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Koh Kood Transfers – Private Car or Minibus, Prices, Booking

Koh Kood transfers by either private car or private minibus are the most convenient way to get to Laem Sok Pier, the departure point for all mainland boats going to Koh Kood.

Collection is easily arranged from the main tourist areas in Bangkok, Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang Airport, Trat Airport, Pattaya, Ban Phe (Koh Samet), Koh Chang, the Cambodian borders and Cambodian cities.

From Bangkok, travel time is around 4.5 to 5 hours to Laem Sok with a couple of stops for diesel, snacks and toilet breaks along the way.

Guide prices are here but we do suggest you read the different sections too:-

Collection Times – Bangkok Hotels

Collection time from your hotel is up to you but we co-ordinate with the boat departures as follows:-

  • 04.45 for 10.00 Koh Kut Express Speedboat
  • 05.15 for 10.45 Boonsiri catamaran
  • 06.00 for 11.30 Koh Kut Express mini catamaran (via Koh Mak)
  • 06.30 for 12.00 Seudamgo mini catamaran (via Koh Mak)
  • 07.00 for 12.30 Koh Kood Princess slow boat
  • 07.30 for 13.30 Koh Kut Express slow boat
  • 08.30 for 14.20 Seudamgo mini catamaran
  • 08.30/09.00 for 14.40 Boonsiri
  • 10.30 for 16.00 Seudamgo mini catamaran

Of course, all transfers are available in the opposite direction, with the driver meeting you directly off your boat at the pier. For return boats, see the latest timetable here.

Collection Times – Bangkok Airports

If arriving into Suvarnbhumi Airport (BKK) on an international flight, your flight needs to land by 09.30 at the latest. Allowing a further 45 minutes at least to clear Immigration and baggage reclaim, we then have the driver on standby from 10.15 onwards. Domestic flights where you can proceed straight to the meeting point have a little more time.

For Don Mueang Airport (DMK) that International flight should land by 09.00 at the latest. Again,domestic flights give you some flexibility.

Meeting Points – Airports

Our driver meets you at Door 3 Level 2 at Suvarnabhumi or Door 5/6 Terminal 1 at Don Mueang. The meeting point for domestic arrivals at Don Mueang is Door 10/11 Terminal 2.

Transfers to Trat

For those not in a hurry or arriving too late into Suvarnabhumi Airport or DMK Airport to make the last boat at 16.00, we would suggest door to door Koh Kood transfers into Trat or to Laem Sok Pier.

In Trat, you can stay a night in one of the many guesthouses and then pick up the 40bt per person shuttle taxi offered by all the boat companies down to the pier on the following morning. If required, you need to confirm this service with your guesthouse on arrival. It’s about 45 minutes to the pier.

There is also one place to stay at Laem Sok Pier itself, Check and Chill.

Vehicles – Private Car or Minibus

For our private transfer car, we use an SUV style vehicle (Fortuner, Pajero, Innova, Miu-X, Suzuki 7). This is ideal for up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children. For larger groups, say 4 to 7 people, we use a Ventury or a Toyota Commuter private minibus.

All vehicles are fitted with seat belts.

private minibus transfers koh kood

Child Seats

We can supply a free child seat, with an additional one charged at 200bt extra.

If using 2 seats, we can use an SUV but space will be at a premium. If we use a minibus for 2 child seats as it affords much more room, please note only forward facing child seats are possible as the vehicle has only lap seatbelts.

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21:17 05 Sep 23
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Aimee FordAimee Ford
13:55 05 Sep 23
Helped us with a return transfer from Bangkok to Laem Sok Pier, and even offered to help with booking ferries from the pier. Great communication, drivers all on time. Would definitely use again.
Frank VeelenturfFrank Veelenturf
10:51 08 Aug 23
Fast and reliable organisation. The service is great!
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17:06 07 Aug 23
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06:44 31 Jul 23
I booked a transport from Bangkok to Koh Change. Well organized booking service, pickup on time, friendly driver. Perfect!
Kleitos PanagiotouKleitos Panagiotou
09:44 17 Jun 23
I haven't used their services (yet). But i sure will. Dan is an amazing guy and extremely helpful. We had a call, i explained what exactly i wanted and he delivered a list of choices for boat transfers, drivers, accommodation and all sort of ideas that could make our holidays better. I will make another review once i have met Dan in person and used his services but i have a feeling that everything will continue on an extremely professional level. Highly recommended.
Bridie WilkinsonBridie Wilkinson
08:35 04 May 23
We were doing a few bits of complex travel around Koh Chang and the islands and Dan was incredible swift, clear and helpful - the transfers were seamless and it was definitely worth the money for the peace of mind we recieved going to and from different destinations.
Anna DonaldAnna Donald
15:14 13 Apr 23
Excellent service, cannot recommend enough, travelled with young children and it was seamless. Easiest traveling around Thailand we have done, Dan booked all boat tickets and arranged all the drivers, door to door service with excellent communication throughout and really reasonable prices. Thank you, you really removed a lot of the stressful part of travelling with children.We will use again when next heading to Koh Chang.
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10:03 07 Mar 23
Perfect service with really profesionals and high expirence drivers. Used from Bangkok to Koh Chang and back to Bangkok. Perfect solution for families with 2 kids, as price was close to publick bus for service from door to door. One way Bangkok to Kohchang 3950 TBH. I will recomend it for any who will ask for best solution to get from Bangkok to Koh Chang.
Christian SpronckenChristian Sproncken
13:40 17 Jan 23
We had great transfer services between Bangkok and our hotel on Koh Chang. Dan was very helpful via email with the booking. The drivers didn't speak English, which could have been communicated beforehand, but they were still very friendly and helpful.
Flemming SørensenFlemming Sørensen
15:28 11 Jan 23
Excellent service. Car from Bangkok to koh Chang and back to the airport. 👍 Also a day long snorkeling trip went very well. 😊
Scott HillScott Hill
15:27 06 Jan 23
Dan at Explore Koh Chang had been very helpful in arranging transport from Bangkok to Koh Kood On three occasions and everything was fantastic. Seemless from start to finish and at a great price.Cheers and thanks for helping to make our trip a very happy one.
Steven NicholsonSteven Nicholson
15:29 21 Nov 22
We used explorekohchang for all our transfers over a 3 week period, Dan offers an amazing service, every transfer was faultless both in timekeeping and professional staff used. I can't recommend his services highly enough. Will definitely use again next time we visit Thailand.


Payment for Koh Kood private transfers is with an initial deposit and then the balance in THB cash on the day of travel, all fully agreed beforehand. We take payment via:-

  • Wise – you send THB using our email address straight into our Wise account or you can send internationally to our Thai bank account (details supplied) for very low fees.
  • Revolut – we send our handle so you can send us THB.
  • PayPal invoice (with processing charges, go to them, not us) which we send to your email .You do not need a PayPal account to pay this, it can be done with any credit/debit card.
  • via traditional bank transfer to our Thai bank. All fees met by you so we receive the exact amount. Any additional fees incurred on its arrival to our Thai bank will be added to the monies collected on the 1st day of travel.
  • THB cash on a case by case basis but though please note, if booking a return, we take a cash deposit for the 2nd leg on the 1st day of travel.

Guide Prices to/from Laem Sok Pier – Koh Kood Transfers by Private Car or Minibus

To OR from Laem Sok Pier

(Updated February 24)
Innova or Fortuner
(3 adults or 2 adults + 2 small child)
(7 or 8 pax)
Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) 3,900bt4,500bt
Bangkok Hotel4,000bt4,500bt
Don Mueang Airport (DMK)4,200bt4,700bt
Trat Airport (TDX)1,500bt1,800bt
Pattaya Hotel3,800bt4,800bt
Ban Phe Pier (Koh Samet)3,300bt3,700bt
Koh Chang Resort2,100bt
(including Koh Chang fast ferry tickets)
(including Koh Chang fast ferry tickets)
Laem Ngop Pier (Koh Mak)
(excluding Koh Mak boat tickets)
(excluding Koh Mak boat tickets)

All boat tickets between Laem Sok Pier and Koh Kood are additional to the transfer prices given above. Prices are set by the boat companies and yes, we can book them for you.

  1. Seudamgo’s mini catamaran is 600bt per person, children at full price from 5 years upwards, 4 and under free. It takes 60 minutes.
  2. Boonsiri‘s catamaran is 600bt, children, priced as above, 60 minutes.
  3. The Koh Kut Express Speedboat is 600bt per person, kids 4 and over full price, 3 and under free, 60 minutes.
  4. Koh Kut Express, the express boat, is 500bt, child policy as per its speedboat, 85 to 90 minutes.
  5. Koh Kut Express, mini catamaran (via Koh Mak), 600bt, child policy as per its speedboat, 75 minutes.
  6. Koh Kood Princess, the slower express boat, is 350bt per person one way, kids 1 to 9 1/2 price , babies free.


Once we have agreed the details and price, we confirm availability and then email you the final arrangements and meeting points as required.

You should receive a reply within 24 hours, but also check your email spam folder, in case our reply gets shunted, Yahoo and AOL in particular.

Koh Kood and the Koh Chang Islands are deservedly popular and in peak season, busy, busy, so please do plan ahead and book your Koh Kood transfers in advance. Of course, we can handle last minute requests, but to ensure we have availability, try and give us plenty of warning – the more time the better.

Koh Kood Transfers Booking Form

Private Transfer Form

Your Name
Group Details
Travel Plan
Return? (Discounts on Offer)
Other Information
Child Seats, Return Details, Flight Numbers, Hotels etc

To and from Cambodia – Koh Kood Transfers by Private Car or Minibus

If you are going to or coming from Cambodia, we can arrange a private transfer for you too.

We can either meet you or drop you at the borders of Aranya Prathet (Siem Reap), Had Lek (Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville) and Ban Pakkad (Battambang). Or we also offer a door to door transfer by private car or private minibus to and from your hotel in Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh and Battambang. There is always a change of vehicle at the border.

We normally only book transfers into Cambodia if you have an evisa, very easy to order from the official Cambodian government site.

Border Guide

Going into Cambodia for Siem Reap, we suggest the 09.00 boat off Koh Kood to reach your hotel in Siem Reap late afternoon.

Cambodian Immigration at the Poipet border has improved immensely since the Covid period, so you can now usually get through quickly. Our Cambodian driver waits after the exit from Immigration at a pre-arranged meeting point with a name sign.

Coming the other way, you need a 05.15 start from Siem Reap to safely make the boat at 14.40. For the 16.00, we suggest 06.30 from your hotel. Be prepared for a longer wait and queue to clear Thai Immigration – 60 to 90 minutes or more.

At Had Lek, Immigration is quick in either direction. There are a few more locals hanging around on the Cambodian side as well as an unnecessary health check but if you are aware of it, it’s really no problem.

We can also offer Koh Kood private speedboats directly to and from this border – please just ask for more details and a quotation.


For this international transfer service, we do require a deposit as we pay the Cambodian drivers in advance. If travelling into Cambodia, payment for the balance (after the deposit has been taken) is at the border before you leave Thailand. If coming out from Cambodia, we ask for payment on arrival at your destination in Thailand.

Our comprehensive round-up on travel to and from Cambodia is here.

Koh Kood Transfers – Cambodia Guide Prices for Private Car or Minibus to/from Laem Sok Pier

To OR from
Laem Sok Pier

GUIDE PRICES only - may go up or down depending on availability, time and date
Innova or Fortuner
(3 adults or 2 adults + 2 small child)
(7 to 8 pax)
Aranya Prathet Border
(Siem Reap)
Had Lek Border (Sihanoukville & Phnom Penh)2,700bt3,700bt
Ban Pakkad Border (Battambang)2,900bt3,500bt

Please note too that the prices from/to Cambodian cities are guides only – please ask for a quotation for a specific date.

GUIDE PRICES only - may go up or down depending on availability, time and dateCar
Minibus (Thai side), Sienna, Starex, Ssangyong (Cambodian side)
From Siem Reap to Laem Sok Pier6,650bt (2/3 adults or 2 adults + 2 small child)9,850bt (4 adults)

10,900bt (6/7 adults)
From Laem Sok Pier to Siem Reap7,100bt (2/3 adults or 2 adults, 2 small child)9,990bt (4 adults)

11,350bt (6/7 adults)
From/To Sihanoukville & Laem Sok PierFrom Sihanoukville: 7,100bt (2 adults)

To Sihanoukville: 7,250bt (2 adults, extra person +100bt)
From Sihanoukville: 10,600bt (4 to 8 pax)

To Sihanoukville: 11,200bt (6 adults, extra person +100bt)
From/To Phnom Penh & Laem Sok PierFrom Phnom Penh: 7,400bt (2 adults)

To Phnom Penh: 7,600bt (2 adults, extra person +100bt)

Highway 3 $12 toll fee
From Phnom Penh: 11,150bt (4 to 8 pax)

To Phnom Penh: 11,500bt (6 pax, extra person +100bt)

Highway 3 $12 toll fee
From/To Battambang & Laem Sok Pier

Subject to availability
From Battambang: 6,350bt (2 adults)

To Battambang: 6,550bt (2 adults, extra person +100bt)

From Battambang: 10,500bt (7/8 adults)

To Battambang: 11,300bt (6 pax, extra person +100bt)

Please do contact us here for all your private transfer requirements.

You pay for the private transfer 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 too.

Payment for the boats are upfront, their cost added to the bank transfer or same invoice as the deposit.

UPDATED February 24

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