Transport Options to Koh Samui: Planes, Trains, Buses, and Ferries

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Transport Options to Koh Samui: Planes, Trains, Buses, and Ferries

Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s top destinations, offering various travel options such as ferries, catamarans, planes, buses, and trains. Find fares, timetables, and more.

Plane - Airport

Koh Samui Airport

Surat Thani Airport

Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport

There is also the option of flying into Nakhon Si Thammarat airport. From there, you can take a connecting flight to the pier and the ferry to Koh Samui.

Chumphon Airport

Train to Koh Samui

The closest train stations to Koh Samui are Hua Hin, Suratthani, Chumphon, and Nakhon Si Thammarat (the southernmost station). All of these stations offer ferry or catamaran connections to Koh Samui.

Hua Hin train Station

Surat Thani Train Station

The station is located approximately 80km from the Mae Nam pier at Donsak, and the journey typically takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach there.

Chumphon Train Station

The train station is situated just over 25 km away from the Thung Makham pier, and the travel time to reach there is approximately half an hour.


The four primary bus stations to access Koh Samui are Hua Hin, Surat Thani, Chumphon, Nakhon Si Thammarat, and Donsak. All of these stations provide connections with ferries and catamarans.

Hua Hin Bus Station

Surat Thani Bus Station

Chumphon Bus Station

Donsak Bus Station


Ferries and catamarans

From these diverse cities, one can embark on ferry and catamaran journeys that navigate all the way to Koh Samui.

  • Hua Hin
  • Chumphon
  • Surat Thani
  • Donsak
  • Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Hat Yai

From Koh Samui to nearby islands

Getting to Koh Phangan

Getting to Koh Tao

Combos to get to Koh Samui

Alternatively, you can purchase a combo ticket that offers one price, one ticket, and multiple transportation options:

From Bangkok :

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