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.

1. Train + Ferry to Koh Samui
2. Bus + Ferry to Koh Samui
3. Taxi + Ferry to Koh Samui
4. Flights to Koh Samui
5. Private Tour in Koh Samui
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From Bangkok to Koh Samui you can get by bus/train + ferry or plane.

    • The distance between Bangkok and Koh Samui spans approximately 760 kilometers by land via Surat Thani or approximately 650 kilometers by plane. Travelers have four options to reach Koh Samui from Bangkok: taking a direct flight, traveling by bus + ferry, transferring by train + ferry, or using a private car + ferry via Surat Thani. The most efficient and quickest option to reach Koh Samui from Bangkok is to opt for a direct flight. Direct flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui typically take around 1 hour, with ticket prices ranging from $70 to $120 per person. These flights operate from either Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok. Alternatively, travelers can choose to take a train or tourist bus to Surat Thani from Bangkok and then catch a ferry or speedboat to Koh Samui. The journey time by train/bus + ferry via Surat Thani is approximately 14-15.5 hours, with costs ranging from $30 to $50 per person. Surat Thani is also accessible by private taxi/car, albeit being the most expensive transportation option, with some private minivans available. From Koh Samui, travelers can further explore neighboring islands by taking a ferry/boat to Koh Tao and Koh Phangan, both easily reachable by boat/ferry from Koh Samui.

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    • Koh Samui stands as another of Thailand’s most visited and tourist-friendly islands, situated approximately 800 kilometers south of Bangkok by land. Nestled in the western part of the Gulf of Siam, Koh Samui boasts endless stretches of white sandy beaches lined with palm trees, offering a serene environment for a memorable vacation. Diving enthusiasts can explore the vibrant marine life in the island’s clear waters. With a myriad of tourist attractions, including Angthong National Marine Park, Big Buddha, and Namuang Waterfall, among others, Koh Samui captivates visitors year-round. As the third-largest island in Thailand, renting a car or bike offers the freedom to explore its scenic landscapes at your own pace.
    • 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 three popular travel options to reach Koh Samui from Bangkok: a direct flight to Koh Samui Airport, train + ferry, or bus + ferry via Surat Thani. Flying offers the most comfortable mode of transport. Explore the detailed instructions on reaching Koh Samui from Bangkok in Thailand provided below in this article. Additionally, you can easily search and book tickets + flights to Koh Samui online. Prior to your arrival on Koh Samui, it’s advisable to review the article on Weather in Koh Samui.
Transfer Mode – Bangkok to Koh Samui: Travel Time Cost Range
Train + Bus + Ferry 14-16 hours $20+/pp
Bus + Ferry 14-15 hours $40+/pp
Plane – Direct Flight 1 hour $40-200/pp
Private Car + Ferry 14 hours $365-380/car

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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 ➜ or Baolau ➜
    • 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 ➜ or Baolau ➜
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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

    • the easiest way how to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui
    • direct flight from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi or Don Mueang Airport) to Koh Samui takes about 1 hour
    • airlines to Koh Samui from Bangkok: Bangkok Air, Thai Airways, Lion Air, Nok Air…
    • price of the one-way direct flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui is about $70-120/pp
    • airport in Koh Samui – Samui International Airport
    • airports in Bangkok – Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Mueang Airport
    • Book and buy your flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui on 12go.asia ➜ or Baolau ➜
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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

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The tourist beach on Koh Samui.


FAQ + TIPS – Travel route from Bangkok to Koh Samui:

1. 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…

2. 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.

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

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. Which are the most popular and nice islands in Thailand?

    • There are a lot of various interesting, nice and also isolated or tourist islands in Thailand. Most of them are in the Gulf of Thailand or Phang Nga Bay. Read this article: The Best Islands in Thailand.

16. What are the most interesting things and facts about Thailand?

    • In summary, Thailand is a multifaceted gem that captivates visitors with its unique blend of cultural heritage, culinary excellence, and warm hospitality. From the enchanting traditions of its classical arts like Khon to the exhilarating water festivities of Songkran, the country offers a sensory feast. Thailand’s diverse landscapes, ranging from tropical islands to mountainous regions, contribute to its allure, making it a destination that seamlessly combines ancient traditions with modern vibrancy. The symphony of flavors in Thai cuisine and the welcoming smiles of its people further enrich the tapestry of experiences. Read this article: 15 Interesting Things of Thailand.

17. What are the most beautiful beaches in Thailand?

    • Thailand’s coastline is adorned with an exquisite tapestry of beaches, each possessing its own allure, whether it’s the dramatic limestone cliffs and crystal-clear waters of Railay Beach, the vibrant nightlife and golden sands of Patong Beach, Ao Nang area and Koh Phi Phi Archipelago in Krabi District, or the tranquil, coconut palm-fringed shores of Koh Samui, collectively creating a symphony of natural beauty that beckons travelers to immerse themselves in the unparalleled charm of this tropical paradise. Read this article: 20 Most Beuatiful Beaches in Thailand.

18. What is the weather and climate in Thailand?

    • Weather in Thailand varies across three main seasons, creating a tropical climate. The hot season typically spans from March to June, with temperatures ranging from 77°F to 95°F (25°C to 35°C). During this period, the weather is characterized by intense heat and occasional brief showers. The rainy season occurs from July to October, bringing heavy monsoon rains and increased humidity. Average temperatures remain high, ranging from 77°F to 88°F (25°C to 31°C). The cool season, from November to February, is marked by milder temperatures and lower humidity. Average temperatures range from 64°F to 86°F (18°C to 30°C), making it a popular time for tourism.

19. What you can buy and bring home from Thailand?

    • From Thailand, you can bring home a variety of souvenirs such as traditional Thai jewelry, packaged herbal teas, handcrafted Thai puppets, exotic spices and sauces, artistic ceramics, quality Thai soap and cosmetics, traditional musical instruments, fine Thai silk products, herbal oils and balms, and traditional playing cards and board games. These items reflect Thailand’s rich culture, craftsmanship, and diverse offerings, making them unique and memorable souvenirs. Read this article: What to bring from Thailand?

20. Is traveling and living in Thailand cheap or expensive?

    • The cost of traveling and living in Thailand can vary depending on various factors such as lifestyle, location, and personal preferences. Generally, Thailand is known for being a budget-friendly destination, attracting travelers seeking affordable adventures. While Thailand is known for being a budget-friendly destination, costs can vary depending on whether you choose to live in popular tourist areas or less-explored regions. Overall, many people find that the cost of living in Thailand offers good value for money.

21. What is the official currency of Thailand and how to exchange money?

    • The official currency of Thailand is the Thai Baht (THB). To exchange money, you can visit banks, currency exchange booths, or use ATMs. Banks typically offer competitive exchange rates, but may charge transaction fees. Currency exchange booths are convenient, often open longer hours, but their rates might be less favorable. Using ATMs connected to banks is a common and convenient option; however, be mindful of potential withdrawal fees from both your home bank and the local Thai bank. Always check rates and fees beforehand to make informed choices.

22. What is the cuisine and food in Thailand and what to expect?

    • Thai cuisine is renowned for its vibrant and harmonious flavors, combining sweet, sour, salty, spicy, and bitter elements in each dish. Expect a diverse range of dishes, often aromatic herbs and spices like lemongrass, basil or galangal. Rice, a staple, plays a central role, and street food is a must-try for an authentic culinary experience. Signature dishes include Pad Thai, Tom Yum, Green Curry, and Mango Sticky Rice. Embrace the rich cultural diversity through regional variations, and don’t miss out on the lively street food culture.

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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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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


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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.


4 Ways of Transfer from Bangkok to Koh Samui:

1. TRAIN + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Samui
A) Train from Bangkok to Surat Thani
Nearest Railway Station Surat Thani
Additional Information Travel by train to Surat Thani from Bangkok costs about $7-50/pp.
Travel Time About 9-12 hours
B) Bus + Ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui
Transport Options Bus, Ferry
Additional Information Buses go to the pier, and then you travel by ferry to Koh Samui.
Travel Time About 3-4 hours
Arrival Points in Koh Samui Lipa Noi Koh Samui or Na Thon Koh Samui
2. BUS + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Samui
Transport Options Bus, Ferry
Additional Information Travel time is about 11-15.5 hours.
Price Range Bus+Ferry ticket: $38-48/pp
3. TAXI + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Samui
A) Private Taxi/Car from Bangkok to Surat Thani
Transport Options Private Taxi, Car
Additional Information Transport by private car takes about 11 hours.
B) Ferry/Boat from Surat Thani to Koh Samui
Transport Options Ferry, Speedboat
Additional Information Travel by boat to Koh Samui takes about 1.5-2 hours.
4. FLIGHT from Bangkok to Koh Samui
Transport Options Flight
Additional Information Direct flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui takes about 1 hour.
Price Range One-way flight: $70-120/pp
Departure Points Bangkok: Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Mueang Airport
Arrival Point Samui International Airport

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