There are 5 ways to get from Bangkok to Ko Samui by plane, train or bus and ferry

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  •  2 h 57 min

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

$126 - $452

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Bus and ferry Sombat Tour  •  13 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal to Ko Samui

$16 - $28

3 alternative options

Train, bus and ferry  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Suratthani Train Station 43 Hua Lamphong - Suratthani - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon 393 Rayong

$22 - $56

Train, bus and ferry via Chumphon  •  14 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon 43 Hua Lamphong - Suratthani - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Chumphon Train Station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

$39 - $69

Bus and ferry Songserm  •  17 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Khaosan Road Songserm to Ko Samui

$25 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Ko Samui is to bus and ferry which costs ฿500 - ฿950 and takes 13 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Ko Samui is to fly which costs ฿4100 - ฿15000 and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The distance between Bangkok and Ko Samui is 473 km.

It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to get from Bangkok to Ko Samui, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Khaosan Road Songserm and arriving at Ko Samui. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 h 20 min.

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Thai Airways International and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Samui Airport.

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Bangkok to Ko Samui bus services, operated by Sombat Tour, depart from Bangkok station.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Ko Samui.
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  • Distance: 295.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 57 min

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

Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways International fly from Bangkok to Ko Samui hourly.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$4 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $16
2nd Class (Berth)
$20 - $27
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Songserm
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon Train Station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
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
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
Krungsiam Tour
Website
krungsiamtour.com
Bus and ferry from Ratchadamnoen Avenue to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
17 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
12go.asia

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