Koh Chang island hopping boats

Boats from Koh Chang to Koh Mak and Koh Kood. 2024 – 25 Timetable and Ticket Prices

Island Hopping services

It is easy to travel between the islands by either speedboat, high speed ferry or wooden boat services.  An island hopping holiday has become an increasingly popular option for people who prefer to experience more than one island during their holiday.  The good news is that getting from Koh Chang to Koh Mak and Koh Kood by boat is also very easy to do during High Season.

From 1 November to 30 April, it is possible to take a speedboat from Koh Chang to Koh Wai, Koh Mak or Koh Kood. In addition a daily slow boat (wooden boat) runs from Koh Chang to Koh Wai and Koh Mak.

Most boat services officially stop at the end of April.  Although Bangbao Boat may run a boat into the first week or two of May to Koh Wai and Koh Mak, if there is a demand and the weather is good.  But this isn’t guaranteed.

The good news is that Boonsiir Ferry still run their service during the Low Season. Boonsiri Ferry, started out operating services from the mainland to Koh Kood added a new boat to their fleet which is used for the mainland services and the previous high speed passenger vessel is now used for the Koh Chang to Koh Mak to Koh Kood inter-island route.

Ticket prices for the 200 seat high speed catamaran are cheaper than the speedboat services between the islands. Plus you get air-conditioned comfort and free wifi onboard.

Fast ferry service from Koh Chang to Koh Mak and Koh kood

These island hopping services are run by three boat companies – Bangbao Boat, Kai Bae Hut Speedboat and Boonsiri Ferry.  As the names suggest, these operate out of Bangbao  – in the south of Koh Chang;  and Kai Bae – on the west coast of the island. Boonsiri also run their services from the pier in Bangbao.

Prices are the same for both speedboat services.  Children under 9 years old are half price and babies and toddlers ( who will sit on their parent’s lap ) are free.  The high speed catamaran is cheaper.  But it wont drop you off at your resort on Koh Kood, only at the main pier on the island.  However, transport from the piers on Koh Mak and Koh Kood to hotels on the islands is included in the ticket price.

Koh Chang to Koh Kood Boat Timetable and Prices

At present only the Bangbao Boat wooden boat service is operating.  Children under 3 years old are free.  Children from 3 – 7 years are half price.  8 years and older are full price.

It is also possible to use the Bangbao Boat wooden boat service for a day trip from Koh Chang to Koh Wai or Koh Mak.  The price is 700 Baht total.

Koh Chang to Koh Kood

From Dep. / Arr. Price
Kai Bae – Speedboat 09:00 / 11:00 1,200 Baht
Bangbao – Wooden boat 09:00 / 12:00 700 Baht
Bangbao – Speedboat 09:30 / 11:30 900 Baht
Bangbao – High speed ferry 09:00 / 10:30 900 Baht
Bangbao – Speedboat 12:00 / 14:00 1,200 Baht

Koh Kood to Koh Chang

To Dep. / Arr. Price
Bangbao – Speedboat 09:00 / 11:00 1,200 Baht
Kai Bae – Speedboat 11:00 / 13:00 1,200 Baht
Bangbao – Wooden boat 13:00 / 16:00 700 Baht
Bangbao – High Speed Ferry 14:00 / 15:30 900 Baht

Koh Chang to Koh Mak Boat Timetable and Prices

Koh Chang to Koh Mak

From Dep. / Arr. Price
Bangbao – Wooden Boat 09:00 / 11:00 500 Baht
Kai Bae – Speedboat 09:00 / 10:00 800 Baht
Bangbao – Speedboat 09:30 / 10:30 600 Baht
Bangbao – High Speed Ferry 09:00 / 10:00 600 Baht
Bangbao – Speedboat 12:00 / 13:00 900 Baht

Koh Mak to Koh Chang

To Dep. / Arr. Price
Bangbao – Speedboat 10:00 / 11:00 900 Baht
Kai Bae – Speedboat 12:00 / 13:00 800 Baht
Bangbao – Wooden boat 14:00 / 16:00 500 Baht
Bangbao – High Speed Ferry 14:30 / 15:30 600 Baht
Bangbao – Speedboat 13:00 / 14:00 600 Baht

Koh Chang to Koh Wai Boat Timetable and Prices

Koh Chang to Koh Wai

From Dep. / Arr. Price
Bangbao – Wooden Boat 09:00 / 10:00 400 Baht
Kai Bae – Speedboat 09:00 / 09:30 600 Baht
Bangbao – Speedboat 09:30 / 10:00 400 Baht
Bangbao – Speedboat  12:00 / 12:30 400 Baht

Koh Wai to Koh Chang

To Dep. / Arr. Price
Bangbao – Speedboat  10:30 / 11:00 400 Baht
Kai Bae – Speedboat 12:30 / 13:00 600 Baht
Bangbao – Speedboat  13:30 / 14:00 400 Baht
Bangbao – Wooden boat 15:00 / 16:00 400 Baht

How to buy boat tickets?

You can buy boat tickets from any tour agent on the islands.  Outside peak season 1-2 days advance notice is fine.   There is no need to buy them a long time in advance.

How to get to the pier?

If you are staying on Koh Chang, the ticket prices for the boats include transport from your hotel to the pier in Bangbao or Kai Bae.  You do not have to make your own way to the pier. But if you are coming from an outlying island to Koh Chang, both Boonsiri and Kai Bae Hut Speedboat have a free taxi service from their pier to your hotel.  Bangbao Boat will charge 50 Baht per person for the service.

On Koh Wai, the speedboats will drop you off and pick you up at a pier at your resort.  The wooden boat will drop you off at Pakarang Resort pier.

On Koh Mak, Kai Bae Hut Speedboat uses the pier at Makathanee Resort on the southwest coast of the island.  This is the busiest beach so if you are staying here then your resort will be no more than 5 minutes walk along the beach form the pier. Bangbao Boat uses Koh Mak Resort pier on the opposite side of the island.  Resorts will provide pick up services or a local taxi is 50 Baht to any resort on the island.

The speedboats to Koh Kood drop off at resort piers along the west coast, starting at Captain Hook & Baan Makok in the northwest of the island and finishing at the resorts in Bangbao Bay in the south west.  This is the most southerly drop off and pick up location.  You’ll have to make arrangements with your hotel to pick you up if you are staying outside this area.  And for anyone staying in the Klong Chao area, the speedboats will stop at the road bridge near Mark House bungalows.  This is within easy walking distance of the riverside resorts.

Boonsiri Ferry provide a free pick up and drop off service between hotels on Koh Mak and Koh Kood and the piers on the islands.

Are there any other island hopping routes?

You can use these boats to go from Koh Wai to Koh Mak or Koh Mak to Koh Kood for example.  I haven’t listed prices here as the number of permutations would result in too many tables.  But it is possible.  You could also, for example, buy a ticket to take the slow boat from Bangbao to Koh Mak, have a couple of hours there to take a few selfies, and then take the speedboat to Koh Kood at lunchtime.

Do the boats stop at any other islands?

Yes.  If you use the KaiBae Hut Speedboat, you can get picked up or dropped off at Koh Rayang.  This is a small island with one resort about 1 kilometre off the southwest coast of Koh Mak.  And the Bangbao Boat service can also drop you off on Koh Kham – just off the north coast of Koh Mak. These are both private islands and so a small entry fee is charged for people visiting the islands.

From Koh Chang to Cambodia

From 1 October 2023, Boonsiri Ferry started a new combined boat / bus / boat service from Koh Chang to the Cambodian border at Hat Lek and onwards to the popular Cambodian island of Koh Rong.

Passengers will depart Koh Chang at 09:00 and arrive at the Cambodian border around 13:00 and Koh Rong around 17:00.  At present ( June 2023) ticket prices haven’t been announced.

Boonsiri ferry have a plan to further extend this to the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc.  Meaning it would be possible to island hop in three countries using transport from one company.  Which will make booking and connections much less hassle than they are at present.

Low Season Island Hopping

During the low season, only Boonsiri Ferry operate direct services.  If this isn’t running, due to lack of demand, annual boat maintenance etc then the other options are:

To Koh Mak.  Take one of the ferries from Koh Chang to the mainland.  Once at a mainland pier, take a shared pick up truck taxi that is heading to Trat.  They will do a short detour to drop you off at Krom Luang pier, Laem Ngop.  Expect to pay 40 – 50 Baht per person.  Trat ferry (Centrepoint) pier is much closer to this pier than Ao Thammachat pier – used by Ferry Koh Chang.  Buy your speedboat tickets to Koh Mak when you are at the pier.  Boat timetables are here. )

Getting to Koh Kood is harder, as Laem Sok pier is 40 – 50 Km drive from the mainland piers for boats to Koh Chang.  So, you will need to arrange  a private transfer in order to get there.  This can either be booked in advance, from your hotel on Koh Chang to Laem Sok pier or you should be able to haggle a price with a pick up truck taxi driver when you are at the mainland pier. Bear in mind the last boat to Koh Kood during rainy season is at 13:00.  Timetables here.

 

Koh Chang Koh Mak & Koh Kood Boat Timetable