Bangkok to Koh Samui

Bangkok to Koh Samui

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Bangkok to Koh Samui Destination Reviews

WS
Train #83.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Apr 15, 2021
I purchased connection trip from BKK to Samui, however bus from Surat Thani train station to Pier have cancelled. They have refunded the bus fees however I think it’s more fair to refund part of service fees as well. By the way, the staff is helpful and nice!
OH
Bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Apr 15, 2021
There was no one who spoke English on the bus, at the transfer to the van, or at the transfer to the ferry. Usually in Thailand there are plenty of people who speak a little bit of English, but not this time. I was able to figure it out by repeatedly showing my ticket to people who would point in the right direction, but I could have easily been left on the side of the road at 5am if I hadn’t been determined.
PT
Train #83.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Oct 27, 2020
Very comfy
VN
Bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Sep 19, 2020
Not suggest for old person, hard to having deep sleeping on the bus and ferry. However, this will be new experience for traveler. Provided Coke Zero, water bottle and small cake. I think it was enough for supper. And the ferry arrived earlier to island at 9:00. So I had more time to discover the island.
MG
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Mar 21, 2020
Great attendants, smooth affordable clean flight :)
FW
Bus Express, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Mar 15, 2020
Really good. Very nice staff. Comfortable bus, you receive a blanket and pillow. Transfer to Hotel also really good and fast.
SS
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Mar 9, 2020
I was harassed by a guy distributing food to the first class. Trying to con me into buying beers under the table .
GM
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Mar 7, 2020
Everything went perfectly as planned. This company is very professional. They know exactly what the customers need and answer even before being asked.
JM
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Mar 5, 2020
All was perfect
SI
Bus Express, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Feb 28, 2020
Офис компании удобно расположен в районе улицы Khao San. В нем можно оставить вещи, если есть необходимость и Вы выехали из отеля утром. В офисе есть туалет и куллер с питьевой водой. Мы покупали комплексный билет автобус-паром-такси до отеля на о. Самуи пляж Ламаи. Автобус не VIP, в ряду 4 сидения. Автобус комфортный, сидения откидываются удобно. Есть подставки под ноги. Водитель отделен от салона стенкой. Автобус был загружен на половину, так что места было много. С кондиционером проблем не было, охлаждал в меру, Можно было закрыть обдув. Автобус отъезжает из офиса в 20-00 и далее до полуночи без остановок. В начале первого ночи (или около того) остановка на пол часа. Стоянка имеет фудкорт (в полночь конечно работало не все, но перекусить можно было) и полуоптовый магазин (типа МЕТРО). В 6 утра были на пристани. Паром отплыл в 7 часов. Далее два час на пароме и мы на Самуи. Дальше нас ждал микроавтобус, который и доставил в отель на ЛАМАИ за пол часа. Итого от Бангкока до Ламаи 13 ч 30 мин. Резюме: вполне комфортная поездка. При необходимости готов воспользоваться еще раз.
AH
Bus Express, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Feb 27, 2020
Comfortable ride
GR
Bus Express, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Feb 20, 2020
Nice and helpful workers
AB
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Feb 17, 2020
Fast and comfortable journey, you don’t need to worry about anything.
EA
Bus Express, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Feb 14, 2020
Good and comfortable enough for the distance travelled!
IS
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Feb 13, 2020
Bus was cold for me but it might be just me...if u don't like airconditioner get yourself a jacket ...bus didn't stop for so get ueself something to eat as it's 6 hours drive.The ferry was pretty fast ...but if u suffer with travel sickness get tablets for it ...I've spotet too many people weren't well...but for me was ok be careful if u come outside more safe to sit inside there r drinks and snacks on board u can buy. As soon as we got of the ferry straight got to shuttle bus. N polite driver get us to hotel.overal good trip Ty
NK
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Feb 11, 2020
It was a little higher on the cost side but the reviews I read was very true. That's why I am putting my review. Service is just excellent. Go to Lomprayah office in Bangkok, get the tickets, they will guide you to boarding point, the in between stoppage was also good. They treAt you very well. Will have to wait for an hour at ferry point, but eating and resting points are available. Catamaran is very speedy, and convenient, almost 5 hours sea route. Whenever I will come, will book this only. Go for it.
IR
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Feb 9, 2020
Excellent
MG
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Feb 8, 2020
Everything was ok only train was late 3 hours and we must buy another tickets for ferry because next ferry was at 16,30.
SH
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Feb 6, 2020
We had our bed right to the wagon entrance and it was very, very loud
ND
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Feb 6, 2020
Good company!
MM
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Feb 3, 2020
Everything was smooth, comfy seats on bus, basic services on ferry, we arrived on time at Koh Samui. 30 minutes break at some point on the way. Food wise, they gave us free water and a small sandwich which is good but they can improve this part for sure, considering that it's a long journey.
SM
Bus VIP, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Feb 1, 2020
Everything was good. Bus is a bit old but ok. When we stoped to eat it was late night already and everybody was sleeping so you don’t need to turn on bright light and loud say that we can go eat:) Came to Samui earlier than on schedule
IG
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 31, 2020
Very well organized. I was a bit unlucky with 4 babies / todlers in my sleeping compartment on the night train, but that hasnt got anything to do with 12 asia. The train arrived 1 hour late but the bus and ferry where waiting so not a huge delay in the end. Would book again
GS
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 31, 2020
Well organized on time schedule for train,bus and ferry transfer without problem.
PA
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 30, 2020
Amazing service! On time, friendly staff, easy to use. Would definitely recommend this company!
ME
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 29, 2020
they are very organised....the train is fantastic but it is late about 2 hours for arrived.....ship and bus are very clean and comfort and organised
AO
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 25, 2020
Perfect organisation, smooth transport. 12goasia is great.
JG
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Jan 18, 2020
Perfection
CD
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 15, 2020
Nice carriage, but never received the coffee I ordered for the morning!
HL
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 13, 2020
Comfortable train journey in 2nd class sleeper, easy and quick transfer to bus and boat, friendly and helpful staff. Would recommend!
AM
Bus Express, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Jan 10, 2020
Bus was a bit loud due to problems with a tire but above all it was a nice trip
MW
Bus Express, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Jan 9, 2020
All perfect, the bus was fine, one stop at night for food, at the pier got a ferry after 20 min. Slow and wonderful passage to Samui 2 hours ferry ride. Beautiful calm sea.
LM
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Jan 7, 2020
One od the wheels on my suitcase was broken. It was repaired within 2days but i ak not sure how long it will hold. Otherwise the flight was OK.
JM
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jan 6, 2020
Interesting way of travel, not necessarily comfortable. Anyhow good experience!
DS
Bus Express, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Dec 31, 2019
Happy with the service
BU
Bus Express, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Dec 30, 2019
It was good, except for the long wait at the Surat Thani harbour. Other than that, it was really good.
EI
Bus Economy, Paradive Travel, Dec 28, 2019
No blankets in a bus, too cold, aircondicion in unmanaged. Toilet is terrible: no water, door is broken. USB recharger not working. Stop for eat is too late, at 1 a.m. and a place of Stop was horrible.
HL
Bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Dec 27, 2019
good feedback. but, The system needs to be improved.
LS
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Dec 24, 2019
Great online booking experience, everything went according to plan. A very cost effective option to travel from Bangkok to Koh Samui, we took an overnight sleeper due to the circumstances of our travel but leaving in the early morning may be a better option. Staff were friendly and helpful , but it does pay to be at the agency in Bangkok a little earlier as the queue is very long and having bought a ticket online does not speed up the process . As it’s on a road full of restaurants and street food vendors, you can have your meal as soon as you are booked in and waiting for the bus to leave. No need to buy anything for the trip as there is a stop for bathroom and nice snacks on the way. A good experience!
SB
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 21, 2019
Pretty smooth journey. A minus was our family was separated in 2 buses in Sura Thani. Other than that it was all great.
JL
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Dec 20, 2019
A simple process to book the trip along with a good flight with a nice breakfast.
PP
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 19, 2019
Clean, comfortable and on time.. good staff too...
AD
Bus Express, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Dec 15, 2019
Decent service!
WA
Bus Express, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Dec 12, 2019
Bus service and the staff is just great
JR
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 12, 2019
I highly recommend the use of 12go Asia to organise your transport from Bangkok to the islands. We travelled from BK to Koh Samui and the service was very good. We picked up our train + boat tickets at their office (DOB building) opposite the train station (Hua Lamphong) with no hassle and no waiting. The sleeper train was surprisingly enjoyable and as soon as we arrived at Surat Thani we were met by a guide who then took us to the waiting area for the bus ride to the pier. We had a nice coffee and paid additional for a minivan transfer as soon as we arrived at Koh Samui to our hotel. It was very reasonable compared to the expensive taxis at the pier. At just 150TBH each it was only £3.50. Although it looks a bit chaotic at the waiting area, it was organised chaos with each person given a sticker to identify which bus they were travelling on. We took the bus for around 30 mins and arrived at the pier. The ferry ride was 2 hrs to Koh Samui (first stop - it also goes to Koh Phangan - there is a different ferry which goes to Koh Tao). As soon as we arrived on the island we were picked up by the mini van and taken straight to our hotel. I was very impressed with the service and highly recommend avoiding any uncertainty by travelling with 12go Asia. John from United Kingdom
YS
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 12, 2019
아주 재미있고 흥미로운 여행입니다. 50대 후반이지만 체력적으로도 문제없는 스케줄이고 정시 출밯하여 나의 일정에 차질없이 잘 연결된 조인트 티켓 입니다. 야간 2등 침대 기차 버스 배 이용 입니다. 총 15시간 정도 소요 됩니다
JS
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 12, 2019
Straightforward and easy booking through 12go.asia, comfortable journey - very helpful staff at ticket collection point. Super easy transfer - train, coach to ferry and then transfer to hotel - couldn't have asked for more!
KP
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 10, 2019
It was a little bit cold, condicion was very strong :)
VK
Bus Express, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Dec 9, 2019
value for money
VN
Bus Express, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Dec 6, 2019
Decent but organization sucks
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How to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui

When you want to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Ferry
  • Train
  • Van

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 5,662. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a ferry+van as a ferry+van ticket costs as low as THB 1,000.

How far is Bangkok from Koh Samui?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Bangkok to Koh Samui. Your trip will be a total of 470 miles (755 km). The flying distance is 296 miles (476 km).

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui?

The travel time from Bangkok to Koh Samui can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 23 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui?

The cost of the trip from Bangkok to Koh Samui varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่): travelling by ferry+van expect to pay as low as THB 1,000 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as THB 5,662.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Bangkok to Koh Samui:

  • ferry+van price: THB 1,000 - THB 1,000. From Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 18:00 Lipa Noi Koh Samui until 20:00 Lipa Noi Koh Samui
  • van+ferry price: THB 1,000 - THB 1,000. From Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 18:00 Chaophya Park Hotel Ratchada until 20:00 Khao San Raja Van
  • Bus+ferry price: THB 1,126 - THB 1,450. From Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 19:30 Lipa Noi Koh Samui until 22:00 Maenam Samui
  • Bus+van price: THB 1,316 - THB 1,316. From Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 19:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 19:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Train+ferry price: THB 1,358 - THB 1,358. From Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 17:05 Hua Lamphong until 17:05 Hua Lamphong
  • ferry+Train price: THB 1,436 - THB 1,436. From Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 05:00 Surat Thani Train Station until 05:00 Surat Thani Train Station
  • Bus+ferry+Train price: THB 1,490 - THB 1,490. From Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 17:05 Hua Lamphong until 17:05 Hua Lamphong
  • Train+Bus+ferry price: THB 1,490 - THB 1,490. From Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 17:05 Hua Lamphong until 17:05 Hua Lamphong
  • flight+van+ferry price: THB 2,050 - THB 2,050. From Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 08:05 Don Mueang Airport until 08:05 Don Mueang Airport
  • flight+Bus price: THB 2,191 - THB 2,191. From Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 13:30 Surat Thani Airport until 13:30 Surat Thani Airport
  • flight+ferry price: THB 2,500 - THB 2,500. From Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 08:05 Na Thon Koh Samui until 08:05 Na Thon Koh Samui
  • flight+ferry+van price: THB 2,500 - THB 2,500. From Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 06:05 Na Thon Koh Samui until 08:05 Na Thon Koh Samui
  • Ferry tickets - THB 2,500 to THB 2,500.
  • Plane tickets - THB 3,107 to THB 5,662;

How many trips per day are there between Bangkok and Koh Samui?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • 2 by flight+Bus from Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 13:30 Surat Thani Airport until 13:30 Surat Thani Airport
  • 2 by ferry+Train from Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 05:00 Surat Thani Train Station until 05:00 Surat Thani Train Station
  • 2 by van+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 18:00 Chaophya Park Hotel Ratchada until 20:00 Khao San Raja Van
  • Flights from Bangkok to Koh Samui depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • 1 by flight+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 08:05 Na Thon Koh Samui until 08:05 Na Thon Koh Samui
  • 1 by flight+ferry+van from Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 06:05 Na Thon Koh Samui until 08:05 Na Thon Koh Samui
  • 1 by flight+van+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 08:05 Don Mueang Airport until 08:05 Don Mueang Airport
  • 1 by Bus+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 19:30 Lipa Noi Koh Samui until 22:00 Maenam Samui
  • 1 by Bus+ferry+Train from Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 17:05 Hua Lamphong until 17:05 Hua Lamphong
  • 1 by Bus+van from Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 19:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 19:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Ferries leave from Bangkok for Koh Samui 1 times a day.
  • 1 by ferry+van from Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 18:00 Lipa Noi Koh Samui until 20:00 Lipa Noi Koh Samui
  • 1 by Train+Bus+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 17:05 Hua Lamphong until 17:05 Hua Lamphong
  • 1 by Train+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 17:05 Hua Lamphong until 17:05 Hua Lamphong

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is THB 3,107.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Bangkok to Koh Samui
Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์)

Ferries

Travelling by ferry is one of the most scenic ways to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui as it combines transportation and sightseeing to some extent.

However, with these upsides in mind, you should still understand ferry travel is not for everyone. If you’re prone to seasickness it may be an unpleasant experience. As a rule, a ferry journey isn’t the cheapest way to travel During the high season ferry tickets might be hard to get, so you should always book in advance when possible.

Things to remember: ferry rides are dependent on weather conditions.

The most popular transport from Bangkok to Koh Samui

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Bangkok to Koh Samui? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 15% users took a plane.
  • 15% chosen Bus+ferry
  • 14% chosen Bus+van
  • 9% chosen Bus+ferry+Train
  • 8% chosen ferry+Train
  • 8% chosen Train+Bus+ferry
  • 8% chosen Train+ferry
  • 4% chosen ferry+van
  • 4% chosen van+ferry
  • 3% chosen flight+Bus
  • 3% chosen flight+ferry
  • 3% chosen flight+ferry+van
  • 3% chosen flight+van+ferry
  • 3% users voted for a ferry ticket.