point for every
visitors to Koh
Samet is Ban
Phe in Rayong
From Bangkok, the cheapest way is to take
an air-conditioned public bus from the Eastern Bus Terminal (locally
called Ekamai Bus Station) and the buses leave every 2-3 hours during
the day. The fare is about 125 Baht per person (one-way - traveling time
approx. 2 hour and a half). Once arrive at Ban Phe in Rayong, there are
several piers offering boat rides to Samed Island, and the boat fares
can be varied depending on the beach destinations that you are going.
Since Koh Samet is considered as a
national park, there is an admission fee of 200 Baht per person to be
paid to the authority on the island.
Traveling by a private car or van is also
another option. At Ban Phe, there are a number of parking lots that
provide rental space for the vehicle for a few hours or even for many
nights. The fares among these parking lots are vary.
There are numerous boats running back and
forth between Ban Phe and Koh Samet. The ferry schedule varies depending
upon the destination on Koh Samet. The boats, leaving for Na Dan Pier,
departs from Ban Phe every hour and vice versa.
Ferry Schedule from Ban Phe to Koh
- Ferry leaves at 9:00, 12:00, 13:30 and
17:00 every day to Vong Duern Beach at 40 Baht per ticket
- Ferry leaves at 11:30 and 14:00 to Ao
Wai at the cost of 80 Baht per ticket
- Ferry leaves at 10:00 Ao Kiu at 100
Baht per ticket
- Ferry leaves at 08:00, 11:00, 13:00
and 16:00 to Ao Prao at 80 Baht per ticket
Ferry Schedule from Koh Samet to Ban
- Ferry leaves Vong Duern Beach at
08:30, 12:00, and 15:30
- Ferry leaves Ao Wai at 14:00
- Ferry leaves Ao Kiu at 08:00 and 12:00
- Ferry leaves Ao Prao at at 10:00,
12:30, 15:00 and 17:00.