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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


    Journey times include the ferry from Koh Samui to the mainland and the bus journey from the ferry pier to the train station.

    Company Departure Point Online Cost Travel Time
    Lomprayah Nathon Lomprayah Pier 700 THB 2 hrs 20 min
    Raja Ferry Lipa Noi Raja Ferry Pier 290 THB 3 hrs 15 min
    Phantip Travel Koh Samui Bus Station 300 THB 4 hrs 30 min
    Songserm Nathon Pier 300 THB 3 hrs 30 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 290 THB to 700 THB. Some are quicker than others. The fastest service takes 2 hours 20 minutes, whilst the slowest takes 4 hours and 30 minutes. These services all depart from the west part of the island near to, or in, Nathon town.


    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 30 minute bus journey to the train station from the new Lomprayah ferry pier on the Tapee river.

    • Adult Fare: 700 THB
    • Child Fare350 THB
    • Journey Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
    • Lomprayah Travel Times from Koh Samui to Surat Thani train station:
    Koh Samui Train Station
    08:00 10:20
    12:45 15:05
    15:30 17:50
    • Location of Nathon Lomprayah Pier:


    Option 2: Songserm


    This service departs from Nathon pier, the ferry departs from the same pier as the Lomprayah ferry although the terminal building for this service is on the opposite side of the road leading to the pier from the terminal building for the Lomprayah service. The arrival point for the ferry is at a pier in Donsak which is a 1 hour 30 minute journey by road from the train station.

    Songserm Ferry to Surat Thani

    Songserm Ferry to Surat Thani

    • Adult Fare: 300 THB   
    • Journey Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
    • Songserm Travel Times from Koh Samui to Surat Thani train station:
    Koh Samui Train Station
    08:00 11:30
    13:30 17:00


    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 30 minutes
    • Phantip Travel Times from Koh Samui to Surat Thani train station:
    Koh Samui Train Station
    13:30 18:00

    • 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: 290 THB
    • Journey Time: 3 hours 15 hours
    • Raja Ferry Travel Times from Koh Samui to Surat Thani train station:
    Koh Samui Train 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