Songserm

Company Informarion

Songserm is a ferry operator that prides itself on its position specializing in transport throughout the Gulf of Thailand, with services to a wide range of world-famous beaches and resorts across several stunning islands.

Routes served by Songserm

Bangkok– Koh Samui, Koh Phangan & Koh Tao

From Bangkok visitors can travel to most of the Thai islands that are the major tourist destinations you will have heard so much about.

Songserm connects Bangkok and Koh Samui with two services each day at 18.00 and 20.00 (scheduled to arrive on Koh Samui around 17 hours later at 11.20 and 13.15 respectively). There is one return journey per day, departing Koh Samui at 13.30. The duration of the journey to Bangkok is slightly shorter and is scheduled to arrive in the capital 15 or 16 hours later at around 05.00. Tickets are priced at THB850 from Bangkok and THB800 from Koh Samui.

These journeys are combination bus+ferry trips. You are being bussed to the port of Donsak in Suratthani province first and then you have to hop onto Songserm’s ferry. It is the contrary order in opposite direction.

You can visit Koh Phangan and Koh Tao from Bangkok with Songserm. These destinations are served with the same two departures each day at 18.00 and 20.00. Basically all travellers heading onto any of these three Gulf islands share the same bus and ferry.

The trip takes around 16 hours from Bangkok to Koh Phangan and a minimum of 14 hours to Koh Tao. Tickets to both destinations are priced from THB950. There is also one departure each day from Koh Tao to Bangkok at 14.30 each day, scheduled to arrive in the capital at around 05.00.

Between Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao

Songserm is a good option for those visitors looking to travel between islands. For example, there is one service each day between Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, departing at 12.30 and 10.00 respectively, with the short 90 minute trip priced at THB400.

From Koh Phangan, it is possible to visit Koh Samui directly with one departure at 12.30 each day. There are two services from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan each day, scheduled at 11.30 and 17.30. The journey takes just 45 minutes and tickets cost THB250 in either direction.

There is one service each morning in either direction between Koh Samui and Koh Tao, departing Koh Samui at 11.30 and leaving Koh Tao at 10.00, with tickets for the two to three hour trip priced at THB550.

Bangkok–Koh Phi Phi

Anyone in the capital and looking to visit Koh Phi Phi, can travel with Songserm on the daily service at 18.00 (tickets are priced at THB1,050), scheduled to arrive on the island for 10.30 the following morning, around 17 hours later. It is also a combination bus+ferry trip.

From Koh Phi Phi

From Koh Phi Phi, it is possible to visit other islands in the region such as Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. Departures are scheduled for 10.30 each day to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan and 15.30 to Koh Tao. The trip is around seven or eight hours to both Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, whilst services to Koh Tao last around 14 hours. Tickets are priced at THB750, THB800 and THB1,000 to each destination respectively.

From Krabi

Songserm operates services from Krabi, from where you can visit all the above islands as well as Bangkok. There is one service each day in either direction between Bangkok and Krabi, scheduled to depart at 18.00 from the capital and at 17.30 from Krabi and operated completely by bus. The trip lasts approximately 12 hours with tickets from Bangkok priced at THB1,000 and fares from Krabi available for THB850.

There are two departures each day from Krabi to both Koh Samui and Koh Phi Phi, with tickets priced at THB600 and THB500. The journey duration is around five and three hours to each destination respectively. From both these islands there are also two return services each day heading back to Krabi.

From Krabi there is one departure each day to both Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, with services at 12.30 and 07.00 to each destination respectively. Tickets are priced at THB800 to Koh Phangan (six hours) and THB850 to Koh Tao (seven hours). From Koh Phangan you can visit Krabi on the daily service at 12.30, which is scheduled to arrive at 19.00.

From Suratthani

Songserm offers the cheapest deals for combination bus+ferry deals from Suratthani town, Suratthani train station and Suratthani airport to the islands of the Gulf.

There is one service at 07.00 each day from Suratthani to Koh Samui, with tickets for the four hour trip available for THB400. When departing Koh Samui for Suratthani, passengers have the option of terminating at the city’s train station or airport. The ferry leaves Koh Samui at 13.30 each day, with tickets priced at THB350 and THB550 to Suratthani train station and airport respectively. There is also one departure from Suratthani to both Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, leaving at 07.00 each day, costing THB450 and THB750 respectively.

Pros

Songserm is one of the best options for visitors looking to travel between several of the stunning islands in this region, with a huge range of routes available.

Also useful for visitors is the option of overnight trips on several of the routes, especially those to and from Bangkok, which provides some flexibility when planning a trip.

The combination tickets from Bangkok to the islands are a good hassle-free option as the price includes both the bus and ferry tickets. This is far easier than travelling from Bangkok to the coast and then having to purchase a separate ticket for a ferry to your destination.

Songserm offers some of the cheapest combination tickets from Bangkok to the islands.

Cons

The biggest issue is the duration of some of these trips. As there are only a limited number of ferry services available, you can sometimes have a wait of several hours between getting off the bus and boarding the ferry. This is less than ideal if the trip is already 10 or 12 hours long anyway!

Keep in mind

Durations of services can vary so it is worth checking the duration of your chosen service before you book your ticket to avoid a longer trip than necessary.

Travellers reviews

Passengers are pleased with the wide range of routes on offer when travelling with Songserm, with the operator being an ideal choice for island hopping. It is easy to visit islands such as Koh Samui from cities such as Bangkok, Krabi and Suratthani so it is even possible to reach Koh Samui from outside of Thailand by travelling with Songserm from the airport.

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Songserm Company Reviews

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99.2% of 29,225 travelers were presumably happy with Songserm as they left good or no review

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

May 22, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
Overnight bus from Bangkok to Koh Lanta, didnt manage to get any sleep as we kept stopping randomly on the side of the road, not sure why as it seemed only the driver and helper were getting off and on again.. no snacks or water provided.. made to pay extra when we arrived at koh lanta ferry to be driven into town once on the other side.. which it seemed was already included in the ticket price as we specified a drop off point.
May 16, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
The ferry ride was pleasant, not happy about the cockroaches and bed bugs walking all over the place, but that's probably everywhere. A bit shocked at the 4 hour wait at Chumphon for the bus to Bangkok, but we had a good group with us and visited the local market so it was actually quite fun. The pisstake was going in a nice coach where we all had 2 seats to ourselves, only to pull over and transfer to another bus which is already half full after 20 mins of driving! So the journey was cramped as hell. Dumps you somewhere near Khao San Road so make sure you got maps so you know where you're going after...or ask the million taxi drivers that flock to the scene like its feeding time or something
May 16, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
All good! Strong air cond and safe and fast trip
May 14, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
Smells like urine and is loud. Beds are comfy. Should dim lights at night.
May 13, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
Minibus left late and we had to change bus 3 times! Crammed in with everyone’s luggage in the back of the bus for 3 hours wasn’t great.
May 11, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Everything was good, bus came 20 minutes late to pickup us in hotel in Phuket,but transport with no problems. We arrived to phi phi in time.
May 11, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Everything was clear! 3 bus switches though, but nice people.
May 10, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
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May 7, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Very good... Efficient.. Trusted! Will definitely use it again
May 4, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Boat was fine, running a little late but no problems!
May 3, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Ferry ride was great, nobody likes riding the bus...and the Van's are worse then the bus.
May 3, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Well organized and enjoyable trip, we even arrived earlier than announced :)
May 1, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
More organized line up would make it 5 star.
May 1, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
ferry was fine but when we got to krabi the minibus driver tried to charge us 100 baht each to go to ao nang which is where we booked and paid to go anyway!
May 1, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★☆☆☆☆
The boat trip itself was quite ok, but the off boarding process was totally not as it should be. Really chaotic and it took ages as every one had to get their luggage from the pile, which blocked the exit. Then the bustransfer was late as well, which meant we nearly missed our flight.
May 1, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
Air con was not or barely working in upstairs cabin, on a boiling hot day this is not good.
May 1, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
The ferry itself was good but finding your luggage when getting off was a disorganized mess
May 1, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
The ferry was 45 minutes late, but we weren’t on a tight time schedule so it didn’t bother us. Friendly staff, the ferry had AC or outdoor seating, and got us where we needed to go!
Apr 29, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
Ferries run on Thai time, 1 hour late. Transfers were smooth from there but arrived over an hour later than expected at our destination. Bus was clean.
Apr 28, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
Boat was over an hour late so arrived at airport 20mins before flight
Apr 28, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Everything went on time and was well organised. We forget our camera on ferry terminal and get it back via late bus at the same day. Thank you very much for that!
Apr 28, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
We were told to get to the pier 30 minutes before however the ferry was almost an hour late. We had to queue in the sun for 30 minutes with our bags even though the ferry hadn’t even arrived yet.
Apr 25, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
WHE booking the boat I specifically booked the one that said it was direct ferry from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Phangan. However, we ended up getting a boat to Krabi then a bus to Suratthani and then another boat. It was very unclear on the website and I may not have booked it if I knew this was going to be the case. In saying the boats and bus was good quality.
Apr 25, 2018
bus Intercity, Songserm
★☆☆☆☆
From start till the end, our worst bus journey in 4 months of travel. Pick up was 45 minutes late and we were unable to get through to anyone on the hotline. When the driver eventually arrived he was very rude, dumped us off in Krabi town without telling us where to go. After 3 hours waiting we got shoved in another mini bus and had to wait another 2 hours. When we eventually got on the sleeper bus the staff were rude and started driving off before anyone had even gotten on! After one hour of driving bus stopped and shouted at everyone to get off onto another bus with minimal leg room and broken chairs which meant no sleep. Also staff were smoking in the bus!! Overall very unpleasant journey.
Apr 24, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
First off we had to pay an extra 10baht at the ticketing office because they said they had to print the invoice of the ticket which was unnecessary as i had the electronic copy for then to look at. The print out was not even given to me, it was only printed for their benefit so why was i being charged for it. Then at the ferry port they force you to buy a return ticket which is 400baht per person and they will not let you board the ferry unless you buy the return ticket... Such a scam. At koh phi phi when you arrive they make you pay an additional 20baht per person for some beach conservation bull crap that you know full well is exactly that a load of shit. The Thai people are obviously exempt from having to pay any of the above conveniently.
Apr 23, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
To begin with may I note nothing was mentioned in any emails whatsoever. When booking the trip I was not informed that we would be getting picked up from our hotel, never mind knowing what time we were being collected so we had planned on making our own way there as stated in the email to be at our destination 30 mins before departure. The bus then turns up And obviously we haven’t packed or my other half hadn’t even showered yet. We were given 5 mins to get packed and on the bus. The bus driver was rather rude about the situation and when we arrived at the bus depot I heard him laughing and joking about us to another member of staff as if it was all our fault. The bus and ferry was ok but before boarding the ferry the lady arranging everyone’s transfers to hotels etc said she’d come back to us and never did so when we arrived at Samui we had to pay 900BHT for a taxi to our hotel. Absolutely outraged by the service but I suppose this is what you get and that’s end of. This post will make no difference but hey ho. Just be prepared guys that’s all.
Apr 23, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
Our ferry came 60 min too late but the cruise was fine. We left Chumphon at 7 p.m. and arrived in Bangkok at about 3am (instead od 5am)...it is not easy to find place to sleep in the middle of the night :/
Apr 21, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Super freaking late but awesome ferry! Aircon and film and few people. Made our connecting bus just fine.
Apr 20, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Was supposed to be direct boat ride from one end to the other, and it became 3 stops.I was not happy ????
Apr 19, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★☆☆☆☆
The ferry was very good but the bus very poor. Seats had large holes in them and there was no air con - incredibly stuffy and hot! Then when it rained the roof started to leak in several places really badly and lots of people got wet. Went to collect my big bag when we got off and it was completely drenched and so was all my stuff inside. Really poor, better off paying slightly more to go with a different company. Will not be using songserm again.
Apr 18, 2018
bus Intercity, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
Overnight bus was ok, though it was a little stuffy and ac didn’t work too well. But at 6:30 a van dropped me off in a random tourist bus stop in Surat Thani. I was given no info. The man there said I’d have to pay an extra 150 Baht for a van at 7:30 overwise I’d have to wait for the bus at 9:30. It was already super hot and the little tourist bus station didn’t have doors so I paid the money. A random truck came to pick me up an hour after the van was supposed to come, at 8:30, took me literally around the block and dropped me off. Like I could see where I was sitting before, so that was strange. Waited there for 10-15 more minutes before the actual van took off for Khao Sok. The ticket also said I’d get dropped off at my hostel but I was dropped off where the road to my hostel started by the highway, about 1 km. Not too bad, but again I had my bags and it was suuuper hot out. Not the best traveling experience but at least I got there.
Apr 17, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Very nice trip without any issue!
Apr 17, 2018
bus Intercity, Songserm
★☆☆☆☆
Horrible trip from start to finish very unprofessional company. Driver was smelling like alcohol when picking us up and said they dont allow thai people to use their service i mean seriously is this a joke and then waiting at the make shift bus station greeted by lots of rude unhelpful staff. Bus stop and driver just shouted change bus change bus. wont be using any services from this company ever again. Goodbye
Apr 17, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
Overall bus experience was nice. But the place they stopped for dinner is not good and less choices. Though they make you reach Surtthani early morning but to get into ferry you have to wait another 2-3 hours, so much wastage of time in-between.
Apr 14, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
Pick up was on time and went without any issues but an expensive way to do it- you're better off arranging something through your hotel or hostel as a lot cheaper that way.
Apr 14, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★☆☆☆☆
Bus was filthy and disgusting. Old had mould everywhere. Took close to 3hrs instead of 2
Apr 13, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
:)
Apr 12, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★☆☆☆☆
We haven’t even arrived yet. And never go to the restrooms on the bus.
Apr 11, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★☆☆☆☆
Very long and chaotic waiting time......the bus is very old and very, very uncomfortable!
Apr 9, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Everyone was puking on the ferry because it was similar to a roller coaster

Songserm Stations

Na Thon Koh Samui Khao San Songserm Mae Haad (Koh Tao) Matapon pier Donsak Songserm Ton Sai Pier (Koh Phi Phi) Krabi Andaman Wave Master Rassada Pier Klong Jilard Pier Koh Phangan Night Boat Pier Ao Nang Beach Krabi Chumphon Songserm Chumphon Train Station Khao Sok National Park Suratthani Suratthani Train Station Suratthani Airport Saladan Pier Chaweng Beach Bophut Beach Chaweng Noi Beach Ao Nam Mao pier Noppharat Thara Beach Patong Beach Kata Beach Karon Beach Krabi Town Khao San Songsermtour UNICEF Office Thong Sala (Koh Phangan) Ao Nang McDonalds Chumphon Night Market Hat Yai Khao Lak Siem Reap Bus Terminal Koh Samet Khao Sok van station Suratthani Kaset 2 Market Koh Chang Hua Lamphong Lamai Beach Maenam Beach Choeng Mon Beach Ao Nam Mao pier Klong Nin Beach Phuket Bus Terminal (2) Krabi Town Songserm Express Boat Bus Station Ratchadamnoen Avenue Khlong Khong Railay Donsak Songserm Ao Nam Mao pier Khao San Khao San