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
Firstplan Transport Services SUV 4pax Any time฿ 15,840
Bangkok Air Economy #PG110505:50 - 07:00฿ 3,513
Bangkok Air Economy #PG110506:30 - 08:00฿ 5,250
Bangkok Air Business #PG112109:25 - 10:35฿ 6,260
Bangkok Air Economy 10:00 - 14:25฿ 7,410
Bangkok Air Economy #PG27312:25 - 13:50$ 206
Bangkok Air Economy #PG115914:15 - 15:20฿ 4,260
Bangkok Air Economy #PG17317:10 - 18:40฿ 4,850
Transport Co Express 18:15 - 05:48$ 15.58
Bangkok Air Economy #PG19120:50 - 22:00฿ 4,260

Facts about the transport from Bangkok to Koh Samui

Cheapest Transport$33
Fastest Transport1h
Earliest Departure5:00 AM
Latest Departure9:00 PM
Departures per day15
Distance755 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBangkok Air, BangkokTaxi24, Firstplan Transport Services, Glassflower, Krungsiam Tour, Lomprayah, Montanatip, Nok Air, Raja Ferry, Seatran Ferry, Thai Lion Air, Thai Railways

Bangkok to Koh Samui Destination Reviews

Very good
flight Economy, Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Dec 1, 2023
Water dropped from the ceiling of the bud the entire way
Bus VIP 32, Krungsiam Tour (กรุงสยามทัวร์), Nov 28, 2023
Nice bus, got even food and drinks (VIP). However, we didn’t even know the intinerary while we sad in the bus.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Nov 6, 2023
I felt I was shuffled about like a bit of cattle. 1st bus was a partybus, not fitted for overnight travel (not even USB charger). They stopped us at midnight for dinner at a very dodgy place. Filthy, people not welcoming, pushy for sales and overpriced. I didn't eat, too dirty and noodles looked like they had been dead for some time. Then we had to wait at Surat for next bus for1 hour in the very early hours. And That bus should go for scrap: old, dirty, rickety and A/C leaking all over us. Ferry was ok luckily, as was the last van to my place, although driver was a tad rude. NOT a journey I'recommend. Going through Chumpon with Lomphraya is a totally different experience.
Bus Express, Montanatip (Montanatip), Oct 22, 2023
Good Main Drive from Bangkok to suritami, but with many stops, because Driver was checking Bus engine. One good Main Stop at a Bistro at the Highway for eating. About 2-3 Pick ups and Drops of people joining. All in all good, but arrived in suritami WE lost 2 hours because they let us sit and wait in Bistro and Bus, top collect more people. Then drove arround 30 MinutesJust arround suritami top Pick Up Others and than finally changed from the van to an old Bus. After that a 60 Minutes Drive to the harbour and another 90 Minutes for ferry Transport to Koh samui
Bus Express, Montanatip (Montanatip), Sep 15, 2023
The coach broke down multiple times but despite this the poor guys kept trying to fix it which was good and they did finally do it so we could carry on. The organisation was ok, unfortunately I had booked for the wrong day and they still managed to squeeze us in which was incredible! Communication was not ideal so we didn’t really know what was going on when the coach broke down but all good in the end and only 2 hours late from the predicted time!
Bus Express, Montanatip (Montanatip), Sep 9, 2023
Very hard to sleep on this bus
Bus Express, Montanatip (Montanatip), Sep 5, 2023
4 hours too late. Because the bus hit another bus during parking. They need to wait for the insurance and they needed to repair the mirror of the bus till we could continue driving. Change the seat was not free because the boss did not allow. This is not written in the contract. The seats are not very comfortable. Going by ferry was in time and good.
Bus Bus + Van + Ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Aug 24, 2023
I had a great experience. The VIP bus is extremely comfortable and if you manage to sleep the time will fly.
Bus VIP Bus, Montanatip (Montanatip), Aug 1, 2023
Good organization, not particularly comfortable, blankets not so clean
Bus Express, Montanatip (Montanatip), Jul 19, 2023
1537 customer reviews

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 525.84 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus+ferry+van which will set you back mere USD 35.53.

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

It can take you anywhere between 1 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. 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 35.53 if you opt for a Montanatip bus+ferry+van and as expensive as USD 525.84 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 ?

  • 6 by Bus+Ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 06:00 Khao San Lomprayah until 21:00 Khao San Lomprayah
  • 1 by Ferry+Train+Van from Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 18:50 Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station until 18:50 Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station
  • 1 by Bus+Ferry+Van from Bangkok to Koh Samui starting from 19:00 Khao San Montanatip until 19:00 Khao San Montanatip
  • 7 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 88.40.

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

BangkokTaxi24, Firstplan Transport Services (เฟิร์สแพลน ทรานสปอร์ตเซอร์วิส), Glassflower


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 Ferry+Train+Van remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 12% chosen Ferry+Train+Van
  • 11% decided to fly
  • 11% chosen Bus+Ferry
  • 10% chosen Ferry+Van
  • 9% chosen Bus+Ferry+Van
  • 9% chosen Bus+Van
  • 7% chosen Bus+Ferry+Train
  • 7% chosen Ferry+Train
  • 7% chosen Train+Bus+Ferry
  • 7% chosen Train+Ferry
  • 5% chosen Van+Ferry
  • 1% Other