How to get to Koh Samet
Koh Samet is an island in the memory of many people, whether because of the white sandy beach, clear water or various entertainment. So today we would like to help you guide, how to travel to Koh Samet.
1. Traveling by private car
Traveling by car is the easiest and most comfortable way from Bangkok. The recommended route to travel Bangkok-Rayong is take the Motorway - Chonburi (Road No. 7) and then take Highway 36, until entering Rayong town, passing Taphong Temple and along the Haad Beach to Ban Phe.
2. Traveling by bus
A classic journey like taking a bus. So, traveling with this way is less convenient than private cars, but for those who don't have their own car, it's not much of a hassle. Especially nowadays, there are many cars to choose from. For traveling with this method, it is not tiring to drive so there is a driver for you. More importantly, there are a lot of prices to choose from, from basic to luxury.
2.1 Tour buses, for tour buses can be up to 2 places which are
- Eastern Bus Terminal (Ekkamai). There are many buses to Rayong, such as Bangkok-Rayong, Ban Phe, Klaeng, Laem Mae Phim, Map Ta Phut, and Prasae.
- Mo Chit Bus Station Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road, there are buses Mo Chit - Rayong every hour starting from 04:30 a.m. - 04:30 p.m. hours and takes about 3 hours and air-conditioned buses using the motorway road Depart from 4:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and takes 2 hours.
For vans, you can get up at Victory Monument by going up at Victory Monument - Ban Phe. The van will be parked at the Century Department Store, it takes time around 3 hours to arrive. The price is around 200baht+.
3. Traveling with "Boonsiri car package + ferry"
As a last resort, we would like to offer the most convenient, standard, inexpensive, and most importantly, fully equipped by Boonsiri speed boats. This service is the package from Bangkok, going up at Khao San Road, the van or bus leaves at 5:00a.m. on time, so you should arrive at the office 30-40 minutes earlier.
Arrive at Klaeng intersection about 8.30 - 8.45a.m. Then change the car to a van for greater travel flexibility. This service is included in the package.
Then take a van for another 30minutes, will reach the Koh Kaew Phitsadan boat office and board the boat schedule 9:15a.m. It takes about 20 minutes to arrive Koh Samet.
For the return trip
Koh Kaew Phitsadan Ferry, the boat we used to cross the island. The boat will leave the island at 12:15 PM and take 20 minutes the same time to arrive at Ban Phe. A van will pick you up around 1:00 - 1:30p.m. at Koh Kaew Phitsadan Ferry office. Then, return to Bangkok and will arrive in Bangkok around 8:00p.m.
The price of this package is 600 baht / person / way, round trip is 1200 baht / person.
I personally think that for this price, exchange with Driving comfort with VIP bus. Considered a good choice for traveling.