Phuket to Koh Samui

Phuket to Koh Samui

0 trips (₹ 1,188 – ₹ 17,749)  

Other Options

Phuket to Koh Samui Schedule

Phuket to Koh Samui Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 Van 9pax Any time$ 228.05
Phantip 1970 Express 07:00 - 15:30$ 15.78
Phantip 1970 Express 08:00 - 17:30$ 15.80
Bangkok Air Economy #PG27210:25 - 11:55$ 162.07
Bangkok Air Economy #PG25013:00 - 13:55$ 104.78
Bangkok Air Economy #PG25414:35 - 15:30$ 114.04
Bangkok Air Economy #PG25616:35 - 17:30$ 92.43
Bangkok Air Economy #PG25819:50 - 20:45$ 113.60
Thai Smile Economy #WE21221:15 - 22:40$ 198.97

Transportation from Phuket to Koh Samui

Phuket to Koh Samui Destination Reviews

AK
2 hours delay because of overbooking. We were not told about any of that, but had to ask what was going on. No communication. Let us book a ferry, that did not even exist on that day. Also couldn't get picked up on the way (no problem for other bus companies).
Ferry Express, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), May 17, 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
4.4
730 customer reviews
5
53%
4
27%
3
11%
2
4%
1
5%

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 INR 17,749. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus+ferry as a bus+ferry ticket costs as low as INR 1,188.

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 INR 1,188 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 INR 17,749.

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

  • Bus+Ferry price: INR 1,166 - INR 1,244. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 07:30 Phuket Bus Terminal 2 until 08:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  • Bus+Ferry+Van price: INR 1,244 - INR 3,343. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Phuket Lomprayah until 09:00 Phuket bus Terminal 1
  • Bus+taxi price: INR 1,555. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 07:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 07:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Bus+taxi+Ferry price: INR 1,555. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 08:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 2 until 08:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  • taxi+Ferry+Van price: INR 1,555. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Phuket bus Terminal 1 until 09:00 Phuket bus Terminal 1
  • taxi+Ferry price: INR 1,710. 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: INR 2,021 - INR 2,876. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Patong Kata Karon any hotel until 07:00 Phuket Lomprayah
  • Bus+Van price: INR 2,954. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 08:00 Na Thon hotel transfer until 08:00 Na Thon hotel transfer
  • Bus tickets - INR 3,343 to INR 3,343;
  • Plane tickets - INR 7,230 to INR 12,361;
  • flight+Bus price: INR 8,318. 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 INR 15,004 to INR 17,725.

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 4 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 INR 7,230.

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)

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 INR 15,004.

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:

  • 22% chosen Ferry+Van
  • 21% 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