Koh Kood Ferry from Laem Sok Pier (Catamaran, Express Boats, Speedboats) and Island Hopping

UPDATED for 2019-20 Season

Catamaran, Express Boats and Speedboat to Koh Kood – Koh Kood Ferry Boats

koh kood boats boonsiri catamaran ferryThe Koh Kood ferry boat service is provided by the high speed catamaran, Boonsiri alongside, the large express boats, Koh Kut Express and Koh Kood Princess. The speedboat service is operated by Koh Kut Express Speedboats. Unlike Koh Chang with its car ferries, these are passenger boats only.

Koh Kood Princess and Koh Kut Express run different sized express boats of capacity 120 to 140 persons, though Koh Kood Princess does have a 300 seat ferry also. The Boonsiri catamaran seats 300 pax. Each boat is air conditioned, with nearly all seating inside. There are toilets on board.

The Koh Kut speedboat seats up to 60 pax, covered, no toilets.

All Koh Kood boats operate from Laem Sok Pier on the mainland, which is about 30km from Trat City; details on getting to Laem Sok Pier are further down the page.

Arrival and Departure at Koh Kood – Koh Kood Ferry Boats

koh kood ferry speedboat koh kut express

On Koh Kood, all the larger ferry boats dock at Ao Salad in the north east of the island. From here, each of the Koh Kood boat companies run a free share taxi service to your resort. This takes at least 20 minutes to Klong Chao Beach, 30 minutes to Bang Bao Beach and 45 minutes or more to Ao Phrao Beach in the far south west.

The Koh Kut Express Speedboat service delivers you to direct to your resort where possible or it drops you at the nearest pier. From there, the boat company provides a free share shuttle taxi to your resort.

On return, the same free pick-up and transfer applies for the bigger boats, 60 minutes to an hour before departure depending on resort location. The speedboat too has the same system as arrival – direct collection where possible or free share shuttle to the nearest departure pier.

2019-20 Timetable – Koh Kood Ferry Boats

koh kood express boats ferry koh kood princessThe Koh Kut Express and Koh Kood Princess express boats operate the same timetable all year round.

The Boonsiri catamaran drops down to only one crossing each day from mid May to mid October and there are no connections to Koh Mak in this period.

The Koh Kut Express Speedboat stops from June to September.

Children aged 4 and over pay full price on Koh Kut Express and Koh Kut Express Speedboat, whilst under 4 are free provided they sit on their parent’s lap.

Children 4 to 9 are 1/2 price on Koh Kood Princess, whilst 3 and under free.

Boonsiri offers children 4 and under free, 5 and over adult price.


Company
Times to Koh KoodTimes from Koh KoodPrice THB
Koh Kut Express Speedboat10.00, 15.00

No service 1/6/19 to
30/9/19
11.00, 13.00

No service 1/6/19 to 30/9/19
600bt per person

Child 4 and over adult price, 3 and under free
Boonsiri Catamaran10.45, 14.20

16/5/19 to 15/10/19 13.30 only + check Public Holidays for extra boats
09.00, 12.00

16/5/19 to 15/10/19 09.00 only + check Public Holidays for extra boats
500bt per person

Child 5 and over adult price, 4 and under free

Koh Kood Princess12.3010.00350bt per person

Child 4 and over adult price, 3 and under free
Koh Kut Express13.0010.00500bt per person

Child 4 and over adult price, 3 and under free
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Getting to Laem Sok Pier – Koh Kood Ferry

There are various ways of getting to Laem Sok Pier for the Koh Kood boats, including private transfer and direct bus.

Private Transfer – Getting to Laem Sok Pier

Private transfers are the easiest and most comfortable way of getting directly to Laem Sok Pier for the Koh Kood ferry, with a door to pier service from a Bangkok hotel, Suvarnabhumi Airport and DMK Airport (early flights only), Trat Airport and Cambodia, all possible. Our prices start at 4,000bt for a car for 2 persons, please visit here for full information.

Getting to Laem Sok Pier from Trat Airport

If flying into Trat Airport, you must book the PG301 or PG305 and then use a private transfer to Laem Sok Pier to make the Koh Kood boat connections at 10.45, 14.20 or 15.00.

If flying out from Trat Airport, you need to book either PG306 or PG310 and use a private transfer from Laem Sok Pier off the 09.00, 12.00 or 13.00 boats.

In low season from mid May to mid/end of October, do check the flight timetable against the reduced boat timetable to ensure a connection before booking.

Our prices start at 1,500bt (car for 2 persons) or 1,700bt (minibus, up to 7 persons). For a more detailed summary, please head here.

Please do Contact Us or email at explorekohchang@gmail.com with your questions on private transfers

Direct Bus to Laem Sok Pier from Bangkok

boonsiri bus catamaran koh kood boats ferryBoonsiri does have a direct bus from Bangkok to Laem Sok Pier, which leaves at 05.00 from the Khao San Road area in the centre of the city, price 900bt including the boat ticket. This makes the direct ferry boat to the island at 10.45.

There is a second daily bus at 07.30, same price, same departure point but this makes the 14.20 ferry connection, where the boat goes via Koh Mak till 31/1/20, an additional 30 minutes.

There is a return bus service, same price, which co-ordinates with the boats leaving Koh Kood at 09.00 and 12.00, the bus times therefore at 11.00 or 14.00. This goes via the Airport Rail Link at Lad Krabang, arriving 16.30 or 19.30, with 3 to 4 hourly trains to Suvarnabhumi Airport, duration about 20 minutes. The bus reaches the Khao San Road area from 17.00 to 18.00 or 20.00 to 21.00.

From 16/5/19 to 15/10/19, this Koh Kood bus/boat service is once daily only from Bangkok at 07.30 linking to the changed boat timetable at 13.30. The return service is once daily, 09.00 boat linking to the 11.00 bus. Price remains at 900bt per person, all-in, each way.

Children 4 and under are free, 5 and over adult price.

Contact Us to reserve seats on the Boonsiri bus/boat service – Pay in advance via PayPal, where you can use a credit card too, no need for a PayPal account.

Getting to Laem Sok Pier from Trat City

If staying in Trat, the boat companies offer a share shuttle taxi from central hotels and guesthouses at 40bt per person to the pier, journey time approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

You can reserve this pick-up on booking or just ask your guesthouse to organise it for you on check-in. The shuttle services leave 90 minutes to an hour ahead of the scheduled boat departure.

You can also get them from Trat Bus Station or the city centre near the covered market or the SA Hotel. Once at the pier, your respective company will themselves shuttle you down to the boats from their offices.

The same share shuttle taxi also runs from Laem Sok Pier back to Trat, available off each boat arrival.

At Laem Sok, parking is available at 100bt per vehicle per day.

Island Hopping – Koh Kood to Koh Mak and Koh Chang

island-hopping-koh-kood-speedboatIt is very easy to move from Koh Kood to Koh Mak and Koh Chang, using speedboats run by Bang Bao Boats, Nor Nou Kai Bae Huts Speedboats and Suansuk, a slower wooden boat also by Bang Bao Boats and a special island-hopping only Boonsiri catamaran service.

Bang Bao Boats, Kai Bae Huts Nor Nou Speedboats – Island Hopping

Koh Kood to Koh Chang is 900bt with Bang Bao Boats speedboat, Koh Kood to Koh Mak 400bt. Times are twice daily, 09.00 and 12.00. Coming the other way, the boats leave at 09.30 and 12.00. It is an hour from Koh Kood to Koh Mak and the same again from Koh Mak to Koh Chang.

Bang Bao Boats wooden boat from Koh Kood to Koh Chang takes 3 hours, leaving at 13.00, 700bt per person. It takes one hour to Koh Mak, 400bt and two from Koh Mak to Koh Chang, also 400bt. The return service from Koh Chang leaves Bang Bao at 09.00.

Kai Bae Huts Nor Nou Speedboats run one service daily, same price, at 11.00 from Koh Kood, 09.00 from Koh Chang. For all the timetables and prices, see Koh Chang Island Hopping.

On Koh Kood, the boats arrive at and depart from the piers of your resort when possible. If not possible direct, the boat companies and resorts provide free share shuttle taxis from or to the nearest pier.

These island hopping speedboats and wooden boat do not run during the rainy season.

Boonsiri Catamaran – Island Hopping

Boonsiri’s island hopping catamaran service starts from Koh Chang daily at 10.00 reaching Koh Mak at 11.00 and Koh Kood 11.45. Prices are 750bt per person for Koh Chang to Koh Kood, 500bt Koh Chang to Koh Mak and 300bt Koh Mak to Koh Kood. Children 4 and under are free, 5 and over adult price.

The return leaves Koh Kood at 12.15, reaching Koh Mak at 12.45 and Koh Chang at 14.00. Prices are 750bt for Koh Kood to Koh Chang, 300bt Koh Kood to Koh Mak and 500bt Koh Mak to Koh Chang.

On Koh Kood, the catamaran uses Ao Salad Pier with free shuttle to and from your resort. On Koh Mak, it docks at Ao Nid Pier, no shuttle service. On Koh Chang, it arrives and departs from Bang Bao, with free shuttle to and from your resort.

This service is not possible from 15/5 to 1/11 during the rainy season.

For island hopping, do contact us here. Please just let us know your date of travel, number of people, which island you need, your resort at either end – Pay in advance via PayPal, where you can use a credit card too, no need for a PayPal account.

June to October – Island Hopping between Koh Kood, Koh Mak and Koh Chang

These island hopping speedboats and wooden boat do not run during the rainy season (Mid May to Mid October). You will have to return from your respective island to the mainland and travel by road to the appropriate pier in order to take their mainland ferries.

You can use either private or share options as indicated below.

Koh Kood to/from Koh Mak – May to October

Private

This is only possible with a private option, with prices from 1,300bt for a car for 2 pax in either direction excluding the boat tickets from/to Koh Kood, 350bt to 500bt or the boat tickets to/from Koh Mak, 450bt per person.

Koh Chang to/from Koh Kood – May to October

Private

For the private option, prices are from 2,000bt for a car for 2 pax in either direction with hotel collection/delivery on Koh Chang and fast ferry tickets from/to Koh Chang. The price does not include the boat tickets to/from Koh Kood, 350bt to 500bt per person depending on which time and company.

Share

For the share minibus, the cost is 750bt per person with hotel collection on Koh Chang from 07.50 onwards for the 09.30 slow ferry at Centerpoint. This links to the minibus at 10.30 which takes you to Laem Sok Pier for the 13.30 boat, arriving on Koh Kood at 14.45. There is a free shuttle taxi from the arrival pier to your resort.

The return service uses the 09.00 boat off Koh Kood to link to the 11.00 Centerpoint ferry to Koh Chang, with delivery to your resort. The price is again 750bt per person, all inclusive.

We can book any of these low season services for you. Please just let us know your date of travel, no of people, which island you need, your resort on Koh Chang and your resort at your destination.

Payment for the private option is with an initial deposit via PayPal – you do not need a PayPal account to pay this, it can be settled with any credit card – and then the balance on the day in THB cash, all fully agreed beforehand.

Payment for the boats for Koh Mak or Koh Kood are upfront via PayPal, their cost added to the same invoice.

Payment for the share minibus option to/from Koh Kood is upfront via PayPal. We then send you a voucher to print and show on the day or show on your phone.

You can Contact Us Here or email us directly on explorekohchang@gmail.com with your full requirements.


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