Highly recommend Seatran, we have used them twice now and both trips were excellent. There is even a little shop on board if you need a quick bite. The trip is super quick, only about 1 1/2 hrs. I suggest sitting up stairs on the deck under the shade to get amazing views of the islands. This time we transferred to Surat Thani by bus and had no issues. Got off the ferry and walked up to the bus area and just asked around showing our ticket until we found the right one. Bus was nice and had reclining seats and AC, perfect for a quick nap. Thank you very much!!
We booked on the same day and therefore had to go two hours early to see if we could get on the transport after paying. The lady from there helped us confirm the booking but we weren’t sure where to go as she seemed in a rush so just gave our ticket (not her fault, she helped fix our problem after awhile). There was no problems on the ferry, worked effectively and was quick. Once we arrived at the port we realised the bus wasn’t for another two hours and as two girls we had to sit around waiting (this is fine but if we had realised we would have booked a taxi at an earlier time but like I said the girl said to get on the bus straight after the taxi and not that it was a two hour wait). Whilst waiting the driver of the bus said that we had to pay another 250 each on top of what we have already paid for the bus to be dropped at our hotel (which was in the city and on route to the train station) whilst being on the bus we realised people were being charged 100-200 to make a stop in the city rather than 250 per person. It also stated that the bus would leave at 8 but left at half 8 so at this rate we were desperate to get to our accommodation we didn’t question it. I think it’s poorly run and for future reference maybe ask about peoples stops before hand and charge them with the fee of the bus then.
Ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry Port, Feb 3, 2023
Gick snabbt och smidigt. Men Gick på fel buss i Donsak. Borde vara skyltat så man inte tar någon annan buss
The ferry departed on time and when it docked, your staff were there to organize any ongoing travels, whether it was the airport, the train station or to Surat Thani and they were well trained and organized.
Travelling between Koh Samui and Surat Thani is possible by Flight, bus, ferry, van and taxi. Bus+ferry guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 178.59 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a ferry+van which will set you back mere USD 9.47.
How long does it take to get from Koh Samui to Surat Thani?
It can take you anywhere between 2 and 15 hours to travel between Koh Samui and Surat Thani depending on the means of transport you choose.
Bus+ferry is the fastest way to travel between Koh Samui and Surat Thani. Bus+ferry will bring you to your destination in 1h 30m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 14h 15m to reach Surat Thani.
How much does it cost to get from Koh Samui to Surat Thani?
Travelling between Koh Samui and Surat Thani can be as cheap as USD 9.47 if you opt for a Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่) ferry+van and as expensive as USD 178.59 if you buy a BangkokTaxi24 taxi ticket.
Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.
How many trips per day are there between Koh Samui and Surat Thani ?
59 by Bus+Ferry from Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 05:00 Lipa Noi Koh Samui until 19:00 Na Thon Seatran Ferry Pier
50 by Ferry+Van from Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 05:00 Lipa Noi Koh Samui until 17:00 Lipa Noi Koh Samui
22 by Bus+taxi+Ferry from Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 04:00 Koh Samui Transfer until 15:00 Koh Samui Transfer
12 by taxi+Ferry+Van from Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 06:15 Koh Samui Transfer until 12:15 Koh Samui Transfer
2 from Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 08:30 Na Thon Koh Samui until 11:45 Na Thon Koh Samui
3 from Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 00:00 Koh Samui Transfer until 00:00 Koh Samui Transfer
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Koh Samui to Surat Thani.
What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?
Some travellers consider taxi to be the most convenient form of overland transport thanks to flexible departure times, a possibility to choose the size of the car you need, and a hassle-free door-to-door service.
Things to remember: If you are planning to make detours during your trip, discuss it with your driver or service provider in advance as it may affect the price.
Companies offering charters between Koh Samui and Surat Thani
Ferry may be a tiring experience especially if you are prone to seasickness and often is not the cheapest option available but it almost always makes for a very picturesque journey.
Things to remember: Ferry rides may be cancelled due to rough seas.
Companies operating ferry routes between Koh Samui and Surat Thani
Vans are a great alternative - or, in many cases - your only option - if you need to travel overland within one and the same province or neighbouring provinces or states. Vans ply the roads between Koh Samui and Surat Thani, too.
Things to remember: When travelling by van with huge luggage buying a separate seat for your suitcase or backpack is a good idea. Do not expect there is a roomy luggage compartment in a van - there is actually none and your fellow passengers are unlikely to appreciate your luggage stuck under their feet, alas.
Companies operating vans between Koh Samui and Surat Thani
Phantip (บริษัท พันทิพย์ ทราเวล (1970))
What is the most popular transport to get from Koh Samui to Surat Thani?
There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Bus+Ferry remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.
Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route