Koh Samui hotels and travel guide, Thailand. Hotel reservation for Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao

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Surat Thani - Koh Samui By Train
icon On Trains, service is impeccable and timetables are generally respected !

Set apart it, trains remain a very pleasant and sure means of locomotion.

At Bangkok railway station (Hua Lamphong) you will find a color marked ticket counter on the left side of the counters. There you can buy the combined tickets. You can choose your mode of transportation - 1st or 2nd class, seat or sleeper (recommended) and Ac or fan.

Price for a combined ticket is app. 800 Baht for 2nd class and app. 1200 Baht for 1st class. You also can buy just the train ticket if you prefer to go by ferry to Koh Samui. Buses to the 2 ferries (Raja Ferry and Seatran Ferry) are waiting in front of Surat Thani railway station. Tickets for the transfer and ferry are issued at the bus.

Tickets for a night-train can be booked at Bangkok Airport, Bangkok Railway Station and many travel agencies in Bangkok. So, you have to use a taxi to go. This concerns all people, who like spend at least one night in Bangkok. It is not sure to get a ticket for the same day! The best information about these tickets you will get at the railway station in Bangkok. Travel time from Surat Thani railway station to Koh Samui is app. 2.5 hours.

Bangkok Hotels

sleeper car
Departure on early evening and about 2 hours after your departure. There are several services on the web for hotels in Bangkok. If this will be your first trip to Thailand, we suggest you read some details.

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Air – Conditioned
First Class  Coach
12 rooms / 12 upper & 12 lower berth
  Air – Conditioned
Second Class Coach
40 seats / 20 upper & 20 lower berth
coach   coach
Bogie (fan)
Second Class Coach
32 seats / 16 upper & 16 lower berth
  Air – Conditioned
Second Class Rail Car
62 seats and 74 seats

icon Traveling from Bangkok
The most convenient way to go to Koh Samui is with the night train and by purchasing a "combination ticket" which includes:
  • Train ticket-align: Bus transfer from Surat Thani railway station to ferry pier
  • Express boat ticket

icon  Travelling from Butterworth (Malaysia)

Tickets can be purchased at the railway station in Butterworth or at the ferry terminal in Georgetown Penang. There are 2 trains per day leaving Butterworth at 6:34am and 1:45pm.
At the border you have to leave the train with your baggage. After the checkpoint you will travel further to Hat Yai with the same train.

Taking the morning train you can catch the night boat to Samui but taking the afternoon train you arrive at 11.00pm at Surat Thani and have to stay overnight and proceed with your journey the next morning. Just ask your hotel to arrange the transfer and ferry.

Hat Yai Hotels Surat Thani Hotels

icon Useful information
  • Tickets of all classes may be purchased 60 days in advance at principal stations and the Advance Booking Office within Bangkok Station during 7.00am. to 4.00pm daily.
  • Passengers are allowed to carry personal luggage free of charge as follows :
    1st class 50kg, 2nd class 40kg, 3rd class 30kg.
    Children paying half fares are allowed the half weight luggage, subject to class of ticket.
  • Children over 3 years to 12 years whose height does not exceed 150 cm. are accepted at half fare. Children of 3 years or under who are less than 100 cm. in height are conveyed free of charge excluding separate seat.
  • Please notify the ticket office in advance if boarding is changed, otherwise the reservation will be cancelled.
  • Passengers getting off the train at any alighting station are not entitled to use further or refund the holding ticket.
  • Postponement of journey or refund of fare must be made within 3 hours before departure time and deduction of fee will be handled according to the rule.
  • To obtain any information, please contact our information Unit within Bangkok Station. Tel. 223 7010, 223 7020 or 225 0300 ext. 5100-02
  • Advance tickets are available at all principal stations or the Bangkok Advance booking office. Tel. 223 3762, 224 7788
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If you use the train, it stops at Surat Thani railway station. You then take a bus to Samui (combi-tickets available). The ferry transferis included because the bus uses the ferry. A detailed time-table is below. On the island the bus first stops at the ferry pier and then at Nathon pier.

** Remember to tell the resort where and when you want to be picked up (Surat Thani - Samui app. 3 hours, ferry included).

  Train Time Table Bus Time Table Samui Ferry

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