How to get there and to get cheaply from Bangkok to Samui: air tickets, bus
The island of Koh Samuilocated in the Gulf of Thailand, well known to tourists not only for its religious buildings, pearls and intoxicating drink made from sugar cane.
This place attracts the attention of beautiful scenery, quiet and sandy beaches. Most foreigners come to the island from the Thai capital. Let's see how to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui.
- How to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui by plane?
- Flights with the airline Bangkok Airways
- Tour with AirAsia and NokAir
- The train and the bus alone
- The road from the airport to Hua Lampong
- Flight to Chumphon - transfer to the catamaran of Lomprayah
- To Surat Thani, bus to the pier in Donsak - ferry
- Bus - ferry connections
- The journey from the capital to the island by car
- Car hire and ferry on the sea
- Purchase tickets via the Internet
How to get from Bangkok to Koh Samui by plane?
Distance from Bangkok to Samui in a straight line is 484 km. The flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui the most convenient and fastest. The disadvantage of such a journey can be attributed to the higher cost of the move in comparison to all other types of travel. Flights Bangkok — Samui cheap can you buy stock, regularly airlines.
Part of the cost of many tickets to the island are subsidized by the state.
Flight time from Bangkok to the island is 1-1,5 hours. For flights you can use the local airlines. They buy the tickets immediately upon arrival in Bangkok at the offices of the capital's Suvarnabhumi airport. In it are located the offices of two local airlines, flying to Koh Samui:
- Bangkok Airways — find office on the 4th floor of the main passenger terminal (sector F);
- Thai Airways office is located on the 4th floor of the same terminal (sector B).
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The flights to Koh Samui from the airport is done every hour. To register e-ticket 24 hours before departure.
Flights with the airline Bangkok Airways
Flight Bangkok Airways cannot be attributed to a budget-friendly option. Direct flights to the island do only aircraft of the company. Being a monopolist in this direction Bangkok Airways determines the pricing of the flights.
Depart to the island of the flights is carried out from the airport Suvarnabhumi. It is very convenient for foreign tourists, the vast majority of whom come from their countries to this air port.
Bangkok Airways cooperates with a large number of airlines committing flights in Suvarnabhumi. This is another plus for foreign tourists. Such cooperation provides the opportunity to purchase a single ticket for a flight from my country to Samui via Bangkok. The flight time is 1 hour and 40 minutes.
The cost of flights on a single ticket lower than purchasing tickets for each flight separately.
Tour with AirAsia and NokAir
Flights airlines Airasia and NokAir are from the airport don Muang. It is the second largest international airport in Bangkok. Moving between don Muang and Suvarnabhumi takes about an hour. This should be considered when planning your trip to Koh Samui. Tickets cost from don Muang to Koh Samui is much lower than Suvarnabhumi.
The big drawback of flights airlines AirAsia and NokAir is that they do not fly directly to the island, and land at the airport of Surat Thani or Nakhon si Thammarat. Hence, the transfer delivers them to the island. The cost of the ticket includes the bus ride and ferry crossing. Along the way is:
- flight - 1 hour;
- the bus ride is 1.5 hours;
- ferry — 2 hours.
This trip will cost the tourists a cheaper flight on the Bangkok Airways flights, but it lasts much longer. To overcome such a way with children not verycomfortable. Travelling with family at Samui should consider other travel options.
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The train and the bus alone
Travel to Samui by train from Bangkok will take at least 15 hours. Trains depart from the main railway station is known as Hua Lampong. It is possible to get to almost any area of Thailand. All signs at the station are duplicated in English. For those who own it, simply navigate to the station. Cash W/d station is divided into two categories:
- selling travel documents at the departure day;
Advance purchase travel documents, not only at the box office W/e, but also on the Internet on the official website of railway station. The ticket offices opening hours at the pre-sale of tickets offline from 8:00 to 16:00. Selling tickets on the day of departure ticket offices are open around the clock.
In the station building, built in 1916, a food court, restaurants and cafes. Here you can withdraw money from the card. In the lobby of the station, ATMs.
The mode of operation of the Luggage storage facilities - from 4:00 to 23:00. In addition to the toilets in the station building there is a shower. The departure of trains runs with indoor platforms. Installed on the platforms are the visors that protects passengers from rain. Daily from the railway station nearest to the island of Surat Thani departs 10 compositions.
The road from the airport to Hua Lampong
To the railway station Hua Lampong easily accessible by metro. The station is located in the area of the station. On the ground floor of Suvarnabhumi airport you can catch a train plying on a high-speed line Airport Rail Link. It is necessary to drive to Makkasan station. It is done, transfer to MRT underground.
To get from Suvarnabhumi to the railway station and taxi. To make the trip better on the counter.
From don Muang airport to the main railway station of Bangkok is better to travel by train. Between the station and the airport runs a large number of trains connecting the capital with its Northern part. Trains go in this direction with an interval of 30 minutes. It is also possible to get from the airport to the station by taxi and the bus 29.
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Flight to Chumphon - transfer to the catamaran of Lomprayah
Choosing a train trip from Bangkok to Koh Samui via Chumphon, you must know that she has a rigid time reference for the departure of the catamaran of Lomprayah. From Chumphon to the island, they are sent only twice a day. It happens at 7:00 and 13:00.
The best option to travel from Bangkok are train No. 167 and No. 85. These trains comfortable seats and optimal arrival time in Chumphon.
Tickets for the catamaran must be purchased in advance. The journey is enabled on all my power conditioners, so warm clothes it is better not to pack deep into the Luggage. On the road they may need. The office of Lamprey is close to the railway station of Chumphon. Trip on catamarans to the island takes 3.5 hours. This is an important consideration for those who suffer from sea sickness.
To Surat Thani, bus to the pier in Donsak - ferry
The journey to Surat Thani by train with a transfer on the bus and ferry is on a single ticket. You can buy it at the box office/railway station of Bangkok. The first train departs from the platform every day at 13:00. All subsequent leave every 1-1.5 hours.
Travel time by train from the capital to Surat Thani is about 13 hours.
From Surat Thani by bus you can get to two of the pier don Sak:
- Raja Ferry. Ships departing from this pier go to the area of Lipa Noi on Koh Samui;
- Seatran Ferry. To get here you can use the administrative centre of Koh Samui - Nathon.
The crossing of the Gulf of Thailand is on the ferry boat in around 1.5 hours.
Bus - ferry connections
Bus trip to the island takes about 13 hours. Flights depart from the southern bus terminal SAI tai Mai and Suvarnabhumi airport. They connect the capital with:
- Donskom. The bus journey to Donsak takes place in a comfortable environment. Almost all the buses are air conditioned and have comfortable chairs with wide seats. The final stop of Donsak — piers. They ferries to Samui;
The Chumphon. During the trip from Bangkok to Chumphon, the bus makes only 1 stop in order for passengers to grab a bite. Trip on this route is conducted on a rigid schedule. Registration for the catamaran starts two hours before their departure.
Once on the pier, the tourists fall under the close scrutiny of employees of the company Lompraya that accompany them from the moment of arrival of the bus before departure to the island on Board a catamaran. The crossing takes 3.5 hours.
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The journey from the capital to the island by car
The route from Bangkok to Samui via Donsak takes place. The distance between the cities is about 700 km. 30 km you need to overcome to Samui by sea. The cost of toll 35 highway to Bangkok is 40 baht (about 70 rubles). After it starts leading to the South 4 highway. It passes through the city of Hua hin, Chumphon and Surat Thani.
Car hire and ferry on the sea
Rent a car in Bangkok is not difficult. The cost of car hire depends not only on vehicle class and rental period and season, the presence of complete insurance and other additional services.
The main condition of the rental car in Thailand is the availability of the passport. In the absence of international rights, responsibility for damages in case of accident in the full amount borne by the lessee.
Mandatory documents to conclude lease contracts are health insurance and a Bank card with a debit balance that is sufficient to bail the car.
To get to Koh Samui from Bangkok on a Shuttle or taxi. The taxi ride to don Sak takes almost 9 hours.
The cost of crossing the car on the ferry with driver 470 baht (approximately 830 rubles). The price of transportation of the passenger 170 baht (about 300 RUB).
The last ferry to Koh Samui departs at 19:00. Late for people unable to get to the island by boats of Seatran. They depart from Surat Thani pier Bandon. Night ferry leaves at 23:00. On the island, he arrives in the morning. Over night ferry can only pedestrians.
Purchase tickets via the Internet
Buy railway tickets to Thailand on official website of railway station. Pre-sale tickets starts 60 days before the departure date. To pay for your order , you can use:
- credit card;
- Bank transfer.
To obtain ordered and paid for on the website tickets at the office of the Agency for the sale of tickets or get them delivered to the hotel. To pick up the tickets in the box office /railway station.
For documentation on the company website are required to undergo the check. The resource interface is quite simple and convenient.
After registering on the website in the window ticket booking populates the fields with driving directions, departure date, numbers train, seats, number of tickets and your email address. After filling in the fields to e-mail the company sends the payment details.
Once the tickets are paid by the buyer will be sent a Purchase Confirmation (proof of purchase).
Placing the order is in English and the waiting time for a response from the company when booking — 48 hours.
Tickets you can buy through this search form. Enter the city of departure and arrival, date and number of passengers.
A single ticket for bus and ferry can be purchased on the website 2Go.asia. The method of payment, travel documents and their registration are similar to buying online rail tickets. You can pay for tickets by credit card or PayPal.
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