Worried after reading reviews, but we were picked up on time, arrived on time, offered taxi service for arrival to island, we didnt accept after reading reviews, but the lady was correct, it was 400 baht for 15 min journey to hotel, same as she offered. Bus was comfortable, ac, blanket / water, breaks for toilet / food (unsure why people bad reviews for this, its a long drive for the drivers)
The seats were comfortable but with each stop the lights went on and disrupted my sleep. The leg-room was too short.
The temperature was 2 degrees too cold.
รถบัส ด่วน, Montanatip (Montanatip), 15 ต.ค. 2023
The Bus very old and unkomfortabel. the seats were old, dirty and worn out.
The ferry was over an hour late arriving.
รถบัส ด่วน, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), 18 ก.ค. 2023
We are the last 2 to get on the bus and couldt sit next to each other. This is for a 8 hour bustrip not very nice but we survived offcourse! Also the bus was about 30 minutes late but i suggest that can happen.
Avoid Montanatip! The bus company has absolutely no idea about the guidance of a travel group. At every stop it was not sure what is going to happen next. Instead the operators screamed around and did not give any understandable instructions. At Sura Thani many travelers were deducted with overpriced taxi rides to their accommodations. Better book Lomprayah - even if it’s more expensive.
You have to stop so long time in Surat to take an uncomfortable bus .
The people on Surat are not nice as well.
The 2 bus who take care you to take the boat stop first to rajaferries for people who go to ko pha ngan after coming back to seatram .
So loosing time to get the boat.
I know the way so I go very quickly and get the boat.
All of the Rest of passenger waiting 1 h more
Everything was poorly communicated and the people weren’t friendly at all. Over and above the organisation tried to sell as a taxi for a “cheap” prise of 500 Baht (because they said it would be 800 when we arrive) but the drive would only take a maximum of 10 minutes (length was 5 km).
In the end we got a taxi for 200 Baht.
The bus was fairly comfortable, with fully reclining chairs. No food or water was offered on board so be sure to bring some snacks and water with you. Driver stopped at one local restaurant for food and refreshments. Van was clean and looked new. We arrived one hour later than planned to Koh Samui but overall the trip was good.
Otherwise the trip was as expected