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In our “How to Get to Koh Mak” section, we run through all your options on getting to Laem Ngop Pier for Koh Mak :-

  • Private Transfers – We can arrange your transfers from Bangkok by private car or private minibus direct to the pier.
  • Speedboats and Catamaran – From Laem Ngop Pier, speedboats are your choice, with 5 companies running to and from the island co-ordinating with the other transport options.
  • Flying to Trat Airport – You can fly into Trat Airport with Bangkok Airways and then take either private transport or a songthaew to the speedboat pier.
  • Public Bus – There are also regular daily public buses and minibuses, which head to those Koh Chang piers up the road or to Trat. Taxis are on hand to then take you from either place to Laem Ngop Pier itself.
  • You can island hop from Koh Chang, Koh Mak and Koh Wai using speedboats, though please note this service is not available in the rainy season, mid May to mid October.
  • Getting Around Koh Mak

The main pier for Koh Mak is at Laem Ngop, also sometimes known as Krom Luang Pier. It’s about 10 minutes away from the Koh Chang Centerpoint Ferry Pier, 20 minutes from Koh Chang Ferry Ao Thammachat Pier and 16km from Trat, the nearest mainland town

UPDATED September 22 for 22/23 Season

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To get you started, we summarise each method of how to get to Koh Mak below. Follow their links to our individual pages for all the comprehensive details, including up-to-date timetables, prices and booking request forms.

Alternatively, please contact us directly with your questions or those booking requests – we will get back to you within 24 hours.


Private Transfer – How to Get to Koh Mak

Private transfer by car or minibus is perhaps the most comfortable way of getting to Laem Ngop Pier for Koh Mak.

Depending on the size of your party, these transfers use an Innova/Fortuner style car or a minibus. It’s just you, no sharing and they travel direct to the pier.

Journey time, door to pier, is around 4.5 to 5 hours from a Bangkok hotel or Suvarnabhumi Airport, with prices starting from 3,800bt for a car. You can book these with with us here. We can supply child seats if needed.

Others routes include to and from Don Mueang Airport (DMK), Ban Phe (Koh Samet), Pattaya, the Cambodian borders, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh.

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Speedboats – How to Get to Koh Mak

September 22 – not all times given below are currently running and times may also change – see the timetables on the main page.

4 companies, Panan, Leelawadee, M Marine and Seatales provide the service from Laem Ngop Pier to Koh Mak, with 9 daily departures at 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 14.00, 14.30, 15.00, 16.00. Journey time is 45 minutes and all are priced at 450bt per person.

Returns start from 08.00, followed by 08.30, 09.00, 10.00, 11.30, 12.30 with the last boat at 13.30. 

From 7/10/22, between Koh Mak and Laem Sok Pier, Koh Kut Express will run a daily speedboat at 450bt per person. Times are 10.00 from the island and 11.30 from the mainland, duration 1 hour.

(Not in service – it may restart next high 22/23 season depending on tourist numbers).There is also the catamaran boat service, Boonsiri, which calls in at Koh Mak on its way to or from Koh Kood. This departs from Laem Sok Pier at 10.45 via Koh Kood, reaching Koh Mak at 12.45, 400bt. The return back to the mainland leaves from Ao Nid Pier on Koh Mak at 11.00.

Island Hopping

Bang Bao Boats offers a wooden passenger boat service at 300bt to Koh Kood, 11.00 daily or from Koh Kood to Koh Mak at 13.00. It’s 400bt to Koh Chang, 14.00 daily or 09.00 from Koh Chang to Koh Mak.  The wooden boat does not run in low/rainy season, June to October. Head here for the rainy season options. Awaiting confirmation on start date for 22/23 season.

From 7/10/22, Koh Kut Express starts a new daily speedboat service between Koh Mak and Koh Kood only. It costs 450bt per person, with times of 09.30 from Koh Kood and 12.00 from Koh Mak and journey time an hour.

We can organise any of these boats for you, so please do contact us with your requirements on how to get to Koh Mak.

Bang Bao Boats and Kai Bae Huts Nor Nou Speedboats run daily speedboats between Koh Mak, Koh Chang and Koh Kood. Boonsiri also runs a catamaran service on this route, high season only.  Neither of these services have run since Covid March 2020 and there is no word yet if they will restart for the 22/23 season.

Trat Airport and Flights

FIying down to Trat Airport with Bangkok Airways from Suvarnabhumi Airport is the quickest way (and most expensive) to get to Koh Mak.

The lunchtime flight, PG305, will make the boat at 14.00 or 14.30. The final flight of the day, PG307 (from 30/10/22), will not make any connection, meaning an overnight stay in Trat or Laem Ngop itself.

On your return back to Bangkok, the 09.00 and 10.00 (if running) speedboats connect to the lunchtime flight, PG306. The 13.30 will connect to the evening flight, PG308 (from 30/10/22) but that is a very long wait at the Airport.

To travel between Trat Airport and Laem Ngop Pier, you can use a private transfer or an open sided  songthaew share taxi – there are no share minibuses operating this route. We can organise the private transfer for you, please contact us or use the form here.

Bangkok Airways’ telephone number is 02 270 6699 or 039 551 654-5, www.bangkokair.com


koh chang islands map

Laem Ngop Pier and Koh Mak Travel Routes


Public Bus – How to Get to Koh Mak

Public transport is the cheapest option on how to get to Koh Mak.

September 22 – the 999 is currently only at 07.45 down and 14.30 back.

You can use the 999 bus direct to the Koh Chang pier at Centerpoint  just up the road, times at 07.45 and 09.00 from Ekamai, Bangkok’s eastern Bus Terminal, 240bt per person. You then travel the 10 minutes to Laem Ngop Pier by songthaew taxi, 50bt per person. The return bus is also from Centerpoint at 14.30 and 16.30. 

Alternatively, you could take the night bus or very early morning public bus again from Ekamai straight to Trat, about 20km away and hop in a taxi from there to the pier (60bt). Better still, leave at a more leisurely hour, stay the night in Trat and travel down to the boats in the morning, again by taxi.

There are also public minibuses run by TTT which ply the Trat route to and from Ekamai and Morchit, Bangkok’s northern Bus Terminal.

Boonsiri from Khao San Road

September 22 – As there is no Boonsiri boat to Koh Mak at present, you cannot use the Koh Kood service below. The Koh Chang service is available.

From near Khao San Road (high season only), you can also use Boonsiri’s bus to Laem Sok Pier at 05.00, which connects with their Koh Mak/Koh Kood catamaran at 10.45, 900bt for bus and boat combined. The return bus leaves at 14.00 (11.00 catamaran from Koh Mak). 

Separate to the above, there is also a 05.00 Boonsiri Koh Chang service at 900bt per person which goes to Centerpoint Pier. From there, you hop out and then take a songthaew to Laem Ngop Pier.

We can organise the Boonsiri bus for, so please do contact us with your requirements.

Island Taxis and Rentals

Koh Mak does have a limited island taxi or songthaew service, with a normal charge of 50bt per person, which increases after 22.00 to 100bt.

Provided you let them know, resorts will usually meet the boats with their own transport and similarly, drop you back at the appropriate pier at the end of your stay.

You can easily rent motorbikes from 250bt a day upwards, with a discount for multiple days. Bicycles go from 120bt a day but, if you really want to explore, pay the extra to get the very best one you can. Eco friendly golf carts are another fun option, with prices from 800bt to 1,000bt a day.