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

The Koh Kood ferry boat service is provided by the high speed Boonsiri catamaran alongside the large express boats, Koh Kut Express and Koh Kood Princess.

The speedboat service is operated by Koh Kut Express Speedboats. Unlike Koh Chang with its car ferries, these are passenger boats only.

All Koh Kood boats operate from Laem Sok Pier on the mainland, which is about 30km from Trat City.


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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 newly refurbished 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 Koh Kut speedboat seats up to 60 pax, covered, no toilets.

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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. Always confirm this on booking.

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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 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 and Koh Kood Princess express boats operate the same timetable all year round.

From the start of June to the end of September, the Boonsiri catamaran may drop down to only one crossing each day and at a different time from normal, so always check ahead before making plans.

The Koh Kut Express Speedboat stops from June to September.

Child Prices

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

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

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


Company

Times to Koh Kood

Updated November 2022
Times from Koh Kood

Updated November 2022
Price THB
Boonsiri Catamaran

Duration: 1 hour
10.45, 14.20

09.00, 12.00

600bt per person

Child 5 and over adult price, 4 and under free

Koh Kut Express Speedboat

Duration: 1 hour
10.00

No service June to September
13.00

No service June to September
600bt per person

Child 4 and over full price, 3 and under free

Koh Kut Express

Duration: 70 to 80 minutes
11.30
13.30
09.30
11.30
500bt per person

Child 4 and over full price, 3 and under free

Koh Kood Princess

Duration: 90+ minutes
12.3010.00350bt per person

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

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 – Getting to Laem Sok Pier

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), Trat Airport and Cambodia, all possible.

Our prices from Bangkok start at 3,900bt for a car for 2 persons, please visit here for full information.

Getting to Laem Sok Pier from Trat Airport

If flying into Trat Airport, you need the flight PG305 landing at 12.40. You can then use a private transfer to Laem Sok Pier for the Koh Kood boat connection at 14.20. It will be very tight to make the new Koh Kut Express connection at 13.30 so best to discount it.

Our prices for a private transfer start at 1,400bt (SUV car for 2 persons) or 1,700bt (minibus, up to 7 persons). For a more detailed summary, please head here.

The evening flight PG307 will not make any boat connection so you would need to overnight in Trat or by the pier – options here.

Getting from Laem Sok Pier to Trat Airport

If flying out from Trat Airport, you need to book the PG306 departing at 13.10. To make the connection for the PG306, you take either the 09.00 catamaran or 09.30 express boat and a private transfer from the pier to the Airport.

The evening flight, PG308, which leaves at 18.30 is another possibility but, even if taking the last boat off the island, the 13.00 speedboat, that’s still a good 3 hour wait at the Airport. Note from 17/11/22, PG308 shifts to 16.30 departure so making it much better option.

In low season from mid/end May to mid/end of October, do check the flight timetable against the reduced 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 Bus to Laem Sok Pier from Bangkok – Koh Kood Ferry Boats

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Boonsiri Bus

Boonsiri runs a direct bus from the Khao San Road area in Bangkok to Laem Sok Pier, which leaves at 05.00, price 1,100bt including the boat ticket. This connects to their 10.45 boat. A free shutttle taxi to your resort is included. Children 4 and under are 500bt, 5 and over full price.

Return Service

The return service, same price, is with the boat leaving Koh Kood at 12.00 for the bus at 13.30. 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 around 19.30. You can jump out there 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 from 20.00 to 21.00.

We can organise this service for you. Please just do contact us here. Payment is upfront via Thai bank transfer or PayPal – 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 40bt 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 speeboat run by Bang Bao Boats or the speedboat from Kai Bae Huts Nor Nou. Koh Kut Express also runs a service between Koh Kood and Koh Mak.

The speedboats operated by Bang Bao Boats and Nor Nou Kai Bae Huts Speedboats and Boonsiri’s special island-hopping catamaran have been out of service since March 2020 (Covid). The speedboats may restart for 22/23 high season if the demand picks up. It seems very unlikely indeed that the catamaran will operate again.

Bang Bao Boats, Kai Bae Huts Nor Nou Speedboats – Island Hopping

From May to October/November every year, the wooden boat stops for the low/rainy season. See the Rainy Season Travel (May to October) below for your options over that period. The speedboats listed below do not run in the rainy season either.

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.

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

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.

The speedboats arrive at and depart from the piers of your resort when possible. If not possible direct, the boat companies and resorts, in most cases, provide free share shuttle taxis from or to the nearest pier. Check with your resort on booking, particularly those on the beaches in the south west such as Cham’s House, Hideout and Rest Sea, so there are no mis-understandings.

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

Koh Kut Express – Koh Kood to Koh Mak

For the 22/23 season, Koh Kut Express have introduced a new speedboat service between Koh Kood and Koh Mak, 450bt per person.

Times are at 09.30 from Koh Kood, arriving at Koh Mak 30 minutes later. The return is at 12.00.

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).

Incidentally, the same Koh Kut Express speedboat also runs from Koh Mak to Laem Sok Pier at 10.00, same price at 450bt, taking an hour. 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.

May to October – Island Hopping between Koh Kood, Koh Mak and Koh Chang

These island hopping speedboats and wooden boat do not run during the rainy season (Mid May to Mid or end of October). 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 – May to October

Private

Using a private SUV car, this is 1,200bt for 2/3 pax in either direction excluding the boat tickets from/to Koh Kood, 300bt to 500bt or the boat tickets to/from Koh Mak, 450bt 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 to 11,000bt. 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 8,000bt to 8,500bt.

Share

For the blue share songthaew taxis, the cost is around 700bt to 800bt 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 – May to October

Private

For the private option, prices are from 2,100bt 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 2,500bt for 4 persons.

The price does not include the boat tickets to/from Koh Kood, 300bt to 500bt 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 November 22 for 22/23 High Season

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