Travel from Khao Lak to Koh Samui

The easiest way to travel from Khao Lak to Koh Samui is to take a joint bus and ferry service. The alternatives are to take a taxi to Surat Thani to board a ferry, or to take several different buses to reach an East Coast ferry pier.

Bus Times from Khao Lak to Koh Samui

There are currently 5 direct services a day from Khao Lak to Khao Sok available to book online.

Khao LakKoh SamuiCompanyTicket
08:0016:30Call Me Taxi฿ 850
08:2016:30465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport฿ 670
09:3017:30465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport฿ 670
10:4019:30465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport฿ 670
11:3019:30465 Surat Thani Phuket Transport฿ 670
  • Call Me Taxi services from Khao Lak to Koh Samui include a hotel pick up.

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Departure from Khao Lak

Call Me Taxi services from Khao Lak to Koh Samui commence with a pick up from any hotel in Khao Lak.

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Arrival in Koh Samui

Call Me Taxi services from Khao Lak to Koh Samui arrive in Koh Samui at Na Thon Seatran Ferry Pier.

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About Travel to Koh Samui

Koh Samui is Thailand’s second largest island. Koh Samui is located is the Gulf of Thailand and measures approximately 25 km by 21 km. The island’s population of around 60,000 is outnumbered by the 1 to 2 million tourists who visit Koh Samui each year.

Transport on Koh Samui

Koh Samui has a very basic public transport network. The main form of public transport on the island is shared taxis which mostly ply the ring round around the edge of the island. For visitors arriving on the island at one of the ferry piers in Na Thon, the island’s administrative capital, it’s easy to find a shared taxi which will take you cheaply to any of the popular beach side towns located off the ring road.

Taxis on Koh Samui are relatively expensive. Taxi drivers on Koh Samui almost always refuse to use their meters and demand 400 to 1,000 THB for journeys on the island, even short ones. It’s difficult to negotiate lower prices as the drivers collude to keep fares high and hinder rival services from operating on the island. Motorbike taxis, however, offer much better value.

Bangrak Beach on Koh Samui
Bangrak Beach on Koh Samui
Popular Destinations on Koh Samui

Koh Samui has lots of beaches and lot of accommodation spread out along its near to 100 km of coastline. However, the majority of visitors go to one of three main resort towns: Chaweng, Bophut and Lamai.

Chaweng is the most developed tourist destination on the island. The main street is full of shops, bars and restaurants. The town also has a large shopping centre. The beach in Chaweng is fairly good and there are also some good hotels. Chaweng is also lively at night.

Lamai is similar to Chaweng, but the beach isn’t as good and the town centre is less built up. Lamai also tends to be cheaper with more budget options available. Lamai’s small red light district consists of open sided bars with Thai ladies acting as hostesses. This feature of the town attracts a certain type of tourist.

More suitable for families and older visitors is Bophut. Bophut has a good beach and a small town centre with some upmarket bars and restaurants. The term Bophut is used to refer to quite a large area so if you have booked a hotel in this area it’s worth checking the location. Some of the hotels in Bophut, such as the Mantra Samui Resort, are located in the hills more than easy walking distance from the beach the town.

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