Koh Samet is a small island located in Rayong province. Koh Samet is not far from Pattaya. How long does it take to get to Koh Samet from Pattaya? It takes around forty-five minutes to get to Ban Phae fishing villiage by mini bus or car. At Ban Phae you can travel to Koh Samet by ferry or speed boat.
The island is about 6.5 kilometers from Ban Phae.There are two main ferry services to the island. The ferry service takes around 30 minutes from the pier in Ban Phae to the main pier at Koh Samet. The ticket will cost you 100 baht each way.
Speed Boat to Koh Samet
The speed boat taxi from Ban Phae to Koh Samet takes around ten minutes depending upon which part of the island you want to travel to. The fare for the speed boat to Koh Samet is 200 baht per person one way.
Cheap Way to Koh Samet From Pattaya
You can catch any bus that is going to Rayong from any bus stop along Sukhumvit Road in Pattaya. The Rayong bus travels past Pattay frequently. The one way fare to Rayong is around 60 Baht. The bus will terminate at the Rayong bus station.
At the Rayong bus station you will find a baht bus that will take you to Ban Phae. The trip takes about twenty minutes and will cost 20 Baht per person. The baht bus will take you to the jetty where you can catch the ferry.