TRANSPORT
SURAT THANI, THAILAND

Area Code 077, $1=38B, June 6, 2006

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Air
A Airport: To BKK
Transport by Phantip Tour:
From Airport to Suratthani town For TG 253 dep 12:00, TG277 18:20. 40mins
To Donsok ferry port for only TG253 del 12:00 2 hrs
From Samui to the airport : Samui 7:30 13:30 4 hrs
From Town to the airport: 10:30, 16:45 1 hrs
70B

Train
Schedule, Fare 1st/2nd/3rd + Supplement
13km SW from town in Phun Phin, take bus or Songthaw from Kaset market, 10B? Taxi from station to: town/airport/ferry terminal  40-50B
Bus to the town(40min)/Donsok ferry pier(2hrs): dep 7:00, after the first bus, songthaws connect to the town center.
Destination km 1/2/3 seat train/day
Bangkok 651 519/248/107 9/day
Chaiya na / na / 8 7/day :25-20:42
Chumpon 166 ? / ? / 24 11/day
Hat Yai 294 260/140/55 7/day
Prachuap Khiri Khan na / 140 / 61 6 /da
Trang 194 174/89/39 2/day
Butterworth 722B 1.58
na : not available

Bus
B1 Main Bus Station: New bus terminal SW from Town.
Long distant busese, such as Bangkok leave from here.
Access: by songthaw running on the main road.
B2 Town Bus station: S side off from Talat Mai Rd(main road). Walk NE from the post office on the main road.
Krabi, Phuket and Hat Yai leave from here.
B3 Town Bus station: N side off from Talat Mai Rd.
ta1 Seatran Ferry: On the main road, 2km NE from the center. www.seatranferry.com info@seatranferry.com. Fast boat to Koh Samui and Koh Phanghan. Since it moved to far from the center, no point to come here to take a bus to the harbor.
BKK: A1-
450B dep 19:30, Koh Samui 180B many between 630-17:00, Koh Phanghan 290B many between 5:00-18:00
ta2 Samui Tour: 326/12 Talaat Mai Rd.(main road) T077-283252 5:00-18:30. No info this year.
ta3  Phanghan Tour: Talaat Mai Rd.(main road) toward the local bus station from the post office. To Koh Samui 180B, To Koh Phanghan 290B dep 5:30, 8:30, 12:30, 14:10, 16:00
Bus to BKK: VIP(24 seats)-
755B 19:20, A1(38 seats)480B 19:00
ta4 Thom Thong Tour: Talaat Mai Rd.(main road) toward the local bus station from the post office. just E from Phanghan tour Bus to BKK: VIP(30 seats)-580B, A2-380B, Krabi 160-200B, Rayong minivan 180B
ta5 Pantip Tour: Talatmai Rd.(main road) near the bus station(B2,B3) T077-272230. 8-16:30 Bus+ferry to the islands, dep 8, 12:30, 15:00. Koh Samui 180B, K. Phangan 300B,. Bus to airport dep at 10:30, 16:30 from here. Also you can book train tickets with 50B commission.
Minibus to Krabi:
140B
ta6 PS Travel agent: T077-210068, From Grand Hotel, walk toward the river. right side. Minivan to Hat Yai 220B


V: VIP, A1: a/c +toilet, A2: a/c no toilet, m: minibus, b: boat
Class Cost (B) location Dep. Time
Bangkok
668km
10h
(2007 info)
SV 865B B1 18:00
V 569B B1 19:00, 20:00
A1 488B B1 many
Hat Yai
5-6h
A2 180B B2
A1 270B B2

m

220B

ta6
Many 6:30-17:00
Krabi A1 140B B2, ta5 Many 6:30-17:10
Phuket A1 200B B2
Trang 4.5h m 200B ta5  dep7,9,10:40,13:30,15:30
Rayong m 180B ta4
Chumphon N 58B? B3 7, 11, 13,15
Phun Phin N 8B? B3 many every 5 min.
Chaiya N 20B? B3 many, any North bound bus
Koh Samui m + b 180B ta1, ta5 many between 630-17:00
Koh Phanghan m + b 290B ta1, ta5 many between 5:00-18:00
Koh Phi Phi: m + b 300B ta5 Many 6:30-10:40
Koh Lanta: m + b 300B ta5 Many 6:30-15:30
Khaosok: m 150B 7:00, 13:30
Sungaikolok m 350B 6:30, 10:30
Kota Bharu: m 350B    6:30, 10:30

Other Mini Bus/Tourist Bus
Destination Class Cost Dep. time
Penang: minibus+a/c bus 450B 6:30, 8:30
Langkawai: minibus+a/c bus

550B
6:30, 10:30
KL: minibus+a/c bus 550(650B) 6:30(10:30)
Singapore: minibus+a/c bus 650(820B) 6:30(10:30)
! Warning There have been a few reports of foreigners being drugged and robbed on night buses to/from BKK. Do not take any food/drinks from the bus companies or do not leave valuables in your left luggage.

Boat

There are a few different ways to go to the islands, Koh Samui and Koh Panghan.
From BKK
1.) Tour from Khaosan Rd in BKK:
joint tour with bus and express boat. Leaving from BKK in evening and arriving at the boat pier in the morning, you can arrive at K. Samui/Phangan before noon.
2.) Train + Bus + ferry: Take a night train from BKK. You arrive at Suratthani train station in the morning. Buses to Donsak, ferry port, leaving around 6:30. Then a ferry to those island leave at 8:30. You can buy a joint ticket(train + bus+ ferry) at the train station in BKK. If you don't have it you can buy a ticket for a bus to Donsak + ferry at Suratthani train station. The joint ticket price is same to the cost buying separately.

From Suratthani town
1. ) Bus + ferry/express boat:
At the night boat pier of Suratthani, there were many private boat companies' offices/agents. Their a/c buses leave in front of the office to the port.
2. ) Night boats:
the boats, to K Samui, Phangan and Tao leave from Bandon Rd(F1,F2,F3) at 23:00. Tickets are sold in front of the boats. You can leave your luggage and come back before 23:00.


Seatran Express Ferry:
Fare: Koh.Samui 180B, Koh Phangan 290B, K.Samui -> Phangan 120B
Train St. Suratthani Donsak K. Samui K. Phangan
5:30 7:00 8:30
6:30 8:00 9:30
8:00 8:30 9:30 11:30 12:30
10:30 12:00 13:30
12:30 14:00 15:30
13:30 15:00 16:30
14:30 16:00 17:30
15:00 16:30 18:30 19:30
16:30 18:00 19:30
17:30 19:00 20:30

Night Boat: departing from Suratthani town boat pier on Bandon Rd. All leave at 23:00 every night
Koh Samui
200B, Koh Phangan 250B, Koh Tao 500B

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