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    Train travel from Bangkok to Koh Samui

    The train is a great way to travel from Bangkok to Koh Samui. The first part of the journey involves taking an overnight sleeper train from Bangkok to Surat Thani. Joint bus and ferry services to Koh Samui depart from outside Surat Thani Railway Station for the second shorter section of the journey. If you travel by train you can depart from Bangkok in the early evening and arrive in Koh Samui before lunch time the next day.


    Train: Bangkok to Surat Thani


    • Train times from Bangkok to Surat Thani for the first part of the journey to Koh Samui.
    BangkokSurat ThaniTrain No.Sleeper Berths
    08:0516:4543No
    13:0000:22171Yes
    14:4501:2331Yes
    15:1002:0037/45Yes
    15:3503:45169Yes
    17:05 04:2483Yes
    17:35 05:48173Yes
    18:3006:23167Yes
    19:3007:0685Yes
    22:5008:0539/41No

    Bus and Ferry: Surat Thani to Koh Samui


    • Times of joint bus and ferry services direct from Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Samui for the second part of the journey.
    Train StationKoh SamuiCompanyTicket
    07:3011:20Songserm300 THB
    07:4512:00Raja Ferry500 THB*
    07:4511:30Phantip Travel 300 THB
    08:0010:55Lomprayah650 THB


    *
     Price includes hotel transfers on arrival in Koh Samui

    • Check ticket availability for joint bus and ferry services from Surat Thani Railway Station to Koh Samui.

    Location of Bangkok Station


    Trains from Bangkok to Surat Thani for first part of the journey to Koh Samui depart from Bangkok Railway Station.

    Google Map of Bangkok Railway Station


    Location of Surat Thani Station


    Joint bus and ferry services to Koh Samui depart from Surat Thani Railway Station.

    Google Map of Surat Thani Railway Station


    Location of Koh Samui Ferry Pier


    The Phantip and Lomprayah ferry services both arrive at different ferry piers in Koh Samui’s main town, Na Thon. The Raja Ferry arrives at a different ferry pier some distance from any town or major road which doesn’t matter if you book a ticket inclusive of a hotel transfer.

    Google Map of Na Thon Lomprayah Ferry Pier

    • The Phantip service arrives in Koh Samui at Na Thon Seatran Ferry Pier.

    Google Map of Na Thon Seatran Ferry Pier

    Google Map of Koh Samui Raja Ferry Port


    About Train Travel to Koh Samui


    Travel by train from Bangkok to Koh Samui is simple, enjoyable and it is great value for money costing less than half the price of a flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui, and also saving you the cost of a night in a hotel. The first thing to do is to make sure you book a 2nd or 1st Class sleeper berth in advance using the Search Box above as these seat types are nearly always fully booked a few days before the train departs. The next step in the train journey is getting to Bangkok Railway Station, also known as Hua Lamphong Railway Station. Bangkok Railway Station is the final stop on Bangkok’s underground train system, the MRT, which has stops in the most popular parts of Bangkok, such as the Silom and Sukhumvit Roads.

    Bangkok Railway Station

    Bangkok Railway Station

    Finding your train at Bangkok Railway Station is also easy. There are large electronic displays over the ticket counters in the waiting area which tell you which platform to go to in order to board your train. All passengers have allocated seats on Thai trains and you need to check your ticket to find the correct carriage and the correct seat. 

    2nd Class compartment on a Thai Train

    2nd Class compartment on a Thai Train

    Sleeper carriages on Thai trains have fold down bunks. The train staff will come at around 19:00 and make up the beds with clean sheets, pillow and blankets. There is a privacy curtain you can use if you have a 2nd Class sleeper tickets. In 1st Class you have a private compartment with two beds and a lockable door.

    Na Thon Ferry Pier in Koh Samui

    Na Thon Ferry Pier in Koh Samui

    When you arrive at Surat Thani Railway Station there will be staff from the transport company you have booked waiting on the train platform to take you to Koh Samui . Simply show your booking voucher to any of the staff and they will direct you to wait outside one of the cafes in the car park of Surat Thani Railway Station. You then wait to board your bus. The bus will take you directly to the ferry pier, where you will go straight to your ferry for the final stage of the journey to Koh Samui.

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