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Transportation from Ban Phe pier to Ko Samet

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Transportation from Ban Phe pier to Ko Samet

Our family is planning to visit Ko Samet. However our flight is scheduled to land in Bangkok at about 14:30. We will probably arrive at Rayong beach (Ban Phe pier) not before 19:00.

Is there a way to cross over to Ko Samet, safely, by private or speed boat at that time of the evening or is it necessary to wait untill the next morning and cross with the ferry?

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1. Re: Transportation from Ban Phe pier to Ko Samet

You can rent a private boat or take the ferry. I don't know the ferry schedules but you should be able to find it somewhere on the net. Have you taken this route before? Because BKK has really bad traffic and trying to do all this to reach Ban Phe by 7 will be hard. Unless you have private transport there, negotiating the bus terminal, traffic, customs etc. will take a while.

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2. Re: Transportation from Ban Phe pier to Ko Samet

Suggest that you spend the first night (or 2) in Bangkok and leave for Koh Samed next morning. Note also that you'll be tired due the jet lag and then it's easy to make misstakes and wrong decicions when you are tired!

You can bre-book the transfer and ferry with same contact that you use for Samed Island hotel, otherwise there is regular/scheduled bus service from Ekamai Bus station (eastern bus terminal) to Ban Phe from where the ferries are leaving for Koh Samed.

Be sure that yr bus is really going to the ferry terminal, there are part of the busses that use the main by-pass road only and then you are in trouble.

Bus is recommened also only if you have very little luggage (= overnight bag).

There are also some different ferry lines going to different parts of the island, check with your hotel which ferry is the closest one!

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