How to get from Koh Samui to Phuket

How to get from Koh Samui to Phuket

How to get from Koh Samui to PhuketSamui Island is located in the Gulf of Thailand, just 80 km from Surat Thani on the eastern coast of mainland. Phuket Island lies off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. The largest island of the country is connected to the mainland by Thao Thepkasattri Bridge or Sarasin Bridge.

As both Samui and Phuket appear frequently together in tourist itineraries, this is a common query raised by tourists visiting Thailand in many travel blogs. Here we have tried to furnish the various options available.


How to get from Koh Samui to Phuket by Air

How to get from Koh Samui to Phuket by AirSamui is an island on the east coast of Thailand, whereas Phuket, in spite of being an island lying on its west coast, is connected to mainland by a bridge. The only way to go directly from Samui to Phuket is to fly.

Bangkok Airways is the only airline flying directly from Samui to Phuket. The time taken for the flight is approximately one hour. At present, there are daily flights leaving Samui at 17.05 and reaching Phuket at 18.05. For more information, contact Bangkok Airways at +66 2265 5678 or +66 2265 5555 or browse their website www.bangkokair.com.

Alternately, you can fly from Samui to Phuket via Bangkok. Bangkok Airways fly hourly from Samui to Bangkok. Once you reach Bangkok, you have numerous options to fly to Phuket. The time taken will be longer and the arrangement will be more expensive. However, during high season, when you fail to book your tickets in advance, this may be the only one left to fly.


How to get from Koh Samui to Phuket by Ferry-Bus/Car

How to get from Koh Samui to Phuket by Ferry-Bus/CarSamui, being an island, necessitates crossing the sea to reach mainland. Taking regular or chartered ferry is the only option.

Ferry: Regular ferries run frequently throughout the day between Samui and Surat Thani in mainland from 05.00 to 22.00. In Surat Thani, ferries from Samui dock at Chumporn or Don Sak piers. Don Sak pier is closer to Phuket. It takes just 6 hours by road to travel from Don Sak to Phuket.

Once you reach Surat Thani, you have the choice to fly, take regular bus services or hire a taxi to reach Phuket. Mini vans are also popular in the Surat Thani-Phuket route.

Flight: A few domestic airlines, including Thai Airways International, fly from Surat Thani to Phuket. For more information, contact Thai Airways Bangkok office at 02 628 2000 or browse www.thaiairways.com

How to get from Koh Samui to Phuket by Ferry-Bus/CarBus: If you are traveling by bus, take care to avoid the air-conditioned ones and opt for the more comfortable ‘VIP’ buses. Buses leave every few hours until 15.30. The duration of the journey is 5-6 hours.

Car: Self-drive cars and taxis are available in Surat Thani to travel to Phuket. The route via Phang Nga province and Sarasin Bridge takes about four hours.

You can book your tickets for the entire journey with Samui travel agents. This includes ferry transfer and further journey to Phuket by bus or mini van. In Samui, most travel agents are located at Chaweng Beach area. They even organize pickup and drop from your hotel.


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Chada Guest House Patong Beach 12 USD Included Book Now
Andaman Bed & Coffee Patong Beach 12 USD Excluded Book Now
Lamai Apartment Patong Beach 12 USD Excluded Book Now
Blue Sky Residence Patong Beach 14 USD Excluded Book Now
Lamai Guesthouse Patong Beach 15 USD Excluded Book Now
Malai House Karon Beach 15 USD Included Book Now
Phuket Naithon Resort Nai Thon Beach 15 USD Excluded Book Now
Thavorn Grand Plaza Hotel Phuket Town 15 USD Excluded Book Now
The Bird Cage Patong Guesthouse Patong Beach 15 USD Excluded Book Now
Beach Road Inn Patong Beach 18 USD Excluded Book Now
Kata Country House Kata Beach 18 USD Included Book Now
Patong Beach Lodge Patong Beach 18 USD Included Book Now
Phuttasa Residence Patong Beach 18 USD Excluded Book Now
Baramee Hip Hotel Patong Beach 19 USD Included Book Now
M`s Guest House Patong Beach 19 USD Excluded Book Now
Seven Seas Hotel Patong Beach 19 USD Excluded Book Now
Siam Phuket Resort Rawai Beach 19 USD Excluded Book Now
Toy Beach Residence Patong Beach 19 USD Excluded Book Now
Baan Nern Sai Resort Patong Beach 21 USD Included Book Now
Blue Ocean Tina House Patong Beach 21 USD Excluded Book Now
Honey House Patong Beach 21 USD Excluded Book Now
Karon Living Room Hotel Karon Beach 21 USD Excluded Book Now
Kata Garden Resort Kata Beach 21 USD Included Book Now
Lamai Hotel Patong Beach 21 USD Excluded Book Now
Lamai Inn Patong Beach 21 USD Excluded Book Now
Le Tong Beach Hotel Patong Beach 21 USD Excluded Book Now
Phuket Heritage Hotel Karon Beach 21 USD Included Book Now
Sunset Mansion Patong Beach 21 USD Excluded Book Now
The Best House Karon Beach 21 USD Excluded Book Now
Family Inn Patong Beach 22 USD Excluded Book Now
Patong Green Mountain Hotel Patong Beach 22 USD Included Book Now
Rico`s Hotel Patong Beach 22 USD Excluded Book Now
Grottino Beach Inn Patong Beach 24 USD Included Book Now
Phuket Center Apartment Phuket Town 24 USD Excluded Book Now
The Beach Boutique House Kata Beach 24 USD Included Book Now
Aochalong Villa Resort and Spa Chalong Bay 25 USD Included Book Now
Connect Guest House Patong Beach 25 USD Included Book Now
Karon View Resort Karon Beach 25 USD Included Book Now
Phuket Resotel Phuket Town 25 USD Included Book Now
Poppa Palace Patong Beach 25 USD Included Book Now
Rome Place Hotel Phuket Town 25 USD Excluded Book Now
Sugar Palm Karon Resort Karon Beach 25 USD Included Book Now
C.C. Bloom`s Hotel Karon Beach 27 USD Included Book Now
Club One Seven Bed & Breakfast Patong Beach 27 USD Included Book Now
Karon Cliff Boutique Bungalow Resort Karon Beach 27 USD Included Book Now
Karon Whale Resort Karon Beach 27 USD Included Book Now
Phuket Town Inn Phuket Town 27 USD Included Book Now
Seeka Boutique Resort Patong Beach 27 USD Included Book Now
Serene Resort Kata Beach 27 USD Included Book Now
Sleepwithme Bed & Breakfast Patong Beach 27 USD Included Book Now
APK Resort Patong Beach 28 USD Included Book Now
Baan Boa Resort Patong Beach 28 USD Included Book Now
Baan Karon Resort Karon Beach 28 USD Included Book Now
Karon Princess Hotel Karon Beach 28 USD Included Book Now
Kata Sea Breeze Resort Kata Beach 28 USD Included Book Now
Nilly`s Marina Inn Patong Beach 28 USD Included Book Now
Phuket Island View Karon Beach 28 USD Included Book Now
Summer Breeze Inn Hotel Phuket Town 28 USD Included Book Now
The Taste Phuket Town 28 USD Included Book Now
Toy Residence Patong Beach 28 USD Excluded Book Now
Tropical Garden Resort Kata Beach 28 USD Included Book Now
Warika Place Karon Beach 28 USD Excluded Book Now
Bhukitta Hotel & Spa Phuket Town 29 USD Included Book Now
3 Rd Street Cafe & Guesthouse Kata Beach 30 USD Excluded Book Now
Andaman Hill Hotel Patong Beach 30 USD Excluded Book Now
Baramee Resortel Patong Beach 30 USD Included Book Now
Kata Poolside Resort Kata Beach 30 USD Included Book Now
Leelawadee Boutique Hotel Patong Beach 30 USD Included Book Now
Naiya Buree Resort at Naiharn Beach Nai Harn Beach 30 USD Included Book Now
Orchid Hotel Kalim Bay Patong-Kalim Bay 30 USD Included Book Now
Orchidacea Resort Kata Beach 30 USD Included Book Now
Patong Cottage Patong Beach 30 USD Included Book Now
Patong Palace Hotel Patong Beach 30 USD Included Book Now
Phuket Airport Hotel Airport (nearby) 30 USD Excluded Book Now
Baan Karonburi Resort Karon Beach 31 USD Included Book Now
Bamboo House Karon Beach 31 USD Included Book Now
Boat Lagoon Resort Kohkaew 31 USD Included Book Now
Club Bamboo Resort Patong Beach 31 USD Included Book Now
Hyton Leelavadee Patong Beach 31 USD Included Book Now
J.R.P. Hotel Patong Beach 31 USD Included Book Now
Kata Minta Kata Beach 31 USD Included Book Now
Katina Hotel (formerly S.T. Hotel) Phuket Town 31 USD Included Book Now
Phuvaree Resort Patong Beach 31 USD Included Book Now
Rattana Beach Hotel Karon Beach 31 USD Included Book Now
The Phulin Resort Karon Beach 31 USD Included Book Now
Tropica Bungalow Hotel Patong Beach 31 USD Included Book Now
I Pavilion Hotel Phuket Town 33 USD Included Book Now
Phu-Ke-Ta, The Hip Service Aprtment & Hotel Phuket Town 33 USD Included Book Now
The Old Phuket Hotel Karon Beach 33 USD Included Book Now
Patong Premier Resort Patong Beach 34 USD Included Book Now
Silver Resortel Patong Beach 34 USD Included Book Now
Anchan Resort & Spa Bang Tao Beach 36 USD Included Book Now
Andaman Seaview Resort Bang Tao Beach 36 USD Included Book Now
Andatel Patong Patong Beach 36 USD Included Book Now
Coconut Village Resort Patong Beach 36 USD Included Book Now
Kata Lucky Villa Kata Beach 36 USD Included Book Now
Kata Palm Resort & Spa Kata Beach 36 USD Included Book Now
Mei Zhou Phuket Hotel Phuket Town 36 USD Included Book Now
Naiharn Garden Resort Villa & Spa Nai Harn Beach 36 USD Included Book Now
Sea Sun Sand Resort Patong Beach 36 USD Included Book Now
Thanthip Villa Patong Beach 36 USD Included Book Now
The Tique Patong Patong Beach 36 USD Included Book Now
White Sand Resortel Patong Beach 36 USD Included Book Now
Benyada Lodge Surin Beach 37 USD Included Book Now
Woraburi Phuket Resort & Spa Karon Beach 37 USD Included Book Now
Baan Laimai Beach Resort Patong Beach 39 USD Included Book Now
Peach Hill Hotel & Resort Kata Beach 39 USD Included Book Now
Phuket Merlin Hotel Phuket Town 39 USD Included Book Now
Royal Paradise Hotel Patong Beach 39 USD Included Book Now
Secret Cliff Resort and Restaurant Karon Cliff 39 USD Included Book Now
Sugar Palm Grand Hillside Kata beach 39 USD Included Book Now
Thavorn Beach Village & Spa Nakalay Beach 39 USD Included Book Now
Thavorn Palm Beach Resort Karon Beach 39 USD Included Book Now
The Metropole Phuket Town 39 USD Included Book Now
Deevana Patong Resort & Spa Patong Beach 40 USD Included Book Now
Rayaburi Hotel Patong Patong Beach 40 USD Included Book Now
Sino House Hotel Apartment Phuket Town 40 USD Included Book Now
Thiwaratri Resort & Spa Kamala Beach 40 USD Included Book Now
Amora Beach Resort, Phuket Bang Tao Bay 42 USD Included Book Now
Bangtao Village Resort Bang Tao Bay 42 USD Included Book Now
Kalim Resort Patong-Kalim Bay 42 USD Included Book Now
Nipa Resort Patong Beach 42 USD Included Book Now
Salathai Resort Patong Beach 42 USD Included Book Now
Surin Sabai Condominium Surin Beach 42 USD Excluded Book Now
Tenta Nakara Koh Naka Yai 42 USD Excluded Book Now
The Royal Palm Beachfront Patong Beach 42 USD Included Book Now
The Sea Patong Patong Beach 42 USD Included Book Now
Horizon Patong Beach Resort & Spa Patong Beach 43 USD Included Book Now
Naithonburi Beach Resort Phuket Nai Thon Beach 43 USD Included Book Now
Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort Karon Beach 45 USD Included Book Now
Kamala Dreams Kamala Beach 45 USD Included Book Now
Monaburi Guesthouse Rawai Beach 45 USD Included Book Now
Patong Bay Garden Resort Patong Beach 45 USD Included Book Now
Patong Resort Patong Beach 45 USD Included Book Now
Swiss Palm Beach Patong Beach 45 USD Included Book Now
Tritrang Beach Resort Patong Beach 45 USD Included Book Now
Absolute Patong Ville Patong Beach 46 USD Included Book Now
Baan Krating Jungle Beach Nai Harn Beach 46 USD Included Book Now
Diamond Cottage Resort & Spa Karon Beach 46 USD Included Book Now
Royal Phuket City Hotel Phuket Town 46 USD Included Book Now
The Front Village Karon Beach 46 USD Included Book Now
Centara Karon Resort Karon Beach 48 USD Included Book Now
Centara Kata Resort Kata Beach 48 USD Included Book Now
Kantary Bay Hotel Cape Panwa 48 USD Included Book Now
Print Kamala Resort Kamala Beach 49 USD Included Book Now
Tony Resort Patong Beach 49 USD Included Book Now
Burasari Resort Patong Beach 51 USD Included Book Now
Sunset Beach Resort Patong-Kalim Bay 51 USD Included Book Now
Alpina Phuket Nalina Resort & Spa Kata Beach 52 USD Included Book Now
At Panta Thai Villa Resort & Spa Bang Tao Bay 52 USD Included Book Now
By The Sea Ao Yon, Panwa Bay 52 USD Included Book Now
Coral Island Resort Koh Hae 52 USD Included Book Now
Duangjitt Resort Patong Beach 52 USD Included Book Now
Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa Karon Beach 52 USD Included Book Now
Phuket Orchid Resort Karon Beach 52 USD Included Book Now
Ramada Karon Beach Resort, Phuket Karon Beach 52 USD Included Book Now
Andaman Cannacia Resort & Spa Kata Beach 54 USD Included Book Now
Ban Raya Racha Yai Island 54 USD Included Book Now
Horizon Karon Beach Resort & Spa Karon Beach 54 USD Included Book Now
Kamala Beachfront Apartment Kamala Beach 54 USD Excluded Book Now
The Bliss Patong Beach 54 USD Included Book Now
Tropical Resort Kata Beach 54 USD Included Book Now
Peach Blossom Resort Karon Beach 57 USD Included Book Now
Andaman Beach Suites Patong Beach 58 USD Included Book Now
Club Andaman Beach Resort Patong Beach 58 USD Included Book Now
Blue Marine Resort & Spa Patong-Kalim Bay 60 USD Included Book Now
Sawasdee Village Kata Beach 60 USD Included Book Now
South Sea Karon Resort Karon Beach 60 USD Included Book Now
Thara Patong Beach Resort & Spa Patong Beach 60 USD Included Book Now
Andaman Bangtao Bay Resort Bang Tao Beach 61 USD Included Book Now
Mission Hill Phuket Golf Resort & Spa Muangmai-para, Thalang 64 USD Included Book Now
Andaman Seaview Hotel Karon Beach 66 USD Included Book Now
Centara Villas Karon Beach 66 USD Included Book Now
Kasalong Phuket Resort Nai Yang Beach 66 USD Included Book Now
BW Premier Supalai Resort & Spa Ao Por 67 USD Included Book Now
Seaview Patong Hotel Patong Beach 67 USD Included Book Now
The Waterfront Suites Karon Beach 68 USD Excluded Book Now
Patong Beach Hotel Patong Beach 70 USD Included Book Now
The Palms Kamala Beach 70 USD Included Book Now
The Residence Kalim Bay Patong-Kalim Bay 70 USD Excluded Book Now
Banthai Beach Resort & Spa Patong Beach 71 USD Excluded Book Now
Baan Yin Dee Patong Beach 73 USD Included Book Now
Avista Resort & Spa Kata Beach 77 USD Included Book Now
The Aquamarine Resort & Villa Kamala Beach 77 USD Included Book Now
The Aspasia Kata Beach 77 USD Included Book Now
Manathai Resort Surin Beach 80 USD Included Book Now
Rayaburi Beach Club Patong Beach 80 USD Included Book Now
Millennium Resort Patong Patong Beach 81 USD Included Book Now
Absolute Sea Pearl Beach Resort Patong Beach 85 USD Included Book Now
Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa Patong Beach 85 USD Included Book Now
Avantika Boutique Hotel Patong Beach 86 USD Included Book Now
Adamas Resort & Spa (former Arahmas Resort) Nai Yang Beach 88 USD Included Book Now
BW Premier Bangtao Beach Resort & Spa Bang Tao Beach 89 USD Included Book Now
Cape Panwa Hotel Cape Panwa 89 USD Included Book Now
Patong Paragon Hotel Patong Beach 91 USD Included Book Now
Paradise Koh Yao Boutique Beach Resort & Spa Koh Yao Noi 92 USD Included Book Now
Amari Coral Beach Resort Patong Beach 93 USD Included Book Now
Mercure Patong Beach Patong Beach 97 USD Included Book Now
Kata Beach Resort Kata Beach 98 USD Included Book Now
Kamala Beach Estate Kamala Beach 100 USD Excluded Book Now
Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa Karon Beach 101 USD Included Book Now
Andaman The Front Patong Beach 104 USD Excluded Book Now
Radisson Plaza Resort Cape Panwa 104 USD Included Book Now
Andaman White Beach Resort Nai Thon Noi Beach 106 USD Included Book Now
Grove Gardens Cape Yamu 106 USD Included Book Now
Koyao Island Resort Koh Yao Noi 106 USD Included Book Now
Laguna Beach Resort Bang Tao Bay 106 USD Included Book Now
Mom Tri`s Boathouse Kata Beach 106 USD Included Book Now
Patong Merlin Hotel Patong Beach 106 USD Included Book Now
Moevenpick Resort and Spa Karon Beach Karon Beach 110 USD Included Book Now
Cape Sienna Phuket Hotel & Villa Kamala Beach 112 USD Included Book Now
Dewa Phuket Nai Yang Beach 112 USD Included Book Now
Karon Beach Resort Karon Beach 112 USD Included Book Now
Outrigger Serenity Terraces Resort Rawai Beach 113 USD Included Book Now
Sunwing Resort & Spa Bang Tao Beach 113 USD Included Book Now
The Mangosteen Resort & Spa Rawai Beach 116 USD Included Book Now
Twinpalms Surin Beach 119 USD Included Book Now
Vijitt Resort Rawai Beach 119 USD Included Book Now
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort Kata Noi Beach 120 USD Included Book Now
Merlin Beach Resort Tri-Trang Beach 122 USD Included Book Now
The Village Resort & Spa Karon Beach 122 USD Included Book Now
The Access Resort and Villas Karon Beach 124 USD Included Book Now
BYD Lofts Serviced Boutique Hotel Patong Beach 125 USD Excluded Book Now
Bel Air Panwa Resort Cape Panwa 135 USD Included Book Now
Chedi Phuket Pansea Beach 137 USD Included Book Now
JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa Mai Khao Beach 138 USD Excluded Book Now
Ayara Hilltops Surin Beach 139 USD Included Book Now
Layalina Hotel Kamala Beach 141 USD Included Book Now
Evason Phuket & Six Senses Spa Rawai Beach 156 USD Included Book Now
Indigo Pearl Nai Yang Beach 158 USD Included Book Now
Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa Patong Beach 165 USD Excluded Book Now
Villa Zolitude Chalong Bay 176 USD Included Book Now
Malisa Villa Suites Kata Beach 183 USD Included Book Now
Mom Tri`s Villa Royale Kata Noi Beach 193 USD Included Book Now
Sala Phuket Resort and Spa Mai Khao Beach 193 USD Included Book Now
The Chava Resort Surin Beach 196 USD Included Book Now
Ayara Kamala Resort and Spa Kamala Beach 208 USD Included Book Now
The Racha Racha Yai Island 225 USD Included Book Now
Phuket Beachfront Villas Ao Yon, Panwa Bay 238 USD Excluded Book Now
Absolute Chandara Resort Ao Por 241 USD Included Book Now
The Baray Villa Kata Beach 245 USD Included Book Now
The Residence Bang Tao Bay 284 USD Included Book Now
The Bell Kamala Beach 297 USD Included Book Now
Phuket Pavilions Bang Tao Beach 308 USD Included Book Now
Anantara Phuket Resort & Spa Mai Khao Beach 514 USD Included Book Now
Trisara Nai Thon Bay 677 USD Excluded Book Now
Amanpuri Pansea Beach 831 USD Excluded Book Now

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