Public Bus and Minibus to Trat for Koh Kood

UPDATED MAY 2017

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Direct Bus to Laem Sok

Boonsiri Fantasea does have a direct bus from Bangkok to Laem Sok Pier, the departure point for Koh Kood. This service leaves twice daily at 05.00am and 08.00am from Tanit Road at the bottom of Khao San Road/Rambuttri Road, price 850bt for the bus and boat ticket combined. The 05.00am bus makes the 10.45am boat which goes direct to Koh Kood. The 08.00am bus makes the 14.20 boat, which goes to Koh Kood via Koh Mak, adding an additional 30 minutes duration.

From 16/5/17 to 15/10/17, with a break from 4th to 14th September, this service is once daily only at 07.00am linking to the changed boat timetable at 13.30.

Returns are the same price with the boat leaving Koh Kood at 09.00am to connect to the bus at 11.00am, arriving in the Khao San area around 17.00. The 2nd boat of the day leaves Koh Kood at 12.00pm, connecting to the bus at 14.30, arriving in the Khao San area at 20.30+. This return service can drop you at Lad Krabang, the Airport Rail Link Station, from where it is about 20 minutes to Suvarnabhumi Airport, 3 to 4 trains an hour, 40bt per person. It does not go to the Airport direct.

From 16/5/17 to 15/10/17, with a break from 4th to 14th September, this return service is once daily only, 09.00am boat linking to the 11.00am bus.

You cannot use their early bus to connect to the other boats..

We can organise this service for you. We reserve the seats, send you a voucher and you pay on the day. We also send a map of the office location. Please just contact us with your requirements.

Public Bus and minibus from Ekamai and Morchit to Trat

Public transport from Bangkok whether by bus from Ekamai or Morchit Bus Stations or by shared public minibus from Victory Monument does not go directly to Laem Sok Pier. Instead, it
heads for Trat, the nearest provinical town, some 30 kilometres away.

Travelling to Trat by Public Bus

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Departing daily from Bangkok to Trat, a/c buses leave from either Ekamai, the eastern bus terminal or Morchit, the northern bus terminal.

Buses from Ekamai are almost hourly. Buses from Morchit are once or twice a day only. Ekamai is served by the BTS (skytrain) station. Morchit Bus Terminal is not at the same place as Morchit BTS Station, so you will need to get a taxi from there. Morchit is slightly closer to Khao San Road. To travel to either bus station from Khao San Road, you will need a taxi or you can walk to Hualamphong Railway Station and join the MRT (subway) and connect with the BTS.

Our favourite bus out of the city is the 12.30pm from Ekamai which arrives in Trat around 18.30.

From Trat, the different boat companies lay on free shuttle buses to the pier, leaving a good hour before the actual departures times of the boats. Those companies and boats are the Koh Kood Princess, 12.30pm express boat at 350bt per person, Koh Kut Express, 13.00 express boat at 350bt per person, Boonsiri, twice daily catamaran, 10.45am and 14.20 at 500bt per person and Koh Kut Express Speedboats, 10.00am speedboat at 600bt per person.

If you take the night bus or very early morning minibuses at 05.00am or 06.00am, you should make the connections to the free transport which waits at the Trat Bus Station. Leave much later and you will be likely staying a night. If you do stay in Trat, the free shuttle taxi is easily organised the next morning by your guesthouse, just tell them on arrival what you require.

The same free services run in reverse to Trat for your journey back. Boats leave Koh Kood at 09.00am, Boonsiri docking at Laem Sok at 10.30am, 10.00am Koh Kood Princess and Koh Kut Express docking at Laem Sok at 11.30am, 12.00pm Boonsiri docking at Laem Sok at 14.00 and 13.00 Koh Kut Express Speedboats docking at Laem Sok at 14.00.

Trat Bus Station is about a kilometre out of town, with songthaew taxis costing 30bt per person to take you into the centre.


We recommend Cherdchai as the better service.

Bangkok (Ekamai) to Trat Bus Station

Cherdchai Tour
02 391 2237 (Bangkok)
039 511 062 (Trad)

Dep: 05.00, 06:00, 07:00, 08.30, 09:30, 10.30, 11:30, 12:30, 13.30, 14:30, 15:30, 17:30, 19:30, 20:30, 22:00, 23:30
6 to 7 hours
around 265bt

Tanakawee
090 818 1855 (Bangkok)

Dep: (to the pier & Trat) 06.00, 08.00, 10:00, 12.00, (Trat only) 14.00, 16.00, 18.00
6 to 7 hours
around 265bt

Trat Bus Station to Bangkok (Ekamai)

Cherdchai Tour
Dep: 07.00, 08.00, 09.00, 09.30, 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00, 19.30, 21.30, 23.00, 23.30
6 to 7 hours
around 265bt

Tanakawee
Dep: 08.30, 10.30, 12.00, 14.30, 17.00, 23.00
5 to 6 hours
around 265bt

Bangkok (Morchit) to Trat Bus Station

Cherdchai Tour
Dep: 08.30, 17.30
6 to 7 hours
around 270bt

Tanakawee
Dep: 06.00, 09.30, 12.30, 15.30, 23.00
6 to 7 hours
around 270bt

Trat Bus Station to Bangkok (Morchit)

Cherdchai Tour
Dep: 08.30, 14.30
6 to 7 hours
around 270bt

Tanakawee
Dep: 07.30, 09.30, 12.30, 16.00, 23.30
6 to 7 hours
around 270bt

The number of buses and their times are subject to change depending on demand and the different tourist seasons, with telephone numbers also not always picked up or discontinued.
***We do NOT book these public services***


The 999 Bus, which goes direct to the piers for Koh Chang at 07.45am and 09.45am from Ekamai, does have an additional service, leaving from the Suvarnabhumi Airport Transportation Centre or Bus Station, which goes to Trat Bus Station instead. This service is once a day at 11.40am, 265bt.

Obviously, this does not allow you to make any same day boat connections, but after a night in Trat, you are nicely rested for next day travel to the island and can use the free shuttle taxi provided by the boat companies.

Public Minibus

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There is a cheap efficient minibus service to Trat Bus Station leaving from Victory Monument, with the office just under the BTS station. This is hourly, starting from 05.00am up until 12.00pm. It takes 4 to 5 hours, 300bt.

An identical service runs from Ekamai Bus Station to Trat Bus Station, 265bt per person, again very frequent with times of 6.00am, 08.00am and then every two hours till 18.00 coming out of Bangkok and similar times leaving from Trat. Morchit Bus Station too operates its own minibus service to Trat, with times of 05.00am, 09.30am, 12.30pm, 13.30, 15.30 and 18.30, 265bt per seat.

***We do NOT book these public services***


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