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

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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

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

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. 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:
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
(2007 info)
SV 865B B1 18:00
V 569B B1 19:00, 20:00
A1 488B B1 many
Hat Yai
A2 180B B2
A1 270B B2



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

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.


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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