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Bus times from Koh Samui to Nakhon Si Thammarat

By joint ferry and bus services it takes around 4 hours to travel from Koh Samui to Nakhon Si Thammarat City and 3 hours 30 minutes to travel to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport.


Bus Timetable: Koh Samui to Nakhon Si Thammarat


  • Click on the ‘Koh Samui – Nakhon Si Thammarat’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Koh Samui - Nakhon Si Thammarat ฿ 390–850 3h – 5h 30m
  •   High Speed Ferry 09:00, 11:30
  •   ferry 05:00, 09:00, 15:00
  •   Catamaran 08:00, 12:45, 15:15

Depart from Koh Samui


Joint ferry and bus services to Nakhon Si Thammarat depart from different places in Koh samui depending upon which transport company you travel with. Raja Ferry services depart from Lipa Noi Ferry Pier. Seatran Discovery services to Nakhon Si Thammarat depart from Bangrak Seatran Ferry Pier and Lomprayah High Speed Ferry services depart from a pier in Nathon. Bangrak Seatran Ferry Pier is closest pier to Bophut and Chaweng.


Arrival in Nakhon Si Thammarat


All joint ferry and bus services from Koh Samui stop at Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport. The service provided by the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry company is the only one which carries onto Nakhon Si Thammarat City, where it stops at Nakhon Si Thammarat Bus Station.


Travel from Nakhon Si Thammarat


Nakhon Si Thammarat is a well connected city and the majority of foreign visitors who go to Nakhon Si Thamarat do so on their way to somewhere else. If you are travelling through Nakhon Si Thammarat try to take an hour to visit Wat Phra Mahathat in the south of the city centre because its is one of the most interesting and long running Buddhist temples in Thailand.

Wat Phra Mahathat in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Wat Phra Mahathat in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Nakhon Si Thammarat has three major transport terminals:

  • Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport: This regional airport has budget flights to Bangkok only. Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport is about the same distance from the ferry ports at Donsak (for services to and from Koh Samui and Koh Phangan) as Surat Thani Airport, and flights from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Bangkok are often cheaper and more available than flights from Surat Thani to Bangkok.
  • Nakhon Si Thammarat Railway Station: There are two long distance trains a day from Nakhon Si Thammarat Railway Station to Bangkok and 1 long distance train a day from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Sungai Kolok on the border with Malaysia.
  • Nakhon Si Thammarat Bus Station: This busy bus and minivan station has services to Bangkok as well as to destinations across the south of Thailand including Hat Yai, Phuket, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Khanom, Sichon, Trang and Sungai Kolok.

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