Shared Minibus Services to Koh Chang

Minibus tickets to Koh Chang

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 there is some information about booking online below. 

Prices for shared minibus service from Bangkok, Pattaya or Trat Airport depend on your departure point and range from 600 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.

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) ฿700 600 ฿1,100
Hotels on Koh Chang (Lonely beach, Bailan, Bangbao & Klong Kloi) ฿700 650 ฿1,200

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 travelers.

Boonsiri Ferry run a big bus that departs from Khao Sand road at 05:00 daily.  This is handy if you are staying in the area and are an early riser.  The bus gets to Ao Thammachat pier around 10:00 – 10:30.  And will also drop passengers off at Krom Lang pier (for speedboats to Koh Mak) and Laem Sok pier (for passenger boats to Koh Kood)   The return trip leaves Laem Sok around 13:30 and also stops at the aforementioned piers before terminating at Khao San Rd central Bangkok around 21:30 – 22:00.

Figure on 750 – 1,200 Baht for a ticket on a shared minibus that includes pick up from your hotel in Bangkok city centre and which will drop you off at your hotel on Koh Chang. The price depends mainly on where you are staying on Koh Chang.  The further south your hotel, the more expensive it is. 

Returning from Koh Chang to Bangkok minibuses can also drop passengers off at Suvarnabhumi Airport , Latkrabang Airport Link station, Victory Monument and Ekkamai or Morchit bus stations. 

The shared public minibuses from Morchit or Ekkamai Bus Station are around 400 Baht / person when booked online.

Please note that during 2022 – 23 there are still reduced services due to the lack of tourists. Operators will begin to run more services when it is profitable to do so.  I expect things to be back to normal in time for the 2023 – 24 high season

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 06:00 and 11:00.

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.  Usually a microbus will be used in stead of a minibus.  These seat up to 16 passengers and have more legroom and space for luggage than the normal minivans.

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.

Minibus Tickets between Siem Reap and Koh Chang

Quite a few people combine a visit to the Angkor Wat temples with the beaches on Koh Chang.  It’s the best of both worlds and easy to do.

It isn’t possible to do this journey on the same bus or minibus.  You will always have to change the vehicle and driver at the border.  In addition you probably won’t find options for the shared minibus services on online booking sites.  You’ll have to buy tickets from a tour agent or your hotel when you are in Siem Reap or Koh Chang. 

From Siem Reap to Koh Chang tickets are from $40 per person and from Koh Chang to Siem Reap expect to pay around 1,400 Baht for a ticket.  Transport is usually by minibus on the Thai side of the border and big bus on the Cambodian side. 

There’s more information on this route and potential scams here.

Koh Chang Island Guide For Independent Travellers