There are 5 ways to get from Kanchanaburi to Ko Samui by train, ferry, bus, bus and ferry 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, ferry  •  13 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Kanchanaburi to Nakhon Phathom
  2. Take the train from Nakhon Pathom to Suratthani Train Station
  3. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

$39 - $96

Cheapest option

Minivan, bus and ferry  •  16 h 30 min

  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

3 alternative options

Mini Van, busferry  •  14 h 10 min

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

$23 - $48

Train, bus and ferry  •  15 h 42 min

  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, fly  •  6 h 49 min

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

$132 - $460

Questions & Answers

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 14 h 10 min.

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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 ferry which takes 13 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 13 h 27 min 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 1 h 5 min.

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

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

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There are 1915+ hotels available in Ko Samui. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kanchanaburi to Ko Samui.
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  • Distance: 311.7 miles
  • Duration: 13 h 27 min

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 Phathom, take the walk to Nakhon Pathom, take the train to Suratthani Train Station, take the walk to Surat Thani station, take the bus to Surathani Talad Kaset Station, take the walk to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City, then take the ferry to Koh Samui Nathon Pier. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kanchanaburi to Ko Samui via Hua Hin and Hua Hin in around 14 h 10 min.

Airlines
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 Kanchanaburi to Nakhon Phathom
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $30
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
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 Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
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
5 h 19 min
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
J K P Transport Co
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Kanchanaburi to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Hua Hin to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Songserm
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon Train Station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
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
3 h
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
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators

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