How to get from PHUKET to KOH SAMUI?

How to get from Phuket to Koh Samui
Koh Samui island. How to get from Phuket to Koh Samui?

Bus + Ferry to Koh Samui 
Flights to Koh Samui 
Book Ticket to Koh Samui

    • Koh Samui Island is another top tourist beach and island site in Gulf of Thailand. Koh Samui is prepared for foreign tourists and offers lots of attractions and fun. Beach relaxing, snorkeling, swimming, boat trips around the island. Koh Samui belongs to the next most visited islands in this area and it is good to know, that sometimes is overcrowded. But it is one of the most beautiful site in southern Thailand and it is a good idea to visit this place if you are already in Phuket. There is not only this one island in the Gulf of Thailand and you can also visit another sites in this area, e.g. Koh Tao or Koh Phangan. These islands are easily accessible by ferry/boat from Koh Samui. There are 3 ways how you can travel to Koh Samui from Phuket – direct flight, bus/van + ferry or private car+ferry via Surat Thani town or Donsak Pier. There are also direct flight from Koh Samui to Bangkok, so after visit this island you can take a flight to Bangkok – the capital of Thailand. Koh Samui has an airport and there a few ports and piers.
    • Book tickets or flights from Phuket to Koh Samui on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square

From Phuket to Koh Samui you can travel by bus, ferry and flight.

    • .. Travel distance from Phuket to Koh Samui is about 350 km by land and you can travel by combination of bus and fery/boat. There are some buses from Phuket to Surat Thani province and ferries + boats from Surat Thani to Koh Samui. This way of travelling takes a lot of time, about 7-8 hours and join ticket costs about $16-40/pp. Another way how to get quickly to Koh Samui from Phuket is to use a direct flight from Phuket International Airport. Direct flight of Bangkok Airways from Phuket to Koh Samui takes only about 1 hour, it is the best and fastest way of transport. Travel by plane from Phuket to Koh Samui costs about $90-150/pp. There is also a possibility to book joint ticket (van + bus + ferry) from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui. Another option is to travel by private car/taxi from Phuket to Surat Thani and from Surat Thani you can travel by ferry to Koh Samui. There is no railway between Phuket and Surat Thani town, so the bus or flight is the only way how to travel between these cities. From Koh Samui you can also travel by boat to Koh Phangan. Recommended – book your bus+ferry tickets from Phuket to Koh Samui online in advance.

How do I get from Phuket to Koh Samui?


1. BUS + FERRY from Phuket to Koh Samui

    • a cheap and good option how to travel by the direct bus+ferry from Phuket to Koh Samui island
    • travel by bus+ferry from Phuket to Koh Samui takes about 7-8 hours
    • price of the bus+ferry ticket from Phuket to Koh Samui is about $16-40/pp
    • please come to departure site at least 30 min before departure
    • transport companies to Koh Samui: Lomprayah, Phantip, Raja Ferry Port, Seatran Discovery
    • the ferries are new and comfortable, with inside and outside seating as well as a small cafe selling drinks and snacks
    • Book bus+ferry tickets from Phuket to Koh Samui on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square
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Bus and boat of Lomprayah transport company (photo: Baolau)


2. FLIGHT from Phuket to Koh Samui

    • the most comfortable and fastest way how to get from Phuket to Koh Samui island
    • flight from Phuket (Phuket International Airport) to Koh Samui takes about 1 hour
    • Phuket International Airport is about 35 km from Phuket town
    • airlines from Phuket to Koh Samui: Bangkok Airways
    • price of the one-way direct flight from Phuket to Koh Samui starts on $90-150/pp
    • Book your direct flight from Phuket to Koh Samui on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square
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Travel by plane from Phuket to Koh Samui – the most fastest way.


3. VAN + BUS + FERRY from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui

    • you can also travel by van+bus+ferry from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui
    • travel by van+bus+ferry from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui takes about 7-8 hours
    • join ticket from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui costs about $33-36
    • transport company: Lomprayah
    • Book join ticket from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square

How to get from Phuket town to the Phuket International Airport?

    • it is about 35 km from Phuket town to the Phuket Airport
    • the best way is to take a taxi to the airport ($20-30) or local shuttle bus
    • second option is to travel by bus to Thalang ($3, Thalang is about 13 km from the airport)
    • Book your taxi or bus tickets from Phuket to the Phuket Airpot on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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Buddha temple on the Koh Samui island.

12go.asia – Search, book, buy tickets easily online

– 12go sells the train, ferry, bus tickets and flights mainly for Thailand (+tickets for VietnamCambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia)
– bus tickets of various companies for Vietnam, Thailand… (eg. Futabus, Mai Linh, Hoang Long, TheSinhTourist, Mekong Express…)
– ferry/boat tickets for Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Vung Tau, ferry to Koh Samui, Koh Chang, Koh Tao, Koh Lanta
– tickets for the most frequented railway routes in Thailand – Bangkok > Chiang Mai, Bangkok > Surat Thani, Bangkok > Kanchanaburi..
– you can use an online train ticket in Vietnam in your mobile phone or tablet (not in Thailand)
– if you buy a ticket of private trains in Vietnam to Lao Cai on 12go.asia or Baolau (Fansipan Express, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station
– if you buy train tickets for Thailand over 12go.asia, you have to pick them in the office: Bangkok (DOB building) or Chiang Mai (Bossotel)
– 12go can deliver these train tickets in Thailand, more information about trains in Thailand
– information about 12go.asia read in article about transportation in Vietnam

Baolau – Search, book, buy tickets easily online

– if you buy train tickets for Thailand at Baolau, you have to print these tickets!
– bus, ferry, train tickets and hundreds of flights of various companies in southeast Asia
– flights of Vietnamese Airlines, VietJet Air, JetStar, Air Asia as well as flights to neighbouring countries
– ferry tickets in Vietnam (eg. ferry to Phu Quoc, ferry to Cat Ba, ferry to Con Dao, Chau Doc to Phnom Penh…)
– tickets for Malaysia (eg. Johor Bahru to Malacca, Kuala Lumpur to Penang, Penang to Singapore…)
– the price of tickets or flights is from the official price of transport company or airlines
– you can select a seat or berth in the train, if you buy tickets for Vietnam online
– online train e-ticket in your smartphone in Vietnam (I recommend to print a ticket)
– read any other information about ticket on Baolau website, read also frequently asked questions on Baolau

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Some isolated beach on the Koh Samui island.
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The Ang Thong park on the Koh Samui island.
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Fisherman boats on the Koh Samui island.
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Koh Samui island.
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Koh Samui is full of the nice beaches for tourists.


icon-info-circle Frequently Asked Questions – Phuket to Koh Samui:

How to book tickets + flights from Phuket to Koh Samui?

    • Book tickets or flights from Phuket to Koh Samui online on 12go.asia or Baolau.
    • You can also search another route, e.g. Phuket > Surat Thani, Surat Thani > Krabi…

How long does it take to get from Phuket to Koh Samui?

    • Travel by bus+ferry from Phuket to Koh Samui takes about 7-8 hours.
    • Travel by plane (direct flight) from Phuket to Koh Samui takes about 1 hour.
    • Travel by van+bus+ferry from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui takes about 7-8 hours.

What is the travel distance from Phuket to Koh Samui?

    • Travel distance from Phuket to Koh Samui is about 350 km by land (bus+ferry).

How much does it cost to travel from Phuket to Koh Samui?

    • Travel by bus+ferry from Phuket to Koh Samui costs about $15-40/pp.
    • Travel by plane (direct flight) from Phuket to Koh Samui costs about $90-200/pp.
    • Travel by van+bus+ferry from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui costs about $33-36/pp.

What is the best way how to get from Phuket to Koh Samui?

    • The best way of transport from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui is to travel by plane, but it is not so cheap, but you will save a lot of time and you can skip transfer by boat to Koh Samui. There are direct flights from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui and it is the fastest way of transport.

From Koh Samui to Koh Phangan by boat?

    • Yes, from Koh Samui you can travel by ferry / high speed ferry /catamaran to Koh Phangan. Travel by ferry/boat to Koh Phangan cost about $5-15 and it takes about 30 minutes or 2.5 hours (depends on the type of boat).

Is it possible to travel by train from Phuket to Koh Samui?

    • No, it is not possible to travel by train from Phuket to Koh Samui, because there is no railway between Surat Thani and Phuket. The closest railway station is in Surat Thani (about 250 km from Phuket). From Surat Thani you can travel by train to Bangkok.

Is it possible to travel from Phuket to Koh Samui via Krabi?

    • Yes, it is possible. You can travel by ferry/boat from Phuket to Krabi and from Krabi to Koh Samui you can take a direct flight or you can travel by bus/van + boat.

How to get from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui?

    • You can travel by combination of van+bus+ferry from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui. You can book join ticket of Lomprayah easily online, join ticket to Koh Samui costs about $33-36/pp. Travel from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui takes about 7-8 hours.

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

FULL UPDATED SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

Bus + Ferry Schedule - Phuket to Koh Samui

Departs in Phuket

Arrival in Koh Koh Samui

Bus + Ferry Ticket

Phantip 1970

08:00

16:30

From $15.00

Phantip 1970

08:00

16:30

From $16.00

Seatran Discovery

09:00

16:15

From $24.00

Lomprayah

10:00

17:15

From $22.00

Lomprayah

10:00

18:15

From $27.00

BOOK TICKETS TO 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.
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Behind The Scene Hotel Club @ Samui (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap hostels in Koh Samui.


icon-arrow-circle-right Book your bus, ferry tickets or flights from Phuket to Koh Samui:

(You can book another travel route, e.g. Phuket to Surat Thani, Surat Thani to Koh Samui…)


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