Boutique resort

Klong Prao Beach, Koh Chang

Transport

If you want to find out what's the best way for you to come to Koh Chang, we have some useful information and booking options down below. You can also find more information here on how to get around the island, to the smaller islands Koh Kood, Koh Mak or Koh Wai, or from Koh Chang to Cambodia. 

If you still have questions or need help with planning your trip around Thailand and Cambodia don't hesitate to fill in our contact form.

We can book your transport for you. We work with reliable transport companies that have responsible drivers and for a competitive rate. Just let us know where you are coming from or want to go and we will advice and arrange transport for you. 

How to get to Watercolours from Bangkok or Pattaya


By airplane from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

There are four daily flights from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport to Trat airport on the mainland and visa versa. All flights are operated by Bangkok Airways (www.bangkokair.com). The duration of the flight is about 45 minutes and will cost you around 2.800,- Thai Baht a person for one way. Prices can go up in high season. 

From Trat airport we can book you a shared minibus that will pick you up from the airport and will bring you to our doorstep on Koh Chang. We can book a one way ticket for you for only 550,- Thai Baht a person, including the ferry ticket. A return ticket is 1.000,- Thai Baht.

If you rather have a private transport you can book a one way private car for 2.000,- THB (max. 2 persons), or a one way private minibus for 2.500 THB (max. 4 persons) from Trat Airport to Watercolours. For each additional passenger on the private minibus you need to pay 100 THB. There is a maximum of 7 passengers for a private minibus.
A private car or minibus will go directly to our resort and will save you a few stops to drop people at other hotels on the island (or pick them up on your way back). This can save you up to 25 minutes in high season.
  

The minibus driver will be waiting for you at the arrivals of Trat Airport with a sign with your name on it, will take you on the fast car-ferry and drive all the way up to Watercolours resort. The trip from Trat Airport to Watercolours usually takes around 75 minutes, including the ferry.

Trat Airport is very small airport so you won't be able to miss the driver that is waiting for you. The airport does have an ATM if you need to withdraw cash first. 

The minibus service from the airport only use well maintained and luxury vehicles, all with Air Conditioning and responsible save drivers. 

Book your shared or private transport here!


By private car or (mini)bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport

There is a (mini)bus service from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang, with departure times at: 7:50 AM11:00 AM and 14:00 PM. The total trip takes around 6 hours.
The boarding point is located at Suvarnabhumi Airport at the counter near door 8, ground floor (Level 1). You can book a joint ticket (including the ferry) starting from 655,- Thai Baht a person.

You will be dropped off at the Klong Son bus station, which is the first village in the north of Koh Chang when you come off the ferry. From there you can take a Song Taew taxi to Klong Prao for 70 Thai Baht a person. The Song Taew will drop you off at the main road, from where it's another 15 minute walk to Watercolours. Or you can let the Song Taew driver drop you off at our doorstep for an additional fee. 

If you would like come straight from Suvarnabhumi airport to Koh Chang we can book you a private car. The driver will be waiting for you at the meeting point with a name sign and will take you all the way to our hotel. The price for a private car for two persons from Suvarnabhumi airport to our hotel is 4.000,- THB including ferry tickets. 

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By private car or minibus from/to a hotel in downtown Bangkok

You can book a shared minibus with us from any hotel in downtown Bangkok to our resort on Koh Chang. The trip usually takes up to 6 hours from door to door and is 850,- Thai Baht a person. The pick up time is around 8:00 - 9:00 AM. You pay directly to the driver of the minibus.  

Visa versa with a shared minibus from our resort on Koh Chang to any hotel in downtown Bangkok is the same price. The pick up from our resort on Koh Chang is between 8:00 - 9:00 AM. Between 1 November and 31 March there is also a minibus in the afternoon that picks up between 13:00 and 14:00 PM on the island. 

Book your shared minibus here!

We can also book you a private car from your hotel in Bangkok to Watercolours on Koh Chang. The driver will pick you up at your hotel at the time you desire. The price for a private car with driver from you hotel in Bangkok is 4.500,- THB for two persons including ferry tickets. 


By car/minibus from/to a hotel in Pattaya

There is a shared minibus service between Pattaya and Koh Chang. The shared minibus service usually picks you up around 7:30 AM from you hotel in Pattaya, or your hotel on Koh Chang if your heading to Pattaya. The price for the shared minibus from or to Pattaya is 700,- THB a person including ferry ticket.

Book your shared minibus here!

You can also book a private car/minibus from any hotel in Pattaya to our resort on Koh Chang. The trip usually takes up to 4 hours from door to door and is 4.000,- Thai Baht for a car (max. 2 persons) including the ferry. You can determine your own pick up time as it is a private car/minibus.   

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How to get from Watercolours to Cambodia

You can book a direct private transfer from Watercolours on Koh Chang to a hotel in Cambodia, or just to the border of Cambodia and take a local taxi there to your destination in Cambodia. The direct transfer will use a Cambodian partner travel agency and requires you to change vehicle at the border. 

You can book a bus trip from Koh Chang to Siem Reap for around 600,- Thai Baht, but you can be sure the driver and tour operator will try to scam you with visa (which is best to buy online) and extra fees for crossing the border and it can be quite a hassle with long waiting hours. Still it can be the best way for you to travel, but you gotta know what to expect, where to go and when to say no. We can advice you about the best way to travel to or from Cambodia and avoid the scam.  

The cost for a private transfer to the border or a hotel in Cambodia is listed below:

From Watercolours to 
Cambodian border

By car/minibus (1 - 2 people)

By minibus (3 - 7 people)

Watercolours to border at Hat Lek (For Phnom Penh / Sihanoukville)

3.400,- THB

3.600 THB

Watercolours to Aranyaprathet border (For Siem Reap)

3.600,- THB

4.100,- THB

Watercolours to Paillan border (For Battambang)

3.400,- THB

3.600,- THB


From Watercolours to a hotel in Cambodia 

By car/minibus (1 - 2 people)

By minibus (3 - 7 people)

Watercolours to a hotel in Siem Reap

8.000,- THB

9.500 THB

Watercolours to a hotel in Phnom Penh

9.500,- THB

11.500,- THB

Watercolours to a hotel in Sihanoukville

9.500,- THB

11.500,- THB


If your planning a trip to Cambodia and returning to Koh Chang later, we are more then happy to look after some of your heavy stuff you don't want to carry with you to Cambodia. We will make sure we keep it save with us until you return to the island to pick them up. 

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From Koh Chang to the islands Koh Kood, Koh Mak and Koh Wai

From Koh Chang it's worth a visit to the smaller surrounding islands Koh Kood, Koh Mak or Koh Wai. During high season (from 1 November to 31 April) there are speedboat services from nearby Kai Bae Beach or Bang Bao pier at the southern tip of the island. Bang Bao also has a slower (wooden) boat. 
During low season you have to go to the mainland piers first, as the boat company from Koh Chang stop there services during this season. 

The prices for the boat service include a transport from our resort to the pier. Children under 9 years travel for half the price.

To Koh Kood:

From

Departure

Arrive

Price

Kai Bae (speedboat)

9:00 AM

11:00 AM

900 THB

Bang Bao (speedboat)

9:30 AM

11:30 AM

900 THB

Bang Bao (speedboat)

12:00 PM

14:00 PM

900 THB


To Koh Mak:

From

Departure

Arrive

Price

Bang Bao (wooden boat)

9:00 AM

11:00 AM

400 THB

Kai Bae (speedboat)

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

600 THB

Bang Bao (speedboat)

9:30 AM

10:30 AM

600 THB

Bang Bao (speedboat)

12:00 PM

13:00 PM

600 THB


To Koh Wai:

From

Departure

Arrive

Price

Bang Bao (wooden boat)

9:00 AM

10:00 AM

300 THB

Kai Bae (speedboat)

9:00 AM

9:30 AM

400 THB

Bang Bao (speedboat)

9:30 AM

10:00 AM

400 THB

Bang Bao (speedboat)

12:00 PM

12:30 PM

400 THB


If you need information about ferries and ferry timetables from the islands Koh Kood, Koh Mak and Koh Wai traveling to Koh Chang, check this website: www.kohchangferries.com. Tickets can be booked through our resort within a 1-2 day notice. Book earlier during christmas/new year!


Local taxi (Songtaew)

The Songtaew (Pick up truck) is the local public transport on the island. The Songtaew taxi's will drive all day picking up and dropping people on the westcoast of the island, all the way from the ferry pier to the Bangbao pier. The Songtaew is a shared taxi and drivers will try to get as many people on their truck while they go up and down the west coast. This also means the driver sometimes will wait a while at a stop, trying to get more passengers on his truck.   

Song taew taxi Koh Chang

To get on a Songtaew you just stand on the roadside in which your heading and flag one. There are more then ninety Songtaews on the island, so you won't have to wait long.
  
In the back of the Songtaew is a price list for your trip. Prices depend on your destination and vary between 50 and 150 Thai Baht. At late night prices double.  

You can also rent a Songtaew private to go round the island all day for about 3.000,- Thai Baht. 



Scooter rent

Renting a scooter or motorbike is a fun way to explore the island, or just easy to have your own transport to the beach or supermarket. You can rent a scooter at Watercolours for 200,- Thai Baht a day. We have scooters that are well maintained and have enough power to get you and your passenger up and down the mountains. All our bikes have (third party) insurance (Same like all other renting companies on the island do). We provide free helmets to go with the motorbikes. 

 


Note: When driving a scooter or a motorbike on Koh Chang you need to be very careful! Roads can be slippery, especially going down the mountains in rainy weather. Accidents do happen and you can end up with the cost for repair of the scooter and even a hospital bill if your real unlucky. So drive slow and don't do things you won't do at home.