By shared speed boat service the journey from Rayong to Koh Samet takes 15 minutes. By ferry the same journey takes 40 minutes but costs less.
Ferry Times from Rayong to Koh Samet
There are currently 15 shared speed boat and ferry services a day from Rayong to Koh Samet available to book online.
|Rayong||Koh Samet||Cost||Ferry Company|
|08:00||08:15||300 THB||Phittinin Transport|
|08:30||09:10||230 THB||Koh Kaew Phitsadan|
|09:00||09:15||250 THB||PN Group|
|09:40||09:55||300 THB||Phittinin Transport|
|10:00||10:15||250 THB||PN Group|
|10:40||10:55||300 THB||Phittinin Transport|
|11:30||12:10||230 THB||Koh Kaew Phitsadan|
|12:00||12:15||250 THB||PN Group|
|13:00||13:15||300 THB||Phittinin Transport|
|14:00||14:15||250 THB||PN Group|
|14:15||14:55||230 THB||Koh Kaew Phitsadan|
|15:00||15:15||300 THB||Phittinin Transport|
|16:00||16:15||250 THB||PN Group|
|16:30||16:45||300 THB||Phittinin Transport|
|17:00||17:40||230 THB||Koh Kaew Phitsadan|
- PN Group and Phittinin Transport operate large speed boats with onboard toilets on the Rayong to Koh Samet route.
- Koh Kaew Phitsadan operates a ferry on the Rayong to Koh Samet route.
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Rayong Ferry Pier
- Ferry and speed boat services from Rayong to Koh Samet depart from a pier in Ban Phe.
Koh Samet Ferry Pier
- Ferry and speed boat services from Rayong to Koh Samet terminate at Na Dan Pier.
About Travel to Koh Samet
Koh Samet is a small ‘T’ shaped island, 6.5 km long by 3 km at its widest point. Koh Samet has 1 small town, commonly referred to as Samet Village or Samet City. The main ferry terminal, Na Dan Pier, is located on the north side of Samet Village, and to the south of Samet Village is the island’s most popular beach, Sai Kaew Beach. Most of the island outside of Samet Village is heavily forested and designated as a national park. Once you leave Samet Village you need to pay an entrance fee for the national park which is a one off fee providing access for up to 7 days. For foreign visitors the charge is 200 THB for adults and 100 THB for children. Thai nationals pay a lower fee: 40 THB for adults and 20 THB for childten. This dual pricing system is a common feature of all national parks in Thailand.
There are no historical or cultural attractions in Koh Samet. What Koh Samet does have, however, is 14 very good quality white sand beaches and coastal seas which turn a bright shade of turquoise on a sunny day. Koh Samet is the closest island (with beaches) to Bangkok and attracts a lot of visitors for that reason alone. The pricing of accommodation varies a lot depending on location, although the only place where you can find budget accommodation tends to be in Samet Village in a location without direct access to a beach. The most popular option for visitors to Koh Samet is to stay at one of the resorts on Sai Kaew Beach, which is near Samet Village, and use that as a base for touring the other beaches on the island before returning at night to enjoy the lively evening back on Sai Kaew Beach. Koh Samet is an excellent choice for a short stay on a beach near Bangkok, however, for a longer holiday you might want to pick a different island that offers better value for money.