From Samui Island to Phuket Ferry, Speedboat or Bus
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From Koh Samui to Phuket
Phuket is the largest Thai island. It offers a wide variety of experiences.
Culture, beach, diving, amazing food, the famous night markets, shopping and a fascinating nature full of green mountains surrounding the whole island.
Phuket is for everyone and every budget, it knows how to spoil its visitors with the variety of choices. It is also surrounded by magnificent beaches such as Karon, Patong, Kata Yai, Kata Noi, Kamala and many many more.
You can take a ferry from Phuket to the famous Koh Phi Phi or visit the mystical Phang Nga Bay. You will easily find many trips from Phuket to enjoy Krabi and all the nearby islands.
Thai is the official language in Thailand. But you can find that tourist operators speak English but still, just to be safe, you might need to carry a Thai phrasebook.
And when you’re communicating with tuk-tuk and taxi drivers, you might need to show them your destination address in Thai just to make sure they understood where you’re going.
From Koh Samui to Phuket by ferry + bus
There is no direct transportation from Koh Samui to Phuket. You will have to book a ferry + bus ticket to take you from Bangrak Pier to Phuket New Bus Station.
Because Bangrak Pier lies next to a 12m high Buddha statue it is also known as “ Big Buddha Pier”. Bangrak pier is also the closest pier to Samui Airport which makes the transfers easier, simpler and cheaper.
From Bangrak Pier to Phuket New Bus Station
The ferry will be waiting for you on the pier to take you to Donsak Pier near Surat Thani. The trip will take around and from there you will take the bus all the way to Phuket New Bus Station, the bus trip is a trip and the ferry + bus ticket will cost you .
There are 2 companies operating on this route from Koh Samui to Phuket, offering up to 6 trips per day.
For more details, take a closer look at our service providers down below!
Best time to visit
The best time to visit the biggest Thai island is between November and April when the weather is ideal for beach activities such as boating, snorkeling, and swimming.
The other six months are monsoon season, the accommodation prices are way lower these months but the water can be dangerous, and it is hard to find a trip by ferry or a speedboat because of the water conditions.
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