There are 6 ways to get from Ko Samui to Bangkok by plane, ferry, train 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  •  2 h 5 min

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

$126 - $452

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry Sombat Tour  •  12 h 59 min

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

$17 - $27

4 alternative options

Ferry, train  •  12 h 52 min

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

$31 - $66

Bus and ferry Yellow Bus  •  15 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui - Nathon to Bang Phli 393 Samui

$20 - $42

Bus and ferry, train  •  15 h 15 min

  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 Suratthani - Hua Lamphong - Class II AC / ...

$38 - $72

Bus and ferry Songserm  •  17 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Samui to Khaosan Road Songserm

$26

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ko Samui to Bangkok is to bus and ferry which costs ฿550 - ฿900 and takes 12 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ko Samui to Bangkok is to fly which costs ฿4100 - ฿15000 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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The distance between Ko Samui and Bangkok is 473 km.

It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to get from Ko Samui to Bangkok, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ko Samui and arriving at Khaosan Road Songserm. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Ko Samui to Bangkok.
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  • Distance: 295.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 5 min

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

Thai Airways International and Bangkok Airways fly from Ko Samui to Bangkok hourly.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Suratthani Train Station to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $45
Train from Chumphon to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$4 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $16
2nd Class (Berth)
$20 - $27
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Koh Samui - Nathon to Bang Phli
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Songserm
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Chumphon Train Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Ko Samui to Khaosan Road Songserm
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators

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