Koh Samui is surrounded by many islands that can easily be accessed by sea. Island hopping trips between Koh Samui and nearby islands is a popular activity to explore many of the must-see islands in Thailand. From Koh Samui, you can easily access to these nearby islands: Koh Wua Talap, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, Koh Mae Koh, and Koh Taen.
Transport from Surat Thani to Koh Samui actually includes both bus and ferry service. The first portion of journey is land journey from Surat Thani to Raja Ferry Jetty, while the second portion of journey is ferry journey to Koh Samui Nathon Pier.
Due to the monopoly direct flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui by Bangkok Airways, flight ticket is usually expensive. Many travellers opt to take budget airline from Bangkok to Surat Thani before transferring bus and ferry combo service to Koh Samui Nakhon Pier.
Besides that, bus and ferry combo service from Surat Thani to Koh Samui also picks up the travellers at Surat Thani Train station. This provides the convenience to passengers taking train from Bangkok to Surat Thani with final destination at Koh Samui.
Hence, this bus and ferry combo service plays key role in connecting travelers from Surat Thani to Koh Samui.
The journey from Surat Thani to Surat Thani Nathon Pier takes about 4 hours depending on traffic condition.
The distance from Surat Thani to Koh Samui about 119.5 km.
The trip from Surat Thani to Koh Samui starts from 5:30am to 5:30pm. Samui & Transporation Corporation run more frequent trips by having 21 daily departures from Surat Thani to Koh Samui while Phantip only offers 7 daily departures.
The bus and ferry combo fare has different rate for each pick up point. Following are 3 pick up points in Surat Thani:
The boarding point in Surat Thani are located at Surat Thani Bus Station, Surat Thani Airport and Surat Thani Train Station.
The arrival point in Koh Samui is located at Koh Samui Nathon Pier.
You can either visit the terminal and go the booth belonging to the bus operator of your choice, wait in line, select a seat, and book your ticket. If you would rather not do that, you can visit www.busonlineticket.co.th and book your seat within 5 minutes.
You can book a bus of your choice to any destination in Thailand by logging on to the official website of BusOnlineTicket which is https://www.busonlineticket.co.th/. The site is user-friendly and you can book your bus ticket in a matter of minutes.