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Just over approximate 3 hours from Bangkok, bustling streets of Bangkok, experience a peaceful and tranquil retreat on the unspoiled island of Koh Samet. Situated in the Gulf of Thailand, just off the coastline of Rayong Province, Koh Samet is the largest island in the Khao Laem Ya - Mu Ko Samet National Park and is an area of outstanding and unspoiled natural beauty. Much of the island is still undeveloped and covered in dense, tropical jungle that gives way to beautiful stretches of white sand beach, hidden coves and gently curving bays.

For a comfortable and convenient journey, we are pleased to arrange VIP transfers between Bangkok and Ao Prao Pier in Rayong Province. From here, a short 25 minute sea crossing by shuttle boat will transport you to Ao Klang Pier on the quiet northern coastline of Koh Samet, just a few minutes away from the Samed Club at Ao Noi Na. This peaceful stretch of pristine white sand beach offers a quieter alternative to the more popular and crowded Sai Kaew Beach and a chance to embrace a more traditional way of island life. Should you wish to experience the dining and nightlife hotspots on Sai Kaew Beach, then it is only a short taxi or motorbike ride away.

Getting to Koh Samet

There are 5 options of transportation from Bangkok to Choose from your trip

"Plastic bags and foam are not allowed on Samet Island"
Getting to Ban Phe (Rayong) ,Koh Samet from Bangkok

Located only 220 kilometers from Bangkok, Rayong and Koh Samet can be accessed within approximate 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 “Ao Prao Pier,” exclusively for hotel guests, where you can leave your car and ferry/speed boat to the island. Buses frequently leave Bangkok’s Ekamai 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 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 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 :
Jadet Pier :

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 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 street in Pattaya and 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, Thai Lion Air to and from U-Tapao, namely into and out of Chiangmai, 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 approximately 1 ½ hours by bus from Rayong. Some charter airlines fly directly to Utapao Airport where vacationers can disembark for either Rayong or Pattaya without having to pass through Bangkok's Don Mueang International Airport.

  • Taxi from U-Tapao to Ao Prao 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 Ao Prao Pier(Ban Phe).
All guests who stay at Paradee must to use the hotel compulsory speed boat and have 2 options as follow;
Shuttle Boat Schedule
Schedule From Ao Prao Pier 11AM / 1.30PM / 4PM
From Ao-Klang Pier (Koh Samet) 10AM/ 12.30PM / 3PM
Private Speed Boat Service (Service 24 hours)
1 engine, Maximum 1-6 persons included child and infant : Fee at THB 2,000.- per boat per one way
2 engines, Maximum 7-18 persons included child and infant : Fee at THB 4,000.- per boat per one way


  • Big boat will provide for guests who stay at Sai Kaew Beach Resort, Baan Ploy Sea, Samed Club and Baan Supparod.
  • Speed boat will provide for guests who stay at Le Vimarn Cottages & Spa and Ao Prao Resort.
  • If guests cannot take the shuttle boat as schedule, guests can go to Koh Samet by a private speed boat that offer the convenience of taking you directly to resort on Koh Samet.
  • To avoide any delay upon transfer-in, please be ready at Ao Prao Pier, Ban Phe 30 minutes before departure time in order to have the pre-check in process.
  • To avoide any delay upon transfer-out, please be ready at the lobby 30 minutes before departure time.

Note : Routing from Ao Prao Pier (mainland, Ban Phe) to Ao Klang,Koh Samet. (Hotel will provide ground transfer from Ao-Klang Pier to Resort)

Book private speed boat service and more information, please contact ;

  • Reservation Dept. : Tel. (66) 02 438 9771 to 2 Ext. 100 to 105 (Working time on Monday – Friday during 8.30 hrs. – 17.30 hrs.)
  • Ao Prao Pier : Tel. (66) 038 651 134 (Open everyday during 07.00 hrs. – 18.00 hrs.)
  • Hotel Front Desk : Tel. (66) 038 644 371 to 375 , Email: ,

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