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There are 6 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train or ferry

Select a route below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Koh Samui (USM) SGN - USM

$243 - $692

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry via Surat Thani  •  32 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Cambodia
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Surat Thani
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon

$64 - $75

4 alternative options

Bus, train, ferry  •  34 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Cambodia
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh KSO Transport to Bangkok
  3. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Suratthani Train Station
  4. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

$73 - $88

Bus, train, bus and ferry  •  35 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap Mekong Express
  2. Take the bus from Siem Reap to Aranyaprathet
  3. Take the train from Amphoe Aranyaprathet to Bangkok Hualamphong
  4. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Suratthani Train Station
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon

$65 - $88

Bus, bus and ferry  •  37 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Hua Lamphong station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

$90 - $95

Bus, Minivan, bus and ferry  •  40 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Poipet Virak Buntham Express
  3. Take the Minivan from Poipet to Rayong
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Rayong to Koh Samui - Nathon

$66 - $89

Map of how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 469.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

What companies run services between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Ko Samui, Thailand?

Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Bangkok Airways and six other airlines fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui every 30 minutes.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Bangkok
Avg. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Singapore
Avg. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Phuket
Avg. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Bangkok
Avg. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Hanoi, Bangkok
Avg. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Bangkok
Avg. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Bangkok, Phuket
Avg. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Phuket
Avg. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Suratthani Train Station
Avg. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Train from Amphoe Aranyaprathet to Bangkok Hualamphong
Avg. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Bus operators
The Sinh Tourist
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Cambodia
Avg. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Nattakan Transport
Bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Avg. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
nattakan-transport.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Surat Thani
Avg. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Siem Reap to Aranyaprathet
Avg. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon
Avg. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Rayong to Koh Samui - Nathon
Avg. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
K.S.O Transport Co. Ltd
Website
bookmebus.com
Bus from Phnom Penh KSO Transport to Bangkok
Avg. Duration
12 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
Mekong Express
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap Mekong Express
Avg. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
Giant Ibis
Paradive Travel
Website
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Bus and ferry from Hua Lamphong station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier
Avg. Duration
12 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45
Schedules at
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Book at
12go.asia
Virak Buntham
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
Avg. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Poipet Virak Buntham Express
Avg. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Em Samang Express
Website
bookmebus.com
Bus from Poipet to Rayong
Avg. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
Ferry operators

How far is it from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui?

The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Ko Samui is 751 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui?

The cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui is to bus and bus and ferry which costs $75 and takes 32 hours 20 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui?

The quickest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui is to fly which takes 3 hours 56 minutes and costs $290.

Is there a direct bus between Ho Chi Minh City and Ko Samui?

No, there is no direct bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui. However, there are services departing from Ho Chi Minh and arriving at Koh Samui - Nathon via Phnom Penh, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and Surat Thani. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 hours 20 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui?

It takes approximately 3 hours 56 minutes to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui, including transfers.