Koh Chang hotels and travel guide, Thailand. Hotel reservation for Koh Chang, Trat and islands around.

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Getting to and from Trat
The Ekamai Bus Terminal
The Ekamai Bus Terminal
By Car
Route 1 : From Bangkok, take highway route no. 3 (Bangna-Trad Rd.) or Motorway to Chonburi, then use Highway no. 344 (Banbung - Klaeng) to Klang. Arriving at Klaeng, turn onto Highway no. 3. Instead go forward until to reach the Sa Kaew - Trad junction. Take the right turn and go all the way to Trad town. The total distance from Bangkok to Trat is 318 kilometers.

Route 2 : The Motorway is another alternative. From Bangkok starting from Rama IX Road and onto Srinakarin Rd., exit after paying the second toll that leads to Ban Bung - Klaeng, Chanthaburi and finally Trat. The total distance from Bangkok to Trat is 318 kilometers.

Route 3 : This is the other route using the same highway No. 3 but takes longer as you need to pass through the province of Chonburi. The total distance from Bangkok to Trat is 385 kilometers.
By Bus
The Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai) : is the main terminal for the eastern provinces. It is located at the Ekamai section of Sukhumvit Road which is also easily accessible by the BTS Sky train. Air-conditioned and ordinary buses depart almost every hour. The journey takes approximately 5-6 hours by air-conditioned bus or about 8 hours by regular bus. Time Tables

The Northern Bus Terminal (New Mo - Chit) : is the other route. It is located at New Mo - Chit of Kampaeng Petch Road. This is the closest bus terminal to the Don Meuang Airport. Air-conditioned and ordinary buses depart almost every hour. Time Tables

Bangkok Airways
Bangkok Airways
For more information contact :
Transport Co. Ltd., Tel.: 1490
Choet Chai Tour Co. Ltd., Tel.: 0 2391 2237
Chok Anukun Tour Tel.: 0 2392 7680
Suppharat Tour Tel.: 0 2391 2331
By Plane
As the owner of the airport in the provincial capital of Trat, Bangkok Airways is the sole air carrier for service to Trat and Koh Chang. There are two flights a day from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport to Trat. One should be aware that even after the roughly one hour flight from Bangkok to Trat. The airline transfers their passengers from Trat Airport to all beaches on the west coast of Koh Chang. Time Tables
Getting Around Trat
By Share Taxi
The main transportation in Trat is by Share Taxi (Songthaew) which literally means two rows. Share Taxis are pick-up trucks modified for public transportation. Essentially they have two rows of seats at the back of the truck where passengers sit face to face. They can accommodate up to 8 or 10 people. The cost of Share Taxi depends on the distance traveled.
By Samlor / Tuk Tuks
Samlors / Tuk Tuks around town should cost about 10 baht per person. Small Samlors / Tuk Tuks cost about 5 baht per person on a share basis or 20 baht to 40 baht for the whole vehicle. Koh Chang Ferry
Ferry boat to Koh Chang
By Rental Car
Suppharat Tour
Location : located opposite to Choet Chai Tour, Sukhumvit Rd., Amphoe Munag, Trat
Tel.: 0 3931 2011, 0 3951 2236
Getting to and from Koh Chang
By Boat
There are 3 piers serving Koh Chang. All of them are located in the Laem Ngob. To go to these piers take one of the Share Taxi in Trat. They can be easily found around the municipal market from as early as 6.00 am. Vehicle-carrying ferries and taxi or chartered boats are ready to take you to Koh Chang.

Boat Schedule
Ao Thammachat Pier Time Fare (Baht) Travelling Time
From To
Mainland Koh Chang
(Ao Sapparod Pier)
06.30, 08.00, 09.30, 11.00 12.30, 14.00, 15.30, 17.00,18.30 60 30 Min. Trip
Koh Chang
(Ao Sapparod Pier)
Mainland 07.30, 08.45, 10.15, 11.45 13.15, 14.45, 16.15, 17.45, 19.15 60 30 Min. Trip


Center Point Pier Time Fare (Baht) Travelling Time
From To
Mainland Koh Chang
(Ao Sapparod Pier)
06.00, 07.00, 08.00, 09.00, 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00,
15.00, 16.00, 17.00, 18.00, 19.00
60 45 Min. Trip
Koh Chang
(Ao Sapparod Pier)
Mainland 06.00, 07.30, 08.30, 09.30, 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30,
15.30, 16.30, 17.30, 18.30, 19.30
60 45 Min. Trip


Kromaluang Chumporn Pier (Laem Ngob Pier) Time Fare (Baht) Travelling Time
From To
Mainland Koh Chang
(Dan Koa Pier)
7.00, 9.00, 11.00, 13.00, 15.00, 17.00 60 45 Min. Trip
Koh Chang
(Dan Koa Pier)
Mainland 8.00, 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00 60 45 Min. Trip

For more information contact :
Koh Chang Ferry Tel.: 0 3953 8318
Centre Point Ferry Tel.: 0 3953 8196
Laem Ngob Pier Tel.: 0 3953 8084
Getting Around Koh Chang
Motorcycle Rental
Motorcycle Rental
By Motorbike
Getting around by motorbike is convenient and inexpensive, around 150-200 baht/day. Visitors can either hire their own motorbikes or get around via motorbike-taxi. As the island has some particularly steep and dangerous hills it is best to drive with extreme caution and dress in appropriate attire, including closed toes shoes and helmets, the latter of which are required by law.
By Rental Car
It is possible to hire a car or four wheel drive truck on the island. As Koh Chang has some particularly steep and dangerous hills it is best to use a 4x4 if you wish to rent a car. Be aware that only Commercial First Class Insurance provides full coverage on rental cars (as opposed to limited personal or third party only insurance). Most international car rental agencies will offer this insurance (some only for those with a valid international driver’s license) while local companies may or may not. You may wish to request a copy of their insurance policy and ensure that it states "For Commercial Use". Regardless, inspect rental vehicles prior to rental and drive with caution, particularly as traffic in Thailand can be quite confusing, especially the habit of Thai motorcycles drivers to drive on the wrong side of the road.
By Share Taxi
The easiest way to get around the island is via Share taxi, a pickup truck with padded benches in the rear. Share taxi provide service along the two main roads and can be used as public transport or can be hired privately for a half or full day.
By Long-tail Boat
For beach hopping or visiting nearby islands, long-tail boats can be hired for half day or full day excursions.