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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 Times to Surat Thani Train Station


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


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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.

Train travel from Surat Thani train station

Platform 1 Surat Thani train station


Option 1:
Lomprayah High Speed 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.

  • Journey Information:
    • 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 aiport, Bophut and 10 minutes drive from Chawneg. 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.

  • Journey Information:
    • 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.

  • Journey Information:
    • 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.

  • Journey Information:
    • 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