KOH SAMED TIME
TRANSPORT TO KOH SAMED
APPROX 175km FROM BANGKOK
ALL FERRY/SPEED BOATS TO KOH SAMED DEPART FROM BAN-PHE PIERS
From Bangkok to Ban-Phe the buses leave from the main bus station EKKAMAI, the first bus leaves at
05.00 until 19.00 - every hour, The total journey time to Ban-Phe bus station is 3hrs 50mins
The ferry harbour is only a 1 minute walk from here. APPROX COST 200 BAHT/PER PERSON
PRIVATE BUS / COACH HIRE FOR LARGE GROUPS
Please contact Montri coach company HERE for a quote using the on-line form
The journey to Ban-Phe harbour in a car / taxi from Bangkok will take 2 hours 15 minutes. Approx cost
is 2700 Baht each way.
Please contact our driver directly to organise your transfer from Bangkok - Ban-Phe / Koh Samed
her name is Sonya & drives a large comfortable Toyota Fortuner with Air Conditioning,
Sonya's email is firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone +66 (0) 81-363-2326. please give your flight details
and arrival time. Pay Sonya on arrival. Please note Ferry Boat times.
Sonya can also organise speedboat service from Ban-Phe - Koh Samed. The cost is 1800 Baht each way.
Another reliable transport company in Bangkok is ORIENTAL ESCAPE for transfers anywhere in Thailand
On their website click on the RIGHT hand side "Thailand " then select Transfer / Transportation
Select city BANGKOK "Scroll down to Eastern Route" to Rayong / Ban-Phe pier
Scroll down the page, Click on "BOOK NOW" to get a quote
you can pay on-line or pay the driver on arrival.
The nearest airport to Rayong / Ban-Phe is Pattaya u-tapao airport which is served by
DRIVING BY CAR FROM BANGKOK
Follow the Motorway from Phatthanakarn Road, Prawet District, Bangkok, heading towards Pattaya approx 120 kms,
then take Highway 36 for approx 50 kms to Rayong, then take Highway 3 to Ban-Phe / Ao-Phe, turn right, follow the
road down to the harbour. Parking prices vary at each parking lot per day / night. - Remember to take some change
for Motorway tolls.
PATTAYA - BAN PHE
The best option to get from Pattaya to Ban Phe / Koh Samed, is to buy a seat on an express minivan from most Pattaya
travel agencies which will usually reach the pier at Ban Phe in less than one hour. A seat on the minibus will cost a couple
hundred baht per person.
PUBLIC BUS From Pattaya, flag down a passing air-con or public bus runs every 30 minutes from the corner of Sukhumvit
and Pattaya Neua roads, This is the bus to Rayong bus station; then change here for the Ban Phe bus.