How to get there

How to get there 2017-12-15T15:07:49+00:00

KOH MAK Island is about 350 km South-East from Bangkok and located between the two bigger islands KOH CHANG and KOH KOOD.

How to get there

From Bangkok to the pier “Laem Ngop”:

  • The trip takes about 5 hours.
  • To be in time to catch the last boat at 16:00, we suggest the driver collects you before 10h30.

If you would like us to arrange private transportation, the rates are below:

  • Private limo: 4,500 BHT / 1- 3 persons.
  • Private minibus: 5,000 BHT / up to 6 persons.

The local Trat transportation company which we have used for over seven years is very reliable and experienced.

MEETING POINTS:

  • Hotel Bangkok:

After check-in, please telephone / e-mail us with your room number and hotel telephone number. On departure, the driver will meet you in the lobby.

  • Airport:

IMPORTANT:
There is only one meeting point at the Suvarnabhumi airport – arrival level

The cost shall be around 200-400 Baht per person.
The trip takes up to 7 hours depending on the type of bus and traffic.

  • Bus Station: EKAMAI

To get the last boat at 16:00 you need to be at Ekamai station not later than 7AM.
Be aware that some buses go straight to Laem Ngop, and some just to Trat.


In Trat you will find local taxis to take you to the Laem Ngop Pier (the local “Song Tiaw” taxi costs 50 Baht/pers for shared and 350 Baht for a private car).
Ensure you travel to KOH MAK and NOT to Koh Chang (99% travel to Koh Chang).

  • Airport Suvarnabhumi: Bus Terminal

The bus leaves at 8:20 am to Laem Ngop pier.
There are free shuttles from the airport to the airport bus terminal (2nd floor Gate 5)

Flights with BangkokAir.com to Trat take only 50 minutes and costs about 3.000,BHT.
At the Trat airport, the Bangkok Air Company charges 1.500,BHT to reach the pier.


We can also arrange a pick-up service for you at Trat airport:
the rate depends on the type of vehicle: 800-1.000,BHT/car/one-way.


FROM SIEM REAP
When you travel from Siem Reap you can easily reach Koh Mak on the same day if you leave the city around 7am.
In Thailand the name of the border is “Aranyaprathet” and on the Cambodian side it is called “Poi Pet”.
You can book a private transfer from Siem Reap to the Thai-border for about 75 USD.
From the Thai side of the border we can order a driver for you (3.500,BHT).
Crossing the border can take some time, occasionally up to two hours but normally 30 minutes.


Boats
Koh Mak
In order to reach Koh Mak you will find two companies at the pier “Laem Ngop”, situated 20 km south of Trat. (”Krom Luang Pier”, or “Naval Monument” is the right name.)


The speedboats: leave from “LAEM NGOP” pier.
Drive or walk to the pier and ask for:

  • “Panan Speedboat” (13.00 and 16.00) or
  • “Leelawadee Speedboat” (10.30 and 14.00)

Contact us for speedboat reservation (the seats are limited).
Please do not change the boat company after you have booked the seats.
After advising us of your arrival time, we will pick you up free of charge from Koh Mak pier.

KOH CHANG & KOH KOOD
On Koh Chang or Koh Kood your hotel will assist you to book a boat or visit of of the many travel agents.

Between October and May, there are several boat companies running from Koh Chang and from Koh Kood to Koh Mak: “Bangbao” and “Kai Bae”.


a comfortable arrival

To make your travel more comfortable and relaxing after a long flight, we recommend our guests to stay at least one night in Bangkok before travelling further.

MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE BANGKOK FIVE HOURS AHEAD OF THE BOAT DEPARTURE TIME

The last boat departs Laem Ngop Pier at 16:00

There are several new taxi boat services offering transfer from Laem Ngop pier and Laem Sok pier to Koh Mak. Please notice we offer free pick up services on Koh Mak only from the Panan speedboat and Leelawadee speedboat companies.