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There are 7 ways to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Ko Samui by plane, bus and ferry, train, ferry, car or car ferry

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Fly to Koh Samui  •  2h 35m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Koh Samui (USM) BKK - USM

฿2078 - ฿6506

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Bus and ferry  •  14h 1m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Bang Phli to Koh Samui - Nathon 393 Rayong

฿440 - ฿1000

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Fly to Surat Thani, bus and ferry  •  4h 55m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Surat Thani (URT) BKK - URT
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

฿1371 - ฿3713

Train, ferry  •  13h 3m

  1. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Surat Thani Train Station 41 Hua Lamphong - Yala - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

฿974 - ฿2552

Bus and ferry via Hua Lamphong station  •  14h 25m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Hua Lamphong station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

฿1350 - ฿1387

Train, bus and ferry  •  19h 20m

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon 171 Hua Lamphong - Sungai Kolok - Class II Sleeper Fan / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Chumphon Train Station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier

฿1100 - ฿2387

Drive, car ferry  •  12h 8m

  1. Drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Don Sak Pier
  2. Take the car ferry from Don Sak Pier to Ko Samui Lipa Noi Pier

฿2179 - ฿3068

Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) → Ko Samui
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Ko Samui is 1422.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Ko Samui is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Ko Samui is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 17 May 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Ko Samui is to bus and ferry which costs ฿440 - ฿1000 and takes 14h 1m.

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The fastest way to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Ko Samui is to fly. Taking this option will cost ฿2000 - ฿6500 and takes 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Ko Samui. However, there are services departing from Suvarnabhumi Airport Arrivals Terminal and arriving at Koh Samui - Nathon via Bang Phli. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 1m.

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The distance between Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) and Ko Samui is 471 km.

The best way to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Ko Samui without a car is to train and ferry which takes 13h 3m and costs ฿950 - ฿2600.

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It takes approximately 2h 35m to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Ko Samui, including transfers.

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Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Ko Samui bus services, operated by Yellow Bus, depart from Bang Phli station.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Samui Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Ko Samui bus services, operated by Yellow Bus, arrive at Koh Samui - Nathon station.

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

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Map of how to get from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Ko Samui.
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  • Distance: 471.1 km
  • Duration: 2h 35m

What companies run services between Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK), Thailand and Ko Samui, Thailand?

Bangkok Airways flies from Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) to Ko Samui every 4 hours. Alternatively, Yellow Bus operates a vehicle from Bang Phli to Koh Samui - Nathon twice daily. Tickets cost ฿420 - ฿950 and the journey takes 12h 50m.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1900 - ฿9500
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿600 - ฿4300
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿700 - ฿3400
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Surat Thani Train Station
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿190 - ฿1500
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)
฿190 - ฿280
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿700 - ฿950
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿410 - ฿600
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1100 - ฿1500
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
฿150 - ฿1400
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)
฿150 - ฿250
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿650 - ฿900
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿360 - ฿500
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1000 - ฿1400
Bus operators
Lomprayah
Phone
+66 (0) 2629 0011
Email
info@lomprayah.com
Website
lomprayah.com
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui Nathon Pier
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿800 - ฿900
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Yellow Bus
Phone
038-967965-7
Email
yellowbus2008@gmail.com
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Bang Phli to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿420 - ฿950
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Paradive Travel
Phone
081-453-5199
Email
natt2543@hotmail.com
Website
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Bus and ferry from Hua Lamphong station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier
Ave. Duration
12h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿1300
Schedules at
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Book at
12go.asia
Songserm
Phone
+662 629 3415
Email
info@songserm.com
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon Train Station to Koh Samui Nathon Pier
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿900
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
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