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There are 6 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui by plane, bus, train, ferry 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  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Tan Son Nhat (SGN) to Koh Samui (USM) SGN - USM

$245 - $694

Cheapest option

Bus, train, ferry  •  32 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh KSO Transport to Bangkok
  3. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Suratthani Train Station
  4. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

$61 - $102

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Bus, bus and ferry via Bangkok  •  33 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh KSO Transport to Bangkok
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Hua Lamphong station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

$73

Bus, train, ferry via Siem Reap Mekong Express  •  35 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express to Siem Reap Mekong Express
  2. Take the bus from Siem Reap to Poipet
  3. Take the train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
  4. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Suratthani Train Station
  5. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

$72 - $139

Bus, bus and ferry  •  39 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Khaosan Road Travel Mart
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Khaosan Road Songserm to Ko Samui

$70

Bus, Minivan, bus and ferry  •  42 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Poipet Virak Buntham Express
  3. Take the Minivan from Poipet to Rayong
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Rayong to Koh Samui - Nathon

$66 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui is to bus and bus and ferry which costs $70 and takes 39 h 37 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui. However, there are services departing from Ho Chi Minh City and arriving at Koh Samui Nathon Pier via Phnom Penh KSO Transport, Department Of Livestock Development and Hua Lamphong station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 21 min.

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

The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui without a car is to bus and train and ferry which takes 32 h 41 min and costs $60 - $110.

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

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Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui bus services, operated by Khai Nam Transport, depart from Ho Chi Minh City station.

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There is no direct flight from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Koh Samui Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui bus services, operated by Paradive Travel, arrive at Koh Samui Nathon Pier station.

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Jetstar Asia Airways, Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Thai Airways International and three other airlines offer flights from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Koh Samui Airport.

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Map of how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Ko Samui.
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  • Distance: 469.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

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

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

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Koh Samui via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Koh Samui via Noi Bai International, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi, Phuket
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Hua Lamphong to Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
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 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Bus operators
Khai Nam Transport
Phone
0972 098 300
Email
khainam_vietnam@yahoo.com
Website
en.khainamtransport.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
en.khainamtransport.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
K.S.O Transport Co. Ltd
Phone
0236913601
Email
ksotransport@gmail.com
Website
bookmebus.com
Bus from Phnom Penh KSO Transport to Bangkok
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
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
12 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Book at
12go.asia
Mekong Express
Phone
85512787839
Email
info@catmekongexpress.com
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Mekong Express 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
Capitol Tour Cambodia
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
Phone
+662 629 3415
Email
info@songserm.com
Website
songserm.com
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
Virak Buntham
Phone
016 786 270
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Poipet Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Em Samang Express
Phone
094 340 6614
Website
bookmebus.com
Bus from Poipet to Rayong
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
Yellow Bus
Phone
038-967965-7
Email
yellowbus2008@gmail.com
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Rayong to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Ferry operators

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