 4. For domestic flights, you need to be there 90 minutes before flight time.

Trat Airport has CIQ (Customs, Immigration and Quarantine) status. If your original flight is with a Bangkok Airways partner airline, you can check your baggage all the way through from your original take-off Airport provided both flights are booked together. This means you do not need to pass through Immigration on landing but can proceed straight to Departures for your Trat flight. Confirm this when you make your booking.

If you booked the Trat flight separately to your main flight, you will need to pass though Immigration and baggage reclaim on Floor 2 before heading to Floor 4 Departures.


Connections to/from Boats

Trat Airport is 20 to 30 minutes from the Koh Chang Pier at Ao Thammachat and Laem Ngop Pier for Koh Mak, 45 minutes to an hour from Laem Sok Pier for Koh Kood.

Both daily flights will always make the ferry crossings for Koh Chang.

For Koh Kood, the lunchtime flight PG305 landing at 13.40 (winter timetable 29/10/23 to 30/3/24) just connects to the Boonsiri at 14.40, but Seudamgo’s boat at 16.00 is the better option, far less rushed.

Going to Koh Mak, the PG305 does not easily connect you with the 14.00 Leelawadee. You have Panan’s speedboat at 16.00 as your back-up or in high season M Marine may run a service at 15.00 (depending on demand)

The afternoon flight PG307 landing at 17.15 does not make any boat connection to Koh Kood or Koh Mak, so it’s a night on the mainland.

Return

Either of the return flights from Trat back to Suvarnabhumi Airport are fine if coming from Koh Chang.

Leaving from Koh Mak, you should take the 11.30 Leelawadee for the PG306 at 14.10. From Koh Kood, you need either the 09.00 Boonsiri, docking at 10.00, the 09.30 (10.45) Koh Kut Express mini catamaran via Koh Mak or the 10.00 (11.00) Seudamgo.

For the PG308 at 17.45, the last speedboat off Koh Mak is at 13.30, (arrival 14.15 to 14.30). You could also use the 14.30 Seudamgo which is coming from Koh Kood but calls at Koh Mak on its way. It’s 550bt per person, docking at 15.20.

From Koh Kood, you can use the 13.00 Koh Kut Express speedboat docking at 14.00 or the 13.50 (15.20) Seudamgo to make the same flight.


From Trat Airport to Koh Chang

To get from Koh Chang to Trat Airport, you will need either a private transfer or a share minibus.

  • Private transfers from Trat Airport to Koh Chang, door to door, are from 1,950bt for a car for 2 persons with ferry tickets. A private minibus is 2,300bt with ferry tickets for 4 persons.
  • Share minibuses are 800bt per person with ferry ticket and delivery to your resort.
  • Do contact us to book either of these services for you.

flight boards suvarnabhumi airport

Prices and Timetables – Suvarnabhumi Airport to Trat Airport for Koh Chang

Prices online are from 2,850bt per person + taxes for a standard ticket, but websaver style tickets are available for the early birds. See Bangkok Airways for full details.

Flight Number

(Updated for 29/10/23 to 31/3/24)
Departure Time from Suvarnabhumi (BKK)Arrival Time at Trat (TDX)
PG30512.40 from 29/10/23 until 31/3/24
(11.40 from 1/4/24 to 28/10/24)
13.40 from 29/10/23 until 31/3/24
(12.40 from 1/4/24 to 28/10/24)
PG307
16.15

17.15
from 2,850bt excl. taxes
(one way, Websaver promotion in advance)
Please note there are variations on timings at different times of the year

www.bangkokair.com

+66 (0)2 270 6699
+66 (0)39 551 654-5
Flight Number

(Updated for 29/10/23 to 31/3/24)
Departure Time from Trat (TDX) Arrival Time at Suvarnabhumi (BKK)
PG30614.10 from 29/10/23 until 31/3/24
(13.10 from 1/4/24 to 28/10/24)
15.10 from 29/10/23 until 31/3/24
(14.10 from 1/4/24 to 28/10/24)
PG308
17.45

18.45

from 2,850bt excl. taxes
(one way, Websaver promotion in advance)
www.bangkokair.com

+66 (0)2 270 6699
+66 (0)39 551 654-5

Buses and Share Minibuses – Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang

Suvarnabhumi Burapa Company

From Floor 1 Door 8 Suvarnabhumi Burapa Company (SWB) operates a microbus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang.

  • As of February 2023, there are departures at 07.00 and 11.00.
  • The price is 650bt, including the ferry at Ao Thammachat and delivery to your resort up to Kai Bae Beach. For Lonely Beach and Bailan, add 50bt. For Bang Bao and Bang Bao Beach, add 100bt.
  • The journey takes 5 to 5.5 hours to reach the pier. Allow another 90 minutes+ for the crossing and final delivery.
  • Currently, the return service is at 10.00 from Koh Chang back to Suavarnabhumi Airport, with resort collection from 09.00 starting in Bang Bao Beach.
door 8 level 1 suvarnabhumi airport to koh chang

How do I book Suvarnabhumi Bupara Company?

The best advice with this service from Suavarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang is to just turn up and buy tickets for the first one leaving – they should have seats. If you do want to book, then use one of the online bus ticketing services such as https://www.busonlineticket.co.th/ . Please note in the event of delays in flight arrivals or at Immigration, the seats are non transferable and non refundable.

For Koh Chang to BKK Suvarnabhumi, you can book once on the island.

For contact numbers, try these +66 (0)92 939 9426 or +66 (0)83 794 2122 (Bangkok) and +66 (0)81 660 5926 or +66 (0)80 357 1251(Koh Chang). Their website is here.


Share Minibus

As of February 24, the service from BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang is not currently running. The service from Koh Chang is available.

Our hotel to hotel hoppa share minibus service can also collect you from oustide Door 7 Level 2 Arrivals at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Collection is between 10.00 and 10.30 as the share minibus makes its way out from its morning pick-ups in Bangkok. Cost is 850bt per person with ferry ticket to the door of your Koh Chang resort.

Return

The return from Koh Chang back to Suvarnabhumi Airport drives on the ferry around 10.00, with resort collections starting from 08.20 from the bridge at Bang Bao Beach, up to 09.20 from White Sand Beach. It’s 750bt per person with ferry ticket. You reach Suvarnambhumi around 16.30.

Do contact us to make a booking.


999 Bus

Departing from Ekamai Bus Station in the east of the city at 07.45, the 999 Bus reaches Suvarnabhumi Airport Transportation Centre (Bus Station) at 08.20. Price is 292bt per person to to the ferry piers for Koh Chang, takes 5.5 to 6 hours with a stop for fuel and calls in at Chantaburi Bus Station on the way.

You can get across to the Transportation Centre from the Airport Terminal using the free shuttle bus (A), which leaves every ten minutes from the 3rd traffic lane over from Door 3 Floor 1.

The 08.20 will arrive at about 13.30 to Thammachat Pier. For Koh Mak and Koh Wai, you then hop in a taxi at 50bt per person to Laem Ngop Pier (minumum 300bt) or the bus may run there itself – ask on boarding. You will probably miss the 14.00 Leelawadee speedboat to Koh Mak, but there is another one at 16.00 Panan and on weekends in high season, one at 15.00.

Connections for the Return

Coming back the other way, there is a 14.30, only from Thammachat Pier. You need to be on the ferry around 13.00 to 13.30 to ensure you can make the departure times.

From Koh Mak, for the 14.30, take the 11.30 Leelawadee.

With an ultimate destination of Ekamai Bus Station, the 999 reaches the Airport Bus Station at 19.30.


Useful Numbers

Airport Call-Center: +66 (0)2 132 1888 – There is an English language option. AOL Thai Airports


UPDATED November 23

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