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  • Ferry Service | Ban Phe - Koh Samet

    Ban Phe, Ferry Port to Koh Samet Island
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    Koh Samet (also spelled Samed ) is a favourite weekend getaway for Bangkokians, due to it being just a couple of hours drive and a 15 – 45 minute boat ride from the capital. So the majority of visitors, especially at weekends, are Thai tourists rather than foreigners. Therefore, if you are planning on a weekend trip at anytime of the year - book in advance. The island offers all the ingredients that tourists require. There are fine white sand beaches, clear blue seas, water sports, good nightlife and a wide range of restaurants. Accommodation ranges form basic beach huts through to luxury fiove star hideaways, there’s something for every budget. But as with all destinations there are Pros & Cons. And, as an added bonus, Koh Samet is a very dry island. The corner of Thailand covering Pattaya and Rayong receives very little annual rainfall. Meaning that visitors are almost certain to have plenty of sunshine regardless of when they visit. If you want a break from city life in Pattaya and Bangkok, and islands such as Koh Chang, Koh Kood or Koh Mak are too far for a short break, then Koh Samet. is well worth visiting. Phone: 038 65 1508 and 038 65 1514.
    • Ban Phe to Koh Samet Boat Schedules
      Please note that boat timings depend on which beach you are staying on and are also on ‘Thai time’ so may vary by 20 minutes or more. The weather and number of passengers may also affect when the boat departs.
    • Koh Samed Khokaew Phitsadan Fast Ferry
      In late 2017 a new, high speed ‘Khokaew Phitsadan’ catamaran service was launched between Ban Phe and Koh Samet. This combines the speed of a speedboat, just a 10 minute journey, with the safety of a large, modern boat. Unless price is a serious issue, then this boat service is currently the best way to get to the island. There are regular sailings throughout the day from early morning to late afternoon. Ticket price is 150 Baht per person one way. The ticket office is located roadside opposite the police station near Tarua Phe pier.
    Minivan service available to Ko Chang, Bangkok, Pattaya | Taxi service available. | Cherd Chai Bus Terminal to Bangkok (Ekamai Bus Terminal). Transportation on the island is by by taxi (songtaew), by motobike or ATV, by boat, and certainly by foot. On Koh Samet there is one main road stretched from the north on the south. By this road you can reach all main beaches.

    Getting around
    There are a number of small ferries that run between the two piers Nuan Thip and Ban Phe on the mainland to Koh Samets different beaches. Nuan Thip pier and Ban Phe pier is just a few hundred metres between each other and the bus stop is about halfway between. It thus plays less of a role from which pier you leave or arrive at when you are going back to the mainland. The trip to Koh Samet with the ferry takes between 30-45 minutes. We recommend that you buy a single ticket for the ferry ride because you never get a discount if you buy a roundtrip ticket and you don't have to worry to lose his ticket or find out too late that even the ticket is invalid for a particular ferry (ferry) when to return. When back to the mainland want to jump on the first ferry without having to sit and wait for a certain company. They sell the tickets at the pier always claim that you have to buy a ticket for the national park (200 Baht for tourists and 50 Baht for locals). This is not true, but you can buy the ticket when you get to the gate or the gate of Koh Samet. It happens to the ticket booth at pier charge an excessive price for national parks ticket. When you will be back to the mainland from Koh Samet, so you need not worry about to whom the destination pier, you go to the (Ban Phe, Nuan Thip). They are located with a distance between them and just take the boat/ferry boat that suits you best.

    Bus Service from Bangkok
    Bus between Bangkok and Koh Samet From Bangkok is the cheapest and perhaps the most convenient way to get to Koh Samet by the "air-conditioned public bus" (state AC bus). Buses depart every two hours from the Eastern Bus Terminal, better known as Ekamai Bus Station. The fee is about 200 THB per person and the bus journey takes about 3 hours. When you get to the mainland in Rayong, inside the Koh Samet as the buses stop just on the opposite side of the road where the two piers is located. Piers called Ban Phe and Nuan Thip and they located a few hundred metres away from each other. From these piers are regular different ferries to several beaches on Koh Samet (see the section on the ferry above) From Bangkok to Ban Phe, buses leave Ekamai from 07.00 (04.40 on Mon. only) till 20.30, each 40 min. From Ban Phe to Bangkok, first bus from 04.00 and last bus 17.30. each 1 hour. Price 170 THВ. Buses from Bangkok bus terminal "Mo Chit Bus Terminal" to Koh Samet are no direct link to Ban Phe pier. However, you can take a bus to Rayong for a low money and then take songthaew (taxi) for about 30 THB to Ban Phe pier, which is located only few kilometres away.

    Contact: Bangkok (+66) 2-3912237
    Contact: Banpae (+66) 38-651528
    Contact: Rayong (+66) 81-4675811

    Shuttle Service between Koh Chang and Koh Samet
    There are buses from Ban Phe every hour until 20:00 directly to Ao Thammachat ferry terminal at Trat, the mainland inside the Koh Chang. The ticket you buy easily on the bus station at Ban Phe pier and it costs about 300 THB. The trip down to Koh Chang takes about 3 hours. The reverse applies if you are travelling by bus from Ko Chang to Koh Samet.

    Shuttle Service between Pattaya and Koh Samet
    From Pattaya get to Koh Samet very easy. Buy a tour to one way. Price 200 THB, 150 THB Minivan + 50 THB Ferry + ticket for enterin Koh Samet (as national park). Usually from Pattaya you will get to the beach Ao Wong Duen. There are regular buses between Ban Phe pier bus station and the Pattaya bus station. It runs daily every hour until 20:00. The price is around 120 THB. Thus, it is no problem to smooth the way between Pattaya and Koh Samet

    Car and Driver
    Thailand usually have a good and extensive road network, and this also applies to the route Bangkok - Koh Samet. All you need to do if you are driving a rental car from Bangkok to Koh Samet is to run the Sukhumvit highway Rd (Highway No. 3) moreover, in the past Chonburi, Si Racha, Pattaya, Sattahip and towards Rayong. The route Bangkok - Rayong is 220 km. Watch out for the police on this route only, they like to stop motorists for no reason on their "police checkpoint". No danger, however, but it just takes time unnecessarily. Expect it to take quite exactly 2 hours to run the route with the car. When you get to the ferry port of Ban Phe, so there is plenty of parking, even long term, at a reasonable cost, where you can set the car during your stay in Koh Samet.

    Mini Van Transportation
    Minivan between Bangkok and Koh Samet It running constantly mini-van from Victory Monument in Bangkok's Phahonyothin district, directly to the Ban Phe pier. It costs about 300 THB and they drive you right up to the pier. Minivan driving faster than the buses, and you will, therefore, present in about 2.5 hours, the problem is that they often stop a number of times in Rayong, just before the pier so the total travel time is approximately the same. If you have bad luck, they can also pack minivanen quite full with people so it can get crowded.

    Speed Boats
    Speedboat to Koh Samet There are 2 different ferry companies run kontinueligt between Ban Phe and Koh Samet. You see them when you get to Ban Phe pier and it is seldom you need to book before. Speedboat prices can vary between 600 THB to get to Na Dan pier on Koh Samet (diamond beach) up to a few thousand Baht to get to the southern part of Koh Samet. It is fast but also costs a bit more.
    Journey Outbound Return
    Ban Phe to Na Dan pier 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00
    13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00
    07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00
    13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00
    Ban Phe to Ao Wong Duan 09:30, 13:30 08:30, 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 16:30
    Ban Phe to Ao Wai 11:00, 12:00 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 16:00
    Ban Phe to Ao Kui 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30 09:30, 11:30, 13:30, 15:30
    Last edited by Tripadvisor; 09-24-2021, 08:49 PM.

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    Ticket to Koh Samed
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    Ban Phe – Koh Samet | Wooden Boat
    To / From Ban Phe One Way Return
    Na Dan Pier 50 THB 100 THB
    Ao Wong Duan 70 THB 140 THB
    Ao Wai 100 THB 200 THB
    Ao Kui 100 THB 200 THB
    Ban Phe – Koh Samet | Speedboat
    Hat Sai Kaew 200 THB 400 THB
    Ao Wong Duan 300 THB 600 THB
    Ao Wai 400 THB 800 THB
    Ao Kui 500 THB 1,000 THB
    Last edited by Tripadvisor; 09-24-2021, 08:42 PM.


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      Ban Phe Map
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