How to get to Koh Samui from Pattaya

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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 trip 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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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 Don Sak in Surat Thani (for ferry of the company 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:

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When searching for tickets on buses and trains for pay attention to the ranking of tickets/carriers (marked with asterisks on a five-point scale) and the reviews of actual users who traveled on this route. Selecting carriers with the highest rated according to user reviews, you will protect yourself from possible problems during the trip.

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
AnyChek 27 August, 2017

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!) ...
Alkor55 3 April, 2018
The rainy season in Thailand is nonsense.All the different provinces. For Koh Samui in July ,August and until mid September is the best time of rest. And this time, not the rainy season. There is a month can go 3-4 rain for 15 minutes. And this is the peak season. In Italy from August 1 to September 1 all the holiday( in Spain too) and at this time the island crowded with Italians(but not the Spaniards,there are a few). 10 times vacationing with his wife on Koh Samui this summer for a month each time. Russian tour guides(friends) we were told that winter here is worse.A few years ago I went to Koh Samui in winter from 20 January to 15 February. Really did not like.Every three days the storm in the sea grass, boards, logs and other debris. And weather is normal, you can relax. But it is not a rule, sometimes worse, but sometimes better.Therefore, from 1 November the best place to relax on Koh Chang until March, then worse.But the ball there is a zero. So everybody is looking for what suits him. Someone like Phuket, some don't, also the winter vacation is good there, but for us in winter, Koh Chang better.I will add that to Chang the wild tides and need to get serious about the choice of hotel. ...
admin April 4, 2018

All true, and nobody on this website never claimed that in Thailand the rainy season is one for the whole country, and on this account even sickly seasons sign is - But you draw conclusions about the weather on several trips at one time, and one trip to another - not objectively. Still the best season in Samui is in January-April. And the fact that you were not so lucky... well, weather is unpredictable because almost... ...
Alkor55 4 April, 2018
Read the post above. This answer for AnyChek. And what about January-April , I live here told friends, operating guides. It is friends, just guides I'm not going to listen. Been there, done that. And about the spring floods you forget about autumn I will not say, you do know about them and during them happening. And that weather is unpredictable, you're right... But for our 10 year old travel to Samui had no problems with the weather. ...
Nadine Mahler May 16, 2018
Samui is a wonderful island!
We flew from Moscow with a stopover in Bangkok, the tour was in early March. The weather was great, and just in the last day the sun hid, and we learned what a tropical rain. :lol:
We stayed in the wonderful hotel briza resort. The hotel consists of many small two-storey houses, each house a maximum of 4 rooms. The whole hotel look like the garden of Eden, is buried in verdure.
The island is very interesting because on one side you can only see the dawn, and on the other the decline. We lived in Chaweng, there are only sunrises, so we decided one evening to go to the other end of the island to watch the sunset, and absolutely do not regret it, it is very beautiful! ...
nausla May 16, 2018
The puzzles are beautiful. ...
of Satanta 17 September, 2018
Going to Thailand for a month. Plans 5 days in Koh Samui! The main question is, what dostoprimechatelnosti better to take the tour and where you can go on their own ...
admin 17 September, 2018

I have a strong opinion that trips to a guide which tells about the sights, only needed for historical sites. And considering that there are places on Samui not, then excursions are not necessary, if you are able to reach on their own. If you drive a motorbike, take it in rent and go, all you will see. ...
Travel Johnny December 28, 2018
Hello!Tell us about the school Windian that Bali - I say very cool! And the Russian coaches, and the program is great ...
admin December 28, 2018

You ask like "Tell", and in the end not a question mark, and exclamation marks. More like advertising :THINK . Anyway the topic is about Samui and not Bali, it's even different countries. ...