Getting To Koh Chang
Take a share taxi for 20 baht from near Trat's Bus Station, or hire one on your own (120 baht) for the 20-minute drive to Laem Ngop. From the airport, it's about the same distance and the same price. During the dry season, from November through April, ferries depart from the main pier at Laem Ngop every hour, from 8.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. In the rainy season, however, the ferries run once every two hours. The hour-long journey to Ko Chang costs between 50-60 baht. Further up the coast, there are three car ferry services, which also run hourly during the high season. Once you're on the island, there are share taxis running to all of the main beaches, with prices ranging from 30 baht for Hat Sai Khao up to 70 baht for Hat Tha Nam or Lonely Beach.
Getting To Nearby Islands
Package tourists heading to the islands will already have their travel arrangements sorted out for them. But if you're going independently, there is a daily ferry from Laem Ngop to Ko Mak, which departs at 3.00 p.m., and takes three hours. Inter Island Hopper also has a regular boat service from Ko Chang, Ko Mak and Ko Wai to Ko Kut, departing on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. And there's another boat from Laem Ngop that leaves on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. To get to Ko Wai catch a daily ferry from Laem Ngop, leaving at 3.00 p.m. and taking around 2.5 hours. Or Inter Island Hopper has a daily boat from Bang Bao on Ko Chang. Check for departure times, which tend to change during the monsoon season, when rough seas can mean trips are postponed.