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.
You can jump straight to each section:-
- About the Boats
- Arriving at and Departing from the Island
- Timetable (All Boats)
- Getting to Laem Sok
- Island Hopping
About the Boats
Koh Kood Princess and Koh Kut Express run different sized so called ‘express’ boats of capacity 120 to 140 persons, though Koh Kood Princess does have a 300 seat ferry also.
The Boonsiri catamaran seats 300 pax.
Each boat is air conditioned, with nearly all seating inside. There are toilets on board.
The Koh Kut speedboat seats up to 60 pax, covered, no toilets.
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 Chao. From there, the boat company provides a free share shuttle taxi to your resort. Always confirm this on booking.
On return, the same free pick-up and transfer applies for the bigger boats, 60 minutes to an hour before 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.
Timetable – Koh Kood Ferry Boats
The Koh Kut Express and Koh Kood Princess express boats operate the same timetable all year round.
The Boonsiri catamaran drops down to only one crossing each day from the start of June to the end of September and there are no connections to Koh Mak from the 1/4 to 30/9.
The Koh Kut Express Speedboat stops from June to September.
Children aged 4 and over pay full price on Koh Kut Express and Koh Kut Express Speedboat, whilst under 4 are free provided they sit on their parent’s lap.
Children 4 to 9 are 1/2 price on Koh Kood Princess, whilst 3 and under are free.
Boonsiri offers children 4 and under free, 5 and over adult price.
|Company||Times to Koh Kood||Times from Koh Kood||Price THB
|Koh Kut Express Speedboat|
Duration: 1 hour
No service 1/6 to
No service 1/6 to 30/9
|600bt per person
Child 4 and over adult price, 3 and under free
Duration: 1 hour
1/6 to 30/9 13.30 only + check Public Holidays for extra boats
1/6 to 30/9 09.00 only + check Public Holidays for extra boats
|500bt per person
Child 5 and over adult price, 4 and under free
|Koh Kood Princess|
Duration: 100 minutes
|12.30||10.00||300bt per person
Child 4 to 9 1/2 price, 3 and under free
|Koh Kut Express |
Duration: 90 minutes
|13.00||10.00||350bt per person
Child 4 and over adult price, 3 and under free
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 3,800bt 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 either of the flights PG301 or PG305. You can then use a private transfer to Laem Sok Pier to make the Koh Kood boat connections at 10.45, 14.20 or 15.00.
If flying out from Trat Airport, you need to book either PG306 or PG310 and use a private transfer from Laem Sok Pier off the 09.00, 12.00 or 13.00 boats.
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.
Our prices start at 1,500bt (car for 2 persons) or 1,700bt (minibus, up to 7 persons). For a more detailed summary, please head here.
Please do contact us here for all your private transfer requirements.
Payment for the private transfer is with an initial deposit via Thai bank transfer or PayPal invoice and then the balance in THB cash on the day. No need for a PayPal account, you can use a credit card with them too.
Payment for the boats are upfront, their cost added to the same bank transfer or invoice as the deposit.
Direct Bus to Laem Sok Pier from Bangkok – Koh Kood Ferry Boats
Boonsiri runs a direct bus from the Khao San Road area in Bangkok to Laem Sok Pier, which leaves at 05.00, price 1,000bt including the boat ticket. This connects to their 10.45 boat, which itself then goes onto Koh Mak. A free shutttle taxi to your resort is included. Children 4 and under are free, 5 and over adult price.
There is a second daily bus at 07.30, same price, same departure point for the 14.20 ferry connection to Koh Kood only.
The return service, same price, is with the boats leaving Koh Kood at 09.00 and 12.00, the bus times 10.30 or 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 16.30 or 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 17.00 to 18.00 or 20.00 to 21.00.
During rainy season, 1/6 to 30/9, this Koh Kood bus/boat service is once daily only from Bangkok at 07.00 linking to the boat at 13.30. The return service is once daily, 09.00 boat linking to the 10.30 bus.
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
It is very easy to move from Koh Kood to Koh Mak and Koh Chang, using speedboats run by Bang Bao Boats and Nor Nou Kai Bae Huts Speedboats, a slower wooden boat also by Bang Bao Boats and a special island-hopping only Boonsiri catamaran service.
Bang Bao Boats, Kai Bae Huts Nor Nou Speedboats – Island Hopping
Koh Kood to Koh Chang is 900bt with Bang Bao Boats speedboat, Koh Kood to Koh Mak 400bt. Times are twice daily, 09.00 and 12.00. Coming the other way, the boats leave at 09.30 and 12.00. It is an hour from Koh Kood to Koh Mak and the same again from Koh Mak to Koh Chang.
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, also 400bt. The return service from Koh Chang leaves Bang Bao at 09.00.
Kai Bae Huts Nor Nou Speedboats run one service daily, same price, at 11.00 from Koh Kood, 09.00 from Koh Chang. For all the timetables and prices, see Koh Chang Island Hopping.
On Koh Kood, 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.
These island hopping speedboats and wooden boat do not run during the rainy season.
Boonsiri Catamaran – Island Hopping
Boonsiri’s island hopping catamaran service starts from Koh Chang daily at 10.00 reaching Koh Mak at 11.00 and Koh Kood 11.45. Prices are 750bt per person for Koh Chang to Koh Kood, 500bt Koh Chang to Koh Mak and 300bt Koh Mak to Koh Kood. Children 4 and under are free, 5 and over adult price.
The return leaves Koh Kood at 12.15, reaching Koh Mak at 12.45 and Koh Chang at 14.00. Prices are 750bt for Koh Kood to Koh Chang, 300bt Koh Kood to Koh Mak and 500bt Koh Mak to Koh Chang.
On Koh Kood, the catamaran uses Ao Salad Pier with free shuttle to and from your resort. Arriving at Koh Mak, it docks at Ao Nid Pier, no shuttle service but 50bt per person taxis are on hand. On Koh Chang, it arrives and departs from Bang Bao, with free shuttle to and from your resort.
This service is not possible from 1/4 to 31/10.
June 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 ferries.
Koh Kood to/from Koh Mak – May to October
This is only possible with a private option, with prices from 1,300bt for a car for 2 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.
Koh Chang to/from Koh Kood – May to October
For the private option, prices are from 2,000bt for a car for 2 pax in either direction with hotel collection/delivery on Koh Chang and fast ferry tickets from/to Koh Chang. The price does not include the boat tickets to/from Koh Kood, 300bt to 500bt per person depending on which time and company.
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