Buses from Bangkok to Koh Samet

Buses from Bangkok to Koh Samet

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Bangkok to Koh Samet Schedule

Bangkok to Koh Samet Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Kim Transfers Thailand SUV 4pax Any time$ 138.10
Phittinin Transport Van 12pax 07:00 - 10:30$ 8.48
Thai Airways Economy #TG91808:50 - 10:20$ 166.90
Phittinin Transport Minibus 10:30 - 14:30$ 19.79
Bangkok Air Economy #PG13512:00 - 13:30$ 183.53
Thai Airways Economy #TG227719:40 - 21:05$ 132.88

Transportation from Bangkok to Koh Samet

Bangkok to Koh Samet Destination Reviews

HK
It was a great experience, seat was comfy. They even provided us a bottle of water and cookie.
Ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Mar 26, 2020
DA
The trip was fantastic!! Great experience, Thank you!!
Ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Feb 1, 2020
LG
Poor organisation and waste of time. The ticket said to be at the bus stop 30 mins before. No one from the company showed up until 30 mins after the departure time. Tried to call the number on the ticket but it just rang and rang and the office was completely closed. Standing on stinking Khao San road at 7am for over an hour is not a great start to any journey. In the end we departed almost 1.5 hours late and arrived at Samet just before 2pm. From other reviews it seems like this is 'normal', not a one-off. The drive was fine. I would try to find alternatives if I took this journey again - not recommended.
Van Regional 14pax, Mama Travel and Tour (มาม่า ทราเวล), Jan 27, 2020
LD
All went fine, just as described.
Van Regional 14pax, Mama Travel and Tour (มาม่า ทราเวล), Jan 26, 2020
AM
Well organized and on time!
Van Regional 14pax, Mama Travel and Tour (มาม่า ทราเวล), Jan 12, 2020
DP
The trip was fine overall, but there were a few annoyances: we first got onto a bus from Kao San Soonsiri that took us literally 5 minutes away before stopping. We were then told to get off and hop onto another bus. I think the reason was that the first one was only half full and they wanted to have just one be packed instead. From there we drove several hours and about 45 minutes before reaching Rayong's pier, we were again told to get off the bus and hopped into a mini-van. We then reached the pier and took a ferry to Koh Samet. Fine overall but the 3 bus switches were annoying.
Ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Jan 10, 2020
JM
Efficient comfortable transport.
Ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Jan 6, 2020
PN
Friendly and helpful staff
Ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Jan 4, 2020
LG
Amazing service! It was on time, the staff and driver were helpful and pleasant also. The van itself was very comfortable with aircon and plenty of space. A bottle of water and a snack was provided. I would highly recommend
Ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Dec 28, 2019
JM
The driver first let us have a 15 minutes stop wich was nice. Then drove 2 minutes just to stop for lunch while we were left waiting in the mini van for 15 minutes while he ate.
Bus Minivan, Travel Mart (ทราเวลมาร์ท), Dec 25, 2019
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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.

Our service only partners with reliable and trustworthy bus companies. We do our best to provide your a choice of the best operators available on each route.