Phuket to Koh Samui

Phuket to Koh Samui

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Phuket to Koh Samui Schedule

Phuket to Koh Samui Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
JOY Economy Any time$ 234.34
Lomprayah Speedboat 07:00 - 11:45$ 38.47
Phantip 1970 Express 08:00 - 18:30$ 20.27
Bangkok Air Economy #PG27210:20 - 11:50$ 164.48
Bangkok Air Economy #PG25413:00 - 13:55$ 108.26
Bangkok Air Economy #PG25414:35 - 15:30$ 95.14
Bangkok Air Economy #PG25616:35 - 17:30$ 92.43
Bangkok Air Economy #PG25819:50 - 20:45$ 67.73
Thai Airways Economy #TG222421:45 - 23:10$ 197.52

Phuket to Koh Samui Destination Reviews

JR
We took another harbour in Koh Samui, because of the huge waves we could not land at Nathon Pier. The guys on the boat and the team informed the drivers, who are waiting to pick up the people on the boat. As we arrived at Meanam Pier the taxis were already there.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 23, 2022
PR
Ac wasn't working properly in the van so uncomfortable on that front. Rest was perfect.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 12, 2022
LB
Incredibly slick experience
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 27, 2022
S
Thank you very much. The driver was professional and very efficient. Excellent service overall.
taxi Economy, BangkokTaxi24, Mar 25, 2022
CS
We were in aware that we would be changing bus during the journey. This caused some confusion however all the staff were great at handling everything.
Van Minivan + Ferry, Phantip (บริษัท พันทิพย์ ทราเวล (1970)), Feb 7, 2022
MK
Fast, good, perfect! 5 Stars!
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Jan 30, 2022
EN
Driver was very nice. Highly recommend him!
taxi Economy, BangkokTaxi24, Dec 29, 2021
CM
All in all a quite comfortabel Trip, pick up and arival within the estimated time range. The only thing missing have been some and clear and understandable instructions about which Bus to take from Phuket town and where to get off the bus. It has been stopping two times already before reaching the ferry to Koh Samui. Some people were leaving the Bus already during that stops while there had been no announcements or advices at all which passengers should leave the bus. So many passengers were confused ...
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Mar 22, 2020
CA
All was good, bus and boat on time! Good value
Ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Mar 8, 2020
PK
Из отеля забрали вовремя, а мы еще рассчитывали успеть позавтракать - не успели. Дальше пересадили в автобус -> паром, и с парома сразу домчали до отеля на Самуи. Раньше, чем по расписанию. Все четко.
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Feb 27, 2020
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How to get from Phuket to Koh Samui

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

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Ferry
  • 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 Bus 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 231.24. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus+ferry as a bus+ferry ticket costs as low as USD 15.47.

How far is Phuket from Koh Samui?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Phuket to Koh Samui. Your trip will be a total of 196 miles (315 km). The flying distance is 152 miles (243 km).

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

The travel time from Phuket to Koh Samui can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 1 to 26 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Phuket to Koh Samui varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970): travelling by bus+ferry expect to pay as low as USD 15.47 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 231.24.

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

  • Bus+Ferry price: USD 15.00 - USD 16.00. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 07:30 Phuket Bus Terminal 2 until 08:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  • Bus+Ferry+Van price: USD 16.00 - USD 43.00. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Phuket Lomprayah until 09:00 Phuket bus Terminal 1
  • Bus+taxi price: USD 20.00. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 07:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 07:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Bus+taxi+Ferry price: USD 20.00. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 08:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 2 until 08:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  • taxi+Ferry+Van price: USD 20.00. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Phuket bus Terminal 1 until 09:00 Phuket bus Terminal 1
  • taxi+Ferry price: USD 22.00. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Patong Kata Karon any hotel until 06:30 Patong Kata Karon any hotel
  • Ferry+Van price: USD 26.00 - USD 38.00. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Patong Kata Karon any hotel until 07:00 Phuket Lomprayah
  • Bus+Van price: USD 38.00. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 08:00 Na Thon hotel transfer until 08:00 Na Thon hotel transfer
  • Bus tickets - USD 43.00 to USD 43.00;
  • Plane tickets - USD 104.00 to USD 172.00;
  • flight+Bus price: USD 107.00. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 15:25 Suvarnabhumi Airport until 15:25 Suvarnabhumi Airport

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 196.00 to USD 231.00.

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

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

  • Flights from Phuket to Koh Samui depart during the day - there are approximately 6 departures a day.
  • 2 by Bus+Ferry from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 07:30 Phuket Bus Terminal 2 until 08:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  • 2 by Ferry+Van from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Patong Kata Karon any hotel until 07:00 Phuket Lomprayah
  • 1 by Bus+taxi+Ferry from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 08:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 2 until 08:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  • 1 by taxi+Ferry from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Patong Kata Karon any hotel until 06:30 Patong Kata Karon any hotel

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Phuket to Koh Samui 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 Phuket 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 USD 104.00.

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 Phuket to Koh Samui
Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์)

Buses

Taking a bus from Phuket to Koh Samui is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Phuket to Koh Samui. 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 196.00.

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

The most popular transport from Phuket to Koh Samui

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Phuket 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:

  • 23% chosen Ferry+Van
  • 22% chosen Bus+Ferry+Van
  • 13% chosen Bus+Van
  • 10% chosen Bus+Ferry
  • 9% chosen Bus+taxi+Ferry
  • 9% chosen taxi+Ferry
  • 9% chosen taxi+Ferry+Van
  • 3% users took a plane.
  • 1% Other