Bangkok to Koh Samui @ train, ferry, bus, flight Apr 3, 2017

36 trips (THB 1,000 — 7,643)

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
50 seats available
21:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
11:20
Maenam (Samui), Koh Samui
14h 20m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,400
× 2 = ฿ 2,800
48 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
35 seats available
Total
18h 15m
฿ 2,180
× 2 = ฿ 4,360
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Refund
 
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
45 seats available
Total
15h 25m
฿ 2,089
× 2 = ฿ 4,178
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Refund
Only 4 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
45 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 Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Samui by flight

#PG103
06:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
07:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,707
× 2 = ฿ 11,414
  available
#TG281
07:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
08:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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฿ 5,688
× 2 = ฿ 11,376
  available
#PG121
07:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,707
× 2 = ฿ 11,414
  available
#PG123
08:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:45
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,707
× 2 = ฿ 11,414
  available
#PG119
09:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG115
09:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:45
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,707
× 2 = ฿ 11,414
  available
#PG129
09:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:25
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,707
× 2 = ฿ 11,414
  available
#PG125
10:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,707
× 2 = ฿ 11,414
  available
#PG1131
10:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
12:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG963
11:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:15
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
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× 2 = ฿ 11,414
  available
#PG1151
12:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG133
12:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
14:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,727
× 2 = ฿ 11,454
  available
#PG135
12:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
14:15
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG141
13:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
14:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,707
× 2 = ฿ 11,414
  available
#PG145
13:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,707
× 2 = ฿ 11,414
  available
#PG961
14:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:15
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,707
× 2 = ฿ 11,414
  available
#PG153
15:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#TG287
15:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 5,688
× 2 = ฿ 11,376
  available
#PG873
15:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 7,643
× 2 = ฿ 15,286
  available
#PG951
16:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,707
× 2 = ฿ 11,414
  available
#PG163
16:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:45
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG169
16:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:20
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,707
× 2 = ฿ 11,414
  available
#PG171
17:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:40
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG1177
17:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG914
18:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:45
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,707
× 2 = ฿ 11,414
  available
#PG183
18:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG185
19:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG187
19:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
21:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,707
× 2 = ฿ 11,414
  available
#PG189
20:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
21:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,707
× 2 = ฿ 11,414
  available
#PG199
20:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
22:25
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 5,707
× 2 = ฿ 11,414
  available

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.

Passenger reviews out of total 35,475 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)
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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 ^_^

★★★★★ Mar 29, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Fun experience. Will definitely do again. Service was great, and sleeper was super comfortable
★★★★☆ Mar 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Easy booking and easy to find the office. Beds were ok and staff was nice. Should have brought earplugs because it is very loud so I didn't get much sleep. 12GO is Great!
★★★★☆ Mar 28, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 26, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Mar 26, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very good staff. Bathroom disgusting on our class II ac overnight route from BKK to ST but functioned. Maybe my expectations were a bit high there I don't know? Efficient ride, nice staff, and pleasantly surprised by ease of transition to buying tickets for a van ride to Khao Son NP after got off train at Surat Thani. Thanks for that streamlined service and good coffee! (Had expected to have to arrange an expensive taxi elsewhere to arrange ride to Khao Sok. Convenient).
★★★★★ Mar 25, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Thanks 12go Asia, everything was organized so smooth!
★★★★☆ Mar 25, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 24, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 23, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Mar 22, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
The seat in the bus was uncomfortable, the cushion needs replacing. The bus arrived too early (04:35) at the jetty for the ferry which didn't depart until just after 07:30, some 3 hr wait. Upon arrival at the jetty, the shops were still closed. No one to explain what the process would be. I won't use this service again ????
★★★★☆ Mar 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
AC was extremly cold.
★★★☆☆ Mar 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was okay, on time and quite comfy. A few cockroaches which we expected from other reviews. The staff were quite pushy and unfriendly on train 85. The ferry bus was late, but a nice ride over which made you forget about it.
★★★★★ Mar 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Das obere Bett ist sehr schmal... wer ruhig schläft, ist im Vorteil ;)
★★★★★ Mar 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Just what I expected. Finding the offices was very easy per their instructions. The train itself was clean enough and had AC. Booking with them was great.
★★★★★ Mar 16, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
As always, nice and easy:)
★★★★★ Mar 15, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Brilliant service! Very efficient, helpful and polite.
★★★★★ Mar 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 13, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Train okay but old. Staff give drinks and fruit...and then collect money qithout saying you had to pay.
★★★★★ Mar 12, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
The ladies in the 12Go office are VERY helpful. The service charge is to cover cost of someone going to the station to make your booking - it's not computerised yet! Train was OK, comfortable seat, cool fan. The conductors and lady helped with my heavy bag :-) Free coffee and a nice bun, then food which was disappointing. Take your own. Overall, it was GOOD VALUE compared to British train prices!!! Don't stress about delays, just plan plenty of time for your arrival. 5*****.Ka!
★★★★★ Mar 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Very friendly and helpful staff.First time that we could book the train in advance. Although it is more expensive than buying from SRT directely we could get a seat on same day of arrival in Bangkok. Thank you
★★★★★ Mar 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Mar 11, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Ticket pick up good. Train itself 4* Food 1* punctuality 1hr late no real reason, no trains ahead or coming other direction.
★★★★☆ Mar 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 11, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
pleasant and uncomplicated trip
★★★★★ Mar 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
One of the best rides I have ever had.
★★★★★ Mar 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 9, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good bed's, nice service, one person of security personnel per train. Just the many stops in the middle of nowhere & the lights being on all night woke you up quite frequently.
★★★★★ Mar 9, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very easy to book and pleasant to deal with.
★★★★☆ Mar 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
My first overnight train and I would sooo do it again. The train could have been labelled better in terms of their carriage number. I had to eventually ask someone and good thing I did because I had walked straight past my designated carriage. The train Assistant was very friendly and very helpful. He made everyone's bed and the bed was very comfortable. I like the little pink curtains that everyone got to make your berth area private to only you. There could have been more areas to charge your phone. Unfortunately the only areas to charge were right in the middle of the carriage. The toilets were quite unclean and really cramped which dampened my experience.
★★★☆☆ Mar 7, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Well organised and comfortable bus and ferry. But, would have been good with at least one stop during bus ride ( to get food, go to toilet etc). Ferry took a lot longer than expected
★★★☆☆ Mar 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Toilets Not easy to Use for me. Not good for a long trip. Also could Not sleep as lights were Not Turned off
★★★★★ Mar 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice and confy beds...a long distance trip but it was worth it for sure :) i recommend!!!
★★★★★ Mar 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All as promised. Trains on time, tickets easy to pick up from 12go. Smooth.
★★★★☆ Mar 4, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 3, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We had a lower and upper berth. Train left a few minutes late but we got there at the stated arrival time. The guy working there made up our beds, they were clean and comfortable. Toilets were decent as train toilets go! They also woke us up a few minutes before our stop so we didn't miss it.
★★★★★ Feb 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Feb 27, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Kind of a long trip ,do not expect the beds and facilities you find in Europe, but ok for Thailand
★★★★☆ Feb 26, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The overnight train was a really fun experience and would highly recommend. The bed was comfy but the train wasn't marked well so you had to ask to make sure you were in the right place/car on the train because they do not check your tickets until after it takes off so that was weird because you could've easily been on the wrong train and wouldn't have known it until later.
★★★★★ Feb 25, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Everything worked first class
★★★★★ Feb 25, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
We could pick up our payed for ticket in the early morning outside the DOB building. That was very practical ! The 6,5 hour train ride to Chumphon was really nice and rather relaxing...
★★★★☆ Feb 24, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
All fine. We had a nice journey. Thank you for the great support!
★★★★★ Feb 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Feb 24, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The service around booking and picking up the tickets was absolutely great. The Pick up office in Bangkok had a super friendly and helpfullstaff and without a doubt I would use their service again. The train however is a different story; it is an experience we chose to have rather than a saving money thing. And an experience it was.. toilets smelled and looked worse than on a 3 day festival. Our first class cabin was ok, it looked a bit dirty but no animals/bugs and the airco worked. So if you look for an experience without too much sleep, book 1st class because the 2nd class is a whole other story!
★★★★☆ Feb 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good trip, bed was a little tight for me (1.87). Service good. Overall experience good. Would recommend it!
★★★★★ Feb 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The staff at the 12go office was friendly, the train departed and arrived on time. It was clean and looked safe.
★★★★☆ Feb 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 21, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything arranged as promished. Even a berth with electicity as requested!
★★★★★ Feb 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 20, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
easiest train ride i ever had in asia booked and payed online via credit card, the ticket got confirmed first thing in the morning. office was easy to find thanks to directions on the voucher. friendly staff. The train ride it self was okay, 2nd class sleeper is a little small for a 2 meter german guy and unfortunately there was a few cockroaches in my bed. lucky i just discovered them just 1 hour before we arrived. the ride itself was smooth and fast. mobile reception most of the way, power outlets are provided. as well as food, but i recommend you to get take away from the food court. would book again
★★★★★ Feb 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Better than by plane!
★★★★☆ Feb 19, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
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★★★★☆ Feb 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything was totally fine - though the itinerary made it appear as though we'd be taking an earlier ferry, and not have to wait 1.5hrs at the train station before being transported to the pier.
★★★★☆ Feb 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Comfortable sleeper on the train, not much room for luggage though
★★★★★ Feb 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 17, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Good expérience ! WE slept a lot. It'ts very old...but very confortable and very clean .
★★★☆☆ Feb 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 15, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 15, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Everything ok. Friendly managment. Nice trip
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (train #167 Class II Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All went just fine. I picked up my ticket in Bangkok the day before the trip. The office was easy to find and ig staying along Sukhumvit str. there is no need for a taxi to drive you to the train station, just take the underground mrt. I wil use 12go.asia again
★★★★☆ Feb 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
good train and clean, slept all the way. they should have more people making the beds so it doesn't take that much time.
★★★★☆ Feb 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything was Nice :) The Train was on time and The sleeping beds where really nice. Bring warm clothes!!!! It gets cold as f*** at night :)
★★★★☆ Feb 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good service in general. Train shoul improve toilet cleaning. Lights remain on during the night.
★★★★☆ Feb 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Feb 11, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
A fun local experience! A little noisy, but the staff were great and really helpful. Second class sleeper train was basic but adequate, and the toilets were remarkably clean (well done to the staff!). Good service, the train left on time but arrived over an hour Kate but it didn't affected the connections to the ferry. I get the impression it's a normal event and everything ran very smoothly.
★★★★★ Feb 11, 2017 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Feb 9, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Food was expensive and not great. Cabin was filthy and had cockroaches. "Express train" stopped constantly making it impossible to sleep. Most of the trek was in the dark so not even good scenery. For the same price you could fly in 1/10th the time.
★★★★★ Feb 9, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Feb 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Travelled in 2nd class sleeping wagon with ac, but for some reason where I was sleeping there was no ac which made the experience a bit unpleasant.
★★★★★ Feb 8, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
It was veri good!
★★★★★ Feb 8, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
An easy and cheap way to get to Chumphon. The train was clean and it was easy to sleep with the AC. The operator came to get us when we arrived at our stop (it was not the end of the line).
★★★★★ Feb 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The trip by 12go Asia was perfectly organised!
★★★★☆ Feb 7, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great service in booking our tickets online. Pick up office in Bangkok had super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Will definitely use again!
★★★★★ Feb 6, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service. 12goAsia service is amazing.
★★★★★ Feb 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service and easy travel
★★★★★ Feb 6, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Really easy to find office to pick up on tickets. Staff was super helpful.
★★★☆☆ Feb 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was 2 hours delayed on start from Bangkok. Standard inside for me OK - appropriate to the price comparing with flight on the islands surrounding. Fresh beddings, owfful toilet and the train riding very turubulently.
★★★☆☆ Feb 5, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
It was on time. A fairly old bus but ok way to budget travel would have been good to be told when we would stop as to gauge if you need the toilet on the bus which is not for the faint hearted! Bear in mind it is a very long trip I got to my hotel in koh samui in 19 hours after departure. But overall if on a budget I would recommend it.
★★★☆☆ Feb 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything went according to the schedule and was mostly as promised. The only thing that was bad is the fact that Lomprayah agency (possibly a parter on 12 go Asia) at Suratthani train station offered me a transfer service at Koh Samui to my accomodation and that this would be our last chance to get it for 200 bat. Of course being tired from the trip and not willing to haggle with local taxis i accepted. Once i got on the catamaran the same service from the same agency cost 150 bat. That is very unprofessional so either employees where adding on the price or this is an agency scam. Either way 50 bat is not much but its a matter of principle. It is really a small amount to risk reputation and i believe the agency already added enough surcharge on real value of train tickets and combined bus ferry ticket. It wouldnt hurt to be nicer to your clients. Nevertheless would reccommend it with precaution what you purchase on top of the deal.
★★★★☆ Feb 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pleasant staff. Comfortable ride
★★★★★ Feb 2, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
everything perfect!!
★★★★☆ Feb 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It's not fast! But it's comfortable and a good experience. The trains are always late, but just relax, you'll get to your destination eventually.
★★★★☆ Feb 2, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
We found the process of booking online with 12goasia very easy and without any problems. Quick responses to emails and confirmation of tickets. Email told us easy instructions for how to collect tickets. Staff very friendly. The train although we booked first class was not the best (communal toilets not clean) but we have been on worse trains in UK. The staff made the beds for us and the cabin itself was clean. Very difficult to sleep but expected on this style of train.
★★★★★ Feb 1, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Impeccable service with commentary provided to the booking well followed. Would use them again for long distance bookings in Thailand.
★★★☆☆ Feb 1, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Was surprised when we picked up our train tickets that we were charged 250bht. per ticket extra as agent fees. Tickets were 510bht each, so we paid 500bht. service charge. Understand that a company has to make a profit, but that much is too much. Will give ourselves more time for n the future and buy them ourselves. Train ride was great value for what the trains charged, but try to avoid the washrooms.
★★★★★ Jan 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Всё отлично! Отправление и прибытие вовремя. Комфортно, широкая полка, бельё застилает проводник. В туалете при желании и наличии сноровки можно ополоснуться. Предлагают относительно недорогое питание.
★★★★★ Jan 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Travelled in both air con (18 Dec) and fan (30 Jan) coaches. Air-con coach is not as cold as some reviews had put it. With the provided blanket, you can have good comfortable sleep. Fan coach can be very warm and stuffy before it move off. With open windows along the way, it can be noisy and breezy - too much for a good sleep if you are a light sleeper. Bed is clean and they set up early so you can rest (within an hour for air-con coach and 2 hours for fan coach). On arrival of your station, the coach master will wake you up - no worry of missing your station. Toilet on board is clean and well equipped - you can even take a shower inside. There are also basic outside for wash up - reliefing congestion during peak morning hours. If you are connecting to a ferry, the bus operator that brings you to the ferry terminal will be waiting at the station exit and direct you to the appropriate counter - very convenient.
★★★★★ Jan 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything went very smoothly. Train clean and on time. AC was quite cold so warm clothes were needed. Personnel friendly.
★★★☆☆ Jan 29, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
the train was good but it kept stopping for no reason, which made us 1 hour and a half late and miss the bus. We didn't have to pay any extra for the second bus that the company provided but it isn't really nice for a trip that should last 14h in total to last more than 20 (bangkok-phuket) - i am still at the bus while writing this.
★★★☆☆ Jan 29, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was late so missed bus connection... new bus provided makes frequent stops and is putting us in Phuket 6 hr later than scheduled.

News @ Koh Samui

27 March 2017

Thailand’s aviation authorities have warned that an increase in the number of flight arrivals for the Songkran Festival may cause delays at airports. Aeronautical Radio of Thailand says 10 per cent more flights are expected over the peak Songkran period between 11 and 17 April.

23 March 2017

The partial closure of one runway at Bangkok’s main international airport is taking its toll on flight schedules. Statistics released by Air Traffic Services Thailand show that for the first 10 days of the shutdown at Suvarnabhumi Airport, an average 100 flights a day were 10 minutes late in taking off.

07 March 2017

Thailand’s weather forecasters say that summer has officially arrived and soaring temperatures are on their way. The national Meteorological Department released a statement yesterday saying the hotter weather conditions over the past few days had marked the end of the cooler winter season and the onset of summer.