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Koh Samui transport

Air: The airport of Koh Samui is privately owned by Bangkok Airways. The company has a monopoly on flights to Koh Samui (though Thai Airways and Firefly do operate limited flights) and charges accordingly. Hourly flights to and from Bangkok are upwards of 3,000 baht (one way).

Bangkok Airways: (Samui–Chaweng Office) Open: 08:00-17:30 (daily); 54/4 Moo 3, Tambon Bo Phud, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320, tel: (077) 601 300, fax: (077) 422 235, email: usmtopg@bangkokair.com, website: www.bangkokair.com.

Bangkok Airways: (Airport Office), Open: 05.00-22.00 (daily); 99 Moo 4, Tambon Bo Phud, Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320, tel: (077)  428 500, 428 555, fax: (077) 601 162, email: usmtopg@bangkokair.com.

Bus

There is always the option to travel from Bangkok to Suratthani and to take local means of transport from there to Koh Samui. There are three different types of airconditioned buses leaving daily from the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok to Suratthani. Departure times for the VIP bus: 19:00 and 19:30. For the blue Standard 1 Bus: 09:00, 09:30, 20:00 and 20:00. The orange Standard 2 Bus departs at 09:30 and 20:45. 

Travellers can also reach Koh Samui by bus from Bangkok (loaded onto a ferry at Don Sak). Bangkok-Koh Samui buses leave from the Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal every day at 19:15. Travel duration is about 13 hours. The Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok is on Pinklao-Nakomchaisri Rd., Talingchan, tel: (02) 435 5605, 434 7192, 435 1199. 

Songserm Rungrueang Co., Ltd. operates bus services from Bangkok to Samui daily at 17:00. The bus arrives the next day in Ko Samui at 23:00.

Rail

Trains depart from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Railway Station 10 times every day from 08.05-22.50. The duration of the journey is about 13 hours. For more information please phone: (02) 223 3762, 224 7788, 222 0175.

Surat Thani’s Phun Pin Railway Station is 12 kilometres from town. A bus service between the station and the town is provided. For information please phone tel: (077) 311 213, hotline: 1690. 

Ferries and boats

40kms from the town of Surat Thani is Don Sak pier, from where Racha Ferry provides services to Koh Samui several times a day. Services operate from 07:00-17:30; trip time 90 minutes. For more details and up-to-date information call Racha Ferry: Don Sak office - tel: (077) 285 124-6, Samui office - tel: (077) 421 316-9, 420 163.

Surat Thani - Ko Samui. Songserm Rungrueang Co, Ltd provides express boat services from Suratthani to Koh Samui. The boats leave from Surat Thani every day at 09:00. Duration of the trip is two and a half hours. A nighttime boat leaves Ban Don pier (in Suratthani Town) at 23:00 every day. The journey to Koh Samui takes about six hours.

(Schedules mentioned here are subject to change without notice. Please contact boat companies or TAT office (tel: (077) 288 818-9in Suratthani for up-to-date information)

Transport on Samui Island

Cars and motorcycles can be hired in any village on Koh Samui. Please bear in mind that the accident rate in Thailand is one of the world’s highest and therefore be extra warned and careful when driving on the island.

Public transport, buses, tuk tuks and taxis are widely available on Koh Samui.

Any suggestions about Koh Samui transport information that should be mentioned on this page? please email us, email: info1@1stopthailand.com.

Updated and correct: January 2013

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