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Private Transfer – Car or Minibus – Koh Mak

Private transfer by car or minibus is the most convenient and safest way to get to and from Laem Ngop (Krom Luang) Pier for Koh Mak.

Please do read on for a full breakdown of our services, you can jump straight to the relevant section in our FAQs list immediately below. And to cut to the quick, prices are here.


Where can you collect from?

It’s a door to pier service, so we can collect you direct from your hotel or condo in Bangkok or Pattaya. If you are flying into any of the major airports – Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), Don Mueang Airport (DMK), U-Tapao Airport (UTP) or indeed Trat Airport (TDX) – we can meet you there too.

We can also pick you up from Ban Phe Pier (Koh Samet) or any of those Thailand east coast beach areas.

We specialise too in private transfers from Cambodia or the Cambodian borders. With an early start from Siem Reap, you can be on Koh Mak the same day.

Of course, all transfers are also available in reverse.

Our drivers meets you at Suvarnabhumi Airport at Level 2 Arrivals, Door 3. All other meetings places are specified clearly in advance.

How long does the private transfer take?

From hotels in central Bangkok, transfer time is around 4.5 to 5 hours with a couple of stops along the way. The first daily speedboats are at 10.30 Leelawadee (Friday only) and 11.00, followed by 11.30, 12.30, 14.00 and the last one at 16.00, Panan.

What vehicles do you use?

We only use SUV style cars such as Fortuner, Xpander, Innova and Pajero. For the private minibus, we normally use Toyota Commuters. All vehicles have seat belts.

We recommend 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children for the larger SUV style car. 4 to 7/8 persons is good for the minibus.

Do you have child seats?

Yes, we can supply a free child seat, with an additional one charged at 200bt extra. We also carry a rear facing child seat (Aprica) for infants.

If you require 2 seats, the SUV is fine but a little cramped – remember one of the parents is not driving as at home, so must sit with the seats on the 2nd row. Using a minibus for 2 child seats gives you much more room, but please note, due to the vehicle having only lap seatbelts, only forward facing child seats are possible.

You are also welcome to bring your own child seat – just let us know in advance.

Customer Reviews and Feedback
Based on 108 reviews
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11:20 13 Sep 23
Dan is wonderful, he has great information, is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, reliable and organizes everything perfectly. I would like to give 100 stars 😉Thanks Dan, we will always book with you now 💜🏝🍀
Chris GippChris Gipp
21:17 05 Sep 23
Everything worked perfectly.The drivers and vehicles where excellent. Will worth the money would use them again
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!
Uwe ZenkerUwe Zenker
17:06 07 Aug 23
Sevi SwitzerlandSevi Switzerland
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.
mikus beinārsmikus beinārs
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.

What’s included in the price?

Prices cover all diesel and tollways needed. The cost of the speedboat tickets to or from Laem Ngop (Krom Luang) Pier is not included. We can of course organise them for you as part of the package.

How do I pay?

You pay for your private transfers with an initial deposit via Thai bank to Thai bank transfer, Wise, Revolut or PayPal invoice. The balances due are then paid in THB cash only on the day of travel. No need for a PayPal account to pay the invoice, it can be done with any card. The deposit works as a guarantee, both to us and to you.

We do also sometimes work on trust, with you paying direct to the driver in THB cash on the day. If booking a return and paying cash, we would take a deposit for the 2nd leg on the 1st day of travel.

How do I book a private transfer to Koh Mak?

You should receive a reply within 24 hours but do check your email spam folder, in case our reply gets shunted.

Koh Mak is popular and in peak season, busy, so please do plan ahead and book in advance. We can handle last minute requests, but to avoid disappointment, try and give us plenty of warning – the more time the better.

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

Prices for Private Transfer by Car or Minibus to Laem Ngop Pier

Transfer prices for Koh Mak do not include the boat tickets to or from the island, 550bt per person. Kids under 130cm are 350bt, under 100cm free.

To OR from
Laem Ngop Pier
Innova or Fortuner
(3 adults or 2 adults + 2 small child)
(7 or 8 pax)
Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) 3,800bt4,500bt
Bangkok Hotel3,900bt4,500bt
Don Mueang Airport (DMK)4,100bt4,700bt
Trat Airport (TDX)975bt1,300bt
Pattaya Hotel3,600bt4,300bt
Ban Phe Pier (Koh Samet)3,200bt3,700bt
Koh Chang (resort)1,600bt
(including 2 x fast ferry tickets to Koh Chang)
(including 4 x fast ferry tickets to Koh Chang, additional person 100bt)
Laem Sok Pier (Koh Kood)1,300bt
(excluding boat tickets to Koh Kood)
(excluding boat tickets to Koh Kood)

We can also organise all private transfers to Trat if you are staying a night or arriving too late to make the connections, prices on request.

Private Transfer to Koh Mak 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

Cambodia – Private Transfers to and from Laem Ngop Pier

For Cambodia, we can provide a private transfer between Laem Ngop Pier and the borders – Aranya Prathet, Had Lek and Ban Pakkad. Prices are below.

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.

Going to Siem Reap

Our price given below includes any fees to the Tourist Police and Parking Association, which must be paid to allow for your collection. Our Cambodian driver waits very near the Immigration exit with a name sign.

Coming from Siem Reap

You need at least a 07.00 or 07.30 start from Siem Reap to make the boat at 16.00 to Koh Mak. We always say the earlier departure the better. Be prepared for a wait and queue to clear Thai Immigration – perhaps up to an hour, much longer on public holidays.


This international transfer service does 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.

Please do contact us here for more information or a quotation. Please give your full requirements including route, number of people, date of travel, adults and children, hotel names.

Guide Prices for Cambodia – Private Transfer to and from Koh Mak Pier by Car or Minibus

Transfer prices for Koh Mak do not include the speedboat tickets to or from the island.

To OR from
Laem Ngop 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)2,700bt3,000bt
Ban Pakkad Border (Battambang)2,900bt3,300bt

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, date and timeSUV Car
Minibus (Thai side), Sienna, Starex, Ssangyong (Cambodian side)
From Siem Reap to Laem Ngop Pier6,350bt (2/3 adults)9,400bt (4 adults)

10,450bt (6/7 adults)
From Laem Ngop Pier to Siem Reap6,700bt (2/3 adults)9,700bt (4 adults)

10,800bt (6/7 adults)
From/To Sihanoukville & Laem Ngop PierFrom Sihanoukville: 6,900bt (2/3 adults)

To Sihanoukville: 7,100bt (2 adults, extra person +100bt)
From Sihanoukville: 10,300bt (4 to 8 pax)

To Sihanoukville: 11,100bt (6 pax, extra person +100bt)
From/To Phnom Penh & Laem Ngop PierFrom Phnom Penh: 7,300bt (2 adults)

To Phnom Penh: 7,500bt (2 adults, extra person +100bt)

Highway 3 $12 toll fee
From Phnom Penh: 10,900bt (4 to 8 pax)

To Phnom Penh: 11,450bt (6 pax, extra person +100bt)

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

Subject to Availability
From Battambang: 6,250bt (2 adults)

To Battambang: 6,450bt (2 adults, extra person +100bt)

From Battambang: 10,350bt (7/8 adults)

To Battambang: 10,990bt (6 pax, extra person +100bt)

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