There are 5 ways to get from Ko Phuket to Ko Samui by plane, bus, bus and ferry or ferry

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  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Koh Samui (USM) HKT - USM

$116 - $242

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal to Suratthani 780
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon 393 Rayong

$16 - $20

3 alternative options

Bus Greenbus Thailand, ferry  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal to Suratthani 780
  2. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

$26 - $31

Bus, ferry  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Phuket to Lomprayah Donsak Pier
  2. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Donsak Pier to Koh Samui - Nathon Laemsor Ferry

$17

Bus and ferry  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Ko Samui

$19

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ko Phuket to Ko Samui is to bus and ferry which costs ฿567 and takes 7 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ko Phuket to Ko Samui is to fly which costs ฿3800 - ฿8500 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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The distance between Ko Phuket and Ko Samui is 249 km.

It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Ko Phuket to Ko Samui, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Ko Phuket to Ko Samui. However, there are services departing from Phuket Bus Terminal and arriving at Koh Samui - Nathon via Surat Thani. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 35 min.

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

Bangkok Airways flies from Thalang to Ko Samui 5 times a day.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Bus operators
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phuket Bus Terminal to Suratthani
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
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
Ferry operators
Lomprayah
Website
lomprayah.com
Ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Koh Samui Nathon Pier
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $21
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Ferry from Lomprayah Donsak Pier to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
lomprayah.com

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