It’s easy to get from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta with a daily direct flight from Koh Samui airport to Krabi Airport on Bangkok Airways. There’s also bus and ferry routes which are cheaper but take longer.
For those who enjoy island-hopping across Thailand, it’s easy to get from the east coast of Thailand where Koh Samui is located to Koh Lanta on the west coast with flights operated by Bangkok Airways. The self-styled “boutique airline” provides one daily flight to and from Koh Samui Airport to Krabi Airport. The flight takes about one hour. From Krabi Airport you can get a Express speedboat and minivan to Koh Lanta as the fastest way onto Koh Lanta or you can opt for a Private Minivan Transfer onto Koh Lanta. Either way, you should be on the beach on Koh Lanta for sunset after leaving Koh Samui in the morning.
The Koh Samui to Koh Lanta route is also useful if you want to get from the world famous monthly Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan to Koh Lanta – you just need to get a ferry across from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui first and then get the flight. The Lomprayah catamaran is the best option. If you are heading to Koh Phangan for the Full Moon Party, be sure to book your Koh Phangan hotel well in advance – it can be hard work finding somewhere that isn’t a complete overpriced dive just by turning up. See our Koh Phangan hotel recommendations for ideas. You can book Koh Lanta to Koh Phangan ferry and bus tickets online at 12Go.
Koh Samui To Koh Lanta Overland
It’s also possible to get from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta overland – head to Surat Thani on the mainland from Koh Samui, and then take a bus from Surat Thani to Krabi, where you can then get a ferry or public minivan to Koh Lanta. Use the search box below to get ferry and bus times, along with ticket prices and to book online.
Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s most popular tourist destinations, with a vibrant nightlife scene and there’s a wide selection of hotels on Koh Samui too – follow the link to see our best Koh Samui hotel recommendations for all budgets.
You can also find the cheapest possible dates to fly Koh Samui to Krabi using 12Go – this will let you see the Bangkok Airways fares for each day simultaneously and choose the cheapest day to fly.
You can check hotel availability on Koh Lanta for your chosen dates.