Two domestic airlines, Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways,
flies to and from Samui. If you 're travelling from Samui to Bangkok
and you don't mind adding an extra 5 hours on your journey, then
fly with Air Asia
from Surat Thani and save around 1,000 Baht (Up to the promotion bokking from Air Asia
If your next destination is Malaysia, then fly from Samui to Kuala
Lumpur with Firefly Airline
. Bangkok Airways also fly to Singapore
and Hong kong direct from Samui.
For the passengers
of Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways, through check-in service from/to Samui airport
is now have a co-operation with the international airlines partners
offers you to check in "Through check in service" (only
check in up to the terminator point of the journey) before and/or
after Samui airport to/from each international Destination.This
service is available now for passengers, who have a confirmed
connecting flight (over Bangkok international airport) with one
of the following airlines:
Reap Airways Intl' (FT)
Nippon Airways (NH)
Airways Intl' (TG)
Pacific Airways (CX)
Intl' Air Lines (LX)
Panorama Airlines (BV)
When travelling from Bangkok to Samui, we 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 greatly in price depending on the carriage
class and whether the carriage is air-conditioned or fan. Expect
to pay 650 B. + for a ticket. All trains run from Hualamphong
When travelling from Samui up to Bangkok, the ferry leaves from
Nathon at 2pm and connects to a bus to take you to Surat Thani
train station. There are many trains leaving every evening going
to Bangkok. The earlier you book the ticket, the better the connection
will be. Try to book for the train 2-3 days in advance to ensure
a seat when leaving Samui, go back to Surat Thani to catch a train
to Bangkok, Chiang Mai or Malaysia.
The Bangkok to Samui buses leave from the Southern Terminal in
Bangkok. There are V.I.P. first and second-class buses. These
are all air-conditioned. For an easier journey, buy a bus / boat
combination ticket. However, the buses are often delayed and not
to be relied upon, especially if you are making a connection for
a flight. The price for a VIP bus is approx 1000 Baht including
the ferry transfer from Nathon to Donsak Pier, Surat Thani . The journey takes
around 12 hours.
For buses from Surat Thani to Bangkok, the ferry leaves Samui
at 2pm. To get to Surat Thani town from Samui, it will take approx.
2 1/2 hours. You will hame to wait for about 2 hours in the town
for the bus to Bangkok, This bus will drop you off on the Kao
Sarn Road, in Bangkok. And there are others aircon buses will leave
from Koh Samui direct to Bangkok at approx 2:00 p.m.,you do not
have to chang the bus in Suratthani but will be dropped at the
Southern bus Terminal, there are 2 companies running trips alternatively
day the other days Sophon Tour or "999" please check
with them. The price is about 1000 Baht including Ferry Ticke.
When leaving Samui, there are buses travelling
to Penang and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, as well as Singapore.
Whether travelling from the airport or from Nathon pier, the cheapest
mode of public transport is a Songthaew ( the red mini vans ).
If you do get a private taxi ( usually yellow ), agree a price
with the driver first.
The Thai-Malay Bus departures 2 times a day from Nathon at 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. you can take this bus to Had Yai (Where you can fine another bus to Kuala Lumpur) and Sungai Kolok, south of Thailand nearby Rantau Panjang.
Without a visa, foreigners are allowed to stay 30 days in the
kingdom. If you have a tourist visa, these are generally good
for 60 days with the opportunity to extend 90 days. Visa extensions
cost about 500 baht. Overstaying your visa costs 250 baht per
day, with a maximum fine of 20,000 baht. To extend your visa,
or for other immigration questions, go to Samui immigration office.
From Nathon, go south on the ring road 2km to the traffic lights.
Turn right and you will see the office on the right hand side.
They are open Monday through Friday 8.30am to noon and 1pm to