The only travelling option from Koh Samui to Phuket is by ferry and bus combo service. Flight and train couldn’t connect the two top Southern Thailand attractions.
Travelling from Koh Samui to Phuket has two portions of journey.
The first portion of the journey from Koh Samui Nathon Pier is the fastest and reliable ferry service in Gulf of Thailand. The ferry duration from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to mainland Raja Ferry Port (also called Donsak Pier) usually takes about 2 hours.
Once in Donsak Pier, passengers are required to transfer to bus or van to Phuket, taking about 6 hours. Please note that van will be deployed by Lomprayah if the travelling group is small, whereas big bus will be used for big travelling group. During the 6 hours journey, there will be 1 stop for snack and stretches. The arrival point in Phuket is at the Phuket town centre where Lomprayah Phuket office is located. Travellers who wish to go places like Patong Beach are required to take local bus or taxi to hotel.
Lomprayah is one of the well-known and trusted companies by tourists, as well as locals. Lomprayah use high speed catamaran to serve the journey from Koh Samui to Phuket.
Daily departures provided by Lomprayah are at 0800 and 1245 from Nathon Pier. Please note that Lomprayah counter is right at the Nathon Pier, which is quite difficult to miss.
The fare for Lomprayah combo bus and ferry service from Koh Samui to Phuket is THB 750.
You can either visit the terminal and go the booth belonging to the bus operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you would rather not do that, you can visit www.busonlineticket.co.th and book your seat within 5 minutes.
You can book a bus of your choice to any destination in Thailand by logging on to the official website of BusOnlineTicket which is https://www.busonlineticket.co.th/. The site is user-friendly and you can book your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.