Koh Mak Boats & Ferries
Koh Mak is one of most stunning islands in the Mu Koh Chang National Marine Park, inserted from the UK's Sunday Times in the ranking of the 10 most beautiful beach resorts in the world and still unknown to mass tourism. The beautiful island lies off the coast of Trat Province, in eastern coast of Gulf of Thailand near the Cambodia border, about 310 km from Bangkok. Located only 15 km from the southern tip of Koh Chang, it is the third largest island in the archipelago. Koh Mak is connected to mainland with speedboat services throughout the year. In recent years, with the increase in tourists the connections have been intensified and improved. Several private companies operate up to five daily departures in high season from the Krom Luang Pier in Laem Ngop District. The pier is located just 12 km south of the piers to Koh Chang, and about 17 km from Trat centre. During high season, usually from 16th October till 15th May, the boats are increased with two other companies that operate from Laem Sok Pier in Ao Yai District, 39 km south of the Krom Luang Pier and about 26 from Trat. In high season Koh Mak is also connected to Koh Chang, Koh Kood and Koh Wai by other ferry services that leave from two small piers in Bang Bao Village and Kai Bae Beach, both on the southern tip of Koh Chang. To reach the piers to Koh Mak you can choose between two travel options, one that provides the use of planes and a more economic that provides the use of the buses. Trat Airport serves the city of Trat and the homonymous province which includes the islands of Koh Chang, Koh Kood, and Koh Mak. The airport consists of a small asphalt runway and an open-air terminal. It is owned by Bangkok Airways, which carries three daily flights to/from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport. Tickets are quite expensive, considering only an hour’s flight, and have rates of about 3,100 to 3,500 THB per person, depending on the time of year. Trat Airport is located 25 km from the Krom Luang Pier in Laem Ngop, and about 52 km from the Laem Sok Pier in Ao Yai District. At the moment we have no information about minibus services from the airport to the docks, so you'll need to take a private taxi to reach them. The cost of service is between 1.000 and the 1.500 THB, depending on the destination and your bargaining skills.
Buses are definitely the preferred mode of transportation by tourists to approach Koh Mak from Bangkok, but also from other locations in Thailand. Buses are cheaper of flights, also less than a sixth of the price, and considering the time needed to go to the Suvarnabhumi Airport and from Trat Airport to the piers the time difference is not significant. Several private companies, and even the governmental, offer different choices to get to Koh Mak, with direct lines to Trat Bus Terminal or in alternative to the piers in Laem Ngop. Notwithstanding buses stop only at piers to Koh Chang, you can still easily reach the piers to Koh Mak with a shared song-thaew, Krom Luang Pier is 12 km to south and Laem Sok Pier is located about 50 km in the same direction. VIP buses, with few comfortable seats, toilet and air conditioning, first-class buses or minibuses depart from three terminals in the capital, Ekkamai, Mo Chit and Suvarnabhumi Transportation Centre, but also from Khao San Road in Bangkok, Arcade Bus Station Chiang Mai and North Pattaya Bus Station. You can buy tickets directly at the departure terminal or at any travel agency, prices are not negotiable. The companies are different but the service is the same, with a comfortable non-stop journey till Trat or Laem Ngop. The trip from the terminals in Bangkok to Trat is about 5-6 hours, four hours from Pattaya and seventeen from Chiang Mai, same travel times to reach Laem Ngop. Trat bus station is located just off Sukhumvit Road to the northeast of town, about thirty minutes journey with a shared song-thaew till Krom Luang Pier and Laem Sok Pier, about 100 THB for both paths. For more information on timetable and fares please see our web page Koh Chang-Trat Bus Terminal.Read More
- Address Krom Luang Pier: Laem Ngop District, Trat
- Address Laem Sok Pier: Ao Yai District, Trat
Boat services to Koh Mak from Krom Luang Pier
Koh Mak is connected to mainland with speedboat services throughout the year. Leelawadee Speedboats, Panan Express Speedboats and Suansuk Speedboats offer four daily departures in low season from Krom Luang Pier in Laem Ngop District, five during the weekend. In high season, usually from 16th October to 15th May, the boats are increased with five round-trip every day of the week. On Koh Mak the speedboats moor in different piers. Panan moor at Ao Suan Yai Pier in front of Koh Mak Resort on the northwestern coast, Leelawadee docks in Ao Kao just in front of Makathanee Resort on the southwestern coast, and Suansuk docks at public pier in Ao Nid, on the southeastern coast of Koh Mak. You can buy the ferry tickets at pier on the same day you wish to travel.
|Company||Line||Departure||Fare THB||Time Hr||Frequency|
|Leelawadee||From Krom Luang Pier to Makathanee Pier||10:30 - 14:00||450||~ 0.45||Daily High Season|
|Leelawadee||From Krom Luang Pier to Makathanee Pier||10:30||450||~ 0.45||Fri-Sun Low Season|
|Leelawadee||From Krom Luang Pier to Makathanee Pier||14:00||450||~ 0.45||Daily Low Season|
|Panan||From Krom Luang Pier to Ao Suan Yai Pier||12:30 - 16:00||450||~ 0.50||Daily High Season|
|Panan||From Krom Luang Pier to Ao Suan Yai Pier||14:00 - 16:00||450||~ 0.50||Daily Low Season|
|Suansuk||From Krom Luang Pier to Ao Nid Pier||15:00||450||~ 0.50||Daily All Year|
|Leelawadee||From Makathanee Pier to Krom Luang Pier||08:00 - 11:30||450||~ 0.45||Daily High Season|
|Leelawadee||From Makathanee Pier to Krom Luang Pier||08:00||450||~ 0.45||Fri-Sun Low Season|
|Leelawadee||From Makathanee Pier to Krom Luang Pier||11:30||450||~ 0.45||Daily Low Season|
|Panan||From Ao Suan Yai Pier to Krom Luang Pier||09:00 - 13:00||450||~ 0.50||Daily High Season|
|Panan||From Ao Suan Yai Pier to Krom Luang Pier||09:00 - 11:30||450||~ 0.50||Daily Low Season|
|Suansuk||From Ao Nid Pier to Krom Luang Pier||08:30||450||~ 0.50||Daily All Year|
Boat services to Koh Mak from Laem Sok Pier
In high season two ferry companies operate service to Koh Mak from Laem Sok Pier in Ao Yai District, 39 km south of Krom Luang Pier. Suansuk offers one round-trip a day by speedboat, while Boonsiri Fantasea operates two daily connections. You can buy the ferry tickets at piers on the same day you wish to travel. Reached Koh Mak, both companies moor at public pier in Ao Nid Village, on the southeastern coast. Boonsiri also offers a convenient combo-ticket from Bangkok Phaya Thai, Khao San Road and Pattaya, which consists of a minibus service to the Laem Sok Pier and then the speedboat to Koh Mak. Minibuses depart at 5.30 and 7.00 from Bangkok Phaya Thai, 6.00 and 7.30 from Khao San Road, 6.00 and 7.00 from Pattaya. The cost is 750 THB per person from any starting point. You can purchase the combo-ticket directly to the starting points or through any travel agent in Bangkok.
|Company||Line||Departure||Fare THB||Time Hr||Frequency|
|Suansuk||From Laem Sok Pier to Ao Nid Pier||11:00||450||~ 0.50||Daily High Season|
|Boonsiri||From Laem Sok Pier to Ao Nid Pier||10:45* - 14:00||400||~ 2.00/0.50||Daily High Season|
|Suansuk||From Ao Nid Pier to Laem Sok Pier||08:30||400||~ 0.50||Daily High Season|
|Boonsiri||From Ao Nid Pier to Laem Sok Pier||12:40||450||~ 0.50||Daily High Season|
Note: * Included stop-over at Koh Kood
Boat services from Koh Mak to Koh Kood
During high season Boonsiri Fantasea also offers a boat service between Koh Mak and Koh Kood with a round-trip per day. The speedboat departs from the public dock in Ao Nid, on the southeastern coast of Koh Mak, and moors at Nam Leuk Pier in Ao Taphao Village on the west coast of Koh Kood. You can buy the ferry tickets at pier on the same day you wish to travel.
|Company||Line||Departure||Rate THB||Time Hr||Frequency|
|Boonsiri||From Ao Nid Pier Pier to Nam Leuk Pier||15:00||300||~ 0.30||Daily High Season|
|Boonsiri||From Nam Leuk Pier to Ao Nid Pier||12:00||300||~ 0.30||Daily High Season|
Boat services to Koh Mak from Bang Bao & Kai Bae Beach - Koh Chang
In high season, usually from 1st November to late April, the main islands of the Koh Chang Archipelago are connected each other with ferry services that leave from Bang Bao, a picturesque fishing village on stilts located on the southern tip of Koh Chang. Inter Island Hopper operates a round-trip per day with a wooden ferry, while Bang Bao Boat operates two round-trip per day with speedboats. Nor Nou Kai Bae Hut Speed Boat offers the same service with a fast boat per day but leaves from its pier on Kai Bae Beach, 8 km north of Bang Bao. The boats to Koh Wai, Koh Kham and Koh Rang dock at various piers on the islands, according to the demand of passengers; in Koh Mak dock in Ao Kao just in front of Makathanee Resort; in Koh Kood first moor nearest your location as much as possible and then dock at Nam Leuk Pier in Ao Taphao Village. You can buy the ferry tickets at pier on the same day you wish to travel or through any travel agent in Koh Chang.
|Company||Bang Bao Pier||Koh Wai||Koh Kham||Koh Mak||Koh Rang||Koh Kood||Rate THB|
|Inter Island Hopper||Dep - Arr||09:00||10:00||10:20||11:00||-||-||300/400/600|
|Bang Bao Boat||Dep - Arr||09:30||10:00||10:20||10:30||10:40||11:30||400/600/900|
|Bang Bao Boat||Dep - Arr||12:00||12:30||12:50||13:00||13:10||14:00||400/600/900|
|Company||Koh Kood||Koh Rang||Koh Mak||Koh Kham||Koh Wai||Bang Bao Pier||Rate THB|
|Inter Island Hopper||Dep - Arr||-||-||12:00||12:40||13:00||14:00||300/400/600|
|Bang Bao Boat||Dep - Arr||09:00||09:40||10:00||10:10||10:30||11:00||400/700/900|
|Bang Bao Boat||Dep - Arr||12:00||12:40||13:00||13:10||13:30||14:00||400/700/900|
|Company||Kai Bae Pier||Koh Wai||Koh Kham||Koh Mak||Koh Rang||Koh Kood||Rate THB|
|Kai Bae Hut S.||Dep - Arr||09:00||09:40||10:00||10:10||10:30||11:00||400/700/900|
|Company||Koh Kood||Koh Rang||Koh Mak||Koh Kham||Koh Wai||Kai Bae Pier||Rate THB|
|Kai Bae Hut S.||Dep - Arr||11:00||11:40||12:00||12:10||12:30||13:00||400/700/900|
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