There are 6 ways to get from Phnom Penh to Ko Samui by plane, bus, train, ferry 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.

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Fly  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Phnom Penh (PNH) to Koh Samui (USM) PNH - USM

$285 - $634

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Train, ferry  •  30 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Phnom Penh Station to Poipet
  2. Take the train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Suratthani Train Station
  4. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

$41 - $120

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Bus, train, ferry  •  24 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Suratthani Train Station
  3. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

$48 - $101

Bus, bus and ferry Paradive Travel  •  25 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Hua Lamphong station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

$61 - $73

Bus, Minivan, busferry  •  31 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Poipet Virak Buntham Express
  2. Take the Minivan from Poipet to Rayong
  3. Take the busferry from Rayong to Koh Samui - Nathon

$51 - $70

Bus, bus and ferry Songserm  •  32 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Khaosan Road Travel Mart
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Khaosan Road Songserm to Ko Samui

$60

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Phnom Penh to Ko Samui. However, there are services departing from Phnom Penh and arriving at Koh Samui Nathon Pier via Mochit 2 Bus Depot, Opposite Chatuchak Park and Hua Lamphong station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 23 min.

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The distance between Phnom Penh and Ko Samui is 589 km.

The best way to get from Phnom Penh to Ko Samui without a car is to bus and train and ferry which takes 24 h 17 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 56 min to get from Phnom Penh to Ko Samui, including transfers.

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Phnom Penh to Ko Samui bus services, operated by The Transport Company, depart from Phnom Penh station.

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There is no direct flight from Phnom Penh Airport to Koh Samui Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Phnom Penh to Ko Samui bus services, operated by Paradive Travel, arrive at Koh Samui Nathon Pier station.

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Jetstar Asia Airways, Cathay Dragon and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Phnom Penh Airport to Koh Samui Airport.

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There are 1915+ hotels available in Ko Samui. Prices start at $21 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Phnom Penh to Phnom Penh Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Phnom Penh to Ko Samui.
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  • Distance: 368.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 56 min

What companies run services between Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Ko Samui, Thailand?

Bangkok Airways, Thai Smile and five other airlines fly from Phnom Penh to Ko Samui hourly.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Phnom Penh to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Flights from Phnom Penh to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi, Phuket
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $850
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Bang Sue to Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Train from Hua Lamphong to Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Royal Railway Cambodia
Website
royal-railway.com
Train from Phnom Penh Station to Poipet
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$0 - $12
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus operators
Paradive Travel
Website
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Bus and ferry from Hua Lamphong station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier
Ave. Duration
12 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Book at
12go.asia
Virak Buntham
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Poipet Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Em Samang Express
Website
bookmebus.com
Bus from Poipet to Rayong
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Rayong to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
16 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Travel Mart
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Phnom Penh to Khaosan Road Travel Mart
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
12go.asia
Songserm
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Khaosan Road Songserm to Ko Samui
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
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