Trat Airport private Minibus: Now just 2000 baht for 4 persons!

How to get from Trat Airport to Koh Chang

Trad Airport to Koh Chang Shuttle rates incl. ferry ticket!

Transfer from the airport all the way to the hotel / resort on Ko Chang One Way Round Trip
to / from White Sand Beach & Pearl Beach (Zone B) ฿ 390 ฿ 740
to / from Klong Prao Beach & Kai Bae Beach (Zone C) ฿ 420 ฿ 770
* = For the Sea View Resort & Siam Bay Resort, pls use Lonely Beach rate, not Kai Bae rate.
to / from Lonely Beach & Bai Lan (Zone D) ฿ 450 ฿ 790
to / from Bang Bao Village (Zone E) ฿ 450 ฿ 790

- All rates are per person by joint minibus. Children between 3 - 4 years old pay half price and babies and toddlers between 0-2 travel free of charge. Roundtrip tickets are only available from the same zone.

Book seats on the shuttle from Trat airport to Koh Chang or from Ko Chang to Trad Airport
(Airport Shuttle tickets only)

How to get from Trad Airport to Koh Chang, Koh Mak or Koh Kood

PRIVATE Airport transfers: all inclusive rates, no hidden extras

  Sedan Minibus
Trat Airport <-> Resort / Hotel on Koh Chang (incl. ferry) ฿ 1700 ฿ 2000
Trat Airport <-> Laem Sok piers (boat to Koh Kood) ฿ 1100 ฿ 1650
Trat Airport <-> Laem Ngop piers (boat to Koh Mak, Koh Wai & ferry to Koh Chang) ฿ 1150 ฿ 1400
Trat Airport <-> Trat City ฿  900 ฿ 1400

These Private transfer rates are available by online booking only! We do not have a booth at Trat airport. Rates offered upon arrival there are substantially higher.
Above rates are one way, per private minibus / sedan, not per person, and all-inclusive. Round trip rates are simply double the one way rate. Minibus Rate to Koh Chang includes 4 ferry tickets, the Sedan 2 tickets.

Book a transfer from Trat airport to Koh Chang or from Ko Chang to Trad Airport
(Private Transfers)

Minibus transfers to and from Trat Airport (TDX)

Trat Airport (TDX), often also listed as Trad Airport, is the designated airport for the up-and-coming Thai tourist destinations Koh Chang, Koh Kood, Koh Mak & Koh Wai. This airport is owned by Bangkok Airway, giving them (for now) the exclusive right to operate all flights to and from this airfield that is also know as Koh Chang airport. Currently Bangkok Airways operates between 2 and 4 flights from Bangkok's international Airport Suvarnabhumi direct to their "boutique" airport nearby the Laem Ngop piers to Koh Chang, Koh Mak and Koh Wai. This flight takes only about 45 minutes to get from Bangkok to Trat, even though the official flight time is one hour. Coming from Koh Samui Airport (USM) or Phuket (HKT) there are about 1 or 2 daily flights to Koh Chang during the high season, as are there in opposite direction. Trat airport is located approximately 17 Km's (10 Miles) from the main ferry jetty to Koh Chang, 25 Km's from the Krom Luang pier from where the speedboats to Koh Mak depart and about 60 Km's from the Laem Sok piers that service most travelers to Koh Kood. Unlike most people might suspect it's not actually located in or even really near Trat city. Trat is both the name of the province and it's capital.

From Trat Airport to Laem Ngop or Laem Sok pier

When going from Trat Airport to the Krom Luang pier in Laem Ngop, from where boat to Koh Mak depart, or from Trat Airport to the Laem Sok pier from where nearly all boats to Koh Kood depart, the option of the shared minibus service is much less commonly available, so a private transfer by minibus is practically the only way to travel safely. For this reason we also offer a rate for a smaller, chauffeur driven, car from Trad airport to either of these speedboat piers. This will enable single travelers, couples, or families with a single child to also travel safely and comfortably in air conditioned surroundings to any of these piers. Song Teaw drivers (a converted pick up truck with 2 benches in the back) in this part of the country are notorious for doing the 40 or so KM's as fast as their diesel or NGV (Gas) engines allow them to, leading to very frightening situations that will cause some people to be in a shock-like state until well into the next day

Note that most of these speedboats to Koh Mak have a 15:00 last departure time, so if your flight arrives after 14:30 it will usually not be possible to make it to the ferry piers on time. Most boats to Koh Kood depart strict at 13:00 or earlier, so flights after 12:00 (noon) will come with the added bonus of being able to spend a night in the lovely quiet town of Trat and enjoying their incredibly cheap restaurants and night market.

From Trat Airport to Koh Chang island

Being the owner of this Trad airport also allows Bangkok Airways to select a single "limousine" service from the Airport to nearby destinations. This limousine service is actually a shared minibus service which is excellent for those that travel alone or as a couple. For just 470 baht / person (on arrival "walk-in" rate), these minibuses will carry all passengers to their resort or guesthouse on Koh Chang island. We at Koh Chang minibus offer that exact same service at a much better rate than the 470 baht walk-in rate, as you can see in the top most table on this page. This special discount rate is only available online, not at the airport itself. Obviously, with this being a shared service, it can sometimes be a bit crowded on the first leg of the journey from the airport to the ferry and from the ferry to the first resorts on the island, but once the first few couples get dropped off, these shuttle buses are always comfortable.

However, most families and other groups will surely appreciate the additional comforts that a private minibus can offer at nearly the same rate as 4 persons in a shared minibus. For a mere 2000 baht you will be carried by a freshly air-conditioned minibus direct from Trad Airport to your resort on Koh Chang, saving you not only the waiting time when the shared minibuses at the airport are being loaded, but you will also get to skip the many drop off stops that will be made before reaching your resort. This will often result in a better spot on the ferries to Koh Chang, thus giving you the chance to be on the beach as much as 30 minutes earlier than other passengers from the Bangkok to Koh Chang flight or the Koh Samui to Koh Chang flight that you were on. Other advantages are of course: there will be plenty of space for both luggage and people, unless you group consists of more than 9 persons, which is the maximum number of passengers we can carry assuming that there isn't any excessive luggage. Note however, that only 4 (one-way) tickets for the ferry are included in the transfer from Trat Airport to Koh Chang rate, but you can ask the driver to buy additional (round trip) tickets at the ferry pier. Any groups consisting of more than 4 persons should clearly not even consider the shared minibus to Koh Chang option, as that will only be more expensive and slower than the private transfer.

How this works

When you are ready to do book a private transfer, please visit the Trat Airport Transportation booking page to make your reservation. You will see an immediate on screen confirmation in most cases or a manual confirmation within between 30 minutes and 18 hours if we need to check or correct details manually. In our online confirmation and / or e-mail you will find a link where you can pay the 50% deposit that we will request for private transfers, online via our secure credit card processors: www.paypal.com and www.paysbuy.com, or via Bank Transfer or ATM for Thai residents. The same 50% deposit requirement applies for transfers back from Laem Sok to Trat Airport or from Laem Ngop to Trat airport, but for transfers from Koh Chang to Trat airport just a 500 baht deposit will suffice, as we will start the journey from the island itself with little initial expenses other than the driver and gasoline. Tickets for the shared shuttle bus will require a full prepayment.

When arriving at Trat airport, you will find our driver waiting with a sign with your name on it. As Trat Airport is a tiny airport with only a few small aircraft arriving per day, it will be impossible to miss our driver and his sign.

Our private minibus driver will also gladly make an extra stop on ko chang if you are in urgent need of an ATM machine, medicine, sun cream, mosquito spray, sunglasses or other basic needs for your stay on a tropical island, which is something that the shared minibuses won't be able to do, for obvious reasons.

Sedan: Toyota Altis transfers from Trat Airport to Koh Chang island

To make a reservation please visit the Koh Chang Minibus booking page. More questions before you want to make a reservation?

/ send us and email