How to get to Koh Samui from Suratthani

What about

Say ‘Koh Samui’ and immediately a vivid picture of a true paradise island comes to your mind. Idyllic beaches, crystal clear waters, lush tropical greenery dotted with white, yellow and red stars of frangipani flowers and spiced with fancy boutique hotels, island-style parties raving through the night, colourful local markets and modern swish malls – it is all about Samui. Definitely more upscale than its neighbours, party-rocked Koh Phangan and diving-crazy Koh Tao, Koh Samui still caters for everybody. And while it is a great place for pampering yourself in world-class spas and resorts, savouring the freshest seafood dishes in candle-lit romantic restaurants, Koh Samui welcomes travellers of all budgets and styles, from modest backpackers looking for simple pleasures of the beach life to discerning upscale holiday-makers.

From Suratthani to Koh Samui

Suratthani is the main starting point on the mainland for your sea travel to Koh Samui. Wherever you start you journey from – be it Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket or Hua Hin – you will not avoid Suratthani on your way to Koh Samui – unless you prefer a longer and more expensive route via Chumphon, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan, which is in fact quite an illogical thing to do if Koh Samui is your first island destination in the Gulf.

Ferries for Koh Samui leave from Donsak Pier, about 65km northeast of the city. You can buy tickets to Koh Samui from Donsak, but unless you arrive by one of the buses which drop off their passengers right on the pier (e.g. Yellow Bus), it is not a good idea as you will need to organise transport from Suratthani train station, bus station or town to the pier.

From Donsak to Koh Samui

Phantip Travel sells tickets for large Seatran ferries leaving from Seatran pier in Donsak. These large car ferries take 1½ hour to reach Koh Samui where they dock at Nathon pier. Tickets cost from THB250 to TH300.

Seatran Discovery starts from the same pier in Donsak but heads to Bangrak Seatran pier on Koh Samui (THB400, two hours). It is especially convenient if you are planning to stay in the northern part of the island, i.e. Big Buddha beach.

From Suratthani Town to Koh Samui

The most convenient way to get to Koh Samui from Suratthani Town is to buy a joint ticket with Phantip Travel or any other operator offering similar service. Buses or minivans normally pick up their passengers at the bus terminals at Kaset 1 or Kaset 2 markets in the city centre and bring them to Donsak where travellers board the ferry heading to Nathon pier on Koh Samui. Prices are more or less the same (from THB250 bus+ferry) and the whole trip takes about 3½ hours including waiting time at the Donsak pier.

Note though that if you arrive to Suratthani by train from any of the northern destinations, including Bangkok, it is not absolutely necessary to get from the station to Suratthani first. Several operators offer transfer from Suratthani railway station in Phun Phin to Donsak and Koh Samui, and buying such a combination ticket saves you both time and money. The only reason why you may need to call to Suratthani proper first is if you arrive with the morning or one of the afternoon trains from Bangkok (#43, for example) and need to spend the night in Suratthani or want to explore the province – which boasts a couple of worth visiting national parks – before heading to Koh Samui.

Note also that many interprovincial buses now use the long distance bus station located 7 km west of town on the way to Phun Phin, but sometimes you can ask the driver to drop you off in the city instead. If not, use orange coloured songthaews to get from the bus station to the centre of the city (THB15).

From Suratthani train station to Koh Samui

Do not be misled: Suratthani train station is located in the town of Phun Phin, 20 km west of Suratthani and about 90 km west of Donsak Pier from where ferries to Koh Samui leave. If you arrive to Suratthani by train from any of the northern destinations, including Bangkok, it is exactly where you are going to get off your transport.

The fastest transfer from Suratthani train station to Koh Samui is offered by Lomprayah which sells joint bus+high speed catamaran tickets (THB500). The trip from Suratthani train station to Nathon Pier on Koh Samui with Lomprayah takes 2½ hours only. There is one departure a day from the train station at 8.30am, which gathers passengers arriving from Bangkok by night trains (#83, 85, 167, 173 or 41).

There is a slower and cheaper service by Phantip Travel which sends three morning buses a day – at 7am, 8am and 9am. Total travel time to Nathon Pier from Suratthani train station with Phantip is about four hours, but tickets cost THB300 only.

From Suratthani airport to Koh Samui

Several airlines flying between Suratthani and Bangkok include transfer to Koh Samui in their ticket price. If it is not your case, check Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery, both of which sell combination bus/van+ferry tickets from Suratthani airport to Koh Samui. Pricewise and service-wise both companies are very much alike: tickets cost from THB600 to THB700, but Lomprayah catamaran docks at Nathon Pier on Koh Samui, and thus the whole journey takes a bit longer than three hours; and Seatran Discovery circumvallates the island reaching the northern Bangrak Seatran Pier, which takes longer (from 4½ hours to 5½ hours depending on the departure time). There are four departures a day from Suratthani airport with Lomprayah (8.30am, 10.50am, 1.30pm and 4pm) and three – with Seatran Discovery (8.30am, 10.45am, 11.20am).

From Koh Samui to Koh Phangan and Koh Tao

Though located in the same part of the Gulf, the three neighbouring islands, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, differ greatly in atmosphere, character and activities on offer. It is a good idea to compare all the three as soon as you find yourself in the lower part of the Gulf. If you are short of time, consider at least visiting Koh Phangan which lies quite close to Koh Samui: Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery whisk you from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan in mere 20 or 30 minutes. Sea travel to Koh Tao, further up the Gulf, requires over two hours, but it is a must-visit island if you are planning to join the army of happy PADI or SSI certificate holders.

From Koh Samui to Koh Phangan

There are three Seatran Discovery ferries a day from Bangrak on Koh Samui to Koh Phangan (THB400) at 8am, 1pm and 4.30pm. Lomprayah sails from Maenam peir on Koh Samui to Koh Phangan (THB400) twice a day at 8am and 12.30pm. Both arrive to Thong Sala pier. If the sea is mossy and you are prone to seasickness, opt for Seatran, which cuts through the wave opposite to Lomprayah catamaran which actually rides the swell.
There are also private ferries operating between Big Buddha pier on Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. They are a bit more expensive but on the days when Full Moon Parties are rocking Koh Phangan, are a welcome alternative.

From Koh Samui to Koh Tao

After calling to Koh Phangan, both Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery proceed to Koh Tao reaching the island in about two hours. They moor at Mae Haad on Koh Tao and sell tickets at about the same price (THB600-THB650).

There are two more options for hopping between Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao which are Songserm and Raja ferries. Both are much slower and cheaper: choose them only if you really need to spare a few baht.

Can I transport my car to Samui?

There are two operators which provide car transportation to Samui. Seatran leaves from Donsak on the mainland delivering passengers and their vehicles to its pier in Nathon. Raja ferry, also from Donsak, heads to its own port in Lipa Noi on the western coast of Samui. Choose port-wise as both services are equal in price and quality. Note that you may have to make a long queue to board the ferry with your car while heading back to the mainland. To avoid this, book your ticket in advance. Another important thing is that you cannot transport your car from Samui to the nearby Koh Phangan directly; you will need to sail back to Donsak and then make a new journey to Koh Phangan instead.

Getting around

Koh Samui is large and you will need a way to get around easily, since doing it on foot is very limiting and uncomfortably hot, but there are many far better options available depending on how you like to get around.

Taxis (songtaews) are a great way to travel long distances on the island, or if you want to go out partying and know you shouldn't drive yourself around. While they are convenient and can get you everywhere from anywhere, this is probably the most expensive option, as you can expect to pay between 50 and 100 THB a person which adds up quickly.

Motorcycles are a fantastic way to get around. Motorcycles (and bicycles, too) can be rented from almost every resort on the island. Rentals are cheap, petrol is cheap, and they give you the freedom to go just about anywhere you want to go as you explore the island’s natural wonders. A word of caution though, you will undoubtedly see many tourists about with bandages and scrapes on their arms and legs, almost all of the time these are caused by accidents on scooters. You should be able to find a scooter for less than 200 THB a day. Most of the rental shops insist that you leave your passport behind. While this is a bit unnerving, it is also standard practice throughout Thailand, so be very careful with your scooter if you want to avoid any trouble.

Where to stay

Hat Chaweng is packed with all kinds of accommodation to suit any budget. It is the epicentre of the action, and the northern part of the beach can be quite noisy. Hat Lamai is another popular choice attracting holiday-makers both with its long stretch of white sand and a good choice of restaurants, bars and shops along the main road. In between the two beaches hides a little gem of Crystal Bay with – as the name suggests – crystal clear waters embraced with imposing boulders of a small bay. Hat Bang Rak (or Big Buddha Beach) leis relatively close to the airport (you may hear some noise), but the white sand of its western part compensate for it. Bo Phut is of particular interest not because of the beach but thanks to its trendy boutique hotels peppering Fishermen’s Village where strong Chinese influence can be felt even today. Families often opt for Mae Nam with its gentle sea. The West Coast is not a good choice if you come for the sea, but the sunsets are exceptional there.

Tip: Do not spend all your time on Samui on one and the same beach; try at least a couple of them and you will be rewarded with the diversity which this island has to offer.

Activities

Besides usual diving, snorkelling, kayaking, jungle-trekking and waterfalls find a couple of hours to visit the only rum distillery in Thailand, Magic Alambic. They produce Caribbean rum with a variety of natural flavours (obviously, they have coconut rum, too). They offer tasting sessions and sell rum, too (600-700 THB per 700ml bottle). Located in Baan Bang Kao. Travellers with the little ones in tow will love Paradise Park, which is a considerably large petting zoo, which is also one of the best viewpoints on the island.

Suratthani Trainstation to Koh Samui @ ferry, bus, van Jul 29, 2017

43 trips (THB 280 — 600)

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

07:00
Suratthani (any hotel)
11:20
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
4h 20m
Instant
฿ 400
× 2 = ฿ 800
10 seats available

From Suratthani Lomprayah to Koh Samui by bus+ferry joint ticket

09:00
Suratthani Lomprayah
11:05
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
2h 5m
Instant Refund
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
27 seats available
11:10
Suratthani Lomprayah
13:15
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
2h 5m
Instant Refund
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
30 seats available
14:30
Suratthani Lomprayah
16:35
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
2h 5m
Instant Refund
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
30 seats available

From Suratthani Seatran to Koh Samui by bus+ferry joint ticket

09:30
Suratthani Seatran
13:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 500
× 2 = ฿ 1,000
10 seats available
12:30
Suratthani Seatran
16:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 500
× 2 = ฿ 1,000
10 seats available

From Suratthani Train Station to Koh Samui by bus+ferry+taxi joint ticket

07:45
Suratthani Train Station
12:30
Koh Samui (any hotel)
4h 45m
Instant
฿ 500
× 2 = ฿ 1,000
20 seats available

From Suratthani Train Station to Koh Samui by bus+ferry joint ticket

08:00
Suratthani Train Station
11:00
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h
Instant
฿ 350
× 2 = ฿ 700
15 seats available
08:30
Suratthani Train Station
10:55
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
2h 25m
Instant Refund
฿ 500
× 2 = ฿ 1,000
29 seats available

From Suratthani Train station to Koh Samui by bus+ferry joint ticket

08:00
Suratthani Train station
11:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 300
× 2 = ฿ 600
Only 5 seats left!

From Suratthani Airport to Koh Samui by bus+ferry joint ticket

08:15
Suratthani Airport
11:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 15m
Instant Refund
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
10 seats available
08:29
Suratthani Airport
11:44
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 15m
Instant Refund
฿ 600
× 2 = ฿ 1,200
50 seats available
08:30
Suratthani Airport
13:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
4h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 600
× 2 = ฿ 1,200
30 seats available
10:45
Suratthani Airport
14:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 45m
Instant Refund
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
10 seats available
10:45
Suratthani Airport
16:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
5h 45m
Instant Refund
฿ 600
× 2 = ฿ 1,200
31 seats available
10:50
Suratthani Airport
14:05
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 15m
Instant Refund
฿ 600
× 2 = ฿ 1,200
46 seats available
11:15
Suratthani Airport
14:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 15m
Instant Refund
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
Only 9 seats left!
11:20
Suratthani Airport
16:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
5h 10m
Instant Refund
฿ 600
× 2 = ฿ 1,200
31 seats available
13:15
Suratthani Airport
16:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 15m
Instant Refund
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
10 seats available
13:30
Suratthani Airport
16:45
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 15m
Instant Refund
฿ 600
× 2 = ฿ 1,200
50 seats available
14:00
Suratthani Airport
17:20
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 20m
Instant
฿ 550
× 2 = ฿ 1,100
10 seats available
15:15
Suratthani Airport
18:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 15m
Instant Refund
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
10 seats available
15:30
Suratthani Airport
18:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h
Instant Refund
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
10 seats available
16:00
Suratthani Airport
19:30
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
Only 3 seats left!

From Suratthani Airport to Koh Samui by bus+ferry+taxi joint ticket

15:00
Suratthani Airport
21:00
Koh Samui (any hotel)
6h
Instant
฿ 600
× 2 = ฿ 1,200
20 seats available
16:05
Suratthani Airport
22:05
Koh Samui (any hotel)
6h
Instant
฿ 600
× 2 = ฿ 1,200
20 seats available
17:25
Suratthani Airport
23:25
Koh Samui (any hotel)
6h
Instant
฿ 600
× 2 = ฿ 1,200
20 seats available

From Suratthani Town Raja Ferry to Koh Samui by van+ferry+taxi joint ticket

06:00
Suratthani Town Raja Ferry
11:00
Koh Samui (any hotel)
5h
Instant
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
20 seats available
07:00
Suratthani Town Raja Ferry
12:00
Koh Samui (any hotel)
5h
Instant
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
20 seats available
08:00
Suratthani Town Raja Ferry
13:00
Koh Samui (any hotel)
5h
Instant
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
20 seats available
10:00
Suratthani Town Raja Ferry
15:00
Koh Samui (any hotel)
5h
Instant
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
20 seats available
12:00
Suratthani Town Raja Ferry
17:00
Koh Samui (any hotel)
5h
Instant
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
20 seats available
13:00
Suratthani Town Raja Ferry
18:00
Koh Samui (any hotel)
5h
Instant
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
20 seats available
17:00
Suratthani Town Raja Ferry
22:00
Koh Samui (any hotel)
5h
Instant
฿ 450
× 2 = ฿ 900
20 seats available

From Suratthani Town to Koh Samui by bus+ferry joint ticket

08:30
Suratthani Town
12:00
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 280
× 2 = ฿ 560
10 seats available
09:30
Suratthani Town
13:00
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 280
× 2 = ฿ 560
10 seats available
10:30
Suratthani Town
14:00
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 280
× 2 = ฿ 560
10 seats available
11:30
Suratthani Town
15:00
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 280
× 2 = ฿ 560
10 seats available
12:30
Suratthani Town
16:00
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 280
× 2 = ฿ 560
10 seats available
13:30
Suratthani Town
17:00
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 280
× 2 = ฿ 560
10 seats available
14:30
Suratthani Town
18:00
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 280
× 2 = ฿ 560
10 seats available
15:30
Suratthani Town
19:00
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 280
× 2 = ฿ 560
10 seats available
16:30
Suratthani Town
20:00
Na Thon (Koh Samui)
3h 30m
Instant Refund
฿ 280
× 2 = ฿ 560
10 seats available

Adventures @ Koh Samui


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Passenger reviews out of total 11,767 passengers traveled with us on this route

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★★★★★ Jul 24, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
The Lompraya people in Surattani we great and organized. Used their van service to transfer to the hotel after arriving in Na Thon. Fast and efficient.
★★★★☆ Jul 23, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Bus et bateau impeccables et à l'heure. Seul point a améliorer c'est la récupération des tichets à Surathani . plusieurs cafés proposaient l'échange du voucher avec les tichets et on ne savait pas quel était le bon
★★★★★ Jul 19, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
Everything was perfect, our bus and van were waiting for us wihout delays, higly recommend.
★★★★★ Jul 19, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Easy connection, helpful people, very comfortable bus and the ferry was great. Modern and comfortable.
★★★★★ Jul 18, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Jul 18, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
No complaints :)
★★★★☆ Jul 17, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
It was satisfactory and timely
★★★★☆ Jul 15, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Jul 13, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Met at train and clearly informed where to wait and when the bus would leave etc. Asked if we wanted extra services (hotel transfers, breakfast) but no hard selling at all and professional/friendly. Bus transfer and boat again well guided and professionally/politely managed.
★★★★★ Jul 12, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Jul 12, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Jul 10, 2017 (ferry Sleeper Ferry, Songserm)
★★★★☆ Jul 4, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Jul 4, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Jun 28, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
The directions for picking up tickets were not quite clear. There was another passenger waiting at the station who told us to go back to Exit 1 at Hua Lamphong. Then the office is in the building on your left. The girls in the office speak good English and we're very helpful. The train was wonderful - we ordered the evening meal and it was enough food for 2 people. Breakfast was just ok. Our beds were comfortable and cosy, however if you're on the top bunk, you may want an eye-mask. Our daughter was on the top bunk and the bright carriage light shone through her curtain and made it hard for her to sleep. Our bus and ferry connections were good, however if you have someone meeting you (at Koh Samui) you will need to confirm which pier you are arriving at, as there are 2 different locations.
★★★★★ Jun 28, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Jun 23, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
Personnel à l écoute et très arrangeant. Le bus très confortable pour aller jusqu'à Donsak mais le ferry assez vieux.
★★☆☆☆ Jun 22, 2017 (ferry Sleeper Ferry, Songserm) :
Arrived an hour later than the time stated, otherwise okay
★★★★★ Jun 22, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Worked like a dream from start to finish.
★★☆☆☆ Jun 14, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
On the bus they sold me a transfer to the hotel. I was told was up to the hotel door in fisherman village in Koh Samui. The driver of the transfer did not want to enter the hotel door and left me at the door of the villa. If he knew he would not go in, he would have chosen a taxi.
★★★★★ Jun 13, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Prefect trip, beautiful views from the bus and the ferry
★★★★★ Jun 11, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Jun 10, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
The best transfer service from Surat Thani to Koh Samui.. also to mention the courtesy of he staffs and support are beyond complaint. Thank you for the great service. Do keep it up..All the best
★★★☆☆ Jun 8, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
The bus ride was ok but the ferry/ fast craft ride (lomprayah) was disappointing. When we arrived at the donsak pier we still have to endure the long queue to get tickets we were expecting that our voucher includes everything like a reserved seat at the fastcraft. When we walked inside the fastcraft it was full and ended up sitting in a stool.
★★★★☆ Jun 7, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Well organised and hassle free.
★★★★★ Jun 5, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Easy smooth journey, no problems.
★★★★☆ Jun 5, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Jun 3, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Easy booking online, quick and efficient. Got a better deal online than if we'd booked on arrival at the airport.
★★★★☆ Jun 2, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★★☆☆ Jun 1, 2017 (ferry Sleeper Ferry, Songserm) :
What an experience! We had booked transportation from our hotel to the ferry. The taxi never came, he had to call 3 times the ferry company. We waited 40 min and then we waited a long time for the ferry. No one was able to inform us.
★★★★☆ Jun 1, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
was a good trip to ko samui ... on bus you can buy transport to any hotel for 150 thb - i can really recommand that
★★★★☆ May 27, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ May 26, 2017 (ferry Sleeper Ferry, Songserm)
★★★★☆ May 26, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery)
★★☆☆☆ May 25, 2017 (ferry Sleeper Ferry, Songserm) :
Booked 2pm ticket , but require to wait for another hour till 3pm . The staff at the songserm counter is not helpful, initially told us that the bus leave at 2.30pm , we waited in the bus for 30minutes , yet the bus is not leaving. So i decided to get down from the bus and ask others. Only then i found out the bus is leaving on 3pm.
★★★★★ May 23, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
No complaints. Perfect!
★★★★★ May 18, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Everything perfekt
★★★★★ May 13, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Todo perfecto
★★★☆☆ May 8, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
An hour and a half bus ridei from train station to ferry.Waited 1 hour on ferry until disembarking.But ferry was comfortable and quick.
★★★★☆ Apr 27, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
When you walk out using the proper entrance of the train station, walk to the left where majority bus, taxis are. Continue walking until u see a shop with purple roof, that is where the boarding point is. Just show them the booking paper, the rest is easy and straightforward.
★★★★☆ Apr 22, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
It was a great service.. I even was reminded of my stop coming up. A good ride
★★★★★ Apr 21, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Comfortable, safe and on time.
★★★★☆ Apr 19, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
everything went to plan and a smooth and enjoyable journey.
★★★★★ Apr 18, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Apr 17, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Bus and ferry both were fine. Was charged 200pp for hotel transfer when booking at Suratthani station from ferry terminal on island to hotel yet it was advertised for 150pp once on island.
★★★★★ Apr 14, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Apr 12, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Reached Koh Samui without any problems. Directions was very clear.
★★★★★ Apr 9, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Quick, courteous and efficient. Highly recommended!
★★★★★ Apr 9, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Fast and convenient
★★★★★ Apr 7, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Great trip - we arrived a little early - kept us well informed & had time to board & leave for ferry - all good & timings excellent
★★★☆☆ Apr 5, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
The bus seats were uncomfortable. Guidance by the staff started at the station, and was excellent ask the way.
★★★★★ Apr 3, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Apr 3, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Great! Very organized.
★★★★☆ Apr 3, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Everything went smoothly except at Suratthani they charged us 400 Baht for a ride to our hotel on Koh Samui and advertised 300 Baht ($150 per person) on the ferry! Not cool!
★★★★★ Apr 2, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Todo salio perfecto! La puntualidad en la llegada y tanto el bus como el ferry de buen servicio. Ningun problema mostrando voucher desde el celular y ningun problema para pagar!!! Recomendadisimo!
★★★☆☆ Apr 1, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
The ticket organization was perfect, unfortunately at Suratthani it's really hard to find the right bus guys.
★★★☆☆ Mar 29, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
You get what you pay for. This is the cheapest way to get from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui. I'm not complaining, it got me to my place in good time for a good price. True, the ferry is old and run down. If this is an issue for you, pay more for a more expensive ferry. The bus was dated but fine. From Surat Thani Airport everything was simple. Instructions on the ticket from 12go Asia made it easy to find the Raja Ferry ticket counter. Simple to get on the bus from there. Bus took you straight to the ferry and that was easy too. At the ferry port in Koh Samui the transfer mini van was just a few steps away, finding it was easy. Got driven straight to my door.
★★☆☆☆ Mar 28, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
The boat went to Nathon pier and not Bangrak pier as we had brought. Lady in Donsak insisted it wouldn't/didn't go to Bangrak so once at Nathon we had to pay another 600baht on taxi fares to Bangrak where it was already arranged with friends to pick us up from. Other than that it was well organized and stress free!
★★★☆☆ Mar 27, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Everything went smootly, but we had to wait more than 1 hour from train to bus and one hour before leaving with the ferry. These connections could be improved.
★★★★★ Mar 20, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Excellent comfortable trip. First class cabins very good and worth the little extra
★★★★★ Mar 17, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Mar 12, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
I loved it so much fun thank you!
★★★★☆ Mar 9, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Good service
★★★★★ Mar 8, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★☆☆☆ Mar 8, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★★★★ Mar 7, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
I was actually really impressed with the lomprayah service. It was really well organised, everything went smoothly and easily and I would definitely recommend! Will also be using them on my return trip.
★★★★☆ Mar 5, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★★★★ Mar 5, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
absolutely nice.zero problem
★★★★☆ Mar 5, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Smooth ocean and a fast trip, thank you!
★★★★★ Mar 4, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry)
★★★★★ Mar 4, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Train was hard no sleep conducter sleep on bottom bunk to me and coughed all nite plus with his radio and ph ringing all the time it was hell
★★★☆☆ Mar 3, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Reached our destination good. But should improve on the arragement ar airport and donsak terminal.
★★★★★ Mar 1, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Mar 1, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Feb 28, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Feb 27, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Better than I expected. Would give 5 stars, but the ac was to cold. Was freezing the whole night even with pullover and blanket
★★★★☆ Feb 24, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Smooth and easy. Were too many people for 1 bus so they quickly fixed another one.
★★★★★ Feb 21, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
so easy collect the ticker at the DBO building, the train clean, cozy and on time a really recommend rhis kind of travel
★★★★☆ Feb 19, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★★★★ Feb 19, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Feb 16, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
We prebooked our tickets from Surat Thani airport to samui with Phantip via 12go Asia- easy booking and payment online. Picking up the tickets at Surat Thani airport went smoothly and quick, we even got on an earlier bus and earlier ferry, so that was great. Bus was old, ferry was very basic and not a luxurious experience but it gets you to the destination. Be aware that at the bus they offer a taxi shuttle service to your hotel for 200 baht pp, which seemed like an easy solution as we would need to look for a taxi BUT double check the route of the taxi!! we were just 15 min away from the pier and were promised to be dropped of First but instead the driver went the other way around and circled the whole island before dropping is which was 2 hours instead of 15 min.. a normal taxi costs the same so if you don't need to go far opt out from the shuttle taxi and get a normal cab ..
★★★★★ Feb 16, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
We were lucky, our flight was changed so we only arrived at the desk 15.15 easy to find and good directions to bus, last 2 places. Bus journey comfortable and conductor sold us minivan tickets to our hotel in samui. He made sure we caught the ferry and guided us to the minibus. Really helpful all the way. Thanks
★★★★☆ Feb 15, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Must try rides
★★★★★ Feb 15, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Très bon service, très organisé et honnête. Ils m'ont rendu 400 bahts du fait que les billets de train étaient finalement moins cher. Connection très bien entre train et ferry.
★★★★☆ Feb 12, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Nice personel on the train.Very helpful.Not so nice toilett!
★★★★★ Feb 11, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Everything turned out perfect just like we expected you guys are the best.
★★★★☆ Feb 11, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Feb 11, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Feb 9, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Feb 8, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Feb 6, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Well organized, with stickers per person on your chest with your destination, for the personnel to recognize where you want to go and direct you to the correct bus, ferry etc. Indeed, not many signs on the walls, but everyone at the different booths will guide you to the next location or person to help you.
★★☆☆☆ Feb 5, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Staff were very rude and unhelpful, they decided to take selfies rather than looking after their passengers and telling us what was going on. When we arrived at Don Sak we were rushed off the bus with the staff saying "hurry hurry", making everyone run.... our ferry wasn't until 11am and we arrived at 10am. Ferry itself was absolutely fine and quite quick, just the rudeness of the staff ruined it.
★★★☆☆ Feb 3, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
Raja did not take us all the way to the hotel. We had to walk from the mainroad.
★★★★☆ Feb 2, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
Very good service. Will be better if driver can speak English.
★★★★★ Feb 1, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
All is perfectly organized that makes you relaxed. Therefore, I can only advise this trip.
★★★★★ Feb 1, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
The connection coach from train station to the ferry terminal is operated by the ferry provider to Koh Samui, Phantip. Staff available at exit of train station to guide us to the direction where the coach pick up was. There are many shops at the coach pick up area and you must find the correct agent. No problem if you got hold of the wrong one as he/she will direct you accordingly. Once on the bus, you MUST listen carefully to instruction(s) - get off the first stop or second stop depending on where you are going - Koh Phangan (1st stop); Koh Samui (2nd stop). Once at the destination, go to the check-in lobby and the ferry staff will give you boarding instructions from there. The bus journey is comfortable - air con and toilet available, although the bus has passed its prime (still much better than other public buses I had travelled in Thailand). Staff are helpful and offer connecting mini van tickets (150 baht per person) to hotel in Koh Samui. Highly recommended to take the mini van ticket as taxi on Koh Samui will not be cheap.
★★★★★ Jan 30, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Superb!!!!
★★★★☆ Jan 26, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Pretty confusing system. I got off a train and then ended up on a bus that took me to the ferry 2 hours earlier than the one I was supposed to catch... so I didn't get picked up by my accommodation on the other side. Ultimately I got here, and it wasn't hard, but it was pretty confusing!
★★★☆☆ Jan 23, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Perfect geregeld, trein kaartjes opgehaald in Bangkok in de buurt van het station.
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Excellent, very easy transfer. Recommend arranging taxi transfer when on the boat.

News @ Koh Samui

03 July 2017

Municipal and marine workers on Koh Samui have put up safety nets around Lamai Beach. A spokesperson for the Marine and Coastal Resources Department said the nets were designed to stop Portuguese man o’ war and jellyfish drifting in the seas and washing up on the beach.

15 June 2017

Tourists on Pattaya Beach Road were confronted by the rather unusual sight of emerald green sea on Tuesday. Marine experts say the transformation from the water’s usual blue colour was caused by a wave of plankton.

09 June 2017

The Phuket Lifeguard Service has issued a warning saying several Portuguese men of war have been spotted in the sea this week. The club’s president says several of the stinging jellyfish-like species have washed onto the island’s beaches since the start of the monsoon season.