Travelling between Koh Samui and Surat Thani is possible by Bus, ferry, van and taxi. Ferry guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Bus+van is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you THB 1,050 if you go by ferry+van; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus+ferry which will set you back mere THB 250.
It can take you anywhere between 2 and 7 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 2h. Bus+van does a much slower job and take about 7h to reach Surat Thani.
Travelling between Koh Samui and Surat Thani can be as cheap as THB 250 if you opt for a Phantip (บริษัท พันทิพย์ ทราเวล (1970)) bus+ferry and as expensive as THB 1,050 if you buy a Lomprayah (ลมพระยา) ferry+van ticket.
Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.
Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Koh Samui to Surat Thani.
Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Koh Samui to Surat Thani, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as THB 7,711.
Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.
If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.
In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.
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.
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.
Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่)
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