Koh Samui to Koh Lanta

Koh Samui to Koh Lanta

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Koh Samui to Koh Lanta Schedule

Koh Samui to Koh Lanta Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 Van 9pax Any time฿ 9,900
Raja Ferry Ferry 05:00 - 16:00฿ 1,010
Phantip 1970 Express 06:30 - 18:30฿ 1,050
Phantip 1970 Express 09:00 - 18:30฿ 850
Phantip 1970 Express 10:00 - 19:30฿ 890

Transportation from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta

Koh Samui to Koh Lanta Destination Reviews

LB
We drove with two different buses, from the pier we drove with a super comfortable big bus to krabi and from there we drove with a minivan to koh lanta. And there were to many people in the bus more people than places.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 24, 2022
AW
Efficient and comfortable
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Feb 27, 2022
JP
Just a little hard for the back on the boat but globally satisfied of the trip
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Feb 7, 2022
DS
The drivers should have given the customers comfort breaks while on route
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Mar 20, 2020
NK
The staff was helpful and there weren't any issues.
Ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Feb 12, 2020
MW
Only issue was the slowness of the journey from Krabi to Saladin. Long wait at the car ferry
Ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Feb 9, 2020
HK
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.
Ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Dec 24, 2019
JA
Efficient, but could have had more communication and information between transfers
Ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Dec 12, 2019
MS
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
Ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Nov 2, 2019
CH
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.
Ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Oct 23, 2019
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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
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Taxi+ferry 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 285.14. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a ferry+van as a ferry+van ticket costs as low as USD 25.63.

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 249 miles (400 km). The flying distance is 249 miles (400 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 12 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 Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970): travelling by ferry+van expect to pay as low as USD 25.63 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 285.14.

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

  • Ferry+Van price: USD 25.63. From Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 06:00 Phantip Travel Koh Samui until 08:00 Phantip Travel Koh Samui
  • Bus+Ferry+Van price: USD 25.92. From Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 06:30 Koh Samui Transfer until 06:30 Koh Samui Transfer
  • Ferry tickets - USD 25.92 to USD 25.92.
  • Van price : USD 25.92;
  • Bus+taxi+Ferry+Van price: USD 26.50. From Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 22:00 Koh Samui Transfer until 22:00 Koh Samui Transfer
  • Bus+Ferry price: USD 29.09. From Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 05:00 Lipa Noi Koh Samui until 09:00 Lipa Noi Koh Samui
  • taxi+Ferry price: USD 30.24. From Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 06:30 Koh Samui Transfer until 06:30 Koh Samui Transfer
  • taxi+Ferry+Van price: USD 86.98 - USD 140.55. 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: USD 137.96. From Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 05:00 Surat Thani Bus Terminal until 15:00 Surat Thani Bus Terminal

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 242.36 to USD 285.14.

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.

  • 4 by Bus+Ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 05:00 Lipa Noi Koh Samui until 09:00 Lipa Noi Koh Samui
  • 2 by Ferry+Van from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 06:00 Phantip Travel Koh Samui until 08:00 Phantip Travel Koh Samui
  • 1 by taxi+Ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta starting from 06:30 Koh Samui Transfer until 06:30 Koh Samui Transfer
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta. 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 242.36.

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

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:

  • 25% users voted for a ferry ticket.
  • 16% chosen Bus+taxi+Ferry+Van
  • 16% chosen Bus+Ferry+Van
  • 16% opted for a van.
  • 7% chosen taxi+Ferry
  • 7% chosen Ferry+Van
  • 6% chosen taxi+Ferry+Van
  • 3% chosen Bus+taxi+Ferry
  • 2% chosen Bus+Ferry
  • 2% decided to catch a taxi.