Koh Samui Bus Station
Entrance to Koh Samui Bus station
Koh Samui Bus Station is located about 2.2 km south of the centre of Nathon Town. It is on the same road as Koh Samui Immigration Office and Nathon Municipal Hospital. Walking the journey from Nathon Town takes 32 minutes at an average walking speed, by car or motorbike the journey takes 6 minutes.
New Bus Terminal
Koh Samui Bus Terminal Building
The bus station has been built recently in 2014 and is a smart modern building. Before this new bus station was built, the island’s main bus terminal was much closer to Nathon Town. If you are travelling from Chaweng or Bophut to the Bus Station by shared taxi you will need to leave the shared taxi at Nathon town where they terminate at the car park near the ferry piers and catch either a taxi or motorbike taxi, or another shared taxi travelling South along the ring road.
Ticket Purchase at Koh Samui Bus Station
Koh Samui Bus Station ticket office
Near the front entrance of the station there is a ticket office area. Several companies operate out of the bus station with departures to Bangkok, Phuket, Krabi, Hat Yai and destinations in the southern provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat. For most foreign visitors the services from Koh Samui bus station they must likely to make use of are those provided by Phantip Travel, which operates the cheapest joint bus and boat connections from Koh Samui to Surat Thani town and onto Surat Thani train station and Surat Thani airport.
Facilities at Koh Samui Bus Station
Koh Samui Bus Station waiting area
There is a large waiting area for travellers at the back of the station. All bus services depart from a row of numbered platforms by the waiting area.
Inside the bus station there are toilets and drinks on sale. Muslim travellers can make use of the Muslim prayer room on the first floor. There are no other facilities at Koh Samui. If you need to buy food and drink there is a 7Eleven convenience store 450 metres down the road leading to the main entrance to the bus station towards the hospital, and two small restaurants nearby.
Transport from Koh Samui Bus Station around the island
Koh Samui Bus Station departure platforms
For people arriving at Koh Samui Bus Station there is a motorbike taxi stand in the car park area front of the bus station. There is a booking table positioned under the covered area of the car park. Alternatively, you can walk the short distance to the main road (turn left as you exit the bus station) and walk 100 metres to the junction. Shared taxis (Songthaew) ply this route. It is also possible to walk to Nathon town by turning left again along the main road. The walk takes about 33 minutes to the ferry pier in Nathon where you can find plenty of shared taxis and private taxis which can take you to any destination in Koh Samui.
Bus, Boat and Train Tickets in Thailand
Thailand Life Travel Tip: For travel from Koh Samui Bus Station to Bophut, Chaweng and Lamai take a motorbike taxi to Nathon ferry pier and then a shared taxi from there. Expect to pay around 100 THB for the motorbike taxi to Nathon and then 60 THB to 100 THB for the shared taxi journey to Bophut, Chaweng or Lamai.
Map of Koh Samui Bus Station