Krabi to koh samui

Best ways to get from Krabi to Koh Samui

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On a tight budget

If you are on a budget for your trip, chose the bus + ferry option to get from Krabi to Koh Samui. Bear in mind you will invest half a day traveling. Book the trip either the earliest possible or the latest so you can use half a day either in Krabi or in Koh Samui.

Thailand Island Hopping
Tired of island hopping

If you are on the last leg of your trip and tired of ferries, buses and minivans, consider the comfortable travelling option of taking a flight. Many visitors go to the Gulf of Thailand last, to recover from the extensive travelling in the north and the Andaman side.

Travelling with kids

If you travel with babies choose the direct flight. There is airport in Krabi and the flight to Koh Samui is just 50 minutes. The van plus ferry itinerary might be too much for a baby or toddler.



Flying from Krabi Airport to Koh Samui is the fastest, most comfortable way to get to the island from Krabi. Bangkok Airways built Samui International Airport in 1989 and today is considered one of the most beautiful airports in the World!. More than one million passengers arrive to Koh Samui by plane every year. Everyday flights from Krabi Airport with departures typically at 13:45hrs.

Around 50 minutes direct flight.

No stops, direct flight.

Average price ranges from ฿3500 to ฿4500 for one way tickets.

Flying to Koh Samui is the fastest way to get to the island from Krabi.

It is a direct route with no hassle.

It is the most comfortable option.

Expensive. Samui International Airport is a privately own by Bangkok Airways, and it operates for profit. Airport fees make flying to Koh Samui costly.

Bangkok Airways from Krabi Airport 



TIP: You can’t go wrong with Lomprayah. They can even provide transportation door to door. From your resort in Krabi to your resort in Koh Samui. They have shuttle vans waiting a the Samui piers. Pricing is much more affordable than a direct flight.

5 to 6 hours trip.

2 Changes including Bus and Ferry. (3 counting the van that takes you to your hotel if you are booking Krabi to Koh Samui door to door)

1 Stop at Donsak pier before getting to Koh Samui

From ฿600 for a one way Krabi to Koh Samui pier

Good value.

Resonable comfort.

Half day trip

Seatran (arrives at Bang Rak Pier).

Lomprayah (arrives to Nathon Pier & Maenam Pier and sell tickets that include shuttle van to your hotel).

Raja Ferry (arrives at Lipa Noi Pier).

Songserm (arrives at Nathon Pier and may include a shuttle van to popular locations in Koh Samui).



Fast & Comfy

Krabi to Koh Samui flight time is 50 minutes. If money is not an issue take a direct flight from Krabi Airport and save yourself half a day to lay on the beach.

Fun Experience​

Consider the bus plus ferry option is you travel early in the morning or later in the evening. The trip will take half a day so try to avoid a trip that cut your day

On a budget​

Take a bus plus ferry to save.
The difference in price between a direct flight from Krabi to Koh Samui and the bus plus ferry option can pay for few nice dinners!


Consider the closest arrival point to your destination in Koh Samui. It will save you time and money!

Choose an itinerary that gets you to your resort faster and cheaper.

Koh Samui taxi services can be expensive. It can take you up to an hour to get to your hotel!