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Bangkok to Koh Samui Schedule

Bangkok to Koh Samui Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Bangkok Air Economy #PG110105:30 - 06:35฿ 6,168
Bangkok Air Economy #PG10306:00 - 07:05฿ 3,308
Bangkok Air Economy #PG978908:00 - 09:05฿ 6,168
Bangkok Air Economy #PG12710:00 - 11:05฿ 6,168
Bangkok Air Economy #PG13312:40 - 13:45฿ 4,505
Thai Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 17:05 - 10:55฿ 1,307
Thai Airways Economy #TG592818:15 - 19:20฿ 6,333
Krungsiam Tour Express 19:00 - 11:45฿ 1,140
Raja Ferry Express 18:00 - 10:30฿ 870
Songserm Express 20:00 - 13:15฿ 990
Bangkok Air Economy #PG28022:00 - 23:05฿ 6,168

Koh Samui

What about

Crystal clear waters and idyllic beaches, lush tropical greenery and modern ‘island style’ shopping molls, fancy jewellery shops and colourful local markets – you name it – Samui has it all. No wonder that the third-largest island in Thailand, Samui has become popular amongst both luxurious holiday makers and backpackers on a budget who can each find the experience, accommodation, activities and entertainment that they come for. Whether its candle-lit dinners on post-card beaches, wild and adventurous partying through the night, treks through forests and jungles or days spent oiled up on the beach, Koh Samui is the right choice to get it.

Getting to Samui

Koh Samui is an exceptionally popular destination for travellers, and as such, travelling from Thailand's capital, Bangkok, to Koh Samui is easy, understandable and affordable for those who are not content to fly to their destinations and miss out on all of the scenery that a land trip to the South of Thailand has to offer.
Take in the country's natural beauty as you go, by travelling to Koh Samui by bus or train, and then ferry for a relaxing, comfortable, affordable and eye opening trip. Travelling by day unlocks the mysteries of Thailand while you are in flux, but for those who have done the trip before, night buses and trains are an excellent way to get there without suffering the boredom or discomfort of a long trip.
Travelling to Samui involves a trip to Chumphon or Suratthani where a ferry to the island can be caught.

From Bangkok via Chumphon/Suratthani bus + ferry

Buses to Chumphon/Suratthani leave from the Southern bus terminal in Bangkok. They take from 6½ hrs to 12 hrs to arrive. Busses depart regularly during the day, the majority reaching Suratthani between 1am and 5am, so be ready to while away some time before boarding your ferry to the island.
By far the most popular service is that offered by Lomprayah company with buses leaving from their office in Khao San Road in Bangkok which is convenient if you are staying somewhere in the area. The bus brings you directly to the pier in Chumphon from where Lomprayah catamaran delivers you to Koh Samui via Koh Tao and Koh Phangan. You can instead take a bus to Suratthani from where there is also ferry service (Lomprayah, Seatran) bringing you to Samui in 2–2½ hrs. Book a couple of days in advance.
There is another option, also from Khao San Road in Bangkok, offered by Thai Sritram company. It is cheaper than the popular Lomprayah service and uses Seatran ferries to reach Koh Samui, though your journey will last two hours longer than with Lomprayah.

From Bangkok via Suratthani train + bus + ferry

Catching the train from Hua Lamphong station in Bangkok to Chumphon or Suratthani is a fantastic way to travel for those who need an added level of comfort and mobility. If you are not too interested in the scenery or have done the trip before, then opt for a night train. First, second or third class sleeper are the most comfortable options with chairs that fold out into bunk beds, space to walk around and a certain degree of privacy depending on which class ticket you choose. A very convenient night option is #85 train departing from Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok at 7.30pm and arriving to Suratthani around 7am.
Combined journeys to Samui include train tickets from Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok, bus transfer to the ferry port in Suratthani, and the ferry trip to the island.
Note: Due to reasons concerning passenger safety, the Thai government have prohibited the sale of alcohol on trains so you will not be able to buy any on the trip (beer included).

From Koh Phangan to Koh Samui

Koh Samui lies a stone’s throw away from Koh Phangan. Lomprayah and Seatran take sheer 20 minutes to get to the island; there are slower Songserm (30 min.) and Haad Rin Queen (50 min.) ferry boats, too.

From Koh Tao to Koh Samui

Both Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery take 2–2¼ hrs departing from Koh Tao’s Mae Haad to Maenam and Bangrak Seatran Pier on Samui correspondingly. With Seatran you have to book at least one day in advance while Lomprayah requires two days advanced booking.

Can I transport my car to Samui?

There are two operators which provide car transportation to Samui. Seatran leaves from Donsak on the mainland delivering passengers and their vehicles to its pier in Nathon. Raja ferry, also from Donsak, heads to its own port in Lipa Noi on the western coast of Samui. Choose port-wise as both services are equal in price and quality. Note that you may have to make a long queue to board the ferry with your car while heading back to the mainland. To avoid this, book your ticket in advance. Another important thing is that you cannot transport your car from Samui to the nearby Koh Phangan directly; you will need to sail back to Donsak and then make a new journey to Koh Phangan instead.

Getting around

Koh Samui is large and you will need a way to get around easily, since doing it on foot is very limiting and uncomfortably hot, but there are many far better options available depending on how you like to get around.

Taxis (songtaews) are a great way to travel long distances on the island, or if you want to go out partying and know you shouldn't drive yourself around. While they are convenient and can get you everywhere from anywhere, this is probably the most expensive option, as you can expect to pay between 50 and 100 THB a person which adds up quickly.

Motorcycles are a fantastic way to get around. Motorcycles (and bicycles, too) can be rented from almost every resort on the island. Rentals are cheap, petrol is cheap, and they give you the freedom to go just about anywhere you want to go as you explore the island’s natural wonders. A word of caution though, you will undoubtedly see many tourists about with bandages and scrapes on their arms and legs, almost all of the time these are caused by accidents on scooters. You should be able to find a scooter for less than 200 THB a day. Most of the rental shops insist that you leave your passport behind. While this is a bit unnerving, it is also standard practice throughout Thailand, so be very careful with your scooter if you want to avoid any trouble.

Where to stay

Hat Chaweng is packed with all kinds of accommodation to suit any budget. It is the epicentre of the action, and the northern part of the beach can be quite noisy. Hat Lamai is another popular choice attracting holiday-makers both with its long stretch of white sand and a good choice of restaurants, bars and shops along the main road. In between the two beaches hides a little gem of Crystal Bay with – as the name suggests – crystal clear waters embraced with imposing boulders of a small bay. Hat Bang Rak (or Big Buddha Beach) leis relatively close to the airport (you may hear some noise), but the white sand of its western part compensate for it.

Bo Phut is of particular interest not because of the beach but thanks to its trendy boutique hotels peppering Fishermen’s Village where strong Chinese influence can be felt even today. Families often opt for Mae Nam with its gentle sea. The West Coast is not a good choice if you come for the sea, but the sunsets are exceptional there.
Tip: Do not spend all your time on Samui on one and the same beach; try at least a couple of them and you will be rewarded with the diversity which this island has to offer.

Activities

Besides usual diving, snorkelling, kayaking, jungle-trekking and waterfalls find a couple of hours to visit the only rum distillery in Thailand, Magic Alambic. They produce Caribbean rum with a variety of natural flavours (obviously, they have coconut rum, too). They offer tasting sessions and sell rum, too (600-700 THB per 700ml bottle). Located in Baan Bang Kao. Travellers with the little ones in tow will love Paradise Park, which is a considerably large petting zoo, which is also one of the best viewpoints on the island.

Bangkok to Koh Samui destination reviews

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88% of 986 travelers were happy with this destination
JT
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bus Express, Raja Ferry, Sep 16, 2019
The company said to meet us at the ticket office where we were given a sticker and told to meet them at the pier and get the ferry. (30 minute walk). At the pier there was no phantip rep, so after Whatsapp messaging the phantip office we were to board the ferry and meet the bus at donsak pier. (amazing Whatsapp support I must say). We then boarded a minivan shown by the reps at donsak pier. Reps were pressuring another group into buying a boat/taxi service through them, which I said was only 100b charging them 450 each. (very overpriced). On arrival to Krabi we were dropped off at sea pearl Krabi where the staff were very abusive after refusing buying a boat ticket though them. Yet again asking double the price. I don't mind them asking. But being pressuring and then getting abusive towards myself and partner as I was being very polite was unacceptable. Shouted at in front of other customers was embarrassing for the company. Chose to spend your money with another company or just edge your bets, chances are you will get to the destination and there will be cheaper transport advertised at the Port/bus station etc... It's easy enough
HT
5
bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour, Sep 11, 2019
The bus is on time. The stuffs are friendly, and the trip is wonderful. The arrival time is 1 hour before the schedule. Great!
NA
5
bus Express, Raja Ferry, Sep 10, 2019
This was such a smooth process I was so impressed! We boarded the bus on time at Veronica Residence Hotel, we had a stop about 3 hours in for the bathroom/smoking (this bus did have a toilet though so you could use this throughout). The chairs reclined right back and we received blankets and pillows. We also received a sandwich and water. We got off the bus at the port to board the ferry straight away, and at the other end our transfer was waiting for us to take us to our hotel. Would definitely recommend this as oppose to flying- much cheaper and such a smooth process!
SS
5
bus Express, Raja Ferry, Sep 10, 2019
Amazing service, the long bus ride was great with comfy bus and taxi to hotel in Samui
PL
5
bus Express, Raja Ferry, Sep 9, 2019
Vsechno absolutně perfektní. Pohodlný autobus s klimatizací, polohovací sedačky, malá večeře, deka a polstarek na spaní, během cesty půl hodiny pauza na protažení.... proste nádhera a dokonalost.
RH
5
bus Express, Raja Ferry, Sep 9, 2019
I'm almost 2 metres (6,4 ft) and could sit comfortably. Everything was on time, everything perfect, above expectations! I think I even got around 6 hours of sleep (it was a night bus) so I was relaxed coming to koh samui. Definitely I will travel again with this company
AJ
5
bus Express, Raja Ferry, Sep 1, 2019
Highly recommend - best for value and luxury if you have the spare time for the longer journey. Coach was super comfy/ modern, clean all round and even smelt good. We got blankets and pillows for extra comfort which was appreciated especially on the over night journey. There was a short 30 mins break in between. Staff was very professional, drivers all in uniforms with ID cards on shown and were also very safe drivers. They also help with your luggage. Staff at the raja ferry office near Khao san road was also very helpful and friendly, gave us plenty of indication on when we should be ready to be picked up. They were also very clear on the itinerary of the journey. I didn’t pre book a transfer to our hotel so was a little worried once off at the port we would be charged a fortune trying to get a taxi, raja ferry had explained to me to ask a member of their team once arrived at the other end they would arrange one for me, which I did so and for sure they already had a mini van ready to transfer people, whether you had pre booked or not, it was so handy. The cost was 200 baht each and we were dropped off at our hotel fast and in a comfortable mini van with AC! - the ferry going over the island was a little long and it was quite old but it got us there safe. Many thanks i would definitely book this again!
RZ
4
bus Express, Raja Ferry, Aug 30, 2019
Efficient - ran on time, all handled very smoothly. Dinner included is a sandwich and water - maybe eat beforehand. Bus is fairly comfortable with seats that lie back halfway and pillows/blankets provided.
FP
4
train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Aug 25, 2019
Ottimo viaggio... Molto fattibile, materassi comodi e super controlli...
LC
4
train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Aug 21, 2019
Really clean, comfy and spacious! Very well organized and brought us train, bus, ferry and taxi to our hotel at a very reasonable price. Only downfall is that the train took 17 hours.
YI
4
train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Aug 21, 2019
El tren fue muy cómodo, pude dormir perfectamente. Salió a la hora pactada, pero llegó a destino 5 hs tarde. Por lo que atrasó todas las conexiones. El bus y el ferry estuvieron muy bien. Estuvimos viajando 24 hs hasta llegar al hotel.
HE
5
bus Express, Raja Ferry, Aug 19, 2019
I was truly very impressed with the service, everything went exactly as described. The bus ride was very comfortable, with chairs equipped for sleeping for hours. The bus stopped once at a 7/11 for 20min and we even arrived 1 hour earlier than expected :) I definitely recommend this company to anyone, I will use them everytime in my future travels! Thank you :)
GB
4
bus Express, Raja Ferry, Aug 16, 2019
Ha funzionato tutto alla perfezione, personale gentile, specialmente il ragazzo alla partenza era molto paziente e premuroso, ha spiegato tutto varie volte, bus puntuale e comodo, Ferry ed Van idem. Ovviamente non è un viaggio di lusso, ma esperienza molto positiva
NC
5
train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Aug 14, 2019
El tren es comodo, aunq llego con un poco de retraso. Igual, muy organizado todo.
MM
4
bus Express, Songserm, Aug 12, 2019
We got there. Drove pretty fast to first stop which was a family run business where the bus drivers served us and suggested we eat there at 12 midnight. I find this a bit strange but may just be normal? One thing I would improve is to be clear who the bus driver is where to follow him to as people behind me didn’t know who to follow. There are lots of people with bags rushing around in the station so could be easy to get lost (I didn’t get lost but can see how someone could be lost in the station to the bus). I would also say be clearer what is happening when the bus stops as many people where confused about why we were stopping and if we should get off or not. Again no issues happened here but I think people just like to be sure so they don’t worry or miss there stop. I would use service again and would recommend. Thanks
LM
5
train #167.3 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Aug 11, 2019
The 2nd class A/C sleeper car is very confortable, with large beds. Just make sure you bring a jacked, as the train is cold because of the A/C.
JP
5
train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Aug 10, 2019
Thank you 12.Go Asia team for the support. We travelled with 11 people ftom Bangkok to Koh Samu