Directions from Ko Samui to Ko Lanta

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Recommended option

Ferry, bus via Surat Thani station  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City
  2. Take the bus from Surat Thani station to Ko Lanta

$53 - $58

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus via Surat Thani  •  9 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui - Nathon to Surat Thani 393 Samui
  2. Take the bus from Surathani Talad Kaset Station to Ko Lanta

$41 - $45

4 alternative options

Ferry, bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Take the ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City
  2. Take the bus from Surathani Talad Kaset Station to Ko Lanta

$51 - $56

Bus and ferry, bus  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Surat Thani Train station Catamaran
  2. Take the bus from Surat Thani station to Ko Lanta

$56 - $59

Fly to Phuket, ferry  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Koh Samui (USM) to Phuket (HKT) USM - HKT
  2. Take the ferry from Phuket Bang Rong Pier to Koh Yao Yai
  3. Take the ferry from Koh Yao Yai to Koh Lanta

$155 - $296

Fly to Krabi, Longtail Boat, ferry  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Koh Samui (USM) to Krabi (KBV) USM - KBV
  2. Take the Longtail Boat from Ao Nang Pier to Railay Beach
  3. Take the ferry from Railay Beach to Koh Lanta

$142 - $362

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

There is no direct connection from Ko Samui to Ko Lanta. However, you can take the ferry to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City, take the walk to Surathani Talad Kaset Station, take the bus to Surat Thani station, take the bus to Ko Lanta, then take the taxi to Ko Lanta. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Ko Samui to Ko Lanta via Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City, Surathani Talad Kaset Station, and Ko Lanta in around 8 h 10 min.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Koh Samui to Krabi
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Bus operators
Phantip Travel
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Surat Thani station to Ko Lanta
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Surathani Talad Kaset Station to Ko Lanta
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Koh Samui - Nathon to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Ferry operators
Rock'n'Row Thailand
Website
rocknrowthailand.com
Ferry from Phuket Bang Rong Pier to Koh Yao Yai
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
rocknrowthailand.com
Tigerline Ferry
Website
tigerlinetravel.com
Ferry from Koh Yao Yai to Koh Lanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Railay Beach to Koh Lanta
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Longtail Boat
Ferry from Ao Nang Pier to Railay Beach
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ko Samui and Ko Lanta is 232 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ko Samui to Ko Lanta is to bus and ferry and bus which costs ฿1300 - ฿1500 and takes 9 h 48 min.

The quickest way to get from Ko Samui to Ko Lanta is to fly and Longtail Boat and ferry which takes 5 h 36 min and costs ฿4500 - ฿12000.

It takes approximately 7 h 55 min to get from Ko Samui to Ko Lanta, including transfers.