Ban Phe

Ban Phe (บ้านเพ) is on the gulf coastline of Eastern Thailand in Rayong Province. Ban Phe was previously mainly known as a stop-over for the Ko Samet National Park “Khao Laem Ya-Mu Ko Samet” as well as a seafood processing town, mainly for fish sauces. Today tourism is steady growing and Ban Phe gets a major source of income from tourism.

Ban Phe is about 25 km from Rayong, between Sattahip and Chanthaburi. Ban Phe For maps and basic information about the town.

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Ban Phe exists as a port for ferries to Ko Samet and for limited fishing. Ferries between Ban Phe and Ko Samet usually take 20-45 minutes, depending on the speed of the boat and which beach/pier they use.

There are direct 1st class air-con buses between Ekamai (Eastern) Bus Terminal in Bangkok and Ban Phe, departing hourly.

Turn right off Hwy 3, Sukhumvit Rd, at km231 and keep going for 5 km or turn right at km238 and keep going for 3 km.

Airport Public Transportation Service, Bangkok Airport Limousines , or public transport will drive you to the pier in 2.5 or fewer hours.

Map of Ban Phe

Ban Phe is a small town and not difficult to traverse. The entire town is about 4 km making it easy to get around on foot. There are also plenty of motorcycle taxis.

To get to Ko Samet from Ban Phe port you can take a speed boat for around 2,000 baht or take the ferry for 50 baht which departs approximately every hour depending on how close to capacity each ferry is. A number of tour companies operate from the port, they are mostly fair and reliable.

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