Passenger Boats to Koh Kood

Koh Kood is located around 45Km from the mainland and is accessible only by passenger ferry.  There isn’t an airport on the island, although the Soneva Kiri Resort does have a private airstrip for its very well-heeled guests’ use.

There are three passenger boat companies running regular services to Koh Kood from Laem Sok pier on the mainland. These are ‘Koh Kood Princess’ and ‘Koh Kut Express’ and ‘Boonsiri Ferry’.  These three companies all operate large, modern vessels.  The Koh Kood Princess is the largest and can take up to 300 passengers.  The newest is the high speed Boonsiri catamaran which also offers free wi-fi onboard.  Koh Kut Express run both a large boat and also a speedboat service.  They took over the running of the Siriwhite speedboat, which you will see mentioned on some websites, and re-branded it at the Koh Kut Express Speedboat in 2015.

As yet, there are no vehicle ferries to the island.  Which ensures the island remains far quieter than other large islands in Thailand.

Some of the luxury resorts also run their own boat services for guests, so if you are staying at a 5 star hotel then it’s worth inquiring if they include the transfer when booking a room.

Koh Kood Ferry Timetables

Laem Sok to Koh Kood  ( High Season 16 October – 15 May )

Boat CompanyTicket PriceDepartArrive
Koh Kut Express Speedboat600 Baht10:3011:30
Boonsiri Fantasea Catamaran500 Baht10:4512:00
Koh Kood Princess350 Baht12:3013:30
Koh Kut Express350 Baht13:0014:00
Boonsiri Fantasea Catamaran  ( via Koh Mak )500 Baht14:2016:00

 

Koh Kood to Laem Sok  ( High Season 16 October – 15 May )

Boat CompanyTicket PriceDepartArrive
Boonsiri Ferry500 Baht09:0010:15
Koh Kood Princess350 Baht10:0011:15
Koh Kut Express350 Baht10:0011:15
Boonsiri Ferry  ( via Koh Mak )500 Baht12:0013:45
Koh Kut Express Speedboat600 Baht13:0014:00

Note that during the Low Season, the large passenger boats all leave around the same time from the mainland and from Koh Kood.  The speedboat service only runs Friday-Sunday ( catering mainly to weekending Thai groups ) and Boonsiri ferry just runs once per day.  In addition, some services may not run if the boats are undergoing annual maintenance.

Laem Sok to Koh Kood  ( Low Season 16 May – 15 October )

Boat CompanyTicket PriceDepartArrive
Koh Kut Express *600 Baht10:3011:30
Boonsiri Ferry ( Friday only )500 Baht10:4511:45
Koh Kood Princess350 Baht12:3013:30
Koh Kut Express350 Baht13:0014:00
Boonsiri Ferry  ( via Koh Mak )500 Baht13:3014:30

* Note the speedboat only runs Friday, Saturday & Sunday during Low Season

Koh Kood to Laem Sok ( Low Season 16 May – 15 October )

Boat CompanyTicket PriceDepartArrive
Boonsiri Ferry500 Baht09:0010:15
Koh Kood Princess350 Baht10:0011:00
Koh Kut Express350 Baht10:0011:00
Koh Kut Express Speedboat600 Baht13:0014:00

* Note the speedboat only runs Friday, Saturday & Sunday during Low Season

Laem Sok is located at the very southernmost tip of a peninsula about 20 minutes drive from Trat town.  The ferry piers for Koh Chang are around 45 minutes drive and Trat Airport is an hour away.

How to book boat tickets to Koh Kood?

(Online bookings through 12Go Asia )

There’s very little else on this peninsula apart from some local hamlets; fishing and farming communities; a large area of protected mangroves and a couple of resorts.  The aging Ban Pu Resort and the far nicer, newer Analay Check In and Chill Out.  This is a new resort located a stone’s throw from the ferry pier and ideal for anyone arriving late afternoon and wanting a good value place to stay before catching the boat the next morning.

It is important to note that the boats to Koh Kood stop running mid-afternoon, even in High Season.  From November to May the last scheduled departure is the Boonsiri Catamaran at 14:20.   ( In Low Season the last sailing is at 13:00 ).  If you are arriving after this time and want to get to Koh Kood the same day, the only option is a private speedboat.  However, that isn’t cheap, expect to pay around 16,000 Baht for a one way trip.  And the last time it is possible to take the speedboat is around 16:00.

So getting to the pier the same day you want to get to Koh Kood requires either a very early start from Bangkok or having a night in Trat.  If you are coming from Koh Chang, then all you need to do , during High Season, is buy a ticket for either the Bangbao Boat or Kai Bae Hut speedboat service.  They both run daily services from 1 November until 30 April.

However, it is important to note that from May to October, there are no inter-island boat services.  So getting from Koh Chang to Koh Kood during the Low Season entails having to head back to the mainland.

Make sure you are aware of this when booking an off -season, two island holiday.

As there are only passenger boats to Koh Kood, arranging transport direct to your hotel isn’t possible.  Fortunately, when you arrive on Koh Kood, all boat services provide transport to your resort.   There is no additional charge for this as it is included in the price of your boat ticket.

Likewise, when you return from Koh Kood to the mainland, the transport from your hotel to the pier is included in the price.  The exception is with the Koh Kut Express Speedboat – which picks up from resort piers on the west coast of the island from locations including, and north of, Bangbao Bay.  This just leaves you to plan how you will get to the mainland pier.

How to get to Laem Sok pier

By Plane:

If you are flying into Trat on Bangkok Airways flight PG301 or PG305 then you will be able to get to Laem Sok and onwards to son, you will have to take PG301 in order to reach the ferry pier in time for the last boat of the day.

There isn’t any shared transport available from Trat Airport to Laem Sok, but a private car or minibus can be booked from around 1,500 Baht through several reputable websites.  For example, iamkohchang.com which has been running private transfer services for almost a decade.

For more information on flying to Trat and then getting to Laem Sok, read this guide to Trat Airport

By Car:

Driving to the pier from Suvarnabhumi Airport or a hotel in Bangkok is very straightforward.  There are good roads all the way and there is rarely any delays due to traffic jams or roadworks.  Figure on around 5 to 5 and a half hours driving time, allowing for one quick stop on the way.  All boat companies provide secure, covered parking at the pier

By Bus:

There are regular bus services from Bangkok to Trat and it is also possible to take a public minibus from Ekkamai or Morchit bus station.

Bangkok - Trat 4h 10m
  •   Bus Economy 46 04:00
  •   Bus Intercity XL 08:00
  •   Bus Premium 40 07:30, 07:45, 09:45, 11:00, 22:00
  •   Bus Economy 46 12:00
  •   Bus Express XL 14:30
  •   Bus Intercity XL 10:30
  •   Bus Premium 40 11:30, 13:30, 14:00, 17:30, 23:30

But if you want to go direct from Bangkok to Laem Sok pier then you will have to use the private bus service run by Boonsiri Ferry.  This connects with their boat.  This departs at 05:30 and 08:00 from the Khao San Road area in Bangkok during High Season.  A combined bus and boat ticket costs 850 Baht, which is good value.  However, note that there are regular negative comments made by passengers on the driving skills of the bus drivers.  More details

For anyone staying in Trat, all the ferry companies provide free transport, by shared pick up truck taxi, from hotels in Trat to Laem Sok pier.  You’ll be able to buy your boat tickets a from your hotel in Trat when you arrive.  Or they can be booked direct with boat companies online. However, outside the peak New Year and Thai New Year (Songkran) holidays, advance booking isn’t usually required.

Private Transfer by car or minibus

As already mentioned, private transfers by car or minibus are available from Trat Airport.  But they can also be arranged for people heading to Koh Kood from Don Meuang Airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport and hotels in Bangkok or  Pattaya Airport. Prices are from 4,400 Baht for a private car from a hotel in Bangkok to the pier.  More prices and online booking. If you are flying into Don Meuang then you’ll need to be on a flight that lands before 05:00 to be sure of getting to the island the same day, and from Suvarnabhumi Airport, a flight that lands before 06:00.

At Laem Sok Pier

Laem Sok pier, Trat

Laem Sok pier is a very ‘no frills’ pier, just a long concrete pier stretching out into the ocean.  Fortunately, the boat companies provide comfortable waiting areas complete with toilets, coffee-shop and restaurant for people waiting for their boat.

 Laem Sok Pier Location Map:

Boats From Koh Chang to Koh Kood

Hopping from Koh Chang to Koh Mak and Koh Kood during the High Season is very easy.  You can use the two daily speedboat services to get from Koh Chang to the outlying islands.

The two services are run by Kai Bae Hut Speedboat and Bangbao Boat.  Ticket price is 600 Baht to Koh Mak and 900 Baht to Koh Kood.  This also includes pick up by taxi from your hotel on Koh Chang to take you to the departure point.  The boat will drop you off at your resort’s pier – or the nearest point on Koh Kood.  The furthest south they stop on Koh Kood is at the resorts in Bangbao Bay.

It takes around an hour and  a half to two hours to get from Koh Chang to Koh Kood.  This includes a brief stop on Koh Mak when some passengers will get on and off.  If you are staying at the north end of Koh Kood, for example at Baan Makok, then you’re journey will be about 20 minutes shorter than someone staying much further south on Koh Kood e.g. at Siam Beach Resort in Bangbao Bay.

Koh Chang  to Koh Kood  ( High Season 1 November – 30 April )

Boat CompanyTicket PriceDepartArrive
Kai Bae Hut Speedboat900 Baht09:0010:45
Bangbao Boat900 Baht09:3011:15
Bangbao Boat900 Baht12:3014:15

 

Koh Kood  to Koh Chang  ( High Season 1 November – 30 April )

Boat CompanyTicket PriceDepartArrive
Bangbao Boat900 Baht09:0010:45
Kai Bae Hut Speedboat900 Baht11:0012:45
Bangbao Boat900 Baht12:0013:45

There are no boat services between the islands during the Low Season.

26 thoughts on “Koh Kood Ferries

  • November 3, 2017 at 5:28 am
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    Hi, I understand that there’s a free transfer from Trat to Laem Sok pier. Where do I wait for the transport and what time does it leave from Trat? Thanks so much.

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    • November 3, 2017 at 6:11 am
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      The boat companies pick up from hotels in Trat. So if you book a ticket in advance just let them know where you are staying and they’ll pick you up from there.

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  • October 23, 2017 at 8:42 am
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    Hi,
    we want to go from Koh Mak to Koh Kood on Oct 29th 2017, is there a speedboat operating or do we have to go via a mainland pier?
    Thanks for assistance
    Andreas

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    • October 23, 2017 at 9:01 am
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      No need to go back to the mainland. Bangbao Boat are running their Koh Chang – Koh Mak – Koh Kood speedboat twice a day now. Buy tickets from your hotel or any tour agent when you are on Koh Mak

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      • October 23, 2017 at 1:49 pm
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        appreciate your quick reply.
        khup khun krap

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  • October 19, 2017 at 4:11 pm
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    Hi,my flight will reach trat airport on 1240pm on 5/11/2017 which boat i would like to book? How that i can book transfer to Laem Sok Pier?
    I will return on 7/11/2017 flight back BKK 1310PM which boat i would like to book and transfer as well.
    Thx

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    • October 20, 2017 at 1:02 am
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      Please see: https://tratairportguide.com/transport-to-koh-chang/ for details of shared minibus service to Laem Sok pier. But from Laem Sok to Trat Airport, only a private transfer is possible.

      If you are on PG305 then you will need to take the 14:20 Boonsiri Ferry to Koh Kood.

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  • October 1, 2017 at 10:02 am
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    We will arrive at Trat airport at about 01.00 am on monday October 30th 2017 and need to take a ferry boat to Koh Kood on the same day. Which public ferry transfer can you reccomend – considering that we will not arrive at Laem Sok before 02.00 am.
    Looking forward to receive your suggestings. best regards

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    • October 1, 2017 at 11:33 am
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      You have to take the Boonsiri Catamaran at 14:20. That is the only boat you could catch.

      You will need to take a private transfer from Trat Airport to Laem Sok pier. See https://tratairportguide.com for booking.

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  • September 18, 2017 at 3:20 pm
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    Trat to Koh Chang and Trat to Koh Kut is the same point of departure in September’17?

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      • September 19, 2017 at 4:50 am
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        Can you let me know where is the pier to koh kut? Thanks!!

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        • September 19, 2017 at 6:54 am
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          Please see the Googlemap & directions to Laem Sok pier on this page.

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  • August 22, 2017 at 9:01 pm
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    I am asking if is there any ferry going from trat to koh chang and from koh chang to koh kood, I am planning to stay in koh chang for one night and in koh kood for two nights, that will be in next October from 8 till 11, 2017, I just heard that there is no speed boat available during that time!!!

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    • August 30, 2017 at 7:11 am
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      There aren’t any boats between Koh Kood and Koh Chang in October. You will have to go back to the mainland to get between the two islands.

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  • June 29, 2017 at 3:01 pm
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    Hello,
    We ware going to travel from Koh Chang to Koh Kood on 09, 10 or 11 July 2017. As I understand there is no way to get the speed boat between these 2 island during low season which is July, I am right? So the only option is to return from Koh Chang to Laem Sok in Trat and take the speed boat at 13:30 to Koh Kood? Is this boat the only one? Does it operate every day? How to buy the tickets? Is it possible online? I found the webpage but not sure we can trust it:
    https://12go.asia/en/checkout

    Or maybe we still have a chance to depart from Koh Chang Bang Bao Pier to Koh Kood? If not, the private boat transfer is also impossible? (if we can arrange it how much will it cost?). We really need your help as I cannot understand the right information.
    Thank you very much!
    Daria

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    • June 30, 2017 at 12:56 am
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      Hi Daria

      There are several boats from Laem Sok to Koh Kood. The speedboat might not be be running if the sea is rough, but you can take the Boonsiri Catamaran or Koh Kut Express or Koh Kood Princess from the mainland. You can buy tickets when you get to the pier. No need to book in advance. The 12go.asia site doesn’t have online booking for all the boat companies.

      You’ll need to take a taxi from the pier for Koh Chang about 45Km to Laem Sok to take the boat to Koh Kood.

      There aren’t any boats from Koh Chang to Koh Kood during the low season. A private speedboat would probably be around 15,000 Baht.

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      • July 4, 2017 at 11:59 am
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        Hi there,
        GREAT THANKS for the answers, they help a lot!
        So, we depart from Koh Chang (13 July), reach Trat Pier, take taxi from there to Laem Sok and take the boat to Koh Kood (speedboat or others). Hope I understand right.
        How much time will it take by taxi and how much will this taxi cost?
        And other important question: at what time depart the boats from Laem Sok to Koh Kood? Or till what time? We need to plan the departure..
        What will be the price for the boat transfer to Koh Kood?
        One more question: on 18 July we will travel back from Koh Kood. Are there the fixed departure times from Koh Kood to Laem Sok?
        And the last one: after Koh Kood on 18 July we will need to take a bus back to Bangkok. Where will we find these buses? I thought to buy the return ticket when we will buy the ticket for the bus or mini bus from BKK when we arrive at 07:20 in the morning on 11 July (we will go directly to Trat and Koh Chang from the airport). Does it make sense to buy return ticket? We will stay in Bangkok for one night and a day before flying back.
        Thank you and sorry for so many questions again!
        Daria

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        • July 4, 2017 at 12:53 pm
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          I dont know how much the local drivers will charge for a taxi from one of the piers for boats from Koh Chang to Laem Sok pier. If you want to arrange a driver to take you from your hotel on Koh Chang to Laem Sok pier then you can book it at: http://iamkohchang.com/getting-here/private-transfers-prices.html

          Prices for the ferries and the timetables for boats to Koh Kood are shown on this page of this site. ^^ Look up ^^

          If you want to take a bus to Bangkok you will have to take the free shuttle from Laem Sok pier to Trat bus station. Buses go about every hour from there to Bangkok. Don’t buy a return ticket. It’s better to leave your options open.

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  • May 24, 2017 at 3:21 pm
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    Hi,
    I will be traveling from bkk on the 24 July and would like to know if there is a company that can take me from the airport to Ko Kood all inclusive?

    Thanks

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    • May 25, 2017 at 12:53 am
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      Hi Patricia

      It is easy to arrange a private transfer from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Laem Sok pier, trat. See details https://iamkohchang.com/getting-here/private-transfers-prices.html You then take a boat to Koh Kood and the boat company provides free transport from the pier on Koh Kood to your hotel.

      But note that the last boat to Koh Kood is at 13:00. So you need to leave the airport by 07:30 to be sure of catching it.

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  • February 4, 2017 at 12:41 am
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    Just stumbled upon the site and found all the information I wanted about getting to Laem Sok and which boat to take. Thanks. Saved me a lot of time searching through Tripadvisor and Lonely planet.

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  • September 27, 2016 at 9:24 am
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    Hello!

    We would like to travel from Chivapuri Beach Resort on Koh Chang to Bann Makok on Koh Kood.
    3 days later we would like a transfer from Bann Makok to Trat.

    Can you help us with the booking?

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    • September 27, 2016 at 9:29 am
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      When you are on Koh Chang, buy tickets for Bangbao Boat speedboat. Ticket price is 900 Baht per person. You’ll be dropped off at Baan Makok.

      Then, when you are at Baan Makok buy tickets for one of the passenger boats to Laem Sok pier, Trat. Ticket price from 350 – 500 Baht per person.

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    • January 3, 2017 at 12:20 am
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      Hi. You can buy speedboat tickets from Koh Chang to Koh kood from your hotel on Koh Chang or any tour agent nearby. You’ll be dropped off at Baan Makok.

      Likewise from Baan Makok to Laem Sok pier, Trat. Buy tickets when you are at Baan Makok.

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