Bangkok to Koh Samui

Bangkok to Koh Samui

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Bangkok to Koh Samui Schedule

Bangkok to Koh Samui Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Glassflower Comfort Any time$ 268.50
Bangkok Air Economy #PG10307:30 - 08:35$ 137.08
Bangkok Air Economy #PG12308:10 - 09:15$ 137.08
Bangkok Air Economy #PG122310:15 - 11:35฿ 11,360
Bangkok Air Economy #PG13312:40 - 13:45$ 136.38
Bangkok Air Economy #PG117515:30 - 16:35฿ 5,150
Bangkok Air Economy #PG17317:10 - 18:40$ 145.56
Bangkok Air Economy #PG18318:20 - 19:50$ 143.17
Lomprayah VIP 21:00 - 11:20$ 45.87

Bangkok to Koh Samui Destination Reviews

We didn’t have any information about the bus change at 4:30am
Bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Aug 16, 2022
perfect - the best way
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Aug 11, 2022
We change 4 buses in the middle of the night. We didn’t sleep.
Bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Aug 10, 2022
Bus is really comfortable for Southeast Asian standards. Transport from bus to ferry was weird but in no way we felt left alone. All worked out and the staff was friendly.
Ferry Express, Montanatip (Montanatip), Aug 9, 2022
3 hours late in the end and no communication about what was happening along the way. Badly organised and very poor customer service.
Ferry Express, Montanatip (Montanatip), Aug 9, 2022
Great, got the bus with my 12 year old son from kohsan road to surrathani and we slept the whole way. Stopped once to stretch our legs and get food if you wanted. Arrived in plenty of time to get ferry to koh samui. Much better than train.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Aug 8, 2022
Easy check in and boarding. Flight on time and baggage unloaded quickly
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Aug 5, 2022
First of all there is No 3rd Floor at the terminal. It is on the 1st Floor. The bus departed on time and is very comfortable. It is cold but with a hoody and blanker and closing the blower above your head it is a Nice temperture. The only thing which is unclear is when you arrive at surat thani. They Saïd at first I could not go to lipa noi which was stated at my voucher. Since I booked a taxi from lipa noi to the hotel I really had to go over there. Later they said is was possible. First you get into another bus, after 5 min we had to get out and wait for 30 min for another bus. After 45 min or so we had to change bus again. Finally at 7.40 we arrived at the harbour tot take the boat.
Bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Aug 1, 2022
Organisation was convenient - well organized, transfer to bus and boat very good, temperature in the bus during the night a little cold. Staff at bus station very helpful - the bus was comfortable but a little bit old
Bus VIP 24, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Jul 28, 2022
Everything good
Bus VIP 42, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Jul 14, 2022
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How to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui

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.

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui?

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.

How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to 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.

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

  • 20 from Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 07:30 Suvarnabhumi Airport until 18:20 Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • 8 by Bus+Ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 17:32 Mochit until 21:00 Khao San Lomprayah
  • 1 by Bus+Ferry+Van from Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 19:00 Khao San Montanatip until 19:00 Khao San Montanatip
  • 2 from Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 00:00 Bangkok Transfer until 00:00 Bangkok Transfer

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Bangkok to Koh Samui.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


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.

Airlines flying between Bangkok and Koh Samui

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.

Companies offering charters between Bangkok and Koh Samui



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.

Companies operating ferry routes between Bangkok and Koh Samui

Nok Air (นกแอร์)

What is the most popular transport to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui?

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

  • 13% chosen Train+Ferry
  • 13% chosen Train+Bus+Ferry
  • 12% chosen Bus+Ferry+Train
  • 12% chosen Bus+Ferry
  • 12% chosen Ferry+Train
  • 11% chosen Ferry+Van
  • 8% chosen Van+Ferry
  • 6% decided to fly
  • 6% chosen Bus+Van
  • 1% Other