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Getting to Koh Kood has become much easier over the last couple of years but it does still require some forward planning.

The mainland departure point is Laem Sok Pier, located some 30km out from Trat, the nearest provincial town.  

Your Options

  • To reach the pier directly, your most stress-free choice is our private transfer direct from your Bangkok hotel or Suvarnabhumi Airport. We co-ordinate the collections with the boat times and can pick-up from plenty of other places too. A SUV car is 3,800bt, travel time 4 to 5 hours.
  • Passenger boats (express, catamaran and speedboat) run by 3 separate companies start at 10.00 and finish at 15.00. Prices are 300bt to 600bt. There are no car ferries.
  • You can also fly to Trat Airport on either the morning or lunchtime flights to make the boat connections. Don’t forget you’ll also need a transfer for the 45 minute journey to the pier.
  • A cheaper option is the bus/boat combination at 1,000bt per person, with twice daily departure at 05.00 and 07.30 from the Khao San Road area. Or you could use public transport from Ekamai Bus Station to Trat City itself – the early morning or night bus are the ones to catch.
  • Finally, you can island hop from Koh Chang, Koh Mak and Koh Wai using speedboats, a wooden boat or the catamaran. Please note this service is not available in the rainy season, mid May to mid October.
  • Once on Koh Kood, the best way to get about is renting a motorbike, 200bt to 300bt per day. Or you could also take an island tour? 

As marked below, certain services are reduced or not running due to Covid 19.

About the Page

To get you started, we summarise each method of how to get to Koh Kood below. Follow their links to our individual pages for all the comprehensive details, including up-to-date timetables, prices and booking request forms.

Alternatively, please contact us directly with your questions or those booking requests – we will get back to you within 24 hours.


Koh Kood Private Transfers by Car or Minibus

Private transfer by car or minibus is perhaps the most comfortable way of getting to Laem Sok Pier for Koh Kood.

Depending on the size of your group, these transfers use an Innova/Fortuner style car or a minibus. The vehicles are just for you, no sharing and they travel direct to the pier, wioth a couple of stops along the way. Journey time, door to pier, is around 4.5 to 5 hours from a Bangkok hotel or Suvarnabhumi Airport, with prices from 3,800bt.

You can book these with with us here. We can supply child seats if needed.

Others routes include to and from Don Mueang Airport (DMK), Ban Phe (Koh Samet), Pattaya, the Cambodian borders, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh.

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Due to the pandemic, Thailand’s land borders are closed, so the Cambodia transfer service is currently suspended.

 


Catamaran, Express and Speedboats, Island Hopping

All boats leave from Laem Sok Pier, about 30km out from Trat and 45 minutes from Trat Airport, the Koh Chang Piers and Laem Ngop Pier (Koh Mak).

The two express boats are Koh Kood Princess with departure at 12.30, duration 100 minutes, 300bt per person and Koh Kut Express at 13.00, duration 90 minutes, 350bt. The high speed catamaran, Boonsiri, 10.45 and 14.20, duration 60 minutes, is 500bt per person.

There is also a speedboat, Koh Kut Express Speedboats, 10.00 and 15.00, duration 60 minutes at 600bt per person (not available May to October). Private speedboats are also available but expensive.

On arrival in Koh Kood, each boat company supplies free transport between Ao Salad Pier on the east coast to and from your resort.

The speedboat Koh Kut Express Speedboats can deliver you direct to some resorts or provides a transfer from/to its pier at Klong Chao. On request, companies can provide a 40bt taxi shuttle service from Trat guesthouses.

From Koh Kood

Returns are at 09.00 and 12.00 Boonsiri, 10.00, for the two express boats, Koh Kood Princess and Koh Kut Express. Koh Kut Express Speedboats leave the island  at 11.00 or 13.00 (not available May to October).

Island Hopping

In the high season only, Bang Bao Boats and Kai Bae Huts Nor Nou Speedboats run daily speedboats between Koh Kood, Koh Mak, Koh Wai and Koh Chang – 09.00, 11.00 and 12.00, 900bt Koh Kood to Koh Chang, 400bt to Koh Mak. And Bang Bao Boats has a slow wooden passenger vessel too, 12.00, 700bt and 250bt. 

From 1/11/ to 31/3, Boonsiri also runs an inter-island catamaran at 12.15, 750bt and 300bt.

We can organise any of these boats for you, so please do contact us with your requirements.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, all boats timetables are subject to considerable change. Do not assume all times are available, check ahead before making plans. The speedboat and island hopping services are definitely not running.

Trat Airport and Flights

Bangkok Airways flies 4 times daily from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Trat Airport (TDX).

If using the morning 08.20 PG301 or lunchtime 11.40 PG305 flights, landing at 09.20 and 12.40 respectively, you can connect to selected Koh Kood boats.

On your return, the first boat, the 09.00 Boonsiri Catamaran from Koh Kood will make the lunchtime 13.10 PG306 flight back to Bangkok. Using either the 13.00 Koh Kut Express Speedboat or the 12.00 Boonsiri, you can connect to the afternoon PG310.

To book the private transfer needed to travel between Trat Airport and Laem Sok Pier, please contact us or use the form here.

Bangkok Airways’ telephone number is 02 270 6699 or 039 551 654-5, www.bangkokair.com

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, flights to Trat are severely reduced. Do not assume all times are available, check ahead before making plans.


koh chang islands map

Laem Sok to Koh Kood Travel Route


Bus and Minibus – Getting to Koh Kood

Direct Bus and Boat Service

Normally (pre-pandemic),  Boonsiri Catamaran has its own connecting bus service to its own boats, with departure times from Bangkok at 05.00 (10.45 boat) or 07.30 (14.20 boat) from the Khao San area, 1,000bt per person all-in, kids 4 and under free, 5 and over adult price.

Returns leave at 09.00 boat (10.30 bus) and 12.00 (14.00 bus) via Lad Krabang Airport Link, reaching Khao San around 18.00 or 20.30 respectively.

We can organise the Boonsiri service for you, so please do contact us with your requirements.

Currently in Service – From 1/6/21 to 30/9/21, this Boonsiri bus/boat combination service is at 07.00 down and 10.00 back only.

Public Services

There is no direct public transport to Laem Sok.

Buses and public minibuses instead instead head for Trat, with daily departures from the eastern bus station at Ekamai and its northern counterpart at Morchit.

Unless you take very early morning transport or the night bus, you will arrive in Trat too late to make any boat connections from Laem Sok, so must stay a night in Trat. If you have booked your boat ticket, the boat companies lay on a 40bt per person shuttle taxi, 1 hour, from the city down to the pier in order to make their respective connections.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, services are severely affected with a much reduced timetable or simply no buses at all. Do not assume all times are available, check ahead before making plans.

Island Taxis, Motorbike and Car Hire

Once you are on Koh Kood, there is only a very limited island taxi (songthaews) service, which dovetails with the free shuttle transport provided by the boat companies.

Motorbike rental goes at 200bt to 300bt a day, depending on who you rent from and the number of days.

You can also hire a songthaew taxi with English speaking guide to explore Koh Kood. Rates are 3,000bt for a full day which takes in the

  • Ancient trees
  • Klong Chao Waterfall
  • Seafood lunch at Ao Yai fishing village
  • Beaches at Ao Phrao and Ao Tapao
  • Battleship Mountain

Please do contact us for more details on the tour.