Bangkok to Koh Samet

Bangkok to Koh Samet

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Bangkok to Koh Samet Schedule

Bangkok to Koh Samet Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Kim Transfers Thailand Van 9pax Any time$ 217.81
Bangkok Air Economy 05:50 - 12:25฿ 8,710
Thai Airways Economy #TG220506:30 - 07:55$ 212.87
Thai Smile Economy 09:00 - 16:50฿ 9,871
Thai Smile Economy 11:00 - 16:50฿ 12,088
Phittinin Transport Minibus 12:00 - 15:30$ 7.90
Koh Kaew Phitsadan Ferry 14:15 - 14:55฿ 250
Koh Kaew Phitsadan Ferry 17:00 - 17:40฿ 250
Thai Airways Economy #TG221119:10 - 20:35$ 236.28
Thai Vietjet Economy 20:30 - 14:20฿ 7,257

Transportation from Bangkok to Koh Samet

Facts about the transport from Bangkok to Koh Samet

Cheapest Transport$7
Fastest Transport2h 30m
Earliest Departure12:00 AM
Latest Departure12:00 PM
Departures per day20
Distance125 kilometers
Transport Companies12Go Transport, Glassflower, Kim Transfers Thailand, Koh Kaew Phitsadan, Nuanthip, Phittinin Transport, PN Group, Thai Lion Air

Bangkok to Koh Samet Destination Reviews

YA
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
TL
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
T
Everything was allright !
Van Shared van, PP Koh Samed, Feb 3, 2024
C
Someone, after asked me 623 bats in more to pay for 1km between 2 pick up point, asked me again to give 600 bats at the conductor. It is not a method, it is disrespectful behavior. After that we had to walk with our baggages toward the boat while other persons had a transfert with a small car. Ok we can walk but for me it is not really VIP.
taxi Luxury VIP Van + Private Speedboat 9pax, Glassflower (Glassflower), Dec 26, 2023
CS
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
MF
The organization of the trip works. But it always looks like the staff did not know how proceed.
Van Minibus + Speedboat, PN Group (PN Group), Dec 17, 2023
TR
Good bus ride and speed boat. We started to drive abit later just because some other travellers came too late. Otherwise we would have been on time
Van Minibus + Speedboat, PN Group (PN Group), Dec 16, 2023
MM
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
C
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
JM
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
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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:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • 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 Flight 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 USD 251.72. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus+ferry as a bus+ferry ticket costs as low as USD 10.05.

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 78 miles (125 km). The flying distance is 78 miles (125 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 9 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 Nuanthip: travelling by bus+ferry expect to pay as low as USD 10.05 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 USD 251.72.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 6.98 to USD 6.98;
  • Bus+Ferry price: USD 10.05 - USD 12.56. From Bangkok to Koh Samet starting from 08:00 Ekkamai until 12:00 Ekkamai
  • Ferry+Van price: USD 12.56. From Bangkok to Koh Samet starting from 07:00 Mochit New Van Terminal until 10:00 Mochit New Van Terminal
  • Van price : USD 14.82;
  • flight price: USD 86.51. From Bangkok to Koh Samet starting from 06:00 Don Mueang Airport until 06:00 Don Mueang Airport
  • taxi+Ferry price: USD 95.78 - USD 113.55. From Bangkok to Koh Samet starting from 00:00 Bangkok Transfer until 00:00 Bangkok Transfer

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 113.58 to USD 251.72.

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

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

  • 8 by Bus+Ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samet starting from 08:00 Ekkamai until 12:00 Ekkamai
  • 3 by Ferry+Van from Bangkok to Koh Samet starting from 07:00 Mochit New Van Terminal until 10:00 Mochit New Van Terminal
  • 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?

Buses

Taking a bus from Bangkok to Koh Samet is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

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 USD 113.58.

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:

  • 39% chosen Bus+Ferry
  • 37% chosen Ferry+Van
  • 21% decided to go for a bus.
  • 1% Other