Vans from Bangkok to Koh Samet

Vans from Bangkok to Koh Samet

Koh Samet
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Bangkok to Koh Samet Van Schedule

Bangkok to Koh Samet Van Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Thailand Limo by Datum Van 9pax Any time฿ 3,300
Bangkok Air Economy 07:10 - 12:25฿ 9,770
Nuanthip Minibus 08:30 - 12:00฿ 300
KKP Transport Minibus + Speedboat 10:30 - 14:00฿ 440
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 van from Bangkok to Koh Samet

Cheapest Van$10
Fastest Van3h 30m
Earliest Van7:00 AM
Latest Van12:00 PM
Daily Van Routes19
Distance125 kilometers
Van CompaniesKKP Transport, Mama Travel and Tour, Nuanthip, PP Koh Samed

Bangkok to Koh Samet Destination Reviews

Everything was allright !
Van Shared van, PP Koh Samed, Feb 3, 2024
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
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
Only left half an hour late. Which seems reasonable for Thailand. The ride was very good. One toilet break. The speed boat to the island was very fast and comfortable. Transfer from bus to boat was with a small open car with no doors. Very nice. Waited 20 minutes between bus and boat. People got some food meanwhile.
Van Minibus + Speedboat, PN Group (PN Group), Sep 2, 2023
Quality service, on time, friendly staff, they even called me 30 minutes before departure to know if I'm not missing on time.
Van Minibus + Speedboat, PN Group (PN Group), Jun 4, 2023
Got to Koh Samet safe but it felt a littel unorganised. There were some stopps on the way and it was'nt communicated clear when we would have to exit.
Van Minibus + Speedboat, PN Group (PN Group), Feb 21, 2023
Bus left on time, 2 stops to pee made. When we arrived by bus we were picked up directly by the crew and after 5minutes of waiting we went safely and together as a group to the ferry. There again 5Minuten waited. The ride with the speed boat (ferry) was fast, partly a bit jerky, but very pleasant. Overall, I was fully satisfied, especially at this low price �
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Van Minibus + Speedboat, PN Group (PN Group), Feb 13, 2023
No complaint, everything went smooth. Was a mini bus, not a full size bus but had Airco
Van Minibus + Speedboat, PN Group (PN Group), Feb 10, 2023
Really helpful staff when I got to Ekkhami station early and asked whether I could take an earlier bus. The immediately sorted this out. The bus was comfortable enough and there was a toilet break dtop. On arrival in Rayong everyone is so organised even to the extent that they had my name on a list when I got there. They gave us a bottle of water and out us on the boat and helped with the luggage.
Van Minibus + Speedboat, PN Group (PN Group), Feb 4, 2023
Very professional and efficient
Van Minibus + Speedboat, PN Group (PN Group), Feb 2, 2023
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How to get from Bangkok to Koh Samet by Van

Van is a convenient option to get from Bangkok to Koh Samet. Van tickets are affordable, vans are generally do a faster job than buses, vans offer a good choice of departures.

Depending on the van type, each vehicle can accommodate between 12 and 15 passengers. Yet an evident drawback of travelling by van is limited space for the luggage. In most cases you will need to keep your bags, backpacks or suitcases under your seat or in the aisle. Thus van is not the best choice if you travel with huge luggage. F this is the case, consider buying a separate ticket for your bags or choose bus instead.

On certain routes, vans are your only choice of transportation as no buses, trains or flights are available between those destinations.

It is a popular question whether it is necessary to book van tickets in advance. Though some routes feature a lot of departures, we still highly recommend booking your seat especially if you are going to take one of the last vans of the day; travelling during weekends, public holidays or busy tourist seasons; are in a group of two or more and want to travel on the same van.

Here is the list of companies that run regular vans between Bangkok and Koh Samet and offer tickets for online booking.

How far is from Bangkok to Koh Samet?

Vans follow the same routes as buses do. Thus the driving distance between Bangkok and Koh Samet will be about 125 km. Some vans do not take the shortest route to Koh Samet and make detours to pick up and drop off passengers en route. If this is the case, it will result in a longer travel time – you can see it when choosing your ticket.

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

Most vans need from 5h 20m to 5h 20m hours to get from Bangkok to Koh Samet Note though that travel time depends greatly on traffic conditions. Traffic can be dense around the rush hour at both your departure point and destination. Weather conditions – e.g. heavy rain – often result in longer travel time, too.

Before booking your van tickets, check how long the trip with each operator takes as some vans follow longer routes to Koh Samet or make detours.

Also, it is important to know that van companies that accept online booking offer scheduled van departures; yet there are also some vans which depart only when full, and in certain cases the waiting period can be long. Thus choosing an operator that runs vans on a set schedule is always a better idea.

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

When using a van, the fare or ticket price for travelling from Bangkok to Koh Samet is pre-computed. This usually includes toll fees, gas and other overheads. But, it is recommended to read the details and ask for clarifications when this is not clear at the onset.

Pre-computed fares for vans can be expensive but unlike buses and trains; you would not need to buy a ticket for each passenger. For a big group of 12 or more people, this translates to huge savings compared to getting multiple taxis.

This makes it a cheap option for travelling when in groups. The van service will also not charge extra for bags and luggage, as long as it fits inside the van.

Bangkok to Koh Samet timetable

If you are a group, you can consolidate your schedules and use just one van. Check out above Bangkok to Koh Samet timetable for van services.

Best Rated Companies for this Route

Getting a van service for your group can offer extra space, comfort and convenience not found in other transport options. Unlike taxis or buses which have numerous trips per day, a van service is usually scheduled. But some van services do follow a scheduled departure time. Please check our listings for such services.

Having your entire group together for a long trip can add to the enjoyment. This can allow your group to discuss and even sing to your heart's content without fear of bothering others.

Just like taxis, the advantage of travelling by van is that you can ask the driver to stop by stores, supermarkets and other establishments. You can stop anywhere at any time since you are basically renting the van and not just paying for taxi fare. You can use this opportunity to take epic groupie pics at local landmarks and tourist spots.

Vans are especially useful when travelling with large and sensitive equipment like photography setups and large computers. Trunks and compartments might not be a safe holding area for fragile packages. Placing them inside the roomy and well-padded interior of van will make it more secure and safe.