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Direct Bus to Laem Sok Pier – Public Bus, Minibus to Trat – Koh Kood Bus and Minibus

There are various cheap options of getting to Koh Kood by direct bus, public bus and microbus from Bangkok .


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Direct Buses to and from Laem Sok Pier (Koh Kood)

The Boonsiri catamaran company offers a direct service between Bangkok and Laem Sok Pier, the mainland departure and arrival point for Koh Kood.

From 1/10/23, Seudamgo and Koh Kut Express will also open a service on this same route.

Bangkok to Laem Sok Pier

Boonsiri

Boonsiri leaves at 07.30 from Tanit Place at the bottom of Khao San Road/Rambuttri Road, price 1,100bt for the bus and boat ticket combined. You get a small packed lunch and drinks too.

Children aged 4 years and under are 500bt, 5 and over adult price.

The 07.30 bus makes the 14.40 boat to Koh Kood, duration 60 minutes.

Seudamgo

Seudamgo’ s new bus starting in October 23 will leave at 05.00 from Bangkok (Khao San Road), making the 12.00 boat from Laem Sok, which goes via Koh Mak. The bus also collects from Rama 9 at 06.00 and BKK Suvarnabhumi at 06.30.

It’s 1,100bt per person, children aged 4 years and under are 500bt, 5 and over adult price.

Koh Kut Express

Koh Kut Express will begin its bus service in October 23, 06.00 from Khao San connecting to the large, slower express boat at 13.30, 1,000bt per person, kids 4 and over full price.

Transfer on Koh Kood (and Koh Mak)

Once on Koh Kood, both boat companies provide a free share shuttle taxi from the arrival pier at Ao Salad or Nam Leuk to your resort.

On Koh Mak, you make your own way to your resort if arriving with the Seudamgo service at Ao Nid Pier.

Laem Sok Pier to Bangkok

Boonsiri

Returns are the same price with the Boonsiri boat leaving Koh Kood at 09.00 to connect to the bus at 10.30, arriving in the Khao San area at 17.00.

This return service can drop you at Lad Krabang, the Airport Rail Link Station, from where it is about 20 minutes to Suvarnabhumi Airport, 3 to 4 trains an hour, 40bt per person. It does not go to the Airport direct.

Seudamgo

From October, Seudamgo will offer their return bus at 15.30 back to Bangkok. You can connect to it with 13.50 boat from the island which goes via Koh Mak to Laem Sok.

Koh Kut Express

Koh Kut Express’ return bus is with the 11.30 slower express boat for a bus around 13.00, arrival in Bangkok at 20.00.

Transfer on Koh Kood (and Koh Mak)

On Koh Kood, both boat companies again provide a free share shuttle taxi from your resort to the departure pier.

On Koh Mak, you ask your resort to drop you at Ao Nid Pier for the 09.30 Seudamgo connection.

Rainy Season

From 1/6/ to 30/9, you should always check for any changes to the timetables.

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Boonsiri and Seudamgo Timetable

Updated September 23

Bangkok to Koh Kood

Koh Kood to Bangkok
Price THB
Boonsiri05.00 Bus for 10.45 Boat, changing to 07.00 for 14.20 boat from 1/10/23
Meeting Point: Near Khao San Road

12.00 Boat for 13.30 Bus (Bangkok 20.30+), changing to 09.00 for 10.30 Bus (Bangkok 17.00+) from 1/10/23
Drop-off Point: Lad Krabang Airport Rail Link for BKK, Khao San Road

1,100bt per person
Child 5 and over full price,
4 and under 500bt
SeudamgoStarts from 1/10/23
05.00 for 11.30 boat via Koh Mak, reaching Koh Kood at 13.00
07.00 for 15.00 (from 1/10.23) or 16.00 boat direct to Koh Kood
Meeting Points: Khao San, Rama 9, BKK
Starts from 1/10/23
09.30 boat via Koh Mak (10.10), arriving at Laem Sok at 11.00 for bus
10.00 boat direct to Laem Sok for same bus as above
13.30 or 14.30 boat direct to Laem Sok for bus at 15.30
Drop-off Point: BKK, Ekamai, Morchit, Khao San
1,100bt per person
Child 5 and over full price
500bt child price on bus for 4 and under, boat free
Koh Kut ExpressStarts from 1/10/23
06.00 for 13.30 boat, reaching Koh Kood at 14.45
Meeting Points: Khao San, BKK
Starts from 1/10/23
11.30 boat direct to Laem Sok for 13.00 bus
Drop-off Point: BKK, Khao San
1,000bt per person
Child 4 and over full price
500bt child price on bus for 3 and under, boat free

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Public Services from Bangkok to Trat

Public transport from Bangkok, whether by public bus or microbus, does not go directly to Laem Sok Pier. Instead, it heads for Trat, the nearest provinical town, some 25 kilometres away.

Trat Bus Station is about 3km out of town, with songthaew taxis costing 30bt per person to take you into the centre. It is not walkable from the guesthouse area or city centre.

Public Bus

Departing daily from Bangkok to Trat, a/c buses leave from either Ekamai, the eastern bus terminal or Morchit, the northern bus terminal.

From Ekamai

Buses from Ekamai are every couple of hours. You can reach the bus station by getting out at the BTS (skytrain) station of the same name.

If you take the night bus (currently every day) or very early morning bus at 05.00, you should make the connections to the transport which waits at the Trat Bus Station. Leave much later and you will be likely staying a night.

From Morchit

From Morchit Bus Station, there is just one bus 07.30 daily which arrives early afternoon at Trat Bus Station. You may make the 16.00 Seudamgo boat to Koh Kood but it’s tight given you also need the songthaew taxi to the pier, about 45 minutes.

Morchit Bus Terminal is not the same as Morchit BTS Station. If you do not go direct to the bus station by taxi, you need to take a 15 to 20 minute taxi ride from Morchit BTS or Chatuchak Station on the MRT (metro). Head down to the highway using Exit 3.

Taxis Between Trat to Laem Sok Pier

From Trat to the pier, you pay around 80bt per person if the songthaew is full but expect to pay more when travelling with less people.

If you do stay in Trat, the share shuttle taxi is easily organised the next morning by your guesthouse, just tell them on arrival what you require.

The same taxi service runs in reverse to Trat for your journey back.


Bangkok to Trat Timetables – Public Bus

Public Bus

UPDATED August 2023
From Bangkok Ekamai Bus Station to Trat Bus Station
From Trat Bus Station to Bangkok Ekamai Bus Station
Cherchai Tour
099 014 0073 (Bangkok)
039 511 062 (Trat)
Thai spoken only
05.00, 09:30, 11:30, 15:30, 17:30, *23:30 (currently every night)*

279bt per person
08.00, 10.00, 12.00, 16.00, 22.30

279bt per person

UPDATED MARCH 2023From Bangkok Morchit Bus Station to Trat Bus Station
From Trat Bus Station to Bangkok Morchit Bus Station
The Transport Company07.30 to Trat - 288bt per person
10.00 via BKK Suvarnabhumi - 288bt per person

***We do NOT book these services***


Public Microbus

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There is also a microbus service to Trat from Ekamai Bus Station.

This starts from 05.00, with times then at 07.00, 08.30, 09.30, 11.00 and12.30, 14.00, 15.30, 17.00, 18.30 . It takes 5 hours and costs 290bt.

You need the earliest service to make the boat connections at Laem Sok Pier. The songthaew from Trat Bus Station adds another 45 minutes at least.

An hourly return service runs from Trat Bus Station starts at 04.30 up to 18.30.

An similar service runs from Morchit New Van Terminal (Minibus Station Chatuchak) to Trat Bus Station. This terminal is opposite the main bus station, use the cross-over to get over the bus road. For eastern Thailand, you need Building C, for Trat Line 9908 .

Times are again very frequent at 05.00, 6.30, 08.00, 09.30, 11.00, 12.30, 12.30, 14.00, 15.30, 17.00 and 18.30. As above, use the 05.00 to make the boat connections after the share taxi from Trat to Laem Sok.

Times back from Trat Bus Station are very similar but starting at 04.00 and ending at 18.00.

The telephone numbers for these services are 080 668 8556 (call centre), 080 668 8557 (Morchit), 090 818 1855 (Ekamai) – all subject to change.

***We do NOT book these services***


Boats to and from Koh Kood

As a quick guide, these are the boat times and companies. For full information, head to Koh Kood Ferry from Laem Sok Pier (Catamaran, Express Boats, Speedboats) and Island Hopping

  • 10.00 (Koh Kut Express Speedboat), speedboat 600bt, docking at Koh Kood at 11.00
  • 10.45 (Boonsiri), catamaran 600bt, 11.45
  • 11.30 (Koh Kut Express), mini catamaran (via Koh Mak), 600bt, 12.30
  • 12.00 (Seudamgo via Koh Mak), 600bt, 13.20
  • 12.30 (Koh Kood Princess), express boat, 350bt, 14.00
  • 13.30 (Koh Kut Express) express boat, 500bt, 14.45
  • 14.20 (Seudamgo), 600bt, 15.20
  • 14.40 (Boonsiri), 600bt, 15.40
  • 16.00 (Seudamgo), 600bt, 17.00

Boats leave Koh Kood at:-

  • 09.00 (Boonsiri), 600bt, docking at Laem Sok at 10.00
  • 09.30 (Koh Kut Express), mini catamaran (via Koh Mak), 600bt, 10.45
  • 10.00 (Seudamgo), 600bt, 11.00
  • 10.00 (Koh Kood Princess), 350bt, 11.30
  • 11.30 (Koh Kut Express), 500bt, 12.45
  • 12.00 (Boonsiri), 600bt, 13.00
  • 12.30 (Seudamgo), 600bt, 13.30
  • 13.00 (Koh Kut Express Speedboat), 600bt, 14.00 – November to mid May only
  • 13.50 (Seudamgo via Koh Mak), 600bt, 15.20

UPDATED November 23 for 23/24 Season

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