Phuket to Koh Samui

Phuket to Koh Samui

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Phuket to Koh Samui Schedule

Phuket to Koh Samui Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
JOY Van 9pax Any time$ 263.83
Thai Smile Economy #WE21407:45 - 09:10$ 230.02
Bangkok Air Economy #PG25209:35 - 10:30$ 109.66
Bangkok Air Economy #PG125011:20 - 12:15$ 98.06
Bangkok Air Economy #PG25413:00 - 13:55$ 109.78
Bangkok Air Economy #PG27414:40 - 16:10$ 164.67
Bangkok Air Economy #PG25616:35 - 17:30$ 93.26
Thai Airways Economy #TG222421:45 - 23:10$ 186.25

Transportation from Phuket to Koh Samui

Phuket to Koh Samui Destination Reviews

DP
Comfortable ride, but almost 4 hours late with no explaination.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Aug 6, 2022
NJ
Very easy and efficient!!
Ferry Express, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Aug 5, 2022
C
Unfortunately, we were a good 45 minutes late. therefore a star deduction.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jul 10, 2022
MM
Very smooth
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jul 4, 2022
JR
We took another harbour in Koh Samui, because of the huge waves we could not land at Nathon Pier. The guys on the boat and the team informed the drivers, who are waiting to pick up the people on the boat. As we arrived at Meanam Pier the taxis were already there.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 23, 2022
PR
Ac wasn't working properly in the van so uncomfortable on that front. Rest was perfect.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 12, 2022
LB
Incredibly slick experience
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 27, 2022
S
Thank you very much. The driver was professional and very efficient. Excellent service overall.
taxi Economy, BangkokTaxi24, Mar 25, 2022
CS
We were in aware that we would be changing bus during the journey. This caused some confusion however all the staff were great at handling everything.
Van Minivan + Ferry, Phantip (บริษัท พันทิพย์ ทราเวล (1970)), Feb 7, 2022
MK
Fast, good, perfect! 5 Stars!
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Jan 30, 2022
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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 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.

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

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.

How much does it cost to get from Phuket to 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.

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

  • 3 from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 10:25 Phuket Airport until 14:40 Phuket Airport
  • 2 by Bus+Ferry from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 07:30 Phuket Bus Terminal 2 until 08:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  • 2 by Ferry+Van from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Patong Kata Karon any hotel until 07:00 Phuket Lomprayah
  • 1 by Bus+taxi+Ferry from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 08:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 2 until 08:00 Phuket Bus Terminal 2
  • 1 by taxi+Ferry from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Patong Kata Karon any hotel until 06:30 Patong Kata Karon any hotel
  • 7 from Phuket to Koh Samui starting from 00:00 Phuket Airport until 00:00 Phuket Airport

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 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.

Airlines flying between Phuket and Koh Samui

Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส)

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))

Taxi

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 Phuket and Koh Samui

BangkokTaxi24, JOY

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 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

  • 21% chosen Bus+Ferry+Van
  • 21% chosen Ferry+Van
  • 13% chosen Bus+Van
  • 10% chosen Bus+taxi+Ferry
  • 10% chosen Bus+Ferry
  • 10% chosen taxi+Ferry
  • 10% chosen taxi+Ferry+Van
  • 3% decided to fly
  • 1% Other