Travelling between Koh Samui and Surat Thani is possible by Flight, bus, ferry, van and taxi. Taxi guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Flight is the slowest option.
The most expensive ticket will cost you THB 7,319 if you go by flight; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus+ferry which will set you back mere THB 274.
It can take you anywhere between 1 and 28 hours to travel between Koh Samui and Surat Thani depending on the means of transport you choose.
Taxi is the fastest way to travel between Koh Samui and Surat Thani. Taxi will bring you to your destination in 30m. Flight does a much slower job and take about 1d 3h 45m to reach Surat Thani.
Travelling between Koh Samui and Surat Thani can be as cheap as THB 274 if you opt for a Raja Ferry (ราชา เฟอร์รี่) bus+ferry and as expensive as THB 7,319 if you buy a Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส) flight ticket.
Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.
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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 4,155.
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.
Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส)
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.
SmackOne (สมุยแอคคอม), Thailand Limo by Datum (บริษัท เดทัมกรุ๊ป จำกัด)
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.
Phantip (บริษัท พันทิพย์ ทราเวล (1970))
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