1. Domestic airline Bangkok Airways has numerous daily flights connecting Bangkok with Samui. In addition, they have daily flights servicing the Phuket-Samui Chiangmai-Samui, Utapao-Samui, Krabi-Samui routes and international flights to Hongkong and Singapore directly from Samui.
2. Thai Airways now offer a service to/from Bangkok twice a day.
3. If you are on the budget and dont mind adding an extra 3 hours on your journey, then fly with budget airlines Air Asia from Bangkok to Surat Thani.
4. If your next destination is Malaysia, or if you are coming from there - then you can fly to/from Samui directly to Kuala Lumpur with Firefly or Berjaya Air.
When travelling from Bangkok to Samui, I advise that you get a night sleeper train. These trains are more comfortable and ensure smoother bus and ferry connections. It is better to buy a combination ticket which will include all you transport right through to Samui. Train tickets vary in price depending on the carriage class and whether the carriage is air-conditioned or fan. All trains run from Hualamphong Station.
Surat Thani Railway Station is 12 kilometres from town. A bus service between the station, Suratthani town and Donsak pier is available.
The public buses are slower and much more tiring than the private air-conditioned coaches run by numerous companies, especially for long distance travel. To go to Suratthani from Bangkok it is better to choose between two types of buses: the Luxury buses with toilets and aircon and the VIP buses with two floors, a toilet and air con, you'll get here much more relaxed than with the cheap bus.
Bus terminals in Bangkok.
Bangkok is serviced by several main long distance bus terminals.
Mo Chit, in the North, is the largest and busiest since it services Northern and Northeastern Thailand. From here there are limited services to other parts of Thailand. To get to it you need to catch the skytrain to the end of the line at Mor Chit/Chatuchak market and then take a 10 minute taxi ride to the terminal. Buses leave frequently throughout the day, including to Ayuthaya and Kanchanaburi.
The Eastern bus station besides the Ekkamai skytrain station services Pattaya, Koh Samet, Koh Chang and Eastern destinations.
You can find all the timetables here:
If you travel independently and arrive to Suratthani by plane/train/bus - you have to get the bus/taxi from Suratthani to Don Sak Pier where all boats leave from.
Don Sak pier is located 40 kilometres from Surat Thani town. Seatran Ferry, Songserm Ferry and Raja 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. 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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Haadrin Queen is a passenger ferry from Big Buddha on Koh Samui to Haadrin Koh Phangan normally departing four times per day.
Haadrin - Big Buddha Koh Samui departure times are 0930, 1140, 1430 and 1730. The journey takes approximately one hour.
Big Buddha Koh Samui - Haadrin departure times are 1030, 1300, 1600 and 1830. The journey takes approximately one hour.If your destination is Koh Tao then you only have the choice between two companies www.seatrandiscovery.com and www.lomprayah.com. Both companies offer high speed ferry crossing from Samui stopping at Koh Phangan on the way. But the last boat departs each day at about 1:00 pm. If your flight arrives later than this you will have to stay on Samui for one night and then choose between the morning or afternoon ferry the following day.
The Public Transportation Centre of the airport is located near the Bangkok Catering Company Building about 5 min. drive from the passenger terminal. Passengers can find all types of transportation here- limousines, taxis, rented cars and express buses. One can get to the centre from the terminals via a shuttle bus.
1. Airport Express: There are four express bus routes from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok downtown. The cost is 150 baht for entire route. (Service hours: 05.30-24.00 hrs.)
• AE 1: Suvarnabhumi Airport-Surawong Rd.-Silom Rd.
Bus stops/Остановки: Phetburi Soi 30, Central World Plaza, (BTS) Ratchadamri Station, Lumpini Park, Sala Daeng (on Rama 4 Rd.), Montien Hotel, Tawana Ramada Hotel, Plaza Hotel, Surawong Soi Kamjai Lamsuri, Charoen Krung Soi 47/1, Loet Sin Hospital, Central Silom, Silom Soi 26, Narai Hotel (Silom Soi 18), Sofitel Hotel (Silom Soi 12), Bangkok Bank (Silom Soi 6), (BTS) Sala Daeng Station
• AE 2: Suvarnabhumi Airport-Khao San Rd.
Bus stops/Остановки: Phetburi Soi 30, Platinum Fashion Mall, Phetburi soi 20, Phetburi Soi 10, Uruphong, Saphan Khao, Thai Airways (Lan Luang), Wat Ratchanadda, Democracy Monument, Royal Hotel, National Theatre, Phra Athit Rd., Phra Sumen, Khao San Rd.
• AE 3: Suvarnabhumi Airport-Sukhumvit (Nana)
Bus stops/Остановки: Sukhumvit Soi 52-50, Phra Khanong Market, Eastern Bus Terminal, Sukhumvit Soi 38, Sukhumvit Soi 34, Sukhumvit Soi 24, Sukhumvit Soi 20, Sukhumvit Soi 18, Sukhumvit Soi 10 (Bangkok Bank), Sukhumvit Soi 6, Sukhumvit Soi 2, Central Chit Lom, Central World Plaza, Phetburi Soi 25, Phetburi Soi 35, Soi Nana
• AE 4: Suvarnabhumi Airport-Hua Lamphong Railway Station
Bus stops/Остановки: Victory Monument, Soi Rangnam, 99 Hotel, (BTS) Phaya Thai Station, Department of Livestock, (BTS) Ratchathewi Station, Siam Discovery Centre, Ma Boon Khrong (MBK), Chulalongkorn University, Mandarin Hotel, Bangkok Centre Hotel, Hua Lamphong Railway Station
2. Public Buses in Bangkok
There are six routes of public bus service run to and from six destinations around Bangkok, with a charge of 35 baht.
No. 549 : Suvarnabhumi Airport – Minburi
No. 550 : Suvarnabhumi Airport – Happy Land
No. 551 : Suvarnabhumi Airport – Victory Monument (Expressway)
No. 552 : Suvarnabhumi Airport – Bangna (On Nut BTS Station)
No. 553 : Suvarnabhumi Airport – Samut Prakan
No. 554 : Suvarnabhumi Airport – Don Muang Airport
3.1 Suvarnabhumi Airport – Eastern Region
No.389 Suvarnabhumi – Laem Chabang – Pattaya
Departure times : 9.00, 11.00, and 15.00
No.390 Suvarnabhumi – Watthana Nakhon – Aranyaprathet – Talat Rongklua
Departure times : 8.00, 11.00
3.2 Suvarnabhumi Airport – Northeastern Region
No.825 Suvarnabhumi – Saraburi – Nakhon Ratchasima – Kon Kaen – Udon Thani – Nong Khai
Departure times : 6.00, 22.30
3.3 Buses, which run from Bangkok to other provinces in the Eastern Region, and stop by Suvarnabhumi Airport on the way.
No.55 Bangkok (Ekamai) – Suvarnabhumi – Chachoengsao – Bang Khla
No.9904 Bangkok (Chatuchak) – Suvarnabhumi – Chon Buri
No.9905 Bangkok (Chatuchak) – Suvarnabhumi – Ban Bueng – Laem Chabang – Bang Lamung – Pattaya
No.9906 Bangkok (Chatuchak) – Suvarnabhumi – Ban Chang – Ban Mabtaput – Rayong
No.9907 Bangkok (Chatuchak) – Suvarnabhumi – Ban Bueng – Nong Yai – Wang Chan – Klaeng – Chanthaburi
No.9908 Bangkok (Chatuchak) – Suvarnabhumi – Ban Bueng – Nong Yai – Wang Chan – Klaeng – Chanthaburi – Khlung – Ban San Tung – Trat
No.9909 Bangkok (Chatuchak) – Suvarnabhumi – Si Racha – Laem Chabang
No.9901 Bangkok (Chatuchak) – Suvarnabhumi – Chachoengsao – Bang Khla
No.9916 Bangkok (Ekamai) – Suvarnabhumi – Phanom Sarakham – Khao Hin Son – Sa Kaeo
Free shuttle bus service is provided for passengers. Express route connects the main terminal directly to the transport center. Ordinary route connects to other airport facilities.