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Getting to Koh Chang by Share Minibus and Bus – Hotel to Hotel, Khao San Road, Suvarnabhumi Airport, Public Bus Stations

A share minibus or bus is the cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Koh Chang, in either direction.

Due to the pandemic, many services are either not running or are running with a reduced timetable. We assume that once International tourism returns and Thailand opens up all areas of the country (Koh Chang is mooted for 1/1/22), then the services will increase.

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We only book the services above. If these are of interest, please use the form here or the Contact Us page. State all the details of your travel dates, number of people, flight arrival or departure, hotel in Bangkok or Pattaya and your resort in Koh Chang.


Hotel to Hotel Hoppa Share Minibus – Getting to Koh Chang

This service is currently suspended due to Covid-19.

The hotel to hotel share minibus picks you up from your hotel in the main central tourist areas at Silom, Sathorn, Pratunam, Sukhumvit, Khao San and Suvarnabhumi Airport hotels. It delivers you direct to your resort on Koh Chang.

If you are unsure of whether your hotel is in the collection zone, please just ask.

From Bangkok to Koh Chang – Hotel to Hotel Hoppa Share Minibus

Prices for the hotel to hotel share minibus start at 950bt per person with ferry ticket. There is an additional 100bt per person for delivery to hotels in south Kai Bae Beach, Lonely Beach and Bailan. Bang Bao Pier and Bang Bao Beach bridge are 200bt extra. If travelling as one person only, there may be an additional charge, with its availability dependent also on hotel location at each end.

Children are charged at full price as they require a seat. Babies, not toddlers, if on the parent’s lap, are free.

Pick-up in Bangkok is from 07.30 to 09.00 depending on your hotel location with Suvarnabhumi Airport hotels later, the last stop as the minibus heads east to Koh Chang.

Once all passengers are collected from their Bangkok hotels, journey time is between 4.5 and 5 hours to the mainland pier at Ao Thammachat (Koh Chang Ferry, the fast one).

Once on Koh Chang, delivery time is from 10 minutes to 45 minutes depending on resort location on the island, with the minibus dropping off passengers at different hotels as it moves down the island.

The minibuses are Toyota Commuters with seat belts.

From Koh Chang to Bangkok

This service is currently suspended due to Covid-19.

Return trips are offered from 900bt upwards with ferry ticket (if booked with the downward journey) to a central Bangkok hotel. There is an additional 100bt for collection from south Kai Bae Beach, Lonely Beach and Bailan. Bang Bao Pier and Bang Bao Beach bridge are on request. If travelling as one person only, there may be an additional charge, with availability dependent on hotel location at each end.

There are two times for the return. The morning service leaves from Klong Goi bridge (Bang Bao Beach, the far end of the island) at 08.00 and works its way down the island to Ao Sapparot Pier and the 09.30 ferry across to Ao Thammachat Pier. There is also an afternoon service, 13.00 from Bang Bao Beach with the ferry at 14.30. The trip takes about 5.5 to 6 hours from the pier on the mainland side.

Please note traffic going into Bangkok can be very heavy in the evenings, so drop-off at hotels in the Sukhumvit area do take time. We recommend the morning departure in these cases. Low season will likely reduce to the morning service only, but please just ask.

Payment

Payment is with an initial deposit via PayPal and then the balance on the day in THB cash.You do not need a PayPal account to pay this, it can be done with any card

We may sometimes take payment on the day direct. Please note if booking a return and paying on the day, then payment is in full for both legs on that first day of travel.

If you would like to go ahead, you can use either the form below or our Contact Us page. Please provide as many details as possible – number of people, date of transfers, hotel names, flight times, returns and so on.


Khao San Road Bus – Both Directions

This service is running a changed timetable due to Covid-19 – currently as of July 2021 at 07.00.

From Khao San Road, there is a daily bus service which departs at 05.00 and 07.30 from a pre-arranged meeting point. The price is 750bt per person including the ferry ticket at Centerpoint. You swap to a share minibus or taxi for the island delivery, with all areas covered on the west coast.

boonsiri bus to koh chang

Journey time is around 5 hours to the pier, ferry (once boarded) 45 minutes and final delivery to your resort time dependent on location.

Children 4 and under are free, 5 and over are charged at full price.

From Koh Chang

The return is the same price per person with ferry ticket. Collection starts at 08.30 or 10.30 from Klong Goi bridge (Bang Bao Beach), 08.50 or 10.50 at Lonely Beach and then all beaches down the island till the ferry at 10.30 or 12.30. The bus departs from the mainland side at 11.30 or 13.30.

Journey time back to Khao San Road Bangkok is 5.5 to 6 hours depending on traffic. This return service can drop you at Lad Krabang, the Airport Rail Link Station, from where it is about 20 minutes to Suvarnabhumi Airport, 3 to 4 trains an hour, 40bt per person. It does not go to the Airport direct.

Payment

Payment is fully in advance via PayPal or Thai bank transfer, no exceptions. We then send you a voucher to print and show on the day or show on your phone, together with full details on the meeting point.

If you would like to go ahead, you can use either the form below or our Contact Us page.


Share Minibus direct from/to Suvarnabhumi Airport

This service is currently suspended due to Covid-19.

From a pre-arranged meeting point at BKK Suvarnabhumi, there is also a share minibus service at 10.00 to 10.30 each day. Timings are not exact as the vehicle is making its way out from Bangkok, not starting directly at the Airport. The cost is 850bt per person with (fast) ferry ticket and delivery to your resort on Koh Chang. Please note there are no refunds if you cannot make the meet point due to slow Immigration or flight delay.

The return is 800bt per person with ferry ticket, Collection times are from 08.00 (Klong Goi bridge) to 09.00 (White Sand Beach) or 13.00 to 14.00. You reach BKK Suvarnabhumi at around 16.30 or 20.30 respectively.

Children are charged at full price as they require a seat. Babies, not toddlers, if on the parent’s lap, are free.

Payment

Payment is with an initial deposit via PayPal – you do not need a PayPal account to pay this, it can be done with any card – and then the balance on the day in THB cash.

If you would like to go ahead, you can use either the form below or our Contact Us page. Please provide as many details as possible – number of people, date of transfers, hotel names, flight times, returns and so on.


Share Minibus – DMK Airport

This service is currently suspended due to Covid-19.

There is no share minibus from DMK Don Mueang Airport to Koh Chang, you need to go to the New Van Terminal at Morchit, see below.

From Koh Chang to DMK, there is a morning service at 900bt per person (2 minimum) with ferry ticket, collection starting from Bang Bao Beach at 08.00. You reach DMK around 18.00 to 18.30 depending on traffic. It’s really only suitable for flights after 21.30.

We can book this service for you, payment as above.


Share Minibus from/to Pattaya

This service is currently suspended due to Covid-19.

Share minibuses from Pattaya, hotel to hotel, are 800bt per person (minimum 2), with an additional 100bt for delivery to resorts in south Kai Bae, Lonely Beach and Bailan. Bang Bao is on request. Collection time is from 07.00 to 07.40 from central Pattaya hotels.

The return is the same price, morning collections only starting at 07.45 from the Bang Bao area. There is an additional 100bt for collection from resorts in south Kai Bae, Lonely Beach and Bailan. Bang Bao is on request.

We can book this service for you, payment as above.


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Bus and Minibus direct from Suvarnabhumi Airport

This service is currently suspended due to Covid-19.
suvarnabhumi burapa bus

Suvarnabhumi Burapa Co runs a direct service from Suvarnabhumi Airport Terminal Level 1 Door 8 to the ferry at Ao Thammachat, with delivery to your resort up to Bailan Beach. In old webpages, you may sometimes see it listed as Bus 392 or the Lonely Beach Express – forget them completely, it is this service.

The company uses microbuses, minibuses and a bus depending on what time of the day, see the timetable below. If using a bus, you change to a minibus for the crossing and subsequent delivery to your resort. If using a minibus/microbus, you drive onto the ferry and off the other side.

The cost is 600bt per person with ferry ticket and resort delivery as far as Lonely Beach for the minibus or Kai Bae Beach if the microbus. A return ticket purchased at the Airport is 900bt but this does not include the transfer from hotel to the Klong Son depot for departure, 100 to 130bt extra dependent on where you stay.

If one way only from Koh Chang, the price is 500bt to 600bt (dependent on the beach) with the same 100bt to 130bt extra for the transfer from your resort to Klong Son. Children are charged at full price as they require a seat. Babies, not toddlers, if on the parent’s lap, are free.

***Please note you cannot book this Suvarnabhumi Burapa Co service from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang in advance. You must just turn up on the day and trust they have a seat available.***

The telephone numbers used are 089 113 3490 or 083 794 2122 (Bangkok Office) and 081 660 5926 or 039 550 078 (Koh Chang Office).

Timetable – Suvarnabhumi Burapa Co

From Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Koh Chang
From Koh Chang (Klong Son) to Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
07.50 (Bus)
07.00 (Minibus/Microbus)
09.30 (Minibus/Microbus)
**not available May to Oct**
12.00 (Bus)
11.00 (Minibus/Microbus)17.00 (Minibus/Microbus)
14.00 (Minibus/Microbus)

999 Bus direct to the ferries – Getting to Koh Chang by Bus

This service has a reduced timetable and does not always run due to Covid-19.
999 koh chang bus ekamai counter

The 999 service run by the Transport Company leaves from Bangkok Ekamai, the eastern Bus Terminal, via Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus Station, direct to Centrepoint Pier and Ao Thammachat Pier in the Laem Ngop area. Ekamai is located at the BTS (skytrain) station of the same name on Sukhumvit Road, literally just down the steps.

The first departure of the day at 07.45 (08.20 at BKK Suvaranabhumi Airport Bus Station) heads to Centrepoint Pier, arriving at 13.30 to 13.45. The second and last departure of the day at 09.00 (09.35 at the Airport Bus Station) goes to Ao Thammachat Pier but does then continue on to Centrepoint arriving at 14.45 to 15.00. Ferry details are here.

Back to Bangkok

The return is daily at 14.30 and 16.30 from the mainland side at Centrepoint Pier, so you need to be on the 12.30 or the 13.30 for the 1st return bus and 14.30 or 15.30 ferry for the second one. This in turn means allowing ample time for your taxi down the island to reach the pier, leaving from Lonely Beach, for example, at 11.00 for the 12.30 and so on.

***We do NOT book these services***

Timetable – 999 Bus

From Bangkok Ekamai Bus Station to Koh Chang Ferry Piers
From Centerpoint Pier to Bangkok Ekamai Bus Station
07.45
(08.20 Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus Station)
14.30

09.00
(09.35 Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus Station)
16.30

Public Bus from Bangkok to Trat

These services have a reduced timetable due to Covid-19.
Bus to Koh Chang from Bangkok

From Bangkok to Trat, air conditioned buses depart frequently throughout the day from either Ekamai Bus Station or more sporadically from the northern bus terminal at Morchit.

Morchit is a taxi ride away (not walking distance) from Morchit BTS station – use exit 3 to drop down to the highway and the taxis are lined up waiting.

To reach either bus station from Khao San Road, you will need a taxi or you can walk to Hualamphong Railway Station and join the MRT (subway) and ride this to Morchit only or connect with the BTS for either Morchit or Ekamai.

Times given are taken direct from the listings at the respective Bus Stations in Bangkok and in Trat but even their listings do not always match up perfectly, so those in brackets below may or may not run.

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Trat Share Taxis

Trat Bus Station is a couple of kilometres out of town – it is not walkable – with songthaew taxis costing 30bt per person to take you into the centre. Taxis direct to the Koh Chang piers cost 60bt per person but only leave when deemed full, so if you do not want to wait, expect to pay 300bt if 2 pax to hire the whole vehicle and go immediately.

In Trat itself, as you head out of town past the covered market, there is a another public taxi on the corner by the chemists, opposite the entrance to the temple. Here, taxis leave for 50bt to 60bt per person to the two ferry piers, again when deemed full.

Taxis coming back from the piers follow the same pricing and ‘full’ system, so, if there are only a few passengers, will either increase the cost per person for immediate departure or wait for the next boat.

Timetable – Ekamai Bus Station to/from Trat – Public Bus

Public BusFrom Bangkok Ekamai Bus Station to Trat Bus Station
From Trat Bus Station to Bangkok Ekamai Bus Station
Cherdchai Tour
02 391 2237 (Bangkok)
039 511 062 (Trat)
05.00, 06:00, 07:00, 08.30, 09:30, 11:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30, 17:30, 19:30, 20:30, 22:00, 23:30 07.00, 08.00, 09.00, (09.30am), 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 16.00, (18.00), 19.30, 21.30, (23.00), 23.30

Timetable – Morchit Bus Station to/from Trat – Public Bus

 From Bangkok Morchit Bus Station to Trat Bus Station
From Trat Bus Station to Bangkok Morchit Bus Station
Cherdchai Tour (Booth 44)05.30, 17.3008.30, 14.30
Transport Company (Booth 21)07.30, 11.00, 22.00 09.30, 14.00, 23.30 - via BKK Suvarnbhumi Airport

***We do NOT book these services***


Public Minibus from Bangkok to the ferries

These services have a reduced timetable or do not run due to Covid-19.

From Ekamai

There is a cheap minibus service run by Triple T (TTT) to Trat leaving from Ekamai Bus Station, with the booth located in the middle of the row on the right hand side of the ticket hall.

This runs every 2 hours, starting from 06.00 up until 18.00. It takes 5 hours and costs 270bt. You can use the services from 06.00 to 12.00 to make a Koh Chang connection, by getting out about 30km outside of Trat at the Saen Tung junction and changing to an orange open songthaew taxi (50bt) which delivers you to Ao Thammacht Pier, about 30 minutes travel time. At the changeover, they will also sell you a ferry ticket at 80bt – it’s all very easy with the booth at Ekamai selling you the ticket including the songthaew.

public minibus to Koh Chang from Bangkok

The return leg is the same price and just as frequent, but you will need to get to the ferry pier at Ao Sapparot on Koh Chang (Ao Sapparot to Ao Thammachat), where you can buy tickets. If going from Trat Bus Station, the service starts at 04.00.

From Morchit

An identical Triple T (TTT) service runs from the New Van Terminal (C) opposite Morchit Bus Station to Trat Bus Station. Times are again very frequent at 05.00, 6.00, 9.30, 12.00, 12.30, 13.30, 15.30 and 18.00. You can change as above at Saen Tung to a songthaew taxi for Ao Thammachat Pier and Koh Chang, but check when booking that your time will definitely make the connection.

Times back from Trat Bus Station are very similar but starting at 04.00 and ending at 18.00.

The telephone numbers for these services are 084 148 1551 (Morchit), 090 818 1855 (Ekamai) and 090 818 1844 (Koh Chang at Ao Sapparot).

***We do NOT book these services***


Minibus from other areas to the ferries for Koh Chang

These services have a reduced timetable or do not run due to Covid-19.

From Ban Phe (pier for Koh Samet), the minibus is 350bt to Ao Thammachat with the ferry tickets both ends included and 600bt to your resort door, with the prices the same for the journey in reverse.

There is a minibus service that leaves three times a day from Koh Chang at Ao Thammachat, going to Ban Phe (Koh Samet), Rayong and Pattaya with times of 11.00 (10.15 ferry), 12.30pm (11.45 ferry) and 15.30, (14.45 ferry) for 480bt. Public buses do operate along this route, but are slow and probably best avoided unless Trat is your destination.

***We do NOT book these services***


Minibus from Trat to Koh Chang East Coast

These services have a reduced timetable or do not run due to Covid-19.

In Trat, you can pick up a minibus, with ferry ticket, for 150bt direct to the east side of the island. This daily service leaves at either 12.00 or 13.00 (you have to walk up and check in the morning) to Salak Phet, with drop offs possible right round the bay to Chek Bae.

You’ll find the minibus parked up in the left hand corner behind the food stalls of the temple area, which itself is through the arch behind the old Trat Department Store, diagonally opposite the covered market in the centre of town. There is a return run at 05.00, with picks-ups from your resort possible and arriving in Trat about 07.30.

***We do NOT book these services***

The number of buses and their times are subject to change depending on demand and the different tourist seasons. Telephone numbers also not always picked up or discontinued.


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