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

UPDATED for 2018/19 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, the large express boats, Koh Kut Express and Koh Kood Princess and the speedboat run 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 200 pax or more, with a new boat arriving for high season 2018 to 2019. 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. Ths 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.

2018-19 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 Kood Princess, Koh Kut Express and Koh Kut Express Speedboat, whilst under 4 are free provided they sit on their parent’s lap. **From 1/10/18, Koh Kut Express ups its express boat price to 500bt per person.

Boonsiri offers children aged 4 years to 10 years at 1/2 price, 3 and under free provided they share the parent’s seat on the boat. **From 16/10/18, this policy changes to 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 1/6/18 to
30/9/18
11.00, 13.00

No service 1/6/18 to 30/9/18
600bt per person

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

16/5/18 to 15/10/18 13.30 only + every Friday and Public Holiday extra boat at 10.45
09.00, 12.00

16/5/18 to 15/10/18 09.00 only + every Friday and Public Holiday extra boat at 12.00
500bt per person

Child 4 to 10 1/2 price, 3 and under free

From 16/10/18, child 5 and over full price, 4 and under free
Koh Kood Princess12.3010.00350bt per person

Child 4 and over adult price, 3 and under free
Koh Kut Express13.0010.00350bt per person (from 1/10/18, 500bt)

Child 4 and over adult price, 3 and under free
Contact Us to reserve seats on any of the boats – Pay in advance via PayPal, where you can use a credit card too, no need for a PayPal account.

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 or out of Trat Airport, you use a private transfer to and from Laem Sok Pier to make the Koh Kood boat connections. 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 05.00am from the Khao San Road area in the centre of the city, price 850bt (900bt from 16/10/18) including the boat ticket. This makes the direct ferry boat to the island at 10.45am.

There is a second daily bus at 08.00am (07.30am from 16/10/18), same price, same departure point but this makes the 14.20 ferry connection, where the boat goes via Koh Mak (an additional 30 minutes).

There is a return bus service, same price, which co-ordinates with the boats leaving Koh Kood at 09.00am and 12.00pm, the bus times therefore at 11.00am or 14.30. 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 16/5/18 to 15/10/18, this Koh Kood bus/boat service is once daily only from Bangkok at 07.00am linking to the changed boat timetable at 13.30. The return service is once daily, 09.00am boat linking to the 11.00am bus. Price remains at 850bt per person, all-in, each way.

Children aged 4 years to 10 years are 600bt. 3 and under are free provided they share the parent’s seat on bus and boat. **From 16/10/18, this policy changes to 4 and under 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 all run a free share shuttle taxi 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 free 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, 09.00am and 12.00pm. Coming the other way, the boats leave at 09.30am and 12.00pm. It is an hour from Koh Kood to Koh Mak and the same again from Koh Mak to Koh Chang.

Kai Bae Huts Nor Nou Speedboats run one service daily, same price, at 11.00am from Koh Kood, 09.00am 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.

Suansuk Speedboats – Island Hopping

Suansuk Speedboats are starting a new service between Koh Kood and Koh Mak for 2018/19 season, 400bt per person, kids 4 to 9 1/2 price with times at 09.30am, 13.00 and 16.30. Coming the other way, the boats leave Koh Mak at 09.00am, 12.30pm and 16.00. On Koh Kood, the boats dock at Ao Salad Pier, with free share shuttle taxi on hand to deliver you to your resort.

In theory, this service also runs once a day in low season, 13.00 from Koh Kood, 12.30pm from Koh Mak, but is dependent on numbers and weather.

Boonsiri Catamaran – Island Hopping

Boonsiri’s new island hopping catamaran service comes into service from 1/11/18. This starts from Koh Chang daily at 10.00am reaching Koh Mak at 11.00am and Koh Kood 11.45am. 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 12.15pm, reaching Koh Mak at 12.45pm 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 will need private transfers to travel from Laem Sok Pier to either Laem Ngop Pier (for Koh Mak) or the Koh Chang piers as there are no public choices.

The new Suansuk service as outlined above is very new, so would need checking to see if it is actually running.

We can organise this for you, so please do get in touch.


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