What is the best way to get from Pattaya to Koh Samet?
Are you planning a trip to Koh Samet from Bangkok or Pattaya? From Bangkok, Koh Samet is easily accessible by bus, minivan, or taxi, as well as from Pattaya by minivan or taxi. You may also arrange transportation to Koh Samet online, which is simple and inexpensive.
You are not permitted to drive to Koh Samet, but you may drive to Ban Phe and store your vehicle in secure parking spaces across from the Koh Samet ferry terminals for around 100 baht per day.
Top Tip: When arranging your journey to Koh Samet, keep in mind that boats run between the hours of 08:00 and 17:00. Even after dark, you can reach from by chartering a speedboat, but it will be much more expensive. Scroll down the page for additional information about Koh Samet ferry schedules and speedboat rates.
Travel time to Koh Samet is one hour or less by vehicle or minibus from Pattaya. Allow 5 hours by bus, 4–4 and a half hours by minivan, and 3–3 and a half hours by vehicle from Bangkok, allowing for traffic congestion.
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Bangkok to Koh Samet via minivan
A minivan ride from Bangkok’s Khaosan Road to Ekamai and Morchit bus terminals costs approximately 300 baht and takes 3 to 4 hours. Because luggage capacity is restricted, you may need to purchase an additional ticket for your bags unless you are going light (check out the Bangkok to Koh Samet minivan).
From Pattaya, how do you get to Koh Samet?
Here are the tips;
- There are no large buses connecting Pattaya to Koh Samet, so unless you drive yourself, you’ll have to rely on a private cab or a shared transfer minivan.
- Most travel/tour agents in Pattaya will be able to arrange a minivan to Koh Samet for between 500 and 600 baht per person one way, including the booking charge.
- From Pattaya, take a taxi to Koh Samet.
- Taxis in Pattaya can take you to Koh Samet by car or minibus, with costs starting at around 1000 baht for a vehicle and 1,300 to 1,700 baht for a minibus.
Which ferry service connects Ban Phe with Koh Samet?
There are six distinct ferry docks operated by various firms, all of which are within walking distance of one another. The most popular is Nuan Thip, followed by Tarua, however Nuan Thip, Tarua, Municipality, Sri (seree) Ban Phe, and Chok Krista all provide hourly departures to Na Dan (Nadan) pier, Koh Samet’s major ferry terminal.
You may discover that you purchased a transfer and ferry ticket package with a certain port – your hotel may include a complimentary boat transfer to Samet, or your bus or minivan may drop you off in front of a specific pier, so the decision is made for you. If you’re still not sure, head to Nuan Thip pier.
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