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Bus times from Koh Samui to Bangkok

By ferry and public bus or minivan it takes between 12 and 30 minutes and 12 and 30 minutes to travel from Koh Samui to Bangkok. You can also fly from Koh Samui to Bangkok, which takes slightly over an hour but costs 4 to 5 times as much as travelling by ferry and bus.


Bus Timetable: Koh Samui to Bangkok


  • Click on the ‘Koh Samui – Bangkok’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Koh Samui - Bangkok ฿ 750–1,100 16h – 17h
  •   ferry 13:30, 14:00
Koh Samui - Bangkok ฿ 1,400 12h – 12h 30m
  •   Express 08:00, 12:30

Ferry Pier in Koh Samui


Lomprayah services from Koh Samui to Bangkok depart from Pralan Pier in Koh Samui.


Arrival in Bangkok


Lomprayah bus services from Koh Samui terminate on the Sip Sam Hang Road which is near the Khao San Road in Bangkok.


Travel in Bangkok


There are lots of different ways to get around in Bangkok. Meter taxis are cheap in Bangkok if you can get the taxi driver to actually use their meter and if you can get the driver to agree to take you to your destination. By law Bangkok taxi driver must use their meters and they are not allowed to refuse to take a passenger. In practice the law largely gets ignored. Tuk-tuks in Bangkok are a relatively expensive option as they tend to overcharge foreign visitors and there are no rules governing what they are allowed to charge, and tuk-tuks do not have meters. Bus services in Central Bangkok are very cheap but, with the exception of the bus services from Bangkok’s two airports into the city, they are very slow and difficult to work out even for Thai people who are not resident in Bangkok.

Chao Phraya Express Boat in Bangkok

Chao Phraya Express Boat in Bangkok

A much better option for travelling around Bangkok is to use the BTS (overhead suburban railway), the MRT (underground train service), or Chao Phraya Express Boat service. The BTS and MRT services are fast, clean and relatively cheap. The BTS and MRT networks connect with each other as well the Airport Link, which is train line to Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Neither the BTS or MRT system, however, currently covers the area near the Royal Palace or Khao San Road in Bangkok. To travel to and from these areas try the Chao Phraya Express Boat which operates very cheap commuter boat services up and down the Chao Phraya river, which runs through the centre of Bangkok.

Next read about Train travel from Bangkok to Ayutthaya