There are 5 ways to get from Ko Phuket to Ko Samui by plane, bus, 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  •  2 h 49 min

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

$117 - $244

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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

$18

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

$25 - $29

Bus and ferry  •  7 h 49 min

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

$20 - $21

Bus, bus and ferry  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Phuket Bus Terminal to Suratthani 780
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani Train station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier Catamaran

$32 - $33

Questions & Answers

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 Pier via Surathani Talad Kaset Station and Surat Thani Train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 55 min.

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

The best way to get from Ko Phuket to Ko Samui without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 6 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 49 min to get from Ko Phuket to Ko Samui, including transfers.

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Ko Phuket to Ko Samui bus services, operated by Greenbus Thailand, depart from Phuket Bus Terminal station.

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The quickest flight from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Ko Phuket to Ko Samui bus services, operated by Lomprayah, arrive at Koh Samui Nathon Pier station.

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Bangkok Airways offers flights from Phuket 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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The best way to get from Ko Phuket to Phuket Airport is to bus which takes 28 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Ko Phuket to Ko Samui.
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  • Distance: 155.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 49 min

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

Bangkok Airways flies from Thalang to Ko Samui 4 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 - $9
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Lomprayah
Website
lomprayah.com
Bus from Phuket to Lomprayah Donsak Pier
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani Train station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
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
$12
Schedules at
lomprayah.com

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