Surat Thani to Koh Samui

Surat Thani to Koh Samui

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Surat Thani to Koh Samui Schedule

Surat Thani to Koh Samui Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Kim Transfers Thailand Economy Any time$ 78.58
Raja Ferry Ferry 07:47 - 12:30$ 10.22
Phantip 1970 Express 09:45 - 14:30$ 15.96
Phantip 1970 Express 10:00 - 18:30$ 18.38
Phantip 1970 Express 13:45 - 18:30$ 15.96
Phantip 1970 Express 15:15 - 19:30$ 11.61
Raja Ferry Ferry 16:00 - 19:30$ 8.65
Thai Airways Economy #TG225819:45 - 21:10$ 185.19

Transportation from Surat Thani to Koh Samui

Surat Thani to Koh Samui Destination Reviews

CC
On time, clean and efficient
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Aug 15, 2022
YS
I paid for extra support but they are nothing
Ferry Express, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Aug 10, 2022
JD
I wasn't there long enough, just an overnight
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Jul 30, 2022
AS
Fast Ferryboat!
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jul 27, 2022
SF
The night train from Bangkok was 2 hours late at the arrival but the operator at Surat Thani changed our tickets with no problem. Arrived at Surat Thani train station, there was ladies to help us to find the book agency. I recommend this trip.
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Jul 26, 2022
MV
Strange that you start at a Pier where you take the bus for a 50 minute ride Long waiting times Boat very simple, our luggage and us were spaken wet from last 10 minutes rain Not what you expect from a “professional” organisation
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jul 25, 2022
EV
We didn’t understand that we booked a tour from Surat Thani by minivan. We thought Tappee pier was where the boat left. We were too early at Donsak pier by taxi. The boat didn’t left at 10 but at 11:15. If you only want to book the boat: you book Donsak pier - Na Thon Ko Samui.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jul 24, 2022
CK
The ‘clickable maps link’ on the pdf I got in my emails did not exist on Google Maps. I copies and pasted the exact address given in the email, it also did not exist on Google Maps. On the pdf it says pickup is at Surat Thani Town Raja Van. But at the actual place it’s Raja Van Pickup. Which is why we couldn’t find it on Google maps. The van driver drove very fast. Once we got to the pier we had to wait an hour to get on the ferry.
Ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Jul 17, 2022
PV
The people from Lomprayah did their best to get us to the pier on time but we missed the speedboat. Then te catamaran was delayed. then we sailed over a long length of rope that dragged behind a fishing vessel that then got stuck in the propeller. I saw it float, but the helmsman did not. So we drifted out to sea for a while. Luckily the technicians on board got the rope loose and we were able to sail on.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jul 16, 2022
JV
Easy and fine trip
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Jul 16, 2022
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How to get from Surat Thani to Koh Samui

When you want to get from Surat Thani to Koh Samui, 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. 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 taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 844.41. 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 8.25.

How far is Surat Thani from Koh Samui?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Surat Thani to Koh Samui. Your trip will be a total of 66 miles (105 km). The flying distance is 51 miles (81 km).

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

The travel time from Surat Thani to Koh Samui can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 13 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Surat Thani to Koh Samui 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 8.25 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 844.41.

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

  • Bus+Ferry price: USD 8.00 - USD 15.00. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:47 Surat Thani Train Station until 09:00 Surat Thani Town
  • Ferry+Van price: USD 9.00 - USD 24.00. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Town Raja Van until 15:15 Surat Thani Airport
  • Bus+Ferry+Van price: USD 10.00 - USD 20.00. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Surat Thani Town until 15:15 Surat Thani Airport
  • Van+Ferry price: USD 10.00 - USD 12.00. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 05:30 Surat Thani Town Raja Van until 17:30 Surat Thani Airport
  • taxi+Bus+Ferry price: USD 12.00. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer until 13:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer
  • taxi+Ferry price: USD 12.00 - USD 17.00. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Na Thon Koh Samui Pier 3 until 12:00 Na Thon Koh Samui Pier 3
  • Bus+taxi+Ferry price: USD 13.00 - USD 16.00. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 08:15 Surat Thani Airport until 09:00 Surat Thani Town
  • Bus+Van price: USD 15.00. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:45 Koh Samui any hotel until 07:45 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Bus+Ferry+taxi price: USD 16.00. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 09:30 Surat Thani Airport until 16:00 Surat Thani Airport
  • Van+Ferry+taxi price: USD 16.00. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran until 14:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran
  • Ferry tickets - USD 17.00 to USD 17.00.
  • taxi+Ferry+Van price: USD 18.00. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 08:30 Ratchaprapha Dam until 08:30 Ratchaprapha Dam
  • taxi+Van price: USD 18.00. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran until 06:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran
  • Bus+taxi price: USD 21.00. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 09:30 Surat Thani Airport until 09:30 Surat Thani Airport
  • Plane tickets - USD 185.00 to USD 185.00;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 77.00 to USD 844.00.

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

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

  • 8 by Ferry+Van from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Town Raja Van until 15:15 Surat Thani Airport
  • 6 by Bus+Ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:47 Surat Thani Train Station until 09:00 Surat Thani Town
  • 2 by Bus+taxi+Ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 08:15 Surat Thani Airport until 09:00 Surat Thani Town
  • Flights from Surat Thani to Koh Samui depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • 1 by Bus+taxi from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 09:30 Surat Thani Airport until 09:30 Surat Thani Airport
  • 1 by taxi+Ferry+Van from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 08:30 Ratchaprapha Dam until 08:30 Ratchaprapha Dam
  • 1 by taxi+Van from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran until 06:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran
  • Ferries leave from Surat Thani for Koh Samui 1 times a day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Surat Thani to Koh Samui 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 Surat Thani to Koh Samui. 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 185.00.

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 Surat Thani to Koh Samui
Thai Airways

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Surat Thani to Koh Samui. 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 77.00.

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 Surat Thani to Koh Samui 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.

The most popular transport from Surat Thani to Koh Samui

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Surat Thani to Koh Samui? 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 Ferry+Van
  • 23% chosen taxi+Ferry
  • 22% users voted for a ferry ticket.
  • 6% chosen Bus+Ferry
  • 4% chosen Van+Ferry
  • 3% chosen Bus+taxi
  • 3% chosen Bus+Ferry+Van
  • 3% chosen taxi+Van
  • 3% chosen Van+Ferry+taxi
  • 2% chosen Bus+taxi+Ferry
  • 2% chosen taxi+Ferry+Van
  • 1% Other