Surat Thani to Koh Samui

Surat Thani to Koh Samui

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Surat Thani to Koh Samui Destination Reviews

PB
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Jan 10, 2022
Checked in at the bus pick up point no problems . Took an hour to reach the ferry port smooth ride AC bud, plenty of space. Ferry also a smooth crossing 90mins sun deck and I closed AC seats with fresh cooked noodles and snack shop with drinks and both hot and cold food reasonably priced .
CL
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Dec 24, 2021
Good travel with the ferry
HT
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 16, 2021
The speedboat set out on time and the ride was generally smooth. Crew took safety seriously too.
ชแ
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Sep 5, 2020
Late depart and late arrived the times we booked is depart on 11am. And arrive on 12.30 but on that day vessel depart on 11.35am. And arrived on13.05 the price expensive than service.
AA
Ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Feb 18, 2020
Everything was great, no problems
WT
Ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Feb 8, 2020
Left about 30 mins late without updating us but a good ferry!
MB
Ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Feb 3, 2020
Everything was correct and super punctually
TM
Van VIP, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Jan 23, 2020
Great experience, everything happened on time and as stated. There was however very little communication to explain where to go once the bus dropped us off at the ferry and at Koh Samui, where we would find our driver at the port. Fortunately other tour companies were very helpful in pointing us in the right direction. If you are expecting full service, you will be disappointed, but if you just want the transfer connections to work - it is very good.
MN
Ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน), Dec 29, 2019
Everything Perfect.
MB
Van VIP, Phantip 1970 (พันทิพย์ 1970), Dec 29, 2019
Het was een prima reis. Alles ging precies zo als afgesproken. Super
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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 Taxi. 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 THB 12,254. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus+ferry as a bus+ferry ticket costs as low as THB 280.

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 1 to 27 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 Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่): travelling by bus+ferry expect to pay as low as THB 280 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 THB 12,254.

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

  • Bus+Ferry price: THB 280 - THB 480. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:30 Surat Thani Train Station until 16:30 Surat Thani Town
  • Ferry+Van price: THB 280 - THB 450. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran until 16:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran
  • Van+Ferry price: THB 330 - THB 400. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 05:30 Surat Thani Town Raja Van until 17:30 Surat Thani Airport
  • Bus+Ferry+Van price: THB 350 - THB 500. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Surat Thani Town until 13:00 Surat Thani Town
  • Bus+taxi+Ferry price: THB 400 - THB 550. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer until 16:00 Surat Thani Airport
  • taxi+Bus+Ferry price: THB 400 - THB 400. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer until 13:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer
  • taxi+Ferry price: THB 400 - THB 400. 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
  • taxi+Van price: THB 500 - THB 620. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:15 Koh Samui any hotel until 16:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Bus+Van price: THB 530 - THB 530. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:45 Koh Samui any hotel until 07:45 Koh Samui any hotel
  • taxi+Ferry+Van price: THB 530 - THB 530. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran until 17:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran
  • Bus+Ferry+taxi price: THB 550 - THB 550. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 09:30 Surat Thani Airport until 16:00 Surat Thani Airport
  • Van+Ferry+taxi price: THB 550 - THB 550. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran until 14:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran
  • Bus+taxi price: THB 600 - THB 720. From Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 08:30 Surat Thani Airport until 14:45 Surat Thani Airport
  • Ferry tickets - THB 650 to THB 650.
  • Plane tickets - THB 3,725 to THB 12,254;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from THB 490 to THB 3,850.

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.

  • 22 by Ferry+Van from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran until 16:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran
  • 11 by Bus+Ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:30 Surat Thani Train Station until 16:30 Surat Thani Town
  • Flights from Surat Thani to Koh Samui depart during the day - there are approximately 5 departures a day.
  • 5 by taxi+Van from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:15 Koh Samui any hotel until 16:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • 3 by Bus+taxi from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 08:30 Surat Thani Airport until 14:45 Surat Thani Airport
  • 0 by Bus+taxi+Ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer until 16:00 Surat Thani Airport
  • 0 by Bus+Ferry+taxi from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 09:30 Surat Thani Airport until 16:00 Surat Thani Airport
  • 0 by Bus+Ferry+Van from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Surat Thani Town until 13:00 Surat Thani Town
  • 0 by Bus+Van from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:45 Koh Samui any hotel until 07:45 Koh Samui any hotel
  • 0 by taxi+Bus+Ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 07:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer until 13:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer
  • 0 by taxi+Ferry 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
  • 0 by taxi+Ferry+Van from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran until 17:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran
  • Ferries leave from Surat Thani for Koh Samui 0 times a day.
  • 0 by Van+Ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 05:30 Surat Thani Town Raja Van until 17:30 Surat Thani Airport
  • 0 by Van+Ferry+taxi from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starting from 06:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran until 14:30 Surat Thani Town Seatran

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 THB 3,725.

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, Thai Smile (ไทยสมายล์), Thai Vietjet (ไทยเวียดเจ็ทแอร์)

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 THB 490.

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:

  • 30% users voted for a ferry ticket.
  • 14% chosen Bus+Ferry
  • 12% chosen Bus+taxi
  • 9% chosen Ferry+Van
  • 9% chosen Van+Ferry
  • 5% chosen Bus+Ferry+Van
  • 5% chosen Bus+Van
  • 5% chosen taxi+Ferry+Van
  • 5% chosen taxi+Van
  • 5% chosen Van+Ferry+taxi
  • 1% decided to catch a taxi.