Travelling between Chiang Mai and Koh Samui is possible by Flight and bus. Bus guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you THB 5,175 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus which will set you back mere THB 6.
It can take you anywhere between 6 and 24 hours to travel between Chiang Mai and Koh Samui depending on the means of transport you choose.
Bus is the fastest way to travel between Chiang Mai and Koh Samui. Bus will bring you to your destination in 5h 35m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 23h 35m to reach Koh Samui.
Travelling between Chiang Mai and Koh Samui can be as cheap as THB 6 if you opt for a GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว)) bus and as expensive as THB 5,175 if you buy a Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์) flight 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 Chiang Mai to Koh Samui.
Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as THB 3,743.
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.
Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)
Travelling from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui overland will inevitably take longer but in many cases it is the cheapest option if you opt for a bus.
Things to remember: For a more comfortable ride opt for a higher-class bus wherever possible. These buses usually have soft reclining seats and are equipped with air-conditioning and on-board toilets.
They often include water, snacks or a light lunch into your ticket price and make bathroom stops en-route.
GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว))
There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.
Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route