There are 5 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui by plane, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 56 min

  1. SGN - USM

$241 - $690

Cheapest option

Bus, train, busferry  •  35 h 11 min

$60 - $128

3 alternative options

Bus, busferry  •  32 h 3 min

$64 - $74

Bus, busferry via Pattaya  •  37 h 58 min

$66 - $86

Bus, bus and ferry  •  40 h 41 min

$82

What companies run services between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Ko Samui, Thailand?

Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Bangkok Airways and six other airlines fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui every 30 minutes.

Airlines
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
$170 - $650
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
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
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Hanoi, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
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 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$19 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$27 - $35
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)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
The Sinh Tourist
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Cambodia
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Nattakan Transport
Bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
nattakan-transport.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
The Transport Company
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Bus from Siem Reap to Aranyaprathet
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
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
Bus and ferry from Pattaya to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Mekong Express
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh 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
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 Pattaya
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
bus
Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
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
$27
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui is to bus and busferry which costs $60 - $75 and takes 32 h 3 min.

The quickest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui is to fly which takes 3 h 56 min and costs $240 - $700.

No, there is no direct bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui. However, there are services departing from Ho Chi Minh and arriving at Koh Samui - Nathon via Phnom Penh, Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal and Surat Thani. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 3 min.

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