Transportation to Koh Samui
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There are several means of transportation to Samui Heritage Resort.
Ground Transportation to koh samui
·By private car: Southern line follow route .. head to Don-Sak pier, Suratthani province.
·By bus/coach: get on the bus at Southern Terminal (Boromarajonani road) or Khao San Road. There are two bus companies provide direct route to Koh Samui. The first company is 999 transports Co., Ltd. VIP 24 seats. The second is Sombat Tour VIP 32 seats. This is more economical way to travel.
·By train: this is another comfortable way to traveling. There is a night train from Hua-Lum-Pong train station in Bangkok. Buy a ticket to Pun-Pin station at Suratthani province. However, to traveling by railway is a little more expensive than the bus, but tourist will probably get a better sleep. Upper beds are less expensive than the lower ones. A private “first class” cabin for two persons is also available. Idea for couples. Connecting to local bus to Don-Sak pier.
Air Transportation to Koh samui
·Low cost carrier such as Air Asia, Nok Air,
One2go. You can book many cheap flights to Suratthani Airport. Then connect to local bus/van at the airport to Don-Sak pier.
·Direct cheap flights to koh samui by
Bangkok Air. There are many daily flights from the International and domestic Airport in Bangkok. Bangkok Air flies direct to Samui Airport. Also Thai Airways has two daily flights to Samui Airport. The cheapest air tickets always the first flight and the last flight of the day. Advance booking via internet is more advantage.
Water Transportation to koh samui
·Ferry At Don-Sak pier. There are two companies that provide a ferry to Koh Samui. The first company is Raja Ferry. Departure to Raja pier at Koh Samui around Baan Lipa-Noi. The second company is Seatran Ferry. Departure to Seatran pier at Koh Samui around Baan Nathon. The price is about 160.-THB/adult for passengers and about 450.-THB/car plus driver’s ticket.
·Speed Boat (Catamaran): get on the bus at Kao-San road to Chum-porn province. Catamaran speed boat is provided by
Lom-Pra-Yah company. They also offer bus rides from Banglamphu in Bangkok. Take about few hours to arrive Koh Samui.
Transportation in Koh Samui
Koh Samui has an excellent public transport network;
·Walk: nice but use a lot of sun screen and be careful in the traffic.
·Bicycle: rental, it is cheap but should be very careful if the traffic is intense
·Motorbike: most common for transportation here. Expect to pay around 200-250 per day depends on the cc (100,125,250). It worth remembering that Samui has some of the highest accident rates in the country though, and has many steep, sandy roads. For your own safety, please use a helmet and do never drive drunk. The local police are beginning to crack down on foreigners riding bikes without safety helmets and fining them accordingly. The 500.-THB fine must be paid immediately at a nearby police station, whilst the police hold onto either your bike, driving license or passport as insurance. If a lot of people are caught at once, the process can take several hours.
·Songtheaw (Pickup taxi): basically, converted pick-up trucks with bench seats. Dozens of them circle the island on various fixed routes all day and fares start at around 20.-THB for a short trip. This is paid at the end of the journey. There are no fixed stops, so flag one down anywhere and ring the bell or bang on the roof to get off. From early morning to 07 P.M. Price 20-50.-THB, but after dark, many songthaews operate as private taxis, so it’s necessary to negotiate a fare before getting aboard. Expect to pay several hundred baht to travel between beaches.
·Car: tourist can rent a car or a jeep. Prices start from about 1,300.-THB a day.
·Taxi: there are also yellow, metered, air-con taxis available. Convenient! But most of drivers are not particularly keen to turn on their meters. Price can be very high, tourist should ask for the price in advance. The prices usually start from about 400.-THB and up to 600-900.-THB for a from Nathon to Lamai or similar distance.
·Motorbike taxi: are considerably cheaper but come with obvious safety issues.
Resort Air-con van: fastest, easiest, most convenient start from 400++ depends on the distance. Advance reservation is required.