Phuket to Koh Samui

Phuket to Koh Samui

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09:10
HKT Phuket Airport
4h 35m Flight+Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in BKK (2h 10m)
13:45
USM Koh Samui Airport
฿4,818 per adult
12:20
HKT Phuket Airport
5h 15m Flight+Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in BKK (2h 50m)
17:35
USM Koh Samui Airport
฿4,799 per adult
17:25
HKT Phuket Airport
1d 10m Flight+Flight. Self-connect 1 stop in BKK (21h 45m)
17:35
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USM Koh Samui Airport
฿5,730 per adult

Transportation from Phuket to Koh Samui

Phuket to Koh Samui destination reviews

CM
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Mar 22, 2020
All in all a quite comfortabel Trip, pick up and arival within the estimated time range. The only thing missing have been some and clear and understandable instructions about which Bus to take from Phuket town and where to get off the bus. It has been stopping two times already before reaching the ferry to Koh Samui. Some people were leaving the Bus already during that stops while there had been no announcements or advices at all which passengers should leave the bus. So many passengers were confused ...
CA
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Mar 8, 2020
All was good, bus and boat on time! Good value
PK
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Feb 27, 2020
Из отеля забрали вовремя, а мы еще рассчитывали успеть позавтракать - не успели. Дальше пересадили в автобус -> паром, и с парома сразу домчали до отеля на Самуи. Раньше, чем по расписанию. Все четко.
AT
ferry ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Feb 23, 2020
Staff at the terminal were not very friendly. Lunch stop was not clean Toilets were dirty. Price of the trip was ok
BH
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Feb 19, 2020
Meeting at the busstation at least an hour before departure ended up in waiting in an hour for departure. 30 minutters before would be more than sufficient. Poor information and confusion of confirming the Ferry tickets caused problems and anger at the pier before departure.
KH
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Feb 13, 2020
Toilet at the first pit stop was gross.. and again on the ferry. Make sure you bring your own tissues!! Overall the journey was good.
IK
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Feb 10, 2020
everything was on time
NM
ferry ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Feb 6, 2020
First time doing a longer bus journey in Thailand . Great trip . It too a while but everything went smoothly ????
DP
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Feb 6, 2020
Bus station was easy to figure out where to go, it left on time and stopped once at a local store where you can buy food which was good. Bus arrived on time only reason I did not give it a 5 stars is because there was no communication or explanation once we got to the pier. No one knew what to do or where to go if you have your ticket on your phone you must go get a physical ticket before proceeding to the pier. It just seemed one or two people were walking and everyone was following them hoping they knew what they were doing. I would recommend having the bus operators explain where to go or what the next step is once you get off the bus. Ferry was smooth and staff was very helpful.
NK
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Jan 31, 2020
Забрали почти в 8 30, притом что место откуда забирали, не рядом с отелем было, а так дальше все по расписанию было. Клеют наклейки кого куда везут, а автобусе в туалет надо было брать ключ у водителя. В целом сервис удобный
SV
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Jan 31, 2020
All was perfect âne easy.
AB
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Jan 28, 2020
Good price, a little confusing at the bus terminal. The taxi service seemed as if they didn’t want to take us and tried panning us off on some other driver?? Argued for a good 10 min on which taxi will take us. In the end it was fine but a little sketchy. Buying the tickets online was nice and easy.
NB
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Jan 19, 2020
Well organised, comfortable bus and boat ride and friendly operators. Would absolutely recommend and use again. Very easy.
RS
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Jan 15, 2020
Everything smooth. Travel from Phuket to Ko Samui. Only about 20 min late arrival, but mostly because of traffic.
VM
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Jan 14, 2020
Переезд из Пхукет на Самуи прошел чётко. Компанию рекомендую. .
VS
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Jan 13, 2020
Все согласно расписанию. Четко, быстро и комфортно!
MH
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Jan 11, 2020
Good job coordinating the hotel pickup, bus, ferry, and hotel drop off.
PS
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Jan 7, 2020
Why do you tell people to be at the front of your hotel 30 minutes before pick up time? I had to wait 1 hour and 15 minutes before the van arrived. other than that it was ok.
TM
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Jan 7, 2020
We missed our ferry because the bus was delayed but they sorted another one and called our transfer to pick us up later
JG
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Jan 6, 2020
Brilliant beginning to the end...even arrived at samui an hour earlier...5 hours on the bus and only 1 1/2hours on the ferry...
SD
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Dec 30, 2019
Bus was old
FK
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Dec 28, 2019
The only little problem was the route from Phuket to bus terminal as i didn t know the exact time waiting for an hour.the bus from terminal was really old, slow .many hours to an awful bus.the bus stop was in a place to understand how poor are these people.
PO
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Dec 23, 2019
Bus part was without issues (or so I thought). When we made it to the pier where we needed to take the ferry, the bus guys told us to get out of the bus without other instructions. Took us a few minutes but we finally figured out which way to go. Were then promptly told by the Seatran lady at the ferry terminal to RUN because the ferry was leaving NOW and our tickets were non-refundable. We had at no point been informed of when the ferry was scheduled to leave or that we were late coming off the bus. Off we go, running with backpacks and suitcases and what not to catch the ferry. Not that I wouldn't just have bought another ticket had we missed the ferry, but how hard can it be to keep your passengers informed?
AM
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Dec 23, 2019
Great coach trip, lost a star due to the pit stop for lunch break. Food was disgusting and stone cold. Yes it was only 100 baht but x that by everyone of there coaches stop there! I’m sure many people must be ill after. Ferry crossing was great. Overall I’m happy I travelled via road than flying.
BS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Dec 22, 2019
Everithing vorks fine all the way.
BH
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Dec 22, 2019
All trip as planned
MJ
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Dec 19, 2019
Very good service and customer care service help full staff
MG
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Dec 18, 2019
Very good system - bus to ferry to taxi. Staff at the ferry had our tickets ready to go once we walked into the terminal, and once we got off the ferry there was a man holding a sign with our name/hotel ready to pick us up. Only complaint is that the bus was very very cold from the AC.
CA
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Dec 10, 2019
Bus & ferry ride comfortable. Arrived fairly close to scheduled times, would travel again.
MP
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Dec 9, 2019
Ok ????
CK
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Dec 6, 2019
Great service for the price.
SL
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Dec 5, 2019
The ferry went ridiculously fast and arrived an hour before it was supposed to due to the speed. Everyone on the boat felt sick. The staff on the other hand were lovely, and offered us sick bags.
JD
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Dec 5, 2019
The driver was earlier which was great, was so friendly and helped us with our bags! This is a great company, highlight recommend :)
GS
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Dec 1, 2019
One stop, lunch
CD
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Nov 28, 2019
Trip was comfortable, seamless, on-time and good value.
MM
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Nov 26, 2019
Everything went ok since we letft Phuket. We arrived in samui as schedualed. Also a short 20 minutes stop on the way. The transfer to the hotel was quite good also, with a mini van and a nice driver
SM
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Nov 24, 2019
All the transfers were seamless.Very comfortable and clean bus and catamaran and on time.will definitely recommend over air travel as you get to experience a lot more of Thailand
VN
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Nov 21, 2019
Better bus toilet, please
TW
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Nov 8, 2019
Driver who brought us to our apartment waited for an hour with us because no one was there to let us in I want to thank him so much, he rang the owner and would not leave us
LC
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Nov 8, 2019
Ants all over the bus, very poor experience, got bitten a lot of times
KP
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Oct 20, 2019
Great service, I would like recommend every who travel from different country.
EL
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Oct 18, 2019
Everything was very good
SB
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Oct 16, 2019
Everything ran very smoothly and the bus was very comfortable (even more so than the plane). Highly recommend.
AJ
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Oct 12, 2019
A well planned and timed trip. Communication from the staff was efficient and fast. The washroom on the bus over a 5 hr bus journey was not available and should definitely be taken care of, In general a good experience.
SF
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Oct 11, 2019
Very good value for money
CB
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Oct 5, 2019
Gr8 service.. i love it n used whenever needed
AD
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Sep 22, 2019
Very comfortable bus, plus great ferry!
MG
Bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Sep 17, 2019
Being picked up from where we were staying was a bonus. Around half an hour later, the minibus dropped us off at a busy junction with no explanation but someone showed us a piece of paper with 9.20am written on it. Fortunately the coach turned up at exactly that time and took us to the ferry. It’s a long journey, but superb value for money. The coach stops for 20 minutes en route for a toilet break at a stop where you can buy hot food, snacks and drinks. Not much communication on the day, but that didn’t really matter as we were picked up on time and arrived at our destination on time. When you arrive, we would recommend getting a minibus. It took us to Lamai for 150 Baht per person. A woman taxi driver told us that you need a ticket for the minibus and tried to charge us a discounted rate of 800 Baht. You just have to politely say no and walk up to a minibus driver and ask. No ticket was required! Just be a bit savvy as there’s more room in a minibus anyway and it takes just the same amount of time.
TD
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Sep 17, 2019
Bangkok air was amazing even for economy! The seats were spacious and the lounge was awesome! We were even surprised to get a snack on our 55 minute flight! Would definitely fly again!
ZE
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Sep 10, 2019
Quick, on time, clean, wifi at offices, good service. Make sure to label your baggage clearly!!
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How to get from Phuket to Koh Samui

Travelling between Phuket and Koh Samui is possible by Flight, bus, ferry, van and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus+taxi is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you THB 5,747 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus+ferry which will set you back mere THB 33.

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

It can take you anywhere between 6 and 11 hours to travel between Phuket and Koh Samui depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Phuket and Koh Samui. Flight will bring you to your destination in 5h 10m. Bus+taxi does a much slower job and take about 11h to reach Koh Samui.

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

Travelling between Phuket and Koh Samui can be as cheap as THB 33 if you opt for a Lomprayah (ลมพระยา) bus+ferry and as expensive as THB 5,747 if you buy a Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์) flight 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 Phuket and Koh Samui ?

  • 2 by flight+Bus from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 15:25 Suvarnabhumi Airport until 15:25 Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • 1 from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 12:25 Koh Samui Airport until 12:25 Koh Samui Airport
  • 1 from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 13:30 Koh Samui Greenbus until 13:30 Koh Samui Greenbus
  • 1 by Bus+taxi from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 07:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 07:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • 1 by Bus+ferry from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 08:00 Na Thon Koh Samui until 08:00 Na Thon Koh Samui
  • 1 by Bus+ferry+van from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Phuket Lomprayah until 06:30 Phuket Lomprayah
  • 1 by Bus+van from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 08:00 Na Thon hotel transfer until 08:00 Na Thon hotel transfer

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

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

Flights

Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Phuket to Koh Samui, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as THB 5,747.

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 Phuket and Koh Samui

Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์)

Bus

Travelling from Phuket 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.

Companies operating bus routes between Phuket and Koh Samui

GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว))

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

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with flight+Bus remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 56% chosen flight+Bus
  • 11% chosen Bus+ferry
  • 11% chosen Bus+ferry+van
  • 11% chosen Bus+van
  • 10% opted for a bus
  • 1% chosen Bus+taxi