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    BKK (Ekkamai Station) - Ko Chang

    by Arjaree Updated Oct 18, 2004

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    You can go to Ko Chang from Ekkamai Station. There is a bus going there every 1 or 2 hours. The price is about 190 THB. It will drop you off at a bus terminal in Trat and then you should take a "song taew" taxi to one of the 3 piers. From there you buy a boat ride ticket to the island. The bus ride from BKK - Trat is 5 hours, the taxi to pier takes about 30 mins and the boat ride to Ko Chang is about an hour. The boat leaves hourly and the last one is at 5pm.

    Suggestion:
    Check the timetable of the bus to match the boat schedule. Spare some time left in case the bus is late.. cos you dont want to miss the last boat.

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    Its easy to go to Ko Chang without buying a package from Khao San. When you get to a bus terminal in Trat, there will be a taxi waiting for people to go to one of the piers. And its easy to get a boat ride to Ko Chang.

    A boat ride to Ko Chang
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    To Ko Chang by chartered boat

    by sachara Updated Nov 11, 2005

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    In the port of Laem Sok near Trat we chartered a boat to the south coast of Ko Chang. Our luggage, pots, pans, kitchen utensiles and food, bought at the market inTrat early morning was loaded in a boat which was allready filled with huge earthen pots.This boat with the luggage needed two hours to reach our place at the south coast of Ko Chang.

    We ourselves went with a faster speedboat and reached or hidden spot at the south coast in about one hour.We had a lovely boatride between the many small islands with mountains and palmbeaches. They talked about pirates, but we reached the bay of our island safely.

    We had to walk to the beach through the water. Our stay of a few days at our bounty island could start !

    the first steps at Ko Chang Laem Sok, before departure waiting for the boat
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    Ferry To Koh Chang

    by YaaDong Written Jul 25, 2008

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    Go to Laem Ngob to catch a ferry to go Chang. Ferries from this pier land at Tha Dan Kao (meaning Old Post Pier). The ferries depart every hour during the high season (November to April)and long weekends starting from 7.30 am till 5.00 pm. The frequency is less during other times of the year depending on the crowd, and the weather. However, you can expect a ferry to depart at least every 2 hours. Travelling time is about 30 to 45 minutes and the cost is 60 Baht for each return ticket and 150 Baht per vehicle inclusive of the driver.Other passengers in the same vehicle are charged 60 Baht per person. It is worth noting that all ferry fares should be the same no matter which pier you go to, a legacy of open competition! On arrival at Koh Chang you will find some Songthaews ready to take you to anywhere in Koh Chang. The fare ranges from 40,60 to 80 Baht per person depending on the distance. This applies to other piers as well.

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    Take A "Song Taew" Taxi

    by Arjaree Written Oct 18, 2004

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    To get around Ko Chang, you can take a "Song Taew" taxi. Simply just tell them where you want to go, like which beach you're heading to.

    Sometimes the taxi wont pick you up when its actually empty. That's cos its not his round to pick up people. Wait for a while, see a taxi with people, then hop in.

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    BKK (Khao San) - Ko Chang

    by Arjaree Updated Oct 18, 2004

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    You can buy a package tour on Khao San Road from BKK - Ko Chang. There are one way deal and a rounp trip. The price is around 200-300THB for one way, and 400-470THB for round trip. Both includes a boat ride from the mainland to the island. The price is different , depending on which tour company and whether you will take a minibus(van) or a coach. Also, it depends on the season. I think the price is higher than this during the peak season, around Nov - May.

    The bus leaves Khao San around 8am and normally, it should take 5 hours to get to Trat, Laem Ngob pier. However, this is on condition that IF the bus doesn't stop often on the way, and IF it doesn't go round to drop people off to Rayong for Ko Samet first...

    Anyway, once you get to the pier, then you dont need to do anything but wait for the boat.

    Early morning in Khao San
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    Trat (Laem Ngop) - Ko Chang

    by Arjaree Written Oct 18, 2004

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    There are a few piers for you to take a boat ride to Ko Chang. But the main ones are

    1 From Center-Point-Pier to Dan-Kao-Pier
    2 From Laem-Ngop-Pier to Dan-Kao-Pier

    There is a boat every 2 hours, from 6.30am till 5pm, for both piers.

    Take a song taew taxi to either pier and buy a ticket there. It takes almost an hour to the island and then when off the boat, take a song taew taxi to your own selected beach.

    Check out the website for detailed info.

    On a boat
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    Bus Ride To Trat

    by YaaDong Written Jul 25, 2008

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    To get to Koh Chang go to Ekkamai or Morchit bus station .Air-conditioned and ordinary buses depart almost every hour and a tickets to Trat is about 240 baht .The trip takes 5 hours.
    There are 3 piers servicing Koh Chang. All of them are located in the Amphur (district) of Laem Ngob the most eastern point of Thailand .To go to these piers take one of the Songthaews in Trat. They can be easily found around the municipal market from as early as 6.00 am. The fare is about 20 Baht per person. Vehicle-carrying ferries and taxi or chartered boats are ready to take you to Koh Chang '

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    From BKK to Ko Chang

    by bijo69 Written Aug 28, 2006

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    I went to Ko Chang on a combined bus/ferry ticket from Bangkok. The journey took around 6hrs including the ferry ride. If i remember correctly the ticket was 200 THB. You can purchase these tickets from most travel agents in BKK.

    Alternativly you can fly to Trat take a bus from there to the ferry terminal at Laem Ngop and hop on the next boat.

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    How to get to Koh Chang from Bangkok

    by SumTingWong Updated May 2, 2003

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    There are many ways to get to Koh Chnag, but they are all very similar. The cheapest way to do it is by taking the public bus from Bangkok to Trat and from there take the ferry to Koh Chang. However, it is more comfortable to take a van, booked off of Khao San Road, or a tourist bus, also booked from a travel agency on Khao San Road. I took a 10-seater van right from Khao San Road to the ferry pier in Trat. Note that if you book from an agency on Khao San Road ask if the ferry ticket is included. A seat on a van shouldn't cost more than 300 Baht. The ferry ride takes about forty minutes, and is interesting. You pass many islands and old colorful boats, traveling on the aqua-blue waters of the Gulf of Thailand. On the ferry there is an ice-cream/drink stand. When you arrive in Koh Chang you can either take a taxi to your guest house/beach or transportation provided by your hotel (set up before hand).

    Kid looking out the window of the ferry
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    All roads lead to Koh Chang

    by travelagent4thailand Updated Apr 24, 2003

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    TRAT is the main gateway from Bangkok to Koh Chang.

    TRAT is easily accessible by bus, car, rail. There are flights to trat as well.

    By Bus, leave from eastern terminal (Ekamai Station) heading from Trat.

    Once in Trat, connect by ferry to Koh Chang from one of the three piers: Ao Thammachat (found this one to be the fastest / closest), Center Point, or Koh Chang Ferry pier. Ferries also transfer vehicles.

    All ferries leave the terminal on an hourly basis from both ends: 1st run at 7am and last run at 7pm. (time may change depending on the season)

    Upon ariving on Koh Chang, some minibus are available to take you to your destinations.

    While on the islands, one can rent bikes and motorcycles.... please see my tourist trap info. for rentals.

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    Battambang-Ko Chan

    by elpariente Updated Feb 8, 2006

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    Decidimos ir a Ko Chan desde Battambang por la frontera de Pailin, asi que cogimos un taxi hasta la frontera y alli la pasamos a pie.
    Es una frontera muy tranquila pues no hay mucha gente.
    A partir de aqui podiamos haber cogido un taxi hasta el ferry, pero decidimos complicar un poco el viaje, asi que cogimos dos motos que nos llevaron con las maletas hasta una parada de "autobuses".
    Alli la comunicacion no fue facil pero conseguimos que nos llevaran hasta Tantaburi, donde pretendimos coger un autobus, pero nos recomendaron que nos fueramos en un minibus los dos solos y asi llegamos al muelle de los Ferries que van a KoChan.
    Llegamos a la isla por 56$ y realmente nos divertimos

    We decided to go to Ko Chan from Battambang by the Pailin border , so we got a taxi to the border and there we crossed it on foot.
    It is a very quiet border because there are not many people
    From here we could get a taxi to the ferry station, but we decided to complicate the travel,so we got two motos that took us with the luggage up to a "Bus station".
    There , the comunication was not easy , but we got a bus that t took us up to Tantaburi.
    We tryed to get here a bus , but somebody in the station recomended us to take a mini-bus for us and so we arrived to the ferry harbour that go to Ko Chan.
    We arrived to Ko Chan for 56$ and we had a very good time

    Frontera-Tailandia-Border Dos motos-Two motos Autob��s-Bus Mini-bus Ferry

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    Shop Around

    by aukjejetty Updated Aug 30, 2004

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    The daily ferry to Ko Chang leaves from Laem Ngop, about 80km (50 miles) southeast of Chanthaburi and 8km (5 miles) south of the coastal Highway 3.
    We bought a ticket in Bangkok for transportation to the ferry. It turned out to be a bad deal, although we saved money, we had to wait for hours for a connection. Shop around a little and ask other travelers what their experiences are regarding the transport. Also check prices, because there are major differences!

    There is also the possibility of doing the trip by yourself, but it won't save you any money. It will be more expensive and more work for planning.

    Long Beach, Koh Chang
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    Numerous taxis, but I recommend Suittiporn's

    by Saagar Written Jan 24, 2010

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    Getting around on Koh Chang may be easy, but if you want to travel off regular business hours and to odd places it pays off to use a reliable driver who will sit out the time you need. we used Mr. Suittiporn Paholpakdee on a couple of occasions, once travelling all the main roads on the island, landing us late night on the southeastern side for an evening meal. Suttiporn had time and friends everywhere and did not hurry us.
    "Wherever you would like to go. Please call me 24 hrs" says his business card. I can second that. Useful contact on Koh Chang

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    Getting to Koh Chang or Koh Samet

    by xymmot Written Nov 15, 2012

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    If you are in Pattaya, just go to soi POSTOFFICE and go to Malibu travel. They have mini vans that will take you direct to the ferries.250 bahts each way and I think 400 bahts RT. they stop along the way with a rest stop, if not there is a public bus that you can take that goes on the BanPhe route to Koh Samet, still 100 bahts. (the mini van will do door to door service). If you have a group of people 4, hire a private driver. Try Mr T taxi service in Pattaya....reiable with english speaking drivers 66-38-720-318 or their mobile 081-258-7716 I always use them for a pick up and deliver me to the airport. always on time and never have to haggle with the prices...they are fair where ever you want to go.

    Good luck and

    cheers tommy x

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  • You do not need to buy a return boat tick

    by Laursen Written Jun 13, 2007

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    We bougth a one way tour from Bangkok with a minivan. When we got to the ferry we needed to walk onboard as the boat was a passenger ferry/boat. The salesperson in the ticket office insisted that we MUST buy a ticket for the return trip to Bangkok. I told her that we did not plan to go back to Bangkok by minivan, and after some discussion she settled if we bought return boat ticket (70 B). I paid, but should have insisted on not buying anything more than the single boat ticket I allready had, as we chose another company for our return trip.

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