Bangkok to Koh Samui @ train, ferry, bus, flight Nov 25, 2017

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
20:00
Khao San Songserm, Bangkok
13:15
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
17h 15m
Instant

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
21:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
11:20
Maenam (Samui), Koh Samui
14h 20m
Instant Refund

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
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 duration
18h 15m
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
Total duration
15h 25m
Bangkok - Suratthani - Koh Samui
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.
07:30
Suratthani Train Station
13:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
5h 30m
Instant Refund
Total duration
17h 30m
Bangkok - Suratthani - Koh Samui
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.
07:30
Suratthani Train Station
13:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
5h 30m
Instant Refund
Total duration
17h 30m
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
Total duration
15h 25m

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
19:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
12:20
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
17h 20m
Instant

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

18:00
Khao San Jolly Travel, Bangkok
10:00
Raja Ferry Office, Koh Samui
16h
Instant
18:00
Khao San Jolly Travel, Bangkok
10:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
16h 30m
Instant

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

17:00
Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok
10:29
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
17h 29m
17:00
Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok
10:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
17h 30m
17:00
Ratchadamnoen Avenue, Bangkok
10:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
17h 30m

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

07:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
19:10
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
12h 10m
07:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
20:30
Koh Samui
13h 30m
20:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
08:40
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
12h 40m
20:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
08:10
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
12h 10m
20:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
09:00
Koh Samui
13h
20:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
09:30
Koh Samui
13h 30m

From Phutthamonthon Lomprayah to Koh Samui by bus+ferry joint ticket

06:00
Phutthamonthon Lomprayah, Bangkok
20:20
Maenam (Samui), Koh Samui
14h 20m
Instant Refund
21:00
Phutthamonthon Lomprayah, Bangkok
11:20
Maenam (Samui), Koh Samui
14h 20m
Instant Refund

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 duration
6h 30m
Bangkok to Koh Samui
#DD7208
06:20
Don Mueang Airport
07:25
Suratthani Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 1 hour 5 mins)
08:30
Suratthani Airport
13:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
4h 30m
Instant Refund
Total duration
6h 40m
Bangkok to Koh Samui
#FD3188
06:50
Don Mueang Airport
08:05
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
1h 15m
Instant
Change stations. Take taxi (fees apply) - 2 min, 1.1 km (Next departure after 25 mins)
08:30
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
13:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
4h 30m
Instant Refund
Total duration
6h 10m
Bangkok to Koh Samui
#FD3235
07:15
Don Mueang Airport
08:30
Suratthani Airport
1h 15m
Instant
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after )
08:30
Suratthani Airport
13:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
4h 30m
Instant Refund
Total duration
5h 45m
Don Mueang Airport - Suratthani Airport - Koh Samui
#SL734
08:50
Don Mueang Airport
10:00
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 3 hours 30 mins)
13:30
Suratthani Airport
16:45
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 15m
Instant Refund
Total duration
7h 55m
Bangkok to Koh Samui
#FD3237
10:00
Don Mueang Airport
11:00
Suratthani Airport
1h
Instant
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 20 mins)
11:20
Suratthani Airport
16:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
5h 10m
Instant Refund
Total duration
6h 30m

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

Bangkok-Suratthani-Koh Samui hotel transfer
#FD3239
12:10
Don Mueang Airport
12:55
Suratthani Airport
45m
Instant
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 3 hours 10 mins)
16:05
Suratthani Airport
22:05
Koh Samui (any hotel)
6h
Instant
Total duration
9h 55m

From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Samui by flight

#PG103
06:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
07:05
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#TG281
07:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
08:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
Instant
#PG123
08:10
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:15
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#PG129
08:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
09:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#PG805
09:40
Suvarnabhumi Airport
10:45
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#PG125
10:15
Suvarnabhumi Airport
11:45
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
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#PG963
11:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
12:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#PG133
11:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#PG135
12:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
13:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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13:45
Suvarnabhumi Airport
14:50
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#PG961
14:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
15:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#TG287
15:30
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:35
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#PG873
15:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:40
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#PG951
15:50
Suvarnabhumi Airport
16:55
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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16:05
Suvarnabhumi Airport
17:10
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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17:00
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:30
Koh Samui Airport
1h 30m
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17:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
18:40
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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19:20
Suvarnabhumi Airport
20:25
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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19:55
Suvarnabhumi Airport
21:00
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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#PG199
20:35
Suvarnabhumi Airport
21:40
Koh Samui Airport
1h 5m
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Adventures @ Koh Samui



Koh Samui

Koh Samui
Koh Samui
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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 51,635 passengers traveled with us on this route

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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)
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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 ^_^

★★★★☆ Nov 19, 2017 (bus VIP, Sombat Tour) :
Everything ok, but some cockroaches was inside the bus!!!
★★★☆☆ Nov 17, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 16, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean and comfortable. Sleeper is the way to go. 12go made it easy, great costumer service
★★★★★ Nov 16, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great fun had 2 rooms together with doors open - food not all that but was comfortable enough. 12go were perfect
★★★★★ Nov 14, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★★★★ Nov 13, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Collected tickets 2 days before from office as instructed, really efficient yet again. Train arrived 1 1/2 hours late in Surat Thani. Comfortable seats, very cold AC.
★★★☆☆ Nov 13, 2017 (bus VIP, Sombat Tour) :
Comfortable bus, however, no instructions were given in any language except Thai. While I understand I’m in Thailand, when a journey involves getting off the coach and getting onto a ferry to a popular holiday/backpacking destination where the majority of the passengers do not speak Thai this left myself and many other passengers confused and unsure what to do as it was not at all obvious when we were ushered out of the coach.
★★★★☆ Nov 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
2nd class Bed was comfortable and I managed to sleep a full 8 hours. Would have liked complementary food and water like they do on the buses.
★★★★☆ Nov 11, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Not much leg room on the plane. Smooth transfer. Efficient staff.
★★★★★ Nov 11, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Cannot believe how simple it was to book from the U.K.Everything ran to plan even the bus connection was waiting for us...Very efficient
★★★★☆ Nov 11, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service! They made sure we were sat together and were very helpful in explaining what train we needed to catch and where.
★★★★☆ Nov 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Staff on the train were friendly and fun. The train left late, which happens but it would have been nice to be told the new arrival time of our stop so we could sleep longer and not just be up waiting.
★★★★☆ Nov 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
CONfo mais de grave... fermez l’air clim
★★★☆☆ Nov 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Its a great and cheap Way to travel. But beds are hard, toilets are not very nice and they leave the lights on all night. And maybe the staff should stop screaming XD
★★★★☆ Nov 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice trip and ok sleep on the train.
★★★★☆ Nov 6, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
speedy service and staff was friendly. 12go made the bookings super easy. be warned that you have to pay for everything they offer you on the train, even though they don’t tell you that until the end of the trip. the first class train carriage itself was pretty gross, like it was never actually cleaned. spent half an hour wiping down the compartment with germ wipes.
★★★★★ Nov 5, 2017 (train #37 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
From start to finish, every member of staff was helpful to us. Very friendly and great service. The train was clean, train guards did everything to help us! They even came to check and make sure we didn’t miss our stop at Chumphon! Great service - much better than a flight! You actually have room to lay down on a bed and move around. Thank you to all involved! P.s the air con kept us very cool :!
★★★★★ Nov 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train is very confortable and is cool for a familly travel.
★★★★★ Nov 3, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Nov 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We have not got any food to eat.
★★★★☆ Nov 2, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Everything was perfecrly fine - except one hour delay when arriving at Surat Thani
★★★★★ Nov 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great train. Very comfortable sleep. Chose the lower berch, more sleeping room. Provided blanket and pillow. Would do again.
★★★★★ Nov 1, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
nice nice ???? love it :P train let on time but get late to Suratthani. Anyway bus was waiting for us :P easy use. Don't get to station before 18,00. Whole thing was better then flying:P Love Royal Thai Railway P
★★★★☆ Oct 30, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean and well run, evening meal and breakfast suprisongly good. The service stops a lot though and so it's noisy and they leave the very bright lights on in 2nd class so it's hard to sleep...dim the lights and it would be great
★★★★★ Oct 30, 2017 (bus VIP, Sombat Tour)
★★☆☆☆ Oct 28, 2017 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
good human experience, but train full of cockroaches...
★★★★★ Oct 26, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Oct 25, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
No stress......
★★★★★ Oct 24, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Good, friendly service.
★★★★★ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
First the good - very efficient - got us to Suranthani 15 mins early! The first class coupes are very cute and compact; bed linen very clean and comfortable. But the train is not particularly clean and the loos are quite icky. The attendant efficient enough in making up the bed and once done - not particularly interested in anything else. The catering guy was quite efficient though. Food was expensive (260 bht) but it was a lot - soup chicken, rice, curry, muffin and a fruit. We had 2 meals between 4 of us (2 adults and 2 kids). 12go asia ticket booking was fab; ticket pick up was very easy.
★★★★★ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean and comfortable. There was only a delay of about 30 minutes because one of the wagons was broken. Clearly the engineers are on top of it
★★★★★ Oct 21, 2017 (train #173 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 20, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air) :
Good service,!
★★★★★ Oct 19, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
This time we traveled again with joint tickets to Koh Samui. Service by 12go.asia, at Hualamphong and Lompraya was excellent.
★★★★★ Oct 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Súper cumplidos, no hay que esperar, excelente servicio
★★★★☆ Oct 16, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pleasant trip, and confortable sleeping.
★★★★☆ Oct 15, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very comfortable. On time. Good service. Only no Wi-Fi and 1 outlet for charging.????
★★★★★ Oct 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 9, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air) :
Everything on time
★★★★★ Oct 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Oct 6, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Oct 6, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pleasantly surprised how good 2nd class sleeper was. The train was on timeish and was clean throughout the whole journey even the bathrooms which had soap and toilet paper. The beds were comfortable and it wasn't too cold. Clean sheets and blankets were provided.
★★★☆☆ Oct 5, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
The flight was fine, however we departed 50min late, therefore missing our scheduled bus & ferry.
★★★★☆ Oct 3, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air) :
What you expect gets you there on time, minimal plane features.
★★★★☆ Oct 3, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
very good food is offered on-board and linen given
★★★★★ Oct 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very nice and professional areangement
★★★★☆ Sep 30, 2017 (train #37 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The bed is comfortable enough to sleep while moving. Bed sheets, bed cover, pillow cover and curtains are fresh and clean. Operators often check the cars for security. And they are friendly. And oh the restaurant is such a great experience. Please eat there instead of eating in your seats. It's worth it. And food is good. Could be an interesting date with your significant half.
★★★★☆ Sep 30, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Sep 29, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The train food turned out to be very expensive - nothing is included even if you are first class. 2x orange juice, some weird fruit, 1x vegetarian dinner, 2x breakfast with coffee = 970 baht. The food was dreadful and all veggie meals tasted the same. Morning egg made us sick. We never paid this much for very simple and few foods elsewhere in Thailand - beware of this scam. The 1st class was not 1st classy at all - broken arm handle and the table, uncomfortable beds and very loud carriage. Eyemask and earplugs are a must. The train left and arrived on time.
★★★☆☆ Sep 28, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
1st class sleeper was basic but clean. Beer salesman is a scammer. Dinner was OK, avoid breakfast. Nice adventure.
★★★★★ Sep 27, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 26, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12go.asia did the best job possible. We booked at 1am a trip for the same day and not only we that no problem but they also arranged to get 1st class tickets as specified in the comments. The 1st class is good with nice service, lockable doors and fairly comfortable beds.
★★★★★ Sep 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice trip, been prepared for cold, so it was nice. Stuff is friendly.
★★★★★ Sep 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ 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

News

Chumphon to Koh Tao ferry services resume

Lomprayah ferries between Chumphon and the Gulf of Thailand island of Koh Tao have resumed service. A Lomprayah agent confirmed yesterday that the ferries were running again as the sea was a lot calmer than it had been on Tuesday. 

09 November 2017

Bangkok Airways and Vietnam Airlines agree on codesharing

Bangkok Airways and Vietnam Airlines have signed a preferred partners agreement. The alliance gives travellers the option of booking through journeys on international and domestic connecting flights operated by each of the airlines. 

02 November 2017

Storms, heavy rain forecast for southern Gulf of Thailand coast

Thailand’s Meteorological Division says storms and heavy rain will lash the southern half of the Gulf of Thailand this week. The forecast released on Saturday stated that the bad weather would likely hit yesterday and continue through until Thursday at least.

30 October 2017