Koh Phangan to Suratthani @ ferry, bus, van Apr 3, 2017

28 trips (THB 330 — 800)

From Thong Sala (Koh Phangan) to Suratthani by ferry+bus joint ticket

05:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
09:15
Suratthani Train Station
4h 15m
Instant
฿ 380
× 2 = ฿ 760
20 seats available
05:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
09:30
Suratthani Airport
4h 30m
Instant
฿ 480
× 2 = ฿ 960
20 seats available
07:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
11:30
Suratthani Town
4h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 380
× 2 = ฿ 760
10 seats available
07:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
11:30
Suratthani Airport
4h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 580
× 2 = ฿ 1,160
10 seats available
07:20
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
10:50
Suratthani Train Station
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 650
× 2 = ฿ 1,300
50 seats available
07:20
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
10:00
Suratthani Lomprayah
2h 40m
Instant Refund
฿ 550
× 2 = ฿ 1,100
30 seats available
07:20
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
11:05
Suratthani Airport
3h 45m
Instant Refund
฿ 800
× 2 = ฿ 1,600
48 seats available
08:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
13:00
Suratthani Airport
5h
Instant Refund
฿ 750
× 2 = ฿ 1,500
30 seats available
09:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
12:30
Suratthani Train Station
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 650
× 2 = ฿ 1,300
50 seats available
09:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
11:45
Suratthani Lomprayah
2h 45m
Instant Refund
฿ 550
× 2 = ฿ 1,100
30 seats available
09:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
12:45
Suratthani Airport
3h 45m
Instant Refund
฿ 800
× 2 = ฿ 1,600
50 seats available
09:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
13:30
Suratthani Airport
4h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 580
× 2 = ฿ 1,160
10 seats available
10:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
17:40
Suratthani Train Station
7h 10m
Instant Refund
฿ 700
× 2 = ฿ 1,400
31 seats available
10:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
15:30
Suratthani Airport
5h
Instant Refund
฿ 750
× 2 = ฿ 1,500
31 seats available
12:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
15:30
Suratthani Train Station
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 650
× 2 = ฿ 1,300
46 seats available
12:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
15:00
Suratthani Lomprayah
3h
Instant Refund
฿ 550
× 2 = ฿ 1,100
30 seats available
12:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
15:45
Suratthani Airport
3h 45m
Instant Refund
฿ 800
× 2 = ฿ 1,600
48 seats available
13:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
17:15
Suratthani Train Station
4h 15m
Instant
฿ 380
× 2 = ฿ 760
20 seats available
13:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
17:30
Suratthani Town
4h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 380
× 2 = ฿ 760
10 seats available
13:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
17:30
Suratthani Airport
4h 30m
Instant
฿ 480
× 2 = ฿ 960
20 seats available
13:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
17:30
Suratthani Airport
4h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 580
× 2 = ฿ 1,160
10 seats available
14:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
18:00
Suratthani Train Station
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 650
× 2 = ฿ 1,300
50 seats available
14:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
17:30
Suratthani Lomprayah
3h
Instant Refund
฿ 550
× 2 = ฿ 1,100
30 seats available
14:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
18:15
Suratthani Airport
3h 45m
Instant Refund
฿ 800
× 2 = ฿ 1,600
50 seats available
17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
21:15
Suratthani Train Station
4h 15m
Instant
฿ 380
× 2 = ฿ 760
20 seats available

From Thong Sala (Koh Phangan) to Suratthani by ferry+van joint ticket

05:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
09:00
Suratthani Town Raja Ferry
4h
Instant
฿ 330
× 2 = ฿ 660
20 seats available
09:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
13:00
Suratthani Town Raja Ferry
4h
Instant
฿ 330
× 2 = ฿ 660
20 seats available
17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
21:00
Suratthani Town Raja Ferry
4h
Instant
฿ 330
× 2 = ฿ 660
20 seats available

How to get from Koh Phangan to Suratthani

From Koh Phangan to Suratthani

Travelling from Koh Phangan to Suratthani inevitably means calling to Koh Samui en route. The distance between Koh Phangan and Koh Samui is about 25 km, and it is approximately 30 km more from Koh Samui to the mainland port of Donsak. The total travel time, including waiting time at Koh Samui, is 1½ hours if travelling by high speed ferry and up to 2½ if choosing a slower and cheaper operator. The route is well served by a number of companies including Lomprayah, Seatran Discovery and Raja Ferry.

From Koh Phangan to Suratthani by ferry

All ferries from Koh Phangan leave from Thong Sala pier. It is located on the western side of Koh Phangan. Be ready to pay at least THB100 for a seat in a shared songthaew to get to Thong Sala pier from any of the neighbouring bays or Haad Rin and up to THB250 if you start from any of the northern beaches like Thong Nai Pan.

On the mainland, ferries dock at Donsak where different companies use their own piers. Donsak sits some 60 km east of Suratthani Town. You can buy tickets from Koh Phangan to Donsak and then organize your onward transport at the pier but it is not advisable as prices offered at the pier are hefty: taxi drivers know very well you do not have many options to choose from. That is why it is wise to get a combination ticket from Koh Phangan to your next destination, be it Suratthani Town proper, Suratthani train station or Suratthani airport. In fact, this is the way the locals prefer. Combination tickets are sold by a number of companies and include your ferry ride from Koh Phangan to Donsak and a bus or a minivan ride to the chosen destination. Prices on combination tickets start from THB380 (for Suratthani Town) and go up to THB800 (Suratthani airport) and vary greatly depending on the operator with Lomprayah being the most expensive but the most reliable and fastest one.

Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery

Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery are the two operators providing the fastest service from Koh Phangan to Suratthani. They offer similarly priced tickets (e.g. a combination ticket to Suratthani train station costs THB650-THB700) with Seatran Discovery taking a bit more time due to a longer stop at Koh Samui.

Lomprayah has four departures a day, at 7.20am, 9am, 12pm and 2.30pm, while Seatran Discovery has only two: at 8am and 10.30am. Both companies sell combination tickets to Suratthani train station and Suratthani airport and offer very similar service.

Tip There is not much difference between taking Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery in good weather. But when the sea is mossy it is probably better to opt for Seatran as opposite to Lomprayah catamaran, which rides the swell, Seatran rather cuts through it, making rocking not so severe. It is especially important if you are prone to seasickness.

Raja Ferry

Raja operates huge car ferries between Donsak, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. They are slower than high-speed boats by both Lomprayah and Seatran, but are more stable and cheaper. Raja departs from Koh Phangan every other hour with the first ferry at 5am and the last one at 5pm. A combination ticket from Koh Phangan to Raja office in Suratthani Town at the corner of Si Wichai Road and Soi Si Wichai 16, just opposite Krungsri Bank, costs THB400 and the whole trip takes 4 hours, out of which 2½ hours are a trip between Koh Phangan and Donsak.

Some operators with their own fleet of vans and buses use Raja ferries to offer combination trips from Koh Phangan to Suratthani, among them Phantip being the strongest one. Tickets with Phantip cost insignificantly less than with Raja Ferry themselves: e.g. THB380 vs THB400 to Suratthani Town, but Phantip’s office where they bring passengers is located more centrally than Raja’s: by Kaset 1 Market.

Why travel to Suratthani

Suratthani (well, or Chumphon) is your inevitable port of call on the mainland on the way from Koh Phangan or Koh Samui to further destinations anywhere in Thailand. The town is a large transportation hub where you can catch a bus or a train to Bangkok or destinations down in the Deep South. There are no less than 20 daily flights from Suratthani airport to both Bangkok airports with Thai AirAsia, Lion Air, Nok Air, Thai Smile and Thai Airways and one recently introduced AirAsia flight to Chiang Mai at 2.50pm (1¾ hour).

Not many travellers decide to spend at least a day or two in Suratthani proper and in fact there is not too much to see and to do in the town itself – if you are after large-scale attractions. But Suratthani is a nice place to get the taste of hot southern flavours and browse the streets full of houses featuring Sino-European architecture. You will hardly meet other international travellers hanging around what means it is the right place to savour ‘Thailand for locals’ – without obtrusive touts and inflated prices.

Suratthani town can serve as a convenient base for trips to Khao Sok National Park (2 hours, from THB250), a massive protected area featuring rain forest, lakes and karst formations. One of the wettest places in the whole country – you are almost 100% sure to be caught by the rain there, – Khao Sok boasts an incredible biodiversity. It is home to over 5% of the world’s wildlife species, and one of the largest flowers on the planet, Rafflesia, blooms there in winter.

Getting around

Songthaews, tuk-tuks and orange air-conditioned buses which head to the large ‘new’ bus terminal hang around Downtown transportation hub Talat Kaset 1 between Soi 8 and 10 Talad Mai Road. Transport to Suratthani train station located in the town of Phun Phin is also found there.

Downtown transportation hub Talat Kaset 2 is almost opposite the first one, between Soi 31 and Soi 33 Talad Mai Road. It is used by buses and vans which head to destinations in the neighbouring provinces, such as Chumphon, Phuket, Trang, Krabi and Phang Nga.

Bo-Ko-So, a long-distance bus terminal, also called the ‘new’ bus terminal, sits 7 km west of town close to the major four-way intersection of route 401, 417 and Si Wichai. Orange minibuses from Talad Kaset 1 bus station bring you there for THB10. This bus terminal serves buses to Bangkok, Chiang Mai and some other destinations in the north and on the Eastern Seaboard.

Where to stay in Suratthani

Strangely enough, budget backpacker-friendly guesthouses are almost non-existent in Suratthani. There are actually three main recommendations on choosing your accommodation in Suratthani. Staying in the city centre puts you in the middle of the action with great street food, markets, two local bus stations and several temples to have a look at within walking distance. Check Namuang Road and Talad Mai Road between Talad Kaset 1 and Fresh Market. This area, though convenient and very atmospheric, may prove too noisy. If you need a quieter place to stay, go to the large Tesco Lotus supermarket a couple km southwest of town on route 401 where you find a handful of good mid-range hotels. If islands of the Gulf is your next destination, instead of staying in the town proper you can head to Donsak, some 60 km east of town, and look for accommodation there by the new Lomprayah pier and the pier facing Koh Raet. In fact, there are surprisingly nice bungalows at reasonable prices there.

Things to do in Suratthani

Going local is the best strategy to get most from this ‘City of the good people’ as the name of the town suggests. Apart from mouth-watering Southern dishes and traditional Muslim curries offered in the street markets and several interesting temples among which Wat Sai probably deserves special attention, there are other things to do and places to visit.

  • Explore the historical district of Chaiya where some of the ruins of Srivijaya era can still be seen.
  • Hunt for simple yet beautiful red, yellow and black cloths woven in Ban Phum Riang fishing village.
  • Make a romantic cruise along the Tapi River, partly overgrown with mangrove forests, or even opt for a homestay on its banks.
  • Have a look at monkeys at the Monkey training centre in Kanchanadit district, 13 km from Suratthani.
  • Plan a day or two for Khao Sok, arguably the most diverse and spectacular national park in Thailand.

Onward travel from Suratthani

If you are going to continue your journey from Suratthani to Bangkok, consider taking one of the most convenient night trains – #86 and #84 – leaving between 6.30pm and 9pm. The last departures of the day from Koh Phangan with both Lomprayah and Seatran (at 2.30pm and 10.30am) get to the train station in time to catch either of the two. There are flights to Bangkok from Suratthani airport any time of the day between 6.30am and 9pm but do not forget to arrive to the airport at least one hour before your flight.

If you are heading further south from Suratthani to Hat Yai or Padang Besar to cross the border to Malaysia, train #43 at 4.45pm, offering seats only, can be your best bet as all the other trains pass through Suratthani between midnight and 8am.

Passenger reviews out of total 4,316 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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★★☆☆☆ Mar 26, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Boat trip 4*. Phantip connection to town center hopelessly long. 45 mins till coach arrived. Then 1mile drive and change of coach. Then 2 more pick ups from other piers. 2 drop offs in town before arrival in town center. A less than 1 HR journey took more than 2 Would never book with them again.
★★★★★ Mar 25, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★☆☆ Mar 22, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
Turns out I would have saved a bunch of money if I'd bought the ti ket directly from the pier, or even from a travel agency. I'm too western, thinking online is going to be the cheapest solution.
★★★★★ Mar 18, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
I was given a ticket for Songserm ferry instead, which is more comfortable and left earlier than the one I was booked for.
★★★★★ Mar 15, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Mar 13, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry)
★★★★★ Feb 21, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Everything was well organized
★★★★★ Feb 12, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Very efficient. Not quite on time but still had plenty of time left to catch ma train.
★★★★☆ Feb 11, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Ferry 1h late, apart from that nothing bad to mention. Bus waiting to get us to train station.
★★★★★ Jan 19, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
When buying tickets, I made a mistake with the date of departure, I called the hotline and the problem was solved in an hour. Thank understanding of the company!
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
The service was quite good actually. Pretty cheaper than booking it on Koh Phangan itself and the ferry actually departed and arrived on time
★★★★★ Jan 14, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry)
★★★★☆ Jan 12, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Grundsätzlich war alles super organisiert und hat reibungslos geklappt. Allerdings würde ich nicht mehr online sondern vor Ort buchen - da hätten wir 1/3 dessen bezahlt wie online.
12Go response:

Dear Jagoda Martha, I came across your review where you have complained that you paid more than at the pier - that is because you also purchased "Flex" option along with both your bookings that allow you to freely change departure date avoiding cancellation fees. The ticket price with 12Go is same as you would have paid with Lomprayah directly.

★★★★☆ Jan 2, 2017 (bus VIP36, Phantip 1970) :
Fast and good
★★★★★ Jan 1, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
getting from thong sala to the train stain was easy and straight forward
★★★★☆ Dec 27, 2016 (bus VIP36, Phantip 1970)
★★★☆☆ Dec 18, 2016 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
Better than Seatran. Boat was air-conditioned at least. Waited around at the port for 20 minutes for our van to arrive, then were told to get off that van and wait for a different one. Otherwise good though
★★★★★ Dec 17, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Nice journey back to Bangkok..Lovely staff on the train, very helpful.
★★★★★ Dec 16, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Dec 10, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Fast, well organized, comfortable. :)
★★★★★ Nov 30, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
I was really happy with this trip. The first good thing is that I bought it on the Internet wich is not easy in Thailand for these little things, so you don't have to spend that money you exchanged. I had my voucher in my cell phone but I went to the office just in case. The lady printed my ticket And she explained everything to me. The times were right. And when we arrived Donsak from Koh Phangan the bus was waiting for us. The bus was great. So confortable And finally we arrived Surat Thani Airport half hour earler(they warn you it can be late, so don't make your plans depending on their time table). It does not mean is always like that, but my experience was really good. The price is right, thinking that I paid more the double to get from Koh Lanta to Koh Phangan with a really messy trip. I do recomend it! :)
★★★☆☆ Nov 19, 2016 (bus VIP36, Phantip 1970) :
Ferry was ok and in time But when ww arrived to Surathank Where we were supposed to take a bus, the bus wasnt there, and the staff didnt give us any clear information, they were only saying wait wait, after 1h the bus arrived, and at least it was a good bus with a lot of space and comfy
★★☆☆☆ Nov 19, 2016 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
Was a bit confusing at the pier. The boat was delayed but the ladies at the desk didn't say anything. I made it to the airport with 20 mins left till boarding. A bit too close.
★★☆☆☆ Nov 16, 2016 (bus VIP36, Phantip 1970) :
Ferry departed at time, the trip was perfectly normal. But in Tong Sala the staff didn't give us the tickets for the bus, they told us that when arriving Donsak we could ask anywhere for the bus tickets. After asking several employees we found out that we would have to wait for a minivan (45 minutes wait). The major problem was the driver of the minivan that drove us at 140 km/h with rain outside. It was a terrible trip, we where really scared. That driver shouldn't be allowed to drive a minivan with People aboard. If he wants to kill himself in the road he can do it with his own car.
★★★★☆ Nov 14, 2016 (bus VIP36, Phantip 1970)
★★★★★ Nov 10, 2016 (bus VIP36, Phantip 1970) :
traveled with ease
★★★☆☆ Oct 30, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Ferry ride was great but I have noticed that among the shuttle van drivers, their priority lies with getting you from the ferry port to the airport, or the other way around, as quickly as possible even if it means driving "questionably". An example is passing slower moving vehicles and forcing oncoming traffic to pull over. For this reason, I only give 3 stars.
★★★★★ Oct 30, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Very fast and very nice!!
★★★★★ Oct 5, 2016 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★★★★ Sep 20, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Very professional and organised service off the ferry to clearly market coaches all very clean. And straight to the. Airport. Highly reccomened. Will be using again!
★★★★★ Sep 19, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
All on time, easy connection.
★★★★★ Sep 11, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Sep 1, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Good boat and clean mini-van (on our trip from the train station to the pier the bus was rather dirty, so the mini-van was a very positive suprise). everything went smooth and swift. good organisation of the team.
★★★☆☆ Aug 29, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★☆☆ Aug 27, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Aug 25, 2016 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry)
★★★★★ Aug 22, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Everything was ok
★★★★★ Aug 13, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Great service, as ever! From THE moment we went to Lomprayah office to change voucher for ticketseverything went smooth and we were very happy with Everything. Booking with 12goasia was Great service
★★★★★ Aug 6, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
From hotel on Koh Phangan to Bangkok railway station everything worked like clockwork. Especially as this was 1st time in Thailand and not used to any local travel. Everything was pre booked from home with easy to follow instructions of where's and how to's
★★★★☆ Jul 31, 2016 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
Very efficient in timing but no assistance with baggage up and down the stairs.
★★★★★ Jul 28, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Jul 24, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
I was very impressed with the organization as there were so many people going to different places after the ferry, and it all went down smoothly. The boarding was very slow, but then again, with that crowd I don't know how it could be better.
★★★★★ Jul 20, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Fast, comfortable coordinated transport
★★★★☆ Jun 16, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Quick and efficient .
★★★★★ Jun 16, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Good crossing, no comments. Unfortunately, there where some tourists who apparently did not trust the bus driver and his crew. They took there heavy backpacks in the bus, stalling everybody. This really ruined the bus drivers mood, which I can understand completely.
★★★★☆ Jun 14, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
No clear instructions of which stop you were at on the mini bus but other than that great service and happy customers :)
★★★★★ May 25, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Todo en horario. Super rapido. Lo malo es q llenan mucho el barco y te quedas sin asiento
12Go response:

Thank you for your rating and review, truly appreciated! We are glad that you are satisfied with the transport service. We are looking forward to serve you once again in your future trips!

★★★★☆ May 13, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Apr 25, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
We had four bookings with 12Go Asia and they were all perfectly managed. I have never seen a helpdesk (if you chose the possibility to change bookings) acting so fast and helpfull! The ferries and night train were nice, clean and on time. A job well done! Thanks!
12Go response:

Thank you very much for booking your tickets with us.
We would bring your advice to improve and develop even more.
We hope you will be back to use our service again in the near future.

Thank you, please enjoy your stay in Thailand.

★★★★★ Apr 23, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Everything was great organized..all transports comfortable and on time..
12Go response:

Thank you very much for booking your tickets with us.
We hope you will be back to use our service again in the near future.

Thank you, please enjoy your stay in Thailand.

★★★★★ Apr 14, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Mar 28, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★☆☆ Mar 27, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Mini bus no aircon or open Windows! :o if you get sea sick, the big ferry is det best, the fast boat you feel the sea very well!;)
★★★★★ Mar 24, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Mar 12, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
It was a fantastic experience. Everything was on time and well managed.
★★★★★ Mar 11, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Fast, clean, comfortable
★★★★★ Feb 21, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
It was very fast and confortable.
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
It's probably the best ferry you can take. Try to keep an open mind for adverse weather conditions. This year has been very unusual for Koh Phangan. Keep all your bags on you if possible to avoid confusion. Bags do not stay in the spot where they were put.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 26, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Stormy weather exposed the disorganisation at Thong Sala pier as ferries were delayed by an hour causing huge queues and confusion as to where to go. Was supposed to leave at 12 and arrive at 2.30 but didn't leave til 1.45 and arrived at Surat Thani train station at 6. Got there in the end but very delayed. Perhaps it's better on a fine day
★★☆☆☆ Jan 25, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Bus broke down close to the pier had to wait half an hour to catch another bus. The bus driver was not helpful. If you're sitting on the top of the bus you'll have a hard time understanding what's happening.
★★★★★ Jan 22, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
A very pleasant way to travel and pretty spectacular with the high speed catamaran! also crew was helpful with boarding with heavy bags.
★★★★★ Jan 22, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Well sailed.
★★★★☆ Dec 17, 2015 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
New to Thailand. The ferry and minibus to Thurat Sani was a lot quicker than what I expected, just over an hour for the driving, and the airport it self is good.
★★★☆☆ Dec 16, 2015 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
The trip is ok but is not onest with the bag
★★★★★ Dec 10, 2015 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Oct 29, 2015 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
The trip was well arranged, we were satisfied.
★★★★★ Oct 23, 2015 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Great trip!!
★★★★☆ Oct 10, 2015 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Oct 5, 2015 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Sep 4, 2015 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Everything perfect but air conditioned was too cold
★★★★☆ Aug 25, 2015 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
All good — ferry left a few minutes late, arrived pretty much on time. Ferry much more fun out on deck. A much longer bus ride than I expected, once back on the mainland, but comfortable.

News @ Suratthani

09 March 2017

Thailand has confirmed contracts for the construction of a new Bangkok urban train line have been signed. The national Transport Ministry says construction work on the eastbound section of the Orange Line from the Thailand Cultural Centre MRT Station to Minburi will commence in June.

20 February 2017

Thailand’s Transport Ministry has asked the national rail operator to assess the feasibility of electrifying a train route in the far south. A secretary with the ministry says the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) will evaluate whether electrification of the 50km link is viable.

06 February 2017

Thailand’s transport infrastructure chief says construction of a sampler section of hi-speed train line has been delayed yet again. Chaiwat Thongkamkoon told reporters there is a difference in how Thailand and China measure the gauges of tracks and these need to be resolved before any work can go ahead.