Passenger Boats to Koh Kood

Koh Kood Ferry Advice. Coronavirus #Covid-19  Update

Ferries to and from Koh Kood are still running daily.  Although departures may be less frequent than normal.

Temperature checks on all passengers are now in force at the piers on the mainland and on Koh Chang, Koh Kood and Koh Mak.  Anyone with a higher than normal body temperature will be assessed by medical staff.

Please do not travel if you have any symptoms such as fever, tiredness or a dry cough which are associated with covid-19.

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 four passenger boat companies running regular services to Koh Kood from Laem Sok pier on the mainland. These are ‘Koh Kood Princess’ , ‘Ko Kut Express ,  ‘Boonsiri Ferry. and ‘SuperJet Ferry‘.  These companies all operate, large, high speed vessels.

The Superjet Ferry is the largest, this can both seat around 336 passengers.

The most modern vessel is the Boonsiri catamaran which also offers free wi-fi onboard.  And the newest company is SuperJet Ferry which started running services in July 2019 and also claims the fastest crossing time of just 45 minutes between the mainland and Koh Kood.

The boats all depart form the ferry terminal at Laem Sok pier, Trat.

Koh Kood Ferry Guide. Book tickets for Boonsiri Ferry here

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.  The old speedboat was replaced by a modern, triple-engined, catamaran speedboat in late 2019.

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. Parking is 50 Baht / day.

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 and Ticket Prices

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

Boat CompanyTicket PriceDepartArrive
Ko Kut Express Speedboat *600 Baht10:0011:00
Boonsiri Catamaran ***500 Baht10:4512:00
Koh Kood Princess350 Baht12:3013:30
SuperJet Ferry500 Baht12:4513:30
Ko Kut Express350 Baht13:0014:00
Boonsiri Catamaran **500 Baht14:2016:00
Ko Kut Express Speedboat *600 Baht15:0016:00

* Service begins on 1 November 2020

** Service begins on 1 October 2020

*** Service begins on 1 October 2020.  Take this boat if you want to go to Koh Mak

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

Boat CompanyTicket PriceDepartArrive
Boonsiri Ferry **500 Baht09:0010:15
Koh Kood Princess350 Baht10:0011:15
Ko Kut Express350 Baht10:0011:15
Ko Kut Express Speedboat600 Baht11:0012:00
SuperJet Ferry500 Baht11:0011:45
Boonsiri Ferry ***500 Baht12:0013:15
Ko Kut Express Speedboat *600 Baht13:0014:00

* Service begins on 1 November 2020

** Service begins on 1 October 2020

*** Service begins on 1 October 2020.  Take this boat if you want to go to Koh Mak

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
SuperJet Ferry500 Baht12:4513:30
Ko Kut Express350 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 Express350 Baht10:0011:00
SuperJet Ferry500 Baht11:0011:45

Laem Sok pier.  The port for boats to Koh Kood

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 away and Trat Airport is an hour away.

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.

Book tickets for Boonsiri Koh Kood Ferry

How to Get from Bangkok or Trat Airport 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 here

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 ฿ 261 5h
  •   Express 07:30, 11:00, 22:00
  •   Express 14:30

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 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:

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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
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.

145 thoughts on “Koh Kood Ferry Guide

  • January 10, 2020 at 5:19 pm
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    Hello, I’d like to take a boat from
    Koh Chang to Koh Kood in the end of the month, but I’m not sure if there is any parking lot at Koh Chang to leave our car close to the pier, or how much it would cost, as we are coming back through Koh Chang as well. Thank you very much

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    • January 10, 2020 at 11:37 pm
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      It will be better to take the Kai Bae Hut Speedboat. As they have a free car park at the resort. You can park in Bangbao but it is expensive to leave your car car for a few days.

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  • December 31, 2019 at 2:59 am
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    Hi,
    On the 2.jan. our family is going from Bangkok to Koh Kood. The last boat from Laem Sok to Koh Kood is at 15.00 right? And do you have a exact adress on the pir that I can give to the driver?
    Br Brian

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  • December 30, 2019 at 2:50 am
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    Hi!

    I have booked tickets for the Koh Kood Princess back to Laem Sok. But now I’ve been hearing it’s “very slow” so I’m worried. Is the above timetable not correct? I need to be arriving at Laem Sok around 11:15 like it says in the timetable.
    Do I need to book the Koh Kut Express instead?
    Agnes

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    • December 30, 2019 at 3:08 am
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      The Koh Kood Princess and Koh Kut Express usually arrive at about the same time. Maybe a few minutes difference. Timetables wont be exact. It also depends on passengers being ready to be picked up on time etc and the weather conditions.

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  • December 28, 2019 at 1:07 am
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    Hello
    I’m in Koh Kood now and tomorrow I need to go to Koh Chang, is it possible to take the Bangbao Boat leaving at 9.00?
    Thank you

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    • December 28, 2019 at 1:22 am
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      You can buy a ticket at a tour agent on Koh Kood

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  • December 27, 2019 at 3:19 am
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    Hello, we are in Koh Kood right now and in a couple of days we’ll go to Trat, in the city center.
    I’ll need a songtaew or a taxi, where could I find it? On the pier or at the superjet ferry parking?
    Thanks a lot

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    • December 27, 2019 at 3:37 am
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      There will be songtaews waiting at the pier when you arrive.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 3:44 am
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    Bonjour est-ce qu’il est possible d’embarquer avec un véhicule (type van) sur un des ferries de Laem Sok à Koh Lood ?

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    • November 16, 2019 at 4:18 am
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      Hi Celine. There aren’t any vehicle ferries to Koh Kood. Only passenger boats/ But all the ferry companies have secure car parking near the pier.

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  • November 12, 2019 at 7:49 pm
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    hi !

    What is the best way to reach Laem Sok from Trat Airport?
    And who long does it take ?
    I would like to be sure i can catch de last ferry if i arrive at 12h45 at trat airport

    Thank You !

    Carole

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    • November 12, 2019 at 11:54 pm
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      You can take a minibus or private transfer from the airport to Laem Sok pier. You won’t have any problems getting to the pier for the last boat, the Koh Kut Express Speedboat, at 15:00.

      See tratairportguide.com for information

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  • October 30, 2019 at 2:37 pm
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    Hi,

    I will go from Laem Sok to Ko Kood in November.

    I’m confused about the Koh Kut Express schedule.
    The global timetable mentions 10:00, 13:00, 15:00 while the Koh Kut Express page mentions only 10:00, 13:00.
    Anybody can confirm which information is right ? Is there a 15:00 Koh Kut Express ferry to Ko Kood in November ?

    Is bus timetable from Bangkok to Trat exhaustive and accurate ?
    I have difficulties to find this information on the web.

    Thanks,
    Eric.

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    • November 4, 2019 at 6:11 am
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      There is a speedboat at 15:00. I’ve updated the timetable now

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  • October 12, 2019 at 8:57 am
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    Hi, is there a ferry from Ko Wai to Ko Kut, or will I need to get a speedboat? And will there be included land transfer to Ko Kut hotel on arrival?

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    • October 12, 2019 at 9:30 am
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      There aren’t any ferries but you can taker the Bangbao Boat speedboat. It stops at Koh Wai on the way from Koh Chang to Koh Kood. Buy your ticket when you are on Koh Wai.

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    • November 28, 2019 at 4:22 am
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      Hi, there is a slowboat from Ko Wai to Ko Kut (via Ko Mak). It leaves in the morning (at 10, but when we had to catch the boat last week it arrived at 9:40, and left before 10, so I guess it would be better to be at the pier early).

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      • November 28, 2019 at 7:54 am
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        Thanks Mirta. That is the Bangbao Boat slow boat. But it will only stop on Koh Wai if people have booked tickets.

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  • October 11, 2019 at 8:30 am
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    I will be driving my car from Pattaya to Leam Sok pier to catch the ferry to Koh Kood , Can I leave my car safely there ? I will also traveling to Koh Chang from Koh Kood for a few days then back to Leam Sok to get my Car is this Ok?

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    • October 12, 2019 at 9:29 am
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      All the ferry companies have secure, covered parking at their offices near the pier for 50 Baht / day. It doesn’t matter how you travel back to get your car.

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    • November 10, 2019 at 12:35 am
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      If we are going from laem sok to koh kuud on the 12:30 boat November 11th. where do you embark on koh kuud? We will be picked up by Soneva. So need to know the exact pier. Can’t find this information on the site . Thank you

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      • November 10, 2019 at 12:38 am
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        The passenger boats all use the pier at ‘Ao Salad’ in the north of the island. Just tell your resort which boat you will be on and they will know where to pick you up.

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  • September 18, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    Hi.
    I will be visiting Koh chang and Koh Kood from 12 to 14 of October with a motorbike.
    1. which one of the boat available in that dates allow me to travel with my motorbike (mainland to Koh Chand/back and Mainland to Koh Kood/back)?
    2. it is confirmed that there are no boat trvelling between the two Island in the above dates?
    Many Thanks

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    • September 20, 2019 at 8:42 am
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      You can take a motorbike on either of the vehicle ferries from the mainland to Koh Chang, that’s no problem. Koh Kut Express have space for a couple of scooters on their ferry. You could try contacting them.

      Boonsiri Ferry are scheduled to start their service from Koh Kood to Koh Chang on 1 October, but you can;t take a motorbike on their boat.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 6:24 am
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    Hi! Are there other alternatives going to Koh Kood from Laem Sok Pier on the same day if I’m taking the PG305 flight on 21 September? Seems from the schedules available, I won’t make it from Trat Airport to the last ferry.

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    • September 9, 2019 at 7:13 am
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      There aren’t any public ferries in the afternoon during low season.

      So the only option would be a private speedboat. However that’s expensive. Around 15,000 – 20,000 Baht. Your hotel on Koh Kood would be able to arrange that for you.

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