There are 4 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  2 h 57 min

  1. BKK - USM

$122 - $448

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry Sombat Tour  •  14 h 1 min

$16 - $28

2 alternative options

Train, bus and ferry  •  11 h 49 min

  1. 43 Hua Lamphong - Suratthani - Class II AC / ...
  2. 393 Rayong

$23 - $72

Bus and ferry Songserm  •  17 h 20 min

$26 - $45

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

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

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 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 11 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 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)
$21 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $30
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
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
$27
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
$44
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
$32
Schedules at
12go.asia

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bangkok and Ko Samui is 473 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Ko Samui is to bus and ferry which costs ฿500 - ฿900 and takes 14 h 1 min.

The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Ko Samui is to fly which takes 2 h 57 min and costs ฿3900 - ฿15000.

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.

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