Getting to Koh Samet

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Getting to Ban Phe (Rayong) ,Koh Samet from Bangkok

Located only 220 kilometers from Bangkok, Rayong and Koh Samet can be accessed within approximately three 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 “Ao Prao Pier” where you can leave your car and ferry/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 at Chonburi which will require a road transfer to Rayong.

By Bus

Rayong is the Eastern gateway to the North and Northeastern part of Thailand. As such, there are many regular bus services connecting Rayong and Bangkok. Buses from Bangkok to Rayong depart regularly from Ekamai Eastern Bus Terminal (near BTS Ekamai station) and Minibus Station (at Chatuchak) to Ban Phe, Rayong .

From Ekamai, two bus service providers are Cherdchai Tour and Krua Kun Pa. The bus from Cherdchai tour operates everyday starting from 7.00 - 18.30 continuously (Tel. 02-391-2804).

Mini bus from Krua Kun Pa starts from 7.30 - 20.00, (Tel. 062-859-3065).

From Minibus Station (at Chatuchak), PP minibus operates every day from 4.30 - 14.30 continuously (Tel. 080-446-4128).

Please note that the bus companies are not under the hotels' management. Information may change over time. For further details and information, kindly contact the transportation provider directly.

By Car

Rayong is roughly 200 km southeast of Bangkok. There are several different routes to drive between Bangkok and Rayong. The most popular route starts 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 approximately 220 km.

If guests are coming from a different direction, please type in Google Maps application, 'Ao Prao Pier.' For Paradee guests, please type 'Jadet Pier,' which is located beside Ao Prao Pier. Our piers are exclusively for Samed Resorts Group's guests only.

Ao Prao Pier : https://goo.gl/maps/q6UnTsFds2mRZZme7
Jadet Pier : https://goo.gl/maps/EqpqxMf4caEL9AhT6

Bus from Pattaya to Koh Samet
  • Pattaya – Rayong – Ban Phe – Koh Samet
    Duration: approximately 2 hours
    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 Sukhumvit 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 Songthaew should be around 25-30 Baht per person.
  • 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 streets in Pattaya for around 1000-1500 baht. They can bring you to the pier at Ban Phe.
By Plane

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

  • Taxi from U-Tapao to Ao Prao Pier(Ban Phe)
    Duration: 1 hour
    Price: 1000-1500 baht

Getting to the Resort’s Pier at Ban Phe

Pier Ban Phe
Pier Ban Phe

Guests staying at one of our resorts (Paradee, Le Vimarn Cottages & Spa, Ao Prao Resort, Sai Kaew Beach Resort, Baan Ploy Sea, Samed Club, Baan Supparod) can get the exclusive service of free parking at Ao Prao Pier and are allowed to use the facilities at the pier’s waiting area.

Pier to Koh Samet

Jadet Pier https://goo.gl/maps/q6UnTsFds2mRZZme7
: Tel. 038 652 490, MB. 083 970 5034 (For guests who stay at Paradee)

Ao Prao pier (Ban Phe) https://goo.gl/maps/q6UnTsFds2mRZZme7
: 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 30 minutes at the pier before the shuttle boat departs.

Pier: Ao Prao Pier (Ban Phe)
Boat type: Shuttle Boat (Big Boat)

From Ao Prao Pier (Ban Phe) :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 Ao Prao Pier (Ban Phe) to Ao Klang Pier (Koh Samet) 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 switch to 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: Ao Prao Pier (Ban Phe)
Boat type: Shuttle Boat (Big Boat)
From Ao Prao Pier : 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 Ao Prao Pier (Ban Phe) to Ao Klang Pier (Koh Samet) typically takes between 30 minutes.
*Once at Ao-Klang Pier, guests must switch to ground transfer (Local taxi, Songtaew) from Ao-Klang Pier to Resort (for check-in & check-out only).


Room type: Deluxe Premier, Family Room, Poolside Villa, Beachfront Villa, Family Pool Residence
Pier: Ao Prao Pier (Ban Phe)
Boat type: Shuttle Speed Boat
From Ao Prao Pier (Ban Phe, mainland) :12.45 hrs. / 15.45 hrs.
* From resort: 11.45 hrs. / 13:45 hrs.
*From Ao Prao Pier (Ban Phe) to resort typically takes between 15 minutes.

Pier:Ao Prao Pier (Ban Phe)
Boat type:Shuttle Speed Boat
From Ao Prao Pier (Ban Phe) : 11.00 hrs. / 13.30 hrs. / 16.00 hrs.
From Ao Prao (Koh Samet) :10.00 hrs. / 12.30 hrs. / 15.00 hrs.
From Ao Prao Pier (Ban Phe) to Ao Prao typically takes between 15 minutes.


Private Speed Boat Service
Pier: Ao Prao 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 Ao Prao 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 Jadet Pier (Ban Phe) to Paradee 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:
For more information, please contact the hotel reservations Tel. +66 2 4389771-2 Ext. 100-105 or Email: rsvn@samedresorts.com (Working : Monday – Friday between 8.30 AM – 5.30 PM, Saturday between 8.30 AM – 4.00 PM, Closed : Sunday and public holidays)
Ao Prao Pier (Ban Phe) : Tel. +66 38 651 134 (Working days: Everyday between 7.00 AM – 6.00 PM)
Jadet Pier (Ban Phe) : Tel. 038 652 490, 083 970 5034 (For Paradee guests)

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