Travelling between Phuket and Koh Samui is possible by Flight, bus, ferry, van and taxi. Flight guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 1,002.19 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus+ferry which will set you back mere USD 17.35.
It can take you anywhere between 1 and 26 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 55m. Bus does a much slower job and take about 1d 2h to reach Koh Samui.
Travelling between Phuket and Koh Samui can be as cheap as USD 17.35 if you opt for a Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่) bus+ferry and as expensive as USD 1,002.19 if you buy a JOY 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 Phuket to Koh Samui.
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 USD 106.00.
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)
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.
GreenBus (กรีนบัส (รถเขียว))
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.
There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus+Ferry+Van remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.
Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route