Koh Samui to Surat Thani

Koh Samui to Surat Thani

Koh Samui
Surat Thani
Mon, Jul 29
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Koh Samui to Surat Thani Schedule

Koh Samui to Surat Thani Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Van2Travel Van VIP 9pax Any time฿ 5,500
Faiz Travel and Tour Bus + Ferry 04:45 - 09:00฿ 420
Raja Ferry Express 07:00 - 12:30฿ 648
Seatran Ferry Ferry 09:00 - 12:45฿ 528
Raja Ferry Express 11:00 - 20:30฿ 864
Faiz Travel and Tour Bus + Ferry 12:45 - 17:00฿ 420
Faiz Travel and Tour Bus + Ferry 15:45 - 20:00฿ 420
Raja Ferry Express 17:00 - 21:45฿ 408
Seatran Ferry Ferry 18:00 - 21:00฿ 408

Transportation from Koh Samui to Surat Thani

Facts about the transport from Koh Samui to Surat Thani

Cheapest Transport$9
Fastest Transport1h 30m
Earliest Departure12:00 AM
Latest Departure6:00 PM
Departures per day259
Distance75 kilometers
Transport Companies12Go Transport, BangkokTaxi24, Faiz Travel and Tour, Lomprayah, Lomprayah, Phantip 1970, Phantip Group Booking, Raja Ferry, Seatran Ferry, Songserm, Van2Travel

Koh Samui to Surat Thani Destination Reviews

MB
Koh Samui to Bangkok during the night. No need to print the tickets. Ferry was on time and it was easy to find our transfer for the train (which was 30 min late but it happens). The 3rd class train is really not a good idea, lights on all night, ventilators turn on & impossible to turn off, windows open so it’s pretty cold & lots of noises from outside that you can’t block. Seats are uncomfortable & 2x2 facing each others so you don’t have any way to try to sleep peacefully. People come to sell a variety of food & drinks (coffee), it’s still better to buy beforehand tho ; but during the night they keep on coming every 20 min screaming so it’s impossible to sleep. Bathrooms uncleaned and without paper but it’s to be expected on a train. I saw the seats on 2nd class & they did look a bit better but I think if you don’t book a bed it’s not a good idea to travel by train. Cheapest option but I won’t do it again, the night bus seats were way more comfortable & it was less noisy.
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Jan 31, 2024
JV
Highly recommend Seatran, we have used them twice now and both trips were excellent. There is even a little shop on board if you need a quick bite. The trip is super quick, only about 1 1/2 hrs. I suggest sitting up stairs on the deck under the shade to get amazing views of the islands. This time we transferred to Surat Thani by bus and had no issues. Got off the ferry and walked up to the bus area and just asked around showing our ticket until we found the right one. Bus was nice and had reclining seats and AC, perfect for a quick nap. Thank you very much!!
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Mar 31, 2023
IB
Great ferry, on time, but sat on the van connection for 45 mins waiting to leave.
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Feb 13, 2023
FL
We booked on the same day and therefore had to go two hours early to see if we could get on the transport after paying. The lady from there helped us confirm the booking but we weren’t sure where to go as she seemed in a rush so just gave our ticket (not her fault, she helped fix our problem after awhile). There was no problems on the ferry, worked effectively and was quick. Once we arrived at the port we realised the bus wasn’t for another two hours and as two girls we had to sit around waiting (this is fine but if we had realised we would have booked a taxi at an earlier time but like I said the girl said to get on the bus straight after the taxi and not that it was a two hour wait). Whilst waiting the driver of the bus said that we had to pay another 250 each on top of what we have already paid for the bus to be dropped at our hotel (which was in the city and on route to the train station) whilst being on the bus we realised people were being charged 100-200 to make a stop in the city rather than 250 per person. It also stated that the bus would leave at 8 but left at half 8 so at this rate we were desperate to get to our accommodation we didn’t question it. I think it’s poorly run and for future reference maybe ask about peoples stops before hand and charge them with the fee of the bus then.
Ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry Port, Feb 3, 2023
HM
Gick snabbt och smidigt. Men Gick på fel buss i Donsak. Borde vara skyltat så man inte tar någon annan buss
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Jan 17, 2023
ED
The ferry is very old, not that comfortable. But in general it was quiet calm and fast.
Ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Jan 17, 2023
S
On time and fast, no waiting between ship and bus
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Jan 2, 2023
AG
The van driver drove like a madman, in a very reckless manner. The rest of the service, perfect !!!!
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Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Dec 8, 2022
PJ
The ferry departed on time and when it docked, your staff were there to organize any ongoing travels, whether it was the airport, the train station or to Surat Thani and they were well trained and organized.
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Nov 18, 2022
SA
Good service, easy to get in and off via ramps, good deck to sit outside or air on inside. More preferable to the old Raja Ferry.
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Aug 28, 2022
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How to get from Koh Samui to Surat Thani

When you want to get from Koh Samui to Surat Thani, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Ferry
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Ferry. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus+ferry+van ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 182.52. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus+ferry as a bus+ferry ticket costs as low as USD 9.62.

How far is Koh Samui from Surat Thani?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Koh Samui to Surat Thani. Your trip will be a total of 47 miles (75 km). The flying distance is 47 miles (75 km).

How long does it take to get from Koh Samui to Surat Thani?

The travel time from Koh Samui to Surat Thani can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 9 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Koh Samui to Surat Thani?

The cost of the trip from Koh Samui to Surat Thani varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่): travelling by bus+ferry expect to pay as low as USD 9.62 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as USD 182.52.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Koh Samui to Surat Thani:

  • Ferry+Bus price: USD 8.55 - USD 23.70. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 08:00 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm until 13:30 Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm
  • Bus+Ferry price: USD 9.62 - USD 26.27. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 05:00 Lipa Noi Koh Samui until 18:00 Na Thon Seatran Ferry Pier
  • taxi+Ferry+Bus price: USD 11.39 - USD 15.18. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 07:00 Koh Samui Transfer until 10:00 Koh Samui Transfer
  • Van price : USD 11.62 - USD 20.91;
  • Bus+Ferry+Van price: USD 12.33 - USD 19.91. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 06:30 Koh Samui Transfer until 12:30 Koh Samui Transfer
  • Van+Ferry+Bus price: USD 13.27. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 07:00 Koh Samui Transfer until 16:00 Koh Samui Transfer
  • Ferry+Van price: USD 13.94 - USD 23.51. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 05:00 Lipa Noi Koh Samui until 14:30 Nathon Raja office
  • Van+Bus price: USD 14.21 - USD 15.18. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 06:30 Koh Samui Transfer until 11:30 Koh Samui Transfer
  • taxi+Ferry+Van price: USD 15.76 - USD 18.58. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 06:15 Koh Samui Transfer until 12:15 Koh Samui Transfer
  • Bus+Van price: USD 16.26 - USD 17.92. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 04:00 Koh Samui Transfer until 15:00 Koh Samui Transfer
  • Bus+taxi+Ferry price: USD 16.59 - USD 20.46. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 04:00 Koh Samui Transfer until 15:00 Koh Samui Transfer
  • Ferry tickets - USD 19.36 to USD 19.36.
  • Van+Ferry price: USD 23.70 - USD 29.40. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 10:00 Na Thon hotel transfer until 10:00 Na Thon hotel transfer
  • Bus+taxi price: USD 66.37. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 00:00 Koh Samui Transfer until 00:00 Koh Samui Transfer
  • taxi+Ferry price: USD 465.93. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 13:00 Koh Samui until 13:00 Koh Samui

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 152.10 to USD 182.52.

How many trips per day are there between Koh Samui and Surat Thani?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Vans from Koh Samui to Surat Thani depart during the day - there are approximately 85 departures a day.
  • 85 by Bus+Ferry from Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 05:00 Lipa Noi Koh Samui until 18:00 Na Thon Seatran Ferry Pier
  • 39 by Ferry+Van from Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 05:00 Lipa Noi Koh Samui until 14:30 Nathon Raja office
  • 33 by Bus+Van from Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 04:00 Koh Samui Transfer until 15:00 Koh Samui Transfer
  • 12 by taxi+Ferry+Van from Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 06:15 Koh Samui Transfer until 12:15 Koh Samui Transfer
  • Ferries leave from Koh Samui for Surat Thani 1 times a day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Koh Samui to Surat Thani any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Koh Samui to Surat Thani. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as USD 152.10.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

Ferries

Travelling by ferry is one of the most scenic ways to get from Koh Samui to Surat Thani as it combines transportation and sightseeing to some extent.

However, with these upsides in mind, you should still understand ferry travel is not for everyone. If you’re prone to seasickness it may be an unpleasant experience. As a rule, a ferry journey isn’t the cheapest way to travel During the high season ferry tickets might be hard to get, so you should always book in advance when possible.

Things to remember: ferry rides are dependent on weather conditions.

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for traveling from Koh Samui to Surat Thani. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from Koh Samui to Surat Thani.

Things to remember: while traveling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around..

The most popular transport from Koh Samui to Surat Thani

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Koh Samui to Surat Thani? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 25% chosen Bus+Ferry
  • 18% chosen Ferry+Van
  • 14% chosen Bus+Ferry+Van
  • 14% chosen taxi+Ferry+Van
  • 5% chosen Ferry+Bus
  • 4% chosen Van+Ferry
  • 3% chosen Bus+taxi
  • 3% chosen Bus+taxi+Ferry
  • 3% chosen Bus+Van
  • 3% opted for a van.
  • 3% chosen Van+Ferry+Bus
  • 2% users voted for a ferry ticket.
  • 1% Other