UPDATED JUNE 2018
Getting from Siem Reap to Koh Kood (or the reverse) is another great new transfer route which has opened up over the last few years. This service, along with similar transfers to and from Koh Chang, provides a quick and safe solution for travellers wishing to combine a trip to the Cambodia Angkor Wat temple complex with some time out on a Thai beach.
Siem Reap to Koh Kood – Private Transfer
To make the journey in one day, you will need to use a private transfer via the border at Poipet (Cambodian side)/Aranya Prathet (Thai side). This enables you to reach Laem Sok, the departure pier for Koh Kood, in time for the final daily boats at 14.20 and 15.00. There is a vehicle change at the border.
With an early pick-up directly from your hotel in Siem Reap at say 06.00am to 06.30am, you will reach the border on the Cambodian side at around 08.30am to 09.00am. You first stamp out of Cambodia at their Immigration booth and walk across to Thailand.
At Thai Immigration, you are then stamped into the country with either a free 30 day visa exemption (most countries) or you can activate a pre-bought tourist visa. On some days, this visa processing can be relatively quick but in our experience, it is always best to gear yourself up for some queueing, especially during the peak periods.
Just over the border on the Thai side, your new driver waits at a pre-arranged place, with the transfer down to Laem Sok Pier some 3.5 to 4 hours.
For the Siem Reap to Koh Kood private transfer, prices start from 6,200bt for 2 pax in a private car. The 14.20 Boonsiri catamaran is 500bt per person including a free share shuttle taxi from the arrival pier to your resort. The 15.00 Koh Kut Express speedboat is 600bt per person, with delivery direct to some resorts or with a free share shuttle taxi from the nearest pier.
Koh Kood to Siem Reap – Private Transfer
Of course, the transfer is also available in the opposite direction, Koh Kood to Siem Reap.
Taking the first boat off the island at 09.00am, the Boonsiri catamaran, you dock at 10.15am at Laem Sok Pier. The Thai driver meets you directly off the boat and whisks you up to the border at Aranya Prathet. Here, you are met by a Cambodian VIP guide to take you out of Thailand, across to Cambodia and through the visa processing.
We recommend that you pre-buy a Cambodian visa using the official government site here as this removes the hassle of paying an inflated price at the border.
Once stamped into Cambodia, the guide takes you onto the Poipet Bus Terminal to meet the waiting private car and you are then transferred to your hotel in Siem Reap, arriving mid to late afternoon.
For the Koh Kood to Siem Reap private transfers, prices start from 6,700bt for 2 pax in a private car, excluding the boat tickets. The 09.00am boat is 500bt per person, including a free shuttle taxi from your resort to the departure pier.
Please state the date of travel, how many people in your party, your hotels in Siem Reap and Koh Kood. We will back to you within 24 hours with a confirmed price and availability.
We can organise the boats too to complete the package.