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There are 6 ways to get from Ko Samui to Bangkok by plane, ferry, train, bus and ferry, bus, car ferry or car

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Fly  •  3h 48m

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

฿2080 - ฿4995

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry  •  14h

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

฿340 - ฿800

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Ferry, train  •  11h 47m

  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 Bang Sue Junction 40 Surat Thani Train Station - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...

฿919 - ฿2438

Bus and ferry, train  •  16h 51m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Chumphon Train Station
  2. Take the train from Chumphon to Hua Lamphong 172 Sungai Kolok - Hua Lamphong - Class II Sleeper Fan / ...

฿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

฿613 - ฿1078

Car ferry, drive  •  11h 50m

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

฿2004 - ฿3014

Ko Samui → Bangkok
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The cheapest way to get from Ko Samui to Bangkok is to bus and ferry which costs ฿340 - ฿800 and takes 14h.

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The quickest way to get from Ko Samui to Bangkok is to fly which costs ฿2000 - ฿5000 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 47m 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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Bangkok Airways offers 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 flies from Ko Samui to Bangkok every 4 hours. Alternatively, The Transport Company operates a vehicle from Ko Samui to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal 3 times a day. Tickets cost ฿340 - ฿800 and the journey takes 14h.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1900 - ฿6500
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 Bang Sue Junction
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
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
9h 12m
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
The Transport Company
Phone
089 226 2769
Email
borkorsor@transport.co.th
Website
home.transport.co.th
Bus and ferry from Ko Samui to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
฿340 - ฿800
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
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
฿480 - ฿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
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators

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