Koh Samui

Samui Viewpoint
Samui Viewpoint
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What about

Crystal clear waters and idyllic beaches, lush tropical greenery and modern ‘island style’ shopping molls, fancy jewellery shops and colourful local markets – you name it – Samui has it all. No wonder that the third-largest island in Thailand, Samui has become popular amongst both luxurious holiday makers and backpackers on a budget who can each find the experience, accommodation, activities and entertainment that they come for. Whether its candle-lit dinners on post-card beaches, wild and adventurous partying through the night, treks through forests and jungles or days spent oiled up on the beach, Koh Samui is the right choice to get it.

Getting to Samui

Koh Samui is an exceptionally popular destination for travellers, and as such, travelling from Thailand's capital, Bangkok, to Koh Samui is easy, understandable and affordable for those who are not content to fly to their destinations and miss out on all of the scenery that a land trip to the South of Thailand has to offer.
Take in the country's natural beauty as you go, by travelling to Koh Samui by bus or train, and then ferry for a relaxing, comfortable, affordable and eye opening trip. Travelling by day unlocks the mysteries of Thailand while you are in flux, but for those who have done the trip before, night buses and trains are an excellent way to get there without suffering the boredom or discomfort of a long trip.
Travelling to Samui involves a trip to Chumphon or Suratthani where a ferry to the island can be caught.

From Bangkok via Chumphon/Suratthani bus + ferry

Buses to Chumphon/Suratthani leave from the Southern bus terminal in Bangkok. They take from 6½ hrs to 12 hrs to arrive. Busses depart regularly during the day, the majority reaching Suratthani between 1am and 5am, so be ready to while away some time before boarding your ferry to the island.
By far the most popular service is that offered by Lomprayah company with buses leaving from their office in Khao San Road in Bangkok which is convenient if you are staying somewhere in the area. The bus brings you directly to the pier in Chumphon from where Lomprayah catamaran delivers you to Koh Samui via Koh Tao and Koh Phangan. You can instead take a bus to Suratthani from where there is also ferry service (Lomprayah, Seatran) bringing you to Samui in 2–2½ hrs. Book a couple of days in advance.
There is another option, also from Khao San Road in Bangkok, offered by Thai Sritram company. It is cheaper than the popular Lomprayah service and uses Seatran ferries to reach Koh Samui, though your journey will last two hours longer than with Lomprayah.

From Bangkok via Suratthani train + bus + ferry

Catching the train from Hua Lamphong station in Bangkok to Chumphon or Suratthani is a fantastic way to travel for those who need an added level of comfort and mobility. If you are not too interested in the scenery or have done the trip before, then opt for a night train. First, second or third class sleeper are the most comfortable options with chairs that fold out into bunk beds, space to walk around and a certain degree of privacy depending on which class ticket you choose. A very convenient night option is #85 train departing from Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok at 7.30pm and arriving to Suratthani around 7am.
Combined journeys to Samui include train tickets from Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok, bus transfer to the ferry port in Suratthani, and the ferry trip to the island.
Note: Due to reasons concerning passenger safety, the Thai government have prohibited the sale of alcohol on trains so you will not be able to buy any on the trip (beer included).

From Koh Phangan to Koh Samui

Koh Samui lies a stone’s throw away from Koh Phangan. Lomprayah and Seatran take sheer 20 minutes to get to the island; there are slower Songserm (30 min.) and Haad Rin Queen (50 min.) ferry boats, too.

From Koh Tao to Koh Samui

Both Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery take 2–2¼ hrs departing from Koh Tao’s Mae Haad to Maenam and Bangrak Seatran Pier on Samui correspondingly. With Seatran you have to book at least one day in advance while Lomprayah requires two days advanced booking.

Seatran car ferry
Seatran car ferry
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Can I transport my car to Samui?

There are two operators which provide car transportation to Samui. Seatran leaves from Donsak on the mainland delivering passengers and their vehicles to its pier in Nathon. Raja ferry, also from Donsak, heads to its own port in Lipa Noi on the western coast of Samui. Choose port-wise as both services are equal in price and quality. Note that you may have to make a long queue to board the ferry with your car while heading back to the mainland. To avoid this, book your ticket in advance. Another important thing is that you cannot transport your car from Samui to the nearby Koh Phangan directly; you will need to sail back to Donsak and then make a new journey to Koh Phangan instead.

Getting around

Koh Samui is large and you will need a way to get around easily, since doing it on foot is very limiting and uncomfortably hot, but there are many far better options available depending on how you like to get around.

Taxis (songtaews) are a great way to travel long distances on the island, or if you want to go out partying and know you shouldn't drive yourself around. While they are convenient and can get you everywhere from anywhere, this is probably the most expensive option, as you can expect to pay between 50 and 100 THB a person which adds up quickly.

Motorcycles are a fantastic way to get around. Motorcycles (and bicycles, too) can be rented from almost every resort on the island. Rentals are cheap, petrol is cheap, and they give you the freedom to go just about anywhere you want to go as you explore the island’s natural wonders. A word of caution though, you will undoubtedly see many tourists about with bandages and scrapes on their arms and legs, almost all of the time these are caused by accidents on scooters. You should be able to find a scooter for less than 200 THB a day. Most of the rental shops insist that you leave your passport behind. While this is a bit unnerving, it is also standard practice throughout Thailand, so be very careful with your scooter if you want to avoid any trouble.

Samui Crystal Bay
Samui Crystal Bay
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Where to stay

Hat Chaweng is packed with all kinds of accommodation to suit any budget. It is the epicentre of the action, and the northern part of the beach can be quite noisy. Hat Lamai is another popular choice attracting holiday-makers both with its long stretch of white sand and a good choice of restaurants, bars and shops along the main road. In between the two beaches hides a little gem of Crystal Bay with – as the name suggests – crystal clear waters embraced with imposing boulders of a small bay. Hat Bang Rak (or Big Buddha Beach) leis relatively close to the airport (you may hear some noise), but the white sand of its western part compensate for it.

Bo Phut is of particular interest not because of the beach but thanks to its trendy boutique hotels peppering Fishermen’s Village where strong Chinese influence can be felt even today. Families often opt for Mae Nam with its gentle sea. The West Coast is not a good choice if you come for the sea, but the sunsets are exceptional there.
Tip: Do not spend all your time on Samui on one and the same beach; try at least a couple of them and you will be rewarded with the diversity which this island has to offer.

Activities

Besides usual diving, snorkelling, kayaking, jungle-trekking and waterfalls find a couple of hours to visit the only rum distillery in Thailand, Magic Alambic. They produce Caribbean rum with a variety of natural flavours (obviously, they have coconut rum, too). They offer tasting sessions and sell rum, too (600-700 THB per 700ml bottle). Located in Baan Bang Kao. Travellers with the little ones in tow will love Paradise Park, which is a considerably large petting zoo, which is also one of the best viewpoints on the island.

Bangkok to Koh Samui @ train, ferry, bus, flight Aug 27, 2017

77 trips (THB 800 — 11,115)

From Khao San Songserm to Koh Samui by bus+ferry joint ticket

18:00
Khao San Songserm, Bangkok
11:20
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
17h 20m
Instant
฿ 850
× 2 = ฿ 1,700
30 seats available
20:00
Khao San Songserm, Bangkok
13:15
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
17h 15m
Instant
฿ 950
× 2 = ฿ 1,900
30 seats available

From Khao San Lomprayah to Koh Samui by bus+ferry joint ticket

06:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
16:40
Maenam (Samui), Koh Samui
10h 40m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,350
× 2 = ฿ 2,700
46 seats available
21:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
11:20
Maenam (Samui), Koh Samui
14h 20m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,400
× 2 = ฿ 2,800
49 seats available

From Hua Lamphong to Koh Samui by train+bus+ferry joint ticket

Bangkok - Chumphon - Koh Samui
17:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
01:20
Chumphon
8h 15m
Refund
20 seats available
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 3 hours 40 mins)
05:00
Chumphon Lomprayah (Train Station)
11:20
Maenam (Samui), Koh Samui
6h 20m
Instant Refund
49 seats available
Total
18h 15m
฿ 2,180
× 2 = ฿ 4,360
Bangkok - Suratthani - Koh Samui
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Refund
Only 2 seats left!
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
07:30
Suratthani Train Station
13:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
5h 30m
Instant Refund
10 seats available
Total
17h 30m
฿ 1,989
× 2 = ฿ 3,978
Bangkok - Suratthani - Koh Samui
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Refund
10 seats available
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
07:30
Suratthani Train Station
13:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
5h 30m
Instant Refund
10 seats available
Total
17h 30m
฿ 1,458
× 2 = ฿ 2,916
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Refund
Only 2 seats left!
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
08:30
Suratthani Train Station
10:55
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
2h 25m
Instant Refund
37 seats available
Total
15h 25m
฿ 2,089
× 2 = ฿ 4,178
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Refund
10 seats available
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
08:30
Suratthani Train Station
10:55
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
2h 25m
Instant Refund
37 seats available
Total
15h 25m
฿ 1,558
× 2 = ฿ 3,116

From Hua Lamphong to Koh Samui by bus+ferry joint ticket

19:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
10:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
15h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,000
× 2 = ฿ 2,000
25 seats available

From Khao San Jolly Travel to Koh Samui by bus+ferry joint ticket

18:00
Khao San Jolly Travel, Bangkok
12:00
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
18h
Instant
฿ 800
× 2 = ฿ 1,600
  available

From Ratchadamnoen Avenue to Koh Samui by bus+ferry joint ticket

17:00
Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok
10:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
17h 30m
฿ 849
× 2 = ฿ 1,698
10 seats available
17:00
Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok
10:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
17h 30m
฿ 1,099
× 2 = ฿ 2,198
10 seats available
17:00
Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok
10:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
17h 30m
฿ 949
× 2 = ฿ 1,898
10 seats available

From Don Mueang Airport to Koh Samui by flight+bus+ferry joint ticket

Bangkok to Koh Samui
#DD7804
06:00
Don Mueang Airport
07:10
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
  available
Change stations. Take taxi (fees apply) - 2 min, 1.1 km (Next departure after 20 mins)
07:30
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
12:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
5h
Instant Refund
30 seats available
Total
6h 30m
฿ 2,263
× 2 = ฿ 4,526
Bangkok to Koh Samui
#DD7208
06:10
Don Mueang Airport
07:20
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
  available
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 0 m (Next departure after 1 hour 10 mins)
08:30
Suratthani Airport
13:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
4h 30m
Instant Refund
26 seats available
Total
6h 50m
฿ 2,465
× 2 = ฿ 4,930
Bangkok to Koh Samui
#FD3188
06:50
Don Mueang Airport
08:00
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
1h 10m
Instant
  available
Change stations. Take taxi (fees apply) - 2 min, 1.1 km (Next departure after 30 mins)
08:30
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
13:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
4h 30m
Instant Refund
10 seats available
Total
6h 10m
฿ 2,089
× 2 = ฿ 4,178
Bangkok to Koh Samui
#FD3235
07:10
Don Mueang Airport
08:10
Suratthani Airport
1h
Instant
  available
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 0 m (Next departure after 20 mins)
08:30
Suratthani Airport
13:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
4h 30m
Instant Refund
26 seats available
Total
5h 50m
฿ 1,975
× 2 = ฿ 3,950
Don Mueang Airport - Suratthani Airport - Koh Samui
#SL734
08:35
Don Mueang Airport
09:45
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
  available
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 0 m (Next departure after 3 hours 45 mins)
13:30
Suratthani Airport
16:45
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 15m
Instant Refund
48 seats available
Total
8h 10m
฿ 1,581
× 2 = ฿ 3,162
Bangkok to Koh Samui
#SL734
08:35
Don Mueang Airport
09:45
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
  available
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 0 m (Next departure after 1 hour)
10:45
Suratthani Airport
16:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
5h 45m
Instant Refund
31 seats available
Total
7h 55m
฿ 1,581
× 2 = ฿ 3,162
Bangkok to Koh Samui
#DD7210
09:20
Don Mueang Airport
10:30
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
  available
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 0 m (Next departure after 15 mins)
10:45
Suratthani Airport
16:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
5h 45m
Instant Refund
31 seats available
Total
7h 10m
฿ 2,263
× 2 = ฿ 4,526
Bangkok to Koh Samui
#FD3237
09:50
Don Mueang Airport
10:55
Suratthani Airport
1h 5m
Instant
  available
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 0 m (Next departure after 25 mins)
11:20
Suratthani Airport
16:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
5h 10m
Instant Refund
31 seats available
Total
6h 40m
฿ 1,975
× 2 = ฿ 3,950

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Samui by flight

#TG103
06:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
07:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,397
× 2 = ฿ 12,794
  available
#PG103
06:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
07:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 4,293
× 2 = ฿ 8,586
  available
#PG117
07:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
08:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,527
× 2 = ฿ 13,054
  available
#TG281
07:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
08:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 5,413
× 2 = ฿ 10,826
  available
#PG121
07:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
08:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 4,293
× 2 = ฿ 8,586
  available
#PG123
08:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:20
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 4,293
× 2 = ฿ 8,586
  available
#TG5904
08:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:20
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,397
× 2 = ฿ 12,794
  available
#PG119
08:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 4,293
× 2 = ฿ 8,586
  available
#TG5906
08:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,397
× 2 = ฿ 12,794
  available
#PG1111
08:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:15
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 4,293
× 2 = ฿ 8,586
  available
#PG805
09:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,035
× 2 = ฿ 12,070
  available
#PG115
09:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:45
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 4,293
× 2 = ฿ 8,586
  available
#TG5908
09:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:45
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,397
× 2 = ฿ 12,794
  available
#PG1121
09:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:15
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 4,936
× 2 = ฿ 9,872
  available
#TG129
09:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,397
× 2 = ฿ 12,794
  available
#PG129
09:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,035
× 2 = ฿ 12,070
  available
#PG125
10:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 4,293
× 2 = ฿ 8,586
  available
#PG1141
11:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
12:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 4,936
× 2 = ฿ 9,872
  available
#TG5914
11:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
12:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,397
× 2 = ฿ 12,794
  available
#PG5914
11:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
12:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,527
× 2 = ฿ 13,054
  available
#PG963
11:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
12:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 11,115
× 2 = ฿ 22,230
  available
#PG5912
12:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,527
× 2 = ฿ 13,054
  available
#PG133
12:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,035
× 2 = ฿ 12,070
  available
#TG5912
12:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,397
× 2 = ฿ 12,794
  available
#PG135
12:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,527
× 2 = ฿ 13,054
  available
#PG141
13:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
14:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,035
× 2 = ฿ 12,070
  available
#PG145
13:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
14:40
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 4,293
× 2 = ฿ 8,586
  available
#PG1149
13:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:20
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 4,293
× 2 = ฿ 8,586
  available
#TG5918
14:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,397
× 2 = ฿ 12,794
  available
#PG961
14:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,035
× 2 = ฿ 12,070
  available
#PG153
15:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,527
× 2 = ฿ 13,054
  available
#PG155
15:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:25
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,527
× 2 = ฿ 13,054
  available
#TG287
15:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 5,039
× 2 = ฿ 10,078
  available
#PG873
15:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:40
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 4,293
× 2 = ฿ 8,586
  available
#TG5920
15:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:40
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,397
× 2 = ฿ 12,794
  available
#PG1155
15:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:55
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 4,293
× 2 = ฿ 8,586
  available
#TG5922
16:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:10
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,397
× 2 = ฿ 12,794
  available
#PG951
16:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:10
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 4,293
× 2 = ฿ 8,586
  available
#TG5924
16:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:20
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,397
× 2 = ฿ 12,794
  available
#PG163
16:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:20
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,527
× 2 = ฿ 13,054
  available
#PG169
16:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:55
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 4,293
× 2 = ฿ 8,586
  available
#PG167
17:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,527
× 2 = ฿ 13,054
  available
#PG171
17:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:15
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,527
× 2 = ฿ 13,054
  available
#TG5926
17:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:15
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,397
× 2 = ฿ 12,794
  available
#PG181
18:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 4,293
× 2 = ฿ 8,586
  available
#TG5928
18:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:20
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,397
× 2 = ฿ 12,794
  available
#PG914
18:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:45
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 4,293
× 2 = ฿ 8,586
  available
#TG5930
18:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:40
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,397
× 2 = ฿ 12,794
  available
#PG183
18:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:40
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,527
× 2 = ฿ 13,054
  available
#PG185
19:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:25
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,527
× 2 = ฿ 13,054
  available
#PG187
19:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 4,293
× 2 = ฿ 8,586
  available
#PG189
19:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 4,293
× 2 = ฿ 8,586
  available
#TG5934
19:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,397
× 2 = ฿ 12,794
  available
#PG199
20:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
21:55
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 4,293
× 2 = ฿ 8,586
  available
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20:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
21:55
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,397
× 2 = ฿ 12,794
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Lomprayah
Koh Tao & Koh Nangyuan One Day Snorkeling 06:30


Passenger reviews out of total 45,417 passengers traveled with us on this route

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 though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

★★★★☆ Aug 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice staff and clean train. Bed was big enough for 2 persons. We would recommend it totally
★★☆☆☆ Aug 19, 2017 (bus Economy, Paradive Travel)
★★☆☆☆ Aug 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was full of bugs!
★★★☆☆ Aug 19, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Very well organized! However the air con in the bus was very noisy and the toilet not acceptable! No stops during the journey. We arrived too late but I think the reason was the weather and not under control of the operator!
★★★★☆ Aug 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We booked 2 lower births on the train however the lower birth can easily fit 2 people so next time would be comfortable to book one lower and one upper in order to leave a lower for someone else. Exit 3 at the Bangkok Railway station has some good and inexpensive restaurants while you are waiting for your train to depart. We ordered takeaways there. Much better than the train food at a fraction of the cost.
★★★★★ Aug 17, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Many thanks for the perfect service. 100% recomendation!
★★★★☆ Aug 17, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
1st class surprisingly comfortable
★★★★☆ Aug 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice staff and clean train however no electrical plugs
★★★★☆ Aug 16, 2017 (bus Economy, Paradive Travel)
★★★★★ Aug 15, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Cool trip. Definitely recommend it.
★★★★☆ Aug 14, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 14, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 14, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Despite timely reservation, our 6 beds were not close together. Also no light and water in toilet, no water to clean hands, bedlights broken. Nighttrain is still a comfortable way to travel
★★★☆☆ Aug 14, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Check in was chaotic and lacked information regarding our bags. We checked in first and were told to walk to a waiting area. Nobody communicated our baggage process. We arrived with out bags. The next transport we received our bags. A Detailed list should be provided in print of the step by step check in process and what is to follow.
★★★★☆ Aug 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train delayed of 3 hours. A/C too cold for sleeping.
★★★★★ Aug 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very friendly staff on thr train!
★★★★★ Aug 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very nice trip. But today our train got late. Still this time I m in train. I don't what will be position of my further reservation from Suratthani to Phuket
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Good smooth journey. Could improve on their information to passengers as at times we were unsure of what we were to be doing/going.
★★☆☆☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12goAsia handled everything perfectly. They are not at fault. However, the train itself was literally crawling with bugs. Not just one or two, but an infestation. All sizes and kinds. They would literally run over our arms while we were reading. Made for a very unpleasant journey, and very little sleep.
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
El tren salió puntual. Las camas me sorprendieron por lo cómodas, aunque son algo pequeñas. Fue una experiencia diferente. Lo único criticable es la higiene del baño.
★★★★☆ Aug 10, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
I travelled on a first class cabin with air conditioning, although it was too cold the night was good. As you board on the train the staff comes to ask you for dinner and breakfast. ( Do not expect anything ). Prepare yourself, They don't speak English so well. Later They come to prepare beds.
★★★★★ Aug 10, 2017 (train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
It was a very nice trip thank you for your wonderful service
★★★★★ Aug 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A perfect way of travelling. Comfortable. Good beds, Good food on board
★★★★☆ Aug 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All good - except for excruciatingly many roaches all around us on that train.
★★★★☆ Aug 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12go staff in Bangkok were friendly and efficient. Train was a pretty cool adventure. One thing - traveling as a couple you really should be allocated one lower and one upper bunk. We were allocated 2 upper bunks and this was pretty hard to manage in an enclosed space, with people also trying to get into their lower bunks. (The couple on our block who had the lower bunks had a lovely time!) Train staff were very efficient. Beds were clean. Food in the dining car was pretty good. Train arrived on time. Overall quite enjoyable!
★★★★★ Aug 9, 2017 (train #173 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Sufficient space for luggage. Had foldable tables so could play cards before going to sleep. Beds were completely prepared for us. Can get food and non alcoholic drinks on the train. Sleep was ok. Trunk beds good to stretch out only for body size up to 185cm.
★★☆☆☆ Aug 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Service at the DOB office in BKK was great. Very quick, helpful and kind. The Panthip bus after the fine train ride was a bad experience though. The agent started yelling at me loudly, hitting me twice!, and telling me off before I even saw her coming because I was doing as suggested and walking INTO the Panthip office/restaurant. She accosted me right off the train. Asked if we could stop to grab a water bottle and she nastily yelled no, so we went to the bus and sat on it for nearly an hour before departure. Then came on the bus and told me and my wife off there too for not knowing she was the agent. On top of that, they failed to mention the toilet on the bus is out of order and so it can be quite uncomfortable after 1 hour wait + 1.5 hour ride to ferry ! Just fly or go with another company than Panthip for bus and boat.
★★☆☆☆ Aug 7, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Airco was too cold. Got no water. Had no idea where I was in the country or if there was a delay or anything.
★★★★★ Aug 7, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great little adventure, was a fun way to travel
★★★★★ Aug 6, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was very good and we had a nice trip. They gave us breakfast and lunch. We arrived on time.
★★★★☆ Aug 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Did the job. Staff good, bed comfy- what more do you need!
★★★☆☆ Aug 5, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good value in 2nd class. Only downside was the uncomfortably stiff pillow, but maybe I'd sleep fine if I brought my own. I'd do it again.
★★★★★ Aug 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 5, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Travel was oke! Service on line good, but rules about refund not clear. After all got 15% back in stead of promised 80. And tickets were all changed from lower to upper bed. Pity
★★☆☆☆ Aug 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was really nice with comfort beds. A/C is very cold bring some warm clothes with you
★★★★★ Aug 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excelent service. The train is comfortable.
★★★★☆ Aug 2, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good stuff
★★★★★ Aug 2, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 1, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
I booked the trip 2 months in advance however despite this my orginal choose of a carriage (2nd class aircon) was fully booked. In fact the train we wanted to catch was fully booked so we had to catch an earlier train. I found this odd as 12go can only book tickets a month in advance so should have been able to purchase them on the first day of sale. For this reason we ended in a second class fan carriage (where the heat was unbearable and got no sleep) arriving at 3:18am. 12Go also didn't inform us that once off the train we would have to wait 2 and a half hours for the transfer to the pier, as our ferry didn't leave until 7am. If I had known this in advance I would have picked an alternative day/method of transport.
★★★☆☆ Jul 31, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12Go staff were organized and picking up tickets was not a problem. Train was noisier and rougher than expected, but we could have known this...
★★☆☆☆ Jul 30, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
There is a huge difference between a Class 2 train ac or fan. The one with fan is way older in all aspects, less comfortable and Hot. Didn't like that this train stopped at so many stations. Water in toilets and sink were not always there. Next time we definitely go for Class 2- ac
★★★★☆ Jul 30, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Plain left on time, good flight!
★★★★☆ Jul 30, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 29, 2017 (train #173 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Jul 29, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was an old train. My bench fell apart and the table was dirty. There was no food car and the meals were way too expensive. The only nice thing was that the bottom bunk was wide so I could sleep next to my boyfriend.
★★★★☆ Jul 29, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Comfortable journey to Surat Thani. Bring your own food. Food offered in train is mediocre and no value for money.
★★★☆☆ Jul 29, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Our car was very loud.
★★★★★ Jul 29, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Good trip on Express train to Chumphon in a 2nd class seat with air con. 25 minute delay but still good as had rain entire journey.
★★★★☆ Jul 27, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice trip, very friendly personal. Only one negative remark : In Bangkok the train was cleaned by a water shower, but unfortunately that was not enough to remove the dust from the windows. For better outlook they should be cleaned by wishing with a brush.
★★★★☆ Jul 27, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★☆☆☆ Jul 27, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The cabine was old, the toilet very dirty
★★★★★ Jul 27, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really good service! We took a train plus a bus from bangkok to krabi. We arrive faster than planned!
★★★★★ Jul 27, 2017 (train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 27, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 26, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great trip!!
★★★★☆ Jul 26, 2017 (train #173 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The air conditioning was really cold. Difficult for our friends on the top bunks to sleep because the lights stayed on the entire time. People came on the train selling food periodically which was nice. Overall, really comfortable and convenient.
★★★★★ Jul 26, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service would definitely use again
★★★★☆ Jul 26, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great way to get to Koh Panghan with the four of us. Train was comfortable with beds able to fit me at 6'4" (194cm) and was able to sleep In between frequent stops and general loudness of the train journey. Do not expect the Orient Express here but for the price, great value. Breakfast was average. Efficient departure from the train with a little wait in the local cafe. On to bus for 1 hour to the port. Departure ok ferry right on at 10:15. Staff very helpful all along the entire journey. 12Go has been a great way to go!!
★★★★★ Jul 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very pleasant trip. 12go booked very nice lower berths.
★★★★☆ Jul 24, 2017 (train #83 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Friendly staff, comfortable beds, no issues whatsoever
★★★☆☆ Jul 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very comfortable trip. A/C was very cold, but the blanket provided was sufficient.
★★★☆☆ Jul 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Confort du train moyen. Couloir éclairé a fond toute la nuit ! Pourquoi ? Obligé de se coucher à 20h . toilettes vétustes . Réservation en ligne archaïque car obligé d'aller quand même chercher les tichets vers la gare. Difficile de loger les bagages. J'ai du dormir avec ma valise sur le lit !!
★★★★☆ Jul 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Beds were very comfortable. Was easy getting the ticket and finding my train and sit. Thanks!
★★★★☆ Jul 21, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air) :
Flyter bra
★★★☆☆ Jul 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very noisy and prices food expensive.
★★★☆☆ Jul 21, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Relaxte treinreis. Basis was oke. Vaak geen handenwas mogelijkheid. Maaltijden en drinken worden regelmatig aangeboden.
★★★★★ Jul 20, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 19, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
No complaints, everything was as promised. Easy pick up of the tickets near the station. Very smooth. The train was nice, the 1sth class cabine was spacious and cosy.
★★★★★ Jul 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12go we're really helpfully when our transport was late arriving to pick up tickets, they offered to come to the train platform with them when we were in a panic. The overnight sleeper (2nd Class with AC) was really comfortable and fun. The service was incredible and the food (dinner and breakfast) was great. We had always wanted to do this trip and look forward to the return leg. 12go and the railway company are awesome!
★★★★★ Jul 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
No complains... pleased
★★★★☆ Jul 17, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
We had a 1st class sleeper and traveled with 2 kids (7&8). Everything was ok
★★★☆☆ Jul 16, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Noisy train with many stops. Comfort of the beds is ok.
★★★★☆ Jul 15, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 13, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Friendly helpful staff. Train on schedule and informed us of arrival etc. comfortable journey. Just needed a bed ladder and toilet door to be fixed but very good overall.
★★★★☆ Jul 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pleasantly surprised. The attendant was helpful with beds and bags. The food prices and coffee prices are way above the going rate .
★★★★★ Jul 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 13, 2017 (train #173 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 12, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Really well organised and easy to find ticket office. Train was a great experience too
★★★★☆ Jul 12, 2017 (ferry Tourist Class, Jolly Travel) :
Took a bit longer than anticipated (by about 2.5 hours) but overall was fine. Took the overnight so that we could sleep the whole time. Jolly Travel staff was very friendly. Just needed a cheap way to get to Koh Samui and it got us there! Might fly next time though.
★★★★★ Jul 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The lower bed is super comfortable, the beddings were like new and the staff made the bed for us (great gesture). I had a nice sleep and good journey overall.
★★★☆☆ Jul 11, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good train but can't sleep very well
★★★★★ Jul 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great trip and experience!
★★★★★ Jul 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jul 10, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Expected aircondition. OK but hot and difficult to sleep
★★★★☆ Jul 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
If the lights were down it would be great. It was fairly quiet, blanket was really warm and the bed was clean. We were traveling as a couple and we had enough room on lower berth which was quite spacy, but the upper berth was full of our two backpacks. If traveling solo I would not recommend taking upper berth as there will be no room for your baggage when otherwise if you take lower berth you can sleep safely with the baggage. Whole car is fully booked by 12go so you don't travel with Thai people. I think it was quite safe and no worry about being robbed. Also you are woken up just before arrival. Only 45 minutes late which is acceptable.
★★★☆☆ Jul 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)

News @ Koh Samui

03 July 2017

Municipal and marine workers on Koh Samui have put up safety nets around Lamai Beach. A spokesperson for the Marine and Coastal Resources Department said the nets were designed to stop Portuguese man o’ war and jellyfish drifting in the seas and washing up on the beach.

15 June 2017

Tourists on Pattaya Beach Road were confronted by the rather unusual sight of emerald green sea on Tuesday. Marine experts say the transformation from the water’s usual blue colour was caused by a wave of plankton.

09 June 2017

The Phuket Lifeguard Service has issued a warning saying several Portuguese men of war have been spotted in the sea this week. The club’s president says several of the stinging jellyfish-like species have washed onto the island’s beaches since the start of the monsoon season.