How to get to Koh Samui from Pattaya

From Pattaya to Samui more than 700 kilometers and to cover this distance, it will take almost the whole day, and in some cases days. Even if you choose to fly on direct flights to Samui airport, the whole journey will take almost the whole day, because you will have to get to the airport in advance to register, etc.

Most of the routes from Pattaya to Koh Samui runs through Bangkok, and if you are traveling frugally, you probably will have to transplant in Bangkok, whether on the bus or train.

On the plane

The fastest and the most expensive is the flight from Pattaya airport U-tapao directly to Samui airport. Runs 1 daily flight. The fare is from $ 150 one way. To this we must add the cost of a taxi from Pattaya to the airport (about 750 baht), and the cost of a taxi from Samui airport 500 baht.

The other way is direct flight from the international airport of Bangkok Suvarnabhumi. A little cheaper, from $ 100 one-way flights almost every hour. Besides, to get to the airport from Pattaya is even easier and cheaper, even though it is on. Read more, how to get to Bangkok airport and Pattaya here.

From the old airport Don Muaeang to Koh Samui, you can quickly get on the plane budget airlines Air Asia,Nok Air, Lion Air and Thai Smile. But the landing is not on the island itself, and at the airport in Suratthani on the mainland, where the Islands need to take the bus+ferry. Fortunately, Air Asia and Nok Air sells on their websites ready-made solutions with Shuttle service to the beach. The price of the ticket when buying in advance is even less than $ 50. Tickets are bought on the sites of the airlines. Read more here. At the airport in Surat Thani also has a stand where you can buy the ready transfer airport Suratthani-Samui by bus+ferry for 350 baht. The schedule and the actual value can be found on the website of the carrier

But this method has a drawback: to get from Pattaya to Don Mueang airport, not so easy. Direct message, except a taxi, no. So you need either to first drive to Suvarnabhumi airport by bus and from there free allbase, taxi (200 baht) or city bus 555 or 554 (36 baht) to Don Mueang. On the whole route will take at least 4 hours. Read more how to get from Don Mueang to Pattaya here.

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Find and book tickets to Koh Samui you can also through the search form. Search is very flexible, and allows you to search for flights on different dates, with or without transfers, in both directions or one, etc.:

By bus+ferry

Автобус на Самуи

The only nonstop route to Samui bus company Rueang Rong, also known as a Yellow bus. It is bus No. 393 from Rayong (Rayong) to Koh Samui, taking passengers from Pattaya. The ticket costs 750 baht in a regular class, from 1100 for VIP. This ticket includes dinner during one of the stops.

In the way a little over 13 hours. The buses are very comfortable: there is a TV for each passenger in the VIP-class; seat leans back far, to sleep; there is a toilet on Board; does stop for a rest and a snack. Simple places are different from VIP a bit less space and the lack of a portable multimedia system with movies and music. Movies in Russian language in multimedia player there is only Thai and English.

These buses travel from Pattaya to 16:30, 18:30, 20:30. The departures from bus station Pattaya North street. On this same bus station and sold tickets, and it is better to buy them in advance, at least for a couple of days.

Flights arrive early morning at the pier in Don Sak, Surat Thani (ferry boats of Seatran), where the Samui ferries depart every hour, and after 1.5 – 2 hours you will be on Koh Samui at Nathon pier.

Back from Samui to Pattaya buses 13:30, 14:30, 16:30. Departure place – Nathon pier, ferry. Then change to the yellow bus at the pier to Don Sak. Return tickets to Koh Samui are sold on the pier to Nathon, and in the office of the company in Nathon (the cashier on the map). Over the past few years, the office on Samui three times already moved, so it is possible to Refine its location will have on the phone 08 6825 5010. To detect tickets to other agencies we did not. And also, return tickets are sold, including the cost of the ferry, while from Pattaya without the ferry.

The website of the carrier it is often (almost always) not working.

In addition, the direct bus to the travel agents on the streets of Pattaya, you can buy tickets for the tourist bus to Samui. We caution you from using such buses. Although they are very attractive, you can be in an uncomfortable minivan instead of a large bus, to go the whole day with multiple transfers or just not get to Samui.

Other routes by buses have to be routed with a stopover in Bangkok. Detailed information, how to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui by bus here.

The bus schedule and rates for reference:

By train+ferry

By train directly from Pattaya to Samui does not get there, you need to go via Bangkok. Details about how to get to Samui from Bangkok here.

In turn, from Pattaya to Hua Lamphong station in Bangkok, from where trains leave in the direction of Samui can be reached by train in around 40 baht (more info here) or take a bus to any bus station in Bangkok, and from there to the city transport to the railway station. It is best to go to the Eastern bus station Ekamai, because from it you can reach the railway station by metro.

The schedule of ferries and buses to Koh Samui

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin 11 Nov 2014, 10:05
Hello tal! The diving predetsya not to go and swim. Samui diving is not, for him to go to the neighboring Islands: Tao or Angthong marine Park or other. There is already a need to look at the storm and rain to go out to sea and not on the murky water. This is my IMHO. ...
tal 12 Nov 2014, 13:52
While in the rain water sufficiently transparent? And what about "go" - all life in shipbuilding work, and there don't swim, and walk. So dive into the storm there, and in the rain? ...
admin 13 Nov 2014, 17:23
Don't even know what to tell you . I'm not a diver, but I visited in low season there, and in my opinion the low season and the rain was not an obstacle for immersion. But can someone more precise answer. ...
tal 14 Nov 2014, 09:22
Thank you for this information, as more divers is not... ...
Julia 26 Feb 2015, 06:11
Hello! Prompt who knows like Tao from Koh Samui to swim on one day. Boats and schedules. Or should not communicate, and to buy a tour? ...
admin 26 Feb 2015, 17:28
Hello! As far as I know, Tao from Koh Samui directly on Lompraya to get there (it was an airline like this, read more here ... hp#ferries). but if you look at the schedule, it turns out that on the day in any way, only overnight. Anyway I think that this just makes no sense. If the island you want to see during the day, there is nothing to watch. If diving or snorkeling, then sailed to the island would not be able to dive. There are many excursions to Tao, so this really is the best option for you. But for good, better not to day, and for a couple of days to swim. ...
Hope 24 10 Feb 2016, 03:10
tell amp-TA how cheap and convenient to get to Bangkok to Phangan. can't find the bus schedule. suggest from the street Khao San Road ...
admin 10 Feb 2016, 08:42
Can not find badly searched. We have on every page "How to get" the ticket search form is there and the schedule. Here is what you need ... -28&z=5962to change the date on the one you want and book. The place of departure is specified, Khao San is sent. ...
atenal 30 Apr 2016, 12:45
I was priyatno want prices on Samui. ...
AnyChek 27 Aug 2017, 11:52
Hi! Just got back from Samui, August 2017, when in all of Thailand the rainy season. It there is absolutely not there! For two weeks the rain was twice in the late afternoon, when the sun set.
Have levolo as follows - the next day heat! The prices in this period, we were pleased!) ...