How to get from Hua Hin to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan

There are several options for how to get from Hua Hin to Koh Samui, but all land methods are connected with a ferry, since Koh Samui is an island, and there either by ferry or by plane. In short, there are 3 options:

- bus and ferry
- train, bus and ferry
- bus and plane

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How to buy a bus ticket online

There is a great site where you can buy bus or train tickets in advance and online. Payment by credit card or PayPal, very convenient!

Bus and train tickets>

The bus ticket will be electronic, but for the train you will have to get the original, either at the agency (several points), or by mail. Unfortunately, Thai Railways do not have e-tickets. By the way, combined tickets (bus + ferry, train + ferry) are also available on this site.

But with Hua Hin, there is still a cant, at the time of the update of the post, they offer to buy tickets only from Lompraya. But, this is a good option, with the delivery of you to Chumphon by bus, and then by high-speed catamaran to the island.

Hua Hin - Surat Thani Bus and Ferry

At the Hua Hin bus station, you can immediately buy a ticket for both the bus and the ferry. The bus will cost 300-800 baht, depending on which class you go, and the ferry ticket costs 150 baht. The bus goes about 8 hours to the Tapee Pier in Surat Thani (it used to be in Donsak, closer to the island, but in 2017 they moved to the Tapi River in Surat Thani). From Tapi Pier to Koh Samui, catamarans run 1 hour 55 minutes. The bus station in Hua Hin is about 98 soy.

Ferry timetable to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan from Don Sak pier and Rajaferry arrives at Lipa Noi, Seatranferry arrives at Nathon.

You can also buy a complex ticket for 1300-1400 baht here First, from Hua Hin, they will take you to Chumphon pier (it is not very far) and then a fast boat will take you through Koh Phangan to Koh Samui. The total travel time is about 12 hours. The tourist office of this office is located opposite the clock tower, near Wat Hua Hin. It is better to take tickets a couple of days in advance..

There is also another fast boat from Chumpon

Hua Hin - Surat Thani train, bus and ferry

There is also an option to take a train to the city of Suratthani for 400 baht (on the way 6-8 hours), then get to the bus station by minibus for 50 baht, where to change to a bus to the Don Sak pier (15 km from the city) for 100 baht, and then take the ferry to Koh Samui for 150 baht per person (travel time 2 hours). From this pier, the ferry runs every hour, starting at 6 a.m..

The train station in Hua Hin is located in the city center, and it is on the google map. The total travel time is likely to be longer than in the first case, bus + ferry, but it depends on the train. It is best to go at night to be on the ferry in the morning.

Train timetables and ticket prices can be found at the office. the railway website Heading south - Southern Line.

Plane to Koh Samui

Another option, I cannot say that it is faster, is to get to Bangkok by bus, and from there fly to Koh Samui by plane. The road to Bangkok will take about 3 hours, and another hour by plane. But in total, with the registration for the flight, the road to Suvarnabumi Airport in Bangkok, it will take at least 6 hours. Airfare from 3,000 baht, you can search on, or other similar ticket search engines.