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There are 9 ways to get from Bangkok to Ko Samui by plane, ferry, train, car or car ferry

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Koh Samui  •  4h 1m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Koh Samui (USM) BKK - USM

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Train, ferry  •  13h 14m

  1. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Surat Thani Train Station 37 Hua Lamphong - Sungai Kolok - Class II Sleeper AC / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Koh Samui Nathon Pier Tapee pier Lomprayah - Na Thon Koh Samui

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Fly Don Muang to Koh Samui  •  7h 10m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Koh Samui (USM) DMK - USM

Fly Don Muang to Nakhon Si Thammarat, ferry  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Nakhon Si Thammarat (NST) DMK - NST
  2. Take the ferry from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Na Thon Koh Samui

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Surat Thani, ferry  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Surat Thani (URT) BKK - URT
  2. Take the ferry from Surat Thani Airport to Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm

Fly Don Muang to Surat Thani, ferry  •  7h 10m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Surat Thani (URT) DMK - URT
  2. Take the ferry from Surat Thani Airport to Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm

Ferry via Koh Tao  •  14h 35m

  1. Take the ferry from Khao San Lomprayah to Mae Haad Koh Tao Khao San Lomprayah - Mae Haad Koh Tao
  2. Take the ferry from Koh Tao to Koh Samui Taousm0001

Ferry  •  15h 30m

  1. Take the ferry from Khao San Lomprayah to Thong Sala Koh Phangan Khao San Lomprayah - Thong Sala Koh Phangan
  2. Take the ferry from Thong Sala Koh Phangan to Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm Png0003 / ...

Drive, car ferry  •  11h 49m

  1. Drive from Bangkok to Don Sak Pier
  2. Take the car ferry from Don Sak Pier to Ko Samui Lipa Noi Pier

Bangkok to Ko Samui by ferry

7 Weekly Ferries
14h 35m Average Duration
฿1890 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Bangkok to Ko Samui is to train and ferry, which costs ฿900 - ฿2500 and takes 13h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Ko Samui is to fly which costs ฿2200 - ฿7000 and takes 4h 1m.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Bangkok to Ko Samui. However, there are services departing from Khao San Lomprayah and arriving at Koh Samui via Koh Tao. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 35m.

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The distance between Bangkok and Ko Samui is 473 km.

The best way to get from Bangkok to Ko Samui without a car is to train and ferry which takes 13h 14m and costs ฿900 - ฿2500.

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It takes approximately 4h 1m to get from Bangkok to Ko Samui, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Samui Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Bangkok Airways offers flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Samui Airport.

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There are 1290+ hotels available in Ko Samui. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs ฿40 - ฿55.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Ko Samui.
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  • Distance: 473.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 1m

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Ko Samui, Thailand?

Bangkok Airways flies from Bangkok to Ko Samui every 2 hours.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2100 - ฿9000
Flights from Don Muang to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1700 - ฿5500
Flights from Don Muang to Koh Samui via Krabi
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1500 - ฿5000
Flights from Don Muang to Koh Samui via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿5000 - ฿12000
Flights from Don Muang to Koh Samui via Chiang Mai, Krabi
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
฿3500 - ฿12000
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Nakhon Si Thammarat
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿800 - ฿1900
Flights from Don Muang to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿2900
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Nakhon Si Thammarat
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿2000
Flights from Don Muang to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿800 - ฿3900
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Nakhon Si Thammarat
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1100 - ฿2200
Flights from Don Muang to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿900 - ฿3300
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿2600
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿900 - ฿4600
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Surat Thani Train Station
Ave. Duration
10h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
฿190 - ฿1500
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
https://www.railway.co.th/Home/Index
3rd Class (Seat)
฿190 - ฿280
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿950
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿410 - ฿600
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1100 - ฿1500
Ferry operators
Lomprayah
Website
lomprayah.com
Ferry from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Na Thon Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿850
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Ferry from Surat Thani Airport to Na Thon Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿850
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Koh Samui Nathon Pier
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿750
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Khao San Lomprayah to Mae Haad Koh Tao
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿1450
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Ferry from Ko Tao to Koh Samui Nathon Pier
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿500 - ฿750
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Khao San Lomprayah to Thong Sala Koh Phangan
Ave. Duration
13h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿1550
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Ferry from Thong Sala Lomprayah to Na Thon Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿350
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Songserm
Phone
+662 629 3415
Email
info@songserm.com
Website
songserm.com
Ferry from Surat Thani Airport to Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿400 - ฿850
Schedules at
songserm.com
Ferry from Ko Tao to Koh Samui Nathon Pier
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿440 - ฿550
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Thong Sala Koh Phangan to Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿190 - ฿240
Schedules at
songserm.com
Lomlahkkhirin High Speed Ferries
Email
info@lomlahk.com
Website
lomlahk.com
Ferry from Koh Tao to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
฿700
Schedules at
lomlahk.com
Seatran Discovery
Phone
(+66) 02 240 2582
Email
info@seatrandiscovery.com
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Ferry from Ko Tao to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿700
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Raja Ferry
Phone
02 2768 211-2
Email
info@rajaferryport.com
Website
rajaferryport.com
Car ferry from Don Sak Pier to Ko Samui Lipa Noi Pier
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿140
Schedules at
rajaferryport.com
Book at
rajaferryport.com

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