Leelawadee, Panan, Seatales and Suansuk. All operate Speedboats to Koh Mak

Speedboats to Koh Mak 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.

A new service operated by M Thai Marine began services in October 2020.   This uses triple engined, 54 seat speedboats and runs once a day in each direction with additional services at long weekends and holiday periods.

Timetables for Speedboats from 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
M Thai Marine15:0015:45

Panan Speedboat. The first company to run a speedboat service to Koh Mak

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

Boat CompanyTicket PriceDepartArrive
Leelawadee450 Baht08:0008:45
Suan Suk10:0010:45
M Thai Marine12:3013:15
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 run speedboats to Koh Mak from Laem Ngop

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 operate speedboats to Koh Mak

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.)  Then buy your tickets for one of the speedboats to Koh Mak at the pier.

Minibus 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 find 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, PG308 or PG310 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 speedboats to Koh Mak

Boat Companies

The four boat companies that run speedboats to Koh Mak are all operated 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.

Suan Suk , Seatales and M Thai Marine 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 Koh Mak in Laem Ngop, the journey and then taking the pick up truck taxi to a resort on the island. As you will see, it is easy to do.


17 thoughts on “Speedboats to Koh Mak. Timetables and Ticket Prices

  • December 29, 2020 at 3:52 am


    Are the speedboats running regularly over New Year? And my second question is should we ask our hotel to book tickets in advance for us ?

    • December 29, 2020 at 5:34 am

      Yes. speedboats are running hourly (normal schedules) over New year. Spaces are limited, so it’s better to book tickets in advance. Your hotel will be able to help you do this.

      Also alllow plenty of time to get to the pier, as there’s a new covid19 checkpoint near Trat and so traffic jams can be quite long ( maybe a 1 hour wait )

  • March 1, 2020 at 3:27 am

    We arrived tomorrow to Laem Nobp from Siem Reap. We will leave SR at 6am so hopefully we can make it on time for any of the ferrys. I don’t want to book in advance because not sure at what time we will arrive and I see that each time is for different companies. Would it be ok at this time of the year to book on the same day? We are 3 people in total. Also, do you know how much would it be a private taxi from Thai-Cambodian Border to Laem Nobp? Thanks!

    • March 1, 2020 at 5:58 am

      You will be able by buy speedboat tickets at the pier.

      It is about 2,800 Baht for a taxi from the border to Laem Ngop pier.

  • February 28, 2020 at 5:54 am

    Hi..I will arrive at Trat airport on 10/03/2020 with Bangkok airways at 15.45pm….Do you still have schedule bus and boat to go to kho Mak?

    • February 28, 2020 at 5:57 am

      The last boat to Koh Mak is at 16:00. So unfortunately you won’t be able to get to the island the same day.

      You can either stay the night on the mainland or come to Koh Chang. Then next morning go to Koh Mak.

  • February 23, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    De port de trat a l’arroport de sukhumvit Bangkok en taxi pour 2 adultes et un enfant, j’aimerais connaitre le Prix svp merci

    • February 23, 2020 at 2:52 pm


      The price will be 4,900 Baht total. Including tax, driver, gasoline and expressway tolls. No advance payment is required. You pay the driver, in cash, when you arrive at your hotel.

      If you’d like to book it, please email the details using the form on https://kohkoodferries.com/transfers-koh-mak-koh-kood/

  • February 9, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Our flight from Bangkok arrives at 12:40 (fly GP305) at the Trat airport on the 21th february.
    We need transport with boat to Koh Mak. It will be possible?
    Wich price?
    And we will need transport an other transport : we must be to the Trat airport à 03:00pm on the 26th february.

    • February 10, 2020 at 12:38 am

      Hi Cedric. Fro transfers from Trat Airport to the mainland pier, please see TratAirportGuide.com. You can buy speedboat tickets at the pier, 450 Baht / person.

  • February 8, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    HI, where do I reserve a ticket on the Suansuk at 15.00hrs from Leam Ngop to Koh Mak? Thank you

  • January 9, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    We arrive 20 januari at 14.00 with a buss from Bangkok at Laem Ngop. We like to go to Kho Mak.
    Please can you tell us how we can make a reservation for the boat to go to Kho Mak?
    Thank you very much.

  • December 13, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Hi, we are arriving on 15/12. Is reservation for 3 people ( with luggage) possible / required? How can we book? (Probably boat at 15:00 or 16:00 if everything goes smoothly).

  • November 11, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Our flight from Bangkok arrives at 15:45 at the Trat airport on the 13th November.
    We need transport with boat to Koh Mak after 16.00h. It will be possible?
    Wich price?


    • November 11, 2019 at 12:25 pm

      The only way to get there would be by private speedboat. Your resort on Koh Mak might be able to arrange it for you. Probably around 10 – 12,000 Baht.


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