Facts about the ferry from Koh Samui to Surat Thani
Daily Ferry Routes
Lomprayah, Lomprayah, Phantip 1970, Raja Ferry, Seatran Ferry
Koh Samui to Surat Thani Destination Reviews
Koh Samui to Bangkok during the night. No need to print the tickets. Ferry was on time and it was easy to find our transfer for the train (which was 30 min late but it happens).
The 3rd class train is really not a good idea, lights on all night, ventilators turn on & impossible to turn off, windows open so it’s pretty cold & lots of noises from outside that you can’t block. Seats are uncomfortable & 2x2 facing each others so you don’t have any way to try to sleep peacefully.
People come to sell a variety of food & drinks (coffee), it’s still better to buy beforehand tho ; but during the night they keep on coming every 20 min screaming so it’s impossible to sleep. Bathrooms uncleaned and without paper but it’s to be expected on a train.
I saw the seats on 2nd class & they did look a bit better but I think if you don’t book a bed it’s not a good idea to travel by train. Cheapest option but I won’t do it again, the night bus seats were way more comfortable & it was less noisy.
Highly recommend Seatran, we have used them twice now and both trips were excellent. There is even a little shop on board if you need a quick bite. The trip is super quick, only about 1 1/2 hrs. I suggest sitting up stairs on the deck under the shade to get amazing views of the islands. This time we transferred to Surat Thani by bus and had no issues. Got off the ferry and walked up to the bus area and just asked around showing our ticket until we found the right one. Bus was nice and had reclining seats and AC, perfect for a quick nap. Thank you very much!!
We booked on the same day and therefore had to go two hours early to see if we could get on the transport after paying. The lady from there helped us confirm the booking but we weren’t sure where to go as she seemed in a rush so just gave our ticket (not her fault, she helped fix our problem after awhile). There was no problems on the ferry, worked effectively and was quick. Once we arrived at the port we realised the bus wasn’t for another two hours and as two girls we had to sit around waiting (this is fine but if we had realised we would have booked a taxi at an earlier time but like I said the girl said to get on the bus straight after the taxi and not that it was a two hour wait). Whilst waiting the driver of the bus said that we had to pay another 250 each on top of what we have already paid for the bus to be dropped at our hotel (which was in the city and on route to the train station) whilst being on the bus we realised people were being charged 100-200 to make a stop in the city rather than 250 per person. It also stated that the bus would leave at 8 but left at half 8 so at this rate we were desperate to get to our accommodation we didn’t question it. I think it’s poorly run and for future reference maybe ask about peoples stops before hand and charge them with the fee of the bus then.
Ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry Port, Feb 3, 2023
Gick snabbt och smidigt. Men Gick på fel buss i Donsak. Borde vara skyltat så man inte tar någon annan buss
The ferry departed on time and when it docked, your staff were there to organize any ongoing travels, whether it was the airport, the train station or to Surat Thani and they were well trained and organized.
Travelling between Koh Samui and Surat Thani on a ferry is quite convenient. A ferry journey gives you a chance to experience some beautiful scenery while moving from Koh Samui to Surat Thani. To find the most scenic and comfortable trips within your price range, make sure you book in advance.
How far is it Koh Samui from Surat Thani?
The distance between Koh Samui and Surat Thani by ferry is 71 miles (113 kilometers). The ferry trip may not cover the shortest route between these two points but it makes for a very memorable travel experience.
How long does it take to get from Koh Samui to Surat Thani by Ferry?
Based on the distance and the average speed of the boat, it normally takes around 2h 15m to get from Koh Samui to Surat Thani. Keep in mind, however, that travel time will heavily depend on weather conditions and the type of the vessel..
How much does it cost to get from Koh Samui to Surat Thani?
As it is considered to be a premium way of transportation for many tourists, a ferry ticket from Koh Samui to Surat Thani comes at a price – expect to shell out from USD 16.70 up.
If you’re traveling with a child under 14 y.o., most boat companies provide discounts for a ferry ticket.
Best companies for this route
When choosing a boat company from the Koh Samui to Surat Thani timetable, make sure you consider the following:
Read the reviews. You can find feedback from seasoned travellers who took a ferry from Koh Samui to Surat Thani and are willing to share their experience.
If you’re traveling with kids, it makes sense to look for a kid-friendly company that offers discounts for children.
Take into account the distance between the port and the place you’re staying. Use Google Maps to ensure you can get to the port on time. If the hotel you chose and the port are far away, it’s wiser to avoid early morning departures.
During high season, many boat companies add extra departures to their usual schedule. They can be found on our website.