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

3.2
1,156 / 45,508
5 262
4 311
3 217
2 176
1 190
99.2% of 45,508 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.

Sep 24, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Comfortable trip, no delay and good weather.
Sep 23, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
Trip was fine, no issues. Only complaint is that you have no idea what is going on the entire time. No one explains anything to you or gives you any information regarding transfer of busses or timing.
Sep 23, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Don't like luggage disposition
Sep 22, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
The ferry trip itself was fine, but the ferry needs a little tlc. Seats coming off from the floor, toilets with improvised flushing mechanisms and no loo roll. The trasfer was really easy - not obvious but we found the gentleman quickly. Would use again.
Sep 19, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
All ok
Sep 19, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Website was stubborn in letting me buy a single ticket, but the rest was easy and ended with delivery literally to my home. (Not hotel).
Sep 19, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Easy quick. So much cheaper than flying
Sep 17, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Very quick, clear instructions, and comfortable ferry.
Sep 17, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
Ferry hard to find, seemed unorganized. Trip itself was nice even if it was a little longer than promised. But all in all a easy way to get from one island to the other
Sep 15, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
The boat was 40 min late and the smell of gasoline on the boat gave us a strong headache! Unfriendly crew!
Sep 15, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
That was my first time i've travelled solo n i found out this one It's totally good but 1 thing about a time to wait is so long. It's okay
Sep 15, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
Waiting times are long and the boat is dirty and old. Altough, it was cheap so it was ok for the money we paid
Sep 11, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
They opened and searched our backpacks without our knowledge while we were sitting in the bus.
Sep 10, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
They picked us up as expected and soon after that we arrived at the company bus station. We had to wait a little bit for the other travellers to come but we left on time and caught the ferry on time as well. The bus and the ferry were both comfortable and barely moved, so we didn't get sick.
Sep 10, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
The ferry was great. It’s the slow one so it takes 3 hours to get to Koh Tao. The only problem was that the bus left to early from Bangkok and leave us in the ferry station at 2am while the first ferry is at 7. There are benches to sleep but take your mosquitoes reppelent!
Sep 9, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
While the trip is well organised, the hotel pickup wasn't as much. The driver wasn't able to call me for some unknown reason, and support didn't provide any other number. There isn't even a provision to provide an alternative number in the booking. Moreover, the connecting bus pickup map location and hotel name were 3 km apart. All was well in the end since we took a cab directly to the pier and got boarding while support reached on email, however a hotline/provision to provide alternative number must be there.
Sep 8, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
Good but a lot of wait between buses and ferry
Sep 8, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
From Bangkok to Chumphon we had 3 buses and a taxi to transport us to the port. Bit much it seems.. and a lot of waiting.. still for the most part of the trip we sat in a comfortable recliner bus, which was nice.
Sep 7, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
We had to change the bus a few times and to wait for the connecting bus but overall everything was well organised and both the night bus and the ferry ride were really nice and smooth. We even.got a snack, water and a blanket.
Sep 5, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Relaxing tripp and staff helping with luggage.
Sep 3, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
Well, it gets you there
Sep 3, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Very comfortable transport
Sep 2, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
The taxi driver who drove us to the pier was on time to the minute. everything else worked smoothly. booking it at 12go-Asia is highly recommended. unbeatable for the price
Sep 2, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
I would recommend to get a hotel pick-up booked as Krabi pier is a little far from Ao Nang area. I had booked one and they came right on time to pick us at the hotel. However, they offered no refreshments during the ferry ride unlike other ferry operators.
Sep 2, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
Ferry journey was okay but the bus was a shambles. Ceiling was leaking water all night. The seats were too small.
Aug 29, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
Very bad smell in the bus all along the journey because of the toilets. It was terrible. We had to wait for the first and lonely stop to go the toilets. One of the guy from the company was very rude. It wasn’t a pleasant journey at all!
Aug 29, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
more than one hour delay :(
Aug 29, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Service specialized for tourists. You have to wait for aprox. 2 hours in an old terminal serving also as a scrap yard for old bus and boat parts in the middle of nowhere. They sell overpriced water and sandwiches there. The boat and the bus were fine, bring plenty of water, they don't give complimentary bottles as is normal in regular bus service.
Aug 28, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Easy journey and comfy seats.
Aug 27, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
Ferry not on time. Crowded. Busy. Old ship.
Aug 27, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
Staff was good. Waiting area was good. But departing time was delayed, we arrived delayed about an hour.
Aug 27, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
well organized, on time
Aug 26, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
We booked the train but it was changed for the bus (train fully booked but we were aware of that after payment only!). The refund of the difference has been made. But the comfort of the bus is terrible! Cannot sleep. Not a good means of transportation
Aug 25, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
The boat was OK, but one hour late for a one hour and half journey...
Aug 25, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
Ferry is quite old and full of bugs. We also had to change ferry in Koh Samui. When arriving to Surat Thani pier we were put in a bus and after hour and a half we were left some old pier where we had to wait another bus for two hours. Bus was quite ok but started to get quite smelly during the trip.
Aug 24, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
They’re on time. A/C strong and the toilet at the ferry is clean. My friends and I fell asleep the entire journey. Comfortable
Aug 24, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Very cold inside the boat. Everything is well organised.
Aug 24, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Personel is not very friendly and we left 15 mins too late and arrived 30 minutes late. Trip was ok.
Aug 24, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
Service was ok but left 45 minutes late and arrived at our destination an hour late... Thai time I guess.
Aug 23, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Trip ok but on website it was said 12:30 - 14:00, when arrived to pick up ticket (must be printed, no mobile accepted) it was said the departure is 13:00 but by the time we set of it was 13:35 and we arrived at 15:25 so for me quite a lot of delay. Otherwise no problems.

Songserm Stations

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