Koh Samui Tour: How to go Koh Samui from Surat Thani Airport

Hello everyone, I have just landed in KL. I am so happy to have been a part of this Koh Samui Tour. It turned out to be one of the memorable experiences in my life. We did not have plan, we did whatever we want, went wherever we want. I had an amazing and unforgettable time. Here is my first travelogue for this adventurous trip – How to go Koh Samui from Surat Thani Airport? If you are considering taking flight to Surat Thani airport and then transfer to Koh Samui by other means of transport, think again. We had spent about 3 hours 40 minutes shuttling here and there. The journey was very tiring and it was just a waste of time

How to go Koh Samui from Surat Thani Airport

How to go Koh Samui from Surat Thani Airport Google Map

1 hour 25 minutes flight, reached Surat Thani Airport around 10.50 am. So, how to go Koh Samui from Surat Thani Airport? A friend of mine told us that the easiest and the cheapest way to get to Koh Samui was to buy a combined shuttle service from Phantip Travel at the airport.

Phantip Travel Counter at the Surat Thani Airport

The combined tickets (bus ticket, ferry ticket and minivan ticket) allow you to take the airport bus to the ferry port, the ferry to Koh Samui and the minivan to your hotel in Koh Samui. 550 Baht including the return tickets as well. I think the package is convenient but you must check the time table of the bus and ferry before you book your flight. The airport transfer, the ferry tickets and the minivan tickets can all be purchased at the Phantip Travel counter at the Surat Thani Airport.

Shuttle bus to Koh Samui from Surat Thani Airport

We took the 12 pm bus, reached Seatran Ferry Port around 1.30 pm, caught the 2 pm ferry, and reached Koh Samui at around 3.30 pm.

Ferry to Koh Samui from Seatran Ferry Port

Then, we took the minivan and arrived at our hotel, the Tango Beach Resort, 4.30 pm. We had spent about 5 hours on transportation.

Minivan from Koh Samui Ferry Port to Hotel

Surat Thani to Koh Samui Ferry Timetable

How far from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Samui? 150 km – 160 km, 3 – 4 hours.

Bus (from Surat Thani Airport to Seatran Ferry Port): 1 hour 30 minutes
Ferry (from Seatran Ferry Port to Koh Samui Ferry Port): 1 hour 30 minutes
Minivan (from Koh Samui Ferry Port to Tango Beach Resort): 40 minutes

Koh Samui Ferry

Bus Departs Ferry Departs Arrival
08.00 10.00 11.30
08.30 11.00 12.30
11.00 13.00 15.30
11.30 13.00/14.00 14.30/15.30
12.00 14.00 15.30
12.30 14.00 15.30
16.00/16.30 18.00 19.30
14.30 16.00/17.00 17.30/18.30

Note: If scheduled ferry is missed due to unforeseen delays, you may take the following ferry. There is a ferry every hour till 7.00 pm.

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