There are 9 ways to get from Ko Samui to Bangkok by plane, bus and ferry, ferry, train, bus, car ferry or car

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 Koh Samui to Suvarnabhumi  •  3h 48m

  1. Fly from Koh Samui (USM) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) USM - BKK

฿2480 - ฿9195

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Bus and ferry  •  14h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Samui to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal

฿500 - ฿800

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Bus and ferry to Surat Thani, fly to Don Muang  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Surat Thani Airport
  2. Fly from Surat Thani (URT) to Don Muang (DMK) URT - DMK

฿1409 - ฿3487

Bus and ferry to Surat Thani, fly to Suvarnabhumi  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Surat Thani Airport
  2. Fly from Surat Thani (URT) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) URT - BKK

฿1789 - ฿3892

Ferry, train  •  11h 32m

  1. Take the ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City
  2. Take the train from Surat Thani Train Station to Hua Lamphong 40 Surat Thani - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...

฿919 - ฿2448

Ferry, bus and ferry  •  13h

  1. Take the ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan Thong Sala Pier
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Phangan to Bangkok Khao San Road Catamaran

฿1478 - ฿2005

Bus and ferry, train  •  14h 43m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Chumphon Train Station
  2. Take the train from Chumphon to Hua Lamphong 40 Surat Thani - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...

฿1050 - ฿2300

Bus and ferry, bus  •  18h 55m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui - Nathon to Pattaya 393 Samui
  2. Take the bus from Pattaya to Bangkok Ekkamai

฿799 - ฿1078

Car ferry, drive  •  11h 53m

  1. Take the car ferry from Ko Samui Lipa Noi Pier to Don Sak Pier
  2. Drive from Don Sak Pier to Bangkok

฿2055 - ฿3066

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ko Samui to Bangkok is to bus and ferry which costs ฿500 - ฿800 and takes 14h.

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The quickest way to get from Ko Samui to Bangkok is to fly which costs ฿2400 - ฿9500 and takes 3h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ko Samui and arriving at Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14h.

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The distance between Ko Samui and Bangkok is 473 km.

The best way to get from Ko Samui to Bangkok without a car is to ferry and train which takes 11h 32m and costs ฿900 - ฿2500.

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It takes approximately 3h 48m to get from Ko Samui to Bangkok, including transfers.

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Ko Samui to Bangkok bus services, operated by The Transport Company, depart from Ko Samui station.

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The quickest flight from Koh Samui Airport to Suvarnabhumi Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Ko Samui to Bangkok bus services, operated by The Transport Company, arrive at Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal station.

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

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Map of how to get from Ko Samui to Bangkok.
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  • Distance: 473.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 48m

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

Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways International fly from Ko Samui to Bangkok hourly. Alternatively, The Transport Company operates a vehicle from Ko Samui to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal 3 times a day. Tickets cost ฿500 - ฿800 and the journey takes 14h.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2400 - ฿10000
Flights from Koh Samui to Suvarnabhumi via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿4200 - ฿13000
Flights from Surat Thani to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿900 - ฿3200
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2400 - ฿10000
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿650 - ฿2900
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Don Muang
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿2900
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Surat Thani to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿900 - ฿3200
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Surat Thani Train Station to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿190 - ฿1500
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿190 - ฿280
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿950
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿410 - ฿600
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1100 - ฿1500
Train from Chumphon to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿150 - ฿1400
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿150 - ฿250
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿650 - ฿900
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿360 - ฿500
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1000 - ฿1400
Bus operators
Lomprayah
Phone
+66 (0) 2629 0011
Email
info@lomprayah.com
Website
lomprayah.com
Bus and ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Surat Thani Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿850 - ฿950
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Ko Phangan to Bangkok Khao San Road
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿1300 - ฿1600
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Songserm
Phone
+662 629 3415
Email
info@songserm.com
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Chumphon Train Station
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿900
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Yellow Bus
Phone
038-967965-7
Email
yellowbus2008@gmail.com
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Koh Samui - Nathon to Pattaya
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿650 - ฿950
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Roong Reuang Coach
Phone
02 747-4307
Email
service@pattayabus.com
Website
pattayabus.com
Bus from Pattaya to Bangkok Ekkamai
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿128
Schedules at
pattayabus.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Lomprayah
Phone
+66 (0) 2629 0011
Email
info@lomprayah.com
Website
lomprayah.com
Ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿750
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Koh Phangan
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿310 - ฿410
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Seatran Discovery
Phone
(+66) 02 240 2582
Email
info@seatrandiscovery.com
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan Thong Sala Pier
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿310 - ฿380
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Songserm
Phone
+662 629 3415
Email
info@songserm.com
Website
songserm.com
Ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Koh Phangan
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿170 - ฿250
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
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The best way to get from Ko Samui to Koh Samui Airport is to bus which takes 1h and costs ฿140.

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