Travel from Phuket to Koh Samui

By joint bus and ferry service the journey from Phuket to Koh Samui is scheduled to take from 7 to 11 hours depending upon the service you take.

Bus Times from Phuket to Koh Samui


There are currently 7 direct services a day from Phuket to Koh Samui available to book online.

PhuketKoh SamuiTicketCompany
06:0016:30฿ 670465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport
07:3017:30฿ 670465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport
07:3016:30฿ 696Raja Ferry
08:0015:30฿ 672Phantip
08:3019:30฿ 670465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport
09:0015:45฿ 1,300Lomprayah
09:3019:30฿ 670465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport
  • The fastest service from Phuket to Koh Samui is the 09:00 departure with the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company.

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Option 1: Phantip Travel from Phuket to Koh Samui


Phantip TravelThis service involves a bus journey to mainland Thailand and then across to Donsak near Surat Thani where you catch the car ferry over to Koh Samui. This is the cheapest way to do the journey and the quickest, although it involves the longest bus journey. The car ferry takes 1 hour 30 minutes to get to Koh Samui which is slower than the boats used by the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company and the Seatran Discovery Company.1

  • Phantip Travel departs from Phuket Bus Terminal 2

Phuket Bus Terminal 2 is located over 4 km from the centre of Phuket Town.

  • Location of Phuket Bus Terminal 2

Google Map of Phuket Bus Terminal 2

Option 2: Lomprayah Ferry from Phuket to Koh Samui


This company’s service has four stages. 1. Minivan transfer to a ferry pier near Phuket Town. 2. Ferry from Phuket to Krabi. 3. Bus journey from Krabi to Donsak ferry pier. 4. High speed ferry from Donsak to Koh Samui. The service is comfortable and the staff are helpful with the luggage. The ferry from Donsak on the mainland to Koh samui takes only 45 minutes.

  • The Lomprayah service departs from Phuket Town

This service leaves from the Lomprayah ticket office on the Chao Fah Tawan Tok Road near the centre of Phuket Town, the cost of the transfer to the ferry pier to start the journey is included in the price.

  • Location of the Lomprayah Bus Stop in Phuket Town

Google Map of Lomprayah Bus Stop in Phuket Town

Option 3: Seatran Discovery from Phuket to Koh Samui


  • Please note: Seatran Discovery has temporarily suspended its services.

This service follows the same route as the Phantip Travel Service which three differences. 1. It is 45 minutes quicker. 2. The quality of the bus and ferry is better. The Seatran Discovery Company has its own fleet of fairly fast ferries whilst passengers on the Phantip Travel service travel on the Raja Car Ferry. 3. The Seatran Discovery Service is 100 THB more expensive than the Phantip Travel service.

Seatran Discovery ferry to Koh Samui
Seatran Discovery ferry to Koh Samui

Arrival in Koh Samui


Different service arrive at different places on Koh Samui.

Raja Ferry from Phuket to Koh Samui

Raja Ferry services from Phuket to Koh Samui arrive in Koh Samui at Lipa Noi Fery Pier.

  • Location of Lipa Noi Fery Pier

Google Map of Lipa Noi Fery Pier

Lomprayah Company from Phuket to Koh Samui

Lomprayah services terminate at Nathon Pier in the centre of Na Thon Town. The Lomprayah Company will transfer you by minivan to any point on Koh Samui for 150 THB per person. Book the transfer when you check in. Alternatively shared songthaew taxis available at the car park in front of the pier can be slightly cheaper than a pre-booked transfer if other people share the car, however, bear in mind the shared songthaew taxi take a set route and you may need to walk from your drop-off point to your hotel or resort.

  • Location of Na Thon Lomprayah Pier in Koh Samui

Google Map of Nathon Ferry Pier

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