Getting to Koh Chang
Getting to Koh Chang is made easy and convenient because there are a number of ways to reach the island. Plus, whether you’re travelling from the other side of the world, or from neighbouring Cambodia, there are options to suit all budgets and preferences.
To make getting to Koh Chang even easier for you, it’s possible to purchase an all-in-one ticket to the island. Book a joint ticket in advance to the island from almost any destination within Asia. A joint ticket is a pre-paid ticket consisting of your flight and/or bus/minivan ticket as well as your ferry ticket. It’s a great way to plan your journey and ensure that you have a ticket before spaces run out.
Those travelling to Thailand from an international destination would do best flying direct into Bangkok. Flights to Bangkok are frequent and often the cheapest option, compared with other destinations within Thailand. From Bangkok airport you can hop on a domestic flight to Trat, or alternatively travel the rest of the journey by bus/minivan. If you are travelling from within Asia, consider flying direct into Trat because this is your quickest option.
Minivan & Buses
Getting to Koh Chang by minivan or bus is one of the cheapest options, whichever direction you are coming from. The ferry pier in Trat province is approx 350 km from Bangkok. Although not the quickest option, the bus and minivan journeys are well organised by the Thai people and they have departures from the Thai capital everyday. It’s also possible to book a bus ticket to Koh Chang from neighbouring countries such as Cambodia.
Whether you choose to fly direct into Bangkok, hop on a bus from the Thai/Cambodian border, or travel from another city, the final leg will always involve a ferry journey. The ferry crossing from the mainland to Koh Chang is actually a really nice way to end your journey. Sit back and enjoy the stunning views out to sea as you cross the ocean to paradise.