Travelling between Bangkok and Koh Samui is possible by Flight, bus, ferry, train, van and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus+ferry+train is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 353.32 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a ferry+van which will set you back mere USD 29.71.
It can take you anywhere between 2 and 20 hours to travel between Bangkok and Koh Samui depending on the means of transport you choose.
Flight is the fastest way to travel between Bangkok and Koh Samui. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 5m. Bus+ferry+train does a much slower job and take about 19h 25m to reach Koh Samui.
Travelling between Bangkok and Koh Samui can be as cheap as USD 29.71 if you opt for a Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่) ferry+van and as expensive as USD 353.32 if you buy a Glassflower taxi ticket.
Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Bangkok to Koh Samui.
Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Bangkok to Koh Samui, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 98.00.
Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.
If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.
In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.
Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส)
Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.
Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.
Ferry may be a tiring experience especially if you are prone to seasickness and often is not the cheapest option available but it almost always makes for a very picturesque journey.
Things to remember: Ferry rides may be cancelled due to rough seas.
Nok Air (นกแอร์)
There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Train+Ferry remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.
Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route