How to get from BANGKOK to KOH MAK?

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How to travel from Bangkok to Koh Mak? You can travel by bus/car, plane + ferry/boat.

Bus + Ferry to Koh Mak
Taxi + Ferry to Koh Mak
Flight + Boat to Koh Mak
Book Tickets to Koh Mak

    • Koh Mak is located in the eastern part of the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Mak Island has an area of ​​16 km², is the third largest island in the province of Trat, larger are the islands of Koh Chang and Koh Kood. On the island you will find sandy beaches, palm groves and very friendly inhabitants. The island is suitable for travelers who want to spend a quieter holiday. The island is known mainly for its long clean beaches with a minimum of tourists. If you want to spend a holiday away from the busy nightlife, consider visiting this island. Koh Mak attracts mainly to its clean sandy beaches lining the 27 km long coastline. Suai Yan Beach is located in the northwest, and Ao Kao Beach in the southwest. Ao Pai Beach is located near Ao Pai Pier. It is specific with red sand and stones. It also provides a beautiful view of nearby Koh Kood, but unlike other beaches of the island, the adjacent waters are muddy and not very suitable for swimming.
    • You can move around the island on foot – perhaps everything that might interest tourists is located near the resorts. Despite this, there are several cars of the local taxi service. It is also possible to rent a motorcycle or mountain bike and explore the more remote corners of the island. From Koh Mak you can also travel by ferry to Koh Chang or Koh Kood. There are 3 popular ways how to reach Koh Mak from Bangkok – bus+ferry, taxi+ferry or flight+speedboat. Koh Mak has no airport and there is no railway, the closest airport, about 25 km from Koh Mak, is Trat Airport.

From Bangkok to Koh Mak you can travel by bus, car, plane + ferry.

    • Travel distance from Bangkok to Koh Mak is about 370 km via Trat and Laem Sok Pier. The most popular option how to reach Koh Mak is to travel by bus+ferry via Trat – Laem Sok Pier. Travel by bus+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Mak via Laem Sok Pier in Trat takes about 7-9 hours and it costs about $20-30/pp. Laem Sok Pier is accessible by taxi from Trat Bus Terminal (about 30 minutes). Another option how to travel to Koh Mak is to take a private car or taxi to Trat and ferry from Laem Sok Pier to Koh Mak. Travel by private car+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Mak takes about 6-8 hours and it costs about $160-190, the most expensive option of transfer.
    • The most fastest option how to get to Koh Mak is to take a direct flight to Trat Airport. From Trat Airport you can take a taxi to Laem Ngop Pier (about 30 minutes) and from this pier you can travel by speedboat to Koh Mak. Travel by plane+boat via Trat Airport takes totally about 5-6 hours and it costs about $90-140/pp. Flight schedule from Bangkok to Trat is very limited. It is not possible to travel by train, there is no railway to Trat from Bangkok. Book your bus + ferry/boat tickets and flights from Bangkok to Koh Mak (or Trat) easily online.

How do I get from Bangkok to Koh Mak?


1. BUS/VAN + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Mak


A) Bus or Minivan from Bangkok to Trat

    • from Bangkok you have to travel by bus or minivan to Trat
    • travel by bus or minivan to Trat from Bangkok is a cheap way of transfer
    • travel by bus/minivan from Bangkok to Trat takes about 5-6 hours
    • one-way bus ticket from Bangkok to Trat costs about $9-13/pp
    • buses depart from Mochit New Van Terminal, Ekkamai (East Bus Terminal) and arrive to Trat Bus Terminal
    • bus companies: T.T.T., Transport Co
    • there are also buses to Thammachat Pier (Koh Chang), it is about 14 km from Laem Ngop Pier

B) Ferry / Boat from Laem Sok Pier (Trat) to Koh Mak

    • Laem Sok Pier is about 30 km south of Trat town
    • high speed ferry or speedboats from Laem Sok Pier or Laem Ngop Pier (Trat) to Koh Mak
    • travel by ferry/boat from Laem Sok Pier or Laem Ngop (Trat) to Koh Mak takes about 1-3 hours
    • you can take a private taxi/car to these piers
    • ferry from Laem Sok Pier to Koh Mak by Boonsiri Ferries, you can search and book tickets online
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Express Bus of Triple T and boat of Boonsiri from Bangkok to Koh Mak (photo: 12go.asia)


2. TAXI/CAR + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Mak


A) Private Car / Taxi from Bangkok to Trat

    • from Bangkok to Trat you can also travel by private car/taxi
    • travel by private car/taxi to Trat from Bangkok takes about 4-5 hours
    • transfer by private car/taxi from Bangkok to Trat costs about $150-175/pp
    • you can take a taxi to Trat from Bangkok town, Suvarnabhumi Airport and Don Mueang Airport
    • you can arrive by taxi to Trat town or Laem Ngop Pier
    • taxi companies to Trat: Glassflower, Thailand Limo by Datum

B) Ferry / Speedboat from Laem Sok Pier, Laem Ngop Pier to Koh Mak

    • Koh Mak is accessible only by ferry or speedboat from Trat
    • ferries or speedboats from Laem Sok Pier or Laem Ngop Pier (Trat) to Koh Mak
    • travel time by ferry/boat from Laem Sok Pier or Laem Ngop (Trat) to Koh Mak is about 1-3 hours
    • you can take a private taxi/car to these piers from the town
    • book tickets for ferry from Laem Sok Pier to Koh Mak by Boonsiri Ferries online
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Private car of Glassflower and ferry/boat of Boonsiri from Bangkok to Koh Mak (photo: 12go.asia).


3. FLIGHT + SPEEDBOAT from Bangkok to Koh Mak


A) Flight from Bangkok to Trat Airport

    • the most fastest and comfortable option how to travel from Bangkok to Trat
    • direct flight from Bangkok to Trat Airport takes about 1 hour
    • airlines to Trat Airport from Bangkok: Bangkok Air
    • direct flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bankgok
    • Trat Airport is only about 24 km from Laem Ngop Pier (you can take a taxi)
    • direct flight from Bangkok to Trat takes about $70-120/pp

B) Taxi/Car from Trat Airport to Laem Ngop Pier

    • from Trat Airport to Laem Ngop Pier you can travel by private car/taxi
    • travel time by taxi from Trat Airport to Laem Ngop Pier takes about 30 minutes

C) Speedboat from Laem Ngop Pier to Koh Mak

    • Koh Mak is accessible also by speedboats from Laem Ngop Pier (Trat)
    • travel time by boat from Laem Ngop Pier  to Koh Mak is about 1 hour
    • there are a few various private boat companies from this pier
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From Bangkok to Koh Mak you can also travel by plane+boat via Trat Airport, the fastest option of transport.


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel route from Bangkok to Koh Mak:

How to book + buy tickets from Bangkok to Koh Mak?

    • Book + buy tickets or private car from Bangkok to Koh Mak on 12go.asia or Baolau.
    • You can also book another tickets, flights, e.g. Trat > Koh Kood, Koh Kood > Koh Chang…

How long does it take to travel to Koh Mak from Bangkok?

    • Travel by bus + ferry from Bangkok to Koh Mak (via Laem Sok) takes about 7-9 hours.
    • Travel by car/taxi + ferry from Bangkok to Koh Mak (via Laem Sok) takes about 6-8 hours.
    • Travel by plane + ferry from Bangkok to Koh Mak (via Laem Ngop) takes about 5-6 hours.

What is the travel distance from Bangkok to Koh Mak?

How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to Koh Mak?

    • Travel by bus + ferry from Bangkok to Koh Mak (via Laem Sok) costs about $20-30/pp.
    • Travel by car/taxi + ferry from Bangkok to Koh Mak (via Laem Sok) costs about $160-190.
    • Travel by plane + ferry from Bangkok to Koh Mak (via Laem Ngop) costs about $90-140/pp.

What is the closest airport to Koh Mak?

    • The closest airport to Koh Mak is Trat Airport, about 25 km from Koh Mak, accessible by taxi/car.

What is the best way of transfer from Bangkok to Koh Mak?

    • The best and fastest option how to reach Koh Mak is to travel by plane + taxi + boat via Trat Airport. There is a direct flight to Trat Airport and from Trat Airport you can travel by taxi/car to Laem Ngop Pier. From Laem Ngop Pier you can take a speedboat to Koh Mak.

Is it possible to travel by train to Trat?

    • No, you can not travel by train to Trat from Bangkok because there is no railway between these cities.

What is a join ticket from Bangkok to Koh Mak?

    • Join ticket is a ticket of bus + ferry/boat from Bangkok to Koh Mak. 1. Bus ticket from Bangkok to Trat + 2. Boat ticket from Trat to Koh Mak. You can also book private transport by car combined with boat transfer to Koh Mak.

What is the most cheapest option of transfer to Koh Mak from Bangkok?

    • The most cheapest option how to get to Koh Mak from Bangkok is to travel by bus/van + ferry via Trat. The most cheapest option of transfer (van+ferry) from Bangkok to Koh Mak should cost about $20/pp.

Is it also possible to book private car from Bangkok to Koh Mak?

    • Yes, you can book private transport by car, minivan with boat/ferry transfer to Koh Mak easily online. This option is the most expensive way of transport, but this option is the fastest way how to reach Koh Mak.

How to get from Koh Mak to Koh Kood?

    • Koh Kood is accessible by ferry from Koh Mak, so you can take a ferry from Ao Nid Pier to Ao Salad Pier in Koh Kood. The Koh Mak (Ao Nid Pier) to Koh Kood (Ao Salad Pier) ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 1 hour 30 minutes.

How to go back from Koh Mak to Bangkok?

    • The same way how you came to Koh Mak. First you have to travel by ferry or boat from Koh Mak to Trat and from Trat you can take a bus or car to Bangkok. Read this article: How to reach Bangkok from Trat?

icon-arrow-circle-right Book tickets, car, flight from Bangkok to Koh Mak (Trat) + Schedule:

(You can select another travel route, e.g. Koh Mak to Koh Chang, Trat to Koh Mak…)


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