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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Ao Nang - Koh Phi Phi
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08:00, 12:00
Bangkok - Koh Phangan
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18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 20:00
Bangkok - Koh Phangan
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18:00, 19:00, 19:30
Bangkok - Koh Samui
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18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 20:00
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18:00, 19:00, 19:30
Bangkok - Koh Tao
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18:00, 18:30, 19:00, 20:00
Chumphon - Koh Tao
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07:00
Chumphon - Koh Tao
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05:30, 06:00, 07:00
Koh Phangan - Bangkok
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12:30
Koh Phangan - Koh Phi Phi
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07:00
Koh Phangan - Koh Phi Phi
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07:00
Koh Phangan - Koh Samui
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07:00, 12:30
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07:00, 12:30
Koh Phangan - Koh Tao
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12:45
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12:45
Koh Phangan - Krabi
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07:00, 12:30
Koh Phi Phi - Krabi
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10:30, 15:30
Koh Phi Phi - Krabi
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10:30, 15:30
Koh Samui - Bangkok
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13:30
Koh Samui - Koh Tao
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11:30
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09:30, 11:30
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15:00
Koh Tao - Chumphon
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15:00
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15:00
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10:00
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10:00
Koh Tao - Krabi
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10:00
Krabi - Koh Phi Phi
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13:30
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Patong - Koh Phi Phi
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Songserm Company Reviews

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99.2% of 106,563 travelers were presumably happy with Songserm as they left good or no review
SH
4
Bus Express, Songserm, Nov 17, 2019
Good service considering cost!
FS
5
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 17, 2019
Fabulous
JP
4
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 16, 2019
Good to plan travel and fast
SV
5
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 16, 2019
Good trip
UK
3
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 16, 2019
Although not high speed, ferry was more comfortable than Lompraya one which doesn’t have regard for human life. Inside of ferry smells bad with almost no ventilation. The bus was late as well and you have to be pay additionally to get to hotel. This type of travel is budget friendly so you can’t complain much, but my suggestion for travelers is just to take airplane instead of joInt travel and save themselves a day of travel.
HR
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 15, 2019
Horrible! The worst organization crew ever. Departed 2 hours late ... and 50% of the passengers didn’t have a place to sit ! ...
EL
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 15, 2019
Ferry was 1.5 hours late leaving the destination. It was cramped with people. No air flow so very hot. Everyone’s bags were piled on the top deck and it was a nightmare to find your bag. Do not recommend
GS
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 14, 2019
The whole trip was going slow and the staff was not very happy and helpfull.
SS
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 14, 2019
Multiple unlisted transfers and unhelpful support along the way. Arrived at destination almost 3 hours later than expected. Also lost my shoes on one of the 5 transfers we were forced to take.
EN
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 14, 2019
The whole journey was not as per scheduled and the waiting time was so long. The ferry did not leave as per scheduled thus making our journey longer. There was no proper pick up point for our hotel transfer and we had to ask around to get to our driver. Please have a proper checkpoint to ensure the process is smooth.
SM
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Bus Express, Songserm, Nov 13, 2019
Comfortable journey but the toilets were abysmal & we not worth using until the stop off
DS
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Bus Express, Songserm, Nov 12, 2019
So guys, I’m going to write you a REAL review. The bus is leaving from Kao San Road in Bangkok. The touroperator has a small office over there, the people working there are not super nice but also not super bad, just doing their job. Our bus was leaving at 8 and we arrived at the office at 07:15 pm. The bus arrived at 07:45 and we could get in, half an hour after that we left. When we walked in the bus and took our seats we found out that the seats almost can go fully straight so it’s not that uncomfortable! So you can sleep and at 12:00 you make a stop at this little store. You can buy food there (overpriced, so bring your own) and can use the toilet (thai bucket toilet) and after 30 minutes we started driving again. Then you will arrive on 04;30 am at a random pier in a small city, you have to wait there for 2 hours to get on the ferry. The ferry leaves between 06:30 and 07:00. The ferry first had a stop at Ko Tao, and after that Koh Phangan. We arrived at 00:30 pm in Koh Phangan, so it takes a long time and so have an overnight stop for 2 hours but for the price it’s not that bad. We also didn’t even saw a employee in the bus so your stuff wil be safe, otherwise just put a lock on your hand luggage and you also will be fine and have a nice sleep in the bus without worries.
DF
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 10, 2019
Everything was completelly ok and it worked very well ;)
RC
5
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 9, 2019
Perfect trip Takes a while but every transfer is arranged!
DS
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 9, 2019
the ferry left koh phangan at 07:00 on time , from their a bus pick us up from the pier around 09:30 and we arrive to krabi town only at 13 (it says 12.30) and waited 25 min more to another mini van , we got into the van (alot of people ) after waiting few min they told us to switch van . they spoke very unclear english and where very aggressive and rude. we arrive to our hotel around 2.30
ES
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 9, 2019
Not at all a « speed ferry » as it’s run super slow... we left 20min later without any explanations or apologies... not even seats for everyone nor life jackets...
KE
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 8, 2019
Pick up at the hotel was on time; the ride until the pier went well; the organization at the pier was better than I expected. The boat has air conditioning, the seats and the bathrooms were clean. The luggage was well handed by the crew. We got the standard tickets and left satisfied.
NC
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 7, 2019
The trip is nice. The only problem is when you get to the pier and everybody try to get their baggage at the same time.
HS
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Nov 7, 2019
Easy, reliable and the driver was really helpful as were all the staff at the port. Clear instructions for a newbie traveller!
JL
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Bus Express, Songserm, Nov 5, 2019
Having done the trip before I knew what to expect, which definitely makes the journey less stressfull. You won't get much sleep so start sleeping asap. At around 0.30 am you make a 40 min food stop and you can't stay in the bus. Than it is very likely some of the people change bus, which wakes you up again, most likely confusing everyone of who has to get out and who doesn't. Just ask if unsure. Than you likely arrive at around 3am at the pier (unless the bus brakes down) where you have to leave the bus, despite it stays there for another few hours. It would be nice if you could stay inside and get some sleep. You wait until 7am for the ferry, where you can get some sleep when it's not too busy. I always make sure I find a place on Koh Tao in advance where I can check in at 10am and go straight to bed. But that's totally up to you. That said, the guys from the bus and the ferry where super nice and friendly, you can choose your own seats in the bus, get a blanket, toilet was ok, and my seat wasn't broken. The one in front of me though was. So try not be the last person getting on the bus. It's quite all right when you know what to expect and you will spend less hours in the bus than it first looks like.

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