Transfer 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 or Pattaya areas as well as the airports at Suvarnabhumi (BKK), Don Mueang (DMK), Trat (TDX) and U Tapao (UTP). Our service also covers the piers for Koh Kood (Laem Sok), Koh Mak and (Laem Ngop) and Ban Phe (Koh Samet).
In addition, we offer an international private 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 or you can head straight over to our booking form here. Please do also take a little time to read about the transfer service below, sections as follows:-
- Why Choose a Private Transfer to Koh Chang?
- How Long Does A Private Transfer Take?
- Vehicles and Drivers
- Child Seats
- How do I Book a Koh Chang Private Transfer?
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, which means 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.
Though buses and minibuses are the cheapest way of getting to the island, they are also by far the slowest. Share minibuses are always an option and we provide a terrific hotel to hotel service. The downside is you travel with up to 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 at a time of your choosing or we wait at the Airport at pre-arranged meeting places with a name sign.
When you leave Koh Chang, pick-up time from your hotel is again up to you. Early morning, late afternoon, whatever suits, it’s your call. Of course, in either direction, you can also 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 A Private Transfer Take to Get to Koh Chang?
Travel time to the ferry piers is around 4.5 hours from Suvarnabhumi Airport. For collection from central Bangkok hotels, please add an extra 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic and where you are staying. The transfer includes a couple of service station stops for diesel, toilet breaks, food and drinks.
Once at the pier and boarded on the fast ferry, the crossing takes 30 to 40 minutes. Time required for final delivery to your hotel on the island is 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 gets very busy, so you must factor in some queueing. When leaving the island, we use an alternative method to avoid an endless wait at the pier – one car from resort to pier, walk on the boat and the second driver meeting you on the other side. We also adjust pick-up times to allow for heavy traffic heading back to Bangkok.
Vehicles and Drivers
We offer this transfer service using our own local pool of trustworthy, safe and polite drivers. As the servcie is managed by us, we can respond quickly to last minute requests and changes of plan.
The private minivans used are Toyota Commuter minibuses, best for 4 to 8 people with luggage but of course able to carry more if needed. We use Innova, Fortuner or Xpander style cars, lots of room for 2/3 adults plus luggage or 2 adults and 2 small kids.
We can supply a free child seat, with an additional one charged at 200bt extra. A rear facing child seat (Aprica) is available for infants. If using 2 seats, we can use an Innova, Fortuner or minibus (much more room). Please note only forward facing child seats are possible in the minibus due to it having lap seatbelts only.
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.
Please provide as many details as possible – 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.
Payment for private transfers is with an initial deposit invoice via Thai bank transfer or 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 can be settled with any credit card. The deposit works as a guarantee, both to us and to you.
If you do not have a Thai bank account, we can also accept payment to our Thai bank using Wise 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. Private tours by road to Chiang Mai are another niche service offered.
|To OR from|
Koh Chang (your resort)
|Innova or Fortuner |
(2/3 adults or 2 adults + 2 small child)
(4 to 8 pax)
|Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)||4,000bt||5,000bt (4 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt)|
|Bangkok Hotel||4,200bt||5,200bt (4 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt)|
|Don Mueang Airport (DMK)||4,400bt||5,400bt (4 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt)|
|Trat Airport (TDX)||1,800bt||2,300bt (4 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt)|
|Pattaya Hotel||3,500bt||4,200bt (4 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt)|
|Ban Phe Pier (Koh Samet)||3,500bt||3,700bt (4 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt)|
|Laem Sok Pier (Koh Kood)||2,300bt|
(excluding Koh Kood boat tickets)
|2,500bt (4 pax with Koh Chang ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt, excluding Koh Kood boat tickets))|
|Laem Ngop Pier (Koh Mak)||1,200bt|
(excluding Koh Mak boat tickets)
|1,600bt (4 pax with Koh Chang ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt, excluding Koh Mak boat tickets)|
Private Transfer from Koh Chang to Cambodia and the Cambodian Borders
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. He takes you through the whole Immigration process and then on to the Poipet Terminal. There, your private vehicle is then waiting for the final leg to Siem Reap.
Coming the other way, we suggest early collection direct from your Cambodian hotel. A 07.00am start from Siem Reap should put 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.
Guide Prices – Koh Chang and the Cambodian Borders only
|To OR from |
Koh Chang (your resort)
|Innova or Fortuner|
(2/3 adults or 2 adults + 2 small child)
(4 to 8 pax )
|Aranya Prathet Border|
|3,500bt||4,200bt (4 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt)|
|Had Lek Border (Sihanoukville & Phnom Penh)||3,300bt||3,700bt (4 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt)|
|Ban Pakkad Border (Battambang)||3,200bt||3,700bt (4 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt)|
Guide Prices – Koh Chang and the Cambodian Cities
|From Siem Reap to Koh Chang (your resort)||5,900bt (2 adults or 2 adults + small child)||8,500bt (4 adults, extra adult +100bt)|
|From Koh Chang (your resort) to Siem Reap||6,900bt |
(2 pax and VIP guide through border, extra person +350bt)
(4 pax and VIP guide through border, extra person +350bt)
|From/To Sihanoukville & Koh Chang (your resort)||7,200bt (2 adults or 2 adults + small child)||9,200bt (6 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt)|
|From/To Phnom Penh & Koh Chang (your resort)||7,700bt (2 adults or 2 adults + small child)||9,700bt (6 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt)|
|From/To Battambang & Koh Chang (your resort)||6,300bt (2 adults or 2 adults + small child)||8,200bt (6 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt)|
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