Getting to Koh Mak

Getting to Koh Mak can be done by car, plane, taxi, limo, bus and by boat. Koh Mak is situated in eastern Thailand near the Cambodian border in the Gulf of Thailand and is about 300 Km (188 Miles) from Bangkok, about 50 Km (30 Miles) from Trat (mainland) and around 23 Km (15 Miles) from Koh Chang.

How to get to Koh Mak

From Bangkok to Laem Ngop pier

Driving yourself: Assuming you are near Suvarnabhumi airport, take the highway No. 7 and follow until you find the exit to highway number 344 (Chonburi-Baan Bung-Klaeng). When you have reached Klaeng, take a left to highway route 3 in the direction of Chanthaburi and Trat. About 25 Km’s before reaching Trat city you will pass a police and army checkpoint. Turn right at the first traffic lights next to the gasoline station. From there follow the signs to Koh Chang until you reach Ngop pier. There is a secure parking lot at 50 Bath per night.

By Air-Conditioned Bus: Try to take a bus directly to Laem Ngop pier. Some busses only go to Trat city, so you’ll have to take a local taxi to the pier (60 – 80 Bath).

Ekkamai Station (directly to Ngop pier):

  • Fare: 250 Bath
  • Disctance: 331 Bath
  • Travel Time: +/- 5 hours
  • Departure time from Bankok: 6:30, 07:45 and 09:45
  • Departure time to Bankok (from trat): 12:30, 14:00, 15:00
  • Call 1490 for more info

Morchit Station (takes you to Trat city, so take a local taxi to the pier):

  • Fare: 248 Bath
  • Disctance: 327 Bath
  • Travel Time: +/- 5 hours
  • Departure time from Bankok: 07:30, 11:00, 22:00
  • Departure time to Bankok (from trat): 11:00, 19:00, 24:00
  • Call 1490 for more info

From Suvarnabhumi Bus Terminal:

  • Fare: 270 Bath
  • Departures directly to Laem Ngop: 08:15 and 10:15.
  • Departures to Trat city: 6:40, 10:10, 11:40, 13:10, 16:10, 18:10 (in Trat take taxi to pier)
  • Call 1490 for more info

By private van or taxi: You can rent a private van from anywhere in Thailand. I will post the rates from Bangkok but the closer you are to Trat the lesser you will pay. You can get picked up from you hotel or anywhere you want. Prices can vary!

  • 3,800 Bath for a regular taxi (3 persons)
  • 4,500 Bath for a 5 person minibus
  • 4,800 Bath for a 5 person VIP minibus.
  • 5,000 Bath for a 9 person minibus

By shared minibus: This is a cheap and fast way to get to Trat. You can book ashared minibus from almost every travel agent. You can easily reserve a place near Kao Sarn Road or Victory Monument. Rates are usually 300 Bath. A return ticket can be booked on the pier at the same rate.

By Limousine: If you like to travel in style you can use the limousine service from Suvarnabhumi Airpot for 10,000Bath

By Airplane: You can take an airplane from Suvarnabhumi Airpot to Trat Airpot. During the low season there are 2 flights per day and during high season there are 3 flights per day. When you arrive at Trat airport you can take a minibus to the pier for 300 bath.

From Laem Ngop pier (Trat) to Koh Mak

By wooden boat:

There is room for 80 people and it takes about 3 hours to get to Koh Mak. This boat takes you to Ao Nid pier on Koh Mak. The boat leaves Laem Ngop only on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 am and ticket costs 300 Bath per person. The boat returns to mainland at 8:00 am, every Monday and Friday. If you have a lot of time, this boat is a “classic”, you move slowly with the locals and all material what is needed on an island. If the waves are high, the wooden boat might be also a good option. There is a bath-room on the boat, but please bring your own drinks for the trip.

getting to koh mak by boat

By Speed boat:

The Panan Speedboat leaves Leam Ngop pier at 12:30 and 16:00 and takes about 45 minutes to Koh Mak. During low season other schedules apply. The fare costs 450 Bath and takes you to Ao Soun Yai pier (Koh Mak Resort)

The speedboat returns to the mainland at 9.00 and 13.30 (last boat leaving the island).

getting to koh mak panan speedboat

With the Lelawadee Speedboat it takes about 50 minutes to get to Koh Mak. During high season the boat leaves daily from Laem Ngop at 10:30 and 14:00. The current rate is 450 Bath and takes you to Makathanee Resort (Ao Kao Beach). During low season other schedules apply.

This speedboat returns to Laem Ngop at 8.00 am and 12.00 noon.

Important: The last speedboat leaves at 16.00. When you miss this one, you have to sleep over in Trat or Koh Chang.  Depending on the weather-condition, the speed-boats sometimes cannot operate. This happens 10-15 days a year.  Bring raincoats and cover for your bags in the rainy-season.

If it rains, you will get wet! Another advice: Sitting in the back of the boat is more comfortable than in the front.

Most travellers and locals use this pier, it is more convenient and easier to reach.

Arrive Koh Mak by speed boat

Arrive Koh Mak by speed boat

From Laem Sok (Mainland)

The Siriwhite Speedboat leaves every day from Laem Sok at 13.00 and arrives at Koh Mak ( Ao Nid Pier) at 13.45 (450 Baht)

And back at 10.40 to Laem Sok

Laem Sok Pier Boats to Koh Mak

Laem Sok Pier Boats to Koh Mak Travel to Koh Mak and Koh Kood

Koh Mak Catamaran:
12:00 from Koh Mak to Laem Sok
14:30 from Laem Sok to Koh Mak
about 1:30 hours travel-time

Koh Mak Catamaran

From Koh Chang (Bang Bao Pier)

The Bang Bao Wooden Boat leaves Bang Bao every day at 9.00 and arrives Koh Mak at 10.45 (300 Baht). Back to Bang Bao at 12.00 and arrives at 13.45. (only High-Season)

The Bang Bao Speedboat leaves every day at 12.00 and arrives Koh Mak at 12.45 (550 Baht).

Back at 10.30 every day and arrives at 11.15

getting to koh mak from koh chang

From Kai Bae Hut (Koh Chang):

Kai Bae Speedboat leaves every day from Kai Bae to Koh Mak at 9.00 and 11.00 am (600 Baht)

And return at 9.45 and 10.45 (every day until May 2011)

how to get to koh mak

From Koh Kood to Koh Mak

Bang Bao Speedboat:  9.00 – 10.00 (400 Baht)

Siriwhite Speedboat: 10.00-10.40 (350 Baht)

Kae Bae Speeboat: 9.00 – 9.45 and 11.00 to 11.45 (600 Baht)

Koh Mak Koh Kood Speed Boat Siriwhite

Koh Mak Koh Kood Speed Boat Siriwhite Travel to Koh Mak

Boat Time Table

From To Name Departure Arrival Pier on Koh Mak
Main Land Kommaluang Pier Leelawadee 10:30 12:30 Makathanee Resort
Panan 12:30 13:30 Koh Mak Resort
Leelawadee 14:00 15:00 Makathanee Resort
Panan 16:00 17:00 Koh Mak Resort
Main Land Laem Sok Pier Siriwhite 09:00 09:40 Ao Nid
Cinnamon 11:00 11:30 The Cinnamon Art Resort
Siriwhite 13:00 13:40 Ao Nid
Koh Chang Kai Bae Pier KB Hut 09:30 10:00 Makathanee Resort
KB Hut 11:00 12:00 Makathanee Resort
Koh Chang Bang Bao Pier 09:00 09:50 Monkey Island Resort
12:00 12:50 Monkey Island Resort
Koh Kood Bang Bao Pier Siriwhite 10:30 11:00 Ao Nid
CP 12:00 12:30 Ao Nid

By Airplane

Airline Time Table

From To Flight Departure Arrival
Bangkok Trat PG301 08:30 09:30 Daily
PG303 12:15 13:15 Daily
Phuket Samui PG260 12:55 13:50 2356
Samui Trat PG260 14:20 15:40 2356
Chiang Mai Bangkok PG222 06:55 08:15 Daily
TG101 08:10 09:20 Daily
FD3231 08:20 09:30 Daily
PG216 10:00 11:20 Daily
Bangkok Trat PG303 12:15 13:15 Daily
Chiang Rai Bangkok FD3251 08:35 09:55 Daily
Bangkok Trat PG303 12:15 13:15 Daily
Udon Ratchathani Bangkok TG21 08:00 09:05 Daily
FD3321 09:30 10:40 Daily
Bangkok Trat PG303 12:15 13:15 Daily
Udon Thani Bangkok FD3361 08:55 10:00 Daily
Bangkok Trat PG303 12:15 13:15 Daily
Khon Kaen Bangkok TG41 07:45 08:40 Daily
Bangkok Trat PG303 12:15 13:15 Daily

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