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

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

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Fly  •  3 h 56 min

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

$245 - $694

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Bus, Minivan, busferry  •  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 busferry from Rayong to Koh Samui - Nathon

$65 - $84

4 alternative options

Bus, ferry  •  32 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office to Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Surat Thani Bus Terminal
  4. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

$67 - $89

Bus, bus and ferry via Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal  •  33 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office to Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office
  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

$91

Bus, train, ferry  •  35 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express to Siem Reap Mekong Express
  2. Take the bus from Siem Reap to Poipet
  3. Take the train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
  4. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Suratthani Train Station
  5. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

$72 - $139

Bus, bus and ferry  •  39 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office to Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Khaosan Road Travel Mart
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Khaosan Road Songserm to Ko Samui

$77

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui. However, there are services departing from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office and arriving at Koh Samui Nathon Pier via Phnom Penh, Mochit 2 Bus Depot, Opposite Chatuchak Park and Hua Lamphong station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 37 min.

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

The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 32 h 33 min and costs .

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

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Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui bus services, operated by The Sinh Tourist, depart from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office station.

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There is no direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Koh Samui Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui bus services, operated by Paradive Travel, arrive at Koh Samui Nathon Pier station.

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Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways International and four other airlines offer flights from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Koh Samui Airport.

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There are 1915+ hotels available in Ko Samui. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui.
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  • 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 eight other airlines fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui hourly.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi, Phuket
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Hong Kong
Website
hongkongairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Train from Hua Lamphong to Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
The Sinh Tourist
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office to Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Book at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Surat Thani Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Nattakan Transport
Bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
Paradive Travel
Website
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Bus and ferry from Hua Lamphong station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier
Ave. Duration
12 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Book at
12go.asia
Mekong Express
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express to Siem Reap Mekong Express
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
Capitol Tour Cambodia
Website
capitoltourscambodia.com
Bus from Siem Reap to Poipet
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
capitoltourscambodia.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Travel Mart
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Phnom Penh to Khaosan Road Travel Mart
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
12go.asia
Songserm
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Khaosan Road Songserm to Ko Samui
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Virak Buntham
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. 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
Ave. 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
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Rayong to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
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