How to get from HAT YAI to KOH SAMUI?

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How to travel from Hat Yai to Koh Samui? You can travel by bus/train+ferry or you can take a flight.

Bus/Train+Ferry to Koh Samui
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    • Koh Samui (or Ko Samui) is located in the Gulf of Thailand and it is one of the most popular islands in this area. The island’s main attractions include a monkey grove, a pearl farm, Hin Lad Waterfall, a freshwater lake and Angthong Marine National Park, which is made up of 40 islands covered by a romantic rainforest. The most popular tourist site on the island is Chaweng Beach, an ideal place for swimming and entertainment. Clear water, a long beach with fine sand and the possibility of entertainment in garden restaurants and bars promise unforgettable experiences. Koh Samui is the third largest island in Thailand and is very popular with tourists. This was mainly helped by the construction of the airport, which allows comfortable travel from Bangkok. The administrative center of the island is the port of Nathon. The most popular beaches in Koh Sumai are Chaweng and Lamai. In their vicinity are the most luxurious hotels, guesthouses and wellness facilities. There is a very lively nightlife around these beaches. There are 4 ways how you can get to Koh Samui from Hat Yai – flight via Phuket, bus+ferry, train+ferry or private car+ferry via Surat Thani town or Donsak Pier. There are also some direct flights from Bangkok or Phuket to Koh Samui.
    • Book tickets or flights from Hat Yai to Koh Samui online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square

From Hat Yai to Koh Samui you can travel by bus/van+ferry or by plane.

    • Travel distance from Hat Yai to Koh Samui by land is about 370 km via Donsak Pier. The best and fastest way how to reach Koh Samui from Hat Yai is to take a flight via Phuket (there is no direct flight). Travel by plane via Phuket takes about 4 hours and it costs about $140-220/pp. It is a good option if you want to visit Phuket. Another popular and cheap option how to travel to Koh Samui from Hat Yai is to take a bus+ferry. Travel by bus +ferry to Koh Samui from Hat Yai takes about 8 hours and join ticket (bus+ferry) costs about $17-20/pp. If you want to avoid to travel by bus, you can also take a train to Surat Thani Railway Station and from Surat Thani Railway Station you can take bus+ferry tranport to Koh Samui. Travel by train+bus/ferry via Surat Thani town takes totally about 11 hours. and tickets cost about $17-80/pp. The most expensive are sleeper trains, but you can also book hard or soft seat in the train to Surat Thani. There are also some private cars or taxi between Hat Yai and Surat Thani. From Koh Samui you can travel by ferry to Koh Phangan. Book your tickets or flights from Hat Yai to Koh Samui online in advance.

How do I get from Hat Yai to Koh Samui?


1. BUS/VAN + FERRY from Hat Yai to Koh Samui


A) Bus / Minivan from Hat Yai to Donsak Pier

    • travel by bus or minivan from Hat Yai to Donsak Pier takes about 6 hours
    • comfortable and modern bus and private minivans
    • various bus companies: Raja Ferry Port
    • Donsak Pier is about 100 km east from the town center of Surat Thani

B) Ferry from Donsak Pier (Surat Thani) to Koh Samui

    • travel time by ferry/boat from Donsak Pier to Koh Samui is about 1.5 hour
    • comfortable and modern ferry and speedboats, inside and outside seating
    • ferry companies: Raja Ferry Port, Lomprayah, Songserm, Phantip, Seatran…
    • travel by bus + ferry from Hat Yai to Koh Samui costs about $17-20/pp
    • Raja Ferry Port company accepts e-tickets in your smartphone
    • Book and buy bus/van + ferry tickets from Hat Yai to Koh Samui on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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Bus and Ferry of Raja Ferry Port from Hat Yai to Koh Samui (photo: 12go.asia).


2. TRAIN + FERRY from Hat Yai to Koh Samui (via Surat Thani)


A) Train from Hat Yai to Surat Thani

    • travel by train from Hat Yai to Surat Thani Railway Station takes about 5-6 hours
    • travel by train from Hat Yai to Surat Thani Railway Station costs about $4-60/pp
    • there are 1st, 2nd, 3rd class seats or sleeper trains of Thai Railways
    • the most cheapest are tickets for soft or hard seats
    • Book train tickets from Hat Yai to Surat Thani on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square

B) Bus + Ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui

    • travel time by bus+ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui is about 4 hours
    • ferry and bus companies: Raja Ferry Port, Lomprayah, Songserm, Phantip, Seatran…
    • travel by bus + ferry from Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Samui costs about $13-20/pp
    • you can also check Ferry Schedule – Surat Thani to Koh Samui
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You can also travel by train from Hat Yai to Surat Thani and from Surat Thani you can take a bus + ferry transport to Koh Samui.


3. TAXI + FERRY from Hat Yai to Koh Samui (via Surat Thani)


A) Private Taxi/Car from Hat Yai to Surat Thani town

    • travel by taxi/car from Hat Yai to Surat Thani takes about 4.5-5 hours
    • travel by taxi/car from Hat Yai to Surat Thani costs about $180-280/vehicle
    • there are modern cars, private minivans
    • the most comfortable option of transport to Surat Thani town
    • Book private taxi/car from Hat Yai to Surat Thani town on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

B) Bus + Ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui

    • travel by bus+ferry from Surat Thani town to Koh Samui takes about 4 hours
    • private transport companies: Raja Ferry Port, Lomprayah, Songserm, Phantip, Seatran…
    • travel by bus/van + ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui costs about $13-20/pp
    • you can also check this: Ferry Schedule – Surat Thani to Koh Samui
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You can also travel by taxi+ferry from Hat Yai to Koh Samui via Surat Thani (photo: Bangkok Taxi24, 12go.asia)


4. FLIGHT from Hat Yai to Koh Samui (via Phuket)


Ther
e is no direct flight from Hat Yai to Koh Samui. But you can travel by plane via Phuket in southern Thailand. There are also some flights with stopover in Bangkok, but this option does not make a sense. So, it is better and faster to visit Phuket and from Phuket you can take another direct flight to Koh Samui.

A) Flight from Hat Yai to Phuket

B) Flight from Phuket to Koh Samui

    • the most comfortable and fastest way how to travel from Phuket to Koh Samui
    • flight from Phuket to Koh Samui takes about 1 hour
    • airlines from Phuket to Koh Samui: Bangkok Airways
    • one-way direct flight from Phuket to Koh Samui costs about $90-150/pp
    • read this article: How to travel from Phuket to Koh Samui?
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From Hat Yai to Koh Samui you can take a flight via Phuket, the fastest way of travel between these sites.


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel route from Hat Yai to Koh Samui:

How to book tickets or flights from Hat Yai to Koh Samui?

    • You can book tickets or flights from Hat Yai to Koh Samui on 12go.asia or Baolau.
    • You can also search another tickets, Hat Yai > Krabi, Krabi > Koh Samui…

How long does it take to travel from Hat Yai to Koh Samui?

    • Travel by bus+ferry from Hat Yai to Koh Samui takes about 8 hours.
    • Travel by train+ferry from Hat Yai to Koh Samui (via Surat Thani) takes about 11 hours.
    • Travel by taxi+ferry from Hat Yai to Koh Samui (via Surat Thani) takes about 10-11 hours.
    • Flight from Hat Yai to Koh Samui (via Phuket) takes about 4 hours.

What is the travel distance from Hat Yai to Koh Samui?

How much does it cost to travel from Hat Yai to Koh Samui?

    • Travel by bus+ferry from Hat Yai to Koh Samui costs about $17-20/pp.
    • Travel by train+ferry from Hat Yai to Koh Samui (via Surat Thani) costs about $17-80/pp.
    • Travel by taxi+ferry from Hat Yai to Koh Samui (via Surat Thani) costs about $195-300/car+ferry.
    • Flight from Hat Yai to Koh Samui (via Phuket) costs about $140-220/pp.

What is the cheapest option of getting to Koh Samui from Hat Yai?

    • The cheapest option of transfer is to travel by bus/train + ferry via Surat Thani. You can book join ticket from Hat Yai to Koh Samui (bus+ferry) already from $18/pp.

Is it possible to travel by train from Hat Yai to Surat Thani?

    • Yes, there are various trains of Thai Railway to Surat Thani Railway Station. You can book seat but also sleeper berth.

What is the best way of getting from Hat Yai to Koh Samui?

    • The best and fastest way of travel from Hat Yai to Koh Samui is to travel by plane via Phuket. There are also flights via Bangkok, but the most fastest option is to take a flight via Phuket. From Phuket you can take another direct flight to Koh Samui. Phuket is also another top tourist site in southern Thailand.

Is it possible to travel to Koh Samui via Koh Lanta?

    • Yes, this option is also available. You can travel by bus/minivan or taxi to Koh Lanta from Hat Yai and from Koh Lanta you can take a transport by bus+ferry via Surat Thani town or Donsak Pier. Donsak Pier is the closest port to Koh Samui.

Where you can go from Koh Samui?

    • From Koh Samui you can go by ferry or speedboat to nearby islands in this area: Koh Tao or Koh Phangan. There are various boats between these island Koh Tao – Koh Phangan – Koh Samui. You can search and book tickets easily online.

icon-list-alt Bus + Ferry Schedule / Timetable – Hat Yai to Koh Samui + Tickets:

Bus + Ferry Schedule - Hat Yai to Koh Samui

Departs in Hat Yai

Arrival in Koh Samui

Bus + Ferry Ticket

Raja Ferry Port

09:30

17:30

From $18.00

Raja Ferry Port

11:30

19:30

From $18.00

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Wat Plai Laem in Koh Samui – is a Buddhist temple compound on Samui’s north-east coast of Samui.
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Koh Samui in Thailand has a few very nice beaches around the island.
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Wat Phra Yai in Koh Samui – Big Buddha Temple sits on a small rocky island off Koh Samui’s northeastern corner.
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Koh Samui is one of the most visited islands in southern Thailand.


icon-arrow-circle-right Book and buy bus/train + ferry tickets from Hat Yai to Koh Samui + Schedule:

(You can change another travel route, e.g. Hat Yai > Surat Thani, Surat Thani > Koh Samui…)

U.Ratchathani > Chiang MaiUdon Thani > PattayaNong Khai > BangkokUbon Ratchathani > BangkokHanoi > Cao BangBangkok > Koh Lanta

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