Affordable, Door-to-Door Private Transfers to Koh Chang
Trusted Koh Chang Transfer Service for over 17 years
As an independent traveler trying to avoid the overcrowded islands in the South of Thailand, you’re probably looking for the easiest way to get to and from Koh Chang.
Or maybe you’re a little tired of late drivers running on ‘Thai time’, a bit concerned about the language-barrier, or perhaps not even sure where to start when booking safe and inexpensive travel in Thailand. I moved to Koh Chang in 2003 years ago when there were far less convenient online booking services, so know exactly how that feels.
When traveling to Koh Chang, there are four options to choose from:
- Public Bus – the cheapest option available, but also the slowest and can be uncomfortable.
- Flying – the most expensive option and you still need to contend with the hassle of getting to and from airports by road.
- Shared Minibus – an inexpensive, convenient but sometimes crowded, service offered from most hotels in central Bangkok.
- Public taxi – a public taxi from Bangkok is possible but drivers usually won’t come onto the island and are often in a hurry.
- Private Transfer by Car or Minibus – the fastest, most convenient and direct option and much more affordable than you think!
If flying is too expensive, and the bus or minibus too slow or too crowded, then hiring a private car or minivan is an affordable, safe, and speedy alternative.
The #1 goal is to make sure that you have an easy, hassle-free travel experience getting to Koh Chang. So if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Here’s Why We’ve Got Great Feedback Over the Years
✅Pay when you arrive. Unlike other private transfer services, there’s no need to pay in advance. You can pay cash to the driver once you’ve arrived safely at your destination. The driver can even stop at a bank or currency exchange on the island (where you’ll get a much better rate than at the airport.)
✅ All of our Koh Chang transfers are “door to door” – meaning our drivers will meet you at your hotel, the airport, or wherever you need to be picked up. Then you’re dropped off at your destination. We promise you will never be left at a bus station or ferry pier . . . . unless that’s where you want to go.
✅ Our drivers use the fast ferry to help you get to your destination sooner. We use the quicker ‘Ferry Koh Chang’ service – NOT the slow ‘Centrepoint’ boats, which has less frequent departures and a longer crossing time.
✅ Your driver will gladly stop for lunch, toilet breaks or snacks along the way. You can decide when you want to stop during your trip.
✅ No hidden fees or extra charges. All of our prices listed below include the cost of your transfer, the driver’s fee, tax, gasoline, ferry tickets, and expressway tolls if necessary.
✅ Flexible and convenient. We’ll do our best to accommodate your needs including last minute changes due to flight delays etc.
✅ Traveling with Children? We have car seats for infants, toddlers and young kids available for a small surcharge.
✅ Round-trip discounts. Return private transfers between Bangkok and Koh Chang are discounted by 500 Baht. And, as you’ll have already taken care of your trip back to the city, you can relax and simply enjoy your time on the island.
Private Transfers to Koh Chang
If you still have questions, here is an FAQ page that should provide all the information you need.
How Much Does a Private Transfer to Koh Chang cost?
The price for a private transfer to Koh Chang depends on how far you need to go (your departure or destination), the number of passengers and the size of the vehicle you need. These are priced PER VEHICLE – not per person.
There is a 500 Baht discount for booking a Bangkok > Koh Chang > Bangkok round trip private transfer by car or minibus. But apart from that the prices are fixed.
|As a ‘Thank You’ for the first post-covid visitors prices for private transfers between Bangkok and Koh Chang will be discounted by 400 Baht from 1 January – 31 October 2022. This is in addition to the 500 Baht discount (on the total price) for booking a round trip transfer.|
Take a look at the pricing chart below to find the price from your departure point. I’ll confirm prices and availability with you when you book.
Payment is to the driver, in cash, when you arrive at your destination.
Car – A car is usually used for transfers for 1 or 2 passengers. But if one isn’t available a minibus will be used at no additional cost.
Minibus – The Minibus price shown is for 3 – 4 passengers. Each additional passenger is 100 Baht / person. There is a maximum of 7 passengers per minibus.
** Prices from Bangkok have been discounted for the 2021 – 22 High Season. **
|To / From||Car||Minibus|
|Hotel in Bangkok or Suvarnabhumi Airport – Hotel on Koh Chang||฿5,100|
|Don Meuang Airport, Bangkok – Hotel on Koh Chang||฿4,800|
|Hotel in Bangkok or Suvarnabhumi Airport – Laem Sok pier (For Koh Kood)||฿4,400||฿4,900|
|Trat Airport – Hotel on White Sand, Klong Prao, Kai Bae beach, Koh Chang||฿1,900||฿2,500|
|Trat Airport – Hotel on Lonely Beach, Bailan, Bangbao, Koh Chang||฿2,100||฿2,700|
|Trat Airport – Laem Sok pier (For Koh Kood )||฿1,500||฿1,800|
|Hotel on Koh Chang – Hotel in Pattaya||฿3,900||฿4,200|
|Hotel on Koh Chang – Utapao Airport *||฿3,900||฿4,200|
|Hotel on Koh Chang – Ban Phe pier (For Koh Samet)||฿3,700||฿4,100|
|Hotel on Koh Chang – Border at Hat Lek (For Phnom Penh / S’ville)||฿3,400||฿3,600|
|Hotel on Koh Chang – Aranyaprathet Border (For Siem Reap)||฿3,600||฿4,100|
|Hotel on Koh Chang – Pailin Border (For Battambang)||฿3,400||฿3,600|
Cars are usually used for transfers for two passengers. But on busy occasions a van might be substituted. If you specifically want a car, please let me know when you book.
* Only Koh Chang to Utapao transfers are available. Utapao to Koh Chang isn’t possible at present.
|To / From
|Hotel in Bangkok||฿1,400||฿1,700|
|Hotel in Pattaya||฿2,100||฿2,400|
|Ban Phe Pier (for Koh Samet)||฿3,700||฿3,900|
I usually respond within a few hours to confirm the price and availability of your private transfer, but if you don’t hear back within 24 hours, or if you’re having trouble with the booking form, then please contact me direct here with the details of your transfer.
If you need any additional information before booking, please read the FAQ page.
Please Use the Form Below to Book Your Private Transfer:
How To Book Tickets for a Shared Minibus
|Please note that I am no longer arranging tickets for shared minibus services. If you are flying to Trat Airport, you can buy tickets when you land in Trat. Or if you are coming from Bangkok or Pattaya, any tour agent near your hotel will be able to book tickets for you.|
Prices for shared minibus service from Bangkok, Pattaya or Trat Airport depend on your departure point and range from 550 Baht – 1,200 Baht / person including ferry ticket.
Minibus Tickets between Trat Airport and Koh Chang
Tickets for seats on a shared minibus service are available between Trat Airport and hotels on Koh Chang, for people flying Bangkok – Trat on Bangkok Airways.
If you are staying in the south-east of Koh Chang, you’ll need to take a private transfer from Trat Airport. The airport minibuses, operated by Krungthep Limousine, don’t go to that part of the island. Current ticket prices, for 2022-23, are below.
|To / From Trat Airport||One Way||Return|
|Hotels on Koh Chang (White Sand, Klong Prao, Kai Bae beaches & East coast to Serenity Resort)||฿
|Hotels on Koh Chang (Lonely beach, Bailan, Bangbao & Klong Kloi)||฿
Babies and Toddlers (under 2 years old) travel free if they sit on their parent’s lap.
Children from 2 – 4 years old are half price. Over 4 years old are full price.
Minibus Tickets between Bangkok and Koh Chang
There are various private companies in addition to public minibuses running services from hotels and bus stations in Bangkok to Koh Chang. The services from bus stations are cheaper, but less convenient for most travellers.
Figure on 750 – 1,200 Baht for a ticket on a shared minibus that includes pick up from your hotel in Bangkok city centre. The shared public minibuses from Morchit or Ekkamai Bus Station are around 400 Baht / person when booked online
Please note that there may well be reduced services due to the lack of tourists. Operators will only begin to run services again when it is profitable to do so.
Minibus Tickets between Suvarnabhumi Airport and Koh Chang
It is possible to book tickets online for the shared minibuses from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Koh Chang. Use the form below to check prices and book. There are services at 07:50, 11:00 and 14:00. ** Please note that I cannot book these tickets for you. **
This service is run by the Suvarnabhumi Burapha bus company but is also known as the ‘392’ bus or the Lonely Beach Express. It only runs between the airport and Koh Chang.
Minibus Tickets between Pattaya or Jomtien and Koh Chang
The shared minibus from Pattaya to Koh Chang will pick up from hotels in Naklua, Pattaya and Jomtien beach. (And if you’re coming from Koh Chang to Pattaya it will also drop off in those areas. ) Pick up from outlying beach locations as far south as Ambassador Hotel Najomtien is also possible on most services.
Again, please note that until tourists return to Thailand in significant numbers there will be reduced, or no services on certain minibus routes. Public bus or private transfer may be your only option.
Need some more information?
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