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

3.2
823 / 34,783
5 175
4 226
3 159
2 127
1 136
99.2% of 34,783 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.

Jul 16, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★☆☆☆☆
The ferry was good but the drop point in krabi was very bad. They said it Will be in Krabi town but they dropped us somewhere far from that in the jungle. A horrible place where no taxi’s stopped or tuk tuk’s. From there we had to walk 30 mins - 1 hour
Jul 16, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★☆☆☆☆
Boat had issues. Needed to stop. Staff was trying to fix it. No communication.
Jul 16, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
The bus didn't offer any blankets, snacks, TVs not working, no chargers. The AC vents were dripping water. We switch bus 1 time, second bus was more comfortable.Boat trip was ok.
Jul 16, 2018
bus Intercity, Songserm
★☆☆☆☆
This journey left me feeling scared and taken advantage of. First, the bus left an hour late, which isn't the end of the world. Then we had 4 connecting buses throughout the night and at each one the staff just yelled at us to get off the bus in very strange and scary looking locations without telling us where we were, how long we had to wait and our next steps. Eventually at each one a different bus would roll up and other bus drivers would yell at us to get on. Also, before finally boarding the last connecting bus that was supposed to take us to our destination, a man working for the company demanded that we pay more money even though we had already paid online for the whole trip. He was aggressive and yelling at us and it was very scary! I will never use this company again!
Jul 15, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
In each trip we have to wait 2 hours, on a place were was nothing to do...
Jul 14, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
The price of the rescheduled ferry was higher.
Jul 13, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Perfect timed pick-up and easy short trip to Phi Phi
Jul 13, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Pohodová plavba ????
Jul 12, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Great from the beginning really easy
Jul 11, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Better toilet would be lovely.. anyway we haven't been kidnapped and seats were quite lovely, so thumb up
Jul 10, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
DeLay of 1 houta d A slow boat
Jul 9, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
Was picked up from the destination on a motorbike by a non uniformed memeber of staff to take me to a full bus. Then made us wait outside for an hour before they opened the inside part.
Jul 5, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Very good, on time, easy transfer to coach to station. Ferry clean and comfortable.
Jul 2, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
We travelled 3 hours on the bus from Aonang to Donsak without a stop. There was a toilet on the bus but it was locked and there was no way to contact the driver. Second thing, it was a rainy day and the AC was working at full volume on the ferry. It was freezing cold aboard and people asked the employees to turn off or turn down the AC but they said they couldn't. As a result some passengers and I had to stand outside during the whole trip because the cold inside was too unbearable. I don't think I can recommend Songserm to anyone.
Jul 2, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
El sitio esta genial, el problema es que es muy recomendable, tienes una playa para ti solo y la limpieza y todo esta muy bien.
Jul 1, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Good organization and puntual!
Jul 1, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
The boat was very late.
Jun 29, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
Arrived late in koh phangan, didn’t get to Koh Tao until 15.20 when it was supposed to arrive at 14.00. Very disorganised. Lomprayah was much better
Jun 29, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
We were dropped of somewhere else than Khao San Road.
Jun 28, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
The boat ride is fine and you'll end up switching vans a couple times as well for a tight squeeze. They'll take you to the bus station in krabi and then they'll try and sell you a taxi to wherever you are going (you do not get dropped off at your hostel). They overcharge on taxi rates so do your research ahead to avoid over paying.
Jun 26, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
It was slow but it was fun as all the crowd was heading for full Moon party.
Jun 24, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Very well organized, Just the bus smelled really bad like pee, I think it was the toilet room. Ferry was good all on time. Good service.
Jun 23, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Very doable. It’s a regular coach bus and a couple of bus transfers where u have to wait it’s a long journey but overall it’s worth the price. Bring a jacket bc it’s chilly on the bus.
Jun 15, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Air conditioner very high !!!
Jun 12, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
Cheap, ferry’s were on time but had to change over to another half way through. Bus journey was fine, we got straight onto the bus. Ferry is very cold and so is the bus. Bring blankets and jumpers or you’ll be dithering the whole journey. If you sleep, it goes very quick. Would recommend
Jun 8, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
We took a private cabin. The cabin was a little cold but nothing unmanageable. Food was offered by the train company but cheaper was sold after 15 minutes by street vendors coming inside the train and knocking at each door. We took the food from the train company. It was good but overpriced. The train itself was very pleasing. It makes noise and stops from time to time but it is possible to sleep. The train arrived at the time on the ticket at our station; ask for help if there is anything that is unclear. The boat has intense AC in some parts. If you plan to spend the trip on the deck, use sunscreen! Overall it was a great experience! Thank you
Jun 7, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Easy to book and reasonably priced. Arrived on time.
Jun 6, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
The ferry ride was okay although it was late half an hour. However, the bus ride from Chumphon to Bangkok was my worst experience ever. The floor of the bus was wet. And the seat was uncomfortable. At first, we boarded a bus. But driving for 40 minutes later, we were changed to another bus which was full. and the toilet was smell so bad.
Jun 5, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Nobody tells you what is gonna happen. So they should give you more information about the transfer.
Jun 2, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Good price and quite decent bus. But waiting in a jungle make up "bus station" for 2 hours was really a bummer. Station don't have air-conditioner and the toilet is worse I've seen in such places.
May 31, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Perfect, easy payment, driver was on time!
May 31, 2018
bus Intercity, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
no blanket
May 29, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
The pick up situation is a little confusing. Maybe an additional sign next to the cafe would help. The bus had no usb charger, no blankets, and no water nor snacks which was a downer. My seat would not recline all the way. The waiting time between bus and ferry is relatively long - why not start the bus at 8pm rather than 7pm? The ferry was a little gross, and the luggage situation a little chaotic. But at the end of the day we arrived on time and in one piece, so solid 3 stars based on the cheapest price. And nice that they are the only provider for this route that has a pick up from Hua Lamphong scheduled ????????
May 25, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
One collected all was fine. However spent £10 in international calls to call to get collected when no one came to the collection point shown on the map. Used GPS to get position exactly right so if incorrect it must be the collection point information on the booking confirmation for Chaweng pick ups.

Songserm Stations

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