By joint ferry and bus service it takes 24 hours to travel from Koh Phangan to Koh Samet.
Bus Timetable from Koh Phangan to Koh Samet
- Click on the ‘Koh Phangan – Koh Samet’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Departure from Koh Phangan
Joint ferry and bus services to Koh Samet depart from Koh Phangan Ferry Port which is in Koh Phangan’s main town, Thong Sala.
Arrival in Koh Samet
Joint ferry and bus services from Koh Phangan arrive in Koh Samet at Sai Kaew Beach.
About Koh Samet
Koh Samet is a small island in the Upper Gulf of Thailand which is approximately 7 km long by 2 km wide. Koh Samet has 14 beaches which are good for sunbathing and swimming, and several nearby uninhabited islands where you can go for day trips. These factors, along with the closeness of the island to Bangkok, make Koh Samet one of the most popular places in Thailand for short breaks and domestic tourists on Koh Samet often out number foreign visitors. The are multiple ferry services from the mainland to Koh Samet going to different parts of the island.
You can go swimming, snorkelling, diving and take boat trips from Koh Samet and that is about it in terms of activities which you can do on the island. Its a wonderful place to stay for a few days with great places to eat and drink although after that time many visitors will want to move on and see something else, or return to work in Bangkok. A lot of the accommodation on the island is very basic, with many wooden fan room bungalows available on or near a beach, which is what a lot of the visitors to Koh Samet want from their holiday. However, there are also more luxurious and expensive places to stay on the island such as Avatara Resort.