Surat Thani to Koh Samui

Surat Thani to Koh Samui

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14:00
Surat Thani Airport
4h 30m journey in Bus+Taxi. All connections guaranteed
5
18:30
Koh Samui any hotel
฿620 per adult
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09:30
Surat Thani Airport
5h journey in Bus+Taxi. All connections guaranteed
5
14:30
Koh Samui any hotel
฿620 per adult
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14:00
Surat Thani Town
3h 30m journey in Bus+ferry. All connections guaranteed
5
17:30
Na Thon Koh Samui Pier 3
฿250 per adult

From Surat Thani Town to Koh Samui by Bus and ferry

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14:00
Surat Thani Town
3h 30m journey in Bus+ferry. All connections guaranteed
5
17:30
Na Thon Koh Samui Pier 3
฿250 per adult

From Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui by Bus and Taxi

eTicket Instant Refundable
09:30
Surat Thani Airport
5h journey in Bus+Taxi. All connections guaranteed
5
14:30
Koh Samui any hotel
฿620 per adult
eTicket Instant Refundable
14:00
Surat Thani Airport
4h 30m journey in Bus+Taxi. All connections guaranteed
5
18:30
Koh Samui any hotel
฿620 per adult

Transportation from Surat Thani to Koh Samui

Surat Thani to Koh Samui destination reviews

ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah, Sep 5, 2020
Late depart and late arrived the times we booked is depart on 11am. And arrive on 12.30 but on that day vessel depart on 11.35am. And arrived on13.05 the price expensive than service.
AA
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Feb 18, 2020
Everything was great, no problems
WT
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Feb 8, 2020
Left about 30 mins late without updating us but a good ferry!
MB
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Feb 3, 2020
Everything was correct and super punctually
TM
van VIP, Phantip 1970, Jan 23, 2020
Great experience, everything happened on time and as stated. There was however very little communication to explain where to go once the bus dropped us off at the ferry and at Koh Samui, where we would find our driver at the port. Fortunately other tour companies were very helpful in pointing us in the right direction. If you are expecting full service, you will be disappointed, but if you just want the transfer connections to work - it is very good.
YV
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry, Jan 16, 2020
More communication from bus transfer to boat would be nice
AB
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry, Jan 16, 2020
Everything ok
JG
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Jan 16, 2020
The service of staff in airport and hacking us onto coach was very good. However the coach and lack of room for luggage was not. Alls eats were full and laughs was piled high at the back and at one point fell onto one of the passengers. This is dangerous. The bus was old. And other Panthip buses had wifi ours didn’t
NJ
ferry ferry, Seatran Ferry, Jan 15, 2020
It went well. I was pleased with the overall trip.
DR
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry, Jan 15, 2020
Service is enough to get you to Koh Samui on time
MR
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Jan 15, 2020
Excellent! We were allowed to travel earlier as scheduled because we got there earlier as expected. Nice service from airport all the way to the hotel.
JC
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Jan 15, 2020
Train was good.sleeping berths were comfortable. The food and coffee was terrible. I would suggest you buy snacks before boarding.
AS
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Jan 15, 2020
I actually book using Seatran operator, however, a week before date, if i remember correctly, Seatran ferry broke down, and I was informed in advance by 12Go Asia team, they bought me a new ticket using Phantip, ticket includes airport transfer to Donsak Pier by bus, and then on to ferry, the bus will first stop at a pier to Koh Phangan operated by Raja Ferry, then the bus proceed to another pier for ferry to Koh Samui, transition was pretty quick and fast. Once you arrive at the airport, at the arrival hall, just look for Phantip office, then show your booking confirmation PDF from your phone to the Phantip team there. Then they will provide you 2 tickets, 1 for bus, another for ferry.
SK
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry, Jan 12, 2020
Nice ferry, and nice bus. I want to use you again.
RB
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jan 9, 2020
Bus from airport to the ferry was old and smelly
KL
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jan 7, 2020
It should be more clear that it's not the ferry departing at 8, but the bus from the train station, actually it was more like 9. And the ferry arrived around 12, not 11. A more detailed time schedule would have been nice even though I know that we're dealing with Thai time.
CL
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Jan 6, 2020
Es war total unorganisiert (so kam es zumindest rüber )und wir haben ewig in Surat Thani gewartet.
TS
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Jan 3, 2020
Good trip but pay attention to + 1.5 hr in the fine print.
AV
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry, Jan 2, 2020
We were luckily put onto an earlier bus and ferry to Koh Samui which was great. The bus and ferry were really old and when we arrived at the port we had no idea where to go and neither did the other passengers. Finally we were able to locate the ticket booth where only 1 person was working but she was amazing and helped us get our ticket for the ferry. The boat itself is really old and not very clean or maintained but it got us to where we needed to be on time. If they invest in a few signs to help people out would be great so passengers are not walking around like chickens.
EP
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Dec 31, 2019
Bus departed on time, driver was nice and professional. For some reason the ticket was for the ferry at 14:30, although at 12:55 we were already there. It was very unpleasant to wait. The ferry departed late and departed at 3:30 pm instead of 2:30 pm. It can be shorter trip if we have taken the regular ferry not a speedboat because it was a same long trip.
MN
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Dec 29, 2019
Everything Perfect.
MB
van VIP, Phantip 1970, Dec 29, 2019
Het was een prima reis. Alles ging precies zo als afgesproken. Super
VM
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Dec 29, 2019
There was a bit of confusion at the airport. It wasn’t mentioned in the booking confirmation email that Checkin was required at the airport. Other than that the ferry ride was smooth. In Koh Smaui, the taxi waited for a long at the ferry terminal before it left to drop us.
SM
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Dec 29, 2019
The ground transfers were smooth and efficient but not on board the ferry. There was not enough space in the air conditioned seating area and no attempt to assist the passengers to get a place to sit. This should be priority as it is the longest part of the journey.
LJ
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Dec 29, 2019
Just a little confusion at the pier , as phangan drop off first , at the point where the ferry sign says samui. Many people got off to clarify this. The driver did say phangan , but perhaps he should have said phangan only.
AT
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry, Dec 27, 2019
Ferry litlle llate. And litlle Hard found ticket. Because i need found two ticket
KH
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Dec 27, 2019
Unbelievable service! 1430 bus, but they want us to wait until 1530 due to bus depart around 1400! Work like cowboy, speak like cowboy! No system, no basic manners!
PH
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry, Dec 26, 2019
Easy to find the place at the airport, but on quite a cramped bus we then got off at the wrong pier as it was very confusing. Cheap, but make sure you ask lots of questions about when to get off and make sure you keep an eye out for your bags!
SS
ferry ferry, Seatran Ferry, Dec 25, 2019
Booking was super simple and I arrived at my hostel earlier than expected
JI
van Regional 14pax, Phantip 1970, Dec 24, 2019
Although I booked Phantrip Ferry but we are given the ticket of Seatrain. Apart from that trip was good
S
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Dec 22, 2019
Everything was well organized. But in Don Sak port nobody was meeting us, so we firstly didnt know on which ship should we board, so had to pick one , ask staff on board of its direction.
MZ
van VIP, Phantip 1970, Dec 20, 2019
Vše v pohodě. Doporučuji.
TM
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Dec 18, 2019
Super and perfect
RM
van VIP, Phantip 1970, Dec 14, 2019
Good service door to door
MS
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry, Dec 11, 2019
Comfortable ride and very quick service. I was out early from airport and didn’t have to wait took the earlier shuttle service provided.
JW
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry, Dec 9, 2019
The ferry trip was rough due to the rough seas.Having to climb stairs in these conditions was dangerous.Not handicap user friendly.However staff was very helpful.
TL
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Dec 4, 2019
Guaranteed connections! Great service. I wish I had ordered something to eat at the cafe though, as it was just ‘junk’ food on the boat. Thanks:)
LS
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry, Nov 26, 2019
Arriving to Surat Thani airport the counter was easy to find. From there on they tagged us with signs indicating our responsible operator who guided us to our quite modern bus outside. This is where the miserable part began: The bus driver was extremely rude shouting at us and all other guests a couple of times because everyone was confused as he didn‘t explain that the different piers we stopped at belong to different operators not considering the destination but only via which operator (such as Raja or Songserm etc.) you have booked. This ended in scenarios of the driver shouting through the whole bus „Koh Samui get out here“, people standing up and being physically pushed back, with him again shouting „No no, next stop“. As well someone else took our bag and we didn‘t know if it was at the same station we got out or already earlier. We asked him for help but he just shrugged and we had to get along with the issue ourselves. The ferry was ok but the departure time was also wrong. Transfer afterwards worked good. So, if you book please be aware that any sort of kindness isn‘t to expect.
DH
van VIP, Phantip 1970, Nov 24, 2019
Perfect for this trip.
JM
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Nov 21, 2019
All perfect
PB
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Nov 17, 2019
Perfectly organized! Friendly people and everything on schedule! Thanks!
EN
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 14, 2019
The whole journey was not as per scheduled and the waiting time was so long. The ferry did not leave as per scheduled thus making our journey longer. There was no proper pick up point for our hotel transfer and we had to ask around to get to our driver. Please have a proper checkpoint to ensure the process is smooth.
SA
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Nov 11, 2019
Very smooth and perfect transfer... Precisely on time.
DS
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Nov 7, 2019
Phantip was good
JT
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970, Nov 6, 2019
Je recommande. Très bonne organisation. Je repartirai avec le même voyagiste GOTravel.
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How to get from Surat Thani to Koh Samui

When you want to get from Surat Thani 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 Ferry. 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 Bus+taxi+ferry ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 20,207. 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 250.

How far is Surat Thani from Koh Samui?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Surat Thani to Koh Samui. Your trip will be a total of 91 miles (145 km). The flying distance is 69 miles (111 km).

How long does it take to get from Surat Thani to Koh Samui?

The travel time from Surat Thani to Koh Samui can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 26 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Surat Thani to Koh Samui?

The cost of the trip from Surat Thani to Koh Samui varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Phantip (บริษัท พันทิพย์ ทราเวล (1970)): travelling by bus+ferry expect to pay as low as THB 250 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Bus+taxi+ferry - a one-way Bus+taxi+ferry ticket can cost as much as THB 20,207.

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

  • Bus+ferry price: THB 257 - THB 845. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:30 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm until 17:15 Na Thon Koh Samui
  • ferry+van price: THB 331 - THB 1,065. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 05:30 Lipa Noi Koh Samui until 17:30 Lipa Noi Koh Samui
  • Bus+ferry+van price: THB 367 - THB 551. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm until 13:45 Koh Samui any hotel
  • taxi+ferry price: THB 404 - THB 404. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Na Thon Koh Samui Pier 3 until 13:00 Na Thon Koh Samui Pier 3
  • taxi+van price: THB 514 - THB 625. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:15 Koh Samui any hotel until 16:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Bus+taxi price: THB 551 - THB 625. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 09:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 17:15 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Bus+van price: THB 661 - THB 661. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 09:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 10:00 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Ferry tickets - THB 661 to THB 661.
  • Plane tickets - THB 7,605 to THB 7,605;
  • van+ferry price: THB 330 - THB 400. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 05:30 Surat Thani Town Raja Van until 17:30 Surat Thani Airport
  • Bus+taxi+ferry price: THB 400 - THB 550. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer until 16:00 Surat Thani Airport
  • taxi+Bus+ferry price: THB 400 - THB 400. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer until 13:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer
  • taxi+ferry+van price: THB 530 - THB 530. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran until 17:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran
  • Bus+ferry+taxi price: THB 550 - THB 550. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 09:30 Surat Thani Airport until 16:00 Surat Thani Airport
  • van+ferry+taxi price: THB 550 - THB 550. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran until 14:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran

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

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

  • 13 by van+ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 05:30 Surat Thani Town Raja Van until 17:30 Surat Thani Airport
  • 5 by Bus+ferry+taxi from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 09:30 Surat Thani Airport until 16:00 Surat Thani Airport
  • 4 by van+ferry+taxi from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran until 14:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran
  • 3 by taxi+Bus+ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer until 13:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer
  • Flights from Surat Thani to Koh Samui depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • 1 by Bus+taxi from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 09:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 17:15 Koh Samui any hotel
  • 1 by Bus+taxi+ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer until 16:00 Surat Thani Airport
  • 1 by Bus+ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:30 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm until 17:15 Na Thon Koh Samui
  • 1 by Bus+ferry+van from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm until 13:45 Koh Samui any hotel
  • 1 by Bus+van from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 09:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 10:00 Koh Samui any hotel
  • 1 by taxi+ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Na Thon Koh Samui Pier 3 until 13:00 Na Thon Koh Samui Pier 3
  • 1 by taxi+ferry+van from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran until 17:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran
  • 1 by taxi+van from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:15 Koh Samui any hotel until 16:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Ferries leave from Surat Thani for Koh Samui 1 times a day.
  • 1 by ferry+van from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 05:30 Lipa Noi Koh Samui until 17:30 Lipa Noi Koh Samui

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Surat Thani 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 7,605.

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 Surat Thani to Koh Samui
Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์)

Ferries

Travelling by ferry is one of the most scenic ways to get from Surat Thani to Koh Samui as it combines transportation and sightseeing to some extent.

However, with these upsides in mind, you should still understand ferry travel is not for everyone. If you’re prone to seasickness it may be an unpleasant experience. As a rule, a ferry journey isn’t the cheapest way to travel During the high season ferry tickets might be hard to get, so you should always book in advance when possible.

Things to remember: ferry rides are dependent on weather conditions.

The most popular transport from Surat Thani to Koh Samui

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Surat Thani 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:

  • 29% chosen ferry+van
  • 29% chosen Bus+ferry
  • 28% users voted for a ferry ticket.
  • 2% chosen Bus+ferry+van
  • 2% chosen Bus+van
  • 2% chosen van+ferry
  • 1% chosen Bus+taxi
  • 1% chosen Bus+taxi+ferry
  • 1% chosen Bus+ferry+taxi
  • 1% chosen taxi+Bus+ferry
  • 1% chosen taxi+ferry
  • 1% chosen taxi+ferry+van
  • 1% chosen taxi+van
  • 1% chosen van+ferry+taxi