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How to get from

Koh Samui to Railay Beach

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2 ways to get from Koh Samui to Railay Beach

Taking a Ferry from Koh Samui to Railay BeachDuration: 5h 30m
Know before you go

The easiest and most common way to get from Koh Samui to Railay Beach is by booking a ferry. Ferries are well equipped with all the necessary amenities, essential to travel, like air conditioning and bathrooms on board. If you don't want to spend any money on board, bring your own snacks and water.

  • Pros
    • Luggage allowance
    • In case of inclement weather: refund provided
    • Hotel pick up in Koh Samui for extra $5
    • Free cancellations often offered
    • Free cancellations often offered
  • Cons
    • No return journeys
    • Possible sea sickness
    • Long journey
    • Limited departure times
    • Makes no rest stops
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Taking a Bus+Ferry from Koh Samui to Railay BeachDuration: 6h
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There are many different bus-ferry combos to chose from when travelling from Koh Samui to Railay Beach, sure to match to every person's budget and travel itinerary. Both ferries and buses/vans are air conditioned, but possibly, only the ferries come equipped with bathrooms.

  • Pros
    • Luggage allowance
    • Koh Samui hotel pick up/drop off (for $7)
    • Affordable option
  • Cons
    • Long journey
    • Must cross water to get to destination
    • Departure time limited to specific part of day
    • Possibly many vehicle transfers throughout journey
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Bookaway's customers prefer High Speed Ferry by Seatran Discovery

Standard Bus+Ferry by Lomprayahwhich usually takes 5h 30m

FERRYSeatran Discovery

BUS-FERRYSongserm | Phantip Travel | Lomprayah | Seatran Ferry

207 Km (Air)

Standard Bus+Ferry by Seatran Ferry starting at US$23

Approximately, there are 6 departures each day.