Suratthani to Koh Phangan @ ferry, bus, van Jan 24, 2018

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From Suratthani to Koh Phangan by bus+ferry joint ticket

06:00
Suratthani
10:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
4h
06:00
Suratthani
10:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
4h
06:30
Suratthani
10:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
4h

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

09:00
Suratthani Lomprayah
12:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
3h
Instant Refund
11:10
Suratthani Lomprayah
14:10
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
3h
Instant Refund
14:30
Suratthani Lomprayah
17:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
3h
Instant Refund

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

09:30
Suratthani Seatran
14:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
4h 30m
Instant Refund
12:30
Suratthani Seatran
17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
4h 30m
Instant Refund

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

07:30
Suratthani Train Station
12:15
Koh Phangan
4h 45m
Instant
07:45
Suratthani Train Station
12:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
4h 45m
Instant
08:30
Suratthani Train Station
11:45
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
3h 15m
Instant Refund

From Tha Thong Pier to Koh Phangan by bus+ferry joint ticket

08:30
Tha Thong Pier, Suratthani
11:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
3h
Instant Refund

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

08:00
Suratthani Train station
12:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
4h 30m
Instant Refund

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

08:20
Suratthani Airport
12:15
Koh Phangan
3h 55m
Instant
08:29
Suratthani Airport
12:29
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
4h
Instant Refund
08:30
Suratthani Airport
15:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
7h
Instant Refund
08:30
Suratthani Airport
13:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
5h
Instant Refund
09:30
Suratthani Airport
15:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
6h
Instant Refund
10:45
Suratthani Airport
17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
6h 15m
Instant Refund
10:45
Suratthani Airport
16:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
5h 45m
Instant Refund
10:50
Suratthani Airport
14:50
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
4h
Instant Refund
11:15
Suratthani Airport
16:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
5h 15m
Instant Refund
11:20
Suratthani Airport
17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
5h 40m
Instant Refund
13:30
Suratthani Airport
17:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
4h
Instant Refund
13:30
Suratthani Airport
18:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
5h
Instant Refund
13:45
Suratthani Airport
17:40
Koh Phangan
3h 55m
Instant
14:50
Suratthani Airport
20:35
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
5h 45m
Instant Refund
15:00
Suratthani Airport
20:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
5h 30m
Instant
16:00
Suratthani Airport
20:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
4h 30m
Instant Refund
16:05
Suratthani Airport
20:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
4h 25m
Instant

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

12:00
Suratthani Town Raja Ferry
16:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
4h 30m
Instant
13:00
Suratthani Town Raja Ferry
18:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
5h 30m
Instant
15:00
Suratthani Town Raja Ferry
20:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
5h 30m
Instant

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

08:30
Suratthani Town
12:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
4h
Instant Refund
10:30
Suratthani Town
14:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
4h
Instant Refund
12:30
Suratthani Town
16:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
4h
Instant Refund
12:50
Suratthani Town
16:20
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
3h 30m
Instant Refund
14:30
Suratthani Town
18:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
4h
Instant Refund
16:30
Suratthani Town
20:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
4h
Instant Refund

How to get from Suratthani to Koh Phangan

From Suratthani to Koh Phangan

The two mainland towns that act as starting points for the sea journey to Koh Phangan are Chumphon and Suratthani. In case with Chumphon all the ferries pass via Koh Tao. The distance from Chumphon to Koh Tao is about 70 km; add more 35 km to reach Koh Phangan from there. Starting from Suratthani – or, to be more exact, from one of the piers in Donsak – saves the travel time significantly as the distance you have to cover is less: 30 km from Donsak to Koh Samui and 25 km from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan. Almost all the ferries from Donsak to Koh Phangan call to Koh Samui first; there is a direct high-speed ferry to Koh Phangan, too, but it takes approximately the same time to get to the island. In general, travelling to Koh Phangan from Suratthani takes about two hours – half the time you need to reach the island if starting from Chumphon. Even if the Gulf is generally not as rough as the Andaman Sea, those who suffer from seasickness may want to start from Suratthani to minimize the time spent in the sea.

From Suratthani to Koh Phangan by ferry

Ferries to Koh Phangan leave from several piers in Donsak. Donsak is a district to the east of Suratthani Town. The distance from Suratthani Town to piers in Donsak is 60 km, and it takes approximately 1½ hour to get to the pier from the town.

You can get to the pier all by yourself and then hop onto a ferry to the islands, but all of the companies offer combination tickets which include a van or a bus ride for Suratthani Town, Suratthani train station or Suratthani airport to the pier and a ferry ride. Such tickets cost the same or slightly more compared to tickets from the pier but they do save you a lot of hassle of getting to the pier.

There are several operators that provide service from Suratthani to Koh Phangan. Normally the ferries to Koh Phangan from Suratthani call to Koh Samui first and then proceed to Koh Phangan, some continuing further on to Koh Tao and/or Chumphon.

On Koh Phangan, all boats dock at Thong Sala pier on the Western side of the island. Haad Rin sits 10 km southeast, on the eastern part of the long peninsular. There are songthaews waiting for the passengers at the pier, but the prices tend to be inflated. You can just walk some 300m out of the port gates to the roundabout in the village: there is a taxi stand there with reasonable prices – if THB100 per seat in a shared vehicle can be called reasonable.

Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery

The two fastest operators serving the route are Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery. Both have their own high-speed ferries which depart from their own piers in Donsak, set 9 km apart.

Lomprayah offers four departures a day – at 10.10am, 12.30pm, 4pm and 6pm; Seatran Discovery sails to Koh Phangan twice a day – at 11am and 2.30pm. The sea journey itself with either of the two companies takes 1½ hour, but if you buy a combination ticket from any of Suratthani locations, you have to add more time.

Here is the average total travel time for different departure points in Suratthani with Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery:

  • from Suratthani airport to Koh Phangan (THB700) – 5 hours;
  • from Suratthani train station to Koh Phangan (THB600) – 4 hours;
  • from Suratthani Town to Koh Phangan (THB600) – 4 hours.

Raja Ferry

There are large car ferries of Raja Ferry company plying the route between Donsak and Koh Phangan. They are slower but cost less. They allow you to transport your car or motorbike to Koh Phangan from the mainland, and you also can travel as a passenger.

Raja ferries heading to Koh Phangan depart on even hours from 6am till 6pm and take 2½ hours to reach the island. Raja sells separate ferry tickets and also offers combination tickets from Suratthani train station, Suratthani airport and Suratthani Town.

In Suratthani Town, the meeting point for travel to Koh Phangan is at Raja ticket office at the corner of Si Wichai Road and Soi Si Wichai 16, just opposite Krungsri Bank. Tickets cost THB400 and the whole trip takes 4½–5½ hours.

At the train station, Raja meets night trains from Bangkok arriving to Suratthani train station before 7am (trains #83, #173, #167 and the most popular night train #85) putting the travellers on their 10am ferry (arriving to Koh Phangan at 12.30pm; THB500).

Note that Suratthani train station is actually located at the town of Phun Phin, 20 kn west of town.

There are two departures with Raja from Suratthani Airport, too, at 3.15pm and 3.50pm. They meet several Air Asia and Lion Air early afternoon flights from Bangkok and bring you to the port to catch the last Raja ferry of the day at 6pm (THB600).

Phantip operates their own van and bus service and combines it with Raja ferry tickets. Phantip’s tickets are just insignificantly cheaper than those offered by Raja themselves, but the departure point of Phantip in Suratthani Town is more central – by Kaset 1 Market. Phantip picks up passengers from a quarter to a half an hour after Raja does, saving thus a bit on your total travel time. Tickets cost THB400 for departures from the train station; THB550 – from the airport and THB380 – from Suratthani Town.

Why travel to Koh Phangan

Party-crazy Koh Phangan rocks the Gulf with its endless ‘Moon’ parties. It all started back in 1985 with a modest improvised gathering organized by Paradise Bungalows on Haad Rin with some 50 travellers and now the events attracts tens of thousands party animals every month. Those, who cannot catch the full moon, do not despair – there are Half Moon, Quarter Moon, Black Moon and Moon Set Parties to keep you raving all month through.

Note In October 2016 due to the mourning period for the late King, all parties on Koh Phangan have been suspended, but now they are back to their usual schedule again.

Party life aside, Koh Phangan remains a pleasant place to enjoy the lazy island vibe – do not stay on Haad Rin then! – with tranquil beaches and transparent waters. There are nice walking trails, several waterfalls making for a nice stroll and an abundance of yoga and detox retreats. An important thing to know about Koh Phangan is that together with Koh Samui and Koh Tao it is not the best destination to visit during autumn months from October to December when the Gulf islands are hit by the monsoon. It is wet and windy during that time, the seas are often muddy and the unsealed roads are a disaster.

Where to stay on Koh Phangan

Newbies become an easy prey for touts hanging around the pier and trying to push you to stay at the resorts they are getting commissions from. If you need a room during the Full Moon Party period, be sure to book in advance – the best accommodation options sell out at least one week ahead. In other periods the best way is always to check what is on offer with your own eyes. There are more than two dozens of coves and beaches on Koh Phangan with accommodation to taste all pockets and tastes – from dirt-cheap windowless town digs to exquisite resorts bringing to Koh Phangan the new, more upscale feel.

Starting northwards from Thong Sala, there is a string of small quiet beaches with cheap bungalows available any time of the year – check Haad Yao, Haad Son or Haad Salad.

Northern beaches, from Chalok Lam to the Bottle beach, are much more peaceful than their southern counterparts. The area is developing very fast, but you can still find some of the best chilled out places on Koh Phangan there.

Ao Ban Tai, next to the famous Haad Rin, is the largest resort area on Koh Phangan. Note that due to its proximity to Haad Rin, it is always full during moon parties.

Any time of the year, the ‘Sunset’ (southern) side of Haad Rin is a bit less chaotic than the upper one. When parties are not rocking, Haad Rin is also a nice beach to stay, but unfortunately it is often very littered.

Safety issues

Yes, moon parties are full of drugs. Do not forget that drugs are illegal in Thailand, and urine tests are very common – as are the roadblocks. Drunk drivers face harsh punishment – you will be jailed and even if it may (or may not!) be possible to negotiate ‘a fine’ instead, it is going to be hefty! Take it as a rule of thumb: no drugs on you, in your vehicle or in your room. Do not accept drinks from strangers and better refrain from drinking party buckets as the cases of poisoning with low quality alcohol are not unheard of. Do your best to keep away from any conflicts with locals – you are unlikely to get support from passers by or police even if you are right. Another issue is Koh Phangan dogs, which are often very unfriendly – try to avoid empty backstreets at night not to encounter them.

Drunken tourists often become victims of sexual harassment, rapes or robbery. Stay safe, better come with a companion or a group of friends, do not drive or ride a motorbike when drunk and think twice before using drugs – there are probably safer places in the world to do it.

Onward travel from Koh Phangan

While visiting Koh Phangan, use the opportunity to have a look at its neighbour islands, Koh Samui and Koh Tao. It takes only half an hour to get to Samui from Koh Phangan and from one to two hours – to move to Koh Tao. For all other destinations you have to travel via Suratthani or Chumphon.

Passenger reviews out of total 19,356 passengers traveled with us on this route

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★★★★★ Jan 18, 2018 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Jan 18, 2018 (ferry Ferry, Songserm) :
Overall great. But it was slightly confusing from switching van to actual boat. It's mainly the language barrier thing, but would have been good if someone who spoke english directed people to the right place.
★★★★★ Jan 18, 2018 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry)
★★★☆☆ Jan 17, 2018 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
everything went smoothly until I arrived at the ferry pier. Somehow my booking couldn’t be found and my printed voucher from 12GO Asia wasn’t enough.Three people from the ticketing-staff were trying to work on my booking for half an hour before “giving up” and just handed me a ticket as a last resort. I almost missed the ferry because of this.
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Great.
★★★★★ Jan 14, 2018 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Quick and easy transfer from surat thani
★★★★★ Jan 10, 2018 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★☆☆☆ Jan 9, 2018 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
The bus arrived late for the ferry at 16:30!!! We are waiting for the next ferry till 18:00.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 8, 2018 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
We arrived over an hour later than expected. Had to transfer to another boat in Koh Samui.
★★★★☆ Jan 8, 2018 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery)
★★☆☆☆ Jan 7, 2018 (ferry Ferry, Songserm) :
The bus left before the scheduled time. 13 minutes in this case. Lucky for us we arrived 15 minutes before the scheduled departure. The bus was old, but very comfortable and clean. The staff was not very kind. The boat was nasty. We saw 4 different kinds of bugs, including cockroaches. The noise was insane, coming from the engine. The ride itself was comfortable though. The 12go asia experience was good though. Prompt emailing and getting the tickets at the desk was easy.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 7, 2018 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Dirty toilets and unorganized staff.
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2018 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2018 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry)
★★☆☆☆ Jan 3, 2018 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
The bus was ok. But the boat terrible... no place for seating..
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2018 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Great service and well organized! Will book again with 12
★★☆☆☆ Jan 2, 2018 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Ferry was cancelled had to wait 2.5 hours for the next one
★★★★☆ Jan 2, 2018 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Organised service
★★☆☆☆ Dec 31, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm) :
Disorganized, took two hours longer than expected. My suitcase was broken when it was thrown on to the pier.
★★★★★ Dec 30, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Dec 30, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry)
★★★☆☆ Dec 29, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
No enumerated seats and 1h delayed
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★★★☆ Dec 28, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry)
★★★☆☆ Dec 28, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
It was very smooth, but sadly the weather made it a bit discomfortable.
★★★★☆ Dec 25, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Travelling alone I found the staff very helpful in helping with navigation and where to go next, they were very kind, I found travelling here to be easier than I thought, well done
★★★★★ Dec 24, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★☆☆ Dec 24, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
I booked online and once you get to the pier after your bus ride you need to go to the information counter to get your ticket (already paid for of course) I didnt know this so waited in a line just to be referred back inside.
★★★★★ Dec 23, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Awesome trip, awesome easy service!
★★★☆☆ Dec 21, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Seemed like a temporary ferry terminal instead of a professional operation. Boat was nice, but stormy seas made the journey unpleasant. Bus transfer from airport to pier was very comfortable. No baggage service at Koh Phangan. Was basically help yourself and a mountain of luggage on board with minimal assistance.
★★★☆☆ Dec 21, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
The initial plan was to get on the bus at 9:30, board the speed ferry at 11:00 and arrive to Phangan at 14:30. At Donsak pier I was told that the ferry to Phangan was cancelled. Instead of that Seatran took me to Samui, and I’m waiting here at Samui peer for the ferry to Phangan that should depart at 16:00. I guess I will get there at sunset.
★★★☆☆ Dec 20, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Too cold inside(((
★★★☆☆ Dec 16, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
It took longer than it said
★★★★☆ Dec 14, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Fast Ferry but very noisy. But is the best option due to the other ones are very big and slow. I suggest buy the ticket from Surat Thani Airport
★★★★★ Dec 14, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Dec 10, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry)
★★★★☆ Dec 9, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery)
★★★★☆ Dec 8, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry)
★★★★★ Dec 8, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Dec 5, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Recommend taking gravel before the trip, boat ride was a little rough. They make you put your bags at the front (your big bag) and either you pick them up at the front or you get it outside on the pier. They weren’t the most gentle when moving bags, I would keep breakables with you to avoide damage.
★★☆☆☆ Dec 5, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
It was fast, and we arrived exactly on time but it was totally unsuitable to be running in the bad rain, and we were not notified it would be a harsh trip. It didn't seem dangerous, but moving so fast made many people violently sick. By far the worst boat trip I've ever taken. The boat operator had extra staff on hand to hand out then collect sick bags and tissues, but really we should have been warned.
★★★★☆ Dec 4, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Employees were friendly and helpful. See was not really calm, so was quite a bumpy ride.
★★☆☆☆ Dec 3, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
We arrived to koh phangan 1hour later than the announced. Has stopped first on Koh samui.
★★★★★ Dec 3, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
As always (it was my third trip), very friendly, fast, and competent!
★★★★☆ Dec 1, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★★★★ Nov 28, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm) :
On time, great crew.
★★★★☆ Nov 28, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery)
★★★★★ Nov 25, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery)
★★★★☆ Nov 25, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Even we had issues with the bus ( engine broek down), organisation fixed after short time 2 minivans to catch the same ferry. Ferry had to wait and left 1 hour behind schedule. Nothing to comment about traveltime on Catamaran.
★★★★★ Nov 21, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★☆☆ Nov 20, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
It was ok. Not more
★★★★★ Nov 13, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★☆☆ Nov 13, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Caro pero bien.
★★★★☆ Nov 12, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
An avatage bus or van takes you to an older average ferry. Both did their job nothing impressive except reasonably priced
★★★★★ Nov 11, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Alles ging zéér vlot, goede aansluiting, geen wachttijden ...
★★★★★ Nov 10, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery)
★★★☆☆ Nov 10, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Organization was ok.. but the Bus is not the newest
★★★★★ Nov 10, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Our train was late but they waited for us at the station to take us over to the ferry. Very polite and helpful.
★★★★☆ Nov 6, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
well organized except at the end when the bus driver did not call out the name of our destination and was rude about telling us to get off the bus.
★★★☆☆ Nov 5, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm) :
Arrival at Koh Phangan was close to 1300, not 1115 as scheduled. Otherwise all was good.
★★★★★ Nov 2, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Very efficient, helped with baggage. Bathrooms are at the back of the boat. Snack bar on boat. Gravel was helpful as it was stormy
★★★★★ Oct 30, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Pretty well organized.
★★★★☆ Oct 26, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Oct 19, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
Wonderful service. Stress free & organized. Thank you for the wonderful experience :)
★★★★☆ Oct 16, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
All in time and very comfortable. Bus was old and dirty so I can't give 5 stars.
★★★★★ Oct 10, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Very easy trip. Long bus ride but comfortable bus.
★★★★☆ Oct 6, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Well organized, arrived at the station, got into the bus to the ferry, little bit of waiting but was good for having breakfast and than up to Koh phangan! Everything worked out pretty good!
★★★★☆ Oct 6, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Oct 5, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery)
★★★★☆ Oct 5, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Well organised trip
★★★★☆ Oct 2, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Trip went smoothly. got to the airport found the the counter and started the check in process. 1.5 hour bus ride later we were at the pier, and after about 45 min wait, the boat sailed to Samui then Phagan and arrived in about 1.5 hour. The missing one star is due to the policy of no refund or exchange, which makes it difficult for fellows who are flying in and needing to connect in case the flight was delayed.
★★★☆☆ Sep 29, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Overal was ok. Except the bus driver made me get off at the wrong place, after he was told to drop me at a different port. Had to get a taxi to the ferry, but other than that was smoothish
★★★★★ Sep 25, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery)
★★★★☆ Sep 16, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Long to wait at the port
★★★★★ Sep 13, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Very good, cheap and on time
★★★★★ Sep 12, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Such a quick travel!
★★★☆☆ Sep 8, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry)
★★★★☆ Sep 7, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
perfect verry fast
★★★★☆ Sep 5, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★☆☆ Sep 4, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★★★★ Sep 2, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★★★★ Sep 1, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Everything went fine , all crew of seatran + bus were great. I left a bag on the bus and it was organised to be ferried over the next day , everything went smoothly and I'm extremely grateful !
★★★☆☆ Sep 1, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery)
★★☆☆☆ Aug 25, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm) :
Took much longer than stated on the website, booked the combination bus and ferry that left at 7:30, the stated arrival time was 11:15 am. Our actual arrival time was 1pm, with our booked ferry leaving at 10am for the three hour crossing. The time it was stated that we would arrive on the booking was therefore simply impossible, I assume they are saying it will take less time to get more bookings. Do not pick Songserm if you need to get a connecting flight / train, or if you do add three hours to the predicted time. We got a Lomprayah ferry and bus on the way back as they have high speed boats and don't lie about the time it takes. Two stars however because despite the lateness, the boat was really quite nice: there were seats on the prow if you wanted to go outside in the sun and wind. We were dropped off by the coach by the pier in a place to wait for the ferry that served pretty damn good fried rice too.
★★★★★ Aug 25, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
They do what they say. Fast 3 Hours from Suratthani, good Organisation.
★★★★★ Aug 22, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Great! I did however lose my ferry ticket and have to buy a new one. Everything was on time and easy to follow.
★★★★☆ Aug 19, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Aug 17, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Excellent service. All on time and all totally smooth. Highly recommended. Thank you
★★★★☆ Aug 15, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Aug 14, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
Once out the airport everything was perfect found inmidiatly the bus, which arrive d in perfect time at the Ferry
★★★★☆ Aug 13, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970)
★★★★☆ Aug 10, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Lack of support at the railways station.as well as at the departure of the boat. Everything was just in time
★★☆☆☆ Aug 10, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm) :
Little information provided. Bus took much longer than expected, was worn and dirty with no air con. The ferry was late, disorganised and difficult to get information. Fortunately we were not in a rush and did get us from point A to Be safely.
★★★★☆ Aug 10, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
The organization was good, Maybe the staff at the train station in Suratthani has to be more visible and make sure to be recognizable. However the trip was good
★★★★★ Aug 10, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry) :
We arrived a little late but they helped us and we didn't loose the ferry :) Very good service
★★★★☆ Aug 9, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Finally everything was okay. Communication could be improved (at the airport to find the bus and at Don Sak to know what to do and to find the right ferry).
★★★★★ Aug 9, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Aug 8, 2017 (bus Standard AC, Phantip 1970) :
Excelent quick trio, everything on time, we highly recommend
★★★★☆ Aug 8, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Great adventure on overnight train. Staff were excellent and woke us up for breakfast. Would highly recommend as an alternative way to get to the islands.

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