There are 7 ways to get from Ko Samui to Kuala Besut by ferry, train, car, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, plane, taxi or shuttle

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Ferry, train, drive  •  13h 42m

  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 Sungai Kolok
  3. Drive from Sungai Kolok to Kuala Besut

RM 135 - RM 340

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus, train  •  18h 55m

  1. Take the car ferry from Koh Samui to Don Sak Pier
  2. Take the bus from Don Sak Pier to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
  3. Take the train from Surat Thani Train Station to Sungai Kolok
  4. Take the bus from Kota Bharu to Kuala Besut Jetty

RM 87 - RM 266

5 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus, train  •  22h 5m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Samui to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
  2. Take the bus from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Thung Song
  3. Take the train from Thung Song to Sungai Kolok
  4. Take the bus from Kota Bharu to Kuala Besut Jetty

RM 190 - RM 376

Car ferry, drive  •  10h 55m

  1. Take the car ferry from Koh Samui to Don Sak Pier
  2. Drive from Don Sak Pier to Kuala Besut

RM 137 - RM 207

Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra, bus  •  11h 45m

  1. Fly from Koh Samui (USM) to Sultan Ismail Petra (KBR) USM - KBR
  2. Take the bus from Kota Bharu Airport to Kuala Besut Jetty

RM 854 - RM 1554

Fly to Narathiwat, taxi, bus  •  11h 13m

  1. Fly from Koh Samui (USM) to Narathiwat (NAW) USM - NAW
  2. Take a taxi from Narathiwat to Pengkalan Kubor
  3. Take the bus from Kota Bharu to Kuala Besut Jetty

RM 779 - RM 2179

Fly to Kuala Trengganu, shuttle  •  11h 34m

  1. Fly from Koh Samui (USM) to Kuala Trengganu (TGG) USM - TGG
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Merang Jetty to Kuala Besut Jetty

RM 392 - RM 1314

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The cheapest way to get from Ko Samui to Kuala Besut is to car ferry and bus and train which costs ฿650 - ฿2100 and takes 18h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Ko Samui to Kuala Besut is to car ferry and drive which costs ฿1000 - ฿1600 and takes 10h 55m.

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The distance between Ko Samui and Kuala Besut is 503 km.

The best way to get from Ko Samui to Kuala Besut without a car is to car ferry and bus and train which takes 18h 55m and costs ฿650 - ฿2100.

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It takes approximately 13h 42m to get from Ko Samui to Kuala Besut, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Koh Samui Airport to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport. The quickest flight takes 7h 10m and has two stopovers.

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Kuala Besut is 1h ahead of Ko Samui. It is currently 6:26 PM in Ko Samui and 7:26 PM in Kuala Besut.

Jetstar Asia Airways, Thai Smile, Firefly and four other airlines offer flights from Koh Samui Airport to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport.

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There are 112+ hotels available in Kuala Besut. Prices start at RM 500 per night.

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What companies run services between Ko Samui, Thailand and Kuala Besut, Malaysia?

There is no direct connection from Ko Samui to Kuala Besut. However, you can take the ferry to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City, take the taxi to Surat Thani Train Station, take the train to Sungai Kolok, then take the drive to Kuala Besut. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Ko Samui to Kuala Besut via Don Sak Pier, Don Sak Pier, Surathani Talad Kaset Station, Surat Thani station, Surat Thani Train Station, Sungai Kolok, Rantau Panjang, and Kota Bharu in around 18h 55m.

Airlines
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Sultan Ismail Petra via Phuket, Penang
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 480 - RM 1700
Flights from Koh Samui to Sultan Ismail Petra via Phuket, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1500 - RM 2300
Flights from Koh Samui to Sultan Ismail Petra via Suvarnabhumi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1500 - RM 2300
Flights from Koh Samui to Sultan Ismail Petra via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 2600
Flights from Koh Samui to Sultan Ismail Petra via Suvarnabhumi, Penang
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 650 - RM 2100
Flights from Koh Samui to Sultan Ismail Petra via Singapore Changi, Penang
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 2500
Flights from Koh Samui to Sultan Ismail Petra via Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 950 - RM 2600
Flights from Koh Samui to Kuala Trengganu via Phuket, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 500 - RM 1600
Flights from Koh Samui to Kuala Trengganu via Suvarnabhumi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 2000
Flights from Koh Samui to Kuala Trengganu via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 2200
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Koh Samui to Sultan Ismail Petra via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 2600
Flights from Koh Samui to Sultan Ismail Petra via Suvarnabhumi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1500 - RM 2300
Flights from Koh Samui to Sultan Ismail Petra via Suvarnabhumi, Penang
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
RM 650 - RM 2100
Flights from Koh Samui to Sultan Ismail Petra via Singapore Changi, Penang
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 2500
Flights from Koh Samui to Kuala Trengganu via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 1000 - RM 2200
Flights from Koh Samui to Kuala Trengganu via Suvarnabhumi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 600 - RM 2000
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Sultan Ismail Petra via Krabi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 310 - RM 1300
Flights from Koh Samui to Sultan Ismail Petra via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
RM 1100 - RM 2400
Flights from Koh Samui to Sultan Ismail Petra via Utapao, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Monday
Estimated price
RM 410 - RM 1500
Flights from Koh Samui to Kuala Trengganu via Krabi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
RM 280 - RM 1200
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 Sungai Kolok
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 21 - RM 190
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)
RM 21 - RM 35
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 85 - RM 120
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 50 - RM 70
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 140 - RM 190
Train from Thung Song to Sungai Kolok
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 17 - RM 170
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)
RM 17 - RM 30
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 85 - RM 120
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
RM 45 - RM 65
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
RM 130 - RM 170
Bus operators
Phantip Travel
Phone
+66 (0)77 272230
Email
info@phantiptravel.com
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Don Sak Pier to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
RM 15
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Seven Seas Holiday Sdn Bhd
Phone
+6019-558 4736
Email
booking@besutjetty.com
Website
besutjetty.com
Bus from Kota Bharu to Kuala Besut Jetty
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 35
Schedules at
besutjetty.com
Book at
besutjetty.com
Bus from Kota Bharu Airport to Kuala Besut Jetty
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 35
Schedules at
besutjetty.com
Book at
besutjetty.com
Perhentian Trans Holiday Sdn Bhd
Phone
+60195584736
Email
yoyoey@gmail.com
Website
perhentiantrans.com
Bus from Terminal Kota Bharu to Kuala Besut Jetty
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
RM 25
Schedules at
busonlineticket.com
Lomprayah
Airport Van
Phone
0-7536-3038
Website
easybook.com
Bus from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Thung Song
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 39
Schedules at
easybook.com
Merang Jetty
Website
merangjetty.com
Shuttle from Merang Jetty to Kuala Besut Jetty
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
RM 90
Schedules at
merangjetty.com
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Narathiwat to Pengkalan Kubor
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Estimated price
RM 180 - RM 220

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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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