About Songserm

Company Information

Songserm is a ferry and bus operator that specializes in ferry services throughout the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea. It offers joint bus&ferry tickets, too, connecting Bangkok and destinations in the south of Thailand with the islands of the Gulf.

Songserm ferry advertises itself as the oldest express boat company to provide service to the islands the Gulf and the Andaman Sea.

Routes served by Songserm

Songserm express boats ply the seas between Chumphon and Surat Thani on the mainland and Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand.

In the Andaman Sea, Songserm express ferries connect Koh Phi Phi with Phuket, Krabi and Koh Lanta as well as to the three above mentioned islands of the Gulf of Siam.

The company’s joint bus&ferry tickets are a convenient and budget-friendly way to get from Bangkok to the islands avoiding the hassle of self-connection.

Songserm’s most popular routes include:

From Bangkok to the islands of the Gulf

All tickets from Bangkok to the islands – Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui – are combination tickets.

It means that from Bangkok you are bussed to the port first and then you have to hop onto Songserm’s ferry. It is the contrary order in the opposite direction.

In Bangkok, the company’s buses leave from the Songserm Khao San Road office next to Siam Oriental Inn.

All departures from Khao San Songserm station are night buses. Taking a night bus is a sensible way to save your daytime. Buses arrive to the pier early in the morning allowing you to get to your destination before or around noon the day after you have left Bangkok.

Travellers heading to any of the three islands use the same Songserm bus regardless of their final destination.

Those heading to Koh Tao board Songserm boat at Chumphon.

Passengers travelling to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan continue their bus trip to Donsak pier in Surat Thani where they board a ferry heading first to Koh Samui and then to Koh Phangan.

Travel times from Bangkok to the islands

  1. Koh Tao – 15-16 hours
  2. Koh Samui – 16h30m-17h30m
  3. Koh Phangan – 17-18 hours

In the opposite direction, there is one departure a day from each island around noon to allow you to cross the sea before dark and hop onto a night bus to arrive to Khao San Songserm office in Bangkok early the next morning.

Those travelling from Koh Phangan and Koh Samui change for a bus in Surat Thani; a ferry from Koh Tao brings you to Chumphon to catch the same bus that travels up from Surat Thani.

Between Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao

Songserm is a good option for island-hopping between Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.

The company’s ferries connect all the three islands of the Gulf with each other:

They also link these islands to the mainland:

Bangkok–Andaman Coast

Songserm offers transportation services between the capital and destinations on the Andaman coast and islands in the Andaman Sea.

From Bangkok, there are direct Songserm busses to:

There are also bus&ferry combination trips to:

All these trips depart from Bangkok’s railway station, Hua Lamphong.

Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao–Andaman Coast

The company’s combination trips are also a great option to travel from the islands of the Gulf to the Andaman region.

There are convenient all-inclusive ferry&bus&ferry deals from Koh Phangan and Koh Samui to Koh Phi Phi (8–8h30m) as well as to Krabi, Ao Nang and Railay Beach among others taking from 5 to 8 hours depending on your destination.

Pros

  1. Songserm is one of the best options for visitors looking to travel between the stunning islands of the lower part of the Gulf with a huge range of routes available.

  2. The overnight combination trips on routes from Bangkok are a great time-saving way to reach the islands.

  3. 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.

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

Cons

  1. The biggest issue is the duration of some of these trips. As there is 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!

  2. Travel time over the same route varies depending on the departure time, so always check the duration of each trip before you book your ticket to avoid a longer trip than necessary.

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Ao Nang - Koh Phi Phi
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08:00, 12:00
Ao Nang - Koh Samui
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06:00, 06:00, 06:00, 06:00, 06:00, 06:00, 06:00, 06:00, 11:00, 11:00, 11:00, 11:00, 11:00, 11:00, 11:00, 11:00
Bangkok - Koh Phangan
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18:00, 18:00, 19:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00, 21:00
Bangkok - Koh Phi Phi
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18:00, 19:00
Bangkok - Koh Samui
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18:00, 19:00, 20:00
Bangkok - Koh Tao
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18:00, 19:00, 20:00
Chumphon - Koh Tao
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Ferry Express
05:30, 06:00
Ferry High Speed Ferry
07:00
Koh Phangan - Ao Nang
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07:00, 12:30
Koh Phangan - Bangkok
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12:30
Koh Phangan - Khao Sok
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07:00, 07:00, 12:30, 12:30
Koh Phangan - Koh Phi Phi
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07:00
Koh Phangan - Koh Samui
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Ferry Express
05:30, 07:00, 11:00, 12:30
Ferry High Speed Ferry
07:00, 12:30
Koh Phangan - Koh Tao
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Ferry Express
11:00
Ferry High Speed Ferry
12:45
Koh Phangan - Krabi
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07:00, 12:30
Koh Phangan - Surat Thani Airport
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07:00, 12:30
Koh Phi Phi - Koh Phangan
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10:30, 10:30
Koh Phi Phi - Krabi
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Ferry Express
10:30, 10:30, 10:30, 10:30, 15:30, 15:30, 15:30, 15:30
Ferry High Speed Ferry
09:00, 10:30, 15:30
Koh Samui - Ao Nang
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06:30, 08:00, 11:30, 13:30
Koh Samui - Bangkok
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11:30, 13:30
Koh Samui - Koh Phangan
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Ferry Express
09:30, 09:30, 18:00
Ferry High Speed Ferry
11:30, 18:00
Koh Samui - Koh Tao
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Ferry Express
09:30
Ferry High Speed Ferry
11:30
Koh Tao - Bangkok
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15:00
Koh Tao - Chumphon
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Ferry Express
15:00, 15:00
Ferry High Speed Ferry
15:00
Koh Tao - Koh Phangan
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Ferry Express
10:00
Ferry High Speed Ferry
10:00
Koh Tao - Koh Samui
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Ferry Express
10:00
Ferry High Speed Ferry
10:00
Koh Tao - Krabi
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10:00
Krabi - Koh Phi Phi
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Ferry Express
08:00, 08:00, 08:00, 08:00, 12:00, 12:00, 12:00, 12:00
Ferry High Speed Ferry
09:00, 13:30, 15:00
Patong - Koh Phi Phi
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07:00, 12:00
Phuket - Koh Phi Phi
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Ferry Express
07:00, 07:00, 12:00, 12:00
Ferry High Speed Ferry
08:30, 13:30
Surat Thani Airport - Koh Phangan
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08:20, 08:20, 13:45, 13:45

Songserm Company Reviews

DE
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 23, 2020
All fine
LV
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 23, 2020
The trip was okay, but the ferry and the bus were not comfortable. There were completely no power outlets and the personal lights on the bus didn't work. The one and only stop was made 6 hours after the bus departed.
KI
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 21, 2020
Everything was perfect)))
DA
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 21, 2020
Parce qu’il y a eu 40 minutes de retard sans explication
IE
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 21, 2020
Slow "speed boat", the speed is about 20-25 km/h (when seatran is about 40)
FV
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 19, 2020
C'est un périple, van, bateau, bus, van, mais au final on à été pris et laissé devant notre hôtel, un peu long mais très bien organisé.
OA
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 19, 2020
They didn't take temperature of people getting on board or when we were getting off the ferry. They didn't give us bag tags to differentiate between ppl going to Koh Phangan, Koh Samui and others so the bags were just placed all over. Got to Koh Samui and I feared that I was going to miss my stop. I asked for help and they just shrugged at me when I said I gave them a bag and I know it's there but I need help to route through all the bag. Telling me that there's no bag. I ended up finding my bag and I couldn't wait to get off the ferry. First and last time I'm getting on a Songserm ferry!! The pier to the front office is far so if u have a heavy bag you're going to struggle and there's no trolley to use to push your bags.
FC
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 19, 2020
Fine
JA
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 18, 2020
Fast and comfortable ferry ride! Easy check in. Everything on time :-) The only negative thing was that our car drive was quite often on his smartphone (keep your eyes on the street ;-) )
TE
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 15, 2020
Alles gut gelaufen. Gerne wieder. (Everything went well. Gladly again.)
BB
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 14, 2020
No outside shade, super packed, and they're very rough with the bags. Ferry left an hour late but that seems typical. Overall they get you where you need to go and it's fine.
AR
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 14, 2020
We had to wait 2 hours more than the 3 hours treat we were supposed to wait at the beginning. It was so annoying
RD
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 14, 2020
the pier ticket office had one person check in everyone which meant we were late leaving (why check in surely its easier just showing the reservation ticket) they were doing temp checks on people seemed to be only foreigners being checked and no workers going on board so further late. Other than that fine apart from the coughing woman on board walking around with no regard for others, may of been fine but in these times should of realised the risk she was posing
VI
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 14, 2020
Nice people, air condition was great
MC
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 13, 2020
Bus qui devait me prendre à l'hotel en retard d'une bonne heure , personnel très désagréable à l"embarcadere, longue attente . Conducteurs prudents et respectueux Mais Climatisation à fond. Trés froid dans le bus entre suratthani et krabi
LG
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 13, 2020
Der Hotel Transfer hat super funktioniert. Wir wurden pünktlich am Hotel abgeholt und an den Pier gefahren. Das einzig unorganisierte war die Organisation der Gepäcklagerung an Board und das spätere Zuordnen des Gepäcks. Ansonsten ist alles glatt gelaufen und ich kann Songserm nur weiterempfehlen.
NR
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 13, 2020
Ras le bateau flotte bien, il nous apporte bien à destination. Que demander de plus.
EN
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 13, 2020
Es hat alles super geklappt.
JK
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 13, 2020
On 14 hours long journey the bus driver got to the final point 6 minut before scheduled arrival. That's s very good!
AE
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 12, 2020
Все как обычно, на высшем уровне, забрали, привезли, никаких проблем
ER
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 12, 2020
We arrived about one hour too late in Chumphon because of a delayed ferry. Otherwise everything was perfect.
MM
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 12, 2020
Aire d'attente très inconfortable, départ en retard et dons arrivée en retard
SC
Bus Express, Songserm, Mar 11, 2020
Genial accueil confort nikel
JH
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 11, 2020
Das Boot kam über eine halbe Stunde zu spät und wir kamen somit erst über eine Stunde später los als geplant..
NS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 9, 2020
Most of the staff didn't speak a word English, none got any information during the way. The bus came ca. 40 min too late (which was ok, cause we've been informed about the possible delays). The seat cover was ripped, there was a hole in it. The air- condition didn't work properly (only my bf at the window got a bit fresh, cold air). The seats were extremely uncomfortable, you can't sleep on these since the bus also jumps all the way (bad roads). I'm not a "princess" and have used bus connections very often in Europe, but you can't compare it. We've taken the bus only cause of the flight phobia of my friend, wanted to drive in the night to the south, so we could sleep a bit during the night and don't "lose" the day for driving. You have to change the vehicles a few times, usually you don't get any proper information about where u are (some of the staff was even rude as we showed first the printed ticket instead of the ticket you got from the driver). If you have an opportunity : take a plane from Bangkok to Krabi and then a ferry to Koh Phi Phi. The 12go organisation went well, but it's another transport firm.
AK
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 9, 2020
Pick up at the hotel in Phuket was on time. We arrived 15 minutes before the departure of the ferry and everything went well!
LR
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 9, 2020
It was cheap but by no means comfi...
NL
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 9, 2020
Bus was not good, ferry was ok
DS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 8, 2020
Ferry arrived and started finally 30 minutes delayed. I was not able to sit on the lower deck due to the horrible exhaust oily diesel smell. Also my backpack was damaged because it was stored with hundreds of other backpacks/suitcases. You can imagine after arriving at the pier how it ended when everyone wants his stuff... just in a mess. So the crew started to take out the belongings in that way that a pillow landed in the sea. I also heard that a backpack was thrown in the sea. The ship looks very old, the crew is not the best and everything is not well organized. Be aware if you book songserm.
SM
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 8, 2020
Pick up from the hotel in Samui was as per schedule. But the journey from donsak pier to bangkok took more than 15 hrs which was bit boring.
JK
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 6, 2020
The ferry had delay about 45 min and the Songserm staff threw bags and luggage quite rough way, so they may get damage.
IS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 6, 2020
The pick up van came at wrong hotel even after i email support about change of hotel and support issued new boarding pass
NM
Bus Express, Songserm, Mar 6, 2020
Experience was good. Only the toilet was dirty and around 06:00 we were thrown off the bus and we had to wait for another van. They should have told us before hand so we knew what tot expect
LM
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 5, 2020
Malheureusement, le snorkeling était quasi nul,eau très trouble, la balade en kayak était également décevante, un tour dans un sens, un tour dans l’autre.....point de vu magnifique du lagon d’émeraude après une grimpette très éprouvante (surtout à 40 degrés)....quand à la la traversée de la grotte, on ne l’a pas faite, J’ignore pourquoi, bref je ne recommande pas cette excursion !
IB
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 4, 2020
Smooth and on time
TD
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 4, 2020
Good smooth trip
MO
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 4, 2020
The trip went smoothly and we arrived on time. The air conditioning inside the ferry is too powerful. It’s freezing.
MS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 3, 2020
Service very good, only boat was bit late
CG
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 2, 2020
The ferry had plenty of leg room even for a tall person. I often suffer sea sickness but didn't on this boat. Maybe since the trip was long I would have liked more choice of food to buy because they only sold two kinds of noodles.
CV
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 2, 2020
Waren pünktlich da, aber sollten um 10:00 warten um am hotel um 10:30 abgeholt zu werden. 2km nächster Stopp dort wieder 30min warten, nächster Minivan um nach suranthani in, wie schon beschrieben merkwürdigen Hinterhof gebracht zu werden. Ticket Tausch übrigens Voucher ausdrucken! Dort wieder 30min warten um dann zu viert in einem Bus zur Fähre gebracht zu werden, um wiedermals 30min zu warten, danach ging es zum Glück schnell.. Alle jedoch freundlich :)
GA
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 2, 2020
The ferry was half an hour late, everything else was great!
SG
Bus Express, Songserm, Mar 2, 2020
Ok
TK
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 2, 2020
WATCH OUT!!! The bus, who was supposed to dropp us off in Krabi Town, dropped us at a so called busstation outside Krabi Town. We all had to pay extra to be dropped off at our places. I had to go to the airport, what was a 20 minutes drive and they wanted to charged me 400 bath. Because I already checked the distance from Krabi Town to the airport, I knew that it was a drive of 10 minutes and couldn't cost me more than 200 bath. So I showed my ticket and told that I paid to be dropped in Krabi Town and that I wasn't going to pay extra to be dropped off. They couldn't do anything else than dropp me off in Krabi Town. Other people weren't that big mouthed as I was, so they paid extra to go to there hotel. So before you go do your homework and check Google maps for distances so they can't fool you!
FS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 1, 2020
I was picked up on time.The buses and the ferry were old but ok. My ticket included the transfer from the pier in Koh Samui to the hotel but the driver charged me another 100 Baht. I contacted the Songserm customer care team but never received a response.
FK
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 1, 2020
Super App zum buchen, gerne wieder
RG
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 1, 2020
Super transfer
FL
Bus Express, Songserm, Mar 1, 2020
The organisation worked pretty well, the bus is comfortable and not too cold. Downsides: bring food and drinks with you because it makes only one stop at a restaurant where everything is double the price (small water 20 THB). The staff is rude, they almost yell at you the two words of English they know.
WY
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 1, 2020
All worked well from pick up at hotel To ferry transfer , no problems Professional and competent Would use again
CF
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 1, 2020
Muy bien, nos recogieron en el hostel, fue un viaje muy tranquilo y cómodo. Very good, we were picked up at the hostel and it was a very quiet and comfortable trip.
RS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Mar 1, 2020
The bus was a bit late but apart from that everything was good! Bus was comfy and connection to the ferry went very well.
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Songserm Stations

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