How to get from PHUKET to KOH SAMUI?

How to get from Phuket to Koh Samui
How to get from Phuket to Koh Samui? You can travel to Koh Samui by plane or bus + ferry.

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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. There are 3 ways how you can get to Koh Samui from Phuket: direct flight, travel by bus/van + ferry or travel by private taxi + ferry via Surat Thani. There are some buses + minivans 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.
    • Book tickets or flights from Phuket to Koh Samui online

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    • 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. From Koh Samui you can also travel to Bangkok, there are a lot of direct flights every day between these places or you can go to Krabi.

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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 ferry of Phantip 1970 + Seatran from Phuket to Koh Samui, you can book join ticket online (photo: 12go.asia)


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 – direct flight from Phuket to Koh Samui is the most fastest way of transfer.


3. TAXI + FERRY from Phuket to Koh Samui

    • you can also travel by taxi/car + ferry from Phuket (+Airport) to Koh Samui
    • travel by taxi/car + ferry from Phuket to Koh Samui takes about 7-8 hours
    • transfer by private car +ferry to Koh Samui from Phuket costs about $195-240/car
    • taxi company to Koh Samui from Phuket: Bangkok Taxi24, Joy Taxi
    • you can take a taxi from the airport or hotel in Phuket to any hotel on Koh Samui
    • you can search and book various modern cars or fast luxury minivans
    • Book private car + ferry to Koh Samui from Phuket on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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From Phuket to Koh Samui you can also travel by private car/taxi + ferry via Surat Thani.


4. 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 5-7 hours
    • join ticket from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui costs about $33-38/pp
    • transport company from Phuket to Koh Samui: Lomprayah
    • Book join ticket from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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From Phuket to Koh Samui you can also travel by van + ferry / speedboat (photo: Lomprayah, 12go.asia).


4. BOOK A PRIVATE TOUR + Activity in Koh Samui

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

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With Klook you can search and book various private tours and tickets for tourist attractions in Koh Samui or other place.


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/pp) 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.

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Koh Samui is full of the nice beaches for tourists.


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

1️⃣ 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…

2️⃣ 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 taxi/car + ferry from Phuket to Koh Samui takes about 6-8 hours.
    • Travel by van+bus+ferry from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui takes about 7-8 hours.

3️⃣ 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).

4️⃣ 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 taxi/car + ferry from Phuket to Koh Samui costs about $200-240.
    • Travel by van+bus+ferry from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui costs about $33-36/pp.

5️⃣ 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.

✅ What is the cheapest option of transfer to Koh Samui from Phuket?

    • The most cheapest option how you can travel to Koh Samui from Phuket is to take a bus and ferry via Surat Thani town. The most cheapest option of this way of transfer should cost about $15-20/pp.

✅ How many transfer options are from Phuket to Koh Samui?

    • There are 3 options how you can reach Koh Samui from Phuket. The most popular is to travel by bus + ferry, another option is to travel by private taxi/car + ferry or you can take a direct flight – the fastest option.

✅ 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 or southern Thailand.

✅ 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.

✅ Where you can also travel from Koh Samui?

    • Except Koh Phangan you can also travel by ferry to Koh Tao. Travel distance to Koh Tao from Koh Samui is about 60 km and there are ferries and boats every day. Travel time is about 1.5-3 hours, depends on the type of boat. There are also direct flights from Koh Samui to Bangkok, it is the most fastest option of transfer to Bangkok.

✅ How to get from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui?

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

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

Bus + Ferry Schedule - Phuket to Koh Samui

Departs in Phuket

Arrival in Koh Samui

Join 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

Raja Ferry

07:30

17:30

From $17.00

Lomprayah

07:00

11:45

From $39.00

Lomprayah

10:00

18:15

From $27.00

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Taxi Schedule / Timetable – Phuket to Koh Samui + Prices:

Taxi Schedule - Phuket to Koh Samui

Travel time

Price (Car)

Bangkok Taxi 24

08:00

From $205.00

Bangkok Taxi 24

08:00

From $222.00

Bangkok Taxi 24

08:00

From $235.00

Bangkok Taxi 24

08:00

From $242.00

Joy Taxi

06:00

From $242.00


Flight Schedule / Timetable – Phuket to Koh Samui + Tickets:

Flight Schedule - Phuket to Koh Samui

Departs in Phuket

Arrival in Koh Samui

Ticket - Price

Bangkok Air

14:40

15:35

From $102.00

Bangkok Air

16:35

17:30

From $102.00

Bangkok Air

13:00

13:55

From $119.00

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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.

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

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