How to get to Koh Samui Island

1. By air

If you do not have much time, there are airlines who would love to serve you. You could fly from Bangkok to Surat Thani and Suratthani To Koh Samui.

You could fly with

1. Thai Airways, Bangkok-Surat Thani,
For more info call 1556, 02-6282000, www.thaiairways.com

2. Airasia Airline, Bangkok-Surat Thani,
For more info call 02-5159999, www.airasia.com

3. Bangkok Airways, Bangkok-Samui, Samui-Krabi-Phuket
For more info call 02-2655555, www.bangkokair.com

 

2. By car

From Bangkok, Take Highway 35 (Thonburi-Paktor) until you reach the T-Junction of Pakto-Ratchburi-Petchburi, then turn left to Highway 4 until you reach Patomporn intersection of Chumporn province. Then drive on to Highways 41 to Nongkree junction then turn left to highway 401 to Surat Thani. Follow the road until you reach Klong Ban nai Bridge, then stay on the right lane, afterwards turn left to Highway 4242 about 30 km. until you reach Donsak junction. Turn right to take your car to Koh Samui through a vehicle ferry at Donsak pier. The trip takes 1.30 hours.

 

3. By Bus

There are buses leave Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal or “Sai Tai Mai” for Surat Thani everyday. The trip takes about 10 hours. Then, take taxi or bus to take ferries from Don Sak pier to Koh Samui. In case visitors do not like to take ferry to get to Koh Samui, it is possible to find buses depart from Bangkok to Koh Samui.

For more info
1. Mass Transit Authority, Tel. 02-4355605, 02-4347192
2. Somon Tour, Tel. 02-455023,02-4357477
3. Krungsiam Tour, Tel. 02-4355024, 02-2822118, 02-8849383
4. Suppaisarn Tour, Tel. 02-8849584, 02-4355017, 02-4485765-7

 

4. By train

Trains leave Bangkok Railway station or “Hualampong” for Surat Thani everyday. With 650 Km. from Bangkok, you could get off at
Phun Phin station then take taxi or bus to take ferry at Don Sak pier, some 13 km. Then, buy tickets to Koh Samui at the ferry terminal.

For more info about the train call, 1690, 02-2230341, 02-2204567

Train Schedule

Surat Thani - Bangkok

Train
Out
To
class
XP SP (83) 17:05 05:00* 1st & 2nd
EXP SP (85) 19:15 07:09* 1st & 2nd

 

Bangkok - Surat Thani

Train
Out
To
class
P SP (84) 20:57 09:05* 1st & 2nd
EXP SP (38) 22:38 10:35* 1st & 2nd
EXP SP (36) 23:08 11:00* 1st & 2nd

 

 

 

From Surat Thani to Koh samui

1. Ferry Boats

For more info
1.Seatrans Ferry (at Donsak Pier, with vehicle or without vehicle)
Tel. 077-426000, 077-238130, 077-251555
2.Raja Ferry (at Donsak Pier, with vehicle or without vehicle)
Tel. 077-471151-3, 077-415230-3
3. Songserm RungRaung Tour (at Tha Tong pier, without vehicle only)
Tel. 077-205418, 077-289894

 

2. Night Ferry

It leaves Don Sak pier at night around 11:00 pm and reaches Koh Sanui around 5.00 am. From Koh Samui to Don Sak pier, it leaves at 4.00 am.

Tourists who wish to travel from Koh Pangan or Koh Tao could also take ferry to Koh Samui- Koh Pangan- Koh Tao.
For more info

1. Seatrans Ferry (Donsak-Samui-Pangan and Pangan- Samui- Donsak)
Tel. 077-426000,077-238130, 077-251555
2.Raja Ferry  (Donsak-Samui, Samui-Donsak, Donsak-Pangan and Pangan-Donsak)
Tel. 077-471151-3, 077-415230-3
3. Songserm Rungrueng Tour (Samui-Pangan, Pangan-Samui,Samui,
Koh Tao,Koh Tao-Samui)
Tel. 077-205418, 077-289894
4. Lom Phraya Speed boat  (Samui-Tao-Pangan-Chumporn)
Tel. 077-427765-6, 081-536-7162

 

Getting around Samui

 

There are red pick-up trucks called “ Songthaew” drive around the island as local buses. You could take Songthaews to Nathorn pier, Ferry pier and other beaches. The fee costs around 15-40 Baht. These pick-up trucks would serve you from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm. You could take hired motorbike to go around Samui. Renting motorbike or Car is also another alternative. Motorbike rental costs around 200 Baht/Day. Car costs around 800 Baht/Day.

 

Getting from an island to another

1. Meanum pier

Samui - Phangan.
Ordinary boat leaves Samui at 9.30 am. and arrives Pangan at 10.00 am. The ticket price is 180 Baht.
Catamaran Boat leaves Samui at 8.00 am and arrives Pangan at 8.40 am. The ticket price is 250 Baht.

Samui - Koh Tao.
Catamaran Boat leaves Samui at 12.30 am. and arrives Tao at 3.00 pm. The ticket price is 550 Baht.


Koh Tao - Samui.
Catamaran Boat leaves Tao at 3.00 pm. and arrives Samui at 5.30 pm. The ticket price is 550 Baht.

2. Bophut pier

Samui - Koh Tao.
Speed Baot a leaf Samui at 8.30 am and arrives Tao at 10.00 am. The ticket price is 550 Baht.

3.Big Buddha (Phra-Yai) pier

Samui – Pangan (Rinnai Beach)
Ordinary boat leaves Samui at 10.30 am. , 1.00 pm, 4.00 pm and arrives Pangan at 11.20 am., 1.50 pm, 4.50 pm. The ticket price is 100 Baht.

Pangan(Rinnai Beach) – Samui
Ordinary boat leaves Pangan at 9.30 am., 11.30 am, 2.30 pm and arrives Samui at 10.20 am., 12.20 am, 3.20 pm The ticket price is 100 Baht.

4. Big Buddha pier or Bangrak pier (next to Sunset Hotel 2)

Samui - Koh Tao.
Catamaran Boat leaves Samui at 8.00 am. and arrives Tao at 10.30 pm. The ticket price is 550 Baht.

Koh Tao - Samui.
Catamaran Boat leaves Koh Tao at 3.00 pm. and arrives Samui at 5.30 pm. The ticket price is 550 Baht.

5.Nathorn pier ( Wang Tong Speed Boat)

Samui - Koh Tao.
Wang Tong Speed Boat leaves Tao at 10.30 am and arrives Samui at 12.00 am. The ticket price is 550 Baht.

Koh Tao - Samui.
Wang Tong Speed Boat leaves Samui at 12.00 am and arrives Tao at 1.45 pm. The ticket price is 550 Baht.

Samui - Phangan.
Speed Boat leaves Samui at 9.00 am, 11.00 am, 5.00 pm and arrives Pangan at 10.00 am, 12.00 am, 6.00 pm. The ticket price is 115 Baht.

 

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