Koh Chang Passenger & Vehicle Ferry Information

Q4 2023 Update

Ferries to and from Koh Chang are running daily from 06:30 – 18:30.

Ferry Koh Chang departs hourly or usually more frequently, about every 20 – 30 minutes, in order to reduce waiting times.

Trat Ferry (formerly Centrepoint Ferry) restarted operations on 10 April 2023. There are just four services a day in each direction.

There are two car ferry companies running regular services to Koh Chang from piers on the mainland. These are ‘Ferry Koh Chang’ and ‘Trat Ferry’.  They operate from piers at small ports which are about 5Km apart, near the village of Laem Ngop, Trat.  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 ports.  Ferry Koh Chang has the shortest crossing and heads to Ao Sapporot pier on the northeast coast of the island.  Whereas Trat Ferry (Centrepoint) moors at their pier in Dan Kao, a couple of kilometres to the 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

Koh Chang 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.

Trat Ferry (Centrepoint) used to run to an hourly schedule which is printed and on display at their piers.  However at present they only have four departures a day in each direction.

Ferry Koh Chang is timetabled to run ever hour at 45 minutes past the hour .  However, during high season this is ignored and boats are far more frequent.  With departures usually every 20 – 30 minutes.

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 ports 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. 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 passenger boat service from Laem Ngop port,  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.

During the high season, there are speedboat and wooden boat services from Koh Chang to the nearby islands of Koh Wai, Koh Mak and Koh Kood.  These only take passengers.  Tickets can be bought from your hotel or any tour agent on the island.  See the island hopping timetable and ticket prices for more details.

Ferry Koh Chang Ticket Prices & Timetable

or  Trat Ferry (Centrepoint) Ticket Prices & Timetable

Mainland Ferry Pier Locations:

 

How to get to Koh Chang?

Getting to Koh Chang is relatively easy and fast in comparison to many other islands. Thanks to its close proximity to Bangkok you can choose between several transit methods. As there is no right answer of traveling to Koh Chang, the mode of transport depends mainly on your time and comfort. We have selected the three main hubs from where visitors arrive from – Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Cambodia.

From Bangkok:

If you leave Bangkok before early afternoon, you can easily reach Koh Chang on the very same day. Should your arrival delay, however, book a night in Bangkok and continue the next morning.

By Plane:

The most convenient way to reach Koh Chang is by plane. Although you have to fly to Trat (TDX) on the mainland, Koh Chang is just a stone’s throw away and easily reachable via minibus or private car from there. There are cars and minivans outside the airport that offer door-to-door service from the airport to your hotel on Koh Chang. The combined minibus and ferry ticket is 550 Baht per person (one-way) or 990 Baht return.  The minivans from the airport use the faster, ‘Ferry Koh Chang’ service from Ao Thammachat on the mainland to Ao Sapporot on Koh Chang.

There are currently four daily flights from Bangkok to Trat, all operated by Bangkok Airways, the company that also owns and operates Trat Airport. The flight takes just about under one hour.

By Bus:

There are three locations from where you can take a bus to Koh Chang: Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Ekkamai Bus Terminal and the Victory Monument in the heart of Bangkok.

Do note that most buses won’t drive directly to the pier but to the bus terminal in Trat. Take a blue Songthaew (shared taxi buses, basically converted pick-up trucks) from the terminal to the pier. This costs 60 Baht per person but the driver might charge more if no other passengers are traveling.

From Ekkamai:

Also known as Eastern Bus Terminal, the Ekkamai Bus Terminal is located right in the city centre between Sukhumvit 40-42 and within 2 minutes walk of Ekkamai BTS Skytrain station

Take bus no. 999 which departs twice a day at 07:45 and 09:00 and takes about five hours. The bus will travel straight to the ferry piers. Costs are 260 Baht, one-way.

Alternatively, you can drive with Cherdchai Bus Tours or Thanakawee Tours (5-6 hours) as both companies offer more departing times. These buses stop at Trat Bus Terminal from where you have to catch a Songthaew to the pier. Costs are 250 Baht, one-way.

From Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK):

There are minivans and buses traveling from the airport to the pier and even to Koh Chang. After picking up your luggage, go to door 8 on the first level and look for the service desk from the tour company Suvarnabhumi Burapa Co, Ltd. You can choose between the microbuses that offers drop-off right at your hotel on Koh Chang (600 Baht, departure at 11:00am and 02:00pm) or the 40-seater bus at 07:50 am for the same price.

Full timetables and online booking for tickets for buses and minibuses from Bangkok to Koh Chang are below.  Click the links for more detailed timetables, ticket prices and online booking (if required).

Flight Bangkok - Trat ฿ 3,890 1h
  •   Economy 16:15
Bus Bangkok - Koh Chang ฿ 750–850 6h – 10h
  •   Minibus + ferry 05:30, 07:00, 09:00, 11:00
  •   Minibus + Ferry + Taxi 07:00, 09:00, 11:00
Taxi Bangkok - Koh Chang ฿ 4,070–9,680 5h – 7h
  •   Luxury VIP Van 9pax
  •   Comfort Car 3pax
  •   Luxury SUV 4pax
  •   Comfort 3pax
  •   Van 9pax
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   VIP Van 8pax
  •   VIP Van 9pax
  •   MPV Comfort 4pax
  •   Van 10pax
  •   Comfort 2pax
  •   Economy 3pax
Ferry Bangkok - Koh Chang ฿ 950–1,150 7h 30m – 10h 30m
  •   Express 06:00, 07:30
Van Bangkok - Koh Chang ฿ 850–950 4h 30m – 11h
  •   Van + Ferry + Taxi 05:30, 08:30
  •   Minivan + Ferry 08:00, 09:00, 09:30
Taxi Suvarnabhumi Airport - Koh Chang ฿ 3,650–8,228 4h 15m – 7h
  •   Luxury VIP Van
  •   Luxury SUV
  •   Comfort Car
  •   Comfort
  •   Van 9pax
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   VIP Van 9pax
  •   Van 10pax
  •   Economy
Taxi Don Mueang Airport - Koh Chang ฿ 3,550–8,228 4h 25m – 7h
  •   Luxury VIP Van
  •   Luxury SUV
  •   Comfort Car
  •   Comfort
  •   Van 9pax
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   VIP Van 9pax
  •   SUV Comfort 4pax
  •   Van 10pax
  •   Economy

Where Will you Stay on Koh Chang?

By Car:

The drive from Bangkok to Koh Chang takes approximately five hours, but add another 60-90 minutes for the ferry ride and the way from the jetty to your hotel. The highway conditions are great while the land is widely flat, making the drive easy and comfortable. You have to leave Bangkok on the Motorway (Highway 7 ) and then follow Highway 344 and then Highway 3 until you reach the well signposted turning for the ferry piers. The trip takes in numerous towns: Bangkok – Ban Bung – Klaeng – Chantaburi –  Laem Ngop.

Once you near Trat, look out for the ferry pier signs, ‘Centre Point’ or ‘Ao Thammachat’. Ferries from both piers are able to carry cars and charge the same: 80 THB for passengers and 120 THB cars (one-way).

The majority of hotels and resorts are located on the west coast – after arriving at the pier you have to turn right on the main road and continue further on to White Sand beach, Kai Bae beach, Klong Prao beach, Lonely beach etc.

By Private transfer by car/minivan:

Private transfers from Bangkok to Koh Chang are becoming more popular these days and are especially recommended when travelling with families, elderly or in groups. Prices depend on the number of passengers and start at 4,600 THB. This includes ferry tickets.  More details and prices are here.

From Chiang Mai:

Although Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second largest city, there is no direct transport to Koh Chang. You have to either fly or take bus or train to Bangkok and then follow the above steps.

By bus:

If you opt for the bus you first have to go to Bangkok. All buses from Chiang Mai depart at Arcade Bus Station and drive straight to Bangkok’s main northern bus hub, Mo Chit Bus Terminal.

By Airplane:

There are multiple airlines connecting Chiang Mai (CNX) with Bangkok such as Air Asia, Nok Air, Thai Smiles or Lion Air, among several others.However, you have to make sure to arrive at Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) not at Don Mueang (DMK) in order to catch your onward flight with Bangkok Airways. Of course, you can also take Bangkok Airways from Chiang Mai, with a short stopover in Bangkok (1.5 hours) before continuing to Koh Chang.

As alternative you can also take the above-mentioned 10-seater van or 40-seater bus from the airport to Trat or direct to Koh Chang.

From Cambodia:

Koh Chang is located close to the border of Cambodia and makes up a popular first entry point to the ‘Land of Smiles’. We recommend starting the journey in the early morning, due to potential long waiting times at the border and departure of the last ferry to Koh Chang at 7:00pm.

From Siem Reap to Koh Chang:

First you have to get to Poipet where the border is. You can reach the town via bus (about $10) or taxi (about $50). There are taxis and minivans waiting at Aranyaprathet, the Thai side of the border, ready to drive you to Trat (from 2,000 Baht, depending on the number of passengers). The cheaper but longer alternative would be taking a bus from Aranyaprathet Bus Station to Chanthaburi (4 hours) and from there to Trat (1.5 hours). There is unfortunately no direct service from Aranyaprathet to Trat.

The fastest way is by plane: fly with Bangkok Airways from Siem Reap to Bangkok and then to Trat. The flight leaves at 09:45am and arrives at 11:00am in Bangkok, onward flight to Koh Chang is at 11:40am.

From Phnom Penh or Sihanoukville to Koh Chang:

Several private companies offer shared minivan services from both towns. The trip takes you across the border at Had Lek (on the Thai side) and then further on to the piers in Trat (120 km). Costs are between 900-1,200 Baht.

If you prefer to travel independently take a public bus to the border (costs between $15-25). Once in Had Lek, take the minibus service to Trat, departing every 45 minutes and then a Songthaew to the jetty.

Transport on Koh Chang:

Koh Chang is serviced by two main ferry piers, Ao Thammachat and Trat Ferry pier; both are located in the district of Laem Ngop and can be reached within only 30 minutes from Trat. Ferries depart every hour from 06:00 am to 07:30 pm, crossing time is 45 minutes. If you arrive in Trat after 06:30pm you’ll have to look for a place to stay. If you’re coming from Bangkok, make sure to leave the city not later than 01:00pm.

Once on Koh Chang you can see Songthaews waiting by the arrival jetty. Just tell the driver your hotel’s name and he will drop you right at the doorstep. Prices range between 60-200 Baht per person depending on where you are staying on the island.

 

386 thoughts on “Koh Chang Ferry

  • February 14, 2024 at 11:15 am
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    Hi there,
    We arrive today at 515pm by plane, We are getting a renting car at the airport straight away.
    Do you think We can make it to the last ferry at 630pn?

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    • February 14, 2024 at 11:17 am
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      You won’t have any problem catching the last boat.

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  • February 7, 2024 at 11:24 am
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    Are bicycles allowed on the Koh Chang Ferry? Is there an extra charge? Thanks

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    • February 7, 2024 at 11:37 am
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      Bicycles are allowed on the ferries free of charge.

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  • February 4, 2024 at 12:12 pm
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    Hi, after visiting Koh Chang we´ll go to Rayong. We read there is a ferry from Koh Chang to Rayong, it´s working right now?

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    • February 4, 2024 at 12:17 pm
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      There has never been a ferry from Rayong, or anywhere in that area, to Koh Chang.

      You have to get to Ao Thammachat or Centrepoint piers in Trat and take a boat from there.

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  • January 29, 2024 at 10:39 pm
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    Hello,

    I would like to book a ferry from trat to koh chang, does your ferries allow dogs? I have two small dogs. Thank you.

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    • January 30, 2024 at 6:38 am
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      Ferry tickets can’t be bought in advance. Only at the pier. It’s no problem to take dogs on the boats.

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  • December 29, 2023 at 5:23 pm
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    What time is the last ferry on 30/12?

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    • December 29, 2023 at 5:35 pm
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      It is scheduled for 18:30. But if there are a lot of vehicles waiting to come onto the island they might run later. It will depend on demand.

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    • February 13, 2024 at 6:33 pm
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      Hi there,
      We arrive tomorrow by plane to Trat at 5pm.what time is your last ferry ?
      Thank you .
      vincent

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      • February 13, 2024 at 6:39 pm
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        The last ferry is at 18:30, the same as every day. You’ll have no problem catching it.

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  • December 20, 2023 at 1:34 am
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    Arriving by Bangkok Airways at 5.15 pm. The comments here say catching the last ferry to Koh Chang at 6.30 pm should be no problem. Two question:
    1. What if the flight runs late? How do we know if the airline organizes an additional ferry for their passengers?
    2. Where to buy the shared minivan tickets from the airport to the Koh Chang accommodation?

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    • December 20, 2023 at 7:15 am
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      1) Because that is what the airline has done every time the flight has been delayed since flights started operating in 2003. Which is why you won’t find any comments on social media from people about missing the last boat to Koh Chang and being stranded on the mainland overnight.

      2) Trat is a very small airport. You will see the minibus ticket counter when you exit Baggage Claim.

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      • December 27, 2023 at 6:02 pm
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        Thanks sir for all your help. I have to catch a flight on Dec 28 from Suvarnabhumi at 9pm. Whats the safe time to start from Koh Chang. I have rented car which i need to return at BKK airport. What are the wait times for car on Koh Chang these days. Thanks again.

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        • December 27, 2023 at 6:47 pm
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          If you leave your hotel around 11am you should have no problem. Ferries are quite busy, so you might have to wait upto an hour to get on a boat.

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    • January 18, 2024 at 11:08 pm
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      Hi! We arrive this Saturday at 17.15 with Bangkok airways at Trat airport. How is the transfer be arranged to the pier? And we read if the flight is delayed, an additional ferry will be arranged. Do we have to book this in advance or how is this arranged? Is there anything we need to do from our side?
      Thanks in advance!

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      • January 19, 2024 at 7:18 am
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        You can buy a ticket for a shared minibus service to your hotel on Koh Chang when you land in Trat. In the unlikely event that a flight is delayed a long time Bangkok Airways will arrnage a special ferry for passengers so that people going to Koh Chang can get there the same evening. You don’t have to do anything.

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  • November 22, 2023 at 10:37 pm
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    Hi, me and my family (5 people total) have to go from Koh Chang to Trat Airport on 15/01/2024. Do I have to book a ticket for this ferry transfer or we can go there and buy tickets at the moment?

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    • November 23, 2023 at 7:05 am
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      Ferry tickets can’t be booked in advance. Buy them at the pier. Foot passengers always get on the next ferry that will leave. You won’t have to wait for a boat.

      Or you can buy tickets for a minibus or book a private transfer, from your hotel to the airport.

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  • November 14, 2023 at 9:41 am
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    Hello. Can I still bring my dog to Mainland to Koh Chang? I have plant to visit the island this new year.

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    • November 14, 2023 at 10:03 am
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      It’s no problem to bring dogs on the ferry to Koh Chang. They are free of charge.

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      • December 18, 2023 at 2:10 am
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        Hello captain – How much are the wait times for car on both sides of the pier. Planning to and fro in 20 and 28

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        • December 18, 2023 at 7:00 am
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          It will depend on how busy it is. Usually around 30 minutes to an hour.

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  • September 5, 2023 at 10:07 pm
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    Hi, we are arriving at Subvarbhabhumi airport at 12.05pm on 30th October 2023 and will book a private taxi to the pier for Koh Chang. Do you think there is enough time to catch the last ferry at 6-30pm. Should we buy a ticket in advance just in case? Otherwise I assume we’d have to stay in Trat.
    thanks
    Julie

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    • September 9, 2023 at 12:30 pm
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      Don’t worry. So long as you leave the airport before 14:00 – 14:15, you’ll be able to get to Koh Chang the same evening.

      (It usually takes under an hour to get from the plane and through immigration and baggage claim.)

      It’s not possible to buy boat tickets in advance.

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  • June 21, 2023 at 3:31 pm
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    Hello. I think I will arrive at the trat airport at 5:15 in August. I think we should hurry if the last ship is 6:30, is there any problem going from the airport to the ferry? Thank you. What kind of transportation do you have?

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    • June 29, 2023 at 9:49 am
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      From Trat Airport you can take a shared minibus to your hotel on Koh Chang Buy tickets when you land in Trat. Or you can take a pick up truck taxi from the airport to the ferry pier. They will be waiting outside the terminal building.

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  • June 15, 2023 at 2:33 am
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    Hello,

    In august (rainant season) the flight from bangkok to trat arrives at 5:15 PM.

    is it still possible to catch the ferry to koh chang?

    Which one port to Peek the ferry : THAMMACHAT ? cENTERPOINT ? An ôter one ?

    Thanks you

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    • June 19, 2023 at 8:49 am
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      You won’t have any problem getting to Koh Chang. The last ferry is at 18:30 and it’s 15 – 20 minutes from the airport to the mainland pier.

      From Trat Airport you can take a shared minibus to your hotel on Koh Chang. Or take a shared pick up truck taxi to Ao Thammachat pier.

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      • October 17, 2023 at 10:22 am
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        Can I take a taxi to the pier and just walk on the ferry or do I have to be in a car to go on the ferry to Koh Chang?

        Thank you in advance
        Jay

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        • October 17, 2023 at 10:28 am
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          You can just walk on the ferry. Foot passengers will always get on the next boat that is departing.

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  • April 27, 2023 at 8:49 pm
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    Hello,

    right now the flight from bangkok to trat arrives at 5:15 PM.

    is it still possible to catch the ferry to koh chang?

    Normally there werea lot of taxi drivers, waiting for tourists.

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    • April 27, 2023 at 8:53 pm
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      No problem to get to the pier in time for the last ferry at 18:30.

      There aren’t any normal taxis at the airport but you can take a songtaew ( shared pick up truck taxi) or buy tickets for a shared minibus service that will drop you off at your hotel.

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    • May 9, 2023 at 7:28 am
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      Ich fliege am 26.5.23 ab BKK SUVARNABHUMI um 13:05 Uhr in die Schweiz. Ich bin in Klong Prao auf Koh Chang. Reicht die Zeit für die Anreise am gleichen Tag mit der ersten Fähre???

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      • May 9, 2023 at 8:01 am
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        If you are on the first ferry and have a fast driver then you could get to the airport around 11:15 – 11:30. Depending on the weather and no delays anywhere.

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    • May 12, 2023 at 5:48 pm
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      Hello! We’re exactly 1h away from the ferry. Is it possible for you to wait for 2 people who really want to reach Koh Chang today?

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      • May 12, 2023 at 6:22 pm
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        If you have good luck the boat might leave later than scheduled. But it’s not possible to ask for everyone to wait for you.

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  • April 26, 2023 at 2:21 pm
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    Now ferry starts every 30 minutes

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    • April 26, 2023 at 2:38 pm
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      But that isn’t an official timetable. When it’s busy the ferries don’t run to a timetable. So they are around every 20-30 minutes. The official timetable is still hourly.

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  • April 16, 2023 at 7:04 pm
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    hi,
    I have a flight from trat at 1pm.
    how many Time do I have to reserve for the taxi & ferry?

    thanks

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    • April 17, 2023 at 8:37 am
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      You can buy a ticket for the shared minibus to Trat Airport at any tour agent on Koh Chang. The minibus will pick you up around 09:00 – 09:30. Ticket price is around 550 – 650 Baht. This also includes the ferry ticket.

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      • April 17, 2023 at 12:27 pm
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        Hello, this morning we bought a ticket for the ferry for 2 persons. At the office before the entrance they asked if we need a taxi to our Hotel. I asked, we need to book the taxi here? The lady said yes. A shared taxi would cost about THB 150 per person and a private taxi THB 700 for 2 persons. I asked for private taxi and payed THB 700. At Koh Chang the taxi’s were there and they said; you need to take a shared taxi. I said; no because we paid for private taxi. The man over there called the office and they said; no no no….you only paid THB 300!! So we were fucked At the office!! I had to pay THB 500 At Koh Chang for private taxi. Never book a taxi At the pier by the office but direct on Koh Chang! I was so angry, I was almost going back to the office to confront the lady. I hope the person who read this message will confront the office.

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        • April 17, 2023 at 12:36 pm
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          Sorry to hear that. Which pier was it – Ao Thammachat or Trat Ferry (Centrepoint)

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          • April 17, 2023 at 2:37 pm
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            Hi, it was at Ao Thammachat. I don’t Care about the money. It’s about the fact that I’m being scammed!

          • April 17, 2023 at 2:38 pm
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            Also thanks for your Quick reply!

  • March 4, 2023 at 10:54 pm
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    Hi, I’m currently planning my trip to Koh Chang from Trat at the end of May. Since there’s no time schedule yet, I was wondering if its possible to catch the ferry from Trat to Koh Chang with my plane arriving at 5:15pm in Trat? I’m also planning to go to Koh Kood from Koh Chang but it’s not clear if the ferries are still operating after the 15th of may. I also wanna take a ferry from Koh Kood back to Bangkok at the end of may but couldn’t find any time schedules for that time.

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    • March 5, 2023 at 8:26 am
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      The last ferry is at 18:30, so you won’t have any problems getting to Koh Chang the same evening.

      But it hasn’t been announced when the boats between Koh Chang and Koh Kood will stop running for low season. It’s usually some time in early – mid May, depending on the weather and the demand for the service.

      I think you will have to wait until you are here and see if it is possible.

      Have a look at https://kohkoodferries.com for information about boats from Koh Kood to the mainland.

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  • January 26, 2023 at 3:09 pm
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    Hello! I will be at Ao Thammachart pier today around 17.30. Is it still possible to buy ticket to ferry for today or are they fully booked?

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    • January 26, 2023 at 3:16 pm
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      Ferry tickets cant be bought in advance. So you wont have any problem getting on a boat if you are at the pier at 17:30.

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  • January 19, 2023 at 8:19 pm
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    Can you recommend a pet friendly hotel on Koh Chiang? Will be driving down from from Udon Thani with our Cat.

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    • January 19, 2023 at 8:31 pm
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      Flora I Talay on Klong Prao beach and The Chill, Kai Bae beach are both nice places to stay and also pet friendly.

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  • December 23, 2022 at 1:52 pm
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    Hey… currently we are staying in Koh Chang.
    We need to get from Ao Thammachat Pier to Trat Busstation.
    Do you have some recommendations of how to get there with taxi, bus or an agency?
    Appreciate it!

    Best regards
    Johann

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    • December 23, 2022 at 1:59 pm
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      You will see orange pick up truck taxis parked in the car park at Ao Thammachat pier. Take one of these to Trat bus station.

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    • January 15, 2023 at 6:01 pm
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      hello.
      what is the latest boat today, 15th January.

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      • January 15, 2023 at 6:16 pm
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        18:30

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  • December 19, 2022 at 8:37 am
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    Hi, I’ll be driving from Bangkok to Ko Chang, setting off 10am. It’s a long shot but this site seems pretty helpful…could you recommend a nice place to stop for lunch not too far off the route? Maybe near Chanthaburi?

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    • December 19, 2022 at 9:28 am
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      In Chanthaburi, try Bear Cafe for excellent ribs, ส้มตำเจ๊รัตน์์​for the best somtam & chicken, Chantorn Pochana for traditional Chanthaburi style Thai food. All are on Googlemaps.

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  • December 16, 2022 at 8:57 pm
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    Hi, we need to take a flight in DMK airport at 8:35PM, could you please advise what is the best and budget way to back from Koh Chang to DMK?!? Thank you!

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    • December 16, 2022 at 9:07 pm
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      You could take the first or second ferry and then pick up truck taxi to Trat bus station. Then a bus or minibus to Bangkok. Then taxi to Don Meaung Airport. That’s probably the cheapest way.

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      • January 23, 2023 at 9:42 am
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        I’m a foot passenger. Will pick up trucks on Koh Chang take you to the beaches? Are there motorbike taxis that you can use if not?

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        • January 23, 2023 at 9:58 am
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          When you get off the ferry you’ll see pick up truck taxis parked roadside waiting for passengers. These are the only public transport on Koh Chang. Take one of them to your hotel.

          There aren’t any motorbike taxis here.

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  • November 24, 2022 at 7:57 pm
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    Hello,

    I am coming to Koh Chang in February (7-11) and we are driving a large van (for 11 people) from Bangkok. We are wondering if it will be allowed onto the ferry. We know you allow cars, but want to confirm that a van will fit.

    Thank you for your help!
    Bill

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    • November 24, 2022 at 8:01 pm
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      No problem to bring a van on the ferry. Lots of minibuses use it daily as do much larger delivery trucks.

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  • November 13, 2022 at 5:56 am
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    Hello,

    I am looking to get a ferry from Koh Chang to Koh Mak on December 19, 2022. I cant seem to find an option for going to Koh Mak. Can you advise where i can book this Ferry. Thanks in advance.

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    • November 13, 2022 at 7:35 am
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      You can buy tickets for boats from Koh Chang to Koh Mak at any tour agent or your hotel when you are on Koh Chang. You can’t buy them online.

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  • November 10, 2022 at 4:18 am
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    Hey
    I see you are quit helpful here so i will try my luck aswell.
    I have the opposite case as the most people here. On 12go.asia it only shows me for the 11th of december a connection from 10am-5pm BKK but thats to late for me as i want to catch a flight to Chiang Rai.

    I have seen from Trat there alot of earlier connections to BKK, and i would like to arrive at Trat Bus Terminal at 7AM or 8:30AM cause then there will be a good conntections to BKK ( according to 12go.asia)
    So my plan would be to take one of the earliest ferrys and then try to take care bus/taxi to the Trat Bus terminal so i will be there at 7/8:30 to take a bus to BKK so i will alreadyarrive 12:30/14:00 at BKK. Is that possible since its quit earlie on a sunday? also why 12go.asia is not showing earlier connection as it would be possible with this way i described above. I would appreciate any kind of help! thank you so much

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    • November 10, 2022 at 9:34 am
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      12go.asia only shows connections for services it sells tickets for. Most bus and minibus services aren’t listed on the website.

      The first ferry off Koh Chang is at 06:45. When you get to the mainland, take a pick up truck taxi to Trat bus station. You should get there around 08:00.

      You will need to take a pick up truck taxi from your hotel on Koh Chang to the ferry pier around 06:00. Ask your hotel to arrange this or advise what time you have to be waiting outside in order to catch a passing taxi.

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      • November 11, 2022 at 5:44 pm
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        thank you so much for your advice! As for the Trat station, would you recommend me to buy bus ticket in the morning on the depature day? or can i do it somehow beforehand? there should be some bus companies with different connection times. Maybe one close to 8:00- 8:30 would be good, so i hope they departe frequently. I was thinking for now as soon as a arrive at the pier/koh chang to talk with an agency/landlord to make this connections possible. Thank you agian

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        • November 11, 2022 at 6:08 pm
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          I don’t know how you can buy a ticket in advance. Get the first ferry off Koh Chang and get to the bus station as quickly as possible then get a ticket for the first bus or minibus to Bangkok.

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  • August 23, 2022 at 12:53 am
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    Gibt es Fähren von Koh Chang nach Koh Mak im November? Wenn ja, wo und wann fahren die Boote?

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    • August 23, 2022 at 6:19 am
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      In November probably only the wooden boat service will be running once a day between Koh Chang and Koh Mak. The boat leaves from Bangbao. But the ticket price includes transport from your hotel on Koh Chang to the pier.

      https://kohchangferries.com/boats-koh-mak-koh-kood/

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  • August 16, 2022 at 10:03 am
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    hello,

    is it possible to go on the ferry without a car? (trat to koh chang)

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    • August 16, 2022 at 10:12 am
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      Yes, no problem. All boats take foot passengers and vehicles.

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  • April 18, 2022 at 2:13 pm
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    Hello,

    What is the ferry schedule during low season?

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    • April 18, 2022 at 2:26 pm
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      It hasn’t been announced yet. Any timetable changes are usually announced a few days before they start. Not weeks or months in advance.

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  • April 1, 2022 at 4:11 pm
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    Do you have to provide Vaccination Certificate to travel on the ferry?
    2 adults and 3 children 14, 12 and 9.
    thank you

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    • April 1, 2022 at 4:18 pm
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      There aren’t any checks for proof of vaccination or negative covid tests etc on the way to Koh Chang or at the ferry piers.

      The only place you might have to show proof of vaccination is when you check in to your hotel.

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      • July 27, 2022 at 2:43 pm
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        Hi

        We are planning to come to Koh Chang tomorrow or Friday just checking that is correct still – no covid vaccine / test checks or documents required to get the ferry to Koh Chang from the mainland?

        Thanks
        Caitlin

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        • July 27, 2022 at 3:16 pm
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          There aren’t any checks at the piers or on the boats to Koh Chang.

          But your hotel might ask for proof of vaccination. Some do, some don’t. It depends on the individual hotel’s policy.

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  • March 27, 2022 at 6:29 pm
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    I’m not satisfied about your service.
    พนักงานขายตั๋ว บริการไม่ดีเลยสักนิด พูดจาไม่สุภาพ แสดงกริยาไม่พอใจผู้มารับบริการชัดเจน บางครั้งคำถามที่ถามเพราะไม่รู้ ก็อยากได้คำตอบ แต่สิ่งที่ได้กลับมาก็เป็นคำตอบที่ไม่ชัดเจนและการแสดงความไม่พอใจกับคำถามที่เราถาม ถ้าไม่อยากให้บริการ หรือตอบคำถามก็ติดป้ายบอกเลยว่าไม่สะดวกให้บริการสอบถาม

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    • March 28, 2022 at 7:20 pm
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      Thanks for the feedback about the ferry staff. I hope you enjoyed your stay on Koh Chang.

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  • February 1, 2022 at 4:53 pm
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    We will be bringing our 18kg dog to Koh Chang and I read somewhere that dogs on the ferry need to be in a crate or kept in the car, is this correct? I hope not because both options would be very difficult!

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    • February 1, 2022 at 6:07 pm
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      You can take your dog to sit upstairs with you, so long as it is on a leash. There’s no requirement to keep it in the car or in a crate.

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      • November 4, 2022 at 5:28 pm
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        Hello,
        We are on the way to Trat (Thammachaatland) and need a ferry to Koh Chang. Our arrival time is about 7:10 pm today. We are with 5 persons.
        Is there any chance to get the last ferry?

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        • November 4, 2022 at 5:52 pm
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          Unfortunately you will probably miss it.

          There’s a small bungalow resort called Lom Talay Resort, about 1km from the pier. That is popular with people who miss the last boat.

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  • January 19, 2022 at 9:00 pm
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    I would like to go Koh Chang in the end of January, 2022.
    Two adults have vaccinated twice and have certificate of vaccination.
    But 7 years old kid has not vaccinated yet.
    Does he need ATK certification issued by doctors?
    Or just doing ATK by ourselves is enough?
    Please tell me the detail of the restriction when entering Koh Chang.

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    • January 20, 2022 at 6:45 am
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      It is OK. Your child doesn’t need a vaccination certificate or a negative covid test.

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      • April 1, 2022 at 7:59 am
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        Is this still correct as of now? we are traveling on the ferry this Monday 4th April.
        Thank you

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        • April 1, 2022 at 8:38 am
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          The timetable is up to date. But boats don’t always depart according to it. Use it as a rough guide rather than a definite departure time.

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  • January 4, 2022 at 1:41 pm
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    Is there car parking on the mainland for the Koh Chang ferry. We would prefer to rent motorbikes and leave our car on the mainland for a few days.

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    • January 4, 2022 at 1:49 pm
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      There is parking at the mainland pier. So you could leave your car then take the ferry and rent a scooter when you get to Koh Chang. But it would be easier and safer to drive to your hotel and then rent a scooter.

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  • November 20, 2021 at 10:47 am
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    Dear, Good Morning!

    Is there any Big Boats from Koh Chang to Koh Wai? Thank you in advance!!

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    • November 20, 2021 at 11:55 am
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      Bangbao Boat have just started running their wooden boat service between Koh Chang – Koh Wai – Koh Mak – Koh Kood. See: https://www.facebook.com/kohchang.bangbaoboat You can buy tickets at any tour agent when you are on Koh Chang.

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  • October 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm
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    Hello captain,
    I will be coming on 25 October. 3 adults, all vaccinated, and one well trained dog. Can you confirm please that I can bring my dog on the ferry? Thank you ka. ?

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    • October 16, 2021 at 6:02 pm
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      It’s no problem to bring your dog on the ferry.

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  • September 7, 2021 at 3:46 pm
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    Hi, I will be traveling with my family on the 17th to koh chang from bangkok. 2 Sinopharm vaccinated adults and 1 boy 9 years old. Are there any restrictions in place ?. I will be driving a car to pass using the ferry, what are the schedules for the ferry?
    Tks for your time

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    • September 7, 2021 at 6:52 pm
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      See the links in the menu /navigation bar at the top of the page for ‘Centerpoint Ferry timetable’ and ‘Ferry Koh Chang timetable’.

      You’ll need to show proof of vaccination at the checkpoint on the mainland near Saen Tung and also when you check in to your hotel.

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      • September 10, 2021 at 8:24 pm
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        Hi, my concern is about my son, I don’t want him to have to do the pcr or antigen test. Can you please clarify this matter?

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        • September 12, 2021 at 6:43 am
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          Young children don’t have to show a test result.

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  • August 31, 2021 at 12:26 pm
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    Hi-

    Me and my wife already have taken Astra Zeneca -1 dose. My Daughter who is 5 and half years old haven’t yet received any vaccine.

    Do I need to get any negative Test report for my kid to travel to Koh Chang? Also, where are the checkpoints and who cheeks the details? If you can please let me know. Thank you!

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    • August 31, 2021 at 12:57 pm
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      No requirement for young kids to have a test or vaccination certificate.

      The checkpoint is just over the Chanthaburi / Trat border near Saentung. It is manned by police & army personnel.

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  • June 15, 2021 at 1:53 pm
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    I plan to come to Koh Chang this weekend June 18 – are there any restrictions at the moment?
    Some hotels say yes and some say no – it’s a bit confusing.

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    • June 15, 2021 at 2:05 pm
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      The official requirements for tourists coming from one of the red / dark red provinces are:

      Vaccine certificate showing you have had either one shot of AZ vaccine or two shots of Sinovac. OR a negative covid test issued within the previous 72 hours.

      However the only place this is checked is at hotels when guests check in. Some hotels won’t ask for documents as they prefer to get income from guests rather than go along with the legal requirements.

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      • August 9, 2021 at 11:55 am
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        Hi
        We plan to come to Koh Chang this weekend
        Restriction are still the same as mi June ? With negative covid test or getting vaccine ?
        Thank you

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        • August 9, 2021 at 12:28 pm
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          Yes. Same restrictions. A negative PCR test or proof of vaccination is required. There’s a checkpoint just over the Chanthaburi / Trat border and you may also be asked to show proof at the ferry pier and your hotel when you check in.

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          • August 9, 2021 at 6:41 pm
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            OK many thanks for your reply Captain
            The negative PCR test or proof of vaccination is good enough to pass the checkpoint ?

          • August 9, 2021 at 7:36 pm
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            Yes. Any visitors are required to show a negative covid test, issued within the previous 72 hours or proof of vaccination. One shot of AZ or 2 of Sinovac.

          • August 9, 2021 at 7:01 pm
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            OK thank you Captain for your quick reply.
            Could you please confirm negative’s PCR test or proof of vaccination is enough to pass the checkpoint over Chanthaburi/Trat border ?
            Many thanks
            Sarah

    • September 7, 2021 at 5:54 pm
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      Hallo rapid test covid is ok ? Thx

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      • September 7, 2021 at 6:49 pm
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        The current regulations stipulate a PCR test.

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  • June 4, 2021 at 10:50 pm
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    Hi- I am planning to go to Koh Chang on 9 July 2021. I will drive my own car from Bangkok and I would like to know if there are any restrictions or tests for traveling from Bangkok?

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    • June 5, 2021 at 6:42 am
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      At the moment, there are no covid checks at ferry piers or on the way from Bangkok to Koh Chang.

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  • May 9, 2021 at 9:47 am
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    Hello,

    What time are your ferries running to Koh Chang from Trat?

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    • May 9, 2021 at 10:08 am
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      The current timetable is shown above.

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      • July 7, 2021 at 10:30 pm
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        Hi

        For cars, should we reserve a ticket in advance, or is it just a case of turning up and paying on the spot.

        Thanks

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        • July 8, 2021 at 9:53 am
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          Tickets can’t be booked in advance. Just buy them when you get to the pier.

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  • March 22, 2021 at 2:03 pm
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    Hi.
    I plan, after some days in koh chang, to spend some other days in koh kood. Is there a parking for cars in kkh chang pier, where i csn let my car during my staying in koh kood ? Thank you !

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    • March 22, 2021 at 4:18 pm
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      If you are going to Koh kood you have to take a boat from Laem Sok pier, Trat. There aren’t any boats from Koh Chang to Koh Kood at the moment as due to covid.

      See https://kohkoodferries.com for boat information. All ferry companies have secure car parking near Laem Sok pier for 50 Baht/day.

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  • February 20, 2021 at 12:47 am
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    Hi. Do you expect long queues at the piers next weekend?

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    • February 22, 2021 at 12:33 pm
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      Yes. Friday will be very busy for sure. So ideally try to come here on Thursday. Or try to get to the pier mid-morning on Friday. If you arrive in the afternoon there will be a long wait for a boat.

      Likewise on Sunday when everyone heads home. I suggest leaving early morning, before 08:00, or late afternoon, after 16:00. Then you will avoid long queues and a 2 or 3 hour delay waiting for a boat.

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      • August 19, 2021 at 2:20 pm
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        Hi Captain, are proof of vaccine cards from Europe also accepted? Even if not AZ or sinovac?

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        • August 19, 2021 at 7:52 pm
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          That’s no problem. Any vaccination is OK.

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  • December 17, 2020 at 11:42 am
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    hello,im planning to go to koh chaang with rental car.when i arrive at the pier,do i need to get off the car and go to some counter for buying tickets or can i buy a ticket on the boat?

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    • December 17, 2020 at 2:27 pm
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      Buy tickets at the ticket office before you get on the boat. You don’t have to get out of the vehicle. The signage for the ticket office is in Thai and English. Once you have tickets, you hand them over to the staff about 20 metres past the ticket office. Then you drive into the parking area for the ferry.

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      • December 17, 2020 at 9:37 pm
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        Thanks. Much appreciated.

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    • December 24, 2020 at 1:31 pm
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      There is no need to get out your car. Drive up to the booth and pay then proceed to the waiting line and drive aboard when signaled. You can stay in the car or get up and go up to the second deck and take pictures and relax. Its all up to you. The trip takes about 30 minutes.

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      • February 12, 2021 at 10:25 am
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        How much is the ticket on board?

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        • February 12, 2021 at 11:51 am
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          See the links for Ferry Koh Chang or Centre Point boats. Ticket prices are shown there.

          Buy tickets at the ticket office before you get on the boat. You cannot buy them on the boat.

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  • October 17, 2020 at 11:48 am
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    Somehow I try to reply several times but wont show my reply.
    But is there any restrictions or regulations how big bus is allowed to drive in ferry and in Koh Chang?
    If we think the bus isn’t too low to drive in ferry… Thanks for the reply.

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    • October 17, 2020 at 12:31 pm
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      For exact measurements, please contact the ferry companies direct.

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  • October 13, 2020 at 12:54 pm
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    Hi,
    I am from Saraburi province and planning to travel to Koh Chang on 23 October. We are a group travelling using 5 cars. What are the ferry timings and frequency, with the COVID situation in mind? What could be the best time to reach the pier so that the waiting time would be minimum?

    Please advice so that we can plan to start accordingly.

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    • October 13, 2020 at 1:33 pm
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      The ferries are always busier than usual at long weekend holidays. So it is best to get to the pier as early as you can to avoid long queues. The ferries wont be running to a fixed timetable. When it is busy they will run continuously. Arrive, vehicles off, then fill up and depart.

      The queues won’t be as bad as they are a couple of months ago. The long delays for visitors then were mainly caused by very low tides. This meant the larger boats couldn’t be used. Onyl two out of 5 boats could run. ( The lowest tides of the year occur between May – July ) The tides are much higher now, so all boats can operate normally.

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  • July 22, 2020 at 4:33 pm
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    Hi,
    I am coming from Ban bueng, Chon buri province on 26th July. Can you suggest how to get Laem Phong by Bus or by Mini bus. i don’t have personal car.

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    • July 22, 2020 at 6:54 pm
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      I guess you could go to Chonburi and take a bus from there to Chanthaburi or Trat. Then pick up truck taxi. But arranging a private transfer or taking a taxi from Ban Bueng would be the easiest way to get to the mainland pier.

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  • July 13, 2020 at 11:08 am
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    Hi
    If we need to stay overnight in Trat before catching a ferry, where would you recommend? Thanks

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    • July 13, 2020 at 11:24 am
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      The nearest place to the ferry pier is Lom Talay Resort. But there are more recommendations in the town and Laem Ngop here

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      • July 13, 2020 at 3:37 pm
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        Thanks. Much appreciated.

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  • June 30, 2020 at 1:49 pm
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    Greeting. I’d like to use car ferry with my car on the morning of July 25 from Ao Tamachart to Koh Chang. I heard that Koh Chang’s resort runs regular ferries okay, but Car Ferry is not yet in service. If this is true, when will the Car Ferry between Ao Tamachart and Koh Chang resume operation? Thank you!

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    • June 30, 2020 at 5:34 pm
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      The ferries from Ao Thammachat are running every hour at 45 minutes past the hour.

      There aren’t any resorts on Koh Chang that run a ferry service.

      There are two vehicle ferry services to Koh Chang. Ferry Koh Chang from Ao Thammachat pier and Centrepoint Ferry from Centrepoint pier.

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  • June 4, 2020 at 1:17 pm
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    Hi- I am planning to go to Koh Chang on 3rd July. I will drive my own car from Bangkok to Ao Thamachat Pier- I would like to know- if there is any restrictions for traveling from Bangkok? and what’s the car ferry timing so that I can reach as per that?

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    • June 4, 2020 at 1:24 pm
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      There aren’t any restrictions. Tourists can come to Koh Chang now. The ferries are currently departing every hour from 06:45, 07:45 etc until 17:45 and then the last ferry from Ao Thammachat is at 18:30

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      • June 5, 2020 at 2:24 pm
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        Thank you so very much! I truly appreciate your swift response! This really helps!

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      • June 17, 2020 at 12:59 pm
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        Hi there, is the first ferry leaving koh chang in the morning at 6.45 am?

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        • June 17, 2020 at 1:16 pm
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          The first from Ao Sapporot pier (the main pier) is at 06:45. There’s also an earlier boat from Centrepoint pier at 06:00

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  • February 28, 2019 at 4:33 pm
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    Hi. Hos to become a member. And is there a yearly Fee?

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    • February 28, 2019 at 5:19 pm
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      There’s no easy way. Membership is sometimes opened in January or February, but never publicly announced.

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  • January 29, 2019 at 11:02 am
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    Are big motorbikes (900cc) allowed on car ferries? Assuming yes, are they required to queue with cars or can they bypass the queue and board first ferry available upon arrival similar to passengers traveling by foot? Thanks.

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    • January 29, 2019 at 11:17 am
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      Yes. Big bikes can go on the first ferry, along with scooters. No need to wait in the queue with cars.

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      • November 16, 2020 at 6:05 pm
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        Hi, I want to get to koh chang and am in Pattaya right now. Should I go to Rayong and catch a ferry.? Thank you H.

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        • November 16, 2020 at 6:20 pm
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          It’s better to go to Laem Ngop, Trat. As that’s where the ferries to Koh Chang depart.

          There aren’t any boats from Rayong (or anywhere else) to Koh Chang.

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  • January 15, 2019 at 9:08 pm
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    Hi, we will arrive in trat area by motorbike, there is any car ferry that goes to koh mak, or there is any chance to bring the motorbike there?
    Thanks in advance.

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    • January 24, 2019 at 7:23 am
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      There aren’t any vehicle ferries. Park the motorbike at the pier. There is secure parking there. You can rent a scooter or bicycle to ride around Koh Mak.

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  • November 29, 2018 at 12:02 pm
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    Good Morning,
    We want to travel to Koh Chang on 03.04.19.
    We come from Laos by plane. This lands at Suvarnabhumi Airport around 12 am.
    Is there a bus connection by ferry so that we can reach the island on the day? , It should start a bus at the airport at 14:30 clock to Trat. But it will not be enough for a ferry anymore?
    Thanks for a message and greetings to Thailand.

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    • November 29, 2018 at 12:07 pm
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      There is a minibus service at 14:00 from Suvarnabhumi Airport to hotels on Koh Chang. Ticket price is 600 Baht per person including ferry ticket. Buy tickets from the counter at Entrance 8 on Level 1 (Ground floor) of the terminal building.

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  • November 16, 2018 at 3:41 pm
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    We need to be on Suvarnabhumi Airport by 5 pm or 5.30 pm.
    The Busstation is directly next to the pier. Is that correct?
    Wich Minivan do we have to get, to be at the Airport in time?
    Is it possible to book our Plac in the Minivan in advance online?

    Thank you.

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    • November 16, 2018 at 5:43 pm
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      There isn’t a bus station at the pier. But some tour agents have offices there. It is easier of you buy a ticket for a minibus to pick you up from your hotel on Koh Chang and drop you off at the airport. You can do that when you are on Koh Chang. Buy the ticket from your hotel or any tour agent nearby.

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  • September 21, 2018 at 8:14 pm
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    Could you tell me if we would be able to get a taxi (not minibus) from Ao Thammachat pier to Pattaya just after new year Jan 2019.I know about the long queues leaving the island then.We want to get a songtheaw from hotel to the ferry and get a taxi on the mainland.Is there any taxis based there or would it be possible to pre-book one.Its our first time on Ko Chang and not really sure the best way to do this,only bits iv’e read on some forums.Any help thank you.

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    • September 21, 2018 at 8:52 pm
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      The ferries are always very busy at New Year. So you won’t have any delays if you cross as a foot passenger and then take a private transfer to Pattaya.

      There aren’t any taxis based at the pier. But you might get lucky and find a driver there who had dropped people off coming to Koh Chang and is waiting to find a return fare.

      Or you could book a transfer in advance Eg https://kochangisland.com/private-transfers-koh-chang/

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  • July 31, 2018 at 3:37 pm
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    Me and my family are thinking to come to Koh Chang from 24/12 Monday and leave by 30/12 Sunday morning. I understand it’s a busy time for the island, but do you advise the better time of the day to cross the sea?
    Is it possible to arrange the transfer from Bangkok up to the pier (so we can take the latest ferry to cross the harbour)?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

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    • August 10, 2018 at 2:23 pm
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      If you are travelling as a foot passenger, then you won’t have any delays. You’ll be able to get on the first boat that arrives.

      If you are renting a car and driving, then it’s always better to try to get to the pier as early as possible.

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  • July 31, 2018 at 11:33 am
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    I will be leaving ko chang either the 2nd or 3rd of january 2019, as this is just after new year which day would be the best to catch the ferry as i understand the queues are very long after a public holiday i am prepared to leave very early in the morning if necessary,any help appreciated.

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    • July 31, 2018 at 11:37 am
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      If you are driving then there will be long queues, so you should leave your hotel as early as possible, say 6am. If you are a foot passenger then there won’t be any delays.

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      • October 6, 2018 at 1:30 pm
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        I am coming to Koh Chang on the 4 January 19 Wilbert busy there will be 4 adults and a baby

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        • October 9, 2018 at 5:08 pm
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          Koh Chang will be busy as it is peak season. Foot passengers don’t have to wait for ferries. But you will if you are coming by car

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  • July 29, 2018 at 4:54 am
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    Hi

    Will I be able to catch a ferry from Koh Chang to Trat on 26th December?

    Also what is the easiest way to get to Trat airport and how long.

    Thanks

    Paul

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    • July 31, 2018 at 11:39 am
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      The ferries run 365 days a year. The easiest way to get to Trat Airport is to buy a ticket for the Bangkok Airways minibus. It will pick you up from your hotel on Koh Chang and drop you off at the airport and you’re guaranteed not to miss the flight. Ticket price is 500 Baht per person including ferry ticket. See tratairportguide.com for more details.

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      • August 3, 2018 at 5:51 am
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        Thank you for your swift reply.

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  • July 28, 2018 at 11:31 am
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    hi,

    I will be travelling in cabodia on january and ineed to know something.

    I will stay at koh rong saloemen during five day and after i would loke to go to mu koh chang national park in Thailande.
    Is it possible to do that on one day?

    Which way is the best?

    Thank you for your reply

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    • July 28, 2018 at 12:15 pm
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      From Koh Rong Saloem you have to take an early boat to Sihanoukville and then take a minibus from there to the border and another from the border to the mainland pier at Laem Ngop. You can arrange it at any tour agent on Koh Rong Saloem or in Sihanoukville.

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  • July 20, 2018 at 2:17 am
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    Hi,
    At what time in the morning does the ferry start in the morning from Koh Chang to Trat?
    On our way back, our flight from Trat to Bangkok leaves at 10 AM in the morning. We have our little daughter with us, so we’ll need some extra time and want to reach the airport at 08.00… Does the ferry leave from early like 6 or 7 o clock in the morning?

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    • July 22, 2018 at 12:17 pm
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      The first ferry is at around 06:30 – 06:40. But it will be hard to get a pick up truck taxi that early in the morning. the easy way is to buy tickets for the Bangkok Airways minibus. It will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport. See: tratairportguide.com for more details.

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  • July 11, 2018 at 8:52 pm
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    Hi! We’re traveling November 2018. Arriving BKK 11:20am. If we hire a private transfer to the Koh Chang estimating customs and the 4.5 hour drive do you think we could make it to the ferry? Even if our flight is late and we don’t arrive at the ferry until 18:00 or 18:30 we should still be able to make one of the last ferries around 17:00 or 17:30 right?

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    • July 11, 2018 at 9:57 pm
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      You won’t have any problem getting here. It usually takes around an hour to clear Immigration and Baggage Claim. So long as you’re out of the airport by 14:00 then you will get to Koh Chang the same day without the driver having to go too fast. The last ferries are at 19:00 or 19:30.

      You can arrange private transfers at iamkohchang.com or kochangisland.com – they’re both reputable and been online for a long time.

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      • July 16, 2018 at 9:11 pm
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        Thank you! Very helpful

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  • July 4, 2018 at 2:42 pm
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    Hi

    We will travel from Koh Munnork to Koh Chang on Saturday. We can be at the mainland pier at 18:30. Will this be in time to reach a ferry to Koh Chang? Thanks in advance for helping.

    Kind regards
    Mathias

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    • July 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm
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      The last ferry from Ao Thammachat pier is at 19:00 and at 19:30 from Centrepoint pier. So you won’t have any problem getting to Koh Chang.

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  • July 4, 2018 at 12:35 pm
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    I need to take my car to Koh Chang by this Ferry. Should I buy the ticket on arrival or book online in advance?

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    • July 4, 2018 at 12:42 pm
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      Ferry tickets can’t be booked in advance. Buy them at the pier.

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  • June 25, 2018 at 8:23 pm
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    Hi I’m leaving Koh Chang on 27 June and need to catch my flight which depart at 2030 in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. Is there a ferry leaving Koh Chang at 1230? Is the ferry depart every 45mins? Many thanks.

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    • June 26, 2018 at 7:57 am
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      You should take a ferry in the morning. Don’t try to take a specific ferry as there might be delays or you might not be able to get a seat on the first minibus leaving the mainland pier.

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  • May 30, 2018 at 7:47 pm
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    Hi
    We will land at BKK airport on december 14. th. 2018 at 15.20 .

    I see on your webpage, that the timetable can chage for high season and holidays. Would it be possible for us to get af ferry this evening?
    If we land at 15.20 we should be be in the private van at no later than 16.20 – With a appx. 4 hour drive the time will be appx. 20.20 before we arrive at the pier. We are a group of 10. Thanks.

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    • May 30, 2018 at 7:53 pm
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      Hi. You won’t get to the pier in time for the last boat. If you want to get to the island the same day, the only option would be to also arrange a private boat to take you to Koh Chang. The ferries do run later at peak times such as long weekend holidays or New Year when lots of Thai visitors are travelling, but rarely on normal days.

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  • May 8, 2018 at 8:42 am
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    Are there any vehicle ferries from Koh Chang/mainland to Koh Mak?

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    • May 8, 2018 at 11:42 am
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      No. There are only speedboats to Koh Mak.

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  • April 11, 2018 at 4:58 pm
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    Can we take our own car onto the ferry , how much would that cost ?

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    • April 11, 2018 at 5:03 pm
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      All boats to Koh Chang are large vehicle ferries, so no problem to take you own vehicle. See the pages for Centrepoint and Ferry Koh Chang for ticket prices for vehicles and passengers.

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  • April 7, 2018 at 7:54 pm
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    Hi. We Will arrive in pattaya tomorrow at 3 Pm. What is the fastest wat to reach kho Chang ?

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    • April 7, 2018 at 7:57 pm
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      The fastest way is by car. It is about 4 hours drive to the mainland pier and the last ferry is at 19:30. So either arrange a private transfer in advance or negotiate a price with a taxi when you arrive at Bali Hai pier.

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  • February 25, 2018 at 10:59 pm
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    How to from Rayong Marriott Resort & Spa to Natural Bay Pier and by ferry to Ao Sapparot Pier (Ko chang)KC Grande Resort & Spa ?

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  • February 8, 2018 at 1:59 am
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    Hi
    I want to go from Hua Hin to Ko Chang by ferry.
    Is this possible?

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    • February 8, 2018 at 7:45 am
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      There aren’t any boats form Hua Hin to Koh Chang so that isn’t possible.

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  • January 14, 2018 at 8:51 pm
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    Hallo. Is there a ferry from Ao sapparot pier to Bang Bao pier? thanks. Lenka

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    • January 14, 2018 at 9:07 pm
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      There are no ferries from the mainland to Bangbao. See the map for locations of the ferry piers on koh Chang. They are in the north east of the island. When you get to Koh Chang, take a pick up truck taxi to your hotel. If you are staying in BVangbao, it will take about an hour to get there.

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  • January 7, 2018 at 9:15 pm
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    Hi,

    is there a late ferry on Sunday 21.Jan 2018? My plane will land in Trat at 18:00.
    I found different informations on websites 🙁

    Thanks

    Uli

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    • January 7, 2018 at 9:20 pm
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      The ferries run the same schedule every day. ( occasionally later at Thai holidays ) You won’t have any problem getting to Koh Chang. Just take the Bangkok Airways minibus from Trat Airport to your hotel. See tratairportguide.com for details.

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    • January 8, 2018 at 3:43 am
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      My experience in Feb 2016: Bangkok Airways guarantees passengers to catch the ferryboat to Koh Chang. The Ferry even waits if the plane ist not right on time.
      Have a nice trip.

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  • January 1, 2018 at 1:42 pm
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    Hi are there any ferries running between pattaya and koh chang yet? If yes where from and when please. Thanks Simon.

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    • January 1, 2018 at 1:47 pm
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      There aren’t any boats from Pattaya or Sattahip to Koh Chang. A new service was supposed to start a few months ago, but didn’t. No-one knows when/if it will ever start.

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      • January 7, 2018 at 9:49 am
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        Salut je voulais savoir si de pattaya il y a des minivans pour koh Chang. Si oui ou se trouvent t ils. Merci. Thanks. Gracias.

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  • December 31, 2017 at 8:27 am
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    Hello, when will the last ferry go to koh chang on the 6th of January 2018? Thanks, Stine

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    • December 31, 2017 at 8:28 am
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      19:00 from Ao thammachat pier and 19:30 from Centrepoint – the same as usual.

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  • December 28, 2017 at 5:06 pm
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    Hello wy what time is the last ferry today? Is it possible to get one after 7 pm?

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    • December 28, 2017 at 5:39 pm
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      The last ferry from Centrepoint pier is at 7.30pm

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      • December 28, 2017 at 5:55 pm
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        Is it Ferry to Koh Chang or from Koh Chang? Because of the delayed flight our friends are in Trad aitport at 6:50 pm so is it possible to get a Ferry to Koh Chang today?

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        • December 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm
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          If they take the Bangkok Airways minibus then they won’t have any problems getting here. Bangkok Airways will organise a special ferry for their passengers.

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          • December 28, 2017 at 6:13 pm
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            Thank you very much for help

    • January 2, 2018 at 1:44 pm
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      Hi is there any ferry today from Centrepoint to Koh Chang?

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      • January 2, 2018 at 2:03 pm
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        Yes. Same as every day.

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  • December 13, 2017 at 10:50 am
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    Hi and thanks in advance already. My little family will arrive at Koh Chang pier somehow between 4 and 5 am, with a little girl of 4 years maybe a bit stressful. When does the first Ferry leave to Koh Chang? Are there any other options to go there earlier ? (Speedboat?)

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    • December 13, 2017 at 11:24 am
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      Hi Tom. The first ferry is at around 6am. There aren’t any speedboat services at night. So it’s best to wait for the first boat.

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      • December 13, 2017 at 12:06 pm
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        Thanks a lot.
        Do you know by any chances the Bus schedules to Bangkok International Airport on Sunday January 2018? Our flight is a late night 22.30pm

        Tom

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        • December 14, 2017 at 7:49 am
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          I don’t know the bus schedules.

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  • December 12, 2017 at 3:32 pm
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    Hey captain !
    We love arrive by bus in Trat today at 6pm, it is possible from this station have a bus to ferry (before 7pm) and to go to Koh Chang ?
    Thanks for help answer
    Greetings
    Julien

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    • December 12, 2017 at 4:34 pm
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      Take a pick up truck taxi from the bus station and you will get to the ferry pier before 7pm.

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  • December 2, 2017 at 4:51 pm
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    Hi,

    I would like to ask when the last ferry leaves to Koh Chang today? Our bus sliglty delayed and we will be in Trat bus station after 7 P.M. Then we need at least 30 minutes to arrive in the pier.

    Regards,
    Maciej

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    • December 2, 2017 at 5:19 pm
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      The last ferry is at 19:30 from Centrepoint pier. If you have good luck you will be able to take it.

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  • November 30, 2017 at 11:41 am
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    Hello. I am returning from Koh Chang tomorrow, 1. December, to Bangkok with 999 Bus on 14:30. Which ferry should I take? I understand that the bus leaves from Centerpoint pier. Should I catch the ferry on 12:30? When should I leave White sand beach?
    Thank you!

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    • November 30, 2017 at 12:01 pm
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      The bus stops at both piers on the mainland. So it doesn’t matter which one you go to.

      If you want to use Centrepoint ferry then you will need to take the 12:30 boat. So plan to leave White Sand beach 11:45 – 12:00

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  • November 19, 2017 at 11:22 am
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    Hello Captain,

    I am staying at Chivapuri Beach Resort, Please advise the best ferry to use and best way to get from the ferry to my hotel

    Thank you!

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    • November 19, 2017 at 11:30 am
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      Hi Harvey. Ferry Koh Chang is a bit closer to your hotel. But as you’re staying as far away from the ferry piers as it’s possible to get, it will take over an hour to get from either pier to your hotel.

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      • November 20, 2017 at 2:31 pm
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        Hi Captain,

        Thanks for your reply.

        What is the best way to get from Ko Chang Ferry to my hotel?…how much will this cost?

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        • November 20, 2017 at 4:08 pm
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          Hi

          Take one of the white pick up truck taxis that will be waiting for passengers. The price is from 50 – 150 Baht depending on where you are staying.

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  • October 27, 2017 at 4:35 pm
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    Hi
    We leave koh Chang tomorrow morning 28 October are ferries running to time table

    Thanks

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    • October 27, 2017 at 5:41 pm
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      They’ll be running the same as every day

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      • November 3, 2017 at 8:02 am
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        Good Morning,
        Even with this Stormy weather condition will the ferry operate today at 7 pm?
        Thanks

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        • November 3, 2017 at 8:36 am
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          There is always strong wind in the morning at this time of year. The wind stops late morning.

          The boats are running normally today.

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  • October 19, 2017 at 6:19 am
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    Hello captain , what about the speedboat from koh chang to Pattaya ? Is it running? We’ll leave Koh Chang at 26th of October at what time the speedboat will start?
    Best regards
    Eva

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    • October 20, 2017 at 7:02 am
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      Hi. There aren’t any boats from Pattaya to Koh Chang. There’s not been any announcements about when the Sattahip to Koh Chang service will start.

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  • October 17, 2017 at 9:22 am
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    We are traveling back from Koh Chang on Thursday 26th October which is the day of the Royal funeral. Will the ferry from the island to the mainland be running on that day?

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    • October 17, 2017 at 9:28 am
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      Yes. The ferries will be running. No cancellation or suspension of services has been announced.

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  • July 17, 2017 at 3:13 pm
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    Hello, we like to leave koh Chang tomorrow. Do you know if the ferry drive this Time, in this windy Weather ?
    Thanks

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    • July 18, 2017 at 7:37 am
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      The ferries will stop running if the sea is too rough. Recently they stopped for a couple of hours early morning when the sea was rough. But no way to know in advance if they will stop.

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  • July 9, 2017 at 8:36 am
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    Hello Captain, we spent 5 and a half hours (!!!) waiting for the ferry yesterday, I guess due to the long weekend. I would really like to avoid doing the same on the way back… can we expect the same this Monday? What would be the best time to leave? Should we extend our stay and wait til Tuesday?

    Thank you

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    • July 14, 2017 at 1:13 pm
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      That was due to only one boat being operational. Usually there are queues on holiday weekends but nothing as big as those last weekend. Ferries were running until 3am to clear the queue of people.

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  • July 8, 2017 at 4:53 pm
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    There is a long queue about 1.5km at 16.50 today….what time is last ferry today?

    Do u think we can get on?
    Is there a car park we can put car and go on as passanger only?

    Thanks

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    • July 14, 2017 at 1:13 pm
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      Ferries keep running if there are long queues. Don’t worry about that. There is a parking area near the ticket office.

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  • July 4, 2017 at 2:42 pm
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    Hello,
    We’ll come to Ko Chang with our own car (from Prasta Hin Phanom Rung).
    Could you tell me which boat can take cars ?
    Thank you.
    Arnaud

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    • July 14, 2017 at 1:14 pm
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      There are only vehicle ferries to Koh Chang. No passenger-only boats. So there’s no problem bringing you car here.

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  • June 7, 2017 at 8:05 pm
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    How far is it from the Centrepoint ferry pier to the Krom Luang pier, Laem Ngop?
    And from the Koh Chang Pier?

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    • June 8, 2017 at 8:10 am
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      Centrepoint is around 3.5Km and Ao Thammachat ( Ferry Koh Chang ) about 13Km to Krom Luang pier ( for boats to Koh Mak )

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  • June 2, 2017 at 6:54 pm
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    Just forgotten: what’s the timetable for this ferry Koh Chang to Laem Ngop on July 21st?

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    • June 2, 2017 at 7:28 pm
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      Boat schedules are the same every day. See the timetables for each ferry on the two timetables pages on this site.

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  • June 2, 2017 at 6:53 pm
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    Can I make a reservation for the Ferry for July?
    We travel from Koh Chang to Laem Ngop. Which ferry should I take? From Laem Ngop we take the speedboat to Koh Mak.

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    • June 2, 2017 at 7:26 pm
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      You cant buy tickets in advance anywhere as there’s no need to. Just go to the pier and buy tickets for the next boat. From the mainland ferry pier you’ll need to take a pick up truck taxi to Krom Luang pier, Laem Ngop. This pier is closer to Centrepoint ferry pier on the mainland.

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  • May 31, 2017 at 5:23 pm
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    How many kilometers it will take to one end to another end inside Koh Chang? Scooter is enough for cover all the major tourist spots. ? How about the safety inside island ?

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    • June 2, 2017 at 7:23 pm
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      It’s around 25Km from the north to the south of Koh Chang. Scooter is a good way to see the island. But take care – there are lots of accidents on the hilly roads.

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  • May 30, 2017 at 6:05 pm
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    Thank you very much Captain. Usually how much time it will take the bus to Trat and a truck taxi to pier ? How much it cost for both the service ?

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    • May 30, 2017 at 6:38 pm
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      I think the bus is about 250 Baht. Then pick up truck taxi to the pier about 50 – 60 Baht per person

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      • May 30, 2017 at 6:59 pm
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        Thanks very much Captain. Last 10 days I am looking for a person like you . Hope you are from Koh Chang. Can I have your personal contact email , WhatsApp, messenger or some thing which I can contact you directly. I may need your help during my visit . You cleared almost all doubts. Once I again thank you very much Captain

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  • May 30, 2017 at 9:01 am
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    Hi I am planning to visit Koh Chang with my family on middle of August. My flight time is 6:55 am at Bangkok Dom mueang airport. What is best way to reach ekemai bus station to catch 999 number bus at 9:00 am. Do I need to book or buy the ticket in advance ?

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    • May 30, 2017 at 10:40 am
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      You don’t have much time to get there. It usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour to get through Immigration and Baggage Claim. So there’s no guarantee you can get to the bus station in time.

      You’ll need to either takes a taxi to Ekkamai or take a taxi to Chatuchak market then take the skytrain all the way to Ekkamai. ( But this won’t be easy if you have a lot of luggage as the trains will be very busy with commuters.)

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      • May 30, 2017 at 2:38 pm
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        if the immigration process took one hour means the time will be 7:55 . Still I have one hour time. If I take taxi how much time it will take and how much taxi charge from me. suppose I reach there on time is there is any guarantee for getting ticket. ? If not 999 bus what is the another cheapest mode of travelling to Koh Chang.?

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        • May 30, 2017 at 2:51 pm
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          According to Google it will take about 50 minutes. That’s assuming no big traffic jams.

          I guess around 300 – 400 Baht or so including expressway tolls.

          Take a bus to Trat instead. They run every hour. Then go to Koh Chang. Just ask the staff at the bus station.

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          • May 30, 2017 at 5:04 pm
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            Bus to Trat from the same bus station at ekamai ? From there can I get bus to the ferry ? Pre booking is required for bus ?

          • May 30, 2017 at 5:39 pm
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            Yes Ekamai bus station or you can take a bus to Trat from Morchit bus station.

            From Trat take a pick up truck taxi to the ferry pier.

            No need to book in advance outsiders high season.

  • April 30, 2017 at 9:11 pm
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    Hello,

    I am planning to travelling to koh chang with my mother and aunt (aged ladies)who cannot climb stairs. Is there a wheel chair access in the ferry and washrooms ?

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    • April 30, 2017 at 9:45 pm
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      Hi Piyali

      The ferries don’t have any disabled access to the passenger seating upstairs. Only steps. The toilets are on the vehicle deck – which is open sided, not enclosed, so some people stand here for the journey. So you could wait there with them. Getting onto the ferry wont be an issue as vehicles and foot passengers use the same ramp. The quicker of the two ferry companies, Ferry Koh Chang, takes 30 minutes or less to cross, so it’s not a long journey. There are toilets at the pier on the mainland and on Koh Chang.

      But if you have a private transfer you’ll be able to wait in the vehicle during the trip which might be more comfortable.

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  • April 9, 2017 at 11:39 am
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    Where is the Krom Luang Pier? Cannot locate it on Google or Waze. Thanks for this great information!

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    • April 15, 2017 at 8:31 am
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      It’s about 1km west of Laem Ngop village. On Google maps, you’ll see the naval memorial next to it.

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  • March 18, 2017 at 7:03 pm
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    We got the 99 bus from Bangkok to Centrepoint and would like to get the same back tomorrow. I know it leaves at 2pm, what time ferry would you advise getting from Koh Chang? Also how can I buy tickets for the 99 bus? Is it likely to be full? Need to know how early to leave Kai Bae!

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    • March 19, 2017 at 7:39 pm
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      You should leave Kai Bae around 11am. Buy tickets when you are on the mainland. Tour agents on Koh Chang don’t sell them. it wont be full.

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  • March 15, 2017 at 1:26 pm
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    When does the first ferry leave Koh Mak on weekdays in April?

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    • March 15, 2017 at 4:49 pm
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      The first speedboat off Koh Mak is the 08:00 from Leelawadee speedboat. Buy tickets at your resort on Koh Mak or any tour agent.

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  • March 11, 2017 at 6:52 pm
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    At what time the last Bus #9999 Leaves Koh Chang on Sunday 19 March 2017

    Thanks

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    • March 11, 2017 at 7:07 pm
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      There is a Bus 999 from the mainland ferry piers at 14:00. But not any Bus 9999 from Koh Chang

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  • March 11, 2017 at 6:50 pm
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    At What the last Bus #9999 leaves Koh Chang to Bangkok on Sunday 19 March 2017 .

    Thanks

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  • February 24, 2017 at 12:04 pm
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    Hello. I own my own bike. Can I take my bike on the ferry and then use it to drive around the island, or do I have to go over as a foot passenger, and then rent a motorbike locally? I live on koh Samui, and you can’t take your bike onto Koh Tao; you have to rent one from the locals instead.

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    • February 24, 2017 at 12:29 pm
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      Hi Stephen. No problem at all to bring your own bike onto Koh Chang and rde it around. No-one will say anything to you or expect you to only rent from bike shop on the island. .

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  • February 12, 2017 at 5:27 am
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    Hi I’m trying to find a good route across Thailand so far I have Bangkok to trat then trat to ko Chang . I can’t find any ferrys that go from ko Chang to ko Kut and then from ko kut to ko phangan can you give me any advice ?

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    • February 12, 2017 at 7:47 am
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      Hi Alice

      From Koh Chang to Koh kood you take one of the daily speedboats. Ticket price is 900 Baht. Buy from any tour agent on Koh Chang when you are here. They run from 1 November – early May.

      There aren’t any boats across the Gulf of Thailand from Koh Chang or Koh Kood to Samui or Koh Pa Nagan. You have to go back to Bangkok and then fly south or take a bus or train.

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  • February 9, 2017 at 6:26 pm
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    Hello.
    At witch time does the last ferry departs from koh chang to the mainland?

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    • February 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm
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      The last ferry from Ao Sapporot pier ( Ferry Koh Chang ) is 19:00 and from Centrepoint pier it is 19:30

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  • February 2, 2017 at 3:12 pm
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    I have an urgent question!!!!
    I go to Ko Chang by private car and will take the ferry from Ao Thammachat.
    To go to YuYu Golden Beach would you recommend to take the road on the east or west of the island?

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    • February 2, 2017 at 3:17 pm
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      You have to go down the west coast of Koh Chang, because the road down the east coast doesn’t go to Klong Kloi beach.

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  • January 29, 2017 at 8:33 am
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    Hi my flight lands in Trat at 6pm and im wondering if I will be able to catch the last ferry at 7pm?

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    • January 29, 2017 at 8:35 am
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      No problem. Just take the airport minibus when you land in trat. This will drop you off at your hotel on Koh Chang. Buy tickets when you land in Trat – 500 Baht per person including ferry ticket.

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  • January 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm
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    Hello Captain,

    I stay on Koh Chang for a long time. I rent motorbike but my bike rental company prohibits going to mainland on bike. Can I park my motorbike near ferry port for few days and use ferry to visit mainland? Is it safe to leave motorbike unattended for few days?

    Thanks,
    Dmitry.

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    • January 29, 2017 at 8:34 am
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      There isn’t any secure parking by the ferry pier on Koh Chang. So it’s better to leave your bike at your resort.

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  • January 25, 2017 at 2:29 pm
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    Hello, at what time is the last ferry from Koh Chang to Center point please ?
    Thank you,
    Kind regards

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  • January 19, 2017 at 9:08 am
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    Hi,

    I’m coming today, what is the latest ferry that leaves? How often ferries are going?

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    • January 19, 2017 at 9:16 am
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      The last ferry from Ao Thammachat is at 19:00 and Centrepoint is 19:30. Ferry Koh Chang run around every 45 minutes or more frequently if it is busy. But there isn’t a fixed timetable. Centrepoint boats leave every hour.

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  • January 13, 2017 at 6:17 pm
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    Hi, is there car parking for few days in Thammachat pier? We will arrive by rent car. And we do not need car in islands.

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    • January 19, 2017 at 8:09 am
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      Yes, there is a big car park. No problem leaving your vehicle there. But if you want to see around Koh Chang then having a car is very useful, especially to go to the east coast as there isn’t any public transport there.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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      • October 15, 2020 at 5:46 pm
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        Hello. What size is the biggest bus you allowed to ferry to Koh Chang? Length, weight, height?

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        • October 15, 2020 at 6:10 pm
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          In theory it’s possible to bring a normal bus onto the ferry. However, no-one does. Tour buses always park at the mainland pier.

          The reason being a big bus wouldn’t be able to get over the big hill to the west coast beaches. Plus the bus will have problems getting on and off the ferry at very low or high tides due to the angle of the ramp. This would delay other passengers.

          If you want to bring a bus onto the island, which can easily get on and off the ferry and over the hills, then a microbus – 16 – 20 seater would be the largest.

          Otherwise, the big bus should park at the mainland pier and then you arrange minibuses to meet the passengers on Koh Chang and pick up truck taxis to take the luggage.

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    • October 25, 2023 at 11:41 am
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      Hello! I would like to know if 28-29 weeks pregnant women are allowed to take ferry to Koh Chang? Thanks!

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      • October 25, 2023 at 11:48 am
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        There are no restrictions on pregnant women using the ferry.

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  • 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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