Bangkok to Koh Kood
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Bangkok to Koh Kood Schedule

Bangkok to Koh Kood Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Boonsiri High Speed Ferries Catamaran 05:00 - 12:15$ 28.43
Boonsiri High Speed Ferries Catamaran 07:30 - 15:50$ 28.43

How to get from Bangkok to Koh Kood

Why do those who have already visited Koh Kood declare with fire burning in their eyes that they now know what a real paradise island looks like? Well, because Koh Kood is a real paradise island. Wanna snow-white sand beaches? They dot Koh Kood’s southern and western coasts. Looking for secluded bays? Graceful arcs of sand lure to spend a day soaking in a laidback, blissful island atmosphere. Dreaming of crystal-clear waters glittering with liquid silver under the sun? Their tender waves murmur sweet songs to slender palm trees bending over the sea. Lush jungles, endless marine vistas, gorgeous beaches galore on Koh Kood. There is little or no nightlife, true, so if you are after Phangan-like experience, Koh Kood is not your destination. But if you are longing for the ultimate beach experience, look no further. Koh Kood is a paradise island, and all that you are expected to do in a paradise like this is to relax and to enjoy. Relax and enjoy, then!

How to get from Bangkok to Koh Kood

The easiest and fastest way to get to Koh Kood from Bangkok is by van and ferry. Joint tickets are offered by a number of companies and the level of service is more or less the same. You can opt for a separate travel from Bangkok to Trat and from Trat to Koh Kood, but it will save you neither time nor money.

From Bangkok to Koh Kood by van and ferry

Boonsiri High Speed Ferries Co., Ltd. offers direct transportation from their ticket office in Khao San Road area in Bangkok to Koh Kood. A joint ticket from Bangkok to Koh Kood includes a van ride from Bangkok to Trat, a ferry from Trat to Koh Kood and a taxi from Koh Kood pier to your hotel.

Note that opposite to larger car ferries linking the mainland and Koh Chang, Boonsiri high speed ferries do not take cars and vans on board. When travelling on a joint ticket from Bangkok to Koh Kood, you will have to take all your luggage from the van at Laem Sok and board the ferry to Koh Kood where you will be met at the pier and taxied to your hotel.

Joint tickets cost THB850, and the total travel time varies from six to 8 hours, depending not only on traffic between Bangkok and Trat, but on ferry route as well. Note that the first morning departure from Bangkok at 5.30am brings you to Laem Sok by 11am to catch the first Boonsiri ferry to the islands. This ferry first calls to Koh Kood and then to Koh Mak. The sea journey to Koh Kood lasts about 50 minutes; count to get to Koh Kood by noon.

Passengers leaving Bangkok by 8am van then board 2.30pm ferry at Laem Sok. This ferry first calls to Koh Mak and then goes to Koh Kood, what makes your sea journey to Koh Kood longer by half an hour. In this case you will reach Koh Kood by 4pm. In both cases it is a good idea to book your accommodation on Koh Kood in advance.

Tip: for a shorter travel time to Koh Kood from Bangkok opt for 5.30am van.

In Bangkok, the meeting point for Boonsiri vans is located in Tanee/Tani Road which runs parallel to Khao San Road and Soi Rambuttri. Note that some travellers report delays of departure of the vans due to passengers coming late – please plan your time accordingly and arrive to the meeting point at least some 15 minutes prior to departure.

From Bangkok to Trat and to Koh Kood

From Bangkok you can as well buy a van ticket to Trat and then a separate ferry ticket to Koh Kood. Trat is the nearest transfer point to Laem Sok, 22 km southeast of the city, from where ferries to Koh Kood depart.

There is van service from Morchit Bus Terminal in Bangkok to Trat Transport Station by T.T.T. company with tickets sold at THB300 and 8 departures throughout the day from 5am till 6.30pm (THB300). Vans take five hours to get to Trat where you will have to opt for a public songthaew going to Laem Sok Pier (THB50, one hour) or buy a ferry ticket with transfer to Laem Sok already included into the price (THB550), eg. that of Boonsiri.

Boonsiri picks up their passengers is Trat and transports them directly to the pier in Laem Sok to board the Koh Kood-bound ferry (50 min.). Separate tickets will not cost you less, but will take more time for sure.

Other islands to visit from Koh Kood

There is an inter-island ferry which connects the islands of the archipelago: Koh Kood, Koh Rayang, Koh Mak, Koh Kham, Koh Wai and Koh Chang. Tickets to the first three islands cost THB400 with travel time from 50 minutes to one hour and one hour and 10 minutes respectively; THB700 to Koh Wai (1½ hour) and THB900 to Koh Chang (two hours).

Once a day at 9am Boonsiri high speed ferry takes passengers from Koh Kood on its way to Koh Mak. The journey takes 50 minutes and tickets cost THB300.

Getting around

There is no public transport on Koh Kood, so your choice of means of transport is limited to rented motorbikes or bicycles and taxis which tend to be rather pricy.

Motorbikes can be rented in many guesthouses and are nearly double as expensive as on the mainland (up to THB400 per day). While the main road going from the northern to the southern part of the island is sealed and generally in good condition, it is still very treacherous due to hilly terrain and sand which is often brought to the road with the rains. Be very, very cautious when riding a bike and think twice before renting one if you are not an experienced rider. Koh Kood is not the right place to learn how to ride a bike, we assure you.

Where to stay

Whichever beach you choose, you will not find really budget deals on Koh Kood. Even the cheapest affairs are offered at around THB1000 – and your home away from home is more likely to be away from the beach, too. The best backpacker options are normally found off Hat Khlong Chao some 5–15 minutes from the beach. Skip the resorts facing the sea in Hat Khlong Chao – they are rather overpriced – and for moderately priced midrange options head to Ao Ngam Kho instead. Smaller bays like Hat Sai Daeng are often occupied by a single resort, though you still can use the beach even being a non-guest.

Note that Koh Kood is a popular escape for the Bangkokians; if you are planning to happen on the island during the most busy periods, including public holidays (and especially New Year and Songkran) or weekend, book ahead.

Note that though today a fair share of guesthouses and resorts stay open all year round, Koh Kood remains a seasonal destination with many operations shutting their activity down from May to October.


It is a crime to spend all your time on Koh Kood in one and the same bay – do not stop until you explore at least a handful of them.

A number of operators on Koh Kood offer snorkelling and diving tours. And while even sheer swimming in beautiful waters of Koh Kood is fun, snorkelling and diving are not as great as you could have imagined. There is not much in terms of marine life, and the major part of corals in shallow waters are dead. Yet you can spend a relaxing day on the water with any of the operators – just do not expect too much.

When you get tired of the sea-sand-sun combo, take a short hike to a couple of waterfalls, Khlong Chao and Khlong Yai Ki for a nice cooling plunge in a pool surrounded by lush jungle.

There are good trekking and canoeing opportunities, too; but otherwise all you are supposed to do on Koh Kood is to relax and to enjoy this little paradise of an island – yes, we know that we are repeating ourselves!

Bangkok to Koh Kood destination reviews

ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Feb 25, 2020
Top top. Le voyage a été super bien organisé et à l’heure prévu. Étonnant mais vrai ☺️
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Feb 24, 2020
Prima manier om naar koh kood te gaan. Erg efficiënt ingericht. Fijne bus, goede ferry en het eten bij de terminal in goed.
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Feb 16, 2020
Amazing company! We left on time (even 15 minutes before) and arrived on time. They’re very organized and the waiting time is not too long. And for once, temperature inside the bus is perfect! Free water and cookie
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Feb 14, 2020
Firstly, bus was broken and it was really really uncomfortable. Then we got a new and a better bus. The information was unclear because we sat at the back and didnt hear at all what the stuardess was talking about. Also was a big mess in cheking into the ferry. In the koh kut was hard to understand how and where we should go.
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Jan 31, 2020
Everything went fine. Got even a small bottle of water and an oreo
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Jan 30, 2020
Very easy and good way to come from Bangkok to Koh Kood.
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Jan 22, 2020
Everything was fine except for the chaos at laem sok and at the pier in koh kood. More clear guidance is needed at both places. Everybody seemed a little bit stressed out.
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Jan 14, 2020
Easy and cheap way to travel. Pretty good.
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Jan 13, 2020
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Jan 10, 2020
Bus left promptly at 5am, we missed the early morning BKK traffic which was nice. One toilet stop for 5min at around 9am although their is a toilet on the bus. The seat was comfortable, some travelers seemed to be getting cold from the Airconditioning. Easy transfer from the bus onto a smaller car/bus in Trat - for a 5min drive down to the peer. The boonsiri boat was very new and comfortable. Made it on time to koh kood. Excellent service.
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Jan 10, 2020
Отлично организовано, нам всё понравилось,спасибо
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Jan 6, 2020
Het was ons niet duidelijk dat we eerst 5 uur in de bus zaten. We dachten dat we vanuit bangkok met der niet zouden gaan. De bus was oké. Onderweg nog een stop. Bij de pier was het druk en chaotisch en lange wachttijd voor de wc.Boot reis was goed en de tuk tuk lekker snel.
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Jan 5, 2020
Vše ok.
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Jan 1, 2020
Very well organised, instructions were clear on the booking voucher. Arrived at their office 45 minutes before daperture for check-in. We got our allocated seat on the bus and the luggage (included in the price) was stowed in the bus luggage compartment. The bus is air conditioned and has a toilet. The driver was very good, drove at a correct speed and we felt safe and in good hands. The bus stopped once along the motorway to let us use the toilets and eat. The bus dropped us off at the ferry terminal from where we were taken to the the actual pier by a bit of a makeshift trailer and pick up truck towing it. The catamaran ferry took about 1 hour or so to get to Koh Kood and it was smooth sailing and plenty seats. At the Koh Kood pier we were greeted by their drivers who took us to our hotel. In all a service I'd wholeheartedly recommend using. We'll done!
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Dec 8, 2019
My only problem was at the arrival in Ao Salat/Koh kud There was this general chaos with dozen taxis not knowing where they were going. I was also sent to the wrong car. Thank God I double checked and they told me it was the wrong car.
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Dec 3, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Nov 29, 2019
Everything was done like expected. They drive you even until the place where you stay!
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Nov 27, 2019
Everything perfect thank u 12go asia i recomended A+++
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Nov 8, 2019
Excellent service Compagnie de confiance
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries, Nov 5, 2019
Sehr angenehme Busfahrt, auch die Fahrt mit dem Katamaran war prima. Alles gut organisiert!
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