Koh Samui to Suratthani @ ferry, bus, van Jun 3, 2017

42 trips (THB 280 — 700)

From Bangrak Seatran Pier to Suratthani by ferry+bus joint ticket

09:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
12:00
Suratthani Seatran
3h
Instant Refund
฿ 500
× 2 = ฿ 1,000
10 seats available
09:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
13:00
Suratthani Airport
4h
Instant Refund
฿ 680
× 2 = ฿ 1,360
30 seats available
11:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
17:40
Suratthani Train station
6h 10m
Instant Refund
฿ 650
× 2 = ฿ 1,300
31 seats available
11:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
15:00
Suratthani Seatran
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 500
× 2 = ฿ 1,000
10 seats available
11:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
15:30
Suratthani Airport
4h
Instant Refund
฿ 680
× 2 = ฿ 1,360
31 seats available

From Na Thon (Koh Samui) to Suratthani by ferry+bus joint ticket

08:00
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
10:45
Suratthani Train Station
2h 45m
Instant Refund
฿ 600
× 2 = ฿ 1,200
50 seats available
08:00
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
11:00
Suratthani Airport
3h
Instant Refund
฿ 700
× 2 = ฿ 1,400
50 seats available
08:00
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
10:15
Suratthani Lomprayah
2h 15m
Instant Refund
฿ 600
× 2 = ฿ 1,200
30 seats available
09:45
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
12:00
Suratthani Lomprayah
2h 15m
Instant Refund
฿ 600
× 2 = ฿ 1,200
30 seats available
09:45
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
12:30
Suratthani Train Station
2h 45m
Instant Refund
฿ 600
× 2 = ฿ 1,200
50 seats available
09:45
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
12:45
Suratthani Airport
3h
Instant Refund
฿ 700
× 2 = ฿ 1,400
50 seats available
12:45
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
15:45
Suratthani Airport
3h
Instant Refund
฿ 700
× 2 = ฿ 1,400
50 seats available
12:45
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
15:30
Suratthani Train Station
2h 45m
Instant Refund
฿ 600
× 2 = ฿ 1,200
50 seats available
12:45
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
15:00
Suratthani Lomprayah
2h 15m
Instant Refund
฿ 600
× 2 = ฿ 1,200
30 seats available
13:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
18:00
Suratthani Airport
4h 30m
Instant
฿ 550
× 2 = ฿ 1,100
15 seats available
13:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
17:00
Suratthani Train Station
3h 30m
Instant
฿ 350
× 2 = ฿ 700
14 seats available
15:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
18:30
Suratthani Airport
3h
Instant Refund
฿ 700
× 2 = ฿ 1,400
50 seats available
15:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
17:45
Suratthani Lomprayah
2h 15m
Instant Refund
฿ 600
× 2 = ฿ 1,200
30 seats available
15:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
18:15
Suratthani Train Station
2h 45m
Instant Refund
฿ 600
× 2 = ฿ 1,200
50 seats available

From Koh Samui (any hotel) to Suratthani by taxi+ferry+bus joint ticket

05:00
Koh Samui (any hotel)
10:30
Suratthani Airport
5h 30m
Instant
฿ 580
× 2 = ฿ 1,160
20 seats available
05:00
Koh Samui (any hotel)
10:15
Suratthani Train Station
5h 15m
Instant
฿ 500
× 2 = ฿ 1,000
20 seats available
06:00
Koh Samui (any hotel)
11:15
Suratthani Train Station
5h 15m
Instant
฿ 500
× 2 = ฿ 1,000
20 seats available
09:00
Koh Samui (any hotel)
14:15
Suratthani Train Station
5h 15m
Instant
฿ 500
× 2 = ฿ 1,000
20 seats available
12:00
Koh Samui (any hotel)
17:15
Suratthani Train Station
5h 15m
Instant
฿ 500
× 2 = ฿ 1,000
20 seats available
12:00
Koh Samui (any hotel)
17:30
Suratthani Airport
5h 30m
Instant
฿ 580
× 2 = ฿ 1,160
20 seats available

From Koh Samui (any hotel) to Suratthani by taxi+ferry+van joint ticket

05:00
Koh Samui (any hotel)
10:00
Suratthani Town Raja Ferry
5h
Instant
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
20 seats available
06:00
Koh Samui (any hotel)
11:00
Suratthani Town Raja Ferry
5h
Instant
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
20 seats available
09:00
Koh Samui (any hotel)
14:00
Suratthani Town Raja Ferry
5h
Instant
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
20 seats available
12:00
Koh Samui (any hotel)
17:00
Suratthani Town Raja Ferry
5h
Instant
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
20 seats available
14:00
Koh Samui (any hotel)
19:00
Suratthani Town Raja Ferry
5h
Instant
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
20 seats available

From Lipa Noi (Koh Samui) to Suratthani by ferry+bus joint ticket

06:00
Lipa Noi (Koh Samui)
09:15
Suratthani Train station
3h 15m
Instant
฿ 300
× 2 = ฿ 600
20 seats available
06:00
Lipa Noi (Koh Samui)
09:30
Suratthani Airport
3h 30m
Instant
฿ 380
× 2 = ฿ 760
20 seats available
18:00
Lipa Noi (Koh Samui)
21:15
Suratthani Train station
3h 15m
Instant
฿ 300
× 2 = ฿ 600
20 seats available

From Koh Samui to Suratthani by bus+ferry joint ticket

07:00
Koh Samui
10:30
Suratthani Airport
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
10 seats available
07:30
Koh Samui
11:30
Suratthani Train station
4h
Instant Refund
฿ 300
× 2 = ฿ 600
10 seats available
07:30
Koh Samui
11:00
Suratthani Town
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 280
× 2 = ฿ 560
10 seats available
09:00
Koh Samui
13:30
Suratthani Airport
4h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
10 seats available
09:30
Koh Samui
13:30
Suratthani Train station
4h
Instant Refund
฿ 300
× 2 = ฿ 600
10 seats available
09:30
Koh Samui
13:00
Suratthani Town
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 280
× 2 = ฿ 560
10 seats available
13:00
Koh Samui
17:30
Suratthani Airport
4h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
10 seats available
13:30
Koh Samui
17:30
Suratthani Train station
4h
Instant Refund
฿ 300
× 2 = ฿ 600
10 seats available
13:30
Koh Samui
17:00
Suratthani Town
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 280
× 2 = ฿ 560
10 seats available

How to get from Koh Samui to Suratthani

From Koh Samui to Suratthani

There are two ways to get from Koh Samui back to the firm land: you either go all the long way by ferry from Suratthani to Koh Phangan and then Koh Tao to reach Chumphon or make a quick hop to Donsak to continue your journey to other destinations in Thailand from Suratthani. The latter is undoubtedly quicker, cheaper and easier, so if you are not going to spend a couple of days on Koh Phangan or Koh Tao but need just to get to the mainland, buy your Samui–Suratthani tickets right away.

There are several piers on Koh Samui which serve high speed and slow ferries to the mainland, the most popular being Na Thon pier in the western part of Koh Samui. Ferries also dock at Lipa Noi, in the west, and Mae Nam and Bang Rak in the north. Ferries leaving from Na Thon pier, make the shortest ride between Koh Samui and Donsak pier in Suratthani (30 km), while starting from Mae Nam or Bang Rak makes your sea journey some 20 km longer. Depending on the operator and the pier, expect to spend from 45 minutes to 1½ hour on your sea journey.

From Koh Samui to Donsak by ferry

Lomprayah high speed catamarans whisk you from Na Thon pier on Koh Samui to Donsak in 45 minutes (four departures a day); Seatran Discovery takes just a bit longer (two boats from Bang Rak pier).

Raja operates large car ferries departing from their Lipa Noi pier every hour from 5am till 7pm. Seatran follows the same schedule with their own car ferries, sailing from Na Thon pier.

Tip You can always hop onto these car ferries as a passenger without prior booking. If you are travelling by your own/rented car, it is highly advisable to get your tickets at least one day in advance otherwise you will most probably end up queuing for at least a couple of hours – if you are lucky enough to catch a ferry the same day you arrive at the pier!

From Koh Samui to Suratthani by combination ticket

Different ferry companies operating between Koh Samui and the mainland use their own piers, located in Donsak, a district some 60 km east of Suratthani Town. While it is possible to buy tickets from Koh Samui to Donsak as described above, we still recommend considering a combination trip. This kind of trip is offered by many (almost all) ferry companies serving the route. Besides the ferry ticket it includes your onward transportation by van or by bus from the pier in Donsak to Suratthani Town, Suratthani train station or Suratthani airport. Such tickets cost a bit more compared to ordinary ferry tickets but are worth investing in as the task of organizing your transport from the pier to your next destination by yourself can be quite hard. Transportation options at most piers are limited to taxis, and taxi drivers at Donsak are not very flexible with their rates.

Lomprayah, Seatran Discovery and Raja Ferry all offer combination tickets. Expect to pay THB600 for Koh Samui–Suratthani train station route and THB700 for Koh Samui–Suratthani airport with both Lomprayah and Seatran. Lomprayah provides the fastest transfer – 2¾ hours to the train station and 3 hours to the airport – and its last ferry of the day departs from Na Thon pier on Koh Samui at 3.30pm. There are also Lomprayah boats at 8am, 9.45am and 12.45pm.

Seatran Discovery is a bit slower – 4 hours to Suratthani airport – and has only two departures a day from the company’s pier at Bang Rak (9am and 11.30am).

Raja Ferry is the cheapest among the three – as well as the slowest one, but it has a taxi+ferry+van/bus combination ticket with pick up from your hotel on Koh Samui and drop off in Suratthani Town, train station or airport included for THB440/THB500/THB550 respectively. Joining them at their pier at Lipa Noi is even cheaper (from THB340). Phantip Travel, which uses Raja ferries and their own van and bus fleet, have similar prices.

Why travel to Suratthani

Suratthani is your inevitable port of call on the mainland on the way from 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 spices, and one of the largest flowers on the planet, Rafflesia, blooms there in winter.

Getting around in Suratthani

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 4,972 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)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
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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 ^_^

★★★★☆ May 25, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery)
★★★★★ May 16, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Excellent service all ran on time. Very efficient and friendly staff.
★★★★★ May 16, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
On Time and comfortable
★★★☆☆ May 15, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
Old rusty, ship. But everything on time!
★★★★☆ May 14, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ May 4, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Our journey from Koh Samui to Suratthani Airport was great - we got the tickets for both the boat and the bus on the pier. Upon arriving to the Na Thon pier we were immediately transfered to the connecting bus and arrived at the Suratthani Airport with time to spare.
★★★★★ May 3, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Good trip. Felt like a bit longer than it is supposed to be but not too late.
★★☆☆☆ May 2, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
The reflection of he ticket makes u think your going direct from phanang to the airport. The times stated arriving at 1800. So to be told when picking up tickets "we do not guarantee you will make your flight at 1930" if the advertised time can't be achieved change it. We did arrive 35 mins late and did make the flight. But we did not expect to be going to busy stations and other locations enroute to the airport. I would have opted for a private taxi I this was made more clear. I hope the feed back helps. The outbound route was chaotic also as we went to get pick up point and at the train station an told instantly it's the wrong place...Then put on to a bus which was also not the correct one. Luckily some helpful passengers directed us to your office.
★★★★☆ Apr 30, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Efficient and pretty on time, but the toilets were really dirty.
★★★★★ Apr 28, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Apr 27, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Easy and straight forward. Just go to thr busstop at koh samui and go with the flow.
★★★★★ Apr 24, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Very nice. One time, great boat, great bus. Perfect.
★★★★☆ Apr 22, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Pretty comfortable. Reached Suratthani train station 3 hours before the departure and the waiting facilities were good. Overall satisfactory.
★★★★★ Apr 22, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Everything perfect and on time! Just as expected :-)
★★★★★ Apr 20, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Apr 19, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
very good service
★★★★☆ Apr 19, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
everything went to plan, on time and enjoyable experience. Recommended.
★★★★★ Apr 17, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★★★★ Apr 16, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery)
★★★★★ Apr 15, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
Was worried that the pick up might not come at 5am but it came right on the dot. I was able to catch my flight as planned without any problems.
★★★☆☆ Apr 14, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
We found Seatran service better, less crowded and less hectic.
★★★★★ Apr 10, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Ferry perfectly on time and overall arrived half an hour early at the airport. Can't tell if that was a one time occurrence or is happening regularly. Employees have been helpful and precise in their announcements. Overall best experience from the three major ferry operators in-between the islands.
★★★★★ Apr 6, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery)
★★★★★ Apr 2, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Great service from 12 Go - no hassle with the tickets. We actually ended up buying a ticket from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui in order to connect with the ticket we'd bought through 12 Go - and the staff on the Lomprayah ferry were excellent ensuring that we had the right tickets (and luggage labels) for the transfer through. Couldn't fault the service.
★★★★★ Mar 29, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Mar 20, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Return trip to Surat Thani was very smooth and on time! Highly recommend this service.
★★★☆☆ Mar 20, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
The boat was fine but the bus travel was really unpleasant as it was extremely hot due to a brokren aircondition system.
★★★★★ Mar 13, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Very good service.
★★★☆☆ Mar 12, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry)
★★★★★ Mar 3, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Mar 1, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Very well organized.
★★★★★ Feb 28, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Boat and bus on time. Bus was a bit of cigaette smell. Other than that, good experience
★★★★☆ Feb 26, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry)
★★★★★ Feb 24, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Very good
★★★★☆ Feb 22, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery)
★★★★☆ Feb 22, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
12go Asia did everything perfectly, so 5 stars for them. About the ferry company: one of our 3 travel with this company over a week. The ferry arrived 15 minutes later. Not a big deal as we got perfectly on time to the airport but it was a day not so many people were travelling. Staff at the counter not very friendly but ok service anyway
★★★★★ Feb 21, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★★★★ Feb 19, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
Great! Amazing!
★★★★★ Feb 18, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
As usual everything worked out just right thank you for all that you've done
★★★★★ Feb 12, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Great ferry and bus ride. Would recommend to anyone going to the train station from Koh Samui!
★★★☆☆ Jan 25, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Boarding was excellent, deboarding was a struggle to get your bag and get off one little ramp. Bus driver was excellent.....bus needs repair, desperately! Seats stuck in recline position.....no room to get in or out.
★★★★★ Jan 22, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Exellent service provided by 12go Asia. train, bus and ferry connections done so easily. Thankyou!
★★☆☆☆ Jan 17, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
DONT USE RAJA FERRY. Pickup from hotel was in time. The driver was very good. But the Raja Ferry. It was a dirty, rusty mess. It's actually a car ferry. First it was late, instead of 6:00 AM, the ferry started sailing at 6:40. Second, Nobody from the port wanted to tell us why there was that delay. And because that old ferry was so dirty, I could not use the washroom. And the driver to the airport, he was always on the phone. Very dangerous in heavy rain and lot of traffic. Although it was cheap , but I did not feel safe.
★★★★☆ Jan 13, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Wind in my hair ferry. Fast and on time. Bus part also worked as well. Would use again
★★★★★ Jan 9, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
Quick feedback from operator when changes made.
★★★★☆ Dec 30, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Dec 27, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Dec 27, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Really fast ferry with plenty of seats. Transfers from the pier to train station was also good.
★★★☆☆ Dec 26, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Pick-up at hotel was good. Trip with highspeed Ferry not. Arrived too late and there was no place enough.Trip with minivan was good. Trip with the train from and too Bangkok ,1st class sleep, was not at all 1st class !! Small cabin and bad food, dirty toilet !! We will never take the train again for a long trip !! ????
★★★★★ Dec 26, 2016 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry)
★★★★☆ Dec 14, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Enjoyed the ferry, was very comfortable and they have snacks and sandwiches availabe. The bus ride to the airport was quite long, but the driver was fast and it was also very enjoyable. The seats were quite comfortable. They had restrooms onboard the boat and bus. I would reccomend
★★★★★ Dec 11, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Fast transport from the ferry to the airport!
★★★★☆ Dec 11, 2016 (bus VIP36, Phantip 1970) :
Easy way to travel. Just some more clear signs would be great to find the right path ;-) Thanks
★★★★☆ Dec 5, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Good
★★★★☆ Nov 28, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Nov 26, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Trip went smoothly...
★★★★☆ Nov 16, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
The ferry is great, comfortable and speedy.
★★★★★ Nov 7, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
On time
★★★★★ Nov 6, 2016 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry)
★★★★★ Oct 28, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Very good
★★★★★ Oct 26, 2016 (bus VIP36, Phantip 1970) :
On time, fast and very simple to follow the instructions from the internet and for the amount paid...I rate this service excellent
★★★★☆ Oct 25, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
the speedboat is kind of super shaky, so I was not feeling too ok in the beginning and in the end of the trip. but overall, it was fast and well organized. thanks!
★★☆☆☆ Oct 21, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
This boat is very noisy.
★★★★★ Oct 20, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Everything good
★★★★☆ Oct 11, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Not a lot to say - I enjoyed a punctual and straightforward trip from Koh Samui to the Surat Thani Airport.
★★★★★ Sep 21, 2016 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
Very nice and smooth ride to the airport from my hotel.
★★☆☆☆ Sep 19, 2016 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry)
★★☆☆☆ Sep 18, 2016 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
We booked a transfer from koh samui to suratthani Train station. Instead of briging us to the Train station, they brought us to suratthani Town. From there they put us on a local bus to the Train station. I van live with te fact they put is on a local bus, although we paid for the transfer to the traine station. But we had to pay for the bus ourselves (and your on the way already when you find out)!!! Its not about the money but about the service...
★★★★★ Sep 14, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
The trip by Lomphaya was organised and smooth and the staff were very helpful.
★★★★☆ Sep 14, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Well organized and fast ride
★★☆☆☆ Aug 26, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
12GO arranged everything fine. Compliments. The carrier Lomprayah High Speed Ferries is chaotic and not customer friendly. The ferry was late but there was no information about it. At the ceck-in the staff was unfriendly. You feel like cattle. On the ferry there were not enough seats (too many people on the boot) so you had to find a place on the floor or stand for 45 minutes. The bus was ok from the pier to the trainstation. The train (Thai Railways) was fine. However don't expect too much from the VIP-sleeper.
★★★★☆ Aug 22, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery)
★★★★★ Aug 20, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery)
★★☆☆☆ Aug 19, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
The ferry was overloaded with people and there weren't enough seats. People were pushing each other to get on and fight for seats. Eventually stools were given out but the staff could have been more proactive in organisation. The bus journey was more pleasant.
★★★★☆ Aug 18, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
On time, pleasant trip!
★★★★☆ Aug 18, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Train itself is excellent,the first class sleeper is comfortable and enough space. The travelling missions after or before Surat Thani are less enjoyable. Ferry is packed, but gets you to where needed. For the ferry&minivan/bus to or from Don Sak pier,people do guide you but it is like mentioned above organised chaos! Long journey back but you get to sleep once in the train! Overall good service minus the transfering parts!
★★★★☆ Aug 16, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
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★★★★★ Aug 11, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
It's a bit of a hike to get back from the islands. Ferry at 12.45(ish...!) and back into Bangkok at 7am the next day. Lots of waiting around which is normal for travelling. There is an organised chaos about it meaning everyone gets to where there are going and everyone is looked after, it's just not as quick and well organised as we may all wish.
★★★★☆ Aug 9, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Prima geregeld allemaal en alles keurig op tijd
★★★☆☆ Aug 7, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Aug 3, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Good organised!
★★★★☆ Jul 31, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Apart from bus being a little worn (seats on permanent recline!) Everything else fine, hassle free and good value.
★★★★☆ Jul 17, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
handling of passengers and luggage when exiting the boat was chaotic. apart from that, everything was quite smooth.
★★★★☆ Jul 7, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
All was in good time and sat at the train station with just 2 hours to wait. Excellent value and hassle free
★★★★★ Jul 7, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
12Go provided an excellent service!
★★★☆☆ Jul 4, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Everything was fine, got is from point A to point B without troubles.
★★★★☆ Jul 3, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Everything almost on time. We booked second A/C. The train is ok. The ferry is very good. The bus service also ok. The wait on the way back is too much. We started rom our hotel at 10am to reach Bangkok next day at 7:am.
★★★★★ Jul 1, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Very good.....thanks!
★★★★☆ Jun 22, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Good trip, high speed ferry is very high speed.
★★★★★ Jun 7, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Perfect as usual!
12Go response:

Thank you very much for a nice review.
We do really appreciated you make a booking with us.
If any mistake we would like to apologize as well.
We hope you will be back to use our website again in the near future.
Hope you have a very nice time while you stay in Thailand.

★★★★☆ Jun 2, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Good trip with boat and bus. But you have to wait three hours to take the train....it's so much...
★★★☆☆ May 28, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
General lack of information
12Go response:

We thank you and appreciate your review and comment about the service. Please accept our apology for having a dissatisfaction with the transport service. Rest assured that your concern will be passed on to the ferry company management will be done and improvement will be soon implemented.

We hope you still consider 12go@asia service in your future trips!

★★★★★ May 27, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
All on time and no fuss with the bags.........brilliant!
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.

★★★★☆ May 24, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
nice and easy. 12goasia is awesome ! Only problem - the seating in the ferry is not organised. So if you are in a big group or with family (we were 2 adults 2 kids) you dont get to sit together as everybody is sitting randomly. And nobody is there to help with this. We ended up sitting in 3 lots, I alone, my wife with my 3 yr old son, and my 5 yr old boy alone.
★★★★☆ May 23, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Weather was bad and staff dealt very well with it.
★★★★★ May 4, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Everything ran smoothly. Would recommend to others.
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 21, 2016 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
We also thought the supplier is Lomp so we're hurry to travel Phantip for tickets. Seatran was so good with air cond but please inform us to get our luggs from the same bus taking us before. We're very worried to find everywhere that asking many people also officer but none knew. Then the shuttle bus to station was so small with crowd people in a long journey and stopped at a house without any information that we asked to know the people leaving to come Bangkok by bus and we continued with 1/3 remain travel to station. The driver stopped at one office again in 15 mins to get some passengers and so luckily took us to station in time. It's an unforgettable experience!
★★★★☆ Apr 15, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Apr 13, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Good service. Can recommend

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