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Surat thani ferry to koh samui

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Surat thani ferry to koh samui

Hey guys!

My partner & i are curious to know what the ferry trip is like between surat thani & koh samui?

Is it rough(possible sea sickness0, r there views?

Any other goss?

Thanks Darren :-)

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1. Re: Surat thani ferry to koh samui

You will most prob take the ferry from Don Sak, just outside Surat Thani. There is also a catamaran which will faster. The journey is about an hour and a half on the ferry and a couple of weeks ago was relatively smooth. All depends on the weather though.

A lot of people sat outside on the deck but there are seats downstairs with a little shop with food and drinks, and a toilet. There is a 'VIP room' upstairs which has leather seats, air conditioning and they play a movie. If the boat is really busy, they won't charge but if not, they will charge around 30 Baht (75 cents) for sitting in the VIp room.

If you feel sea sick, bring pills with you or buy them in Surat Thani, because weather is unpredictable.



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2. Re: Surat thani ferry to koh samui

Ko Samui is a island in Surat thani city (Province in the South of Thailand), Surat thani City have two airport.

- Firt is Ko Samui Airport (USM) ,Flight directly to Ko Samui Operate by Bangkok air way (www.bangkokair.com) and Thai airway (www.thaiairways.com). The price flight direct to Ko Samui island is expensive than airline flight to Surat thani city, but this choice is save the time for u.

- Second is Surat thani Airport (URT) ,Flight to Surat thani Airport (Update 2011) Operate by Thai Airway(www.thaiairways.com) and two low cost airline are Air asia (www.airasia.com) / Nok air(www.nokair.com).But this choice U must have the time and check time table of boat that bring U to Ko Samui island and type of boat U want go to Ko samui Island.It have 3 different boats (update 2011),

1. Normally most traveller go with Zeatran ferry boat (www.seatranferry.com) the Zeatranferry pier is in Don sak town (Don sak pier) far from Surat thani airport 40 km. So that U must take a bus or van operate by Pantip company (www.phantiptravel.com) , that stop in front of Airport building u can buy the ticket on the bus or contact Pantip counter in the airport .The ticket price include: bus 200 bath+Zeatran Furrey 150 bath =350 B

The bus drive two route , From Airport go to Surat thani City driving about half hour (20 km) and From Airport to Do Sak Pier driving about 1 hr. (100 km) Time ferry railing from Don sak pier to Ko samui : 06.00-19.00. So that U must Check time of your flight arrive to Surat thani airport, cause of if u arrive after 17.30 u will miss last ferry . Zeatransferry railing to Ko Samui about 1.30 hr .---total time from Surat thani Air port to Ko samui island by Zeatransferry is 4 hr.

2. Lomprayah Speed ferry is newly 2011 choice!!! ,But U must flight with Nok Airline. (www.nokair.com) choose your booking destination to Ko Samui (the price will include flight ticket + bus and Lomprayah Speed ferry) Nok air have two route from Don Meang Airport (Old domestic airport) to Ko samui .

Firt is Don Meang Airport -Nakorn si Thammarat airport –bus-Lomprayah speed ferry (Lam Thuat pier)-Ko samui ,

Second is Don Meang Airport – Don Meang Airport -Nakorn si Thammarat airport –bus-Lompraya speed ferry(Lam Thuat pier)-Ko samui ,at Surat thani airport u can contact Pantip counter in the airport about bus .

3. Nigth sleep boat is slow 7 hr railing from Surat thani city pier to Ko samui. the boat departure 23.00 but not railing everday up to rain fall heavy or not.

ps.If u arrive Surathani late after 17.30 , I recommend u to sleep at Surat thani city one nigth, Next day in the mornning go with zeatranferry bus survice take u to Don sak pier (Zeatran bus station is located in PC petroleum station) the hotel near Zeatrans bus survice is Tapee hotel ,rooom rate 450 Baht per nigth,just walk 5 minutes (go straigth to cross-section and turn left u wii see PC petroleum station

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3. Re: Surat thani ferry to koh samui

It's not generally rough, certainly not the times I've done it, but could be a little choppy, but if you take the Lomprayah Catamaran it only takes 45 minutes.


Smaller boats like Songserm can feel unpleasant in choppy seas and the larger Seatran and Raja ferries are big car ferries and you probably wouldn't feel a thing.

I've used all the different types of ferries and my personal opinion is that Lomprayah are the best and quickest.

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4. Re: Surat thani ferry to koh samui

If U arrive Surat thani late, My Place hotel (www.myplacesurat.com) is new renovated hotel not far from Tapee hotel,It clean and new than Tapee hotel

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