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There are 7 ways to get from Kanchanaburi to Ko Samui by train, bus and ferry, bus or plane

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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Train, bus and ferry  •  13h

  1. Take the train from Kanchanaburi to Nakhon Phathom
  2. Take the train from Nakhon Pathom to Surat Thani Train Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon

$29 - $85

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Minivan, bus and ferry  •  16h

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

$21 - $32

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Mini Van, bus and ferry  •  14h 10m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Kanchanaburi to Hua Hin
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Hua Hin to Koh Samui - Nathon 393 Rayong

$23 - $37

Train, bus and ferry via Chumphon  •  15h 42m

  1. Take the train from Kanchanaburi to Nakhon Phathom
  2. Take the train from Nakhon Pathom to Chumphon
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Chumphon Train Station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

$46 - $97

Mini Van to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Koh Samui  •  8h 3m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
  2. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Koh Samui (USM) BKK - USM

$111 - $433

Mini Van to Don Muang, fly to Surat Thani, bus and ferry  •  9h 42m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
  2. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Surat Thani (URT) DMK - URT
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon

$38 - $130

Mini Van to Suvarnabhumi, fly to Surat Thani, bus and ferry  •  10h 34m

  1. Take the Mini Van from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
  2. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Surat Thani (URT) BKK - URT
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon

$49 - $183

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kanchanaburi to Ko Samui is to minivan and bus and ferry which costs ฿650 - ฿1100 and takes 16h.

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The quickest way to get from Kanchanaburi to Ko Samui is to Mini Van and fly which costs ฿3600 - ฿15000 and takes 8h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Kanchanaburi to Ko Samui. However, there are services departing from Kanchanaburi and arriving at Koh Samui - Nathon via Hua Hin. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 10m.

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The distance between Kanchanaburi and Ko Samui is 499 km.

The best way to get from Kanchanaburi to Ko Samui without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 13h and costs ฿950 - ฿2800.

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It takes approximately 13h to get from Kanchanaburi to Ko Samui, including transfers.

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Kanchanaburi to Ko Samui bus services, operated by J K P Transport Co, depart from Kanchanaburi station.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Samui Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Kanchanaburi to Ko Samui bus services, operated by Yellow Bus, arrive at Koh Samui - Nathon station.

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

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Map of how to get from Kanchanaburi to Ko Samui.
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  • Distance: 311.7 miles
  • Duration: 13h

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

There is no direct connection from Kanchanaburi to Ko Samui. However, you can take the train to Nakhon Pathom, take the train to Surat Thani Train Station, take the walk to Surat Thani station, take the bus to Surathani Talad Kaset Station, take the walk to Surat Thani, then take the bus and ferry to Koh Samui - Nathon. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kanchanaburi to Ko Samui via Hua Hin and Hua Hin in around 14h 10m.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $150
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $180
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $220
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Kanchanaburi to Nakhon Phathom
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $30
Schedules at
railway.co.th
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12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
Train from Nakhon Pathom to Surat Thani Train Station
Ave. Duration
7h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Train from Nakhon Pathom to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
5h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $40
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$4 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$10 - $15
2nd Class (Berth)
$20 - $27
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $40
Bus operators
Yellow Bus
Phone
038-967965-7
Email
yellowbus2008@gmail.com
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Hua Hin to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $29
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
J K P Transport Co
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Kanchanaburi to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
12go.asia
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
$28
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Win Happy
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
12go.asia
Kwan Chee Vee Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Kanchanaburi to Bangkok Mochit New Van Terminal
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia

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