Koh Chang

Koh Chang / Trat

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Getting to Koh Chang

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There are two options to get to Koh Chang: by bus/minibus from Bangkok Ekamai or Morchit bus terminal and from Pattaya or by plane (Bangkokair) from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Trat airport.

The tourist bus arrives from Ekamai at Laem Ngop pier during high season. The normal public bus ends in Trat bus terminal north of Trat town. Driving time is about five to six hours from Bangkok and four hours from Pattaya. Pickups and taxis connect the terminal with the piers, as well as the airport.

There are three piers on the mainland from which ferries and express boats leave to Koh Chang. The car ferries have a half hour frequency all day from 6.30 a.m. till 7 p.m. and cost about 50-60 Baht per person.

It is also possible to go to Koh Chang by own car or park it at the piers.

The transportation on Koh Chang is organized by pickups and minibuses. Depending on the location to go, the cost per person will be between 100 and 250 Baht along the west coast.

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Overnight in Trat

People who want to transfer to Koh Mak or Koh Kood and arrive late in Trat, have to overnight in Trat, since all boats are leaving in the morning or around noon.

The town of Trat has not much to offer and there are just a few simple hotels and guesthouses:

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Weather and climate

The climate on Koh Chang is tropical with a rainy period from June till October and some afternoon showers around the year. The daytime temperature ranges between 28 and 33 degrees Celsius and the water temperature is around 28-29 degrees. High season and best traveling time is from November till May. A good time to travel is also May and October, when privces are low, weather is quite good and its rather empty.

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  • time zone: GMT plus 7 Stdn
  • mobile phone: possible
  • electricity: 220 volt with US and Euro plug
  • wifi: everywhere available
  • vaccination: not mandatory
  • ATM and banks: many banks and ATM machines available
  • medical care: hospitals and pharmacies available

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