Transportation to Ao Prao Resort


Getting to Koh Samet

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«Plastic bags and foam are not allowed on Samet Island»

Getting to Ban Phe (Rayong) ,Koh Samet from Bangkok

Located only 220 kilometers from Bangkok, Rayong and Koh Samet can be accessed within approximate 3 hours by different means of transport to suit your convenience. Driving is easy and the road is well-indicated. Even though cars are not allowed on to Koh Samet, there are parking service on the mainland at “Ao Prao Pier,” exclusively for hotel guests, where you can leave your car and ferry/speed boat to the island. Buses frequently leave Bangkok’s Ekamai Bus Terminal to Ban Phe where the piers to the island are located. It is also possible to fly but the nearest airport is located Chonburi which will require a road transfer to Rayong.


Rayong is the Eastern gateway to the North and Northeastern part of Thailand. As such, there are many regular bus services connecting Rayong and Bangkok. Buses from Bangkok to Rayong depart regularly from Ekamai Eastern Bus Terminal (near BTS Ekamai station) and Minibus Station (at Chatuchak) to Ban Phe, Rayong .

From Ekamai, two bus service providers are Cherdchai Tour and Krua Kun Pa. The bus from Cherdchai tour operates everyday starting from 7.00 – 18.30 continuously (Tel. 02-391-2804).

Mini bus from Krua Kun Pa starts from 7.30 – 20.00, (Tel. 062-859-3065).

From Minibus Station (at Chatuchak), PP minibus operates every day from 4.30 – 14.30 continuously (Tel. 080-446-4128).

Please note that the bus companies are not under the hotels’ management. Information may change over time. For further details and information, kindly contact the transportation provider directly.


Rayong is roughly 200 km southeast of Bangkok. There are several different routes to drive between Bangkok and Rayong. The most popular route starts from Bangna-Rayong Road (Highway No.34) via Bang Phli and Bang Bo District, Samut Prakan province and Highway No.3 at km 70. The total distance is approximately 220 km.

If guests are coming from different direction, please type in Google Maps application, ‘Ao Prao Pier.’ For Paradee guests, please type ‘Jadet Pier,’ which is located beside Ao Prao Pier. Our piers are exclusively for Samed Resorts Group’s guests only.

Ao Prao Pier :

Jadet Pier :


Pattaya – Rayong – Ban Phe – Koh Samet

Duration: approximately 2 hour

Price: Pattaya – Rayong approx. 100 baht, Rayong – Ban Phe approx. 50 baht

Timetable: every 30 minutes

You can take the public bus from Pattaya to Rayong roughly every 30 minutes from the corner of Sukhumvit and Pattaya Nua road. This bus will cost around 100 baht and will bring you to Rayong.

In Rayong you need to take a Songthaew to Ban Phe port from where you can take the ferry to Koh Samet, this Songthaew should be around 25-30 Baht per person.

Minivan from Pattaya to Ban Phe (Rayong)

Duration: 1 hour

Price: 200-300 baht

Timetable: every 30 minutes

There are several minivans that can bring you from Pattaya directly to the Pier at Ban Phe in approximately one hour. The tickets should be around 200-300 baht and can be bought at any travel agency in Pattaya.

Taxi from Pattaya to Ban Phe (Rayong)

Duration: 1 hour

Price: 1,000-1,500 baht

It is easy to hail a taxi on the street in Pattaya for around 1000-1500 baht. They can bring you to the pier at Ban Phe.


The nearest airport to Koh Samet is U-Tapao, about 45 km from Ban Phe. There are limited flights on Bangkok Airways, Thai Air Asia, Thai Lion Air to and from U-Tapao, namely into and out of Chiangmai, Koh Samui, and Phuket.

There is no direct scheduled flight from Bangkok to Rayong, but Bangkok Airways has daily flights from Samui to Utapao Airport, which is approximately 1 ½ hours by bus from Rayong. Some charter airlines fly directly to Utapao Airport where vacationers can disembark for either Rayong or Pattaya without having to pass through Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport.

Taxi from U-Tapao to Ao Prao Pier(Ban Phe)

Duration: 1 hour

Price: 1,000-1,500 baht

It is easy to hail a taxi on the street in Pattaya for around 1000-1500 baht. They can bring you to Ao Prao Pier in Ban Phe.


  • By Boat – Once in Ao Prao Pier, visitors must take a speed boat to Koh Samet at Jadet Pier (for Paradee guests only), which typically takes between 15 and 30 minutes. Details as below;
  • Ao Prao Pier (Latitude 12.626 11 N / Longitude 101.4475 6 E) Ao Prao Pier is a official pier of Samed Resorts Group and providing free parking and round trip shuttle boat transfer for guests who stay at Le Vimarn Cottages & Spa, Ao Prao Resort, Sai Kaew Beach Resort, Baan Ploy Sea and Samed Club Baan Supparod. It’s closed to Chock-Kritsada Pier.

Shuttle Boat Schedule

From Ao Prao Pier :11AM / 1.30PM / 4PM
From Ao Prao (Koh Samet) :10AM/ 12.30PM / 3PM

Remarks :

  • Big boat will provide for guests who stay at Sai Kaew Beach Resort, Baan Ploy Sea, Samed Club and Baan Supparod.
  • Speed boat will provide for guests who stay at Le Vimarn Cottages & Spa and Ao Prao Resort.
  • If guests cannot take the shuttle boat as schedule, guests can go to Koh Samet by a private speed boat  that offer the convenience of taking you directly to resort on Koh Samet.
  • To avoide any delay upon transfer-in, please be ready at 30 minutes before departure time in order to have the pre-check in process.
  • To avoide any delay upon transfer-out, please be ready at the lobby 30 minutes before departure time.

Private Speed Boat Service (Service 24 hours)

Private Speed Boat (1 engine, Maximum 1-6 persons included child and infant) : Fee at THB 2,000.- per boat per one way
Private Speed Boat (2 engines, Maximum 7-18 persons included child and infant) : Fee at THB 4,000.- per boat per one way

Note : Routing from Ao Prao Pier (mainland, Ban Phe) to Ao Prao, Koh Samet.

Book private speed boat service and more information, please contact ;

  • Reservation Dept. : Tel. (66) 02 438 9771 to 2 Ext. 100 to 105 (Working time on Monday – Friday during 8.30 hrs. – 17.30 hrs.)
  • Ao Prao Pier : Tel. (66) 038 651 134 (Open everyday during 8.30 hrs. – 18.00 hrs.)
  • Hotel Front Desk : Tel. (66) 038 644 100 to 103