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    How to get from Koh Samui to Surat Thani Railway Station

    There are four companies which will take you directly from Koh Samui to Surat Thani train station, which is located a 20 minute drive outside of Surat Thani city in the town of Phunphin. 


    Travel Services to the Train Station


    Travel times include the bus journey to the ferry and the time the ferry takes to reach Koh Samui.

    Company Departure Point Online Cost Travel Time
    Lomprayah Nathon Lomprayah Pier 600 THB 2 hrs 45 min
    Raja Ferry Lipa Noi Raja Ferry Pier 300 THB 3 hrs 15 min
    Phantip Travel Koh Samui Bus Station 300 THB 4 hrs 00 min
    Seatran Discovery Bangrak Seatran Pier 650 THB 6 hrs 10 min

    • The fastest service is provided by the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company.

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    The four direct services from Koh Samui to Surat Thani train station range in price from 300 THB to 650 THB. Some are quicker than others. The fastest service takes 2 hours 45 minutes, whilst the slowest takes 6 hours and 10 minutes. These services also depart from different places on Koh Samui. It is worth considering all 4 services to work out which one is most convenient for you.


    Option 1: Lomprayah Ferry


    This service departs from Nathon, the administrative capital of Koh Samui. Nathon can easily be reached from anyway on Koh Samui by taxi or shared pick up truck taxi (songthaew). The first part of the journey is a 45 minute high speed ferry journey from Nathon’s Lomprayah pier to the mainland of Thailand, and then a 1 hour 20 minute bus journey to the train station.

    • Adult Fare: 600 THB  
    • Child Fare300 THB
    • Journey Time: 2 hours 30 minutes to 2 hours 45 minutes
    • Lomprayah Travel Times from Koh Samui to Surat Thani train station:
    Samui Station Samui Station
    08:00 10:45 09:45 12:30
    12:45 15:30 15:30 18:15
    • Location of Nathon Lomprayah Pier:


    Option 2: Seatran Discovery


    This service departs from Bangrak pier, which is near the airport, Bophut and 10 minutes drive from Chaweng beach. Bangrak can easily be reached from anyway on Koh Samui by taxi or shared pick up truck taxi (songthaew). The first part of the journey is a 1 hour 30 minute ferry journey from Bangrak’s Seatran Discovery pier to the mainland of Thailand, and then a 1 hour 20 minute bus journey to the train station.

    Seatran Discovery Ferry

    • Adult Fare: 650 THB   
    • Child Fare: 500 THB
    • Journey Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
    • Seatran Discovery Travel Times from Koh Samui to Surat Thani train station:
    Samui Station
    11.30 17.40

    • Location of Bangrak Seatran Pier:


    Option 3: Phantip Travel


    This service departs from Koh Samui’s bus station which is about 1 km south of Nathon town. The bus station is located just off Koh Samui’s main ring road on the same road which goes to Koh Samui hospital. You can also walk from Nathon town to Koh Samui bus station in about 15 minutes, alternatively get a taxi or motorbike taxi for less than 100 THB.

    • Adult/Child Fare: 300 THB
    • Journey Time: 4 hours
    • Phantip Travel Times from Koh Samui to Surat Thani train station:
    Samui Station Samui Station Samui Station
    07:30 11:30 09:30 13:30 13:30 17:30

    • Location of Koh Samui Bus Station:


    Option 4: Raja Fery


    This service departs from Lipa Noi Raja ferry pier which is about 4 km south of Nathon town. You can reach the ferry pier by shared taxi (songthaew), taxi or motorbike taxi from Nathon town or other destinations on Koh Samui. Remember to agree the price before you take any taxi journeys in Koh Samui.

    • Adult/Child Fare: 300 THB
    • Journey Time: 3 hours 15 hours
    • Raja Ferry Travel Times from Koh Samui to Surat Thani train station:
    Samui Station Samui Station
    06:00 9:15 18:00 21:15

    • Location of Lipa Noi Raja Ferry Pier:

    Next read our Guide to Train Travel from Surat Thani to Bangkok