Travel from Koh Samui to Phuket Airport

There are two options for travel by public transport from Koh Samui to Phuket: you can fly direct, or you take a joint ferry and service. Flying is more than three times the cost of travelling by ferry and bus.

Bus Times from Koh Samui to Phuket Airport


There is currently 1 direct service a day from Koh Samui to Phuket Airport available to book online.

Koh SamuiPhuket AirportTicketCompany
09:0018:00฿ 1,068Raja Ferry
  • The journey from Koh Samui to Phuket Airport with Raja Ferry is scheduled to take 9 hours.

Buy Tickets from Koh Samui to Phuket Airport


Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Koh Samui to Phuket Airport.

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After booking you will receive an electronic travel voucher which you need to exchange for tickets at the Raja Ferry ticket counter at the ferry port in Koh Samui.

The first part of the journey to Phuket Airport is by ferry to the mainland
The first part of the journey to Phuket Airport is by ferry to the mainland

About Travel to Phuket Airport


The easiest and fastest way to get from Koh Samui to Phuket Airport is to fly direct with Bangkok Air. The flight time is 1 hour and in high season there are around 5 flights day from Koh Samui to Phuket. The convenience of flying from Koh Samui to Phuket comes at a fairly large cost of in excess of 3,500 THB per person for a ticket.

More budget conscious travellers, particularly those with more time to spend in Thailand, can travel overland from Koh Samui to Phuket Airport in a day for less than a third of the cost of flying.

  • Location of Koh Samui Raja Ferry Pier:

Google Map of Koh Samui Raja Ferry Port

All overland journeys from Koh Samui to Phuket Airport commence with a sea crossing to the mainland. There are numerous ferry and speed boat services from Koh Samui to a range of mainland ferry ports in Surat Thani Province.

The direct ferry and bus service operated by Raja Ferry departs from the Koh Samui Raja Ferry Port, which is in Lipa Noi on the West Coast of Koh Samui and to the South of the island’s administrative capital, Nathon. The ferry journey from Koh Samui to Surat Thani is scheduled to take 90 minutes on the Raja Ferry, which is a car ferry.

  • Location of Phuket Airport International Airport:

Google Map of Phuket Airport International Airport

Raja Ferry services from Koh Samui arrive on the mainland at Donsak Raja Ferry Port. Donsak is located about 60 km by road to the South East of Surat Thani City Centre.

On arrival at Donsak Raja Ferry Port passengers on the direct service from Koh Samui to Phuket Airport need to disembark the ferry and board an electric vehicle which then travels 2.4 km from the actual ferry pier to a small bus station on the approach road to the port. From there passengers board a bus to Surat Thani City Centre where they will change vehicles to complete the rest of the journey across country to Phuket Airport. Phuket is connected to the mainland by a road bridge so you can reach Phuket Airport by bus from Surat Thani without needing to take another ferry. By road the journey from Donsak via Surat Thani City to Phuket takes about 4 hours driving time to cover a distance of 282 km.

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