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Discover Bangkok to Koh Kood - Journey by Bus and Ferry | Explore Laem Sok Pier & Khaosan Road

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Bangkok to Koh Kood by Bus and Ferry: Land and Sea

Koh Kood

Embark on a remarkable journey from the bustling streets of Bangkok to the serene island of Koh Kood. This route combines the convenience of bus services with the charm of a ferry trip. It offers travelers a unique way to explore the Gulf of Thailand's stunning landscapes.

How to Get to Koh Kood


The adventure begins with a bus trip from Bangkok to Trat. Travelers head to Khaosan Road to find the Boonsiri Office. From here, buses depart for Laem Sok Pier in Trat. The pier will be your Trat bus station arrival. This journey provides a glimpse into Thailand's varied landscapes. At Laem Sok Pier, you'll transfer to a boat to Koh Kood. The Boonsiri High-Speed Ferry company will whisk you away to Koh Kood in about 8 hours. This combination of bus and ferry travel is not only the cheapest option. It is also a chance to experience the diverse transport options Thailand offers.

Things to Know About Koh Kood


Koh Kood, nestled in the Gulf of Thailand, is known for its pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters. During the high season, the island becomes a hub of activity. Ferry companies operate more frequently. It makes it easier to plan your trip from Bangkok. In addition to its natural beauty, Koh Kood offers a plethora of activities for every kind of traveler. From snorkeling in its coral reefs to exploring the tropical jungles, the island is a treasure of natural wonders. The local cuisine, characterized by fresh seafood and traditional Thai flavors, provides an authentic culinary experience. Evenings on Koh Kood are serene, with stunning sunsets painting the sky in hues of orange and pink. This tranquil island offers a peaceful retreat. It is an opportunity to immerse oneself in the culture and lifestyle unique to this island.

Things to Do In Koh Kood and Around


Once on the island, take the opportunity to explore the various other islands of Koh Kood vicinity. Each is offering its unique charm and beauty. Koh Kood, in particular, stands out. Its lush landscapes and serene beaches make it an ideal destination for both relaxation and adventure. The island's close proximity to Trat city opens up possibilities for day trips. You can delve into bustling local markets, experience the vibrant street life, and savor the real Thai street food. For a more leisurely exploration, hop on a tuk-tuk. With this iconic Thai transport you can meander through the less-traveled paths. It is a way to uncover hidden gems scattered around the island. 

LiVa Tips


- Plan for the Journey: The bus ride takes about 30 minutes to reach the pier in Trat. Please note that you can take a shared taxi instead.

- Please check in at least 45 minutes before departure with your e-ticket from your phone.

- Weight limit for luggages is 20 kg per person.

- Secure Parking: If driving to the pier, look for secure parking options.

- Check Ferry Schedules: Especially during high season, as timings may vary among boat companies.

- Consider a Private Transfer: For more comfort, private transfers are available, including services like Bangkok Airways.

- Explore on Foot: Once in Koh Kood, many attractions are just a minutes' walk away, offering an intimate experience of the island.

The journey from Bangkok to Koh Kood by bus and ferry is wonderful. It  showcases Thailand's efficient and diverse transport system. Embarking on this adventure from Bangkok, particularly if you're starting at the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, presents a seamless blend of modern infrastructure and local charm. The bus journey from the heart of the city, winding through picturesque landscapes, is an experience in itself. It offers glimpses of Thailand's rural and urban contrasts. At Laem Sok Pier, you'll find that the transition from bus to ferry offers a much easier and smoother experience. The hustle of Bangkok's streets fades into the background as you step onto the ferry. It marks a distinct shift to the calm and serene rhythms of the sea.