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Bangkok To Koh Samui

Bangkok to Koh Samui

The distance from Bangkok to Koh Samui is around 770 kilometres.

You can get there by plane or by land, depending on your budget and the amount of time you are willing to allow for the journey.

Bangkok to Koh Samui, Flights, Trains, Ferry, Buses, Travel Time & Prices

Taking a direct flight is the quickest and most convenient option. Depending on when you book or the airline you choose, flights can be affordable or expensive. There are several flights departing Bangkok from either the Suvarnabhumi Airport or the Don Mueang Airport directly into Koh Samui.

Another option is to fly to either the Chumphon Airport or the Surat Thani Airport. Since both are located on the mainland, you will only have to take a short ferry ride to get to your destination. Upon arrival, you can either hire a taxi or a private car or pay for a minibus to get to your hotel.

If you have the luxury of time and are on a tight budget, taking a sleeper train to Koh Samui is also another good option. Although it takes much longer, as soon as you wake up you’ll already be at the Surat Thani train station. From here you can board a bus which takes you to the pier, from where you will take around 45 to 90 minutes on a ferry depending on the boat you choose. From the Hualamphong Train Station in Bangkok, there is the option of purchasing boat and train tickets combined to save you time. The trains tend to fill up quickly, so it’s always better to book your seats in advance; especially around the Full Moon Party season.

Finally, you can also take a bus from Bangkok to Koh Samui. It is the cheapest means of getting around. The bus takes you to Chumphon, from where you can board a catamaran to take you to your destination. Although the total travel time for taking a bus is around 11 hours, it’s a scenic route and will leave you with a little more cash in your pocket.

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Flight Bangkok - Koh Samui ฿ 2,795–6,825 1h 10m – 1d 3h 10m
  •   Business 06:30, 07:30, 09:20, 10:20, 14:25
  •   Economy 06:10, 06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 07:50, 08:00, 08:05, 08:10, 09:00, 09:20, 09:50, 10:15, 10:20, 10:30, 12:40, 13:45, 14:30, 15:00, 15:50, 16:00, 16:20, 17:30, 19:15, 19:20, 19:35, 19:50, 20:10
Bus Bangkok - Koh Samui ฿ 1,128–1,526 10h 30m – 15h 30m
  •   VIP 24 19:00
  •   VIP 32 18:50
  •   Express 06:00, 19:00, 21:00
  •   Bus + Ferry 19:00
  •   VIP Bus 19:00
Taxi Bangkok - Koh Samui ฿ 11,436–23,125 11h 20m – 12h
  •   Luxury VIP Van 9pax
  •   Comfort Car 3pax
  •   Luxury SUV 4pax
  •   Economy 3pax
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   Van 10pax
Ferry Bangkok - Koh Samui ฿ 1,750 10h 30m – 14h 30m
  •   VIP 06:00, 21:00
Flight Don Mueang Airport - Koh Samui ฿ 5,340–5,750 1h 35m
  •   Economy 08:50, 14:00, 19:10

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Michael Jones

Michael created and runs the Koh Samui Travel Hub website, as well as the Holiday Point travel brand that incorporates a network of 16 location based travel information and attraction websites around Australia, Asia, and around the world.

With 25+ years of online experience and a passion for travel (having visited Koh Samui many times), Michael not only researches and writes content for the website, he also tinkers behind the scenes with the website functionality & design.

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