Passenger Boats to Koh Kood

Koh Kood is located around 45Km from the mainland and is accessible only by passenger ferry and speedboat.  There isn’t an airport on the island, although the Soneva Kiri Resort does have a private airstrip on a nearby island, for its very well-heeled guests’ to 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 ‘Ko Kut Express and  ‘Boonsiri Ferry.  These three companies all operate large, modern vessels.

The Koh Kood Princess is the largest, this can both seat around 300 passengers.

The newest vessel is the Boonsiri catamaran which also offers free wi-fi onboard.  (‘Star HiSpeed Ferry’ was scheduled to run services from October 2018 onwards but as of now this hasn’t started. )

Ko Kut Express run both a large passenger 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 Ko 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.  However all boat companies provide secure parking for passengers arriving by car.  The boat company’s ticket offices and parking areas are all marked on the map at the bottom of this page.

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.

Going to Koh Mak?  The speedboat timetables are here.

Koh Kood Ferry Timetables

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

Boat CompanyTicket PriceDepartArrive
Ko Kut Express Speedboat600 Baht10:3011:30
Boonsiri Fantasea Catamaran (via Koh Mak)500 Baht10:4512:00
Koh Kood Princess350 Baht12:3013:30
Ko Kut Express500 Baht13:0014:00
Boonsiri Fantasea Catamaran  (via Koh Mak)500 Baht14:2016:00
Ko Kut Express Speedboat600 Baht15:0016:00


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
Ko Kut Express500 Baht10:0011:15
Ko Kut Express Speedboat600 Baht11:0012:00
Boonsiri Ferry500 Baht12:0013:15
Ko Kut Express Speedboat600 Baht13:0014:00

During the Low Season, the large passenger boats all leave around the same time from the mainland and from Koh Kood.  The 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 Kood Princess350 Baht12:3013:30
Ko Kut Express500 Baht13:0014:00
Boonsiri Ferry  **500 Baht13:3014:30

Note the Koh Kood Express speedboat is no longer running during low season.

** The Boonsiri Ferry does not stop at Koh Mak during the 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
Ko Kut Express500 Baht10:0011:00

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 bear in mind 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, 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.  This is charged at 50 Baht per day (24 hours)

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.

Bus Bangkok - Trat ฿ 350–390 5h 30m
  •   Express 05:00, 06:00, 08:00, 10:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
  •   Express 06:00, 07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 08:30, 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00

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 transport, by ‘songtaew’ shared pick up truck taxi, from hotels in Trat to Laem Sok pier.  The price is 38 Baht per person, payable to the driver.

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, simple restaurants and car parks for people waiting for their boat.

This main pier is where the large passenger boats depart and arrive.  There is a separate pier, known locally as ‘Coral pier’, about 5 minutes drive away, which is often – but not always – used by speedboats from resorts and the Koh Kut Express speedboat.

 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.

Oct 2018 update: Boonsiri Ferry have recently announced they will be running a Koh Chang – Koh Mak – Koh Kood service starting in late 2018.  The ticket price from Koh Chang to Koh Mak is 500 Baht and from Koh Chang to Koh Kood it is 750 Baht.  This high speed catamaran can seat 200 passengers in air-conditioned cabin, plus has free wifi on board.

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
Boonsiri Ferry750 Baht10:0011:45
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
Boonsiri Ferry750 Baht12:1515:00

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

82 thoughts on “Koh Kood Ferries

  • December 28, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    We want to take a PG305 flight (landing at 12:40 in Trat) on 9th January. Is it possible that we will reach the pier for the last boat at 15:00?

    • December 29, 2018 at 12:58 am

      That isn’t a problem. You can take either the shared minibus or a private transfer to Laem Sok pier and will be able to take the 3pm Ko Kut Express speedboat. It is about 1 hour drive from the airport to the pier.

  • November 20, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Wij vertrekken 6 januari van Ko Chang naar Ko Kood. Kunt u ons uitleggen hoe lang de houten boot vertrekt en erover doet en wat de kosten zijn inclusief als we opgehaald worden van ons hotel op Ka Bae?

    • November 20, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      The wooden boat takes around 3 and a half hours to get to Koh Kood. The ticket price is 750 Baht per person. This includes transfer from your hotel in Kai Bae to the pier in Bangbao.

  • August 16, 2018 at 5:30 am

    I would like to book tickets for the ferry to Koh Kut.
    Is it only the one ferry company that has online booking.
    Or is it ok to purchase tickets at ferry terminal. I will be visiting February next year and driving down from BKK

    • August 31, 2018 at 9:15 am

      You can buy tickets when you arrive at the pier. No need to book online. But it is best to arrive at the pier as early as you can, just in case one boat is full and you have to wait for the next one.

  • August 16, 2018 at 4:33 am

    As you mentioned, last Ferry for Ko Kut is 15:00, right?

    • August 16, 2018 at 4:45 am

      Assuming the high season schedule will be the same as last year. Then yes. If it changes, then the last boat will be the Boonsiri Ferry at 14:20. But at the moment the high season schedules haven’t been confirmed. for the speedboats.

  • July 16, 2018 at 4:05 am

    Hello, in january/february 2019 we will be cycling in Thailand. After cycling in the Isaan we like to go from Trat to koh Kood, koh Mak, koh Chang to Chantabury. Is it possible to take our bicycles with us on the boat to koh Kood and from koh Kood to koh Chang?

    • July 16, 2018 at 4:27 am

      It is possible to do.

      You can take your bicycles on the passenger ferries from the mainland to Koh Kood. Then from Koh Kood to Koh Mak you should take the Boonsiri Ferry, as the speedboats won’t allow bicycles. From Koh Mak to Koh Chang you can take the wooden passenger boat operated by Bangbao Boat. And from Koh Chang to the mainland it is easy to go on the large vehicle ferries.

      • September 18, 2018 at 2:02 pm

        We want to hop from Koh Kut to Koh Mak and then to Koh Chang with 2 bicycles in december 2018, can we take a boat to Kai Bae (avoid the sepentine above Bangbao😊)?

        • September 18, 2018 at 3:51 pm

          There is a speedboat to Kai Bae from Koh Mak. But if you have bicycles you’ll probably need to take the wooden boat to Bangbao.

  • July 10, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Hi, how often are ferries canceled due to bad weather during low season? We are planning trip to Koh Mak and Koh Kood from 10 – 22 August. We are a bit worried about being stuck there and missing flights if the weather turns. Thanks

    • July 10, 2018 at 1:46 pm

      It’s rare the big passenger boats to Koh Kood are cancelled. Although one was damaged in a storm last week and is out of service for a couple of weeks.

      There are only speedboats to Koh Mak. So more chance of them being cancelled if there is very bad weather.

      There aren’t any boats from Koh Mak to Koh Kood in August, so you have to head back to the mainland to get between the islands.

  • June 17, 2018 at 12:34 pm


    We want to go from Koh Chang to Koh Kood 22 July and return to Koh Chang 29 July . Do we need to go back to mainland?

    • June 17, 2018 at 3:17 pm

      Yes. There aren’t any boats from Koh Chang to Koh Kood in the low season. You have to go back to the mainland and then take a taxi about 45Km to Laem Sok pier.

  • February 28, 2018 at 5:07 am

    I would like to travel from Sianoukville Cambodia to Koh Kood. If the bus arrives in Trat at 2pm will I still have time to catch a ferry or boat to Koh Kood on the same day?

    • March 28, 2018 at 7:16 am

      If you arrive in trat on time then you’ll be able to take a pick up truck taxi to Laem Sok pier – about 30 to 40 minutes drive away. Then you would be in time for the last boat, the Ko Kut Express speedboat at 15:00.

      But I think it’s unlikely that everything will run exactly on time, so it’s better to plan for having a night in Trat.

  • February 20, 2018 at 3:12 am

    Hi i would like to go to Koh Kood from Laem Sok (main land) with motorbike.
    is it avaliable?
    thank you

    • February 21, 2018 at 11:00 am

      Koh Kood Princess sometime takes a scooter or two. You will have to contact them to see if it is possible on the date you want to travel . But it is much easier to leave your bike at the car park of the boat company and then rent a scooter when you get to Koh Kood.

  • February 12, 2018 at 6:19 am

    We’d like to go to Koh Kood tomorrow, february 13th 2018 (2 people).
    We are at the Journey’s End Homestay, near Ban Chek Bae.
    Would it be possible for you to come and take us here ? (or in this area)
    Thank you in advance for your reply.
    Best regards,

    • February 12, 2018 at 9:01 pm

      The boats from Koh Chang to Koh kood go from Bangbao and Kai Bae on the other side of the island. They don’t pick people up in Jek Bae. You would have to go around to the other side or maybe get picked up at Ao Sapporot ferry pier or White Sand beach. Ask your resort to call thew boat companies and see what is possible.


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