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Transfers to Koh Chang by Car and Minibus

Private transfers to Koh Chang by car or minibus

Affordable, Door-to-Door Private Transfers to Koh Chang

Trusted Koh Chang Transfer Service Since 2006

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.

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When traveling to Koh Chang, there are four options to choose from:

    • Public Bus – the cheapest option available, but also the slowest and often uncomfortable.
    • Flying – by far the most expensive and you still need to contend with the hassle of hanging around an airport.
    • 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 is too slow or too crowded, then hiring a private car or booking a seat on a shared minibus is an affordable, safe, and speedy alternative.

We’ve been helping friends and travelers book hassle-free trips to and from Koh Chang for over 14 years using a team of local drivers and trusted transport companies.

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The #1 goal is to make sure that you have a fantastic time in Koh Chang and an easy travel experience getting here – 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 and how you want. Unlike other private transfer services, with us you can pay in advance or wait to pay when you’ve reached your destination. Pay online via Paypal or in cash to the driver once you’ve arrived safely at the end of the journey.

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.) If you wish to pay in advance, you’re welcome to do so via Paypal. The only exception is if you’re going to a destination in Cambodia where you pay your Thai  driver at the border crossing.

✅ 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.

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✅ 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.

✅ Zero 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.

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Private Transfers to Koh Chang

If you still have questions, here is an FAQ page that should provide all the information you need.  And if you’re looking for tickets for a shared minibus service then jump to the prices here

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. 

Take a look at the pricing chart below to find the price from your departure point. We’ll confirm prices and availability with you when you book.

Payment is to the driver, in cash, when you arrive at your destination OR by Paypal in advance.  Whichever is easiest for you.

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.

To / From   Car Minibus 
Hotel in Bangkok or Suvarnabhumi Airport – Hotel on Koh Chang ฿4,600 ฿5,100
Don Meuang Airport, Bangkok – Hotel on Koh Chang ฿4,800 ฿5,400
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
Suvarnabhumi Airport
Car Minibus
Hotel in Bangkok ฿1,400 ฿1,700
Hotel in Pattaya ฿2,700 ฿3,100
Ban Phe Pier (for Koh Samet) ฿3,700 ฿3,900

International transfers between your hotel in Siem Reap or Phnom Penh and your resort on Koh Chang are also available.   If you leave your hotel early morning, after breakfast, you will arrive at your destination in the evening.

These transfers use a Cambodian partner agency as tour vehicles from one country can’t enter the other, so a change of vehicles at the border is required.  * Please book at least 7 days in advance *

To / From a Destination in Cambodia  Car Minibus
Hotel on Koh Chang – Hotel in Siem Reap ฿8,000 ฿9,500
Hotel on Koh Chang – Hotel in Phnom Penh ฿9,500 ฿11,500

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:

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How To Book Tickets for a Shared Minibus

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.

If you’re staying on the Southeast side of Koh Chang, you’ll need to take a private transfer as the shared minibus services don’t go to that part of the island.

I usually respond within a few hours to confirm the price and availability of your shared minibus, but if you don’t hear back from me within 24 hours, or if you’re having trouble with the booking form, then please contact me direct by email with the details of your transfer.

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.

Tickets will be pre-booked for you and you pay online in advance using Paypal or any credit card. Simple.  When you land in Trat a representative from the minibus company will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it.

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 don’t go to that part of the island.

There is a 10% discount for booking a return ticket. 

To / From Trat Airport One Way Return
Trat Airport – Hotels on Koh Chang (West coast & East coast to Serenity Resort only)

Hotels on Koh Chang (West coast & East coast to Serenity Resort only) – Trat Airport

฿550 ฿990

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.  

Children’s car seats are not available for the shared minibus.

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Minibus Tickets between Bangkok and Koh Chang

We also offer tickets for a shared minibus service which will pick you up from your hotel in central Bangkok and drop you off at a hotel on Koh Chang.

Pick-ups are possible from hotels in the main central tourist areas of downtown Bangkok i.e Silom, Sathorn, Khao San Rd, Pratunam, Sukhumvit Soi 1-29 and Soi 2 – 24.  But not from other locations, including the west side of the river.

For these transfers, tickets will be pre-booked for you and you pay online , in advance by Paypal or credit card.  The minibus used will be a new model Toyota Commuter with seatbelts and air-conditioning.

Adults and children are charged the same price, which includes ferry ticket.   Babies are free if they sit on their parent’s lap.

  To / From a Hotel in central Bangkok One Way
To a Hotel on White Sand, Klong Prao or Kai Bae beach (excl. Sea View & Siam Bay) ฿ 900
To a Hotel on Lonely Beach or Bailan Bay ฿ 1,000
To a Hotel in Bangbao or 7-eleven, Bangbao ฿ 1,100 

The final drop off location or first pick up location is the footbridge to Klong Kloi beach, Bangbao.  The minibus cannot pick up or drop off at resorts on Klong Kloi beach.

Pick up time for the shared minibus from Bangkok to Koh Chang is around 07:30 – 09:00, depending on where you are staying in Bangkok. You will arrive on Koh Chang mid-afternoon. You will be advised of the pick up time when your booking is confirmed.   Tickets will be booked for you after you have paid online by Paypal or credit card.

Prices are the same for a transfer from a hotel on Koh Chang to a hotel in Bangkok or Bangkok Airport.   The minibus picks up from hotels on Koh Chang around 08:00 – 09:00. 

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.  But there is an additional charge to the prices shown below.  From Najomtien it is 100 Baht.

For these transfers, tickets will be booked for you after you have paid online by Paypal or credit card.  The minibus used will be a new model Toyota Commuter with seatbelts and air-conditioning.

From Pattaya the pick up time is around 07:00 – 07:30 depending on where you are staying.  You’ll get to Koh Chang around lunchtime. Coming from Koh Chang the pick up time from resorts on then island is 08:00 – 09:00.

Adults and children are charged the same price, which includes ferry ticket.   Babies are free if they sit on their parent’s lap.

 To / From a Hotel in Pattaya One Way
To a Hotel on White Sand, Klong Prao or Kai Bae beaches (excluding Sea View Resort & Siam Bay Resort) ฿ 750
To a Hotel on Lonely Beach or Bailan Bay ฿ 800
To a Hotel in Bangbao or Klong Kloi beach ฿ 1,000 


Complete the Form Below to Book Shared Minibus Tickets:

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Please note that advance payment by Paypal or credit card is required for tickets for shared minibus services. I will send you an invoice which can be paid online.

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Pick up time from hotels in the main tourist areas of central Bangkok 07:30 - 09:00, depending on where you are staying.

Pick up time from Pattaya 06:30 - 07:30

Pick up time from Koh Chang 07:45 - 09:00 or 12:45 - 14:00 for the afternoon minibus. (The afternoon service runs 1 Nov. - 31 Mar. only.)

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