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.

Songserm Company Reviews

3.3
1,429 / 53,693
5 344
4 389
3 265
2 199
1 232
99.2% of 53,693 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.

Dec 18, 2018
bus Express, Songserm
★☆☆☆☆
Massive scam, said we arrived in koh samui at 3:50am. We did not but instead arrived at a thailand pier at that time. Had to wait until 7:30am for the first boat which took a further 6 hours to koh samui
Dec 18, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Was a nice trip
Dec 17, 2018
bus Express, Songserm
★★★★☆
We were taken from Khao San to bus station by a taxi and had to wait till 21:40 for departure.
Dec 17, 2018
bus Express, Songserm
★★★☆☆
The connection worked all right, but was a bit confusing. Stopped somewhere on a kind of scrap yard and had to change to an open-air car to the next minivan hub. The seats in the nightbus were alright, but it always smelled like a (really bad) toilet in the bus. So expect 11hours in a toilet... and it was a very rough and bumpy ride. Better pay 200bath more and take a train. Even if they dont have tickets online anymore, you can often get some at the station. the train is quiet, smell free and has real beds! And our last minivan stopped at the train station anyway...
Dec 17, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★☆☆☆☆
Today I travelled with Songserm (bus) and I’m angry!!!! I’m 100% sure they went trough my cabin luggage!! I just read reviews on Trip Advisor and they are doing this at least since 2013. How is this possible? How can 12goasia accept this? Staff here isn’t helping nor answering my questions!!!! NEVER GO WITH THIS COMPANY PLEASE
Dec 15, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
They came to pick me up from my hotel, the driver drive a little to fast but then everything was fine !
Dec 15, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
Our ferry ran late - which is not itself the problem but rather that no one came out to tell us what was happening, we constantly had to go find someone to ask. Then we were transferred from the ferry by minibus and then two other busses to get to Bangkok. Once again, no one explained what was going on. Really just a frustrating experience. We booked the whole thing through Songserm to be clear. Rather pay a little bit extra to go with Lomprayah.
Dec 13, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
timely. great people. all went well
Dec 13, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
To little communication. Old seats. The pick over was good
Dec 6, 2018
bus Express, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
The initial booking promised a bus and ferry, "express", and made it seem like you're just getting on a bus to the pier to take a ferry. We got to the initial point where we waited to take a private car to the BKK bus station where we had to wait some more for our actual bus. We were dropped off at another point where we had to wait some more for a private van to take us to another bus where we finally arrived at the pier and took the ferry which took another 5 hours. Not exactly "express". We were completely thrown off with all the confusing hand offs and wait times in between, especially with all our packs in hand and constantly having to wake up, pick up our stuff then drop it back off again, only to fall asleep to immediately wake up for the next hand off. If we had known that the trip was ACTUALLY this complicated, we would have just paid the extra $$$ to avoid all this. Really disconcerting that what you're presented to buy is not actually what you receive. I would not book with Songserm again.
Dec 6, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Right in time pleasant trip
Dec 4, 2018
bus Express, Songserm
★★★★★
Was good
Dec 1, 2018
bus Express, Songserm
★★★★☆
Siempre se puede mejorar
Nov 27, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Arrive late
Nov 26, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
It was really a good trip and well organized overall.Just one suggestion try to include some way to handle luggage post checkout from Ship.5 Star Service.Great Job Guys.i would recommend 12go Asia to everyone one .Best part is their service.
Nov 26, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
1 hour late and ac wasn't working well but except that everything ok
Nov 26, 2018
bus Express, Songserm
★★★☆☆
Was not informed that the ferry was not direct. No wifi other than that an ok service
Nov 26, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Late departure around 13:15. But cheap. Don’t expecte to arrive to Koh Tao on time with this guys.
Nov 25, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Extremely ponctual and reliable. Ship with bar and air conditioned!
Nov 23, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
It was average
Nov 22, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
One hour to late
Nov 21, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Perfect transfer, bus turned up on time, boat left on time and smooth crossing to Phi Phi. All hassle free by booking online.
Nov 20, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
Trip was ok. Comfortable cab. Boat left 20 mins late. Halfway through our trip it started raining ... and then when we arrived they put all the luggage out on the pier for it to soak in the torrential downpour for 20 mins while the boat slowly unboarded. All of our stuff is soaked now.
Nov 19, 2018
bus Express, Songserm
★★★★☆
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Nov 17, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Everything was well organized.
Nov 15, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
To hot inside
Nov 14, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
A bit confusing in the pickup but on time, rounds in the city to collect more people and arriving in good time for the bus to Surat Thani. Bus station in Krabi without decent facilities. Bus with AC and good timing. Then, waiting 1:30 for the ferry, makes the trip really long, even though there are facilities at the pier, but confusing information. Transfer to the hotel in Koh Samui was brilliant and efficient
Nov 12, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Very professional and helpful
Nov 8, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Had a good trip with these guys!
Nov 8, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
All ran smoothly.
Nov 7, 2018
bus Express, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
Bangkok - Krabi. Everything was fine despite the fact that the bus stank as if the droppings had spread. Also we had 40 minut break at some “restaurant” and its owner was very rude, he kept shouting and did not let us return to the bus! He started to argue with us and he made us to stay outside, despite the fact that the some of passengers have stayed in the bus.
Nov 7, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Transportation was easy and time efficient. All staff were friendly and happy to assist where needed.
Nov 6, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
all was ok, the bus pick up at time and the ferry is ok too
Nov 4, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
Not very much space
Nov 3, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Perfect, everything !
Nov 3, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Everything was very Good, But we could have used some snacks and water :)
Nov 3, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Pretty straight forward service. We were greeted with smiling faces and when we reached Krabi were taken directly to the airport, no hassle, no nagging for tips either. We were earlier than we expected when we reached the airport. I would book my transfers again if I return to Thailand, the ferry that I booked locally was not as nice though.
Nov 2, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Comfort and clean
Oct 31, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
Travel was ok but no air conditioning and it was so hot
Oct 30, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Perfect

Songserm Stations

Ratchadamnoen Avenue Krabi Town Donsak Songserm Na Thon Koh Samui Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi Klong Jilad Pier Thong Sala Koh Phangan Mae Haad Koh Tao Na Thon Koh Samui Krabi Andaman Wave Master Khao San Songserm Hua Lamphong Khao Lak Railay Khao Sok National Park Matapon pier Surat Thani Koh Chang Siem Reap Bus Terminal Koh Samet Surat Thani Train Station Surat Thani Airport Hat Yai Surat Thani Chumphon Train Station Saladan Pier Chaweng Beach Hotel Transfer Bo Phut Beach Hotel Transfer Ao Nang Beach Hotel Transfer Ao Nam Mao pier Noppharat Thara Beach Songserm Express Boat Bus Station Patong Beach Kata Beach Karon Beach Hotel Transfer Chumphon Songserm Klong Nin Beach Khlong Khong Na Thon Pier transit Choengmon Beach Hotel Transfer Rassada Pier Khao San Lamai Beach Hotel Transfer Chaweng Noi Beach Hotel Transfer Maenam Beach Krabi Airport Phuket any Hotel