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

The Koh Kood ferry service is provided by the four companies, Boonsiri, Koh Kut Express, Koh Kood Princess and the new kid on the block, Seudamgo.

All Koh Kood boats operate from Laem Sok Pier on the mainland, which is about 30km from Trat City. There are no car ferries, it’s passengers only.

Boonsiri runs the large catamaran, whilst Koh Kut Express and Koh Kood Princess operate so called express boats.

Koh Kut Express also offers the speedboat service to and from the island as well as a mini catamaran – similar to a speedboat but wider and longer. The latter goes via Koh Mak.

Seudamgo’s mini catamaran is the fastest ferry service to and from Laem Sok. It also has one service daily via Koh Mak.


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About the Boats

Boonsiri operates two catamarans – Fantasea seating 200 and Had Thanam, seating 300 pax.

Koh Kut Express runs a two decked express boat, seating around 300. Koh Kood Princess has express boats which range from 120 persons up to 300 depending on demand.

Each boat is air conditioned, with seating inside. There are toilets on board the larger boats.

The Koh Kut speedboat seats up to 50 pax, whilst its speed catamaran allows for around 60.

Seudamgo’s mini catamaran seats 84.

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Koh Kut Express – the express boat at Laem Sok

Arrival and Departure at Koh Kood – Koh Kood Ferry Boats

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. This 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.

Where possible, the Koh Kut Express Speedboat service delivers you to direct to your resort, the nearest pier to it or their central pier in Klong Mad. From there, the boat company provides a free share shuttle taxi to your resort. Their speed catamaran delivers to Klong Mad. Always confirm this on booking.

Seudamgo runs to and from Ao Salad, with the usual free share shuttle between the pier and your resort.

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Koh Kood Princess arriving at Ao Salat

On return, the same free pick-up and transfer applies for the bigger boats, 60 minutes to an hour before the ferry departure depending on resort location.

The speed catamarans also offer the free shuttle from resort to pier.

The speedboat too has the same system as arrival – direct collection where possible or free share shuttle to the nearest departure pier.

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Koh Kut Express – the speedboat

Timetable – Koh Kood Ferry Boats

The Koh Kut Express express boat and Boonsiri catamaran operates the same timetable all year round.

The Koh Kut Express Speedboat stops from mid May until the beginning of October. Its mini catamaran winds up from June to end of September.

Seudamgo may drop down ot one boat only, 16.00, 13.50 in low season, June to September.

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Suedamgo – mini catamaran

Child Prices

Boonsiri offers children 4 and under free, 5 and over adult price as does Seudamgo.

Children aged 4 to 8 are charged as adults on all Koh Kut Express boats, with those 3 and under free.

Children 1 to 9 are 1/2 price on Koh Kood Princess, whilst babies are free.


Company

(Updated November 23)
Times to Koh Kood

Times from Koh Kood

Price THB
Seudamgo

Mini Catamaran

Duration: 60 minutes if direct, longer if via Koh Mak
12.00 (via Koh Mak (12.40), arriving Koh Kood at 13.20)

14.20

16.00

10.00

12.30

13.50 (via Koh Mak, arriving at Laem Sok at 15.20)


600bt per person
Laem Sok to/from Koh Mak - 550bt
Koh Mak to/from Koh Kood - 400bt

Child 5 and over adult price, 4 and under free
Boonsiri

Large Catamaran

Duration: 60 minutes
10.45, 14.40
Runs all year
09.00, 12.00
Runs all year
600bt per person

Child 5 and over adult price, 4 and under free

Koh Kut Express Speedboat

Duration: 60 minutes
10.00
Closed from 16/5/24 to 30/9/24
13.00
Closed from 16/5/24 to early November 24 (restart date yet to be confirmed)
600bt per person

Child 4 and over full price, 3 and under free

Koh Kut Express

Mini Catamaran

Duration: 75 minutes
11.30 via Koh Mak
Closed for rainy season from 1/6/24 to 30/9/24


09.30 via Koh Mak
Closed for rainy season from 1/6/24 to 30/9/24

600bt per person

Child 4 and over full price, 3 and under free

Koh Kood to Koh Mak 500bt both directions
Koh Mak to Laem Sok 500bt both directions
Koh Kut Express

Express Ferry

Duration: 85 minutes
13.30
Runs all year
11.30
Runs all year
500bt per person

Child 4 and over full price, 3 and under free
Koh Kood Princess

Express Ferry

Duration: 90+ minutes
12.30
10.00
350bt per person

Child 1 to 9 1/2 price, baby under 1 free

Private Speedboats

You can charter private speedboats to and from Koh Kood as required.

The speedboats come in two sizes; single engine which seats up to 14 persons with light luggage only and the larger double engined boat for up to 30 people. Each charter would be assessed and priced individually.

We also organise private speedboats to and from the Had Lek border. You cross here into or out of Cambodia if going to or coming from Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville (Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloen), Kampot and Kep.

Pleaese contact us for more details and a quotation on any of the above routes.


Getting to Laem Sok Pier – Koh Kood Ferry Boats

There are various ways of getting to Laem Sok Pier for the Koh Kood boats, including private transfer and direct bus.

Private Transfer from Bangkok and other Cities

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), Pattaya, Khao Yai and Cambodia, all possible.

Our prices from Bangkok start at 3,800bt for an SUV car for 2 persons, please visit here for full information.

Getting to Laem Sok Pier from Trat Airport

With Bangkok Airways on its winter season timetable until 31/3/24, the PG305 arrives at 13.40 at Trat. You can just about connect to the 14.40 Boonsiri but it is far less stressful to opt for the 16.00 Seudamgo.

If arriving on the afternoon flight PG307, you will not make any same day connection to the island.

Our prices for a private transfer from Trat Airport to Laem Sok Pier are 1,500bt for an SUV car or 1,800bt for a minibus. For a more detailed summary, please head here.

Available with the PG305 at 13.40, the share minibus is 1,000bt per person including the 14.40 boat ticket to the island. Note, if you miss the boat (and it wont’ wait even though it is the same company), you move to the 16.00 Seudamgo but must buy the tickets again.

Getting from Laem Sok Pier to Trat Airport

If flying out from Trat Airport, you can take either the PG306 departing at 14.10 until 31/3/24 or the PG308 at 17.45.

To make the connection for the PG306, you take either the 09.00 Boonsiri catamaran at 600bt per person, 1 hour or the 09.30 Koh Kut Express mini catamaran, 600bt per person, 75 minutes (not running in rainy season). Finally, you can also use the 10.00 Seudamgo mini catamaran, 600bt per person, 60 minutes.

For the PG308, you take either the 13.00 Koh Kut Express speedboat, 600bt, 1 hour (not running in rainy season) or the 13.50 Seudamgo mini catamaran via Koh Mak, 600bt per person, docking at 15.20.

In all cases, we can meet you directly off the boat with our private vehicle for the transfer from the pier to the Airport.

Available for the lunchtime PG306 at 14.10, there is a share minibus too at 1,000bt per person including the 09.00 boat ticket off the island.

In low season from mid/end May to mid/end of October, do check the flight timetable against the boat timetable to ensure a connection before booking.

Please do contact us here for all your private transfer requirements. We can also organise the boat tickets .

Direct Buses to Laem Sok Pier from Bangkok – Koh Kood Ferry Boats

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Boonsiri Bus

Boonsiri

From the Khao San Road area in Bangkok to Laem Sok Pier, Boonsiri’s bus leaves at 07.30, price 1,100bt including the boat ticket. This connects to their 14.40 boat. A free shutttle taxi to your resort is included. Children 4 and under are 500bt, 5 and over full price.

The return service, same price, is with the boat leaving Koh Kood at 09.00 for the bus at 10.30. Again, there is a free share taxi from your resort to the pier for departure.

On its way into Bangkok, it goes via the Airport Rail Link at Lad Krabang, arriving there around 16.00. You can jump out and use one of the 3 to 4 hourly trains to Suvarnabhumi Airport, duration about 20 minutes.

The bus reaches the Khao San Road area at approximately 17.00.

Seudamgo

Starting in October 23, Seudamgo too will have a bus/boat combination, 05.00 bus from Khao San (Rama 9 06.00, BKK Airport 06.30) for the 12.00 boat via Koh Mak reaching Koh Kood at 13.30.

The return to Bangkok is with the 13.50 boat connecting to the 15.30 bus reaching Khao San at 22.30 (BKK Airport 20.30) .

Prices are identical to Boonsiri.

Koh Kut Express

Koh Kut Express has its own bus/boat combination, 06.00 bus from Khao San (BKK Airport at 07.00) for the 13.30 slow boat reaching Koh Kood at 14.40.

The return to Bangkok is with the 11.30 boat connecting to the 13.00 bus reaching Khao San at 19.00 (BKK Airport 18.00.

Prices are 1,000bt per person.

We can organise these services for you so please just do contact us here.

Payment is upfront via Thai bank to Thai bank transfer, Wise, Revolut or PayPal invoice (with processing charges). You do not need a PayPal account to pay this, it can be done with any credit card.


Getting to Laem Sok Pier from Trat City

If staying in Trat, the boat companies offer a share shuttle taxi from central hotels and guesthouses at 50bt per person 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 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

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Bang Bao Boats Speedboat

It is very easy to move from Koh Kood to Koh Mak and Koh Chang, using the wooden boat and speedboat run by Bang Bao Boats, the speedboat from Kai Bae Huts Nor Nou or Boonsiri’s 2nd catamaran. Koh Kut Express also runs a mini catamaran service between Koh Kood and Koh Mak.

From mid May to mid October, the wooden boat stops for the low/rainy season. The speedboats stop at the start of May and restart early or mid November depending on the company. The catamaran and mini catamaran stop from June to September. See the Rainy Season Travel (June to September) below for your options over that period.

Bang Bao Boats

Bang Bao Boats wooden boat from Koh Kood to Koh Chang takes 3 hours, leaving at 13.00, 700bt per person. It takes one hour to Koh Mak, 400bt and two hours from Koh Mak to Koh Chang, 500bt. The return service from Koh Chang leaves Bang Bao at 09.00.

On Koh Kood and Koh Chang, the boat company provides a free share shuttle taxi from resort to pier for departure and from pier to resort on arrival.

On Koh Mak, you ask your resort to collect you or you take a taxi at 50bt per person

The Bang Bao Boats speedboat takes an hour from Koh Kood to Koh Chang and is 1,200bt. Koh Kood to Koh Mak is 700bt, 30 minutes. It’s once daily at 09.00. Coming the other way, the boats leaves at 12.00 from Koh Chang.

On Koh Kood, the speedboat arrives at and departs from the piers of your resort when possible. If not possible direct, Bang Bao Boats provides a free share shuttle taxi between the pier and your resort. On Koh Chang, it is share shuttle taxi between your resort and Bang Bao Pier, no direct delivery. Arriving at Koh Mak,it’s the same as the wooden boat above.

Kai Bae Huts Nor Nou

Kai Bae Huts Nor Nou Speedboats run one service daily, at 11.00 from Koh Kood (1,200bt, 2 hours), Koh Mak (600bt, 1 hour) and Koh Wai (1,000bt 90 minutes). It departs going the other way at 09.00 from Koh Chang.

Kai Bae Nou Nou does not provide the shuttle service on Koh Kood. It leaves from and arrives at Siam Beach Resort on Bang Bao Beach, Koh Kood. It is up to you to arrange either a taxi to/from your resort or ask them to collect you/drop you back.

On Koh Chang, it is share shuttle taxi between your resort and Kai Bae Pier, no direct delivery. Arriving at Koh Mak, it’s the same as the wooden boat and speedboat above.

Boonsiri

Boonsiri offers its inter-island catamaran with times from Koh Kood at 14.00, 400bt, 30 minutes to Koh Mak and 900bt, 1.5 hours to Koh Chang, arriving at 15.30. The return service from Koh Chang is at 09.00.

On Koh Kood, the company provides a free share shuttle taxi between your resort and Ao Salad Pier. It’s the same on Koh Chang (Bang Bao Pier). On Koh Mak, you arrive or depart from Ao Nid Pier, no shuttle service.

For all the timetables and prices, see Koh Chang Island Hopping.

Seudamgo – Between Koh Kood and Koh Mak

Also starting in October, Seudamgo‘s mini catamaran will offer services between Koh Kood and Koh Mak as it heads to and from Laem Sok Pier.

From Koh Kood, it’s at 13.50, 40 minutes, 400bt per person. That boat then continues onto to the mainland for 15.20 (600bt Koh Kood to Laem Sok). Coming the other way, the boat leaves Laem Sok Pier at 12.00, 1st stop Koh Mak at 12.40 and then onto Koh Kood for 13.20, same price.

On Koh Kood, there is a free share shuttle taxi from your resort to the pier for departure, same in reverse. On Koh Mak, either your resort collects you or you take a 50bt per person songthaew taxi (minimum 100bt).

Koh Kut Express – Between Koh Kood and Koh Mak

In a similar vein, Koh Kut Express‘ mini catamaran from Laem Sok Pier also runs via Koh Mak, so you can use this as an additional island hopping service

It’s 500bt per person, with times of 09.30 from Koh Kood to Koh Mak and 12.00 going the other way. It takes 30 minutes later.

Times from Koh Mak to Laem Sok Pier are at 10.00, same price at 500bt, taking 30 minutes. It goes the other way, Laem Sok to Koh Mak at 11.30.

To book any of the island hopping services, 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 bang transfer or PayPal, where you can use a credit card too, no need for a PayPal account.

June to September – Island Hopping between Koh Kood, Koh Mak and Koh Chang

The island hopping services stop during the rainy season with no service at all from June to September. In that period, 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 boats.

Private speedboats may also be available for certain routes, depending on weather conditions.

We can book any of these low season services for you. Please do contact us here with all the details – date of travel, number of people, which island you need, your resort at either end..

Koh Kood to/from Koh Mak – June to September

Private

Using a private SUV car, this is 1,300bt for 2/3 pax in either direction excluding the boat tickets from/to Koh Kood, 350bt (if available) to 600bt or the boat tickets to/from Koh Mak, 550bt per person. A minibus is 1,800bt.

If the weather allows, you could also use a private speedboat (seats up to 15 persons), with a price of around 10,000bt. They can either collect direct from your resort depending on the area or they provide transport by songthaew taxi to the pier. At Koh Mak, they deliver you to Ao Nid Pier, with your resort picking you up or you hopping on a songthaew taxi at 50bt per person. A private speedboat from Koh Mak to Koh Kood is cheaper, around 6,500bt to 7,500bt.

Share

For the blue share songthaew taxis, the cost is around 800bt to 1,000bt between Laem Sok Pier and Laem Ngop Pier, all boat tickets separate. Remember these are old, basic and open sided vehicles, with travel time of at least an hour on a very fast highway – not for the faint hearted.

Koh Chang to/from Koh Kood – June to September

Private

For the private option, prices are from 2,300bt for a car for 2 pax in either direction with hotel collection/delivery on Koh Chang and fast ferry tickets from/to Koh Chang. A minibus is 2,700bt for 4 persons.

The price does not include the boat tickets to/from Koh Kood, 350bt (if available) to 600bt per person depending on which time and company.

Share

For the same old blue share songthaew taxis as described above, the cost is around 800bt to 1,000bt between Laem Sok Pier and either Centerpoint Pier (slow ferry) or Ao Thammachat Pier (fast ferry), all boat tickets at either end separate.

You will need another songthaew either from or to your resort on Koh Chang, 50bt to 200bt depending the beach and if coming from the pier, only leaving when full (12 persons).


UPDATED January 24

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