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How to get to Koh Chang

Koh Chang is located near the border with Cambodia just off the eastern coast of Thailand in Trat Province. The island is around 310km (192mi) southeast of Bangkok and 230km (143mi) from Pattaya.

The most convenient route to Koh Chang is by air to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK), followed by a connecting one-hour flight to Trat Airport (TDX).

From Trat Airport, it's a short 15-minute drive to either Laem Ngop Pier or Ao Thammachat Pier, followed by a 30-minute boat ride to Koh Chang. Resorts generally meet arriving quests by prior arrangement.

From Bangkok, it's a five-hour drive to Trat, and from Pattaya it's a four-hour drive.


Flight time to Trat

Within Thailand: Bangkok Airways offer daily flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Trat Airport (TDX).

Bangkok to Trat is 1 hr, direct flight


Flight time to Bangkok

The following are the most convenient international flights to Bangkok, Thailand.

From Australia: Thai Airways International, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Emirates offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Bangkok.

Brisbane to Bangkok is 9 hrs 20 min, direct flight
Sydney to Bangkok is 9 hrs 20 min, direct flight
Melbourne to Bangkok is 9 hrs 20 min, direct flight
Perth to Bangkok is 7 hrs, direct flight

Adelaide to Bangkok is 10 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Thai Airways International offers the most convenient scheduled flights to Bangkok.

Auckland to Bangkok is 12 hrs 15 min, direct flight


From China: Air China, Hainan Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Thai Airways offer the most convenient flights to Bangkok.

Beijing to Bangkok is 4 hrs 50 min, direct flight
Shanghai to Bangkok is 4 hrs 10 min, direct flight
Hong Kong to Bangkok is 2 hrs 30 min, direct flight


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International and Jetstar offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Bangkok.

Singapore to Bangkok is 2 hrs 20 min, direct flight


From Malaysia: Malaysian Airlines and Thai Airways operate the most convenient flights to Bangkok.

Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok is 2 hrs 5 min, direct flight


From United Arab Emirates: Emirates and Thai Airways offer the most convenient flights to Bangkok.

Dubai to Bangkok is 6 hrs 30 min, direct flight


From United Kingdom: British Airways and Thai Airways offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Bangkok.

London to Bangkok is 13 hrs 55 min, direct flight


From Ireland: Aer Lingus, Lufthansa, British Airways and Thai Airways offers the most convenient flights to Bangkok.

Dublin to Bangkok is 18 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ


From France: Air France and Thai Airways offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Bangkok.

Paris to Bangkok is 11 hrs 15 min, direct flight


From Germany: Thai Airways, Lufthansa and Eurowings offer the most convenient flights to Bangkok.

Dusseldorf to Bangkok is 11 hrs 35 min, direct flight
Frankfurt to Bangkok is 10 hrs 40 min, direct flight
Munich to Bangkok is 10 hrs 30 min, direct flight

Berlin to Bangkok is 12 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
Hamburg to Bangkok is 12 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ


From United States: British Airways, Thai Airways International, Korean Air, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Philippine Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Bangkok.

Atlanta to Bangkok is 20 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Boston to Bangkok is 19 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Bangkok is 19 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Bangkok is 21 hrs, connecting flightˆ
New York to Bangkok is 19 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Bangkok is 19 hrs, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Bangkok is 18 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, Thai Airways International, Korean Air and Cathay Pacific offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Bangkok.

Toronto to Bangkok is 19 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Bangkok is 19 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Bangkok is 17 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Suvarnabhumi International Airport (also known unofficially as Bangkok Airport) is located at Samat Prakan, around 30km (18mi) east of Bangkok and 60km (37mi) east of Pattaya.

Trat Airport (TDX) is located 17km (10.5mi) from AO Thammachat Pier.


Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 30 days.


Getting around Ko Chang

Apart from walking, bicycles, motorcycles and cars can easily be rented. Songthaews are also avalible to journey around the island, as are water taxis to explore the coastline and nearby islands.


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Latest update: How to get to Koh Chang: 28 October, 2019


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