Koh Chang Ferries

There are two car ferry companies running regular services to Koh Chang from piers on the mainland. These are ‘Ferry Koh Chang’ and ‘Centrepoint Ferry’ that run from piers about 5Km apart near the village of Laem Ngop.  Also on the same stretch of coastline is Krom Luang pier which is used by the speedboats to Koh Mak. The ferries dock on Koh Chang at two different points.  Ferry Koh Chang has the shortest crossing and heads to Ao Sapporot pier on the northeast coast of the island whereas Centrepoint ferry moors at their pier in Dan Kao, a couple of kilometres south.

Buses from Bangkok to Laem Ngop will drop passengers off at both the ferry piers.  Trat town is roughly 20 Kilometres away but there are ‘songtaews’ (shared pick up truck taxis) available from both Trat bus station and the town centre to the piers for around 50 – 60 Baht per person.   These don’t run to fixed schedules and will depart when they are full.

Flying to Koh Chang? Read this Guide to Trat Airport

Ferries operate from early morning until the evening 365 days a year.  There are no days off.  They run on Sundays on Christmas Day and even on Thai holidays.

Centrepoint Ferries run to an hourly schedule which is printed and on display at their piers.

Ferry Koh Chang runs every 45 minutes or more frequently at busy periods. They have a rough schedule which is commonly known to locals but this isn’t written anywhere.  Presumably, that way, their boats can never be late. 🙂

Even in the rainy season cancellations are extremely rare as the sea between Koh Chang and the mainland is sheltered from any tropical storms that may blow up.   the only time the strait gets choppy is in November – December, following the end of the rainy season, when strong northerly winds sometimes blow.  This slows down the crossing time from Koh Chang to the mainland and it can be a bit bumpy at times.

Both piers also have restaurants, minimarts, public toilets and car parking.  If you are driving there is no need to leave your car on the mainland as the roads on Koh Chang are virtually all paved and in good condition. However, they are steep and winding in places, so drivers need to take care on some stretches of road, especially in the north of the island and the southwest.

Ticket prices are roughly the same and  Centrepoint sells return tickets. However, for foot passengers, Ferry Koh Chang is more convenient for most tourists and there are more buses and minibuses using this pier for trips back to Bangkok. So I don’t recommend buying  a return ticket as that severely limits your options when heading back to Bangkok.

In the old days, pre-2007, there was a wooden boat service from Laem Ngop,  where travellers caught an over-crowded passenger boat (a converted wooden trawler) to Koh Chang. These have long since stopped running. Everyone now uses the larger, safer, vehicle ferries.

Ferry Koh Chang Timetable  or  Centrepoint Ferry Timetable

Koh Chang Ferry Pier Locations:

94 thoughts on “Koh Chang Ferries

  • April 2, 2015 at 10:04 am
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    HOW LONG DOES THE FERRY TAKE????

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    • April 22, 2015 at 12:23 am
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      The ferry from Ao Thammachat takes around 30 minutes. And from Centrepoint it’s 45 minutes to an hour.

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  • May 28, 2015 at 10:05 pm
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    Hello

    I have a question please – do any of the ferries have an area to store luggage, or do we need to keep luggage with us?

    Thank you.

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    • June 11, 2015 at 9:38 am
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      Sorry for the late reply David. Just noticed your question. You need to keep luggage with you. Or if you are travelling by minibus then it will stay in the van whilst you go upstairs to sit down. But people often leave large suitcases at the bottom of the steps leading up to the passenger deck. No-one will steal a 25Kg suitcase and they’ll be boat staff and others around on the boat deck.

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  • July 30, 2015 at 10:12 am
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    Which of the ferries is close to the Trat airport?

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    • August 1, 2015 at 5:21 pm
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      Centrepoint is a few kilometres closer. That is about 25 minutes drive from Trat town.

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  • September 10, 2015 at 10:46 pm
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    Hello!
    I’ve just booked a hotel at Ko Chang: Bang bao Paradise hotel. I’ll fly to Trat with the last plane from Bangkok the 23rd of december. I will make the last ferry alright, but will there be a problem to arrange transport from the ferry pier in Ko Chang to Bang Bao?

    mvh
    Sven

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    • January 12, 2016 at 10:07 am
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      Take the airport minibus to your hotel on Koh Chang. tickets can be booked in advance here

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  • September 15, 2015 at 7:31 pm
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    Hi, i am planning to take our car to koh chang by mid Oct so do i have to make reservation for it ? How often to commute in between the mainland and the island of their ferry schedule ?

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    • September 25, 2015 at 10:08 am
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      You cant book tickets in advance for the ferries. See the schedules on this site for Centrepoint and Ferry Koh Chang.

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  • November 9, 2015 at 12:32 pm
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    Hello, I just want to be sure I understand this right?

    Firstly, am I right in saying I can get a transfer bus to the Centre point dock?

    Second, can I pre buy my tickets?

    Once on the ferry that is me on route to Koh Chang?

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    • January 12, 2016 at 10:11 am
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      You can get a bus from bangkok to one of the ferry piers. You cant pre-book ferry tickets. Just buy them when you arrive at the pier. Foot passengers don’t have to wait. You’ll be able to get on the next boat.

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  • November 16, 2015 at 1:04 pm
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    Is there is a ferry from Bangkok to Koh Chang?

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    • November 18, 2015 at 10:00 am
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      No.

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  • November 29, 2015 at 10:29 pm
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    Greetings,

    which piers do ferries stop on Koh Chang? North?

    Is there a service to the southern part?

    Thank you

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    • January 12, 2016 at 9:58 am
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      There’s no service to the south of Koh Chang. Only to the two piers in the northeast of the island. From there to the souuth of Koh Chang, Bangbao, is about an hour drive.

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  • November 30, 2015 at 8:21 pm
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    Hi,I will arrive to Trat on the 16 january
    around 6pm, is it possible to catch a late ferry that evening?

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    • December 1, 2015 at 9:58 am
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      Yes, take the minibus from Trat Airport to Koh Chang. You;re guaranteed not to miss the ferry. if your flight is late it will wait for passengers coming from PG307.

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  • December 12, 2015 at 12:12 pm
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    Where can I purchase a bus ticket from Bangkok for the bus to Laem Ngop and the Ao Sapporot Pier and the Ao Thammachat Ferry? Thank you for your help.

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    • December 14, 2015 at 5:21 pm
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      For bus tickets – Ekkamai Bus Station. Boat tickets cant be bought in advance. Buy them when you arrive at the pier. Foot passengers always get on the next boat.

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  • January 21, 2016 at 3:47 am
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    Hi. How far drive is it from BKK to the ferry to ko Chang?
    Are there ferries to other destinations leaving ko Chang? To other islands?

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    • January 21, 2016 at 7:00 am
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      It is around 4 and a half hours drive from bangkok to the mainland piers. Feries only go to Koh Chang.

      If you want to take a speedboat to Koh Mak, then go to Krom Luang pier – a few kilometres away, near Laem Ngop. And boats to Koh Kood go from Laem Sok pier, south of Trat town – 40 minutes drive away.

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  • February 9, 2016 at 10:26 am
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    Dear Captain.
    Please advise, how much will cost ferry for minivan from Mainland to Koh Chang?

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    • February 11, 2016 at 4:42 pm
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      That depends on how many passengers, which ferry they are using and if the driver can get cheap tickets or has to pay the full fare.

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  • February 12, 2016 at 12:35 am
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    Is it possible to reach the last ferry to koh chang by minibus if we arrive in Bangkok airport at 2:30pm?

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  • February 12, 2016 at 4:46 pm
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    Hi! Quick query! If we leave Bangkok at around 430pm, will there be a ferry transfer at maybe 9pm?

    Thanks in advance!

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    • February 13, 2016 at 11:56 am
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      No. The last ferry is at 19:30 , so you wont make it on time.

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      • February 13, 2016 at 10:11 pm
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        Is there anyway that we can get to koh Chang if we leave Bangkok at 430pm?
        Thank you for your time.!

        Regards,
        Ran

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        • February 15, 2016 at 8:12 pm
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          You would have to hire a speedboat privately. But I dont know how you could arrange that.

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  • February 15, 2016 at 7:50 pm
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    Hi,

    Please let me know to koh Chang what time last ferry ? Please advice

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    • February 15, 2016 at 8:13 pm
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      7.30pm from Centrepoint pier, 7pm from Ao Thammachat.

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  • February 15, 2016 at 11:57 pm
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    If from airport to Koh Chang the ferry on bording is centre point pier right? Please advice

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    • February 16, 2016 at 7:07 pm
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      If you take the Suvarnabhumi Burupha minibus ( Lonely Beach Express ) then they always use Centrepoint pier.

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  • February 16, 2016 at 11:21 pm
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    Hi, once check if from EKkamai bus station to Koh Chang the port of loading is Centrepoint pier right? Please advice

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    • February 17, 2016 at 7:20 am
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      The 0745 bus drops people at Ao Thammachat pier. The 0945 at Centrepoint

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  • February 27, 2016 at 6:15 am
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    I want to return to Bangkok Ekkanmai bus station from Koh Chang which pier do I want to leave from to get the 99 bus and has the pier got a bus ticket desk on the mainland side thank you

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    • February 29, 2016 at 10:30 pm
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      The 2pm bus stops at both mainland piers. Buy tickets on the mainland, there are ticket offices at both piers

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  • February 27, 2016 at 7:15 pm
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    how long To get from White sand Beach to Trat hospital , and how , please.
    Thank you very much.

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    • February 29, 2016 at 10:31 pm
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      Take a pick up truck taxi to the ferry pier. Then take the ferry. Then take a pick up truck taxi to Trat. You’ll go past Trat hospital in the centre of town

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  • February 28, 2016 at 2:47 am
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    Hello, me and my friends will be traveling to Koh Chang and would like to know more information about the hours for Ferrry from Centrepoint to Ao Thammachat peir. We plan on leaving Bangkok at 11:30pm and will most likely arrive at Trat around 5 am. What is the earliest time for ferry to start their business? Also, If you can recommend, we will be staying at the Pajamas Hostel, which ferry would you recommend taking from trat?

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    • February 29, 2016 at 10:34 pm
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      The ferries start running about 6.30am.

      If you’re arriving early take the ferry from Ao Thammachat. Not Centrepoint. Because it will be busier & so easier to take a pick up truck taxi to Pajamas. ( Or any hotel). Centrepoint won’t be busy. So you will probably have to wait an hour or two for other boats & passengers to arrive. Or pay the taxi driver a lot more to take you privately.

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  • February 29, 2016 at 10:26 pm
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    What is the price on the Ferry with a car/truck going to Koh Chang.

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    • February 29, 2016 at 10:29 pm
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      Ticket prices are on the two pages for each of the ferry services.

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  • March 19, 2016 at 4:37 pm
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    Does anyone know the actual address of the mainland ferry terminal so that I can input to my GPS?

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    • March 19, 2016 at 6:28 pm
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      A street address wouldn’t help you. There are two mainland piers. Garmin and Google both use the better of the two mainland piers ( Ao Thammachat ) when giving directions to Bangkok. The other pier is Centrepoint.

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    • March 30, 2016 at 4:55 am
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      If you zoom in on Google Maps you can see exactly where on the map both ferries leave. I’d use that instead of an address to navigate to either ferry.

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  • March 27, 2016 at 4:37 pm
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    I would like a speed boat to ko Chang what pier do I go to and how do I book it I’m coming from pattaya many thanks

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    • March 27, 2016 at 4:42 pm
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      There aren’t any speedboats to Koh Chang. Only vehicle ferries.

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  • March 28, 2016 at 4:45 pm
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    Thanks captain for your quick responce

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    • October 28, 2016 at 12:36 pm
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      How long is the total journey from Bangkok airport to KO Chang island if we were to take the ferry?

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      • November 13, 2016 at 9:34 pm
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        You have to take the ferry – as that’s the only want to get to the island. From Suvarnabhumi to the mainland piers it’s around 4 to 4 and a half hours, depending on traffic and how often you stop on the way.

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  • April 28, 2016 at 10:05 am
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    Is there car parking at piers and what is the cost ? I want to drive but not willing to take my car to Koh Chang Island.

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    • April 28, 2016 at 10:12 am
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      You can park your car at either pier for free. No-one does, you’ll only see big buses parked, as there’s no point driving here and then not bringing your car onto Koh Chang.

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  • April 29, 2016 at 5:41 pm
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    Can i take a rental car on the ferry or does the car have to be in my own name?

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    • May 16, 2016 at 10:28 pm
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      No one is going to check the ownership of the car. Lots of people drive rental cars here.

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  • May 11, 2016 at 12:13 am
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    I am a trouist.
    can i rent a car drive from Bangkok to Koh Chang?
    I mean drive though the car by taking a ferry to Koh Chang.
    Any documentation or things to note?

    Thanks,

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    • May 16, 2016 at 10:29 pm
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      No one is going to check the ownership of the car. Lots of people drive rental cars here. You can rent a car and drive it anywhere in Thailand. No special documentation required to come to Koh Chang.

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  • May 16, 2016 at 10:19 pm
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    My fiancé and I are coming to Koh Chang on our honeymoon in November. We have booked flights from Bangkok to Trat. What is the best way to get from Trat Airport to the island?

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    • May 16, 2016 at 10:27 pm
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      Take the Bangkok Airways minibus to your hotel on Koh Chang. You can book tickets in advance ( See: Shared minibuses & private transfers ) or buy them when you land in Trat. Booking in advance is a bit cheaper. Either way, you pay for the tickets when you land in Trat.

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  • July 21, 2016 at 3:51 pm
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    dear
    i have one quesrtion

    i will be leaving hotel in patayya at 7AM and i want to come to koh chang

    what is the proper time to get the ferry to the island ??and how is the tecket fee as we are 4 persons adults ??

    best wishes

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    • July 26, 2016 at 9:52 am
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      The ferries depart every hour from Centrepoint or every 45 minutes from Ao Thammachat pier. It will take about 3 and a half to 4 hours drive from Pattaya to one of the piers. Ticket price is 80 Baht / person. Buy tickets when you arrive at the pier.

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    • November 13, 2016 at 9:48 pm
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      Passenger tickets are 80 Baht / person one way. See the relevant pages for ferry timetables.

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  • July 31, 2016 at 8:21 am
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    We would like to go from koh kood to Koh Chang on August 4th. Can you advise on the best way to go from one pier to the other as I understand there are no inter island ferries this time of the year.
    Thank you.

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    • August 16, 2016 at 7:35 am
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      You will need to take a local taxi or arrange a private transfer from your hotel on Koh Chang to the pier for Koh Mak or Koh Kood. If you are going to Koh Kood, see http://kohkoodferries.com/ for boat details.

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  • August 2, 2016 at 5:20 am
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    Dear Captain,

    Could you please tell me when the first ferries leave Chang to come back to the mainland? I am trying to work out the first flight I can get from Trat airport and whether I can catch a connecting flight or have to stay in Bangkok for the night.

    Many thanks

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    • August 16, 2016 at 7:34 am
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      The first ferry is at 06:30. But if you are going to Trat Airport, just take the shared minibus that is run for Bangkok Airways passengers. You will get picked up from your hotel around 06:30 and will have no problem catching flight PG302. See TratAirportGuide.com for more details. Buy tickets online or at any tour agent on Koh Chang

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  • August 2, 2016 at 5:48 am
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    Hi! My husband and I are planning to come to Koh Chang 3th of november 2016. I read that at this time the ferry ride can be bumpy. I just wanted to know how common this is and how bad it gets. I’ve had some extremely bad experiences on very rough sea tranfers in Thailand and Indonesia so now I’m over cautious. Also we planned to not book our accomodation before hand. Do you think it’s there will be good options left if we just book as we go? Thank you so much!

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    • August 16, 2016 at 7:32 am
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      The wind changes direction after when the rainy season ends and the sea can be a bit rough sometimes between Koh Chang & the mainland. But in early November it should still be quite calm But the boats are large vehicle ferries, not small passenger boats, so you will be safe. It will be easy to find a place to stay in early November. But remember Koh Chang is a big island. You cant walk around from beach to beach looking for accommodation.

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  • August 7, 2016 at 11:01 am
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    I want to travel from Hau Hin to Koh Change by bus how should I travel?

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    • August 16, 2016 at 7:29 am
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      You will be able to buy tickets in Hua Hin for buses to Bangkok. There arent any direct buses or minibuses to Koh Chang. In Bangkok, go to Ekkamai bus station and take a bus to Trat from there. But leave Hua Hin early morning.

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  • September 22, 2016 at 5:48 pm
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    Hi,
    Do you have any name of car rental company that allows car rental from Bangkok and drop off either in Trat or at the pier?

    Thanks!

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    • November 13, 2016 at 9:31 pm
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      There aren’t any as far as I know – as none of the big car rental companies have offices here. Why not just bring the car to Koh Chang?

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  • September 27, 2016 at 5:46 am
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    If driving from pattaya what’s the nearest ferry point ?

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    • November 13, 2016 at 9:32 pm
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      Ao Thammachat – the western most of the two piers.

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  • November 3, 2016 at 2:56 pm
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    Very helpful and Great information,
    we appreciate advise especially coming from a professional.
    Thanks again and keep up the great work!

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  • November 8, 2016 at 7:11 pm
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    Is there anyway to confirm if or not the ferrie runs until 21.00 on the 27 dec as specified below ( copy from this webpage), is there a e-mail adress to the ferrie Company?

    At the busiest times of year, such as New Year or Thai holiday weekends there are often ferries running to and from the island until 21:00. But this isn’t on the official schedule.

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    • November 13, 2016 at 9:30 pm
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      No. It is unlikely to, as 27 December isn’t a Thai holiday.

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  • November 13, 2016 at 9:23 pm
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    Hello, we will take a car on the ferry to Koh Chang. 2 adults and a boy (17 years). What is the cost for the car and the Three of us?
    Thanks

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    • November 13, 2016 at 9:29 pm
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      The car is 120 Baht and each passenger is 80 Baht = 360 Baht total one way.

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      • November 13, 2016 at 9:36 pm
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        Thanks for your quíck answer.

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  • November 24, 2016 at 12:49 am
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    Hello, we will take a minibus from Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok at 14:00 on 5th December (Suvarnabhumi Burapha company). The ferry ticket is included in their service and price. Does a ferry wait for this minibus if it gets late? Is the ferry running longer on 5th December? Thank you very much for your reply.

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    • December 16, 2016 at 5:03 pm
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      They include the ferry ticket in the price. Note that the Lonely Beach Express ( Suvarnabhumi Burupha ) minibus uses the slower Centrepoint ferry service.

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  • November 24, 2016 at 8:55 pm
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    Dear captain,
    we will arrive at trat airport with the last plain from Bangkok at 6:00 pm.
    Is it possible to get one of the ferries at the same day?
    Thx for your answer
    Sabine & Martin

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    • December 16, 2016 at 5:01 pm
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      Take the minibus from Trat Airport to your hotel on Koh Chang. Then you will be sure of catching the last ferry and getting to Koh Chang the same evening.

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  • December 9, 2016 at 5:54 am
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    Hello, do you know any building/apartment room for less than 1000 thb at Koh chang ? I am looking for a new building or small townhouse if possible. Thank you for ferry schedule !

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    • December 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm
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      You can find a lot of bungalows or hotels for under 1,000 Baht / night. But you wont find any building to rent for that amount anywhere in Thailand.

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  • December 16, 2016 at 4:51 pm
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    Hi, i would like to buy two tickets from ko chang to ao thammachat on monday 19. I want to know if you have free pick up service from the hostel i am to the pier also and which pier is? I will wait for your answer, have a nice day

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    • December 16, 2016 at 4:59 pm
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      You can buy tickets when you arrive at the pier. They cant be bought in advance.

      To get to the ferry, take a pick up truck taxi from your hostel to Ao Sapporot pier, Koh Chang.

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  • December 19, 2016 at 6:06 pm
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    How, and how much should I pay to get from any of the two piers in Koh Chang to Baan Klong Prao area?

    Thanks in advance! 🙂

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    • December 20, 2016 at 5:15 pm
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      Around 60 Baht.

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  • December 26, 2016 at 10:48 pm
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    Hi, is there a direct bus, going from Bangkok Ekemai bus station to the piers (and if so, which bus number)?
    Or do we have to change in Trat?
    Thank you in advance!

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    • December 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm
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      Take the 999 Bus at 07:45 or 09:00 from Ekamai. That will drop you off at one of the ferry piers for Koh Chang.

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  • January 2, 2017 at 9:00 am
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    Hello! I need help asap! Im not sure which pier to go in koh chang to leave to mainland an bangkok. I dont have a ticket back to bangkok due to problems that accired yesterday with my passport. Its after new years and im affraid everything is full. From which pier in mainland am I most likely to find a buss to bangkok (need to go today !) thank you so much !!

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    • January 2, 2017 at 9:06 am
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      Hi. Buy a ticket at the pier. 80 Baht. You can also buy ticket for the public minibuses at the pier – see https://goo.gl/maps/wGi5nW7V3Fm . If they are all full then take the pick up truck taxi to Trat and then take a bus to Bangkok. They go every 30 – 45 minutes.

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