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Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui - the best, easiest way???

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Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui - the best, easiest way???

The question's been asked here before, but the answers may be out of date now .....

Does anyone know the best, most efficient, way to get from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui, for one person? Which bus/ferry company; how long it takes; cost; etc?

My flight arrives at Surat Thani at 3:25pm. Is that too late in the day to complete the bus/ferry trip across to Koh Samui.

Welcome any help. Seems to be so much confusing and/or out of date info on the websites.

Kevin

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1. Re: Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui - the best, easiest way???

Lomprayah now run a fast ferry from Surat Thani City to Koh Samui, only takes 45 minutes. You will need to get a bus or taxi to Surat Thani City from the airport or Lomprayah may have an office at the airport (maybe someone else can confirm). Here's the link:

www.lomprayah.com/surat/surat.html

There are other ferry services, but they are much slower.

Edited: 21 April 2011, 16:43
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2. Re: Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui - the best, easiest way???

Thanks Cassnu for the quick and clear reply.

Only problem is that Lomprayah seem to have only two daily departures from Surat Thani City, at 9:00am and 2:00pm, but my flight does not even get to Surat Thani Airport until 3:25pm.

Looks like I'll need to get one of the slow boats!

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3. Re: Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui - the best, easiest way???

You could overnight in Surat Thani as it's not a bad place to stay - do you have accommodation already booked in Samui?

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4. Re: Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui - the best, easiest way???

Ko Samui is a island in Surat thani city (Province in the South of Thailand), Surat thani City have two airport.

- Firt is Ko Samui Airport (USM) ,Flight directly to Ko Samui Operate by Bangkok air way (www.bangkokair.com) and Thai airway (www.thaiairways.com). The price flight direct to Ko Samui island is expensive than airline flight to Surat thani city, but this choice is save the time for u.

- Second is Surat thani Airport (URT) ,Flight to Surat thani Airport (Update 2011) Operate by Thai Airway(www.thaiairways.com) and two low cost airline are Air asia (www.airasia.com) / Nok air(www.nokair.com).But this choice U must have the time and check time table of boat that bring U to Ko Samui island and type of boat U want go to Ko samui Island.It have 3 different boats (update 2011),

1. Normally most traveller go with Zeatran ferry boat (www.seatranferry.com) the Zeatranferry pier is in Don sak town (Don sak pier) far from Surat thani airport 40 km. So that U must take a bus or van operate by Pantip company (www.phantiptravel.com) , that stop in front of Airport building u can buy the ticket on the bus or contact Pantip counter in the airport .The ticket price include: bus 200 bath+Zeatran Furrey 150 bath =350 B

The bus drive two route , From Airport go to Surat thani City driving about half hour (20 km) and From Airport to Do Sak Pier driving about 1 hr. (100 km) Time ferry railing from Don sak pier to Ko samui : 06.00-19.00. So that U must Check time of your flight arrive to Surat thani airport, cause of if u arrive after 17.30 u will miss last ferry . Zeatransferry railing to Ko Samui about 1.30 hr .---total time from Surat thani Air port to Ko samui island by Zeatransferry is 4 hr.

2. Lomprayah Speed ferry is newly 2011 choice!!! ,But U must flight with Nok Airline. (www.nokair.com) choose your booking destination to Ko Samui (the price will include flight ticket + bus and Lomprayah Speed ferry) Nok air have two route from Don Meang Airport (Old domestic airport) to Ko samui .

Firt is Don Meang Airport -Nakorn si Thammarat airport –bus-Lomprayah speed ferry (Lam Thuat pier)-Ko samui ,

Second is Don Meang Airport – Don Meang Airport -Nakorn si Thammarat airport –bus-Lompraya speed ferry(Lam Thuat pier)-Ko samui ,at Surat thani airport u can contact Pantip counter in the airport about bus .

3. Nigth sleep boat is slow 7 hr railing from Surat thani city pier to Ko samui. the boat departure 23.00 but not railing everday up to rain fall heavy or not.

ps.If u arrive Surathani late after 17.30 , I recommend u to sleep at Surat thani city one nigth, Next day in the mornning go with zeatranferry bus survice take u to Don sak pier (Zeatran bus station is located in PC petroleum station) the hotel near Zeatrans bus survice is Tapee hotel ,rooom rate 450 Baht per nigth,just walk 5 minutes (go straigth to cross-section and turn left u wii see PC petroleum station

Edited: 18 July 2011, 02:53
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5. Re: Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui - the best, easiest way???

If U arrive Surat thani late, My Place hotel (www.myplacesurat.com) is new renovated hotel not far from Tapee hotel,It clean and new than Tapee hotel

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6. Re: Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui - the best, easiest way???

Is there a private speed boat in Surat Thani going to Koh Samui (Mae Nam Beach)?

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7. Re: Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui - the best, easiest way???

A private speed boat it would cost you a lot of money (thousands of Baht), Lomprayah is the best way to go.

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8. Re: Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui - the best, easiest way???

Thanks, Cassnu....

:-)

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9. Re: Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui - the best, easiest way???

Yes you can get the slow, overnight boat (about 7 hours), it's certainly an experience or you could get one of the later ferries from Don Sak run by either Raja Ferries or Seatran, they are bigger car ferries and take longer than Lomprayah, but at least they get you there the same day.

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10. Re: Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui - the best, easiest way???

Hello,

I dont understand. Ive tried every where.

The Lomprayah site says you can book tickets from Surathani City or Don sak.

just look at the options.

www.lomprayah.com/E/booking_buffet_1.aspx

So can I get the boat from the town and the hotel where I will be staying or do I need to go all the way to don sak.

Where is Lam Thuat pier? Is it in Surathani City (town)? or at don sak?

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