Leelawadee speedboat to Koh Mak

Speedboats run daily services throughout the year between Krom Luang Chumphon pier, Laem Ngop and piers on Koh Mak.  During the low season, from 1 June – 1 November services are reduced.  The actual schedules are not usually released a long time in advance.  But boat companies usually run one, instead of two, services per day.

Boat Timetables Laem Ngop to Koh Mak

Laem Ngop to Koh Mak  ( High Season 1 November – 31 May )

Boat CompanyTicket PriceDepartArrive
Leelawadee450 Baht10:3011:15
Suan Suk11:3012:15
Seatales *14:3015:30

Panan Speedboat

Koh Mak to Laem Ngop  ( High Season 1 November – 31 May )

Boat CompanyTicket PriceDepartArrive
Leelawadee450 Baht08:0008:45
Suan Suk10:0010:45
Suan Suk14:0014:45

Please note:

*  This boat will make a stop at Koh Wai.

The ticket prices are the same for all speedboat services.  However tickets from one boat company cannot be used for a boat from another company.

Reservations aren’t essential for most of the year.  But if you are travelling at peak times, for example, New Year, Thai New Year or long weekend public holidays it is better to book in advance.

Timetables are dependent on the weather.  If there is bad weather or unexpected high winds it may not be possible for speedboats to go out at sea. 

Seatales speedboat

Location of Krom Luang Chumpon pier and the piers on Koh Mak

From Bangkok to Laem Ngop

The easiest and cheapest method is to take the government bus 99 from Ekamai Bus station, Bangkok to Laem Ngop.  There are two departures daily throughout the year at 0745 and 0900 .  Ticket price is 250 Baht.  The buses are all new and in excellent condition.

If you are coming form the airport or prefer to be picked up from your hotel it is also possible to arrange a private transfer by car or minibus.  This can be done online through several websites. For example  : https://iamkohchang.com/getting-here/car-minibus-transfers.html

Leelawadee speedboat

From Trat Airport to Laem Ngop

If you are arriving on bangkok Airways flight PG301 or PG305 to Trat then it is easy to get to Koh Mak the same day.  Simply take the airport minibus service to Krom Luang pier.  The ticket price is 500 Baht per person.  ( Excluding boat ticket )

Tickets can be booked online in advance here: https://tratairportguide.com/transport-to-koh-chang/

However, the minibuses don’t run in the opposite direction.  Fortunately, there are local pick up truck taxi services that provide a service from the pier to Trat Airport for 200 Baht per person.  This can’t be booked in advance.  You will see the drivers waiting for passengers when you arrive at the pier.

It is possible to get from Koh Mak to Trat Airport in time for, PG302, the first flight of the day.  ( Assuming there are no unexpected delays en-route. ) But you will need to take the 08:00 speedboat off the island.  If you do this then you should be at the airport around 09:30.  Fortunately, Trat isn’t the sort of airport where you have to arrive two hours before departure.  However, it’s more sensible, and definitely less stressful, to book either PG306 or PG308 and allow yourself more time to get to the airport.

From Trat town to Laem Ngop

If you arrive by bus in Trat or are staying in Trat overnight, then it is easy to take one of the shared pick up truck taxis ‘songthaews’ from either the bus station or the main road in the centre of Trat to Krom Luang pier near Laem Ngop village.  The fare should be 50 – 60 Baht per person.

Suansuk speedboat

Boat Companies

The four boat companies are all run by families from Koh Mak.

Leelawadee Speedboat uses the Makathanee Resort pier, on the south west beach on Koh Mak.

Panan Speedboat is run by Koh Mak Resort and uses their pier on the northwest of the island.

Both Suan Suk and Seatales speedboats use the main pier on the east of the island at Ao Nid which is also where larger boats often moor.  Such as supply boats and the Boonsiri Ferry ( which runs from the mainland to Koh Kood but also makes a stop on Koh Mak )

From Laem Ngop pier to a hotel on Koh Mak

This video shows the whole trip from boarding the speedboat to arriving on Koh Mak and then taking the pick up truck taxi to a resort on the island. As you will see, it is easy to do.


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