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How to get there

To Surat Thani

By Car
     Surat Thani can be most conveniently reached by car from Bangkok by taking Highway No. 4 to Chumphon via Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan, and thence onto Highway No. 41 and Highway No. 401.

By Bus
     Air-conditioned buses, varying in 3 types, depart from Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal to Surat Thani everyday at the following times:
          VIP Bus: 7 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.
          Standard 1 Bus (blue colour): 9 a.m., 9.30 a.m., 8 p.m. and 8.30 p.m.
          Standard 2 Bus (orange colour): 9.30 a.m. and 8.45 p.m.

By Train
     Trains leave Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Railway Station 10 times daily from 12 noon-10.50 p.m. The trip takes approximately 13 hours. For further details, please call 1690, 0 2223 7010, 0 2223 7020 or visit www.srt.or.th.
     Surat Thani Railway Station is 12 kilometres from town. A bus service between the station and the town is available.

By Air
     Thai Airways has 2 daily flights connecting Bangkok with Surat Thani, with flying time being 70 minutes. Click here to book air ticket or contact bkkflight@asiatravel.com

To Koh Samui

By Bus
     Visitors can also get to Ko Samui by bus from Bangkok (loaded onto a ferry at Don Sak). Bangkok-Ko Samui buses depart from Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal at 19.30 daily. Travelling time is 13 hours.
     Songserm Rungrueang Co., Ltd. operates bus services from Bangkok to Ko Samui daily at 5 p.m. The bus arrive at Ko Samui at 11 a.m. on the next day.

By Rail
     Visitors can take a train from Bangkok to Surat Thani Railway Station, then take a connecting bus to Samui (locaded on a ferry at Don Sak).

By Air
     Bangkok Airways has numerous daily flights connecting Bangkok with Samui. In addition, they have daily flights servicing the Phuket-Samui route. Click here to book air ticket or contact bkkflight@asiatravel.com

     Boat Services to Ko Samui (Schedules and fares mentioned here are subject to change without notice. Please contact boat companies or TAT office in Surat Thani for current information.)

     Surat Thani - Ko Samui Songserm Rungrueang Co, Ltd operates express boat services from Surat Thani to Ko Samui. The boats depart from Surat Thani daily at 8 a.m. Travelling time is 2.30 hours. One-way fare is 150 baht. A joint ticket for connecting route, Bangkok-Surat Thani-Ko Samui, is available.

     A nighttime boat leaves Ban Don pier (in Surat Thani town) at 11 p.m. daily. It takes 6 hours for the journey. One-way fares are 100 baht and 150 baht

     Don Sak - Ko Samui Don Sak pier is located 40 kilometres from Surat Thani town. Racha Ferry operates ferry services from Don Sak pier to Ko Samui 7 times daily from 8.00 a.m.-7 p.m. It takes 1.30 hours for the journey. One-way fare is 55 baht. For more information, contact Racha Ferry at tel: 0-7737-1151, 0-7737-1026 (Don Sak Office) or tel: 0-7742-3026 (Ko Samui Office). Private vehicles can be loaded onto the ferry. Bus services from Surat Thani town and Surat Thani railway station to Don Sak pier are available.


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