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Getting to Koh Samet

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Getting to Ban Phe (Rayong), Koh Samet

Located only 220 kilometers from Bangkok, Rayong and Koh Samet can be accessed within 3 hours by different means of transport to suit your convenience. Driving is easy and the road is well-indicated. Even though cars are not allowed on to Koh Samet, there are parking service on the mainland at “Ban Phe” where you can leave your car and ferry/or speed boat to the island. Buses frequently leave Bangkok’s Ekkamai Bus Terminal to Ban Phe where the piers to the island are located. It is also possible to fly but the nearest airport is located Chonburi which will require a road transfer to Rayong.

By Bus

Rayong is the eastern gateway to the north and northeast of Thailand. As such, there are many regular bus services connecting Rayong and Bangkok and other provinces such as Chiang Mai, Nakhon Ratchasima, and Nong Khai. Busses from Bangkok to Rayong depart regularly from Ekkamai eastern bus terminal (near BTS Ekkamai).

From Ekkamai, the busses, which leave throughout the day, complete the journey in about 4 ½ hours. Air conditioned buses (Cherd Chai Tour) leave Ekkamai Eastern Bus Terminal (near BTS Ekkamai) in Bangkok to Cherd Chai Tour Bus Termal in Ban Phe every 1 hour from 05.00 am until 07.00 pm and leave Ban Phe to Ekkamai Eastern Bus Terminal in Bangkok every hour from 04.00 am. until 06.30 pm.

From Eastern Bus schedule (Ekamai Bus Terminal), Please contact: +66 (0) 2391 2504 or +66 (0) 2391 4164 There are specific busses for those who wish to go to Koh Samet that terminates at Ban Phe opposite the boat pier. Once in Ban Phe Bus terminal, visitors must walk to Seree Pier (Hotel Pier) about 5 minutes. Local contact number of Seree Pier – Tel. 038 651 134.

There are also busses from Bangkok’s Mo Chit Northern Bus Terminal to Rayong town, from where visitors must take a songtaew to Ban Phe.

From Pattaya, busses also head to Rayong, from where visitors must also get a songtaew or tuk tuk to the pier at Ban Phe. Minibuses from Pattaya go directly to Ban Phe.

By Car

From Bangkok to Ban Phe (Rayong), Koh Samet

Rayong is roughly 200 km southeast of Bangkok. There are several different routes to drive between Bangkok and Rayong and the boat in Ban Phe.

  • Route: 1 Follow Sukhumvit Road (Highway No.3): Starting from Bangkok passes Bangpu District, Chonburi town, Bangsaen, Sri Racha District, Pattaya, Hat Jomtien, Sattahip District, Ban Chang District to arrive in the center of Rayong Province. The total distance is 220 kilometers.
  • Route: 2 The most popular route, starting from Bangna-Rayong Road (Highway No.34) via Bang Phli and Bang Bo District (Samut Prakan Province) and Highway No.3 at km. 70. The total distance is 220.
  • Route: 3 Drive along Highway No.3 to Bang Lamung, then turn off of Highway No.3 at Km.140 and continue on Highway No.36 to Rayong. Total distance is 210 kilometers.
  • Route: 4 Taking Highway No.344 (Ban Bung-Klaeng) at Chonburi town, passing Ban Bung, Nong Yai, Wang Chan and finishing at Klaeng District, Rayong Province. The total distance is 100 kilometers. (Bangkok-Chonburi is 80 kilometers)This route is suitable for those who like to go sightseeing in Klaeng District and Khao Chamao-Khao Wong National Park or passing through Chanthaburi Province.
  • Route: 5 Use the Motorway (Highway No.7) , starting from Phatthanakarn Road, Prawet District, Bangkok and drive all the way up to Pattaya (120 kilometers), then switch to use Highway No.36 and proceed for another 50 kilometers to Rayong and 30 kilometers from Rayong City to Seree Pier (Hotel Pier).
From Pattaya to Ban Phe (Rayong), Koh Samet

You can travel from Pattaya to Koh Samet (Total distance is 78 kilometers) by bus, minivan or taxi. The minivans and taxies will go directly to the Pier at Ban Phe from where you can take the Hotel ferry to Koh Samet. The public bus only goes to Rayong from where you need to take a taxi to Ban Phe.

At Ban Phe you must find the Seree Pier (Hotel Pier) from where you can take the hotel shuttle boat (as schedule) to Samed Club, Baan Ploy Sea, Baan Supparod, Ao Prao Resort and Le Vimarn Cottages & Spa.

If you are planning to stay at Paradee you must find the Jadet Pier (Hotel Pier) from where you can take the hotel speed boat to Paradee (Ao-Kiew).

Bus from Pattaya to Koh Samet

Pattaya – Rayong – Ban Phe – Koh Samet

Duration: approximately 2 hour
Price: Pattaya – Rayong approx. 100 baht, Rayong – Ban Phe approx. 50 baht
Timetable: every 30 minutes

You can take the public bus from Pattaya to Rayong roughly every 30 minutes from the corner of Sukhumkvit and Neua road in Pattaya. This bus will cost around 100 baht and will bring you to Rayong.

In Rayong you need to take a Songthaew to Ban Phe port from where you can take the ferry to Koh Samet, this taxi should be around 50 baht per person. (May 2013)

Minivan from Pattaya to Ban Phe (Rayong)

Duration: 1 hour
Price: 200-300 baht

There are several minivans that can bring you from Pattaya directly to the Pier at Ban Phe in approximately one hour. The tickets should be around 200-300 baht and can be bought at any travel agency in Pattaya.

Taxi from Pattaya to Ban Phe (Rayong)

Duration: 1 hour
Price: 1000-1500 baht

It is easy to hail a taxi on the street in Pattaya and for around 1000-1500 baht they can bring you to the pier at Ban Phe.

Private minivan from Pattaya to Ban Phe (Rayong)

Duration: 1 hour
Price: 3,000 baht per one way

This service arranges by hotel and requires minimum 5 days for advance reservation. For reservation, please contact Reservation Department, Tel. 02 438 9771-2 Ext. 100-105 (Monday – Friday) or email: rsvn@samedresorts.com

By Plane

The nearest airport to Koh Samet is U-Tapao, about 45 km from Ban Phe. There are limited flights on Bangkok Airways to and from U-Tapao, namely into and out of Koh Samui and Phuket.

There is no direct scheduled flight from Bangkok to Rayong, but Bangkok Airways has daily flights from Samui to Utapao airport, which is 40 minutes by bus from Rayong. Some charter airlines fly direct to Utapao airport where vacationers can disembark for either Rayong or Pattaya without having to pass through Bangkok's Don Mueang International airport.

Orient Thai Airline operates regular scheduled flights from Chaing Mai-Rayong-Utapao-Bangkok.

Taxi from U-Tapao to Seree Pier (Ban Phe)

Duration: 1 hour
Price: 1000-1500 baht

It is easy to hail a taxi on the street in Pattaya and for around 1000-1500 baht they can bring you to the Ban Phe Pier.

A Private Minivan from U-Tapao to Seree Pier (Ban Phe)

Duration: 1 hour
Price: 2,500 baht per one way

This service arranges by hotel and requires minimum 5 days for advance reservation. For reservation, please contact Reservation Department, Tel. 02 438 9771-2 Ext. 100-105 (Monday – Friday) or email: rsvn@samedresorts.com

GETTING TO THE RESORT'S PIER AT BAN PHE

For all guests who stay at Samed Resorts Group (Paradee, Le Vimarn Cottages & Spa, Ao Prao Resort, Sai Kaew Beach Resort, Baan Ploy Sea, Samed Club, Baan Supparod) can get the exclusively service such as free car parking service at Seree Pier and customers can sit at the Hotel Lounge waiting around the boat out.

Pier to Koh Samet

Jadet Pier (Latitude 12.626 11N / Longtitude 101.4475 6E)
: Tel. 038 652 490, MB. 083 970 5034, 081 861 5059 (Koh Samet) (For guests who stay at Paradee)

Seree Pier (Latitude 12.625 96 N / Longitude 101.44908 E)
: Tel. 038 651 134 (For guests who stay at Le Vimarn Cottages & Spa, Ao Prao Resort, Sai Kaew Beach Resort, Baan Ploy Sea, Samed Club and Baan Supparod)

Shuttle Boat Schedule from Ban Phe to Koh Samet
**Important Note** : Please stand by 20 minutes at Pier before shuttle boat out.

Pier:
Seree Pier (Ban Phe)
Boat type:
Shuttle Boat (Big Boat)
  • From Seree Pier (Ban Phe, mainland) :11.00 hrs. / 13.30 hrs. / 16.00 hrs.
  • From Ao Klang Pier (Koh Samet) :10.00 hrs. / 12.30 hrs. / 15.00 hrs.
  • *From Ban Phe to Koh Samet which typically takes between 30 minutes.
  • *For Baan Ploy Sea, guests can walk from Ao-Klang Pier to Resort (just 3 minutes walk)
  • *For Samed Club and Baan Supparod, guests must to take the ground transfer (Local taxi, Songtaew) from Ao-Klang Pier to Resort (for check-in & check-out only).
Room type:
Deluxe Room, Deluxe Cottage, Beachfront Cottage, Premier Room
Pier:
Seree Pier (Ban Phe)
Boat type:
Shuttle Boat (Big Boat)
  • From Seree Pier (Ban Phe, mainland) : 11.00 hrs. / 13.30 hrs. / 16.00 hrs.
  • From Ao Klang Pier (Koh Samet) :10.00 hrs. / 12.30 hrs. / 15.00 hrs.
  • *From Ban Phe to Koh Samet which typically takes between 30 minutes.
  • *Once at Ao-Klang Pier, guests must to take the ground transfer (Local taxi, Songtaew) from Ao-Klang Pier to Resort (for check-in & check-out only).
Room type:
Premier Seaside, Family Room, Poolside Villa, Beachfront Villa
Pier:
Seree Pier (Ban Phe)
Boat type:
Shuttle Speed Boat
  • From Seree Pier (Ban Phe, mainland) :12.45 hrs. / 15.45 hrs.
  • From Saikaew Beach (Koh Samet) :11.45 hrs. / 13.45 hrs.
  • *From Ban Phe to Koh Samet which typically takes between 15 minutes.
Pier:
Seree Pier (Ban Phe)
Boat type:
Shuttle Speed Boat
  • From Seree Pier (Ban Phe, mainland) : 11.00 hrs. / 13.30 hrs. / 16.00 hrs.
  • From Ao Prao (Koh Samet) :10.00 hrs. / 12.30 hrs. / 15.00 hrs.
  • From Ban Phe to Koh Samet which typically takes between 15 minutes.
Private Speed Boat Service
Pier:
Seree Pier (Ban Phe)
  • Private Speed Boat (1 engine, Maximum 6 persons) : Fee at THB 2,000.- per boat per one way
  • Private Speed Boat (2 engines, Maximum 18 persons) : Fee at THB 4,000.- per boat per one way
  • Note : Routing from Seree Ban Phe Pier (mainland, Ban Phe) to Le Vimarn /or Ao Prao Resort /or Sai Kaew Beach Resort /or Samed Club /or Baan Ploy Sea
Pier:
Jadet Pier (Ban Phe)
Boat type:
Shuttle Speed Boat
Fee:
THB 750.-net/person/one way
  • From Jadet Pier (Ban Phe, mainland) : 14.00 hrs. / 17.00 hrs.
  • From Paradee (Koh Samet) :11.00 hrs. / 13.00 hrs.
  • From Ban Phe to Koh Samet which typically takes between 15 minutes.
Boat type:
Private Speed Boat
Routing:
Jadet Pier – Paradee OR Paradee – Jadet Pier
Fee:
THB 3,000.-net/boat/one way (1 Engine, Maximum 6 passengers)
Remarks:
  • More information or bookings, please contact at hotel reservation staff to inform your details at Reservation Center Tel. +66 2 4389771-2 Ext. 100-105 or Email: rsvn@samedresorts.com (Working : Monday – Friday during 8.30 AM – 5.30 PM, Saturday during 8.30 AM – 4 PM, Closed : Sunday and public holidays)
  • Seree Ban Phe Pier (Ban Phe): Tel. +66 38 651 134 (Working time: Everyday during 8 AM – 6 PM)
  • Jadet Pier (Ban Phe) : Tel. 038 652 490, 083 970 5034 (For guests who stay at Paradee)
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