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

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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Ferry, bus  •  8 h 5 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

$52 - $58

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Bus and ferry, bus Songserm #2  •  15 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui - Nathon to Surat Thani 393 Samui
  2. Take the bus from Suratthani Train Station to Klong Nin Beach Ko Lanta

$37 - $42

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Bus and ferry, bus Phantip Travel  •  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

$55 - $59

Bus and ferry, bus Songserm  •  13 h 34 min

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

$51 - $54

Fly to Phuket, Speed boat, ferry  •  5 h 48 min

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

$160 - $361

Fly to Krabi, Longtail Boat, ferry  •  5 h 41 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

$147 - $367

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ko Samui to Ko Lanta is to bus and ferry and bus which costs ฿1200 - ฿1400 and takes 15 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Ko Samui to Ko Lanta is to fly and Longtail Boat and ferry which costs ฿4700 - ฿12000 and takes 5 h 41 min.

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

The best way to get from Ko Samui to Ko Lanta without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 8 h 5 min and costs ฿1600 - ฿1900.

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It takes approximately 8 h 5 min to get from Ko Samui to Ko Lanta, including transfers.

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

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

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There are 368+ hotels available in Ko Lanta. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Ko Samui to Koh Samui Airport is to taxi which takes 26 min and costs ฿800 - ฿1000.

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Map of how to get from Ko Samui to Ko Lanta.
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  • Distance: 144.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 5 min

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 Surat Thani Train station, Surat Thani station, and Ko Lanta in around 8 h 13 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
Songserm
Website
songserm.com
Bus from Suratthani Train Station to Klong Nin Beach Ko Lanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules 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 Noi
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
rocknrowthailand.com
Tigerline Ferry
Website
tigerlinetravel.com
Ferry from Koh Yao Noi to Koh Lanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Railay Beach to Koh Lanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $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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