Phuket is the pearl of the Andaman Sea and it would be a huge loss if you visited Thailand without exploring the amazing island that it is. Koh Samui is another great addition to your itinerary, but it would be even better when you combine both of these destinations as they are a must visit. Phuket and Samui are both major tourist destinations, each island has a different and unique character and vibe that somehow all tourists collectively love.
There are various ways to reach Phuket from Koh Samui to pick from, so choose based on your own preference and itinerary.
From Koh Samui to Phuket by Plane
Well, both of these destinations contain a fully functioning airport that offers multiple flights whether they were domestic or international. So, flying to Phuket from Koh Samui is no problem as taking a direct flight there would pretty much do the job.
From Koh Samui to Phuket by boat and bus
The trip from one destination to the other cannot be done by one direct transport, this is why booking a combined ticket of both bus and boat is the optimal option. It is also a very good option for travelers on a budget.
Both piers are fully equipped and ready to offer every passenger the best and safest traveling experience they could ever have in Thailand.
It usually takes about 6 小时 15 分钟 to get there and the cost is pretty affordable as it is 1,300 THB.
From Bangrak Pier to Phuket New Bus Station, Terminal 2
This trip is pretty similar to the previous one as it starts the same way with a ferry ride and ends with a bus ride, the differences are in meeting points as the ferry departs from Bangrak Pier to Donsak Pier and the bus departs from the pier and finishes off at Phuket New Bus Station, Terminal 2.
The trips costs about while it will take about of your time.
From Koh Samui to Phuket by bus/minivan and boat
This route is for travelers who like to have options as you get to travel by minivan or by bus, followed by a boat trip of course.
From Koh Samui Bus Terminal to Phuket New Bus Station, Terminal 2
This trip is different from the others as it requires 3 transportations. First, you take a minivan or bus ride to Nathon Pier from Koh Samui Bus Terminal. then ride a ferry right to Donsak Pier where you will find another bus or minivan transport to Phuket New Bus Station, Terminal 2.
The price of the whole trip is while the travel time is usually about .
There are 2 companies operating on this route from Koh Samui to Phuket offering up to 6 trips per day.
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From Koh Samui to Phuket by helicopter
There are a couple of helicopter shuttle services that offer transports from Koh Samui to Phuket however, they are expensive and unsuitable for a traveler on a budget. But, in case you want to go super fancy and get a helicopter transport then go ahead and live your dream!
Best time to visit
Phuket is known to be a great destination any time of the year however, the best time to visit is in the dry season which is the period from November to March. The weather during this time is great, with lower humidity, typical Thailand high temperatures and scarce rain.
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