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From Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Koh Samui by bus+ferry+van joint ticket

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Koh Samui any hotel
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From Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Koh Samui by bus+ferry+taxi joint ticket

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Phuket Bus Terminal 2
17:30
Koh Samui any hotel
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From Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Koh Samui by bus+ferry joint ticket

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Phuket Bus Terminal 2
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Lipa Noi Koh Samui
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Na Thon Koh Samui Pier 3
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From Phuket Lomprayah to Koh Samui by bus+ferry+taxi joint ticket

09:40
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18:15
Na Thon hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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From Phuket Lomprayah to Koh Samui by bus+ferry joint ticket

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Na Thon Koh Samui
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From Phuket Lomprayah to Koh Samui by bus+ferry+van joint ticket

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Na Thon hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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From Phuket Airport to Koh Samui by van+bus+ferry joint ticket

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Phuket Airport
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Na Thon Koh Samui
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From Phuket Airport (HKT) to Koh Samui (USM) by flight

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09:45
HKT Phuket Airport
10:40
USM Koh Samui Airport
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From Patong Kata Karon any hotel to Koh Samui by taxi+bus+ferry joint ticket

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Patong Kata Karon any hotel, Phuket
17:30
Koh Samui any hotel
10h
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Patong Kata Karon any hotel, Phuket
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Na Thon Koh Samui Pier 3
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Patong Kata Karon any hotel, Phuket
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Na Thon hotel transfer, Koh Samui
10h 15m
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Na Thon Koh Samui
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Phuket to Koh Samui Schedule

Phuket to Koh Samui Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Phantip 1970 Standard AC 07:30 – 17:30฿ 850
Raja Ferry Ferry 09:00 – 17:00฿ 710
Phantip 1970 Standard AC 09:00 – 17:30฿ 650
Seatran Ferry Ferry 09:00 – 18:30฿ 690
Seatran Discovery High Speed Ferry 09:00 – 17:00฿ 750
Bangkok Air Economy #PG25209:35 – 10:30฿ 3,809
Lomprayah Catamaran 10:00 – 18:15฿ 850
Bangkok Air Economy #PG28811:05 – 12:00฿ 2,889
Bangkok Air Economy #PG25413:00 – 13:55฿ 3,809
Bangkok Air Economy #PG25616:00 – 16:55฿ 3,809
Bangkok Air Economy #PG99818:55 – 19:50฿ 2,889

How to get from Phuket to Koh Samui

Think that all of the Thai islands are the same? Wrong! Say ‘goodbye’ to the karst formations and oceanic vastness of the Andaman Coast and get some privacy with a glamorous touch on arguably the most beautiful and stylish island of the Gulf, Samui. Crystal clear waters and idyllic beaches, lush tropical greenery and modern ‘island style’ shopping molls, fancy jewellery shops and colourful local markets – you name it – Samui has it all. No wonder that the third-largest island in Thailand, Samui has become popular amongst both luxurious holiday makers and backpackers on a budget who can each find the experience, accommodation, activities and entertainment that they come for. Whether it is candle-lit dinners on post-card beaches, wild and adventurous partying through the night, treks through forests and jungles or days spent oiled up on the beach, Koh Samui is the right choice to get it.

Getting to Samui from Phuket

Both Phuket and Koh Samui are an exceptionally popular destination for travellers, and as such, travelling from the Andaman Coast to the islands of the Gulf and vice versa is straightforward and affordable for those who are not content to fly to their destinations.

From Phuket to Samui via bus + ferry

Depending on the way you travel, your journey from Phuket to Samui can take anywhere from 6½ hrs to literally the whole day. To ensure a seamless and confortable trip, it is a good idea to opt for a joint bus+ferry ticket offered by Lomprayah or Phantip 1970.

Lomprayah operates the fastest – and the most expensive – service from Phuket to Koh Samui. There are two buses a day at 7am and 10am. Buses depart from Lomprayah’s office in Phuket Town and go straight to Laem Thuat pier in Donsak, where passengers board the catamaran heading to Koh Samui. The whole trip takes about 6½ hrs, including ¾ hr from Donsak to Nathon pier on Koh Samui. Tickets cost THB 1250 per person.

Phantip 1970 is the main budget operator between Phuket and Samui. The company offers quite a comfortable journey at a reasonable price (THB 450 per person). They provide standard AC buses with a toilet onboard and make at least one pit stop for a meal at a gas station with a number of forecourt shops. Normally the buses are ok, though some unexpected unpleasant surprises (e.g. an older back-up bus instead of the usual one) do sometimes happen. The bus departs daily at 9am and heads to Donsak without calling to Suratthani. Phantip uses a slower Seatran Discovery ferry which covers the distance between the company’s pier in Donsak and the Seatran Bangrak pier on Koh Samui in about 1½ hours. Though Phantip declares that the whole trip takes 6½ hrs, it sometimes lasts longer, and instead of arriving at 3.30pm be ready to reach Samui in the evening.

Tip: To be on the safe side, book your accommodation on Samui in advance to avoid cruising the dark villages in a hope to find a decent place to stay if you do arrive later than expected.

You can also take a bus from Phuket to Suratthani. The trip lasts about 4½ hrs and costs THB 230 per person. In Suratthani head to the pier in Donsak by yourself or buy a bus+ferry ticket from Suratthani to Samui with Lomprayah, Seatran Discovery or Phantip 1970. The cheapest one will cost you THB 250 (Phantip 1970, 3½ hrs). At the end of the day it is not going to be much cheaper but it will be much longer for sure. Note that governmental buses sometimes detour to Krabi on their way to Suratthani to pick up passengers, which makes the whole journey considerably longer.

Note: The government obliges all the interprovincial operators to pick up passengers on their way on Saturday and Sunday. If you are travelling during the weekend, be ready for a longer trip.

Can I get to Samui from Phuket by car?

It is easy to get from Phuket to Koh Samui with your own car. Though an island, Phuket is connected with the mainland with the Saphan Thepkasattri, a 700m bridge, which linked the northernmost tip of Phuket to Phang Nga Province in 2011. It runs parallel to a smaller Saphan Sarasin which was built in 1967 to replace the ferry connection with the island and now serves as a pedestrian beach. The whole trip from Phuket to Donsak pier in Suratthani province (270 km) will take you about 3½hrs–4hrs.

In Donsak, there are two operators which provide car transportation to Samui. Seatran leaves from Donsak on the mainland delivering passengers and their vehicles to its pier in Nathon. Raja ferry, also from Donsak, heads to its own port in Lipa Noi on the western coast of Samui. Choose port-wise as both services are equal in price and quality. Note that you may have to make a long queue to board the ferry with your car while heading back to the mainland. To avoid this, book your ticket in advance. Another important thing is that you cannot transport your car from Samui to the nearby Koh Phangan directly; you will need to sail back to Donsak and then make a new journey to Koh Phangan instead.

Samui connections

Samui is a perfect starting point to explore its two neighbours, party rocking Koh Phangan and diving crazy Koh Tao. A number of ferries ply the route between the three brother islands daily. The service offered differs in trip length, cost and level of comfort, so you can easily choose what suits your taste and budget best. Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao all differ in size, atmosphere and activities on offer. Visit all three of them to have a truly unforgettable and diverse vacation.

From Koh Samui to Koh Phangan

Koh Phangan lies within an easy reach from Koh Samui. Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery take sheer 20 minutes to get to the island; there are slower Songserm (30 min.) and Haad Rin Queen (50 min.) ferry boats, too. All the boats – except for Haad Rin Queen which calls on Lipa Noi– depart from Thong Sala Pier. Buy your ticket to Koh Phangan either with Lomprayah or Seatran Discovery here.

From Koh Samui to Koh Tao

Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery both take from 2 hrs to 2 ½ hr to cover the distance between Samui and Koh Tao.

Getting around on Samui

Koh Samui is large and you will need a way to get around easily, since doing it on foot is very limiting and uncomfortably hot, but there are many far better options available depending on how you like to get around.

Taxis (songtaews) are a great way to travel long distances on the island, or if you want to go out partying and know you shouldn't drive yourself around. While they are convenient and can get you everywhere from anywhere, this is probably the most expensive option, as you can expect to pay between 50 and 100 THB a person which adds up quickly.

Motorcycles are a fantastic way to get around. Motorcycles (and bicycles, too) can be rented from almost every resort on the island. Rentals are cheap, petrol is cheap, and they give you the freedom to go just about anywhere you want to go as you explore the island’s natural wonders. A word of caution though, you will undoubtedly see many tourists about with bandages and scrapes on their arms and legs, almost all of the time these are caused by accidents on scooters. You should be able to find a scooter for less than 200 THB a day. Most of the rental shops insist that you leave your passport behind. While this is a bit unnerving, it is also standard practice throughout Thailand, so be very careful with your scooter if you want to avoid any trouble.

Where to stay

Hat Chaweng is packed with all kinds of accommodation to suit any budget. It is the epicentre of the action, and the northern part of the beach can be quite noisy. Hat Lamai is another popular choice attracting holiday-makers both with its long stretch of white sand and a good choice of restaurants, bars and shops along the main road. In between the two beaches hides a little gem of Crystal Bay with – as the name suggests – crystal clear waters embraced with imposing boulders of a small bay. Hat Bang Rak (or Big Buddha Beach) leis relatively close to the airport (you may hear some noise), but the white sand of its western part compensate for it. Bo Phut is of particular interest not because of the beach but thanks to its trendy boutique hotels peppering Fishermen’s Village where strong Chinese influence can be felt even today. Families often opt for Mae Nam with its gentle sea. The West Coast is not a good choice if you come for the sea, but the sunsets are exceptional there.

Tip: Do not spend all your time on Samui on one and the same beach; try at least a couple of them and you will be rewarded with the diversity which this island has to offer.

Activities

Besides usual diving, snorkelling, kayaking, jungle-trekking and waterfalls find a couple of hours to visit the only rum distillery in Thailand, Magic Alambic. They produce Caribbean rum with a variety of natural flavours (obviously, they have coconut rum, too). They offer tasting sessions and sell rum, too (600-700 THB per 700ml bottle). Located in Baan Bang Kao. Travellers with the little ones in tow will love Paradise Park, which is a considerably large petting zoo, which is also one of the best viewpoints on the island.

Phuket to Koh Samui destination reviews

BH
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Feb 19, 2020
Meeting at the busstation at least an hour before departure ended up in waiting in an hour for departure. 30 minutters before would be more than sufficient. Poor information and confusion of confirming the Ferry tickets caused problems and anger at the pier before departure.
KH
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Feb 13, 2020
Toilet at the first pit stop was gross.. and again on the ferry. Make sure you bring your own tissues!! Overall the journey was good.
IK
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Feb 10, 2020
everything was on time
NM
ferry ferry, Seatran Ferry, Feb 6, 2020
First time doing a longer bus journey in Thailand . Great trip . It too a while but everything went smoothly ????
DP
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Feb 6, 2020
Bus station was easy to figure out where to go, it left on time and stopped once at a local store where you can buy food which was good. Bus arrived on time only reason I did not give it a 5 stars is because there was no communication or explanation once we got to the pier. No one knew what to do or where to go if you have your ticket on your phone you must go get a physical ticket before proceeding to the pier. It just seemed one or two people were walking and everyone was following them hoping they knew what they were doing. I would recommend having the bus operators explain where to go or what the next step is once you get off the bus. Ferry was smooth and staff was very helpful.
NK
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Jan 31, 2020
Забрали почти в 8 30, притом что место откуда забирали, не рядом с отелем было, а так дальше все по расписанию было. Клеют наклейки кого куда везут, а автобусе в туалет надо было брать ключ у водителя. В целом сервис удобный
SV
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Jan 31, 2020
All was perfect âne easy.
AB
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Jan 28, 2020
Good price, a little confusing at the bus terminal. The taxi service seemed as if they didn’t want to take us and tried panning us off on some other driver?? Argued for a good 10 min on which taxi will take us. In the end it was fine but a little sketchy. Buying the tickets online was nice and easy.
NB
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Jan 19, 2020
Well organised, comfortable bus and boat ride and friendly operators. Would absolutely recommend and use again. Very easy.
RS
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Jan 15, 2020
Everything smooth. Travel from Phuket to Ko Samui. Only about 20 min late arrival, but mostly because of traffic.
VM
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Jan 14, 2020
Переезд из Пхукет на Самуи прошел чётко. Компанию рекомендую. .
VS
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Jan 13, 2020
Все согласно расписанию. Четко, быстро и комфортно!
MH
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Jan 11, 2020
Good job coordinating the hotel pickup, bus, ferry, and hotel drop off.
PS
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Jan 7, 2020
Why do you tell people to be at the front of your hotel 30 minutes before pick up time? I had to wait 1 hour and 15 minutes before the van arrived. other than that it was ok.
TM
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry, Jan 7, 2020
We missed our ferry because the bus was delayed but they sorted another one and called our transfer to pick us up later
JG
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Jan 6, 2020
Brilliant beginning to the end...even arrived at samui an hour earlier...5 hours on the bus and only 1 1/2hours on the ferry...
SD
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Dec 30, 2019
Bus was old
FK
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Dec 28, 2019
The only little problem was the route from Phuket to bus terminal as i didn t know the exact time waiting for an hour.the bus from terminal was really old, slow .many hours to an awful bus.the bus stop was in a place to understand how poor are these people.
PO
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Dec 23, 2019
Bus part was without issues (or so I thought). When we made it to the pier where we needed to take the ferry, the bus guys told us to get out of the bus without other instructions. Took us a few minutes but we finally figured out which way to go. Were then promptly told by the Seatran lady at the ferry terminal to RUN because the ferry was leaving NOW and our tickets were non-refundable. We had at no point been informed of when the ferry was scheduled to leave or that we were late coming off the bus. Off we go, running with backpacks and suitcases and what not to catch the ferry. Not that I wouldn't just have bought another ticket had we missed the ferry, but how hard can it be to keep your passengers informed?
AM
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Dec 23, 2019
Great coach trip, lost a star due to the pit stop for lunch break. Food was disgusting and stone cold. Yes it was only 100 baht but x that by everyone of there coaches stop there! I’m sure many people must be ill after. Ferry crossing was great. Overall I’m happy I travelled via road than flying.
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