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 Sep 30, 2017

36 trips (THB 800 — 7,830)

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
 
20:00
Khao San Songserm, Bangkok
13:15
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
17h 15m
Instant
฿ 950
× 2 = ฿ 1,900
 

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
 
21:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
11:20
Maenam (Samui), Koh Samui
14h 20m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,400
× 2 = ฿ 2,800
 

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
Instant Refund
 
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
 
Total
18h 15m
฿ 2,180
× 2 = ฿ 4,360
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Instant 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
 
Total
15h 25m
฿ 1,558
× 2 = ฿ 3,116
Bangkok - Suratthani - Koh Samui
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Instant Refund
Only 6 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
 
Total
17h 30m
฿ 1,989
× 2 = ฿ 3,978
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Instant Refund
Only 6 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
 
Total
15h 25m
฿ 2,089
× 2 = ฿ 4,178
Bangkok - Suratthani - Koh Samui
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Instant Refund
 
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
 
Total
17h 30m
฿ 1,458
× 2 = ฿ 2,916

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
 

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

18:00
Khao San Jolly Travel, Bangkok
10:00
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
16h
Instant
฿ 800
× 2 = ฿ 1,600
 

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

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

From Southern Terminal to Koh Samui by bus+ferry joint ticket

07:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
20:30
Koh Samui
13h 30m
฿ 919
× 2 = ฿ 1,838
 
20:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
09:30
Koh Samui
13h 30m
฿ 919
× 2 = ฿ 1,838
 

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
 
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
 
Total
6h 30m
฿ 2,264
× 2 = ฿ 4,528
Bangkok to Koh Samui
#DD7208
06:10
Don Mueang Airport
07:20
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
 
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 1 hour 10 mins)
08:30
Suratthani Airport
13:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
4h 30m
Instant Refund
 
Total
6h 50m
฿ 2,264
× 2 = ฿ 4,528
Bangkok to Koh Samui
#FD3188
06:50
Don Mueang Airport
08:00
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
1h 10m
Instant
 
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
 
Total
6h 10m
฿ 2,430
× 2 = ฿ 4,860
Bangkok to Koh Samui
#FD3235
07:10
Don Mueang Airport
08:10
Suratthani Airport
1h
Instant
 
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 20 mins)
08:30
Suratthani Airport
13:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
4h 30m
Instant Refund
 
Total
5h 50m
฿ 1,975
× 2 = ฿ 3,950
Bangkok to Koh Samui
#SL734
08:35
Don Mueang Airport
09:45
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
 
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 1 hour)
10:45
Suratthani Airport
16:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
5h 45m
Instant Refund
 
Total
7h 55m
฿ 1,880
× 2 = ฿ 3,760
Don Mueang Airport - Suratthani Airport - Koh Samui
#SL734
08:35
Don Mueang Airport
09:45
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
 
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 3 hours 45 mins)
13:30
Suratthani Airport
16:45
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 15m
Instant Refund
 
Total
8h 10m
฿ 1,880
× 2 = ฿ 3,760
Bangkok to Koh Samui
#FD3237
09:50
Don Mueang Airport
10:55
Suratthani Airport
1h 5m
Instant
 
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 25 mins)
11:20
Suratthani Airport
16:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
5h 10m
Instant Refund
 
Total
6h 40m
฿ 1,975
× 2 = ฿ 3,950

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Samui by flight

#TG281
07:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
08:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 7,830
× 2 = ฿ 15,660
 
#PG121
07:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
08:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,539
× 2 = ฿ 13,078
 
#PG123
08:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:20
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,539
× 2 = ฿ 13,078
 
#PG129
09:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,539
× 2 = ฿ 13,078
 
#PG961
14:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,539
× 2 = ฿ 13,078
 
#TG287
15:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 7,081
× 2 = ฿ 14,162
 
#PG951
16:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:10
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,539
× 2 = ฿ 13,078
 
#PG169
16:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:55
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,539
× 2 = ฿ 13,078
 
#PG181
18:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,539
× 2 = ฿ 13,078
 
#PG914
18:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:45
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
Instant
฿ 6,539
× 2 = ฿ 13,078
 
#PG187
19:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,539
× 2 = ฿ 13,078
 
#PG189
19:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 6,539
× 2 = ฿ 13,078
 
#PG199
20:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
21:55
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
฿ 5,686
× 2 = ฿ 11,372
 

Adventures @ Koh Samui



Passenger reviews out of total 47,218 passengers traveled with us on this route

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★★★★★ Sep 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I did have a good rest at the night train to chumpon. 12go.asia has offer a great service for the booking????????
★★★★☆ Sep 22, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Smooth crossing. Straight forward journey, no problems.
★★★☆☆ Sep 21, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The experience made this a great adventure. The 1st class sleepers definitely need a refurb - the bathroom facilities leave a lot to be desired. We found them to be dirty and smellie and the teenagers preferred to hold on rather than use them! The food on board was tasty but expensive. You could bring your own but you could also buy from the industrious locals who board the train at various stations within Bangkok to sell you food. Whilst the food was tasty I wouldn't recommend the restaurant car - it was a long way from first class. Please can you give the carriages a good clean and paint and do some maintenance. The bed linen was great, fresh and clean and a lovely cotton blanket although we were cold as the aircon cannot be changed and it was cold.
★★★★☆ Sep 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Sep 16, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Sep 15, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
If your expecting, English first class, lower your expectations now! Take your own food and drink on, check out your window before you unlock your door, sometimes locals jump on the train and try and sell you their food or drink!! Ear plugs would be useful, the space is small but after the beds were made up and we settled in for the night, you get to watch the world go by, I loved it, my husband was not so convinced!! It was an experience and adventure.
★★★★★ Sep 15, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Well organised!
★★★★★ Sep 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very clean. We read that the airconditioning was set to cold, but if you close the curtans it warms up in no time.
★★★★☆ Sep 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really good fun with our twin boys (6). The organisation and help from 12Go made it very easy. We travelled second class. Not luxurious but about what we expected and the food was OK too. There was a 2hr delay ( but these things happen) but we were still able to catch the next ferry to Koh Phangan so even this did not cause too much of a problem.
★★★★☆ Sep 11, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
We didn't know they served coffee and lunch.
★★★★☆ Sep 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really comfortable beds :)
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
simple, comfortable, on time. definitely take the lower berth on the fan train.
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Sep 7, 2017 (ferry Tourist Class, Jolly Travel)
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 5, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Good journey overall. Bus very enjoyable but ferry organisation could be improved. A bit of a mess when stopping at different islands
★★★★★ Sep 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We took the 2nd class train (with AC) and it was very nice! We both slept at the bottom bunks. (Much more comfortable and a little wider than the top bunk.) There was a lady and a man who were selling snacks and morning hot chocolate in the morning. I think it got much cleaner than before, as there weren't any cockroaches or anything like that (which I often saw 5-10 years ago). Overall, it was a very pleasant ride!
★★★☆☆ Sep 2, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
+Very well organized. +good and fast boat -technical condition of the bus (seats were no fixed, strange engine noices, bad smell from noisy aircondition) -we were 1 hour late, because of lack of diesel in the tank!
★★☆☆☆ Sep 2, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Seats and beds were comfy, food was horrible and over priced. Before we left some dodgy guy came into the cabin trying to force us into paying for over priced beer which he had "smuggled" on
★★★☆☆ Sep 1, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
I travelled with 2 friends from BKK to Koh Samui on a night bus. The first part of the travel was pleasant, the staff was also very nice because our bus was completly full and we were sleeping in the last seats, so they moved us in another bus in order to have more comfortable seats to sleep in. There were other people travelling with us but with different destinations (Koh Samui, Koh Pangan...) so we were not sure when and where to stop. We had some problems when they woke us up at 4.30 am once arrived at the pier: we were not sure if it was the last stop but nobody was speaking english for asking. Basically everybody got off the bus in the same pier (Chumphon) and took the same ferry, which made stops in each island (very tiring and long travel for us). When I booked the trip, the bus was supposed to stop at Donsak Pier (Surat Thani), very close to Koh Samui; that means more hours of bus (and sleeping) and less hours of ferry. It's not a problem if the route changes, I can understand, but at least I'd have liked to be informed.
★★★☆☆ Sep 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
There were 3 cockroaches in my bed. Also there was a lot of noice due to the seating next to the toilets. Very nice bed (beside the insects), clean sheets and pillow.
★★★★★ Aug 30, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Qick reply with confirmation within 24hours after reserved the ticket. Easy pick up Staffs is waiting at each spot.
★★★★☆ Aug 27, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great service from start to end, 12goasia replied to all my queries very quickly - confirmation, payment and picking up the tickets was easy and the office building is perfectly located across the street from the station. We chose a first class cabin for two, it was clean and comfortable, and we slept surprisingly well on the overnight journey. Also we can highly recommend the on board set menu for 190 Baht for a 5 course meal of authentic thai food! They woke us up 15 minutes before our stop so no worries about missing it. Only downside was the traditional hole in the ground toilet, fine at the start of the journey but since it is shared between 20 or so people and not cleaned during the 11 hour journey, I'd say it's best to wait til you get to your destination...
★★★☆☆ Aug 25, 2017 (bus Economy, Paradive Travel)
★★★★★ Aug 24, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★★★☆ Aug 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All was organized well, it was easy to pick up my ticket and the staff was very friendly.
★★★★★ Aug 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A lovely way to travel, great service, decent food and arrived on time! (despite over 1 hour late departure)
★★★★☆ Aug 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 22, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
As good as can be expected. Dirty train. Smelly toilet. But the beds are fine. It get you where you want to be.
★★★★★ Aug 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very nice trip. i Recommend
★★★★★ Aug 21, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★☆ 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)

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