Koh Samui to Krabi (May 2024)

For the journey between Koh Samui and Krabi travellers have the option of either:

  1. Travelling independently via Surat Thani city, and from there taking a public bus to Krabi Town.
  2. Using a direct service from Koh Samui to Krabi town including all ferry and bus connections.

Ferry and Bus Times from Koh Samui to Krabi


There are currently 12 direct ferry and connecting bus services a day from Koh Samui to Krabi available to book online.

Koh SamuiKrabiTicketCompany
05:0015:00฿ 672Raja Ferry
06:0013:30฿ 70012Go Transport
08:0013:00฿ 624Phantip
08:0013:00฿ 70012Go Transport
08:3012:30฿ 1,100Lomprayah
08:3013:00฿ 1,000Lomprayah
09:0016:00฿ 672Raja Ferry
11:4515:30฿ 1,100Lomprayah
12:0018:00฿ 672Raja Ferry
12:0018:00฿ 70012Go Transport
14:0019:00฿ 624Phantip
14:0019:00฿ 70012Go Transport
  • The Lomprayah service is the fastest way to get from Koh Samui to Krabi.

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What makes a ‘direct service’ different to travelling independently is that it takes you from point to point by ferry and then bus from the ferry pier, cutting out the need for passengers to make their own way between the ferry port and the nearest bus station.

Independent Travel from Koh Samui to Krabi


The cheapest way to do the journey is to take the car ferry from Nathon in Koh Samui to Donsak ferry port. When you buy the ticket ask for a transfer from Donsak to Surat Thani city. From Surat Thani there are frequent buses and minivan services to Krabi.

Lomprayah high speed ferry
Lomprayah high speed ferry

The total journey time is 7 to 8 hours after departure from Koh Samui and it will cost 642 to 1,100 THB depending on which bus and ferry services you use. This is only slightly cheaper than taking a direct service and few people choose to travel independently rather than taking a quicker and less hassle direct service.

Option 1: Lomprayah Ferry from Koh Samui to Krabi


This service departs from the Na Thon Lomprayah ferry pier. Na Thon is the administrative capital of the Island. You can reach Na Thon via the main ring road on Koh Samui. By shared pick up truck taxi the journey takes around 40 minutes from Chaweng and 30 minutes from Bophut. The journey can be done more quickly by taxi.

Lomprayah Bus Times from Koh Samui to Krabi
Koh SamuiKrabi
08:3012:30
08:3013:00
11:4515:30
  • Cost:1,000 to 1,100 THB
  • Journey Time: 3 hours 45 minutes to 4 hours 30 minutes.
Location of Nathon Pier
  • The Lomprayah service to Krabi departs from Nathon Pier in Koh Samui.

Google Map of Nathon Ferry Pier

Option 2: Seatran Discovery from Koh Samui to Krabi


  • Please note: Seatran Discovery services are not currently operating.

This service leaves from Bangrak Pier which is close to the airport and 5 minutes drive from Bophut, and about 15 minutes drive from Chaweng. Shared pick up truck taxis go past the pier although they are less frequent than the services which go around the island’s main ring road.

Seatran Discovery Bus Times from Koh Samui to Krabi
  • Please note: This service is not currently operating.
Koh SamuiKrabi
09:0014:00
11:3017:00
  • Cost: 750 THB
  • Journey Time: 5 hours to 5 hours 30 min
Location of Bangrak Pier
  • The Seatran Discovery service to Krabi departs from Bangrak Pier in Koh Samui.

Google Map of Bangrak Seatran Discovery Pier

Option 3: Phantip Travel from Koh Samui to Krabi


This service departs from the Phantip Travel office in Na Thon. Phantip Travel currently operates 2 services a day to Krabi Town, with additional stops at Ao Nang and Ao Nam Mao Pier (for Railay) also available to book online.

Phantip Bus Times from Koh Samui to Krabi
Koh SamuiKrabi
08:0013:00
14:0019:00
  • Cost: 624 THB
  • Journey Time: 5 hours 00 minutes
Location of Koh Samui Phantip Travel Office

The Phantip Travel service to Krabi departs from the Phantip Travel Office.

Google Map of the Phantip Travel Office

Arrival in Krabi


There are different arrival point in Krabi depending upon which service you use:

  • Lomprayah Service: This service terminates outside the Lomprayah Office on Soi Maharaj, which is the main road through Krabi Town. Many shared taxis, including one which go to Ao Nang, stop near the Vogue Shopping centre which is also on the Maharaj Road only 600 metres away from the Lomprayah Office.
Location of Krabi Lomprayah Bus Stop

Google Map of Lomprayah Bus Stop in Krabi

  • Seatran Discovery Service: This service terminates at the Seartran Discovery office on Soi Seebaramee 1, which is just off Soi Maharaj and near the centre of Krabi Town. for onward travel, including to Ao Nang, take a shared pick up truck taxi from the Vogue Shopping centre on Soi Maharaj, it’s only 500 metres walk This service departs from the Seartran Discovery office on Soi Seebaramee 1, which is just off Soi Maharaj and near the centre of Krabi Town. To get there by public transport, including from Ao Nang, take a shared pick up truck taxi to the Vogue Shopping centre on Soi Maharaj and walk 500 metres up to the Seatran Discovery office away from the Seatran Discovery office.
Location of Krabi Seatran Discovery Bus Stop

Google Map of Krabi Seatran Discovery Bus Stop

  • Phantip Travel: The final destination for the Phantip Travel service from Koh Samui is Krabi Bus Terminal, although it may be more convenient for some passengers to disembark the bus at Ao Nang Beach or Ao Nam Mao Pier (for Koh Phi Phi).
Location of Krabi Bus Terminal

Google Map of Krabi Bus Station

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