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. Domestic Arrivals of course do not need the Immigration so you get through into the Arrivals Hall much quicker.
How long for a Private Transfer from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang
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, which are 300km away near to the Cambodian border in the eastern corner of Thailand.
Journey time to the Koh Chang piers is an undemanding 4 to 4.5 hours with a couple of stops along the way for snacks, toilet breaks, coffee and to stretch the legs.
The ferry crossing itself takes 30 to 40 minutes – we use the fast ferry – with the time for final delivery to your resort door 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.
Ferries and Late Arrival
The final fast ferry, Ferry Koh Chang from Ao Thammachat Pier to Ao Sapparot Pier leaves at 19.00 daily. The last slow ferry, Centerpoint Ferry shuttling between the two Centerpoint Piers, leaves at 19.30. Unless in exceptional circumstances, we normally set 14.00 as the deadline for leaving the Airport, Immigration and baggage completed, to make the connection to the fast ferry.
If your flight lands too late to make the connection, we can supply a private transfer to Laem Ngop Pier, where 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 can also provide transfers where you drive through the night to meet the first fast ferry to Koh Chang at 06.30, meaning you are on the island for breakfast at your resort.
Timings for Koh Kood
If travelling to Laem Sok Pier for Koh Kood, a private transfer leaving Suavarnabhumi Airport at 09.30 at the latest is the only way to make the final boat connection of the day at 15.00, Koh Kut Express 600bt. All details are here at How to Get to Koh Kood.
Timings for Koh Mak
If travelling to Laem Ngop Pier for Koh Mak, the private transfer up from the Airport until 10.30 will make the last boat at 16.00, Panan 450bt. Once again, we can organise all of this for you, see How to Get to Koh Mak.
Private Transfer – Guide Prices 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. All tolls and fuel are included.
For the Koh Chang transfer, ferry tickets are also included up to 6 pax. If the private minibus to Koh Chang carries more than 6 pax, each additional person is charged at 100bt. Transfers to Laem Ngop Pier and Laem Sok Pier do not include boat tickets, as neither Koh Mak or Koh Kood has car ferries. We do offer reduced prices for round trips.
For 2 passengers or 2 adults and a small child, we use a sedan style car. For 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children, we offer the Innova or Fortuner cars. For 4 pax of more, we use a private minibus. 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. Please note that if using a minibus, baby seats will be forward facing due to them having lap seatbelts not 3 point.
At busy periods, we may use a minibus (always private) rather than the car.
|To OR from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)||Car |
(2 adults or 2 adults + small child)
|Innova or Fortuner |
(3 adults or 2 adults + 2 small child)
|Koh Chang (your resort)||4,300bt||4,500bt||5,000bt (6 pax with ferry tickets, extra adult +100bt)|
|Laem Sok Pier (Koh Kood)||4,000bt||4,300bt||4,500bt (7/8 pax, no boat tickets)|
|Laem Ngop Pier (Koh Mak)||4,000bt||4,300bt||4,500bt (7/8 pax, no boat tickets)|
|Pattaya Hotel||2,000bt||2,200bt||2,500bt (7/8 pax)|
|Ban Phe Pier (Koh Samet)||2,500bt||2,700bt||3,300bt (7/8 pax)|
|Bangkok City Hotel||1,000bt||1,200bt||1,500bt (7/8 pax)|
Please 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.
Flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Trat Airport
Bangkok Airways flies from Suvarnabhumi Airport (airport code BKK) to Trat Airport (airline code TDX), with 4 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.
Prices and Timetables – Suvarnabhumi Airport to Trat Airport for Koh Chang
Prices online are from 2,850bt per person + taxes with a websaver style ticket booked in advance, see Bangkok Airways for full details.
Trat Airport is 20 to 30 minutes from the Koh Chang Piers at Ao Thammachat and Centrepoint and Laem Ngop Pier for Koh Mak, an hour from Laem Sok Pier for Koh Kood.
All four daily flights will always make the ferry crossings for Koh Chang.
For Koh Mak and Koh Kood, neither the afternoon flight, PG309 or the evening flight, PG307 will make the last boats at 16.00 (Koh Mak) or 15.00 (Koh Kood).
See the links above for further details.
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 1,800bt each way for a car for 2 persons with ferry tickets. Share minibuses are 550bt per person with ferry ticket and delivery to your resort, 990bt round trip. We can book either of these services for you.
Below are the return flights from Koh Chang back to Suvarnabhumi Airport. Using either a private transfer or a share minibus, you will always be able to connect to the PG302 1st flight of the day.
Buses and Share Minibuses – Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang
Suvarnabhumi Burapa Company
From Floor 1 Door 8 Suvarnabhumi Burapa Company operates a bus/microbus or share minibus service which runs from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang.
Their times of departure are at 7.50 (bus), 09.30 (minibus or microbus), 11.00 (minibus or microbus) or 14.00 (minibus or microbus). The 09.30 does not always run and the service may also swap the bus for a minibus if numbers are low.
The price is 600bt, including the ferry at Ao Thammachat. It takes 5 to 5.5 hours to reach the pier. Allow another 90 minutes for the crossing and delivery to your resort. A round trip ticket is 900bt, but you do need to pay an additional 100bt to 150bt for the taxi from your resort to the departure depot in Klong Son.
Times for the return service from Koh Chang back to Suavarnabhumi Airport are 07.00 (minibus or microbus), 12.00 (bus) and 17.00 (minibus or microbus). You can also book these tickets once on the island.
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. It is not really possible to book as delays on flights and Immigration can mean you miss the departure time, with the seats non transferable. More details are on our main buses and share minibuses page here
For contact numbers, try these +66 (0)89 113 3490 or +66 (0)83 794 2122 (Bangkok) and +6 (0)81 660 5926 or +66 (0)39 550 078 (Koh Chang).
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 resort.
If booking a round trip, the return leg is reduced to 800bt with ferry ticket. Times for collection from your Koh Chang resort are between 08.00 (Bang Bao) to 09.00 (White Sand Beach) or 13.00 to 14.00. You reach Suvarnambhumi around 16.30 or 20.30 respectively.
Departing from Ekamai Bus Station in the east of the city at 07.45 and 09.00, the 999 Bus reaches Suvarnabhumi Airport Transportation Centre (Bus Station) at 08.20 and 09.35. Price is 242bt 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 Centerpoint Pier. For Koh Mak and Koh Wai, you then hop in a taxi at 50bt per person to Laem Ngop Pier. You will probably miss the 14.00 Leelawadee speedboat to Koh Mak, but there is another one at 14.30 Seatales or 15.00 Suansuk.
The 09.35 arrives at 15.00 at Ao Thammachat and and then continues onto Centerpoint. For Koh Mak, you catch a songthaew taxi from Centerpoint, 50bt per person. It is cutting it fine for for the 16.00 Panan.
Coming back the other way, there is a 14.30 or 16.30 service only from Centrepoint Pier, so you need to be on the 12.30 or 13.30 ferry from Koh Chang for the former and 14.30 or 15.30 for the latter.
From Koh Mak, for the 14.30, take either 12.30 Seatales or at a push, the 13.30 Panan. For the 16.30, use that Panan boat.
With an ultimate destination of Ekamai Bus Station, the 999 reaches the Airport Bus Station at 19.30 or 22.30.
Airport Call-Center: +66 (0)2 132 1888 – There is an English language option. AOL Thai Airports