This page contains information that should help you get out of the city center of Surat Thani to Koh Samui, which is located in the same of thai province. Just pay attention that on this page you can find information how to get to Koh Samui from the town Surratani, rather than from the airport of the city. The need for this kind of move can occur when your plane arrives in Surat Thani airport late in the evening, when you are in any way will not be able to catch the last ferry to Koh Samui. Those. when you have to spend at least one night in the city of Surat Thani directly and hit the road on Koh Samui Island the next morning.
Things could have been much easier if in the airport Surat Thani or in the immediate vicinity were located hotels, in which one could spend the night and in the morning to take advantage of the many buses from the airport, which are sent directly to the island of Koh Samui or to the ferry pier Donsak . But even best search engines can find hotels nearby the airport at least 9 km from the airport. Thus, better and more easy for you to get to the city, and from there to make a morning transfer to coconut island of Koh Samui.
Updated: in 2016, there were opened several inexpensive hotels near the airport, to which, if desired, can be reached in 10-15 minutes even on foot or in 4-5 min on transport. Estimates vary greatly, and if a couple of hotels they are not the highest (about 6 points out of 10), that is, two hotels at a similar price and with very good reviews. Probably, it is better to choose them, because even if you consider such a hotel as a place for a short stay, better to spend this time in relatively comfortable conditions. The best hotels are Surattani Airport Hostel ($ 20 for double room with breakfast, average score 7.4 out of 10) and slightly more expensive ($ 22 for double room with breakfast) but with even higher guest rating – 8.5 points out of 10) – Amaretto Hostel & Amaretto De Coffee Home.
In the morning of the next day, you can take the transport to the ferry pier Donsak and buy tickets for the pores to Samui or order combined tickets for the bus + ferry. The second option is convenient for the possibility of pre-booking and buying online with the most popular service of transport in Asia (link to the route Surattani Airport – Ko Samui in the english-language version of the service, only change the date and number of passengers). As you can see, the cost of such a trip depends on the time and from the transport company and this cost varies significantly and ranges from 300 to 600 baht. In this case, the most expensive option will not always be the fastest on the way (see screenshot below), so you can safely choose cheaper options (for 350-450 baht).
Since almost all the passengers of the evening flight from Bangkok to Surat Thani (or from other cities) are not able to catch the last ferry to Koh Samui, they need to get to Surat Thani on local transport. To do this, you can use a taxi or ask the locals about how inexpensive public transportation available from the airport to the center of Surat Thani. Probably, it will be minibus or any bus or, even more likely, songthaew – passenger pick-up (with a roof and two benches along the sides).
The second important issue, which is sure to occur in your case, when you spend the night in the city with the aim to reach the center of Surat Thani to Koh Samui – a choice of hotel for the night. Generally, hotels in the city are not too expensive, because Surattani not a tourist city and most foreigners are limited to a short-term transit or even their familiarity with the city ends airport. Therefore, you can choose a hotel based on proximity to the bus station, where buses on Samui. You must know that the main bus station Surat Thani is located 12 km from the city, so I would suggest a small bus station in the center of the city, which a owns Pantip bus company and called Surat Thani city center Bus terminal.
And the easiest way to choose a hotel from which you can walk to the bus stop by for a few minutes, even with suitcases, backpacks and small children. One of these hotels is Iroom Hotel, which offers good comfort for a reasonable price. Judging by reviews of tourists, the hotel may not quite live up to the claimed 4 stars, but given the price and the fact that you not needs to stay there for a long time (to spend the night and in the morning to go to Samui) variant is quite normal.
You can check current prices for accommodation using the widget above. As a rule, the price of rooms in this hotel is less than $ 20 even if you stay with the child. For two same room costs $ 16 and less. There in the city you can see and other hotels, but they are located not so convenient (not on the main street, so in a strange city with numerous signs and similar buildings are harder to find), and usually there are 2 stars at a slightly lower price.
Now about the bus station and buses from Surat Thani to Koh Samui. Small bus terminal is located practically on the main street – Talad Mai Road. Bus Terminal The full address is: 293 / 6-8 Taladmai Road, Amphur Muang, Suratthani, Thailand, 84000. The map below marked its location, and the location of this hotel (iRoom Hotel, alley №31 same main street Talad Mai (31 . Alley Talai Mad Road). The distance between the objects – just 250 meters away.
The first morning bus leaves from center of Surat Thani to Koh Samui in 09-30 in the morning. Those. you have time to properly enjoy breakfast and to purchase the products in the way (eg, in a shop Family Mart, which is located near the bus station). Your way to the Samui bus terminal in Nathon takes about 3.5 hours (distance between Suratthani and ferry pier Donsak about 70 km and the journey time by ferry is about 1.5 hours). It mean that if you will use the first bus to the island, you will arrive to Koh Samui only in 13-00.
Accordingly, using the next bus – 10-30 am, on Koh Samui you’ll be in the 14-00, and so on (buses leave every hour from 9-30 to 16-30). By the way, bus tickets can be purchased in advance. They cost 250 baht and include the ferry ride (which alone is worth 150 baht for adults). Order and pay for integrated tickets (bus + ferry) can be placed using the following search form, selecting the desired date (usually the day after the arrival of the aircraft in Surat Thani) and choosing a convenient time for you to the bus from the center of Surat Thani to Koh Samui.
Necessary route called Suratthani Town – Na Thon (Koh Samui) and executed by the Pantip bus company (office and ticket offices of the carrier located at the bus terminal). I hope that information, placed in the article, will help you plan your trip to coconut Island and now you know, how easily accessible from the center of Surat Thani to Koh Samui by bus and ferry. I wish you a pleasant journey!
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