Koh Samui to Bangkok

Koh Samui to Bangkok

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Koh Samui to Bangkok Schedule

Koh Samui to Bangkok Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower VIP Van 9pax Any time$ 351.51
Bangkok Air Economy #PG10207:00 - 08:15฿ 2,860
Bangkok Air Economy 08:00 - 11:50฿ 5,560
Bangkok Air Economy 10:20 - 15:45฿ 8,010
Bangkok Air Economy #PG13412:55 - 14:10$ 142.01
Bangkok Air Economy #PG115815:15 - 16:45฿ 5,350
Bangkok Air Economy 17:55 - 23:25฿ 3,760
Bangkok Air Economy #PG18419:25 - 21:00฿ 4,460
Bangkok Air Economy #PG17420:25 - 22:00฿ 4,460

Koh Samui to Bangkok Destination Reviews

CF
Good experience, they give you food and water. Big issue : Too cold in the bus.
Bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Sep 28, 2022
BA
Very nice and beautifull airport at Koh Samui
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Aug 30, 2022
SA
Everything good, but the air conditioning in the bus is too cold. We got blankets but even with them it was too cold. This is not the purpose of air conditioning.
Bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Aug 28, 2022
RF
We took the ferry at 2.00 pm. After the ferry (1.5 hours) the minivan immediately took us to surat thani town (about 1 hour). We waited for the arrival of the big bus a couple of hours in a small place where you could eat Thai cuisine. The big bus was comfortable, the seats recline and they give you a blanket. On the way, the bus stops for half an hour at a small refreshment point. We arrived in Bangkok on time at 5 a.m.
Ferry Express, Montanatip (Montanatip), Aug 13, 2022
DD
significant flight delay, almost missing connection
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Aug 11, 2022
NJ
I think the instructions need to be more detailed.
Bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Aug 10, 2022
AK
The road (Koh Samui - Bangkok) was quite good, but here are some disadvantages that you should know before the trip. Firstly, please take warm clothes as it’s madly frosty in the bus, and some a/c can’t be closed due to its broken condition. Also, there is no toilet in the bus. Secondly, we weren’t told that there will be 2 buses: the additional one will take you after ferry. Finally, you’re told literally nothing about the trip details. For instance, we didn’t know the number of stops, where to meet the bus, 2-hour waiting before the second bus, etc. As for pros, comfortable seats, snacks and water. Arrived on time.
Bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Aug 5, 2022
WQ
good but no air conditioning at the airport and we stayed long time on the shuttle waiting the que on the plane
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Jul 26, 2022
ML
All good in time and good service.
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Jun 3, 2022
LG
Excellent service at the airport. The young lady that checked me in noticed I was limping a small amount it asked me if I required any personal help of which I didn't but it was nice to see she noticed. I did ask her if it was possible if I could have a aisle seat because online check in gave me a middle seat. She said no problem giving me the second row on the aircraft aisle seat which I appreciate it everything went great .
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), May 23, 2022
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How to get from Koh Samui to Bangkok

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

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Ferry
  • Train
  • Van
  • Taxi

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 Van ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 349.56. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a ferry+train as a ferry+train ticket costs as low as USD 12.72.

How far is Koh Samui from Bangkok?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Koh Samui to Bangkok. Your trip will be a total of 529 miles (850 km). The flying distance is 661 miles (1063 km).

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

The travel time from Koh Samui to Bangkok can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 17 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Koh Samui to Bangkok varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย): travelling by ferry+train expect to pay as low as USD 12.72 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 349.56.

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

  • Ferry+Train price: USD 12.72. From Koh Samui to Bangkok starting from 17:00 Donsak Seatran Ferry until 17:00 Donsak Seatran Ferry
  • Ferry+Bus price: USD 24.30 - USD 39.12. From Koh Samui to Bangkok starting from 13:30 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm until 19:30 Lipa Noi Koh Samui
  • Van+Bus price: USD 28.55. From Koh Samui to Bangkok starting from 11:30 Koh Samui Transfer until 11:30 Koh Samui Transfer
  • Bus+Ferry+Van price: USD 31.38. From Koh Samui to Bangkok starting from 13:30 Phantip Travel Koh Samui until 13:30 Phantip Travel Koh Samui
  • Ferry+Van price: USD 37.00 - USD 46.50. From Koh Samui to Bangkok starting from 08:00 Bangrak Pier until 16:00 Koh Samui Transfer
  • Van+Ferry price: USD 37.00. From Koh Samui to Bangkok starting from 16:00 Koh Samui Transfer until 16:00 Koh Samui Transfer
  • Van price : USD 37.14;
  • Bus+Ferry price: USD 38.03 - USD 46.14. From Koh Samui to Bangkok starting from 08:00 Maenam Samui until 14:00 Na Thon Seatran Ferry Pier
  • Ferry+Van+Bus price: USD 39.12. From Koh Samui to Bangkok starting from 15:00 Na Thon Seatran Ferry Pier until 15:00 Na Thon Seatran Ferry Pier
  • Bus+Van price: USD 42.28. From Koh Samui to Bangkok starting from 12:00 Mochit until 12:00 Mochit
  • Van+Ferry+Bus price: USD 45.47. From Koh Samui to Bangkok starting from 12:20 Koh Samui Transfer until 12:20 Koh Samui Transfer
  • Plane tickets - USD 102.35 to USD 180.65;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 265.66 to USD 349.55.

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

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

  • Flights from Koh Samui to Bangkok depart during the day - there are approximately 24 departures a day.
  • 4 by Bus+Ferry from Koh Samui to Bangkok starting from 08:00 Maenam Samui until 14:00 Na Thon Seatran Ferry Pier
  • 1 by Bus+Ferry+Van from Koh Samui to Bangkok starting from 13:30 Phantip Travel Koh Samui until 13:30 Phantip Travel Koh Samui
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Koh Samui to Bangkok any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Koh Samui to Bangkok. 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 USD 102.35.

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 Koh Samui to Bangkok

Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส)

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Koh Samui to Bangkok. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 265.66.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Koh Samui to Bangkok. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Koh Samui to Bangkok.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around.

The most popular transport from Koh Samui to Bangkok

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Koh Samui to Bangkok? 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:

  • 19% chosen Ferry+Bus
  • 18% users took a plane.
  • 16% chosen Ferry+Van
  • 11% opted for a van.
  • 11% chosen Van+Ferry
  • 8% chosen Bus+Ferry
  • 4% chosen Bus+Van
  • 4% chosen Ferry+Van+Bus
  • 4% chosen Van+Bus
  • 3% chosen Van+Ferry+Bus
  • 1% Other