Koh Samui to Railay

Koh Samui to Railay

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10:00
Na Thon hotel transfer, Koh Samui
6h 15m journey in van+Bus. All connections guaranteed
4.3
16:15
Krabi Lomprayah Office
฿1,100 per adult
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Koh Samui any hotel
3h 15m taxi ride
5
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Krabi Town Hotel Transfer
From ฿7,040 vehicle, all incl

From Na Thon hotel transfer to Railay by van and Bus

eTicket Instant Refundable Cheapest
10:00
Na Thon hotel transfer, Koh Samui
6h 15m journey in van+Bus. All connections guaranteed
4.3
16:15
Krabi Lomprayah Office
฿1,100 per adult

From Koh Samui any hotel to Railay by Taxi

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Koh Samui any hotel
3h 15m taxi ride
5
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Krabi Town Hotel Transfer
From ฿7,040 vehicle, all incl

Transportation from Koh Samui to Railay

Koh Samui to Railay destination reviews

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ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Feb 24, 2020
The trip was OK but missing information regarding how long each stage of the trip was. This one was about 40 min with Catamaran from Koh Samui to Suratthani, 3 hours with bus (with air conditioning) to Krabi, 10 min with small van to the pier and 15 min in an open longtail boat to Railay. Due to a lot of wind the longtail boat could not enter in East Railay like it should have done, but let us off at West Railay instead. Since the boat is open, please be prepared to be wet and pack your bags to cope with getting wet.
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Jan 7, 2020
Easy to fine all the transport and loads of worker so help, did not take the time they said tho was an extra 2 hours nearly, (they did stop and repair the coach but had to wait for the taxi for over half hour)
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How to get from Koh Samui to Railay

When you want to get from Koh Samui to Railay, 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 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 1,100. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a taxi as a taxi ticket costs as low as THB 169.

How far is Koh Samui from Railay?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Koh Samui to Railay. Your trip will be a total of 163 miles (261 km). The flying distance is 125 miles (201 km).

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

The travel time from Koh Samui to Railay can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 4 to 8 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Koh Samui to Railay varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is BangkokTaxi24 (Magic Balloon Co LTD): travelling by taxi expect to pay as low as THB 169 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 1,100.

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

  • Plane tickets - THB 7,874 to THB 7,874;
  • Bus+ferry price: THB 500 - THB 600. From Koh Samui to Railay starting from 08:00 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm until 13:30 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm
  • ferry+Bus price: THB 500 - THB 600. From Koh Samui to Railay starting from 08:00 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm until 13:30 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm
  • Bus+van price: THB 650 - THB 750. From Koh Samui to Railay starting from 06:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 11:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • van+Bus price: THB 650 - THB 750. From Koh Samui to Railay starting from 06:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 11:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Ferry tickets - THB 750 to THB 750.
  • Van price : THB 750 - THB 750;
  • ferry+van price: THB 900 - THB 900. From Koh Samui to Railay starting from 06:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 06:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • van+ferry price: THB 900 - THB 900. From Koh Samui to Railay starting from 06:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 06:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Bus+ferry+van price: THB 1,100 - THB 1,100. From Koh Samui to Railay starting from 10:00 Na Thon hotel transfer until 10:00 Na Thon hotel transfer
  • van+ferry+Bus price: THB 1,100 - THB 1,100. From Koh Samui to Railay starting from 10:00 Na Thon hotel transfer until 10:00 Na Thon hotel transfer

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 6,248 to THB 7,283.

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

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

  • 6 by van+Bus from Koh Samui to Railay starting from 06:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 11:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • 4 by ferry+Bus from Koh Samui to Railay starting from 08:00 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm until 13:30 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm
  • Flights from Koh Samui to Railay depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • 1 by Bus+ferry from Koh Samui to Railay starting from 08:00 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm until 13:30 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm
  • 1 by Bus+ferry+van from Koh Samui to Railay starting from 10:00 Na Thon hotel transfer until 10:00 Na Thon hotel transfer
  • 1 by Bus+van from Koh Samui to Railay starting from 06:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 11:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Ferries leave from Koh Samui for Railay 1 times a day.
  • 1 by ferry+van from Koh Samui to Railay starting from 06:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 06:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Vans from Koh Samui to Railay depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • 1 by van+ferry from Koh Samui to Railay starting from 06:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 06:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • 1 by van+ferry+Bus from Koh Samui to Railay starting from 10:00 Na Thon hotel transfer until 10:00 Na Thon hotel transfer

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Koh Samui to Railay 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 Railay. 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 7,874.

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 Railay
Thai Airways

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Koh Samui to Railay. 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 THB 6,248.

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 Railay 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 Railay. 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 Railay.

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 Railay

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

  • 11% chosen Bus+ferry
  • 11% chosen Bus+van
  • 11% users voted for a ferry ticket.
  • 11% chosen ferry+Bus
  • 11% chosen ferry+van
  • 11% opted for a van.
  • 11% chosen van+Bus
  • 11% chosen van+ferry
  • 5% chosen Bus+ferry+van
  • 5% chosen van+ferry+Bus
  • 1% users took a plane.
  • 1% decided to catch a taxi.