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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 3,900bt to 4,100bt (north Bangkok, Bangkok Noi) , travel time 4.5 to 5 hours.
  • Passenger boats (express, catamaran, mini catamaran and speedboat) run by 4 separate companies start at 10.00 (high season only), 10.45 and finish at 16.00. Prices are 350bt to 600bt. There are no car ferries.
  • If you fly into Trat Airport on the lunchtime flight, PG305, arriving at 12.40 (31/3/24 to 26/10/24, summer timetable), you can make the 14.20 Seudamgo or Boonsiri. When on the winter timetable (27/10/24 to around 30/3/25), PG305 arrives or 13.40 so you link to the 16.00 Seudamgo connection. The PG307 does not make any boat connections.
  • A cheaper option is the bus/boat combinations at 1,100bt/1,000bt per person, with daily departures from the different boat companies at 05.00, 06.00 and 08.00 (1/6/24 to 30/9/24) from the Khao San Road area. Or you could use public transport from Ekamai Bus Station to Trat City itself – the early morning departures or night bus (currently every day) are the ones to catch.
  • Finally, you can island hop from Koh Chang, Koh Mak and Koh Wai using speedboats, a wooden boat or catamarans. Please note only the large catamaran and mini catamaran (Kood to/from Mak) is not available in the low season, May to September.
  • Once on Koh Kood, the best way to get about is renting a motorbike, 250bt to 350bt per day. Or you could also take an island tour – chat with us about setting one up for you.

UPDATED 14th May 2024

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, with 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 3,900bt.

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

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

Book Your Private Transfer to Laem Sok Pier Now

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).

Seudamgo offers a mini catamaran at 600bt, 60 minutes. Times are at 12.00 via Koh Mak (550bt), 14.20 or 16.00.

The high speed catamaran, Boonsiri, 10.45, 13.00 via Koh Mak and 14.20 (1/5/24 to 30/9/24, moves to 14.40 for high season) , duration 60 minutes, is also 600bt per person. There are two express boats; Koh Kood Princess departs at 12.30, duration 110 minutes, 350bt per person; Koh Kut Express is at 13.30 , duration 90 minutes, 500bt.

Additionally, Koh Kut Express runs a speedboat daily at 10.00, duration 60 minutes, 600bt per person (not available from end of May to around mid October). It also has a mini catamaran at 11.30, 600bt, 80 minutes (not available June to September), which goes via Koh Mak, 550bt to there.

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 Mad. Their mini catamaran also uses this pier when the tides allow.

Private Speedboats

Private speedboats are available too for travel to and from Koh Kood, great  for larger groups and wedding parties.

Please contact us for quotations as needed.

From Koh Kood

Return boats from Koh Kood are either the Boonsiri catamaran at 09.00 and 12.00, 10.00 for the older, slowest express boat, Koh Kood Princess  or Koh Kut Express at 11.30.

Koh Kut Express’ speedboat leaves the island at 13.00, though this does not run from end of May to mid October. Its mini catamaran (via Koh Mak) is at 09.30 but this stops too during low season.

Seudamgo’s return trips are at 10.00, 12.30 and 13.50 (via Koh Mak).

Island Hopping

Bang Bao Boats runs a daily speedboat at 09.00, priced at 1,200bt from Koh Kood to Koh Chang, duration 1 hour. It’s 700bt to Koh Mak, 30 minutes. Coming the other way, it leaves Koh Chang at 12.00. Stops early May to around the start of November.

Kai Bae Huts Nor Nou Speedboats has its version at 11.00, same price to Koh Chang but taking 2 hours, cheaper to Koh Mak at 600bt, 1 hour. From Koh Chang, it leaves at 09.00. Stops end of April to start of November.

Bang Bao Boats also offers a slow wooden passenger boat, leaving daily at 13.00, 700bt to Koh Chang and 400bt to Koh Mak. It’s at 09.00 from Koh Chang. Stops mid May to mid October.

Koh Kut Express, Seudamgo and Boonsiri – Island Hopping

Koh Kut Express offers a mini catamaran from Koh Kood to Koh Mak only at 09.30, 500bt, 30 minutes, with the return at 12.00, same price – stops end of May till mid October.

Seudamgo offers a similar service at 10.00 from Koh Kood, the reverse at 12.30 from Koh Mak, 550bt per person – runs all year though do check ahead.

Boonsiri has times of 14.00 from Koh Kood to Koh Mak (400bt, 30 minutes) and to Koh Chang (900bt, 1.5 hours). Coming the other way, it leaves Bang Bao in Koh Chang at 09.00 – runs all year.

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

Trat Airport and Flights

Bangkok Airways flies twice daily between Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Trat Airport (TDX).

From 31/3/24 to 26/10/24, Bangkok Airways is on its summer timetable so the PG305  lands at 12.40, meaning you will make the Seudamgo or Boonsiri at 14.20. Both are 600bt per person.

When on its winter timetable from 27/10/24 to around 30/3/25, the PG305 lands at 13.40 so it’s best to connect to the 16.00 Seudamgo, 600bt per person. Boonsiri does move to 14.40 in this period but it’s a dash and it does not wait of the flight is delayed.

The afternoon PG307 flight, leaving BKK at 16.15 and arriving at 17.15, is too late to make any boats, so you options are guesthouses and hotels in Trat or by the pier, visit our page here

From Trat Airport

The PG306 departs at 13.10 when on the summer timetable so from Koh Kood, you can use either the 09.00 (docking at 10.00) Boonsiri, 600bt per person, the 09.30 (10.45) Koh Kut Express, 600bt (not running in rainy season, end of May to early October). There is also the 10.00 (11.00) Seudamgo, 600bt but that is getting a little close for comfort if there are any delays. Journey time is around 45 minutes from the pier to the airport.

When on the winter timetable, the 10.00 boat works the best to link to the PG306 departing at 14.10.

If you are booked on the afternoon flight PG308 at 17.50, you take either the 13.00 Koh Kut Express Speedboat arriving at 14.00 (not running in rainy season, mid May to early November) or the 13.50 Seudamgo which runs via Koh Mak and docks at 15.20.

In all cases, you can book our private SUV car or minibus to meet you at the pier, cost at 1,500bt or 1,800bt.

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

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

koh chang islands map

Laem Sok to Koh Kood Travel Route

Bus and Minibus – Getting to Koh Kood

Direct Bus and Boat Service

Boonsiri has its own connecting bus service from Bangkok (Khao San Road area) to its own boat, with departure times (1/6/24 to 30/9/24) at 06.00 (13.00 boat via Koh Mak) or 08.00 (14.20 boat), 1,100bt per person all-in, 5 and over adult price, kids 4 and under 500bt. 

The returns are with the 09.00 or 12.00 boat off the island for the 10.30 or 13.30 bus. It travels via Lad Krabang Airport Link, reaching Khao San around 17.30 or 20.30, timings approximate depending on traffic.

Seudamgo’s service is at 05.00 for the 12.00 boat from Laem Sok which goes via Koh Mak.  The price is 1,100bt. The return is with the 10.00 boat via Koh Mak, with the bus at 11.30, same price as above.

Koh Kut Express too has a new bus/boat service from 1/10/23. It leaves Bangkok at 06.00 for the slower 13.30 express boat from Laem Sok. The price is 1,000bt. The return is with the 11.30 express for the bus at 13.00, same price.

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

Public Services

There is no direct public transport to Laem Sok.

Buses and public microbuses 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 (05.00) or the night bus (23.30, currently every day), you will arrive in Trat too late to make any boat connections from Laem Sok, so must stay a night in Trat.

From Trat, you use a songthaew taxi to get to the pier – order it through your guesthouse or walk to the covered market area and charter one yourself.

Motorbike Rental, Private Island Tours

On Koh Kood, there is no public share taxi service as you get on other islands so you either rent a motorbike or take a tour.

Motorbike rental goes at 200bt to 350bt a day, depending on size of motorbike (125cc, 150cc or 160cc), who you rent from and the number of days.

You can also explore Koh Kood on a private tour using a songthaew taxi. The price is 2,500bt for a 6 hour day (09.30 to 15.30) which takes in areas such as:-

  • 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.

All the boat companies provide the free transfer between the arrival/departure pier and your resort.