Koh Samui to Surat Thani

Koh Samui to Surat Thani

Koh Samui
Surat Thani
Sat, Jun 22
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Koh Samui to Surat Thani Schedule

Koh Samui to Surat Thani Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Van2Travel VIP Van 9pax Any time฿ 5,500
Raja Ferry Express 05:00 - 09:00฿ 348
12Go Transport Minibus + Ferry 06:00 - 09:30฿ 408
Lomprayah Catamaran + Van 08:30 - 11:00฿ 750
Raja Ferry Express 10:00 - 14:00฿ 516
Phantip 1970 Express 12:15 - 17:00฿ 570
Raja Ferry Express 14:00 - 21:00฿ 588
Seatran Ferry Ferry 16:00 - 19:00฿ 408
Seatran Ferry Ferry 18:00 - 21:00฿ 408

Transportation from Koh Samui to Surat Thani

Facts about the transport from Koh Samui to Surat Thani

Cheapest Transport$9
Fastest Transport1h 30m
Earliest Departure12:00 AM
Latest Departure6:00 PM
Departures per day181
Distance75 kilometers
Transport Companies12Go Transport, BangkokTaxi24, Lomprayah, Lomprayah, Phantip 1970, Raja Ferry, Seatran Ferry, Songserm, Van2Travel

Koh Samui to Surat Thani Destination Reviews

MB
Koh Samui to Bangkok during the night. No need to print the tickets. Ferry was on time and it was easy to find our transfer for the train (which was 30 min late but it happens). The 3rd class train is really not a good idea, lights on all night, ventilators turn on & impossible to turn off, windows open so it’s pretty cold & lots of noises from outside that you can’t block. Seats are uncomfortable & 2x2 facing each others so you don’t have any way to try to sleep peacefully. People come to sell a variety of food & drinks (coffee), it’s still better to buy beforehand tho ; but during the night they keep on coming every 20 min screaming so it’s impossible to sleep. Bathrooms uncleaned and without paper but it’s to be expected on a train. I saw the seats on 2nd class & they did look a bit better but I think if you don’t book a bed it’s not a good idea to travel by train. Cheapest option but I won’t do it again, the night bus seats were way more comfortable & it was less noisy.
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Jan 31, 2024
JV
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!!
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Mar 31, 2023
IB
Great ferry, on time, but sat on the van connection for 45 mins waiting to leave.
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Feb 13, 2023
FL
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
HM
Gick snabbt och smidigt. Men Gick på fel buss i Donsak. Borde vara skyltat så man inte tar någon annan buss
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Jan 17, 2023
ED
The ferry is very old, not that comfortable. But in general it was quiet calm and fast.
Ferry Ferry, Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่), Jan 17, 2023
S
On time and fast, no waiting between ship and bus
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Jan 2, 2023
AG
The van driver drove like a madman, in a very reckless manner. The rest of the service, perfect !!!!
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Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Dec 8, 2022
PJ
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.
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Nov 18, 2022
SA
Good service, easy to get in and off via ramps, good deck to sit outside or air on inside. More preferable to the old Raja Ferry.
Ferry Ferry, Seatran Ferry (บริษัท ซีทราน เฟอร์รี่ จำกัด), Aug 28, 2022
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How to get from Koh Samui to Surat Thani

Travelling between Koh Samui and Surat Thani is possible by Bus, ferry, van and taxi. Ferry guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus+ferry+van is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 179.88 if you go by taxi; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus+ferry which will set you back mere USD 9.48.

How long does it take to get from Koh Samui to Surat Thani?

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 9 hours to travel between Koh Samui and Surat Thani depending on the means of transport you choose.

Ferry is the fastest way to travel between Koh Samui and Surat Thani. Ferry will bring you to your destination in 1h 30m. Bus+ferry+van does a much slower job and take about 8h 30m 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 9.48 if you opt for a Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่) bus+ferry and as expensive as USD 179.88 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 ?

  • 85 by Bus+Ferry from Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 05:00 Lipa Noi Koh Samui until 18:00 Na Thon Seatran Ferry Pier
  • 39 by Ferry+Van from Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 05:00 Lipa Noi Koh Samui until 14:30 Nathon Raja office
  • 33 by Bus+Van 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
  • 7 from Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 04:00 Koh Samui Transfer until 11:00 Koh Samui Transfer
  • 1 from Koh Samui to Surat Thani starting from 08:30 Maenam Pier until 08:30 Maenam Pier
  • 4 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?

Taxi

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

BangkokTaxi24, Van2Travel

Ferry

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

Lomprayah (ลมพระยา)

Van

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

Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่)

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 Ferry+Van remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 30% chosen Ferry+Van
  • 29% chosen Bus+Ferry
  • 9% chosen Bus+Ferry+Van
  • 9% chosen taxi+Ferry+Van
  • 4% chosen taxi+Ferry
  • 4% chosen Ferry+Bus
  • 4% chosen Van+Ferry
  • 3% travelled aboard a ferry
  • 1% Other