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Taking a bus-ferry from Bangkok to Koh KoodDuration: 8h
Know before you go

From Bangkok to Koh Kood there is currently one form of transportation, a very comfortable one at that. The bus-ferry combo provides many benefits, most of them rooted from the pre-arranged nature of the trip. Buses and ferries come equipped with air conditioned cabins. There is a toilet on board the ferry.

  • Pros
    • Ample luggage allowance (30kg)
    • WiFi provided on ferry
    • Free hotel pick up/drop off
    • Free cancellations
    • Refunds provided if cancellation occurs (due to inclement weather)
  • Cons
    • Possible inclement weather cancellations
    • Possibly patchy WiFi
    • Bus makes no bathroom stops
    • Once a day departure
    • Overnight accommodation still needed
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About the ride from Bangkok to Koh Kood

For the 350km (217 mile) trip from Bangkok to Koh Kood (or as some people call it, Koh Kut), you need to buy a combined bus and ferry ticket. Though this is the only method of getting to Koh Kood from Bangkok, many different companies serve the route, leaving you with lots of options for making your journey.

A  combined bus and ferry journey is fantastic for getting swiftly and easily from Bangkok to Koh Kood without any stress or the need for various bookings.

While Bangkok has always been one of Thailand’s most popular destinations, Koh Kood is one of the country’s quieter getaways. It’s a perfect pick if you want a beachside break without some of the backpacker partying that’s so prevalent on some of Thailand’s more popular and well-established islands.

Traveling from Bangkok to Koh Kood is a great choice if you’re keen to escape the hustle and bustle of some of Thailand’s busier destinations. In a country of many busy towns and cities, Bangkok is the most hectic of them all, with a huge population, unbelievably busy roads and endless groups of travelers. 

With clear waters, soft sands and relatively few tourists, Koh Kood is a remarkably laid-back destination, full of beautiful waterfalls, serene shores and charming boat trips.

And by traveling directly to Koh Kood from Bangkok, you can get all the sweet relief of a quieter destination without the stress or hassle of multiple bookings.

 

 

What to see when traveling from Bangkok to Koh Kood

Your journey to Koh Kood from Bangkok is made up of two separate sections - a bus trip from Bangkok to the port province of Trat followed by a boat trip from Trat to the blissful beaches of Koh Kood.

The first stretch of your journey from Bangkok to Koh Kood is on a lengthy but comfortable bus trip, which will take you all the way from Bangkok right to Trat’s pier. The road you’ll ride on is well-built and well-maintained, so though it’s not the world’s most exciting journey, it’s certainly an enjoyable one.

Your bus will begin the journey by navigating the madcap streets and sights of Bangkok, as it somehow winds its way through perilous piles of people, scooters and street food stalls to escape the city’s crazy chaos.

Once this stretch is over, you’ll hit a highway, which will take you most of the way to Trat.

Though there’s nothing special about this road, the views are fairly interesting. You’ll see distant mountains, humble roadside homes and small pockets of forest and flora.

Before you know it, you’ll be in Laem Sok Pier, which is your rudimentary and charming gateway to Koh Kood. You’ll quickly and easily transfer from your bus to your ferry and embark upon the second stage of your journey. 

With distant lands, lapping waves and the promise of shoreline adventures to come, this ferry section is the most exciting and enjoyable part of your trip. You’ll pass mainland Thailand to your left, while views from the other side of the boat include vistas of Koh Chang, Ko Mak and various other small slices of island life.

You’ll soon arrive in Koh Kood, which some claim is Thailand’s most beautiful island. The moment you arrive, you’ll fall in love with the island’s laid-back, basic approach to living. Even the pier is beautiful, with its rickety wooden jetty backed by a bold backdrop of vivid trees and colorful buildings. 

 

 

What is the fastest way to get from Bangkok to Koh Kood?

The fastest way to get to Koh Kood from Bangkok is by traveling on the 5am High Speed Bus and Ferry from Boonsiri High Speed Ferries. This journey takes 6 hours and 45 minutes, and costs $32.

 

 

What is the cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Koh Kood?

The cheapest way to get to Koh Kood from Bangkok is by Standard Bus and Ferry from Ko Kut Express. This journey costs $28 and takes 8 hours and 15 minutes.

 

 

What is the most popular way to get from Bangkok to Koh Kood?

The most popular way to get to Koh Kood from Bangkok is by Standard Bus and Ferry from Suvarnabhumi Burapha Bus. This journey costs $33 and takes 7 hours.



How to get from Bangkok to Koh Kood

Taking a combined bus and ferry to Koh Kood from Bangkok

A combined bus and ferry ticket from Bangkok to Koh Kood means that you can travel easily, quickly and simply all the way to Koh Kood from Bangkok, eliminating the need for any complications or fuss.

All ferry trips offered on the journey from Bangkok to Koh Kood are pretty similar to one another, with large boats offering both indoor and outdoor seating. 

If you prefer to sit indoors, you have pretty comfortable seats along with great views. But those who prefer getting a little more close to the sea air can instead enjoy the sights and sounds of the ferry’s outdoor areas.

All ferry trips on the journey from Bangkok to Koh Kood typically last around one hour.

Most buses on the journey from Bangkok to Koh Kood are also pretty similar to one another, and offer AC and comfortable seats. While none of the buses have toilets, they all stop for toilet breaks along the way.

On some journeys from Bangkok to Koh Kood, you’ll get food and drinks, so you can snack and slurp as you make your way towards calm Koh Kood.

 

 

Pickup points that take you from Bangkok to Koh Kood:

Departing from:

  • Wat Bowonniwet Temple
  • Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
  • Boonsiri Ferry

 

 

Arriving at:

  • Ao Salad Pier
  • Some hotels in Koh Kood

 

 

Which operators can I book with for a combined ferry and bus ride from Bangkok to Koh Kood?

Bangkok to Koh Kood combined ferry and bus operators

  • Suvarnabhumi Burapha Bus
  • Ko Kut Express
  • Boonsiri High Speed Ferries

 

 

How many departures from Bangkok to Koh Kood are there each day?

There are around 5 departures to Koh Kood from Bangkok each day.

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Reviews of the ride from Bangkok to Koh Kood

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    Pavel
    Bus was good Boat was comfortable Car on Koh Kood island from pier to hotel was litle bit uncomfortable and driver was drive very quickly and little bit dangerous.
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    W
    The Ferry and the bus
    The Ferry and the bus were on time. The seats in the bus were a bit tight and not so comfortable. We left the bus at Lat Krabang for reaching the airportlink . It is very easy to get to the airport.
  • J
    J
    Good bus and boat trip
    We booked our bus and boat combination to koh kood. I had some questions about The booking and the service team helped me well. The trip itself went smoothly.
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Bookaway's customers prefer High Speed bus-ferry by Boonsiri High Speed Ferries

High Speed bus-ferry by Boonsiri High Speed Ferrieswhich usually takes 6h 30m

BUS-FERRYBoonsiri High Speed Ferries | Ko Kut Express | Suvarnabhumi Burapha Bus

234 Km (Air)

Standard bus-ferry by Suvarnabhumi Burapha Bus starting at US$24