Travel from Koh Samui to Krabi (October 2022)

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

  1. Travelling independently via Surat Thani city, and taking a public bus from there 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 10 direct ferry and connecting bus services from Koh Samui to Krabi.

SamuiKrabiJourneyCostCompany
05:0015:0010 hrs 00 m610 THBRaja Ferry
08:0014:006 hrs 00 m590 THBPhantip
08:3012:304 hrs 00 m1,100 THBLomprayah
09:0016:007 hrs 00 m610 THBRaja Ferry
10:0016:306 hrs 30 m590 THBPhantip
11:0019:008 hrs 00 m610 THBRaja Ferry
11:4515:303 hrs 45 m1,100 THBLomprayah
13:0019:006 hrs 00 m610 THBRaja Ferry
13:0020:006 hrs 00 m610 THBRaja Ferry
14:0019:004 hrs 30 m590 THBPhantip
  • The Phantip service is the the cheapest way to get from Koh Samui to Krabi.
  • 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 ferries 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 400 to 700 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. Nathon is the administrative capital of the Island. You can reach Nathon 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
11:4515:30
  • Cost: 1,100 THB
  • Journey Time: 3 hours 45 minutes to 4 hours 00 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: The services shaded in grey are not currently operating.
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 Koh Samui Bus Station. Phantip Travel run five services a day with a number of stops on route. The 08:00 departure stops at Krabi Bus Station before continuing onto Ao Mae Nam Pier for local boat services to Railay.

Phantip Bus Times from Koh Samui to Krabi
DepartArrive
08:0014:00
10:0016:30
14:0019:00
  • Cost: 590 THB
  • Journey Time: 5 hours 00 minutes to 6 hours 30 minutes
Location of Koh Samui Bus Station

The Phantip Travel service to Krabi departs from Koh Samui Bus Station.

Google Map of Koh Samui Bus Station

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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