How to Get To Koh Samui
Surat Thani can be most conveniently reached by car from Bangkok by taking Highway No. 4 to Chumphon via Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan, and thence onto Highway No. 41 and Highway No. 401.
Air-conditioned buses, varying in 3 types, depart from Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal to Surat Thani everyday at the following times:
VIP Bus: 7 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.
Standard 1 Bus (blue colour): 9 a.m., 9.30 a.m., 8 p.m. and 8.30 p.m.
Standard 2 Bus (orange colour): 9.30 a.m. and 8.45 p.m.
Trains leave Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Railway Station 10 times daily from 12 noon-10.50 p.m. The trip takes approximately 13 hours. For further details, please call 1690, 0 2223 7010 , 0 2223 7020.
Surat Thani Railway Station is 12 kilometres from town. A bus service between the station and the town is available.
Thai Airways has 2 daily flights connecting Bangkok with Surat Thani, with flying time being 70 minutes. For more information, contact their Bangkok office at tel. 1566, 0 2280 0060 , 0 2628 2000.