The easiest way to travel by public transport from Koh Samet to Bangkok is to take a joint speed boat and bus service. The journey takes from 4 hours to 4 hours 30 minutes depending upon which service you take.
Bus Times from Koh Samet to Bangkok
There are currently 7 joint speed boat and bus services a day from Koh Samet to Bangkok available to book online.
|10:00||14:00||Phittinin Transport||450 THB|
|11:00||15:00||Phittinin Transport||450 THB|
|11:30||16:00||PN Group||450 THB|
|13:00||17:00||Phittinin Transport||450 THB|
|13:30||18:00||PN Group||450 THB|
|15:00||19:00||Phittinin Transport||450 THB|
|16:30||20:30||Phittinin Transport||450 THB|
- These services all terminate at Bangkok’s Eastern Bus Terminal. See below for more details about Bangkok’s Eastern Bus Terminal.
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Koh Samet Boat and Ferry Pier
Joint speed boat and bus services from Koh Samet to Bangkok depart from Na Dan Pier in Koh Samet.
Bangkok Bus Station
Joint speed boat and bus services from Koh Samet to Bangkok terminate at the Eastern Bus Terminal in Bangkok.
About Travel from Koh Samet to Bangkok
The final destination for joint boat and bus services from Koh Samet to Bangkok is Bangkok Eastern Bus Terminal, also known as Ekkamai Bus Station because of its location on the Sukhumvit Road in a neighbourhood known as Ekkamai. Of the three major bus terminals in Bangkok, the Eastern Bus Terminal is the most convenient in terms of onward transport because the bus station is very close to Ekkamai BTS Station.
BTS is formal name for what is known locally as the Sky Train, which is a network of elevated fast modern suburban train services. The BTS covers most of the city, and for other destinations you can join connected transport networks, such the Airport Link and the MRT (metro), at various interchanage stations. For travel to the Khao San Road you can take the BTS to Saphan Taskin BTS station to board a Chao Phraya Express Boat service to Phra Arthit Pier, which is an easy 10 minute walk from the Khao San Road.
If you are arriving back in Bangkok and are looking for somewhere close to stay then we recommend that you take the BTS just a few stops towards the lower part of the Sukhumvit Road (Nana BTS station). The lower part of the Sukhumvit Road has lots of mid-range hotels, as well as probably the most extensive range of restaurants and bars anywhere in Bangkok. This part of Bangkok isn’t necessarily the cheapest place to stay but it does represent good value for money in terms of the quality of the hotels and food available in the area.