Affordable, Door-to-Door Transfers to Koh Chang
Trusted Koh Chang Transfer Service for over 18 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, and recommended if you’re on a budget.
- 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. ( As mentioned above the public bus is a good option, however there is only one direct bus from Bangkok a day. Some info on how to take the 999 bus from Bangkok to Koh Chang.
The 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. (Please note that some hotels, for example at the far north end of White Sand beach and also Klong Koi beach in the south of the island either don’t have road access or it is on steep or dirt roads which may not be passable during the rainy season. The driver will drop you off as close to your hotel as possible.)
✅ 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, there is a list of Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of this page that should provide all the information you need.
How Much Does it 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. 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. This is to ensure there is enough room for everyone plus all your luggage.
|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||฿4,300|
|Hotel on Koh Chang – Utapao Airport *||฿3,700||฿4,000|
|Hotel on Koh Chang – Ban Phe pier (For Koh Samet)||฿3,400||฿3,900|
|Hotel on Koh Chang – Border at Hat Lek (For Phnom Penh / S’ville)||฿3,300||฿3,600|
|Hotel on Koh Chang – Aranyaprathet Border (For Siem Reap)||฿3,600||฿4,200|
|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, please read the FAQs below the form.
Please Use the Form Below to Book Your Private Transfer:
Need some more information? Here are some of the most common questions I get asked . . .
All of the prices listed include:
- Expressway Tolls
- Ferry Tickets to / from Koh Chang
There are no hidden fees or extras.
Transfer from Trat Airport – The driver will be waiting for you when you exit Baggage Claim. holding the sign with your name on it.
Transfer from Suvarnabhumi Airport – The driver will meet you at the signposted ‘Meeting Point’ next to ‘Entrance 3’ on the Arrivals Level of the Airport. Just follow the signs to it from the Baggage Claim area. In case of problems finding the driver you will be given a contact number you can call for assistance.
Transfer from Don Meuang Airport – There are two terminals at Don Meuang. Terminal 1 is for International flights. Terminal 2 for Domestic flights. For International flights meet the driver at Entrance 5, Terminal 1. And for Domestic, Entrance 11 in Terminal 2.
For most of the High Season the travelling time from Bangkok to Koh Chang will usually be around 6 and a half to 7 hours, depending on where you are staying. This includes time to stop on the way for coffee, snacks, etc. There are, of course, unknown factors such as an accident causing gridlock in an area of Bangkok or roadworks enroute – which thankfully are quite rare.
Bear in mind that Koh Chang is getting increasingly popular, but the number of ferry services hasn’t yet increased to compensate. This is important to remember during Thai holidays and on Sundays – since there can be queues at the piers. Unfortunately there isn’t much your driver can do about this, but we will make your wait as comfortable as possible.
All of our drivers use the quicker Ferry Koh Chang boat service rather than the slower Centrepoint ferry which has less frequent departures. Ferries are timetabled to depart hourly. But in reality they are always more frequent than this.
Once you’re on Koh Chang, the time it takes to get to your hotel depends on where you’re located. Koh Chang is a pretty big island so if you are on the South coast in Bangbao it will take around an hour to get there from the ferry pier, whereas if you are staying on White Sand beach it’ll only take 10 minutes or so.
Likewise, if you are staying around Khao San Road in Bangkok, compared to somewhere like Sukhumvit Rd, then it will take 30 mins or so longer to get onto the overhead expressway and out of the city centre.
If you are heading from Koh Chang to Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang airports, we might give you a pick up time that’s earlier than you request. This is just in case there are any unexpected delays during the journey. It’s better to have to wait an extra hour in the airport than to get stressed about the possibility of missing your flight.
We only use services from very reliable and careful drivers based on Koh Chang. Most of whom we’ve known for a few years or more. At busy periods, eg New Year, drivers from Bangkok are also used. All drivers and vehicles are properly licensed in accordance with Thai regulations. (And yes, your vehicle will have air-conditioning.)
You may find services a few hundred Baht cheaper than ours, but we don’t want to leave our friends in the hands of unreliable drivers. The reason we don’t use public taxis or the absolute cheapest drivers available is because we want to make sure we’re offering safe, comfortable and reliable service.
The minibuses are newer model Toyota Commuter minivans. For transfers by car, in the majority of cases the vehicles are either Toyota Camry, Wish, Innova, Altis or Honda CRV or HRV – these are suitable for 2 adults plus luggage. Or an SUV, eg Toyota Fortuner or Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.
I won’t know the name of the driver or which specific vehicle you will have until a day or two in advance. This is because it depends on what other jobs drivers have at that time.
The driver will do their best to get you to your destination as quickly as possible – without breaking speed limits. However, if there are unexpected delays due to the ferry being busy; traffic jams; accidents en-route etc neither the driver nor myself, iamkohchang.com or Go East Tour, Koh Chang will be liable for any losses or compensation.
Likewise, if there is a mechanical failure with the vehicle. The driver will endeavor to fix the vehicle or head to the nearest garage or we will arrange for a replacement vehicle to come and pick you up you as quickly as possible. There will be no additional charges for this. Very occasionally breakdowns and delays do occur.