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Getting To Samui Island

Getting To Samui Island

Getting To Samui Island !!
There are a number of ways one can get to Samui Island. Samui is easily accessible by air, train, ferry and bus.

Travel to Samui Island by Air:
Bangkok Airways is the only airline that flies directly to Koh Samui. They have approximately 10 flights per day, depending on the season. it takes only two Hours, and the prices make this a luxury way to travel. Alternatively, the cost of taxis, trains, buses, more buses and ferries add up to something only slightly under the cost of a flight.
Samui Island Airport also has direct flight links to Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. Taxis and shuttle buses are always at hand to pick you up after your flight.

Travel to Samui Island by Train:
There are many trains running throughout the day from Bangkok to Samui Island using a combined train+ferry. It's a safe and comfortable way to travel, the overnight sleeper option takes no more time out of your holiday.

Simply take a train from Bangkok to Surat Thani. The Surat Thani train station is about an hour from the ferry pier where you catch the boat to Koh Samui. You will need transportation from the railway station to the pier.

Travel to Samui Island by Bus:
Buses are the cheapest way to get to the island, but also the slowest and most uncomfortable. They leave from Bangkok’s southern bus station, and from destinations across the country. The journey from Bangkok takes around 13 hours. Again you can buy a combination ticket for the ferry inclusive.

Getting Around Samui Island
Samui Island is very easy to navigate, a single main ring road going round the island, taking you to all the main beaches.

By Ferry:
There are various ferry operators running frequently throughout the day from alternative ports.

Mini Bus:
Mini Bus is know as Songthaews in Thai. Mini Bus service runs from early Morning until 5pm in both directions and is all in the way of public transport.

Taxi is the most costly option. The drivers ignore use of the meter, flouting the law, and take what they can get. Motorcycle taxis are not much better.

Hotel Limousine:
Some hotels will offer transfers to major locations, check at your reception or with your accommodation provider for what they can do to make your trip a little bit easier.

Car & Motorbike Rental:
Local operators generally rent manual shift Suzuki jeeps, while the major car rental companies like Avis and Budget now rent both manual and automatic sedans and air-conditioned cars and jeeps. Smaller companies will ask you to leave your passport as collateral on the vehicle. Make sure that full insurance is included.

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