Buses from Phuket to Koh Samui

Buses from Phuket to Koh Samui

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Phuket to Koh Samui Schedule

Phuket to Koh Samui Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
JOY Van 9pax Any time$ 263.83
Phantip 1970 Express 06:30 - 15:30$ 21.87
Bangkok Air Economy #PG25209:35 - 10:30$ 109.66
Bangkok Air Economy #PG125011:20 - 12:15$ 98.06
Bangkok Air Economy #PG25413:00 - 13:55$ 100.91
Bangkok Air Economy #PG27414:40 - 16:10$ 164.67
Bangkok Air Economy #PG25616:35 - 17:30$ 93.26
Thai Airways Economy #TG222421:45 - 23:10$ 186.25

Transportation from Phuket to Koh Samui

Phuket to Koh Samui Destination Reviews

We took another harbour in Koh Samui, because of the huge waves we could not land at Nathon Pier. The guys on the boat and the team informed the drivers, who are waiting to pick up the people on the boat. As we arrived at Meanam Pier the taxis were already there.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 23, 2022
Ac wasn't working properly in the van so uncomfortable on that front. Rest was perfect.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 12, 2022
Incredibly slick experience
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 27, 2022
Thank you very much. The driver was professional and very efficient. Excellent service overall.
taxi Economy, BangkokTaxi24, Mar 25, 2022
We were in aware that we would be changing bus during the journey. This caused some confusion however all the staff were great at handling everything.
Van Minivan + Ferry, Phantip (บริษัท พันทิพย์ ทราเวล (1970)), Feb 7, 2022
Fast, good, perfect! 5 Stars!
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Jan 30, 2022
Driver was very nice. Highly recommend him!
taxi Economy, BangkokTaxi24, Dec 29, 2021
All in all a quite comfortabel Trip, pick up and arival within the estimated time range. The only thing missing have been some and clear and understandable instructions about which Bus to take from Phuket town and where to get off the bus. It has been stopping two times already before reaching the ferry to Koh Samui. Some people were leaving the Bus already during that stops while there had been no announcements or advices at all which passengers should leave the bus. So many passengers were confused ...
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Mar 22, 2020
All was good, bus and boat on time! Good value
Ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Mar 8, 2020
Из отеля забрали вовремя, а мы еще рассчитывали успеть позавтракать - не успели. Дальше пересадили в автобус -> паром, и с парома сразу домчали до отеля на Самуи. Раньше, чем по расписанию. Все четко.
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Feb 27, 2020
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How to get from Phuket to Koh Samui by Bus

Taking a bus to get from Phuket to Koh Samui is a safe, comfortable and less expensive alternative for traveling this route. To popular destinations, bus companies operate multiple trips per day, often round the clock at 30-60 minute intervals. To less traveled destinations, there may be only 1 scheduled trip a day. The most common bus types are non-air-conditioned, air-conditioned, and premium buses.

It is best to reserve your tickets at least a few days ahead of your travel date. Check our list of bus companies available for online booking offering Phuket to Koh Samui tickets. When traveling on weekends and holidays it is recommended to reserve tickets much earlier due to higher numbers of travelers, both vacation-makers and urban workers returning home to their provincial home.

How far is it from Phuket to Koh Samui?

Traveling by bus, the distance from Phuket to Koh Samui depends on the route taken. Most bus companies travel via expressways or tollways. This may not necessarily be the shortest route but it is the fastest one as normally there is less traffic and no traffic lights.

To get to certain island destinations which are not connected to the mainland by a bridge, buses board large car ferries. Passengers are usually asked to get off the bus, but there is no need to take your luggage from the bus. The travel distance from port to port is added to the total distance.

How long does it take to get from Phuket to Koh Samui by Bus?

The estimate travel time from Phuket to Koh Samui is about 1d 2h. Note that traveling by bus is slower compared to driving your own car or getting a taxi. Depending on the departure time congestion between Phuket and Koh Samui may differ greatly There is usually more traffic between morning until afternoon during weekdays than during weekends.

Another important factor that may affect travel time is the type of bus. Premium or VIP buses are usually faster as they use motorways and call to fewer bus stations (if any) en route. Buses normally make short 10-30-minute breaks after a few hours of continuous travel to allow passengers use bathrooms, stock up on munchies and let bus attendants and the driver have rest.

Some premium buses have onboard toilets and the second driver. Nevertheless, usually they still make en route stops for a quick lunch or fuel refill.

How much does it cost to get from Phuket to Koh Samui by Bus?

The ticket price from Phuket to Koh Samui can vary depending on the type of buses you choose. For a less expensive ticket consider non-air-conditioned or ordinary buses. Premium or luxury buses are more expensive but you can expect more comfort and some additional services like phone charging ports, personal entertainment system screens and toilets.

Phuket to Koh Samui timetable

To help you plan your trip, here is the Phuket to Koh Samui timetable of bus departure and arrival times.

Best Rated Companies for this Route

Bus companies differ a lot in quality and service they provide. When choosing a bus company for you travels, do some basic research before you buy your tickets.

Safety is one of the most important aspects to consider. We also recommend you checking reviews on overall service quality of the bus companies serving this route.

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