Bangkok to Koh Samui @ train, ferry, bus, flight Mar 5, 2017

36 trips (THB 1,000 — 12,891)

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

Lomprayah
06:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
16:40
Maenam (Samui), Koh Samui
10h 40m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 1,350
× 2 = ฿ 2,700
45 seats available
Lomprayah
21:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
11:20
Maenam (Samui), Koh Samui
14h 20m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 1,400
× 2 = ฿ 2,800
42 seats available

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

Bangkok - Chumphon - Koh Samui
#83
Thai Railways
17:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
01:20
Chumphon
8h 15m
food WC aircon steward
20 seats available
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 3 hours 40 mins)
Lomprayah
05:00
Chumphon Lomprayah (Train Station)
11:20
Maenam (Samui), Koh Samui
6h 20m
snack WC aircon steward
41 seats available
Total
18h 15m
฿ 2,180
× 2 = ฿ 4,360
#85
Thai Railways
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
food WC aircon steward
 
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
Lomprayah
08:30
Suratthani Trainstation
10:55
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
2h 25m
snack WC aircon steward
46 seats available
Total
15h 25m
฿ 2,089
× 2 = ฿ 4,178
#85
Thai Railways
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
food WC aircon steward
Only 1 seats left!
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
Lomprayah
08:30
Suratthani Trainstation
10:55
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
2h 25m
snack WC aircon steward
46 seats available
Total
15h 25m
฿ 1,558
× 2 = ฿ 3,116
#85
Thai Railways
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
food WC steward
Only 6 seats left!
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
Phantip 1970
08:00
Suratthani train station
11:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 30m
aircon
Only 7 seats left!
Total
16h
฿ 1,098
× 2 = ฿ 2,196

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

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

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Samui by flight

#PG103
Bangkok Air
06:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
07:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,670
× 2 = ฿ 13,340
  available
#TG281
Thai Airways
07:25
Suvarnabhumi Airport
08:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 5,909
× 2 = ฿ 11,818
  available
#PG121
Bangkok Air
07:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,670
× 2 = ฿ 13,340
  available
#PG1111
Bangkok Air
07:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:15
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG123
Bangkok Air
08:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:40
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,670
× 2 = ฿ 13,340
  available
#PG119
Bangkok Air
08:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 5,499
× 2 = ฿ 10,998
  available
#PG119
Bangkok Air
09:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,670
× 2 = ฿ 13,340
  available
#PG805
Bangkok Air
09:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:10
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,670
× 2 = ฿ 13,340
  available
#PG125
Bangkok Air
10:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:45
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 5,811
× 2 = ฿ 11,622
  available
#PG1131
Bangkok Air
10:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
12:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG963
Bangkok Air
11:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:10
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 5,714
× 2 = ฿ 11,428
  available
#PG1151
Bangkok Air
12:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,670
× 2 = ฿ 13,340
  available
#PG135
Bangkok Air
12:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
14:15
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 5,733
× 2 = ฿ 11,466
  available
#PG145
Bangkok Air
13:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:15
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 12,891
× 2 = ฿ 25,782
  available
#PG961
Bangkok Air
14:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,670
× 2 = ฿ 13,340
  available
#PG961
Bangkok Air
14:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:15
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG153
Bangkok Air
15:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,670
× 2 = ฿ 13,340
  available
#TG287
Thai Airways
15:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
WC aircon steward
฿ 5,909
× 2 = ฿ 11,818
  available
#PG873
Bangkok Air
15:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,670
× 2 = ฿ 13,340
  available
#PG951
Bangkok Air
16:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,670
× 2 = ฿ 13,340
  available
#PG163
Bangkok Air
16:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:45
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,670
× 2 = ฿ 13,340
  available
#PG171
Bangkok Air
17:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:40
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,670
× 2 = ฿ 13,340
  available
#PG1177
Bangkok Air
17:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 5,811
× 2 = ฿ 11,622
  available
#PG181
Bangkok Air
18:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
19:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 5,848
× 2 = ฿ 11,696
  available
#PG183
Bangkok Air
18:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,670
× 2 = ฿ 13,340
  available
#PG185
Bangkok Air
19:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,670
× 2 = ฿ 13,340
  available
#PG187
Bangkok Air
19:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
21:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,670
× 2 = ฿ 13,340
  available
#PG189
Bangkok Air
19:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
21:15
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,670
× 2 = ฿ 13,340
  available
#PG199
Bangkok Air
20:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
22:25
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
WC aircon steward
฿ 6,670
× 2 = ฿ 13,340
  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 33,493 passengers traveled with us on this route

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Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
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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 ^_^

★★★★★ 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.
★★★★☆ Jan 28, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 28, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Everything was good about train except cleanliness.food,punctuality was perfect.the sleeping bunk was prepared by staff which was a nice gesture.the basin of our cabin was dirty which was not expected from 1 st class train.neway going to reccomend the train to my friends nd relatives.njoyed my journey.
★★★★☆ Jan 28, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
12Go does their marketing to make it look like certain routes are going to fill up / sell out so you buy your ticket through them. So I bought mine ahead of time. In reality, we got there and there were a ton of seats on the train left. Paid their stupid $14 online booking fee for nothing. Would not use again. **Train ride was fine, but it left an hour late.
★★★★☆ Jan 26, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The sleeper was comfortable and the staff all very nice, friendly and professional. I enjoyed the journey very much and it was lovely to have sheets and a cover on the bed as well as dinner service. The only issue I had was some cockroaches in the carriage which made me think it could have been cleaner but it didn't spoil the trip. We arrived on time, which was great. 12goasia provided a fantastic service in acquiring the tickets for me.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 26, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
I paid a lot of money to have fast and good travel, but: 1. It was uncomfotable during bus travel. 2. When we had some brake neat to some market, driver havent say a word how many minutes do we have, so people mostly run to toilet and go back. 3. Worst sea travel I ever had. In the beggining I was sitting at the top flor but I was afraid that I can fell into the sea so I had to go to 2nd level. A lot of people had sea sick and emergency had to take one of the lady to the hospital after this "trip". Im not giving one because it was exactly on the schedule. I realy dont reccomend this company.
★★★★★ Jan 26, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Comfy bed and great way to get to the next destination. Train left late with no explanation. I wasn't totally sure I was on the right train until after we'd left and the ticket was checked. Tickets were easy to purchase and pick up and staff were super helpful.
★★★★☆ Jan 26, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 25, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Superb service by 12go! Booked everything online and worked like clockwork. Even with a 3 years old twin. Sleeper 1st Class meant 1 room with 4 beds on board. Super cool
★★★☆☆ Jan 24, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
the window in car10 seat numer 8 is broken, cant close or ooen it, so was making noise all night and I couldnt sleep at all :(
★★★☆☆ Jan 22, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
There was a little animal on my side, and it's went between the window... The toilets are smelling so unbelievable bad.
★★★★☆ Jan 22, 2017 (train #173 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
nice and efficient service at the office. we were used to second class sleeper since several years and are satisfied. to bad restaurant has no more beer to offer, and the food is not very tastefull. however we are satisfied allover, for our trip from bangkok to suratthani.
★★★★★ Jan 22, 2017 (bus Economy, Paradive Travel) :
Killer!!! Crazy drivers. Great food stops. Plenty places to get cheap giant beers to pound. Do it!
★★★★★ Jan 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 22, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 21, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
The air cpnditionned is very Toi cold Very Nice trip Thank you
★★★★★ Jan 21, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
A+ enquiry immediately responded to due to a late train booking on my part in peak season....an alternative offered which worked fine. Ticket office really easy to find, can't fault it....thanks again
★★★★★ Jan 20, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Booking online was easy and ticket pick up was easy. I thought the train (85) was to leave at 20:30, but the ticket said 19:30. The train actually left at 20:40. Anyway, the cleanliness, comfort and staff were very good. I would recommend this trip.
★★★★☆ Jan 19, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service by 12go. Old train with a cockroach crawling out of the seat
★★★☆☆ Jan 19, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Comfortable seats and helpful staff onboard. However, the food was not very god and it was à bit cold.
★★★★★ Jan 19, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Jan 16, 2017 (bus Economy, Paradive Travel) :
Bus left late and not in front of the building, but around the block. Nobody seemed to care that we were travelling with two children, nor did anyone bother to give us the refund for the overpaid ticket for them (children get a discount). The seats were okay, but it was impossible to turn the air con off. No complimentary snacks. Instead a useless 45min stop in the middle of the night. We were dropped off around 4am in the middle of nowhere and they let us wait there for aprox 3hrs only to be picked up by another bus that brought us to the ferry terminal. everything was delayed. had to walk several hundred meters with the children, while other busses went directly to the ferry. the ferry was alright. could have been worse, but all in all a disappointment.
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 15, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
2nd class with fans was pretty noisey and bumpy. 2nd class AC carriage was more modern and I wonder if it was quieter and smoother. Bear in mind cheaper carriages might contain younger, more exhuberant travellers. Mind did. He was tiresome.
★★★★★ Jan 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent as usual.
★★★☆☆ Jan 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train environment itself was cool and comfortable, however there were cockroaches crawling around and I could not sleep because of it. I narrowly missed the flooding, thankfully. Staff were kind and helpful.
★★★★☆ Jan 13, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 12, 2017 (bus Economy, Paradive Travel) :
Главное быть без кучи чемоданов и приготовиться к нескольким пересадкам, в общем если вы хотите сэкономить то весьма приемлемый вариант.
★★★★☆ Jan 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Everything went very smoothly from picking up the tickets to the actual trip - train, ferry and bus were mostly on time and all very comfortable - my only criticism would be the toilets on the train - they could be cleaner. Great system which I will definately use again!!
★★★☆☆ Jan 10, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pleasant staff. Comfortable.
★★★☆☆ Jan 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pleasant surprise for a night train, water, juice, little snack and a blanket included...only if they reduced light
★★★★★ Jan 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
everything went completely fine, beds are comfortable and the stuff at the office and on the train is very friendly and helpful.
★★★★★ Jan 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 5, 2017 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great app and smooth service from 12go. Picked up tickets opposite station with zero fuss or waiting. Train was not so great - cabin was dated, with cold air vents the could not be closed, even by the train staff. We resorted to stuffing with toilet paper to reduce the draught. Train was very noisy and the light in the corridor was left on all night, which made for an uncomfortable night's rest and hardly any sleep. OK for some privacy - although the door to the adjoining cabin doesn't close tightly and you can hear everything - but that's about it. No option of meal either, and which was advertised. Not worth paying double. Would be lower than three stars if it weren't for the great 12go service and the friendly attendant who made up the beds and gave us a wake up call 10 mins before our stop.
★★★★★ Jan 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 5, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very easy and efficient booking with this service - easy to find to pick up tickets and transfers to buses with provided vouchers worked well even when train was a little late and we missed connections. Sleeper train very comfy.
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great service...offices opposite main entrance of train station...when coming from the metro you need to through the station and go out of the door beside the left luggage. You will see rhe building in front of you .
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
No problems, fast, very good

News @ Koh Samui

23 January 2017

Late last week, Koh Samui’s Chaweng Beach was thronged with holidaymakers basking in the warm rays of the sun. The scene was a reminder that the inclement weather which had battered South Thailand since the New Year was passing over.

20 January 2017

Authorities at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport have declared war on taxi drivers who refuse to use meters or do no not have one fitted in their vehicles. After a recent incident involving a rogue cabbie, an airport spokesperson said only metered taxis are allowed to serve passengers at Thailand’s main international gateway.

13 January 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has released its latest updates for travel to the flood-hit southern region of the country. The bulletin noted that damaged train tracks in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province have been fixed and mainline train services are now operating again.