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There are 8 ways to get from Bangkok to Ko Samui by plane, bus and ferry, train, ferry, 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

฿2080 - ฿4992

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Train, bus and ferry  •  11h 9m

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

฿290 - ฿1533

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Fly Suvarnabhumi to Surat Thani, bus and ferry  •  6h 21m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Surat Thani (URT) BKK - URT
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

฿1330 - ฿2452

Fly Don Muang to Surat Thani, bus and ferry  •  6h 29m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Surat Thani (URT) DMK - URT
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

฿1550 - ฿4750

Train, ferry  •  11h 39m

  1. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Surat Thani Train Station 41 Hua Lamphong - Yala - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

฿913 - ฿2450

Bus and ferry  •  14h

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

฿340 - ฿1300

Train, bus and ferry via Hua Lamphong  •  14h 51m

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

฿1055 - ฿2240

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

฿2079 - ฿2923

Bangkok → Ko Samui
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ko Samui is 1422.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ko Samui is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ko Samui is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1422.

Last updated: 19 Apr 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Bangkok to Ko Samui is to bus and ferry, which costs ฿340 - ฿1300 and takes 14h.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Ko Samui is to fly which costs ฿2000 - ฿5000 and takes 4h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and arriving at Ko Samui. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h.

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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 bus and ferry which takes 11h 9m and costs ฿290 - ฿1600.

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

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Bangkok to Ko Samui bus services, operated by The Transport Company, depart from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal station.

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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 to Ko Samui bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Ko Samui station.

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

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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 4 hours. Alternatively, The Transport Company operates a vehicle from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Ko Samui 3 times a day. Tickets cost ฿340 - ฿800 and the journey takes 14h. Paradive Travel also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1900 - ฿6500
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿850 - ฿1800
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿490 - ฿2000
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿600 - ฿3700
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿2500
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿900 - ฿3000
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Bang Bamru to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿150 - ฿1400
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿150 - ฿240
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿650 - ฿900
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿360 - ฿500
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1000 - ฿1400
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Surat Thani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
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
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
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
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
6h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿150 - ฿1400
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿150 - ฿250
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿650 - ฿900
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿360 - ฿500
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1000 - ฿1400
Bus operators
Lomprayah
Phone
+66 (0) 2629 0011
Email
info@lomprayah.com
Website
lomprayah.com
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui Nathon Pier
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿800 - ฿900
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Yellow Bus
Phone
038-967965-7
Email
yellowbus2008@gmail.com
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿140 - ฿210
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Email
borkorsor@transport.co.th
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus and ferry from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Ko Samui
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿340 - ฿800
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Paradive Travel
Phone
081-453-5199
Email
natt2543@hotmail.com
Website
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Bus and ferry from Hua Lamphong station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier
Ave. Duration
12h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿1300
Schedules at
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Book at
12go.asia
Songserm
Phone
+662 629 3415
Email
info@songserm.com
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon Train Station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿900
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators

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