Bus times from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Samui

By joint bus and ferry service it takes just over 7 hours to travel from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Samui. Joint bus and ferry services are generally faster than travelling using several different travel operators.

Bus Timetable from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Samui


Koh Phi Phi - Koh Samui ฿ 700–850 7h – 8h 15m
  •   High Speed Ferry 09:00
  •   ferry 09:00
  •   Catamaran 09:00
Koh Phi Phi - Koh Samui ฿ 900 8h 30m
  •   Standard AC 09:00

Departure from Koh Phi Phi


Joint bus and ferry services from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Samui depart from Tonsai Pier.

Google Map of Tonsai Pier

Arrival in Koh Samui


Joint bus and ferry services from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Samui terminate at Nathon Pier in Koh Samui.

Google Map of Tonsai Pier

About Travel to Koh Samui


The journey from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Samui has 3 stages:

  • Ferry from Koh Phi Phi to Klong Jilard Pier, which is located 4 km by road from Krabi Town.
  • Bus from Klong Jilard Pier to Donsak in Surat Thani Province.
  • Ferry from Donsak to Koh Samui.

Depending who you are travel with you may change bus up to 2 times during the journey: once in Krabi town or at Krabi Bus Station, and again in Surat Thani City for the 75 minute journey to one of the ferry ports in Donsak. Both ferry services have on board toilets and small shops with drinks and snacks.

Wat Plai Laem in Koh Samui
Wat Plai Laem in Koh Samui

The arrival point Koh Samui in Koh Samui is the main town of Nathon. Nathon is a pleasant place with lots of good restaurants and affordable hotels. Most visitors to Koh Samui, however, choose not to stay in Nathon but at one of the more popular resort towns in the north and east of the island such as Bophut, Chaweng and Lamai. All three destinations are on the island’s major road, which is a ring road. The cheapest way to reach Bophut, Chaweng or Lamai is to take a shared taxi which will cost under a 100 THB person for all major destinations. Shared taxis depart from the car park in front the main pier. You simply approach the waiting drivers and explain where you are going. Taxis are relatively expensive in Koh Samui and many visitors try to avoid using them for that reason. Taxis on Koh Samui almost never use a meter and ask for fixed price fares which are open to limited negotiation.

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