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Phuket to Koh Samui

All the options to get from Phuket to Koh Samui
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On a tight budget

If cost is a important factor planning your trip, taking a flight from Phuket to Koh Samui is going to sting. Flight are very expensive... Take a bus and a ferry and you will pay a fraction of the price of flying straight to Koh Samui Think where you stay in Koh Samui. A taxi from Nathon Pier to Chaweng can cost 800 Baht. From Bangrak Pier just 300 Baht

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Tired of island hopping

If you are on the last leg of your trip and tired of ferries, buses and minivans, consider a comfortable itinerary. Many visitors, let the islands in the Gulf of Thailand for the end of their holiday to recover from the extensive travelling. A longer itinaryr from Phuket to Koh Samui may be a hustle of are tired of island hopping.

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Travelling with kids

If you travel with babies the flying to Koh Samui should be your prefer option. The only Phuket to Koh Samui flights to consider are direct unless your any member of your traveling party has mobility challenges. Bus and ferry is available and suitable with small children.

DIRECT FLIGHT FROM PHUKET TO KOH SAMUI

Get to Koh Samui by plane
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The only Phuket to Koh Samui flights we recommend are direct. There are not direct flights form Phuket to Surat Thani Airport either to make a flight + ferry trip a viable option.

Bangkok Airways built Samui International Airport in 1989 and today is considered one of the most beautiful airports in the World!. Being a privately owned airport, fees are set up for profit and that reflects on ticket prices. More than one million passengers arrive to Koh Samui by plane. Flights from Phuket International Airport HKT.

Around 55 minutes direct flight.

No stops, direct flight.

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

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

It is a direct route with no hassle.

It is the most confortable option.

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

Limited luggage on standard flights.

High carbon footprit.

Bangkok Airways.

Bus to Donsak + Ferry to Koh Samui

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

7 to 8 hours trip.

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

1 Stop at Donsak pier before getting to Koh Samui

From ฿480 for one way trips. Average of ฿800 for return tickets.

Inexpensive.

Beautiful scenery.

Longer than flight. Some operators are more comfortable than others. You can't go wrong with Lomprayah who can even provide transportation to your resort from the Koh Samui piers.

Lomprayah

Seatran

Phantip

FROM PHUKET TO KOH SAMUI

Fast & Comfy

Flying from Phuket to Koh Samui takes 55 minutes. If money is not an issue take a direct flight and save yourself 8 hours laying on the beach.

Fun Experience

Scenery is interesting if you take the bus + ferry option. Flying direct to Koh Samui is faster but you don't have to go through security at the Airports.

On a budget

Bus + ferry offers the best value. Just make sure you chose an operator with good level of comfort that leaves you close to your resort.

WHERE DO YOU STAY IN KOH SAMUI?

Try to get to 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!

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