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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, travel time 4 to 5 hours.
  • Passenger boats (express, catamaran and speedboat) run by 3 separate companies start at 10.00 and finish at 14.20. Prices are 350bt to 600bt. There are no car ferries.
  • You can also fly to Trat Airport on the lunchtime flight 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 1,100bt per person, with daily departure at 05.00 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 – chat with us about setting one up for you.

UPDATED November 2022 for 22/23 Season

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 3,800bt.

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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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 high speed catamaran, Boonsiri, 10.45 and 14.20, duration 60 minutes, is 600bt per person. The two express boats are Koh Kood Princess with departure at 12.30, duration 90 minutes, 350bt per person and Koh Kut Express at 11.30 and 13.30 , duration 75 minutes, 500bt.

There is also a speedboat, Koh Kut Express Speedboats, 10.00, duration 60 minutes at 600bt per person (not available June to 6/10/22). Private speedboats are available too, ideal for larger groups and wedding parties.

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

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 09.30 and 11.30.

Koh Kut Express Speedboats leave the island at 13.00 (not available from 1/6/22 to 6/10/22).

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. 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.

Koh Kut Express offers a speedboat from Koh Kood to Koh Mak only at 09.30, 450bt, 1 hour, with the return at 12.00, same price.

Bang Bao Boats also offers a slow wooden passenger boat, leaving daily at 13.00, 700bt to Koh Chang and 400bt to Koh Mak.

All services stop for the rainy season, June to mid October .

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).

The lunchtime 11.40 PG305 flight, lands at 12.40 and you can connect to the 14.20 Boonsiri catamaran, 600bt per person, 1 hour duration. It would be cutting it fine to make the new 13.30 Koh Kut Express, 500bt per person, 75-80 minutes.

The evening 16.55 PG307 flight  which lands at 17.55 will not make any boat connections so you would need to spend a night in Trat or at the pier – options here. Please note from 17/11/22, P307 shifts to 15.00 but still misses the last boat to Koh Kood at 14.20.

From Trat Airport

By taking the 09.00 Boonsiri Catamaran from Koh Kood, you willl make the lunchtime 13.10 PG306 flight back to Bangkok. You can also use the Koh Kut Express sailing at 09.30, duration 75-80 minutes, 500bt per person.

If you are booked on the evening flight PG308 at 18.30, you take either the 13.00 Koh Kut Express Speedboat  or the 12.00 Boonsiri – both will mean a long wait at the airport.  Note that from 17/11/22,  PG308 moves to 16.30, so bringing these two boats into play as good options.

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

As of September 22, this Boonsiri bus/boat combination service is at 05.00 down and 12.00 back only.

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, 1,100bt per person all-in, 5 and over adult price, kids 4 and under 500bt.

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.

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.

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.