Koh Chang island is located on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand, close to the Cambodian border, 300 km south from Bangkok. The Island is the second biggiest in Thailand and is a part of Koh Chang national maritime park consisting of 52 islands. The Island is famous for it's many white sandy beaches and the green mountains covered by dense rainforest.
How to get there from Bangkok
The easiest and most convenient way to travel from Bangkok to Koh Chang is by air to Trat.. Bangkok Airways offers several flights each day to Trat airport from Bangkok. This scenic, 50 minute flight, can be booked online at Bangkok airways or by calling the Trat office at 039 525 299. Price around 2.500 bath.There are good minibus and taxi services from Trat airport to the ferry piers to Koh Chang.
The other option is to travel by VIP bus or mini vans. The trip takes about 5 hours and takes you direct to ferry pier. The average price is around 450 Baht per person . There are also many bus leaving daily from Ekamai bus station , Bangkoks eastern bus station, direct to pier or to town Trat. Prices around 200 baht. Sky train takes you from the airport directly to Ekamai bus station.
Takes about 4 hours to drive from Bangkok. Very good road, most of it highway. Distance is 320 km.
If arriving in Trat town, take a taxi to the ferry pier, sailing over takes 30 minutes and cost 80 baht. The ferries stop running after 7 pm. so plan your trip accordingly. After you arrive on the island, take a taxi to Sofia Garden.