Railay to Koh Samui

Railay to Koh Samui

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13:45
KBV Krabi Airport
50m flight #PG266 with Bangkok Air in Economy
4.5
14:35
USM Koh Samui Airport
09:30
Ao Nang any hotel
8h van ride in Minivan
4.0
17:30
Koh Samui any hotel
12:30
Krabi Andaman Wave Master
5h 15m Bus+ferry. All connections guaranteed
17:45
Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm

From Krabi Andaman Wave Master to Koh Samui by bus and ferry

12:30
Krabi Andaman Wave Master
5h 15m Bus+ferry. All connections guaranteed
17:45
Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm

From Krabi Airport to Koh Samui by flight

13:45
KBV Krabi Airport
50m flight #PG266 with Bangkok Air in Economy
4.5
14:35
USM Koh Samui Airport

From Ao Nang any hotel to Koh Samui by van

09:30
Ao Nang any hotel
8h van ride in Minivan
4.0
17:30
Koh Samui any hotel

Railay to Koh Samui Schedule

Railay to Koh Samui Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 Comfort Any time฿ 7,150
Songserm Express 06:00 - 11:20฿ 500
Songserm Express 10:30 - 17:45฿ 445
Bangkok Air Economy #PG26613:45 - 14:35฿ 2,235
Songserm Express 12:30 - 17:45฿ 500

Transportation from Railay to Koh Samui

How to get from Railay to Koh Samui

When you want to get from Railay to Koh Samui, 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 Bus+ferry+van 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 THB 7,920. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus+ferry+van as a bus+ferry+van ticket costs as low as THB 200.

How far is Railay from Koh Samui?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Railay to Koh Samui. 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 Railay to Koh Samui?

The travel time from Railay to Koh Samui can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 4 to 9 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Railay to Koh Samui varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Songserm (ส่งเสริม): travelling by bus+ferry+van expect to pay as low as THB 200 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 THB 7,920.

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

  • taxi+ferry price: THB 680 - THB 717. From Railay to Koh Samui starting from 09:45 Na Thon Seatran Ferry Pier until 09:45 Na Thon Seatran Ferry Pier
  • Bus+taxi price: THB 717 - THB 717. From Railay to Koh Samui starting from 11:00 Koh Samui any hotel until 11:00 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Bus+van price: THB 1,019 - THB 1,019. From Railay to Koh Samui starting from 10:00 Na Thon hotel transfer until 10:00 Na Thon hotel transfer
  • taxi+van price: THB 1,057 - THB 1,057. From Railay to Koh Samui starting from 08:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 10:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Plane tickets - THB 2,983 to THB 10,345;
  • Bus+ferry+van price: THB 200 - THB 850. From Railay to Koh Samui starting from 06:00 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm until 12:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Bus+ferry price: THB 500 - THB 500. From Railay to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm until 12:30 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm
  • van+ferry price: THB 500 - THB 900. From Railay to Koh Samui starting from 06:00 Krabi Town until 11:00 Krabi Town
  • ferry+van price: THB 650 - THB 650. From Railay to Koh Samui starting from 10:30 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm until 10:30 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm
  • Van price : THB 750 - THB 880;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 6,765 to THB 7,920.

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

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

  • 3 by van+ferry from Railay to Koh Samui starting from 06:00 Krabi Town until 11:00 Krabi Town
  • Flights from Railay to Koh Samui depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • 1 by Bus+taxi from Railay to Koh Samui starting from 11:00 Koh Samui any hotel until 11:00 Koh Samui any hotel
  • 1 by Bus+ferry from Railay to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm until 12:30 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm
  • 1 by Bus+ferry+van from Railay to Koh Samui starting from 06:00 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm until 12:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • 1 by Bus+van from Railay to Koh Samui starting from 10:00 Na Thon hotel transfer until 10:00 Na Thon hotel transfer
  • 1 by taxi+ferry from Railay to Koh Samui starting from 09:45 Na Thon Seatran Ferry Pier until 09:45 Na Thon Seatran Ferry Pier
  • 1 by taxi+van from Railay to Koh Samui starting from 08:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 10:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • 1 by ferry+van from Railay to Koh Samui starting from 10:30 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm until 10:30 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm
  • Vans from Railay to Koh Samui depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Railay 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 Railay 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 2,983.

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 Railay to Koh Samui
Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Thai Airways, Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Railay 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 THB 6,765.

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

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Railay to Koh Samui. 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 Railay to Koh Samui.

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 Railay to Koh Samui

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

  • 27% chosen van+ferry
  • 19% chosen Bus+van
  • 14% chosen taxi+ferry
  • 14% chosen taxi+van
  • 8% chosen Bus+ferry
  • 8% chosen Bus+ferry+van
  • 8% opted for a van.
  • 2% decided to catch a taxi.