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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Hotels & Resorts in Phuket, Thailand

Hotel Name Location Start Rate Breakfast Booking
Phuket Airport Hotel Airport (nearby) 30 USD Excluded Booking
Supalai Resort & Spa Ao Por 67 USD Included Booking
Absolute Chandara Resort Ao Por 241 USD Included Booking
By The Sea Ao Yon, Panwa Bay 52 USD Included Booking
Phuket Beachfront Villas Ao Yon, Panwa Bay 238 USD Excluded Booking
Amora Beach Resort, Phuket Bang Tao Bay 42 USD Included Booking
Bangtao Village Resort Bang Tao Bay 42 USD Included Booking
At Panta Thai Villa Resort & Spa Bang Tao Bay 52 USD Included Booking
Laguna Beach Resort Bang Tao Bay 106 USD Included Booking
The Residence Bang Tao Bay 283 USD Included Booking
Anchan Resort & Spa Bang Tao Beach 36 USD Included Booking
Andaman Seaview Resort Bang Tao Beach 36 USD Included Booking
Andaman Bangtao Bay Resort Bang Tao Beach 61 USD Included Booking
BW Premier Bangtao Beach Resort & Spa Bang Tao Beach 89 USD Included Booking
Sunwing Resort & Spa Bang Tao Beach 113 USD Included Booking
Phuket Pavilions Bang Tao Beach 306 USD Included Booking
Kantary Bay Hotel Cape Panwa 48 USD Included Booking
Cape Panwa Hotel Cape Panwa 89 USD Included Booking
Radisson Plaza Resort Cape Panwa 104 USD Included Booking
Bel Air Panwa Resort Cape Panwa 135 USD Included Booking
Grove Gardens Resort & Residential Cape Yamu 106 USD Included Booking
Aochalong Villa Resort and Spa Chalong Bay 25 USD Included Booking
Villa Zolitude Chalong Bay 176 USD Included Booking
Thiwa Ratri Resort & Spa Kamala Beach 40 USD Included Booking
Kamala Dreams Kamala Beach 45 USD Included Booking
Print Kamala Resort Kamala Beach 49 USD Included Booking
Kamala Beachfront Apartment Kamala Beach 54 USD Excluded Booking
The Palms Kamala Beach 70 USD Included Booking
The Aquamarine Resort & Villa Kamala Beach 77 USD Included Booking
Kamala Beach Estate Kamala Beach 100 USD Excluded Booking
Cape Sienna Phuket Hotel & Villa Kamala Beach 112 USD Included Booking
Layalina Hotel Kamala Beach 141 USD Included Booking
Ayara Kamala Resort and Spa Kamala Beach 208 USD Included Booking
The Bell Kamala Beach 297 USD Included Booking
Malai House Karon Beach 15 USD Included Booking
Phuket Heritage Hotel Karon Beach 21 USD Included Booking
Karon Living Room Hotel Karon Beach 21 USD Excluded Booking
The Best House Karon Beach 21 USD Excluded Booking
Baan Karon View Apartment Karon Beach 25 USD Included Booking
Sugar Marina Resort Karon Beach 25 USD Included Booking
CC’s Hideaway Hotel Karon Beach 27 USD Included Booking
Karon Cliff Contemporary Boutique Bungalows Resort Karon Beach 27 USD Included Booking
Karon Whale Resort Karon Beach 27 USD Included Booking
Phuket Island View Karon Beach 28 USD Included Booking
Baan Karon Resort Karon Beach 28 USD Included Booking
Karon Princess Hotel Karon Beach 28 USD Included Booking
Warika Place Karon Beach 28 USD Excluded Booking
Bamboo House Karon Beach 31 USD Included Booking
Baan Karonburi Resort Karon Beach 31 USD Included Booking
Rattana Beach Hotel Karon Beach 31 USD Included Booking
The Phulin Resort Karon Beach 31 USD Included Booking
The Old Phuket Hotel Karon Beach 33 USD Included Booking
Woraburi Phuket Resort & Spa Karon Beach 37 USD Included Booking
Thavorn Palm Beach Resort Karon Beach 39 USD Included Booking
Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort Karon Beach 45 USD Included Booking
The Front Village Karon Beach 46 USD Included Booking
Diamond Cottage Resort & Spa Karon Beach 46 USD Included Booking
Centara Karon Resort Karon Beach 48 USD Included Booking
Ramada Phuket Southsea Karon Beach 52 USD Included Booking
Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa Karon Beach 52 USD Included Booking
Phuket Orchid Resort Karon Beach 52 USD Included Booking
Horizon Karon Beach Resort & Spa Karon Beach 54 USD Included Booking
Peach Blossom Resort Karon Beach 57 USD Included Booking
Ramada Phuket Southsea Karon Beach 60 USD Included Booking
Centara Villas Karon Beach 66 USD Included Booking
Andaman Seaview Hotel Karon Beach 66 USD Included Booking
Waterfront Suites Phuket by Centara Karon Beach 68 USD Excluded Booking
Hilton Phuket Arcadia Resort & Spa Karon Beach 101 USD Included Booking
Moevenpick Resort and Spa Karon Beach Karon Beach 110 USD Included Booking
Beyond Resort Karon Karon Beach 112 USD Included Booking
The Village Resort & Spa Karon Beach 122 USD Included Booking
The Access Resort and Villas Karon Beach 124 USD Included Booking
Secret Cliff Resort & Restaurant Karon Cliff 39 USD Included Booking
Kata Country House Kata Beach 18 USD Included Booking
Kata Garden Resort Kata Beach 21 USD Included Booking
The Beach Boutique House Kata Beach 24 USD Included Booking
Chanalai Flora Resort Kata Beach 27 USD Included Booking
Chanalai Garden Resort Kata Beach 28 USD Included Booking
Kata Sea Breeze Resort Kata Beach 28 USD Included Booking
Kata Poolside Resort Kata Beach 30 USD Included Booking
Orchidacea Resort Kata Beach 30 USD Included Booking
3 Rd Street Cafe & Guesthouse Kata Beach 30 USD Excluded Booking
Kata Minta Kata Beach 31 USD Included Booking
Kata Lucky Villa Kata Beach 36 USD Included Booking
Kata Palm Resort & Spa Kata Beach 36 USD Included Booking
Peach Hill Hotel & Resort Kata Beach 39 USD Included Booking
Sugar Palm Grand Hillside Kata beach 39 USD Included Booking
Centara Kata Resort Kata Beach 48 USD Included Booking
Alpina Phuket Nalina Resort & Spa Kata Beach 52 USD Included Booking
Andaman Cannacia Resort & Spa Kata Beach 54 USD Included Booking
Chanalai Romantica Resort Kata Beach 54 USD Included Booking
Sawasdee Village Kata Beach 60 USD Included Booking
Avista Resort & Spa Kata Beach 77 USD Included Booking
The Aspasia Kata Beach 77 USD Included Booking
Kata Beach Resort Kata Beach 98 USD Included Booking
Boathouse by Montara Kata Beach 106 USD Included Booking
Malisa Villa Suites Kata Beach 183 USD Included Booking
The Baray Villa Kata Beach 245 USD Included Booking
Katathani Phuket Beach Resort Kata Noi Beach 120 USD Included Booking
Mom Tri`s Villa Royale Kata Noi Beach 193 USD Included Booking
Coral Island Resort Koh Hae 52 USD Included Booking
Tenta Nakara Koh Naka Yai 42 USD Excluded Booking
Paradise @ Koh Yao Resort Koh Yao Noi 92 USD Included Booking
Koyao Island Resort Koh Yao Noi 106 USD Included Booking
Boat Lagoon Resort Kohkaew 31 USD Included Booking
JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa Mai Khao Beach 138 USD Excluded Booking
Sala Phuket Resort and Spa Mai Khao Beach 193 USD Included Booking
Anantara Phuket Resort & Spa Mai Khao Beach 512 USD Included Booking
Mission Hill Phuket Golf Resort & Spa Muangmai-para, Thalang 64 USD Included Booking
Naiya Buree Resort at Naiharn Beach Nai Harn Beach 30 USD Included Booking
Naiharn Garden Resort Villa & Spa Nai Harn Beach 36 USD Included Booking
Baan Krating Phuket Resort Nai Harn Beach 46 USD Included Booking
Trisara Nai Thon Bay 677 USD Excluded Booking
Phuket Naithon Resort Nai Thon Beach 15 USD Excluded Booking
Naithonburi Beach Resort Phuket Nai Thon Beach 43 USD Included Booking
Andaman White Beach Resort Nai Thon Noi Beach 106 USD Included Booking
Kasalong Phuket Resort Nai Yang Beach 66 USD Included Booking
Adamas Resort & Spa (former Arahmas Resort) Nai Yang Beach 88 USD Included Booking
Dewa Phuket Nai Yang Beach 112 USD Included Booking
Indigo Pearl Nai Yang Beach 158 USD Included Booking
Thavorn Beach Village & Spa Nakalay Beach 39 USD Included Booking
The Chedi Phuket Pansea Beach 137 USD Included Booking
Amanpuri Pansea Beach 831 USD Excluded Booking
Chada Guest House Patong Beach 12 USD Included Booking
Andaman Bed & Coffee Patong Beach 12 USD Excluded Booking
Lamai Apartment Patong Beach 12 USD Excluded Booking
Blue Sky Residence Patong Beach 14 USD Excluded Booking
Lamai Guesthouse Patong Beach 15 USD Excluded Booking
The Bird Cage Patong Guesthouse Patong Beach 15 USD Excluded Booking
Patong Beach Lodge Patong Beach 18 USD Included Booking
Beach Road Inn Patong Beach 18 USD Excluded Booking
Phuttasa Residence Patong Beach 18 USD Excluded Booking
Seven Seas Hotel Patong Beach 19 USD Excluded Booking
Baramee Hip Hotel Patong Beach 19 USD Included Booking
M`s Guest House Patong Beach 19 USD Excluded Booking
Toy Beach Residence Patong Beach 19 USD Excluded Booking
Baan Nern Sai Resort Patong Beach 21 USD Included Booking
Blue Ocean Tina House Patong Beach 21 USD Excluded Booking
Honey House Patong Beach 21 USD Excluded Booking
Lamai Hotel Patong Beach 21 USD Excluded Booking
Lamai Inn Patong Beach 21 USD Excluded Booking
Le Tong Beach Hotel Patong Beach 21 USD Excluded Booking
Sunset Mansion Patong Beach 21 USD Excluded Booking
Patong Green Mountain Hotel Patong Beach 22 USD Included Booking
Family Inn Patong Beach 22 USD Excluded Booking
Rico`s Hotel Patong Beach 22 USD Excluded Booking
Grottino Beach Inn Patong Beach 24 USD Included Booking
Connect Guest House Patong Beach 25 USD Included Booking
Poppa Palace Patong Beach 25 USD Included Booking
Club One Seven Bed & Breakfast Patong Beach 27 USD Included Booking
Seeka Boutique Resort Patong Beach 27 USD Included Booking
Sleep with Me Hotel Design Hotel at Patong Patong Beach 27 USD Included Booking
APK Resort Patong Beach 28 USD Included Booking
Baan Boa Resort Patong Beach 28 USD Included Booking
The Ocean Patong Hotel Patong Beach 28 USD Included Booking
Toy Residence Patong Beach 28 USD Excluded Booking
Baramee Resortel Patong Beach 30 USD Included Booking
Patong Cottage Patong Beach 30 USD Included Booking
Leelawadee Boutique Hotel Patong Beach 30 USD Included Booking
Patong Palace Hotel Patong Beach 30 USD Included Booking
Andaman Hill Hotel Patong Beach 30 USD Excluded Booking
Hyton Leelavadee Patong Beach 31 USD Included Booking
Phuvaree Resort Patong Beach 31 USD Included Booking
Club Bamboo Resort Patong Beach 31 USD Included Booking
Jiraporn Hill Resort Patong Beach 31 USD Included Booking
Tropica Bungalow Hotel Patong Beach 31 USD Included Booking
Patong Premier Resort Patong Beach 34 USD Included Booking
Silver Resortel Patong Beach 34 USD Included Booking
The Tique Patong Patong Beach 36 USD Included Booking
Coconut Village Resort Patong Beach 36 USD Included Booking
Andatel Grande Patong Phuket Patong Beach 36 USD Included Booking
Sea Sun Sand Resort Patong Beach 36 USD Included Booking
Thanthip Beach Resort Patong Beach 36 USD Included Booking
White Sand Resortel Patong Beach 36 USD Included Booking
Baan Laimai Beach Resort Patong Beach 39 USD Included Booking
Royal Paradise Hotel Patong Beach 39 USD Included Booking
Rayaburi Hotel Patong Patong Beach 40 USD Included Booking
Deevana Patong Resort & Spa Patong Beach 40 USD Included Booking
Salathai Resort Patong Beach 42 USD Included Booking
Nipa Resort Patong Beach 42 USD Included Booking
The Sea Patong Patong Beach 42 USD Included Booking
The Royal Palm Beachfront Patong Beach 42 USD Included Booking
Horizon Patong Beach Resort & Spa Patong Beach 43 USD Included Booking
Patong Resort Patong Beach 45 USD Included Booking
Patong Bay Garden Resort Patong Beach 45 USD Included Booking
Swiss Palm Beach Patong Beach 45 USD Included Booking
Tri Trang Beach Resort Patong Beach 45 USD Included Booking
Absolute Patong Ville Patong Beach 46 USD Included Booking
Tony Resort Patong Beach 49 USD Included Booking
Burasari Resort Patong Beach 51 USD Included Booking
Duangjitt Resort Patong Beach 52 USD Included Booking
The Bliss Patong Beach 54 USD Included Booking
Andaman Beach Suites Patong Beach 58 USD Included Booking
Club Andaman Beach Resort Patong Beach 58 USD Included Booking
Thara Patong Beach Resort & Spa Patong Beach 60 USD Included Booking
Seaview Patong Hotel Patong Beach 67 USD Included Booking
Patong Beach Hotel Patong Beach 70 USD Included Booking
Banthai Beach Resort & Spa Patong Beach 71 USD Excluded Booking
Baan Yin Dee Patong Beach 73 USD Included Booking
Rayaburi Beach Club Patong Beach 80 USD Included Booking
Millennium Resort Patong Patong Beach 81 USD Included Booking
Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa Patong Beach 85 USD Included Booking
Absolute Sea Pearl Beach Resort Patong Beach 85 USD Included Booking
Avantika Boutique Hotel Patong Beach 86 USD Included Booking
Patong Paragon Hotel Patong Beach 91 USD Included Booking
Amari Phuket Patong Beach 93 USD Included Booking
Mercure Patong Beach Patong Beach 97 USD Included Booking
Andaman The Front Patong Beach 104 USD Excluded Booking
Patong Merlin Hotel Patong Beach 106 USD Included Booking
BYD Lofts Serviced Boutique Hotel Patong Beach 125 USD Excluded Booking
Diamond Cliff Resort & Spa Patong Beach 165 USD Excluded Booking
Orchid Hotel Kalim Bay Patong-Kalim Bay 30 USD Included Booking
Kalim Resort Patong-Kalim Bay 42 USD Included Booking
Sunset Beach Resort Patong-Kalim Bay 51 USD Included Booking
Centara Blue Marine Resort & Spa Phuket Patong-Kalim Bay 60 USD Included Booking
The Residence Kalim Bay Patong-Kalim Bay 70 USD Excluded Booking
Thavorn Grand Plaza Hotel Phuket Town 15 USD Excluded Booking
Phuket Center Apartment Phuket Town 24 USD Excluded Booking
Phuket Resotel Phuket Town 25 USD Included Booking
Rome Place Hotel Phuket Town 25 USD Excluded Booking
Phuket Town Inn Phuket Town 27 USD Included Booking
Summer Breeze Inn Hotel Phuket Town 28 USD Included Booking
The Taste Phuket Town 28 USD Included Booking
Bhukitta Hotel & Spa Phuket Town 29 USD Included Booking
Katina Hotel Phuket Town 31 USD Included Booking
I Pavilion Hotel Phuket Town 33 USD Included Booking
Phu-Ke-Ta, The Hip Service Aprtment & Hotel Phuket Town 33 USD Included Booking
Mei Zhou Phuket Hotel Phuket Town 36 USD Included Booking
Phuket Merlin Hotel Phuket Town 39 USD Included Booking
The Metropole Phuket Town 39 USD Included Booking
Sino House Hotel Apartment Phuket Town 40 USD Included Booking
Royal Phuket City Hotel Phuket Town 46 USD Included Booking
Ban Raya Racha Yai Island 54 USD Included Booking
The Racha Racha Yai Island 225 USD Included Booking
Siam BB Resort Rawai Beach 19 USD Excluded Booking
Monaburi Boutique Resort Rawai Beach 45 USD Included Booking
Outrigger Serenity Terraces Resort Rawai Beach 113 USD Included Booking
The Mangosteen Resort & Spa Rawai Beach 116 USD Included Booking
Vijitt Resort Rawai Beach 119 USD Included Booking
Evason Phuket & Six Senses Spa Rawai Beach 156 USD Included Booking
Benyada Lodge Surin Beach 37 USD Included Booking
Surin Sabai Condominium Surin Beach 42 USD Excluded Booking
Manathai Resort Surin Beach 80 USD Included Booking
Twinpalms Surin Beach 119 USD Included Booking
Ayara Hilltops Surin Beach 139 USD Included Booking
The Chava Resort Surin Beach 196 USD Included Booking
Merlin Beach Resort Tri-Trang Beach 122 USD Included Booking

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