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Getting to Koh Mak by Public Bus and Minibus

There are many ways of getting from Bangkok to Koh Mak using bus and minibus, including the 999 Bus, Suvarnabhumi Bupara Co Airport Bus and government services from Ekamai and Morchit Bus Stations. You can also use the Boonsiri catamaran bus/boat service from Khao San Road to the Koh Chang Pier.

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Bangkok – To/From Laem Ngop Area – 999 Bus

If using the public bus, the easiest way of getting from Bangkok to Laem Ngop (Krom Luang) Pier, the departure point for Koh Mak, is to take the 999 Express. This heads directly to the Koh Chang ferry piers at Centrepoint Pier (currently closed) and Ao Thammachat.

Laem Ngop Pier is 10 minutes from Centerpoint, 20 minutes from Thammachat.

Bangkok to Laem Ngop Area – 999 Bus

The bus leaves at 07.45 from the eastern bus station, Ekamai, via Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus Station (08.20) and travels direct to Thammachat Pier, arriving at 13.30. From here, you take a songthaew share taxi at 50bt per person to Laem Ngop Pier or 300bt for the charter.

You may make the 14.00 Leelawadee Speedboat, otherwise you need to fall back on the 15.00 M Marine (Friday, Saturday and Sunday only) or the 16.00 Panan. All speedboats are 450bt per person.

Laem Ngop Area to Bangkok – 999 Bus

The return bus service leaves from Thammachat Pier at 14.30.

To make the connection, you need the 11.30 Leelawadee speeboat off Koh Mak, docking at 12.30 or the 12.30 M Marine (Friday, Saturday and Sunday only) docking at 13.30. You use a songthaew taxi from Laem Ngop Pier to Thammachat, 300bt for the charter, 50bt per person if full.

***Please also note the speedboats timetable for rainy season changes (May to October).***

Timetable – 999 Bus

From Bangkok Ekamai Bus Station to Koh Chang Ferry Piers

Updated September 2022
From Centerpoint Pier to Bangkok Ekamai Bus Station

Updated September 2022
(08.20 Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus Station)

Arr: Centerpoint Pier 13.30

50bt per person taxi to Laem Ngop Pier

(09.35 Suvarnabhumi Airport Bus Station)

Arr: Ao Thammachat Pier 15.00 to 15.15, Centerpoint Pier 15.30

50bt per person taxi to Laem Ngop Pier

(Currently NOT in service - September 22)

(Currently NOT in service - September 22)

02 391 6846 (Bangkok)
089 752 5732 (Trat)
081 151 9844 (Centerpoint - Relax Tours)

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

By Boonsiri Bus to Koh Chang

Boonsiri runs a bus service to Koh Chang, leaving at 05.00 from the Khao San area. You could use this to Thammachat Pier and get out there, not using the final part of the ticket (ferry and Koh Chang hotel delivery). Instead you take a taxi to Laem Ngop Pier (as explained above with the 999).

The price for the Boonsiri Koh Chang bus is 900bt, kids 4 and under 450bt, 5 and over adult price – this will not change because you are not using the final leg, it’s your choice.

We can organise this service for you. Please just contact us with your requirements.

By Bus from Bangkok to Trat

All services are subject to change. Do check before booking hotels and making plans.

The next option is the public bus from Ekamai Bus Station Bangkok to Trat and from there, travel by songthaew taxi to the pier at Laem Ngop, just under 20 kilometres away. 

If you took the 23.30 night bus, you would make the 10.30 speedboat. An early morning departure at 05.00 onwards should be OK for the 12.30 but you can fall back on the 14.00. The 06.00 similarly should make the 14.00 but you can fall back on the 14.30 or 15.00. The last boat is at 16.00. When getting your bus ticket, it’s always best to check what time they estimate arrival time in Trat . 

Otherwise, travel down slowly, the 12.30 bus is a nice departure time, spend a night in Trat and leave the next morning with a taxi to the pier (50bt), but check the Koh Mak ferry and speedboat timetables first.

Bangkok to Trat Timetables – Public Bus

Public BusFrom Bangkok Ekamai Bus Station to Trat Bus Station
From Trat Bus Station to Bangkok Ekamai Bus Station
Cherdchai Tour
02 391 2237 (Bangkok)
039 511 062 (Trat)
05.00, 06:00, 07:00, 08.30, 09:30, 11:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30, 17:30, 19:30, 20:30, 22:00, 23:30 07.00, 08.00, 09.00, (09.30), 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 16.00, (18.00), 19.30, 21.30, (23.00), 23.30

 From Bangkok Morchit Bus Station to Trat Bus Station
From Trat Bus Station to Bangkok Morchit Bus Station
Cherdchai Tour (Booth 44)05.30, 17.3008.30, 14.30
Transport Company (Booth 21)07.30, 11.00, 22.00 09.30, 14.00, 23.30 - via BKK Suvarnbhumi Airport

By Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Chang Piers

Suvarnabhumi Bupara Co (also known as Lonely Beach Express/Bus 392) has a direct connection from Suvarnabhumi Airport Terminal to Koh Chang at 06.00 (minibus or microbus) and 10.00 (minibus or microbus), priced at 650bt for delivery to your resort on Koh Chang. As of November 22, the 10.00 service is not running due to lack of numbers.

You could use the early 06.00 service and then ditch the last part of the ticket, instead taking a songthaew taxi from the Thammachat Pier to Laem Ngop Pier in time for the afternoon speedboats to Koh Mak. With the 06.00, Suvarnabhumi Bupara Co do sometimes allow a fare reduction if you explain that you do not need the Koh Chang ferry and delivery.

***Please also see the speedboats timetable.***

***We do NOT book these services – all timetables and telephone numbers are subject to change.***

Public Share Minibus from Bangkok to Trat for Koh Mak

All services are subject to change.

From/To Ekamai

There is a cheap minibus service run by Triple T (TTT) to Trat leaving from Ekamai Bus Station, with the booth located in the middle of the row on the right hand side of the ticket hall.

This runs every 2 hours, starting from 06.00 up until 18.00. It takes 5 hours and costs 270bt.

You can use the services from 06.00 to 08.00 to make a Koh Mak connection, by getting out about 30km outside of Trat at the Saen Tung junction and changing to an orange open songthaew taxi (50bt) which delivers you to Ao Thammacht Pier, about 30 minutes travel time.

From there, you can then get another taxi onto Laem Ngop (similar price but likely to apply a minimum charge).

The 10.00 minibus is cutting it very fine. Alternatively, just stay on the minibus to Trat Bus Station and get a songthaew from there, 300bt for 2 pax to go immediately. With the later minibuses, you will need to spend a night in Trat.

An hourly return service with TTT from Trat Bus Station starts at 04.00.

From/To Morchit

An identical TTT service runs from Morchit New Van Terminal to Trat Bus Station. For the New Van Terminal is opposite the Bus Terminal so you need to use the over-crossing to reach it. Eastern Thailand services leave from Terminal Building C.

Times are again very frequent at 05.00, 6.00, 9.30, 12.00, 12.30, 13.30, 15.30 and 18.00. For Koh Mak, with the 05.00, 06.00 and 09.30, you can change as above at Saen Tung to a songthaew taxi for Ao Thammachat Pier and Laem Ngop Pier or continue to Trat Bus Station.

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 084 148 1551 (Morchit), 090 818 1855 (Ekamai) and 090 818 1844 (Koh Chang at Ao Sapparot).

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

Share Minibus from Laem Ngop Pier to Bangkok

All services are subject to change. Do check before booking hotels and making plans.

From Laem Ngop Pier, you can pick up share minibuses to Ekamai and Morchit Bus Stations and Lad Krabang Airport Rail Link at 10.30, 11.30 and 13.00, 400bt per person.

For Suvarnabhumi Airport, hotels in the central Sukhumvit area and Phaya Thai BTS Station (Airport Rail Link), there is also a service at 10.30 and 11.30, 550bt per person. The Sukhumvit hotel name is needed to check if it is in the drop-off zone.

They do not include the boat tickets from Koh Mak, which are 450bt per person in all cases.

***We do NOT book these services. Either book them on Koh Mak or just head to Thida Tours at the bottom of Laem Ngop Pier.***

Public Minibus from/to Pattaya, Koh Samet and Rayong

All services are subject to change and/or cancellation. Do check before booking hotels and making plans.

There are daily minibuses from Pattaya direct to Thammachat Pier for Koh Chang, price around 450bt to 500bt. Once there, you use a songthaew taxi to get to Laem Ngop Pier, mininum charge of 300bt.

From South Pattaya, the microbus leaves at 08.00, 600bt per person, taking around 4 hours (we can book this, payment upfront).

From Ban Phe (Koh Samet), share minibuses are 400bt to Ao Thammachat, where, again, you can ask them to continue on to your pier for Koh Mak or get a songthaew.

Return share minibuses direct from Laem Ngop Pier to Ban Phe (Koh Samet) and Pattaya are 400bt, 11.30 and 16.00 – we do not book these. They do not include the boat tickets from Koh Mak, which are 450bt per person in all cases.

Public buses do operate along this route, but are slow and probably best avoided unless Trat is your destination.

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

UPDATED November 22 for 22/23 Season

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