There are 3 ways to get from Ko Samui to Pattaya by plane, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly to Utapao  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Koh Samui (USM) to Utapao (UTP) USM - UTP

$143 - $388

Cheapest option

Busferry  •  15 h 45 min

  1. Take the busferry from Koh Samui - Nathon to Pattaya 393 Samui - Rayong

$20 - $40

1 alternative option

Fly to Suvarnabhumi, bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Koh Samui (USM) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) USM - BKK
  2. Take the bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya

$129 - $454

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Koh Samui - Nathon and arriving at Pattaya. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 15 h 45 min.

More details

The distance between Ko Samui and Pattaya is 392 km.

The best way to get from Ko Samui to Pattaya without a car is to busferry which takes 15 h 45 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to get from Ko Samui to Pattaya, including transfers.

More details

Ko Samui to Pattaya bus services, operated by Yellow Bus, depart from Koh Samui - Nathon station.

More details

The quickest flight from Koh Samui Airport to Utapao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

Search flights

Ko Samui to Pattaya bus services, operated by Yellow Bus, arrive at Pattaya station.

More details

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

Search flights

There are 2820+ hotels available in Pattaya. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Ko Samui to Koh Samui Airport is to taxi which takes 26 min and costs .

More details

Map of how to get from Ko Samui to Pattaya.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 244.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 52 min

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

Bangkok Airways flies from Ko Samui to Pattaya once daily.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Koh Samui to Suvarnabhumi via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Utapao
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Koh Samui to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Bus operators
Airport Pattaya Bus
Website
airportpattayabus.com
Bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
airportpattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Koh Samui - Nathon to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com

Want to know more about travelling around the world?

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Read our range of informative guides on popular transport routes and companies - including Getting to Rome from the airport, The London Underground: Essential tips to navigate the Tube and Italy Travel Guides - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Where to next?