Surat Thani to Koh Samui

Surat Thani to Koh Samui

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Surat Thani to Koh Samui Schedule

Surat Thani to Koh Samui Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Kim Transfers Thailand SUV 4pax Any time฿ 3,300
Raja Ferry Ferry 05:30 - 10:30฿ 410
Raja Ferry Express 06:30 - 09:30฿ 348
Phantip 1970 Express 09:30 - 16:30฿ 852
Lomlahkkhirin Express Bus + Speedboat 11:00 - 13:30฿ 850
Seatran Ferry Ferry 13:30 - 16:30฿ 370
Seatran Ferry Ferry 14:30 - 17:30฿ 370
Phantip 1970 Express 16:00 - 19:30฿ 492
Thai Vietjet Economy 18:50 - 07:20฿ 6,512

Transportation from Surat Thani to Koh Samui

Facts about the transport from Surat Thani to Koh Samui

Cheapest Transport$10
Fastest Transport1h 45m
Earliest Departure12:00 凌晨
Latest Departure5:30 下午
Departures per day136
Distance88 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBangkok Air, BangkokTaxi24, Firstplan Transport Services, Kim Transfers Thailand, Lomprayah, Lomprayah, Phangan Tour 2000, Phantip 1970, Raja Ferry, Seatran Ferry, Thai Smile, Thai Vietjet

Surat Thani to Koh Samui Destination Reviews

JR
Seatran office in Surat Thani easy to find. Smooth journey. Very helpful staff. Is a little cheaper (by ~100 baht) to go straight to Seatran office and ferry yourself if feeling more adventurous
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Feb 14, 2024
JB
We left later because the weather was bad. Our ride during a storm at sea. This was not a pleasant experience for us. The crossing will certainly be better when the sea is calm.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Nov 20, 2023
MK
The ferry we booked that was scheduled at 1, was cancelled but luckily the ferry before was delayed. But we were not told that until the last moment and left in confusion. The ferry is very old, but surprisingly the AC was working fine. All in all okay, but will checkout other provider‘s next time. The driver to the port was on time and fast.
Ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Sep 11, 2023
JL
Everything went well and on time from pick-up point, by very luxury bus, to the ferry at the harbour and the pick-up by small bus on Koh Samui. Our compliments to 12GO...
Ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Aug 22, 2023
RR
The trip was sold as a taxi+boat pickup, giving the impression that one would be picked up by a taxi and transferred to the boat. Actually; it was a shared minivan + bus + boat transfer. We ended up with a ridiculous situation in which we had to be ready at 7:30 at the hotel; the minivan showed up 8:25; drove 30 minutes through Surat Thani to pick up someone else and finally dropped us at the main office of Phantip that was effectively 500 meters from the hotel. The bus that was supposed to leave at 9; didn’t leave until 9:15. So we almost travelled 2 hours for 500 meters, thinking we booked a trip via 12go to exactly avoid such trip. I’m quite disappointed.
Bus Minivan, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Aug 7, 2023
OS
Arriving at the peer for the ferry was a little confusing as to where to go. Boarding the ferry we also a little confusing as to what the process is. That being said, once we realized there is no process. It was simple.
Ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Jul 22, 2023
LY
Everything works fine.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Feb 27, 2023
RM
Bought my tickets with seatran online via 12go. Everything was on time, I had no issues with check in at all
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Feb 18, 2023
TB
The ferry ride is terrible, there must be better options. The ferry alone took 2.5hrs. Horrible old ferry.
Ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry Port, Feb 17, 2023
ES
I booked van + ferry but it became bus + ferry. Unfortunately, the bus station was at the other end of town. Until I was there 40 minutes passed. This is not apparent at the beginning of the booking and costs much too much compared to the booked route.
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Ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry Port, Feb 11, 2023
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How to get from Surat Thani to Koh Samui

When you want to get from Surat Thani to Koh Samui, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Ferry
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Bus+ferry. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 295.64. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus+ferry as a bus+ferry ticket costs as low as USD 9.68.

How far is Surat Thani from Koh Samui?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Surat Thani to Koh Samui. Your trip will be a total of 55 miles (88 km). The flying distance is 55 miles (88 km).

How long does it take to get from Surat Thani to Koh Samui?

The travel time from Surat Thani to Koh Samui can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 10 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Surat Thani to Koh Samui?

The cost of the trip from Surat Thani to Koh Samui varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่): travelling by bus+ferry expect to pay as low as USD 9.68 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 295.64.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Surat Thani to Koh Samui:

  • Bus+Ferry price: USD 9.68 - USD 26.43. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 05:30 Surat Thani Train Station until 17:30 Suratthani Town Seatran office
  • Ferry+Van price: USD 10.29 - USD 23.65. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Phangan Tour 2000 Office until 16:00 Surat Thani Airport
  • Bus+Ferry+Van price: USD 10.52 - USD 21.03. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Surat Thani Town until 15:15 Surat Thani Airport
  • Van+Ferry price: USD 10.52 - USD 12.63. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 05:30 Surat Thani Town Raja Van until 17:30 Surat Thani Airport
  • taxi+Bus+Ferry price: USD 12.63. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer until 13:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer
  • taxi+Ferry price: USD 13.08 - USD 156.86. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 00:00 Surat Thani train station until 11:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer
  • Bus+Van price: USD 15.78. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:45 Koh Samui Transfer until 07:45 Koh Samui Transfer
  • Bus+taxi+Ferry price: USD 15.86 - USD 18.36. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Town until 16:00 Surat Thani Airport
  • Bus+Ferry+taxi price: USD 16.83. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 09:30 Surat Thani Airport until 16:00 Surat Thani Airport
  • Van+Ferry+taxi price: USD 16.83. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran until 14:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran
  • Ferry tickets - USD 19.48 to USD 19.48.
  • taxi+Ferry+Van price: USD 23.70. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 09:30 Ratchaprapha Dam until 11:30 Ratchaprapha Dam
  • Bus+taxi price: USD 28.71. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 05:30 Suratthani Town Seatran office until 14:30 Suratthani Town Seatran office
  • taxi+Van price: USD 32.39. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:30 Surat Thani Airport until 14:00 Surat Thani Airport
  • flight price: USD 195.68 - USD 198.93. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 10:50 Surat Thani Airport until 11:45 Surat Thani Airport

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 183.63 to USD 295.64.

How many trips per day are there between Surat Thani and Koh Samui?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • 64 by Bus+Ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 05:30 Surat Thani Train Station until 17:30 Suratthani Town Seatran office
  • 27 by Ferry+Van from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Phangan Tour 2000 Office until 16:00 Surat Thani Airport
  • 10 by Bus+taxi from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 05:30 Suratthani Town Seatran office until 14:30 Suratthani Town Seatran office
  • 10 by Bus+taxi+Ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Town until 16:00 Surat Thani Airport
  • 8 by taxi+Ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 00:00 Surat Thani train station until 11:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer
  • 5 by taxi+Van from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:30 Surat Thani Airport until 14:00 Surat Thani Airport
  • 2 by taxi+Ferry+Van from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 09:30 Ratchaprapha Dam until 11:30 Ratchaprapha Dam
  • Ferries leave from Surat Thani for Koh Samui 1 times a day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Surat Thani to Koh Samui any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Surat Thani to Koh Samui. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 183.63.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

Ferries

Travelling by ferry is one of the most scenic ways to get from Surat Thani to Koh Samui as it combines transportation and sightseeing to some extent.

However, with these upsides in mind, you should still understand ferry travel is not for everyone. If you’re prone to seasickness it may be an unpleasant experience. As a rule, a ferry journey isn’t the cheapest way to travel During the high season ferry tickets might be hard to get, so you should always book in advance when possible.

Things to remember: ferry rides are dependent on weather conditions..

The most popular transport from Surat Thani to Koh Samui

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Surat Thani to Koh Samui? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 20% chosen Bus+Ferry
  • 20% chosen Ferry+Van
  • 19% chosen Bus+Ferry+Van
  • 11% chosen Van+Ferry
  • 6% chosen Bus+taxi
  • 6% chosen taxi+Van
  • 6% chosen Van+Ferry+taxi
  • 5% chosen Bus+Van
  • 1% Other