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There are 7 ways to get from Ko Samui to Vietnam by plane, ferry, train, bus, car, bus and ferry or car ferry

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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Fly to Tan Son Nhat

  1. Fly from Koh Samui (USM) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN)

Cheapest option

Ferry, train, bus, drive

  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 Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Ban Klong Luk Border
  4. Take the train from Poipet to Phnom Penh Station
  5. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Phuong Trinh to Bavet border Bus station
  6. Drive from Bavet border Bus station to Ho Chi Minh City

5 alternative options

Fly to Noi Bai International

  1. Fly from Koh Samui (USM) to Noi Bai International (HAN)

Bus and ferry, bus

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Samui to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
  3. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office to Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office

Bus and ferry, bus via Bangkok

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Samui to Khaosan Road Songserm
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Phnom Penh
  3. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Sorya to Ho Chi Minh

Bus and ferry, Minibus, bus, Van

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui - Nathon to Rayong
  2. Take the Minibus from Rayong Bus Terminal 2 to Trat Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Trat to Sihanoukville Virak Buntham Express
  4. Take the Van from Sihanoukville Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh City

Car ferry, drive

  1. Take the car ferry from Ko Samui Lipa Noi Pier to Don Sak Pier
  2. Drive from Don Sak Pier to Ho Chi Minh City

Koh Samui (USM) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) flights

The flight time between Koh Samui (USM) and Tan Son Nhat (SGN) is around 9h 50m and covers a distance of around 736 km. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 5m. The fastest flight normally takes 7h. Services are operated by Bangkok Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Cathay Pacific and others. Typically 28 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
4h 45m
Layover time:
5h 5m
Total time:
9h 50m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
7h
Flight distance:
736 km
Flights per week:
28
Cheapest price:
$38
Carbon emissions:
149 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
10:05
Last flight departs at:
18:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Koh Samui (USM) to Tan Son Nhat (SGN) flight schedules

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam

There is widespread community transmission globally.
Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Vietnam. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Vietnam.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Vietnam.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Some border closures are in place for Vietnam due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Most travel to this country is restricted.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

Some domestic travel restrictions began to ease in Vietnam from May 11.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vietnam

International flights leaving Thailand are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Last updated: October 14 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ko Samui to Vietnam is to bus and ferry and bus which costs ฿1900 - ฿2600 and takes 36h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Ko Samui to Vietnam is to fly which costs ฿6500 - ฿12000 and takes 8h 13m.

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It is approximately 1015 km to get from Ko Samui to Vietnam.

The best way to get from Ko Samui to Vietnam without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 36h 24m and costs ฿1900 - ฿2600.

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It takes approximately 10h 6m to get from Ko Samui to Vietnam, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Koh Samui Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport. The quickest flight takes 8h 55m and has one stopover.

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Cathay Pacific, Bamboo Airways, Thai Smile and three other airlines offer flights from Koh Samui Airport to Tan Son Nhat Airport.

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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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Map of how to get from Ko Samui to Vietnam.
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  • Distance: 1015.1 km
  • Duration: 10h 6m

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

Bangkok Airways, Vietnam Airlines and four other airlines fly from Ko Samui to Ho Chi Minh City 4 times a day.

Airlines
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Tan Son Nhat via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $450
Flights from Koh Samui to Noi Bai International via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Tan Son Nhat via Suvarnabhumi, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $430
Flights from Koh Samui to Noi Bai International via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Bamboo Airways
Website
bambooairways.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Tan Son Nhat via Suvarnabhumi, Noi Bai International
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Noi Bai International via Krabi, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $240
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 Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
9h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $45
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)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$21 - $28
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$12 - $17
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$35 - $45
Train from Hua Lamphong to Ban Klong Luk Border
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$3 - $35
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)
$3 - $6
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$18 - $24
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
$9 - $13
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
$26 - $35
Royal Railway Cambodia
Phone
023 992 379
Email
Chhon.Sotheara@trrcambodia.com
Website
royal-railway.com
Train from Poipet to Phnom Penh Station
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
royalrailway.easybook.com
Bus operators
Phnom Penh Sorya
Phone
023210359
Email
info@ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Website
ppsoryatransport.com.kh
Bus from Phnom Penh Phuong Trinh to Bavet border Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Sorya to Ho Chi Minh
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
m.facebook.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
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
$10 - $24
Schedules at
home.transport.co.th
Nattakan Transport
Phone
+855 70 877 727
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
The Sinh Tourist
Phone
+84-28 3838 9596
Email
info@thesinhtourist.vn
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office to Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Songserm
Phone
+662 629 3415
Email
info@songserm.com
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Samui to Khaosan Road Songserm
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Travel Mart
Phone
02 629 1300
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Khao San Road to Phnom Penh
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$36
Schedules at
travelmartbkk.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 Rayong
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $29
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Minibus
Bus from Rayong Bus Terminal 2 to Trat Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Virak Buntham
Phone
016 786 270
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Trat to Sihanoukville Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Sihanoukville Virak Buntham Express to Ho Chi Minh City
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
12go.asia
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