Koh Samui to Koh Lanta

Koh Samui to Koh Lanta

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06:30
Koh Samui any hotel
9h van+ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
15:30
Saladan Pier, Koh Lanta
08:00
Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm
7h 30m ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
15:30
Saladan Pier, Koh Lanta

From Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm to Koh Lanta by ferry and bus

08:00
Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm
7h 30m ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
15:30
Saladan Pier, Koh Lanta

From Koh Samui any hotel to Koh Lanta by van, ferry, and bus

06:30
Koh Samui any hotel
9h van+ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
15:30
Saladan Pier, Koh Lanta

Koh Samui to Koh Lanta Schedule

Koh Samui to Koh Lanta Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Songserm Express 06:30 - 15:30฿ 900
Songserm Express 08:00 - 15:30฿ 750

Transportation from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta

  • Trains are not avaliable
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  • Ferries are not avaliable
  • Flights are not avaliable
  • Taxis are not avaliable

Koh Samui to Koh Lanta destination reviews

DS
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Mar 20, 2020
The drivers should have given the customers comfort breaks while on route
NK
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Feb 12, 2020
The staff was helpful and there weren't any issues.
MW
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Feb 9, 2020
Only issue was the slowness of the journey from Krabi to Saladin. Long wait at the car ferry
HK
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Dec 24, 2019
It took as promised 8h. All was organized, no problems. As a ticket was only until to the pier we paid extra for a van owner to bring us directly to the hotel in Lanta. Next time I would try a private transport from hotel to hotel with 5h, see thaiwisely.com. This time we were suspicious because of no information who and how, couldn't find any comments either.
JA
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Dec 12, 2019
Efficient, but could have had more communication and information between transfers
MS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Nov 2, 2019
I found it to be a very professional and efficient set up at the pier and the guys driving the coach (and the minibus) were amazing. The signage was clear and you had the Seatran representatives guiding the way as well. Thank you, I will definitely use Seatran again. Maxine
CH
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Oct 23, 2019
The trip went very well until we had been transferred to a minivan in Krabi. The driver drove recklessly and also on arrival to Koh Lanta didn't even drop us at the pier as originally arranged.. He dropped us 900M away and directed us to walk.
CO
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Jul 27, 2019
Fairly painless and easy trip. First, go to songserm office next to 7/11 by the pier to get your ticket. Then you jump on the ferry, take a coach bus, go through a couple transfers, and youre done. I paid 100 baht extra to drop me off at my hotel as well. Arrived later than 14:30 (closer to 16:00), but im not complaining. Would book again!
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How to get from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta

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

  • Bus
  • Ferry
  • Van

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

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Bus+ferry+van ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 700. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus+ferry as a bus+ferry ticket costs as low as THB 600.

How far is Koh Samui from Koh Lanta?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta. Your trip will be a total of 188 miles (302 km). The flying distance is 145 miles (232 km).

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

The travel time from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 8 to 9 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Songserm (ส่งเสริม): travelling by bus+ferry expect to pay as low as THB 600 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Bus+ferry+van - a one-way Bus+ferry+van ticket can cost as much as THB 700.

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

  • ferry+van price: THB 500 - THB 500. From Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 05:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 2 until 12:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  • Bus+ferry price: THB 600 - THB 600. From Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 08:00 Saladan Pier until 08:00 Saladan Pier
  • Bus+ferry+van price: THB 700 - THB 700. From Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 06:30 Saladan Pier until 06:30 Saladan Pier
  • Ferry tickets - THB 900 to THB 900.
  • Van price : THB 900 - THB 900;
  • Bus+taxi+ferry+van price: THB 920 - THB 920. From Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 22:00 Koh Samui any hotel until 22:00 Koh Samui any hotel
  • taxi+ferry+van price: THB 3,020 - THB 4,880. From Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 05:00 Surat Thani Train Station until 18:00 Surat Thani Train Station
  • Bus+taxi+ferry price: THB 4,790 - THB 4,790. From Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 05:00 Surat Thani Bus Terminal until 15:00 Surat Thani Bus Terminal

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

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

  • 2 by Bus+taxi+ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 05:00 Surat Thani Bus Terminal until 15:00 Surat Thani Bus Terminal
  • 2 by Bus+taxi+ferry+van from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 22:00 Koh Samui any hotel until 22:00 Koh Samui any hotel
  • 2 by taxi+ferry+van from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 05:00 Surat Thani Train Station until 18:00 Surat Thani Train Station
  • 2 by ferry+van from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 05:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 2 until 12:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  • 1 by Bus+ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 08:00 Saladan Pier until 08:00 Saladan Pier
  • 1 by Bus+ferry+van from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 06:30 Saladan Pier until 06:30 Saladan Pier
  • Ferries leave from Koh Samui for Koh Lanta 1 times a day.
  • Vans from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Ferries

Travelling by ferry is one of the most scenic ways to get from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta 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.

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta. 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 Koh Lanta.

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 Koh Lanta

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

  • 39% chosen taxi+ferry+van
  • 39% users voted for a ferry ticket.
  • 9% chosen Bus+taxi+ferry
  • 9% chosen ferry+van
  • 1% chosen Bus+taxi+ferry+van
  • 1% chosen Bus+ferry
  • 1% chosen Bus+ferry+van
  • 1% opted for a van.