Bangkok to Koh Samet

Bangkok to Koh Samet

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Suvarnabhumi Airport
2h 20m taxi ride
5.0+
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Ban Phe, Rayong
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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
3h taxi ride
4.3+
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Ban Phe, Rayong
09:30
12Go Makkasan Station, Bangkok
4h 20m van ride in Van VIP 9pax
13:50
Ban Phe Ferry Counter, Rayong
Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration certified

From 12Go Makkasan Station to Koh Samet by van

09:30
12Go Makkasan Station, Bangkok
4h 20m van ride in Van VIP 9pax
13:50
Ban Phe Ferry Counter, Rayong
Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration certified

From Bangkok Hotel Transfer to Koh Samet by taxi

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Bangkok Hotel Transfer
3h taxi ride
4.3+
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Ban Phe, Rayong

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Samet by taxi

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Suvarnabhumi Airport
2h 20m taxi ride
5.0+
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Ban Phe, Rayong

Bangkok to Koh Samet Schedule

Bangkok to Koh Samet Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower Comfort Any time฿ 2,600
Thailand Limo by Datum Comfort Any time฿ 2,600
BangkokTaxi24 Comfort Any time฿ 2,800
Team Holiday Comfort Any time฿ 3,630
MCC VAN Comfort Any time฿ 2,300
12Go Transfer VIP Van 9pax Any time฿ 3,000
Kim Transfers Thailand Van 9pax Any time฿ 3,300
12Go Transport Van VIP 9pax 09:30 - 13:50฿ 490

Transportation from Bangkok to Koh Samet

Bangkok to Koh Samet destination reviews

HK
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Mar 26, 2020
It was a great experience, seat was comfy. They even provided us a bottle of water and cookie.
DA
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Feb 1, 2020
The trip was fantastic!! Great experience, Thank you!!
LG
van Regional 14pax, Mama Travel and Tour (มาม่า ทราเวล), Jan 27, 2020
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.
LD
van Regional 14pax, Mama Travel and Tour (มาม่า ทราเวล), Jan 26, 2020
All went fine, just as described.
AM
van Regional 14pax, Mama Travel and Tour (มาม่า ทราเวล), Jan 12, 2020
Well organized and on time!
DP
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Jan 10, 2020
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.
JM
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Jan 6, 2020
Efficient comfortable transport.
PN
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Jan 4, 2020
Friendly and helpful staff
LG
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Dec 28, 2019
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
JM
Bus Minivan, Travel Mart (ทราเวลมาร์ท), Dec 25, 2019
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.
CC
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Dec 23, 2019
Easy to find and quite organized. Just didn't mention while booking or checking in that I would be transferred from bus to minivan. Was pretty smooth otherwise but if I didn't read about similar things happening before hand it would have been stressful.
WF
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Dec 20, 2019
You' ll get there. Communication could be better. Had to wait a long time with no clue about what was happening.
MN
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Dec 18, 2019
Everything went really smoothly.Well organized!
OA
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Dec 4, 2019
All good
LW
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Nov 17, 2019
Easy check-in, left on time. Van was a typical transit van that you see all over Thailand and driving was typical to how Thais drive. Easy check-in at the dock and quick boat ride over.
ED
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Nov 7, 2019
Good service. Please note you have to change from the small bus to a smaller one so don’t fall asleep too deeply ????
MG
Bus Minivan, Travel Mart (ทราเวลมาร์ท), Nov 3, 2019
The car was not clearly marked and did not stand at the point named in the confirmation. A guy on a bike came to us and brought us to the car.
KM
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Oct 31, 2019
Good trip; everything on time. Check in time of 45 minutes is too long
GH
van Regional 14pax, Mama Travel and Tour (มาม่า ทราเวล), Oct 5, 2019
Picked up from first meeting point by motorbike despite having luggage - waited over an hour for a minibus that was old, filthy and uncomfortable, arriving at destination over an hour late.
MC
Bus Minivan, Travel Mart (ทราเวลมาร์ท), Oct 3, 2019
They asked us to be at the pickup point an hour before departure, but picked us up 5 minutes before the actual time. Almost an hour wasted.
MO
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Sep 9, 2019
We had to wait too long for the boat.
MR
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Sep 5, 2019
Arrived at the port almost 1 hour earlier because the driver was reckless! Anyway nice staff.
DG
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Aug 27, 2019
Only one remark about the pick up point as the "tourist hotel area" in BKK is mostly in Silom/Saton and it's really unconvenient to cross ny the town early in the morning, overall if later you discover that the bus must do the same way in the opposite direction.....it should be usefull to have a pick up point in another part of BKK near Lumpini Park or something similar.
HH
Bus Minivan, Travel Mart (ทราเวลมาร์ท), Aug 20, 2019
Instructions for the bus stop were very unclear, were told to arrive an hour early but the bus arrived 40 minutes late
GD
Bus Minivan, Travel Mart (ทราเวลมาร์ท), Aug 14, 2019
It was a fine trip. The driver was on time and drove us to the pier.
BF
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Aug 5, 2019
We didn't went to khoh samet but to Koh Chang . We booked at the Bangkok office, but they give us the wrong information ,
JE
ferry Catamaran, Boonsiri High Speed Ferries (บุญศิริเรือเร็ว), Jul 17, 2019
Trip went perfectly and according to schedule. It was split into 3 parts - Bus from Bangkok to Rayong, Van from Rayong to Pier and then Ferry over to Koh Samet. Comfort was according to the price and perfectly fine for a 3 hour bus ride! Everybody was very nice! Would certainly do it again.
JT
van Regional 14pax, Mama Travel and Tour (มาม่า ทราเวล), Jul 16, 2019
In the institutions was stated we had to be present 30min before arrival time. Nobody showed up till 30 min after we supposed to leave. Waited more than 1,5 hours before we left. Contact number was not working also the only customer service from 12go asia was not help-full. Drive to Koh Samed was ok.
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How to get from Bangkok to Koh Samet

When you want to get from Bangkok to Koh Samet, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Ferry
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Van ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 5,500. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a van as a van ticket costs as low as THB 490.

How far is Bangkok from Koh Samet?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Bangkok to Koh Samet. Your trip will be a total of 95 miles (152 km). The flying distance is 73 miles (117 km).

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

The travel time from Bangkok to Koh Samet can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 5 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Bangkok to Koh Samet varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is 12Go Transport: travelling by van expect to pay as low as THB 490 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as THB 5,500.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Bangkok to Koh Samet:

  • Van price : THB 490 - THB 490;
  • taxi+ferry price: THB 3,180 - THB 3,794. From Bangkok to Koh Samet starting from 00:00 Bangkok Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Bangkok Hotel Transfer
  • Plane tickets - THB 4,360 to THB 7,172;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 2,125 to THB 5,500.

How many trips per day are there between Bangkok and Koh Samet?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • 16 by taxi+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samet starting from 00:00 Bangkok Hotel Transfer until 00:00 Bangkok Hotel Transfer
  • Flights from Bangkok to Koh Samet depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Vans from Bangkok to Koh Samet depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Bangkok to Koh Samet any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Bangkok to Koh Samet. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is THB 4,360.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Bangkok to Koh Samet
Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส)

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Bangkok to Koh Samet. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as THB 2,125.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Bangkok to Koh Samet. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Bangkok to Koh Samet.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around.

The most popular transport from Bangkok to Koh Samet

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Bangkok to Koh Samet? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 67% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 22% chosen taxi+ferry
  • 11% opted for a van.