How to go — BANGKOK to KOH SAMUI?

How to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui
Sunset on Koh Samui (Samui Island). How to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui? You can travel by combination of train, bus, ferry and plane.

 Train + Ferry to Koh Samui
Bus + Ferry to Koh Samui
Taxi + Ferry to Koh Samui
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From Bangkok to Koh Samui you can get by bus/train + ferry or plane.

    • Travel distance from Bangkok to Koh Samui is about 760 km by land via Surat Thani or about 650 km by plane. There are 4 options how you can get to Koh Samui from Bangkok: direct flight, travel by bus + ferry, transfer by train + ferry or private car + ferry via Surat Thani. The best and fastest option how to reach Koh Samui from Bangkok is to take a direct flight. Direct flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui takes about 1 hour and it costs about $70-120/pp. There are flights from Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok. Another way how you can travel to Koh Samui from Bangkok is to take a train or tourist bus to Surat Thani and from Surat Thani you can take a ferry or speedboat to Koh Samui. Travel time by train/bus + ferry via Surat Thani takes about 14-15.5 hours. Travel by train/bus + ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui via Surat Thani town costs about $30-50/pp. Surat Thani is also accessible by private taxi/car, it is the most expensive option of transport, there are some private minivans. From Koh Samui you can also travel by ferry/boat to Koh Tao and also Koh Phangan, these islands are easily accessible by boat / ferry from Koh Samui.
    • Book your tickets + flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui online

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    • Koh Samui is another of the most visited and tourist island in Thailand. It is about 800 km south of Bangkok by land. Koh Samui is located in the western part of the Gulf of Siam. Endless white sandy beaches with palm trees, which are always an integral part of tropical beaches and which create a pleasant shade, will create a pleasant environment for your vacation, if you choose it right here. If diving is your sport, you can watch life below sea level here in clear water. Koh Samui offers a lot of attractions for tourists. Koh Samui is the 3rd largest island in Thailand and attracts many tourists every year. You can rent a car or bike and explore this island on your own.
    • What to see on Koh Samui? Angthong National Marine Park, Big Buddha, Wat Plai Laem, Bophut’s Fisherman’s Village, Hin Ta and Hin Yai, Koh Tao (scuba diving), Namuang Waterfall, Secret Buddha Garden, Mummy Monk at Wat Khunaram, Chaweng Beach, Lamai Beach. There are 3 popular options how you can travel to Koh Samui from Bangkok – direct flight to Koh Samui Airport, train+ferry, bus+ferry via Surat Thani. Flight is the most comfortable option of transfer. Read carefully all the instructions how you can reach Koh Samui from Bangkok in Thailand below in this article. It is also possible to search and book tickets + flights to Koh Samui easily online.

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How do I get from Bangkok to Koh Samui?


1. TRAIN + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Samui


A) Train from Bangkok to Surat Thani

    • Surat Thani is the nearest railway station to Koh Samui
    • you can buy drinks and snacks, and there is a toilet in the train
    • travel by train to Surat Thani from Bangkok costs about $7-50/pp (seats or sleeper berths)
    • travel by train to Surat Thani from Bangkok takes about 9-12 hours
    • there are seat and sleeper trains of Thai Railways
    • you can check current Thailand Railway Map + Thailand Train Schedule

B) Bus + Ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui

    • buses go to the pier and then you travel by ferry to Koh Samui
    • modern, comfortable, air-conditioned buses and ferries/boats
    • travel by bus + ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui takes about 3-4 hours
    • ferries and boats arrive to Lipa Noi Koh Samui or Na Thon Koh Samui
    • Book train+bus+ferry tickets from Bangkok to Koh Samui on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square
    • read carefully all the instructions before you book your tickets to Koh Samui
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Train of Thai Railway and ferry of Seatran from Bangkok to Koh Samui via Surat Thani (photo: 12go.asia).


2. BUS + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Samui

    • a cheap option how to get by tourist bus+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui
    • travel by bus+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui takes about 11-15.5 hours
    • price of the bus+ferry ticket from Bangkok to Koh Samui is about $38-48/pp
    • there are various ferries and speedboats from Surat Thani to to Koh Samui
    • private transport companies to Koh Samui: Krungsiam Tour, Lomprayah, Montanatip
    • come to the bus station in Bangkok about 30 minutes before departure
    • you can book join tickets (bus + ferrry) to Koh Samui online
    • Book bus+ferry tickets from Bangkok to Koh Samui on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square
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Bus of Transport Co and boat of Lomprayah from Bangkok to Koh Samui via Surat Thani (photo: 12go.asia).


3. TAXI + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Samui


A) Private Taxi/Car from Bangkok to Surat Thani

    • from Bangkok to Surat Thani you can also travel by private car/minivan
    • transport by private car from Bangkok to Surat Thani takes about 11 hours
    • travel by private car from Bangkok to Surat Thani costs about $340-360/car
    • private comfortable minivan of Glassflower company
    • read this article: How to travel to Surat Thani from Bangkok?

B) Ferry/Boat from Surat Thani to Koh Samui

    • from Surat Thani to Koh Samui you can travel by ferry or speedboat
    • travel by ferry/boat from Surat Thani to Koh Samui takes about 1.5-2 hours
    • travel by ferry/boat from Surat Thani to Koh Samui costs about $8-18/pp
    • ferries and boats: Raja Ferry Port, Lomprayah, Seatran, Phantip 1970
    • read this article: Surat Thani to Koh Samui – Ferry Schedule
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From Bangkok to Koh Samui you can also travel by private car/taxi + ferry/boat via Surat Thani (photo: Glassflower taxi, Raja Ferry, 12go.asia).


4. FLIGHT from Bangkok to Koh Samui

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Flight of Bangkok Air in Thailand from Bangkok to Koh Samui.


5. BOOK A PRIVATE TOUR + Activity in Koh Samui

    • you can also book a private tour / trip or tickets for tourist attractions in Koh Samui
    • it is possible to book various tourist tours (boat trips, kayaking, trails…)
    • these private tourist tours in Koh Samui by local tour guides from Thailand
    • you can also book kayaking, off road tours in the jungle, snorkeling and other activity
    • Book a private boat tour / trip or other tourist activity in Koh Samui Island

BOOK a TOUR in Koh Samui

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With Klook you can book various interesting private tours and tickets for tourist attractions in Koh Samui.

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The tourist beach on Koh Samui.
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The sitting Buddha on Koh Samui.


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

1️⃣ How to book tickets + flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui?

    • You can book tickets+flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui on 12go.asia or Baolau.
    • You can search another route, e.g. Bangkok > Surat Thani, Surat Thani > Koh Samui…

2️⃣ How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui?

    • Travel by train+bus+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui takes about 14-16 hours.
    • Travel by bus+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui takes about 14-15 hours.
    • Travel by plane from Bangkok to Koh Samui takes about 1 hour.
    • Travel by private car+ferrz from Bangkok to Koh Samui takes about 14 hours.

3️⃣ What is the travel distance from Bangkok to Koh Samui?

4️⃣ How much does it cost to travel from Bangkok to Koh Samui?

    • Travel by plane from Bangkok to Koh Samui costs about $40-200/pp.
    • Travel by bus + ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui costs about $40/pp.
    • Travel by train + ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui costs about $20+/pp.
    • Travel by private car + ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui costs about $365-380.

5️⃣ What is the best way of getting from Bangkok to Koh Samui?

    • The best way how to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui is to travel by plane, there are various direct flights every day between this city and island. There are also various low-cost flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui and sometimes these direct flights start at $40/pp.

6️⃣ What is the cheapest way of transfer from Surat Thani to Koh Samui?

    • The most cheapest option how you can go to Koh Samui from Bangkok is to travel by train + bus + ferry via Surat Thani town. The most cheapest option of this transfer to Koh Samui should cost about $30+/pp. But sometimes there are also very cheap low-cost flights to Koh Samui Airport.

7️⃣ How to get from Surat Thani to Koh Samui?

    • The only way how you can travel from Surat Thani to Koh Samui is to travel by ferry/boat. There are alsom some bus transfers from the town to the pier/port, travel by bus+ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui takes about 3-4 hours.

8️⃣ Which train you can use from Bangkok to Surat Thani?

    • From Bangkok to Surat Thani you can travel by 1st and 2nd class sleeper trains of Thai Railways. Travel by train of Thai Railways from Bangkok to Surat Thani Railway Station takes about 9-12 hours.

9️⃣ Is there a private taxi or car from Bangkok to Surat Thani?

    • Yes, there are some private taxi companies from Bangkok to Surat Thani. You can book private taxi/minivan on 12go.asia. It is the most expensive option of transport to Surat Thani.

🔟 How to travel from Koh Samui to Surat Thani?

    • From Koh Samui to Surat Thani you can travel by various boats and ferries. You can book tickets on 12go.asia. You can also book your private transfer with ferry + van to Surat Thani Airport or railway station.

➡️ How to get from Koh Samui to Koh Tao?

    • From Koh Samui to Koh Tao you have to travel by various boats + ferries. Travel by boat or ferry takes about 1.5-3 hours. You can book tickets from Koh Samui to Koh Tao on 12go.asia.

➡️ How to go to Bangkok from Koh Samui?

    • You can use the same way of transfer to Bangkok how you arrived to Koh Samui. The most comfortable and fast way is to take a direct flight, but it is not a cheap way of transfer.

➡️ What is the most popular option of transport to Koh Samui from Bangkok?

    • The most popular option of transfer to Koh Samui is to travel by train of Thai Railways to Surat Thani town and from this town you can arrange your private transfer by bus + ferry (or only ferry / speedboat) to Koh Samui. It is also the most cheapest option of getting to this island.

➡️ How to go to Phuket and Krabi from Koh Samui?

    • If you want to travel from Koh Samui to Phuket, you have 3 ways of transfer. You can travel by ferry + bus, ferry + car or you can book a direct flight from Koh Samui Airport to Phuket Airport. Krabi is also accessible by this way of transfer – direct flight from Koh Samui Airport or ferry + bus via Surat Thani.

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 Bus + Ferry Schedule / Timetable – Bangkok to Koh Samui + Tickets:

FULL UPDATED BUS + FERRY SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

Bus + Ferry Schedule - Bangkok to Koh Samui

Departs in Bangkok

Arrival in K.Samui

Ticket

Lomprayah

06:00

16:40

From $44.00

Lomprayah

21:00

11:20

From $46.00

Songserm

18:00

11:20

From $25.00

Songserm

20:00

13:15

From $31.00

Songserm

19:00

11:20

From $25.00

Krungsiam Tour

16:30

10:00

From $30.00

Krungsiam Tour

16:30

10:00

From $35.00

Krungsiam Tour

16:30

10:00

From $27.00

Krungsiam Tour

19:00

10:00

From $27.00

Krungsiam Tour

19:30

11:00

From $35.00

Krungsiam Tour

20:00

10:00

From $30.00

Raja Ferry

17:30

08:30

From $27.00

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Ferry + Bus Schedule / Timetable – Koh Samui to Bangkok + Tickets:

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Ferry + Bus Schedule - Koh Samui to Bangkok

Departs in Koh Samui

Arrival in Bangkok

Lomprayah

08:00

20:30

Krungsiam Tour

14:00

05:30

Raja Ferry

19:00

09:00

Montanatip

14:30

05:00


Flight Schedule / Timetable from Bangkok to Koh Samui + Prices:

FULL UPDATED FLIGHT SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

Flight Schedule - Bangkok to Koh Samui

Departure

Arrival

Prices

Bangkok Air

08:10

09:15

From $118.00

Bangkok Air

09:00

10:10

From $118.00

Bangkok Air

10:00

11:05

From $118.00

Bangkok Air

10:40

11:45

From $118.00

Bangkok Air

11:00

12:30

From $118.00

Bangkok Air

12:00

13:30

From $109.00

Bangkok Air

12:40

13:45

From $118.00

Bangkok Air

13:00

14:05

From $118.00

Bangkok Air

13:40

14:05

From $118.00

Bangkok Air

14:30

15:35

From $120.00

Bangkok Air

16:30

17:35

From $92.00

Bangkok Air

17:10

18:15

From $88.00

Bangkok Air

17:45

18:50

From $92.00

Bangkok Air

18:20

19:50

From $88.00

Bangkok Air

19:00

20:30

From $92.00

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Behind The Scene Hotel Club @ Samui (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap hostels in Koh Samui.
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By Beach Resort in Koh Samui (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap hotels in Koh Samui.
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Hansar Samui Resort in Koh Samui (photo: Agoda). 15 best luxury hotels resorts in Koh Samui.

icon-arrow-circle-right Book and buy your tickets or flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui:

(It is possible to book another travel route and tickets, e.g. Koh Samui > Koh Tao, Koh Samui > Krabi…)

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