How to get from PATTAYA to KOH CHANG?

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How to travel from Pattaya to Koh Chang Island? You can travel by bus/minivan/taxi + ferry.

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    • Koh Chang (or Ko Chang) is the second largest island in Thailand (the first is Phuket) and is the main island of the archipelago of 52 islets, which form a national marine park. The name Ko Chang means “Elephant Island”, but not because the elephants normally live here, but because the island has a shape resembling a bathing elephant. The island is long about 30 km and about 14 km wide and has about 6000 inhabitants. Koh Chang is currently considered a “forgotten pearl”, because tourism is not as great as on other islands and offers beautiful places, white sand beaches and a very solid infrastructure. There is no railway between Pattaya and Koh Chang (Trat) and no flights, you can not travel by plane. There are 2 ways how it is possible to get from Pattaya to Koh Chang via Trat. Another popular travel route is from Pattaya to Koh Kood by minivan and ferry via Trat.
    • Book your bus/minivan tickets or private taxi from Pattaya to Koh Chang on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

From Pattaya to Koh Chang you can travel by van + ferry or taxi + ferry.

    • Travel distance from Pattaya to Koh Chang (via Ao Thammachat pier) is about 250 km by van/taxi+ferry. It is possible to travel by van/bus + ferry or private taxi/car + ferry to Koh Chang from Pattaya via Trat. Travel time by van/taxi + ferry is about 5-6 hours from Pattaya to Koh Chang via Ao Thammachat pier to Koh Chang pier. Travel by van + ferry (join tickets) costs about $26-30/pp and travel by taxi + ferry costs about $110-140 (vehicle). Ferries and catamarans depart from Ao Thammachat pier and arrive to the north of island of Koh Chang (Ferry Koh Chang). Some private companies offers also transfer from and to the hotel from Pattaya to Koh Chang. There is no railway and no direct flight, so it is not possible to travel by plane or train. The closest airport to Koh Chang is in Trat (about 20 km north of Ao Thammachat pier). From Trat Airport you can take a direct flight to Bangkok. You can book van and ferry or private taxi/car from Pattaya to Koh Chang easily online. From Koh Chang you can travel by ferry to Koh Kood.

How do I get from Pattaya to Koh Chang?


1. MINIVAN/BUS + FERRY from Pattaya to Koh Chang


A) Van/Minivans from Pattaya to Ao Thammachat Pier (Trat)

    • vans and minivans from Pattaya go to Ao Thammachat Pier, about 5 km north of Koh Chang
    • note: there are also some vans to different piers in Trat
    • a cheapest and fast way how to travel from Pattaya to the town of Trat
    • travel by minivan/van/bus from Pattaya to Trat takes about 3-4 hours
    • travel distance from Pattaya  to Trat is about 250 km

B) Ferry/Boat from Ao Thammachat Pier (Trat) to Koh Chang

    • high speed ferry, boats, catamarans from Ao Thammachat Pier in Trat to Koh Chang
    • to get by ferry/boat from Ao Thammachat Pier to Koh Chang pier (or Center point pier) takes about 0,5 hour
    • ferries and boats arrive to Koh Chang pier in the north of island
    • travel by van/bus+ferry from Pattaya to Koh Chang costs about $26-30/pp
    • Book your van+boat tickets (join tickets) from Pattaya to Koh Chang on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • private transport companies from Pattaya to Koh Chang: Mango Travel, Jumping Frog, Boonsiri…
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Minivan of Mango Travel from Pattaya to Koh Chang (photo: 12go.asia).


2. PRIVATE TAXI + FERRY from Pattaya to Koh Chang


A) Private taxi from Pattaya to Ao Thammachat Pier (Trat)

    • another comfortable way how to get from Pattaya to Thammachat Pier (Trat)
    • travel by private taxi/car from Pattaya to Trat takes about 3-4 hours
    • there are modern and new vans, minivans, vehicles or SUV cars
    • a good option of transport for a group of people (vans for 9-10 passengers)

B) Ferry/boat from Ao Thammachat Pier (Trat) to Koh Chang

    • high speed ferry or catamaran, boat from Ao Thammachat Pier (Trat) to Koh Chang
    • travel by ferry/boat from Trat to Koh Chang takes about 0,5 hours
    • travel by private taxi + ferry from Pattaya to Koh Chang costs about $110-140 (vehicle)
    • Book your private taxi+ferry tickets from Pattaya to Koh Chang on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • taxi companies from Pattaya to Koh Chang: Glassflower, Bangkok Taxi 24, Five Star Taxi
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Boat/catamaran/ferry from Ao Thammachat pier – Trat to Koh Chang – Bonsiri (photo: Baolau).


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel route from Pattaya to Koh Chang:

How to book tickets/taxi from Pattaya to Koh Chang?

    • You can book join tickets + taxi from Pattaya to Koh Chang on 12go.asia.
    • You can also book another tickets, e.g. Trat > Koh Kood, Koh Kood > Koh Chang

How long does it take to travel from Pattaya to Koh Chang?

    • Travel by van/minivan + ferry from Pattaya to Koh Chang (via Thammachat pier) takes about 6 hours.
    • Travel by private taxi + ferry from Pattaya to Koh Chang (via Thammachat pier) takes about 5-6 hours.

What is the travel distance from Pattaya to Koh Chang?

    • Travel distance from Pattaya to Koh Chang (via Thammachat pier in Trat) is about 250 km.

How much does it cost to travel from Pattaya to Koh Chang?

    • Travel by van/minivan + ferry from Pattaya to Koh Chang (via Thammachat pier) costs about $26-30/pp.
    • Travel by private taxi/car + ferry from Pattaya to Koh Chang (via Thammachat pier) costs about $110-140 (vehicle).

What is the nearest airport to Koh Chang?

    • There is no airport in Koh Chang, it is not possible to travel by plane. The closest airport to Koh Chang is in Trat town – Trat Airport. From Trat Airport you can take a direct flight to Bangkok.

What is the best way of transport from Pattaya to Koh Chang?

    • The best and fast way how to get from Pattaya to Koh Chang is to travel by van and ferry/boat via Thammachat pier. Travel by van from Pattaya to Ao Thammachat pier takes about 3-4 hours and travel by ferry from Ao Thammachat pier to Koh Chang pier takes about 30 minutes. Join tickets cost about $26-30/pp.

Is there a train from Pattaya to Trat (Ao Thammachat pier)?

    • No, there is no train and railway from Pattaya to Trat (Ao Thammachat pier), it is not possible to travel by train.

What is the join ticket from Pattaya to Koh Chang?

    • Join ticket is a ticket of van/bus + ferry/boat from Pattaya to Koh Chang via Thammachat pier. 1. Van ticket from Pattaya to Trat + 2. Boat/ferry ticket from Trat to Koh Chang. Some companies offers a private taxi transfer to and from the hotel in the town.

What is the most cheapest way of transport from Pattaya to Koh Chang?

    • The most cheapest way of transport from Pattaya to Koh Chang is to travel by van/minivan + ferry. The most cheapest one-way join ticket (van+ferry) from Pattaya to Koh Chang costs about $26/pp by Jumping Frog travel company.

Is there a private taxi/car from Pattaya to Koh Chang?

    • Yes, you can travel by private taxi/car, there are a few taxi companies. They offer private transfer from the hotel in Pattaya to the hotel in Koh Chang (with boat transfer). It is possible to book vehicle for up to 9-10 passengers.

Where to stay in Koh Chang?

    • Koh Chang has various types of accommodation facilities, there are beach resorts, hotels, villas or cheap guesthouses. You can search your accommodatin with up to 60% discount here > Book hotel/resort in Koh Chang online.

How to get from Koh Chang to Koh Kood?

    • From Koh Chang to Koh Kood you can travel by boat/ferry/catamaran. Koh Kood is about 50-60 km from Koh Chang. It is possible to book boat/ferry tickets from Koh Chang to Koh Kood easily online on 12go.asia.

How to travel back from Koh Chang to Bangkok?

    • You can book transfer by ferry+van/bus from Koh Chang to Bangkok. There are some companies from Trat (+Ao Thammachat pier) to Bangkok. You can also book direct flight from Trat to Bangkok. Trat Airport is about 20 km north of Ao Thammachat pier.
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Boats in the bay in Koh Chang in Thailand.
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Sunset above the village on Koh Chang in Thailand.
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Tourists at the beach on Koh Chang in Thailand.


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(You can select another travel route, e.g. Pattaya to Bangkok, Trat to Koh Chang…)

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