Phuket to Koh Samui

Phuket to Koh Samui

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06:30
Phuket Lomprayah
8h journey in Bus+van. All connections guaranteed
4.5
14:30
Na Thon hotel transfer, Koh Samui
฿1,400 per adult
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08:00
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
6h 30m journey in Bus+ferry. All connections guaranteed
4
14:30
Lipa Noi Koh Samui
฿500 per adult
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07:30
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
11h journey in Bus+Taxi. All connections guaranteed
18:30
Koh Samui any hotel
฿650 per adult

From Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Koh Samui by Bus and ferry

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08:00
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
6h 30m journey in Bus+ferry. All connections guaranteed
4
14:30
Lipa Noi Koh Samui
฿500 per adult

From Phuket Bus Terminal 2 to Koh Samui by Bus and Taxi

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07:30
Phuket Bus Terminal 2
11h journey in Bus+Taxi. All connections guaranteed
18:30
Koh Samui any hotel
฿650 per adult

From Phuket Lomprayah to Koh Samui by Bus and van

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06:30
Phuket Lomprayah
8h journey in Bus+van. All connections guaranteed
4.5
14:30
Na Thon hotel transfer, Koh Samui
฿1,400 per adult

Transportation from Phuket to Koh Samui

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 Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 9,226. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus+ferry as a bus+ferry ticket costs as low as THB 500.

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 20 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 Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่): travelling by bus+ferry expect to pay as low as THB 500 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as THB 9,226.

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

  • Bus+ferry price: THB 500 - THB 1,200. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Na Thon Koh Samui until 08:00 Lipa Noi Koh Samui
  • Bus tickets - THB 650 to THB 650;
  • Bus+taxi price: THB 650 - THB 650. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 07:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 07:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Bus+taxi+ferry price: THB 650 - THB 650. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 07:30 Phuket Bus Terminal 2 until 07:30 Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  • Bus+ferry+taxi price: THB 650 - THB 650. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 07:30 Phuket Bus Terminal 2 until 07:30 Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  • Bus+ferry+van price: THB 1,400 - THB 1,400. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Phuket Lomprayah until 06:30 Phuket Lomprayah
  • Bus+van price: THB 1,400 - THB 1,400. From Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Na Thon hotel transfer until 06:30 Na Thon hotel transfer
  • Plane tickets - THB 2,090 to THB 9,226;

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 1 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 07:30. There are 1 available bus trips every day.
  • 1 by Bus+taxi from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 07:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 07:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • 1 by Bus+taxi+ferry from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 07:30 Phuket Bus Terminal 2 until 07:30 Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  • 1 by Bus+ferry from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Na Thon Koh Samui until 08:00 Lipa Noi Koh Samui
  • 1 by Bus+ferry+taxi from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 07:30 Phuket Bus Terminal 2 until 07:30 Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  • 1 by Bus+ferry+van from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Phuket Lomprayah until 06:30 Phuket Lomprayah
  • 1 by Bus+van from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Na Thon hotel transfer until 06:30 Na Thon hotel transfer

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 THB 2,090.

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 Airways, 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.

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:

  • 30% chosen Bus+ferry+van
  • 1% decided to go for a bus.
  • 1% chosen Bus+taxi+ferry
  • 1% chosen Bus+ferry+taxi