Buses from Bangkok to Koh Samet

Buses from Bangkok to Koh Samet

Koh Samet
Tue, Jun 4
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Bangkok to Koh Samet Bus Schedule

Bangkok to Koh Samet Bus Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Firstplan Transport Services Economy 3pax Any time฿ 2,800
KKP Transport Minibus + Ferry 07:30 - 11:00฿ 350
Nuanthip Bus + Speedboat 09:30 - 13:50฿ 450
Nuanthip Van + Ferry 11:00 - 15:50฿ 390
KKP Transport Minibus + Speedboat 12:00 - 15:30฿ 440
Nuanthip Minibus 14:00 - 17:30฿ 300

Transportation from Bangkok to Koh Samet

Facts about the bus from Bangkok to Koh Samet

Cheapest Bus$9
Fastest Bus3h 30m
Earliest Bus7:00 AM
Latest Bus2:00 PM
Daily Bus Routes21
Distance125 kilometers
Bus CompaniesNuanthip, Phittinin Transport, PN Group

Bangkok to Koh Samet Destination Reviews

Very professional and experienced. Made everything so simple and easy a pleasure to deal with
Bus Bus + Speedboat, PN Group (PN Group), Apr 22, 2024
Good but we missed our ferry because of the minibus… so we had to wait one hour more!
Bus Bus + Ferry, Nuanthip, Feb 18, 2024
Easy and comfortable ride. The bus stops once for a bathroom break. The boat transfer was also easy.
Bus Minibus, Phittinin Transport (Phittinin Transport), Feb 8, 2024
I was late and missed my bus but everyone was so great and arranged alternative transport for me for free, meaning I still managed to make it to my destination despite my own mistake. Thank you so much!
Bus Minibus + ferry, PN Group (PN Group), Dec 20, 2023
Booked the speedboat at price addon compared to the ferry only to have to wait 60min at the pier as the operator didn't want to leave "before we are 8 more on the speedboat". After my complaints we left 25 min after the foreseen arrival time and were late 30 min. This is ok overall, but not with this reasoning.
Bus Bus + Speedboat, Nuanthip, Nov 30, 2023
12go said that « all connection are guaranteed » and we were supposed to arrive at 11:50 and finally we had to wait 45 minutes for the boat to come and arrived at 1pm.
Bus Minibus + ferry, PN Group (PN Group), Nov 30, 2023
Everything positive and easy. The company take care of me from the counter on bus station in Bangkok till arrival on the island. Great service! Thank you
Bus Minibus + ferry, PN Group (PN Group), Nov 29, 2023
Amazing experience! It was my first time purchasing a bus ticket in asia and 12go was impeccable. Will use it a few more times this holiday!
Bus Minibus + ferry, PN Group (PN Group), Nov 28, 2023
It seemed we bored for minivan including the boat but when we arrived in Rayong we had to buy a extra ticket for the boat so the info wasn't specific about that. To went further well
Bus Minibus, Phittinin Transport (Phittinin Transport), Nov 25, 2023
It was pretty hard to find the right place to go at Ekkamai and the bus drivers all sent me a thousand different ways, in the end I made it but they also had difficulties with my 12Go e-Ticket.
Bus Bus + Ferry, Nuanthip, Nov 13, 2023
173 customer reviews

How to get from Bangkok to Koh Samet by Bus

Taking a bus to get from Bangkok to Koh Samet is a safe, comfortable and less expensive alternative for traveling this route. To popular destinations, bus companies operate multiple trips per day, often round the clock at 30-60 minute intervals. To less traveled destinations, there may be only 1 scheduled trip a day. The most common bus types are non-air-conditioned, air-conditioned, and premium buses.

It is best to reserve your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Check our list of bus companies available for online booking offering Bangkok to Koh Samet tickets. When traveling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to higher numbers of travelers, both vacation-makers and urban workers returning home to their provincial home.

How far is it from Bangkok to Koh Samet?

Traveling by bus, the distance from Bangkok to Koh Samet depends on the route taken. Most bus companies travel via expressways or tollways. This may not necessarily be the shortest route but it is the fastest one as normally there is less traffic and no traffic lights.

To get to certain island destinations which are not connected to the mainland by a bridge, buses board large car ferries. Passengers are usually asked to get off the bus, but there is no need to take your luggage from the bus. The travel distance from port to port is added to the total distance.

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Koh Samet by Bus?

The estimate travel time from Bangkok to Koh Samet is about 3h 30m. Note that traveling by bus is slower compared to driving your own car or getting a taxi. Depending on the departure time congestion between Bangkok and Koh Samet may differ greatly There is usually more traffic between morning until afternoon during weekdays than during weekends.

Another important factor that may affect travel time is the type of bus. Premium or VIP buses are usually faster as they use motorways and call to fewer bus stations (if any) en route. Buses normally make short 10-30-minute breaks after a few hours of continuous travel to allow passengers use bathrooms, stock up on munchies and let bus attendants and the driver have rest.

Some premium buses have onboard toilets and the second driver. Nevertheless, usually they still make en route stops for a quick lunch or fuel refill.

How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to Koh Samet by Bus?

The ticket price from Bangkok to Koh Samet can vary depending on the type of buses you choose. For a less expensive ticket consider non-air-conditioned or ordinary buses. Premium or luxury buses are more expensive but you can expect more comfort and some additional services like phone charging ports, personal entertainment system screens and toilets.

Bangkok to Koh Samet timetable

To help you plan your trip, here is the Bangkok to Koh Samet timetable of bus departure and arrival times.

Best Rated Companies for this Route

Bus companies differ a lot in quality and service they provide. When choosing a bus company for you travels, do some basic research before you buy your tickets.

Safety is one of the most important aspects to consider. We also recommend you checking reviews on overall service quality of the bus companies serving this route.

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