Ko Samet Transportation

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    From BKK to Ko Samet

    by bijo69 Written Sep 7, 2006

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    This easiest way to get to Ko Samet is probably the combined bus/boat ticket which you can buy in most travel agencies in BKK (especially around Khao San Rd of course). The bus trip to the village of Ban Phe from where you catch the boat to Ko Samet takes about 2,5 hrs, the boat transfer about 30 minutes.
    Should you arrive in Ban Phe at low tide, you might have to do some serious climbing to get on the boat. No good if you have loads of luggage.
    The boats arrive at Ao Pacha on Ko Samet from where it it's a 10-15 minute walk to Sai Kaew Beach.

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    Boat to Ko Samet

    by karin_kamphuis Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Boat to Ko Samet island.

    We booked the trip to Ko Samet from Holland. But there's a booking agency at the coast in front of the island. It's in a place called Ban Phe (17 km. east of Rayong).
    There you can book a stay on the Ao Prao resort or Sai Kaew Beach resort (same owner), both beautiful resorts next to each other at Ao Prao beach.

    This boat from Ban Phe to Ao Prao leaves a couple time a day (at the message bord at the booking agency). We left at 1.30 PM to arrive in 30 minutes at Ao Prao beach.
    There's a short stop at Laem Noi Na at the North side of the island.

    It's a nice boat, really Thai and colourfull.

    If you want to get faster at Koh Samet you can hire a speed boat at the little harbour from Ban phe; but this will cost you a lot more.....!!!

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    Rent a motorcycle!!

    by Rojo72 Written May 23, 2004

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    Mathias on the bike

    There are many places to rent motorcycles, for example at Ao Phai beach and it doesnät cost a lot either. Since most of Koh SAmet is a national park there aren't any real roads, just gravel and mud roads, so take care. But go, it's a fun way to explore the island.

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  • Blue Bus to Ban-Phe

    by yen_2 Written Dec 9, 2003

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    Eastern Bus Station

    Travelling to Ban-Phe,Rayong District, the nearest pier to Ko Samet will take you around 4 to 5 hours. The road in going there is very good and the drivers is either okey or it will take you forever to arrive!

    Seriously, when you want to take a bus. Get to Ekamai Station(BTS) and exit in EXIT 1 and you will find the Eastern Bus Station that has different routes. You can go there for Trat, Pattaya, Sriracha and anywhere that is somewhere in around the Central Thailand leaving every an hour or so..

    We had the first class bus for only 125baht/person. And a forty seater.

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  • Ferry to Na Dan pier, Ko Samet...

    by yen_2 Updated Dec 9, 2003

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    Blue skies and the ferry...

    From the Ban Phe, Rayong Province just cross the street and you can see the Nuanthip Pier and there you can get a ticket for the ferry that leaves every 10 mintues. The ferrry will take you 30 minutes to Nadan Pier in Ko Samet. When we get there the boat is very small as we arrived late.

    RT is 100baht/person and it's better to get your ticket RT so that you wouldn't need to queue in Nadan in going back.

    There are alot of boats that caters in going and around the island.

    Ticket Price to Samet Island:

    Nadan Pier-Saikaew----------------100baht/RT/person
    (Wait for 20 person)
    *First boat-8am and wait for every hour
    *last boat-6pm

    AO Vongduean -----------------120baht/RT/person
    (wait for 7 persons)
    *First boat-8:30am and 10:30am,12:30pm,14:30pm
    *last boat-16:30pm

    AO Wai ------------------200baht/RT/person
    (wait for 7 persons)
    *First boat-10am and 12pm,14pm
    *Last boat-16pm

    AO Prao ------------------120baht/RT/person
    (wait for 7 more persons)
    *First boat-1330pm

    AO Kaui-Pakarang ------------------200baht/RT/person
    (wait for more 7 persons)
    *First boat-9:30am and 11:30am,13:30pm
    *Last boat-15:30pm

    Samet Cliff ------------------120baht/RT/person
    *First boat-8am and every hour
    *Last boat-18pm

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  • Hire truck..

    by yen_2 Written Dec 9, 2003

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    See that left truck? It's looks like that one...

    It's a pick up truck that goes around the island. you will take a seat in the back as they provided a seat to passengers in there. From where we wanted to go to, we paid for 50baht/person. The road is very bad that you have to be careful to watch out as you might catch/eat a bug! As it's an open air! Most of the drivers will ask you first when are you going to,of course and if it's a bit far from where you are it will take you a 100baht/person..It's alot but you don't want to walk neither! ASk frist how much and try to bargain...

    If you think you are being ripped off, check out in the Nadan Pier the list of fares they have there and ask the person in-chrage there!

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    Many boats to/from Ban Phe pier

    by dabuwan Updated May 26, 2003

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    Approaching Ko Samet

    Ko Samet is a popular destination and there are plenty of boats between Ban Phe pier (on the mainland, 22 kms from Rayong) and the main pier on Ko Samet north-eastern coast.
    Services are frequent and well organized.
    It takes less than half an hour from Ban Phe to Ko Samet.

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  • Motorcycles

    by yen_2 Written Dec 9, 2003

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    Motorcycle

    Around the Samet Island as the road is very bad, it's advisable to rent a motorcycle which I guess, 125baht/day which isn't that ripped off. I've seen alot of "Parangs(foreigner)" driving motorcycles around the island and it looks comfy on them to explore..

    The pic is still in Rayong Province..

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    Take a bus from Bangkok to Ban Phe

    by Wann Written Feb 25, 2007

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    Eastern bus terminal Bkk view from skytrain stn

    Nuanthip Pier at Ban Phe (Rayong Province) is the place I took a boat to the island. In Bangkok I went to Akkamai Eastern bus terminal by skytrain, got off at Akkamai skytrain station.

    At bus station go to ticket counter no.5 It’s the bus of Cherd Chai Tour go directly to Nuanthip Pier, bus leaves every hour. I spent around 3 hours and a half on bus. The bus ticket is 157 Baht (one way). You can also buy a boat ticket from there too (boat round trip is 100 Baht) if you buy a boat ticket they will give you a ticket and a map of the island with info of boat / bus time table. My bus left Bkk, went directly to the pier and dropped all passengers at front of the pier area. On the way back to Bkk I just brought a ticket where the ticket counter just across the street from Nuanthip Pier.

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    Getting around

    by bijo69 Written Sep 10, 2006

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    If you are planning to go around on Ko Samet it's best to hire a motorbike/scooter. Expect to pay something like 200-300 THB per day.

    You can also get to other places by pick-up, but that can be comparetively expensive if you don't travel in a larger group. The one way trip from Sai Kaew Beach to Ao Wai (only 5km away) will cost you 800 THB if you're travelling alone.

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    Boat To Samet

    by YaaDong Written Jul 30, 2008

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    The ferry to Samet leaves from Banpe Pier, Rayong everyday, from 07.00 until 17.00 .It goes to 3 piers on Samet Island, which are Thadan Pier (25min), Praw Pier (30min), Vong Duen Pier (45min).

    You can hire also a speed boat from Banpe Pier to Samet , which costs around 1,000 Baht

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    Getting to Koh Samet

    by Joseph69 Updated Jan 13, 2007

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    On our way to Koh Samet!

    To get to Koh Samet, the most convenient way would be to go to the town of Ban Phe, and either get one of the regular ferry services or take a speed boat (which is what we did although the cost is significantly more) to save time. The speed boat at least takes you straight to the beach infront of your bungalow.

    You may also book accomodation in Ban Phe if you come unprepared. That's what we did. We booked our accomodation and speed boat all from Ban Phe... then were were on our way! In fact, we were so unprepared, we got a taxi from Pattaya (fare agreed prior to departure)! So, no matter how unprepared you are, you may still get to Koh Samet no problem. ;)

    Expect to take about 1.5 to 2 hours from Pattaya and around 3.5 to 4 hours from Bangkok. If you go straight from Bangkok's new international airport, it may take you about 3 to 3.5 hours.

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    Ferry service to Koh Samet

    by austarman Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    My Malibu transport boat and more ;-P
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    I had my trip to Koh Samet booked through the Samet Island travel company (phone numbers below) which service the Malibu garden resort on Vong Duen beach in Koh Samet.
    This company has thier own boats which travel from the fishing village of Ban Phe to Vong Duen 3 times each day and return.
    Below you will see the Malibu boat that I travelled on and other similar transport vessels that service Koh Samet.

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    Take a boat to the island

    by Wann Written Feb 25, 2007

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    boat I took
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    Since I took off the bus at front of the pier, walked across the street into the pier, if you didn’t buy the boat ticket from Akkamai bus terminal in Bkk, you have to buy boat ticket at the pier. The boat ticket to Nadan pier (pier in the island) which close to Hat Sai Kaew Beach is 100 Baht for round trip. There are also boats to other beaches/area with a little different price. Check info at the pier. I spent around half hour on boat from Nuanthip pier to Nadan Pier (which is the closet pier). If you are in hurry they have speed boat service.

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    Take a local bus or taxi

    by Wann Written Feb 25, 2007

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    Nadan pier

    Since I got into Nadan pier I saw many local buses waiting for visitors. You can easily notice as they are all in green color. You can go like a share bus or just hire them private as a taxi. I took a bus for 10 Baht to Hat Sai Kaew Beach which is so close! Wow didn’t know that so on the way back I just walked. The street seems to be good only distance from pier to Hat Sai Kaew Beach after that it looks like a little adventure way!

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