Koh Samui to Surat Thani

Koh Samui to Surat Thani

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Koh Samui to Surat Thani Schedule

Koh Samui to Surat Thani Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Raja Ferry Van 6pax 00:00 - 06:00฿ 2,400
Raja Ferry Ferry 05:00 - 09:45฿ 338
Phantip 1970 Express 06:30 - 11:30฿ 450
Phantip 1970 Express 08:00 - 14:00฿ 550
Lomprayah Speedboat 11:45 - 14:30฿ 850
Phantip 1970 Express 12:30 - 17:30฿ 450
Phantip 1970 Express 14:00 - 17:00฿ 290
Raja Ferry Ferry 17:00 - 21:00฿ 298

Transportation from Koh Samui to Surat Thani

Koh Samui to Surat Thani Destination Reviews

J
Fast, on time, good airco, nice shop, good spacious chairs.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Aug 10, 2022
CC
Combined ferry and bus from Koh Samui to Suratthani. Bus broke down -- air-conditioning stopped and with no opening windows had to pull up at a service station about 20ks out from Suratthani and wait for another bus to come and take us the rest of the way. Didn't wait too long, it was just one of those things and the staff were and did everything they could.
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Jul 31, 2022
B
We wanted to change our timing to a different one and it was very easy to do so.
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Jul 9, 2022
AL
Everything was smooth purchasing the ticket and the package the ride was up notch the service was good, the service girl even found me in the waiting room and walked me to the bus. Good service. I am very satisfied. Thank you. Keep it this way.
Ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Jan 18, 2022
PP
Hastle free journey well organized very pleasant experience was expecting it to be quite challenging but a comfortable ride
Ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Jan 10, 2022
IZ
Ticket states that it is 1,5 hour from Na thon pier to Surat Thani town, but it is 1,5 hour to Donsak pier and additional 1 hour with bus to Surat Thani town!
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Dec 20, 2021
MB
Smoothly arranged, good quality car, would book here again!
taxi SUV 4pax, SmackOne (สมุยแอคคอม), Dec 19, 2021
MB
Very good. Ferry was great. Bus was rather old and the AC was poor.
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Mar 28, 2021
NA
An honour to me travel with rajaferry services. Efficient and very good driver indeed. I would recommend rajaferry service to my family members even to the universe! Great job!
Ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Feb 20, 2020
LM
Easy process, comfortable seats on ferry and the bus. Signs clearly marker where you needed to go for both the bus and ferry.
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Jan 14, 2020
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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:

  • Flight
  • Bus
  • Ferry
  • Van
  • Taxi

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

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 219.75. 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 9.31.

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 74 miles (119 km). The flying distance is 57 miles (91 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 3 to 28 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 Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970): travelling by bus+ferry expect to pay as low as USD 9.31 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as USD 219.75.

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

  • Ferry+Bus price: USD 8.72 - USD 24.18. 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 9.31 - USD 16.93. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 08:00 Phantip Travel Koh Samui until 14:00 Phantip Travel Koh Samui
  • Ferry+Van price: USD 9.54 - USD 23.98. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 06:00 Na Thon Seatran Ferry Pier until 11:45 Na Thon Koh Samui
  • taxi+Ferry+Bus price: USD 11.63 - USD 15.49. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 07:00 Koh Samui any hotel until 10:00 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Bus+taxi+Ferry price: USD 11.63 - USD 15.49. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 07:00 Koh Samui any hotel until 14:00 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Bus+Ferry+Van price: USD 12.58 - USD 20.32. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 06:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 12:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • taxi+Ferry+Van price: USD 13.54 - USD 21.16. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 06:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 12:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Van+Ferry+Bus price: USD 13.54. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 07:00 Koh Samui any hotel until 16:00 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Bus+Van price: USD 13.54 - USD 18.40. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 07:00 Surat Thani Airport until 16:00 Surat Thani Train Station
  • Van+Bus price: USD 14.50 - USD 15.49. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 06:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 11:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Van price : USD 16.06 - USD 17.07;
  • Ferry tickets - USD 16.93 to USD 16.93.
  • taxi+Ferry price: USD 18.06. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 11:45 Na Thon Koh Samui until 11:45 Na Thon Koh Samui
  • Van+Ferry price: USD 24.18 - USD 29.99. 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 67.72. From Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 00:00 Koh Samui any hotel until 00:00 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Plane tickets - USD 121.42 to USD 219.75;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 67.72 to USD 114.84.

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.

  • 16 by Bus+Ferry from Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 08:00 Phantip Travel Koh Samui until 14:00 Phantip Travel Koh Samui
  • 15 by taxi+Ferry+Van from Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 06:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 12:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • 9 by Ferry+Van from Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 06:00 Na Thon Seatran Ferry Pier until 11:45 Na Thon Koh Samui
  • Ferries leave from Koh Samui for Surat Thani 1 times a day.
  • 1 by Bus+taxi from Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 00:00 Koh Samui any hotel until 00:00 Koh Samui any hotel
  • 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?

Flights

Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Koh Samui to Surat Thani. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 121.42.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Koh Samui to Surat Thani
Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส)

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 67.72.

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:

  • 23% chosen Ferry+Van
  • 14% chosen Ferry+Bus
  • 13% chosen Van+Ferry
  • 13% chosen taxi+Ferry
  • 13% users voted for a ferry ticket.
  • 5% chosen Bus+Ferry
  • 4% chosen Bus+Ferry+Van
  • 3% chosen taxi+Ferry+Van
  • 2% chosen Van+Ferry+Bus
  • 2% chosen Bus+Van
  • 2% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 2% chosen Bus+taxi
  • 1% Other