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Transportation

* Domestic Air-travel directly Bangkok - Koh Samui
* Domestic Air-travel to Surat Thani followed by bus/ferry transfer to Koh Samui.

Direct flight to Samui
Fare is the most expensive but obviously the fastest, ideal for the persons who have only a little time. The direct flights from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport) to Samui are by Bangkok Airways and 2 flights daily by Thai Airways.

- Bangkok Airways :
  Head Office : 99 Mu 14, Vibhavadirangsit Rd.,Chom Phon, Chatuchak, Bangkok, Tel : Reservation 66 (02) 270 6699, call center 1771
  Koh Samui : 54/4 Mu 3, Bo Phud, Koh Samui,Suratthani 84320, Thailand, Tel : 66 (077) 601 300, 66 (077) 422 235
- Thai Airways : 89 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road 10900, Tel : 66(02) 545-3691-2

Direct flight to Surat Thani - transfer to Samui:
Or you can fly to Suratthani (Thai Airways , Air Asia or One To Go). From the airport there are minibuses which shuttle up to Donsak's port, the ferry boats place of departure

- Thai Airways : International has 2 daily flights connecting Bangkok with Surat Thani. The flight time is approximately 70 minutes. For more information, contact their Bangkok office at tel. 1566, 66(02) 545-3691-2
- Air Asia : offer flights Bangkok-Surat Thani. For more information please call 0 2515 9999


The ferry transfer is included in the bus fare because the bus uses the ferry. On the island the bus first stops at the ferry pier and then at Nathon Pier. Remember to tell the resort where and when you want to be picked up. (Surat Thani - Samui app. 3 hours, ferry included).

1.Express boat
The connection from Suratthani city. Not more than 2 hours, you will arrive directly at Nathon's port. A little more expensive than the other boats, but air-conditioning and practical.

1.1 An express ferry boat of Songserm Travel departs from Tha Thong Pier in Surat Thani and arrives at Na Thon Pier in Koh Samui, every day.
1.2 Express boats of Seatran Express operate three times a day between Ban Don and Koh Samui. The trip takes two hours.

2. The Ferry
About 1 hour and a half to Koh Samui, can contain vehicles, small snack bar inside, full of seats and an "air-conditioning" cabin.
There are two companies which provide sea transfer from Suratthani (Donsak Pier):
2.1 Seatran Ferry departure from Donsak Pier arrival at Nathon pier.
2.2 Raja Ferry departure from Donsak Pier arrival at Lipanoi pier

3. The Night Boat
Starts at Bandon pier in Surat Thani at app. 23:00h. Arrives at Koh Samui at 05:30h. The boat has 2 decks and you will be provided with a mattress and a pillow.

4. The Speed Boat
Expensive but very fast (Koh Tao-Koh Phan-Ngan = 45 minutes, normal boat = 2 hours). Used a lot from Koh Tao or by various daytrips tours and some diving schools.


The Bus,Economic
Fast and low fare. Non air-conditioning, wide opened windows. It stops almost every time a person holds out the hand by the roadside.

The Air-Conditioning
They (almost) all travel by night. You leave Bangkok between 5.30 and 8 pm and journey lasts generally 10-12 hours until Suratthani, about 650 kilometres south of Bangkok.

The VIP ("very important person")
The ferry transfer is included because the bus uses the ferry. On the island the bus first stops at the ferry pier and then at Nathon pier. Remember to tell the resort where and when you want to be picked up (Surat Thani - Samui app. 3 hours, ferry included).


** Air - Conditioned bus from Bangkok to Koh Samui (12 Hours)


Set apart it, trains remain a very pleasant and sure means of locomotion. At Bangkok railway station (Hua Lamphong) you will find a color marked ticket counter on the left side of the counters. There you can buy the combined tickets. You can choose your mode of transportation - 1st or 2nd class, seat or sleeper (recommended) and Ac or fan.

Price for a combined ticket is app. 800 Baht for 2nd class and app. 1200 Baht for 1st class. You also can buy just the train ticket if you prefer to go by ferry to Koh Samui. Buses to the 2 ferries (Raja Ferry and Seatran Ferry) are waiting in front of Surat Thani railway station. Tickets for the transfer and ferry are issued at the bus.

Tickets for a night-train can be booked at Bangkok Airport, Bangkok Railway Station and many travel agencies in Bangkok. So, you have to use a taxi to go. This concerns all people, who like spend at least one night in Bangkok. It is not sure to get a ticket for the same day! The best information about these tickets you will get at the railway station in Bangkok. Travel time from Surat Thani railway station to Koh Samui is app. 2.5 hours.

Traveling from Bangkok
The most convenient way to go to Koh Samui is with the night train and by purchasing a "combination ticket" which includes:
- Train ticket-align: Bus transfer from Surat Thani railway station to ferry pier
- Express boat ticket

Travelling from Butterworth (Malaysia)
Tickets can be purchased at the railway station in Butterworth or at the ferry terminal in Georgetown Penang. There is only one train per day leaving Butterworth at 14.10 p.m. At the border you have to leave the train with your baggage. After the checkpoint you will travel further to Hat Yai with the same train.
As you arrive at 11.00 p.m at Surat Thani you have to stay overnight and proceed with your journey the next morning. Just ask your hotel to arrange the transfer and ferry.

Car Spleepers
Departure on early evening and about 2 hours after your departure. There are several services on the web for hotels in Bangkok. If this will be your first trip to Thailand.


  • Air - Conditioned
    First Class Coach
    12 rooms / 12 upper & 12 lower berth

  • Bogie (fan)
    Second Class Coach
    32 seats / 16 upper & 16 lower berth

  • Air Conditioned
    Second Class Coach
    40 seats / 20 upper & 20 lower berth

  • Air - Conditioned
    Second Class Rail Car
    62 seats and 74 seats


Useful information

  • Tickets of all classes may be purchased 60 days in advance at principal stations and the Advance Booking Office within Bangkok Station during 7.00am. to 4.00pm daily.
  • Passengers are allowed to carry personal luggage free of charge as follows :
    1st class 50kg, 2nd class 40kg, 3rd class 30kg.
    Children paying half fares are allowed the half weight luggage, subject to class of ticket.
  • Children over 3 years to 12 years whose height does not exceed 150 cm. are accepted at half fare. Children of 3 years or under who are less than 100 cm. in height are conveyed free of charge excluding separate seat.
  • Please notify the ticket office in advance if boarding is changed, otherwise the reservation will be cancelled.
  • Passengers getting off the train at any alighting station are not entitled to use further or refund the holding ticket.
  • Postponement of journey or refund of fare must be made within 3 hours before departure time and deduction of fee will be handled according to the rule.
  • To obtain any information, please contact our information Unit within Bangkok Station. Tel. 223 7010, 223 7020 or 225 0300 ext. 5100-02
  • Advance tickets are available at all principal stations or the Bangkok Advance booking office. Tel. 223 3762, 224 7788
If you use the train, it stops at Surat Thani railway station. You then take a bus to Samui (combi-tickets available). The ferry transferis included because the bus uses the ferry. A detailed time-table is below. On the island the bus first stops at the ferry pier and then at Nathon pier.


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Time Table
Airline Companies

Bangkok Airways (PG)
Office : 0 2270 6699
Reservation: 1771
Website: www.bangkokair.com


Air Asia (D7)
Office : 0 2515 9999
Website: www.airasia.com


Thai Airways International (TG)
Airport: 0 2134 5483-4
Reservation: 0 2356 1111
Website: www.thaiair.com

Boat Companies


Seatran Discovery
Office Samui : 077 246 086-8
Website : www.seatrandiscovery.com


Seatran Ferry
Office Samui : 0 7742 6000 1
Website : www.seatranferry.com


Songserm Express Boat
Chumphon Office : 077 506205
Koh Tao Office : 077 456274
Phangan office : 677 377704
Website: www.songserm-expressboat.com

Bus Companies


Transport Co., Ltd
Office south : 02-422-4444
Reservation : 02-793-8111
Call Center : 1490
Website: www.transport.co.th


Sombat Tour
Office Bangkok : 077 246 086-8
Office Samui : 077-420792
Call Center : 02-553-1753
Website : www.sombattour.com

Train Companies


State Railway of Thailand
Office : 0-2936-3463-5
Reservation : 02-220-4444
Call Center : 1690
Website: www.thairailwayticket.com

Transfer Services

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Transfer services by car or van

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