I was wondering if anyone could tell me the best way to get from Surat Thani Airport to Don Sak pier to catch the ferry boat to Koh Samui. According to my guide book Don Sak pier is 60 km away from Surat Thani and I don't want to pay for a taxi to go 60km. Does anyone if there is any buses run from the airport to the pier? or I am best to get a bus/taxi from the airport to the bus station in surat thani and getting a bus from there to the pier?
any help is greatly appreciated.
You could by a combined ticket for the transfer to Don Sak pier and the ferry to Koh Samui at Surat Thani airport
Got no idea of costs by now, but certainly cheaper than taxi
According to Travelfish.org you go to the Raja Ferry Office or the Seatran Ferry Office in Surat Thani and buy a bus+boat ticket.
I cant seem to find the exact page that I have (printed out), but here is the Koh Samui page:
Also, if u were going to fly to surat thani, why not fly straight into koh samui??
If you're doing budget flights, its going to be very hard to get the times to match so that you dont waste time waiting around for bus&ferries. I was planning to fly to surat thani then a bus+ferry to koh tao which would have taken 2 days due to waiting.
But now I'm taking a bus to chumphon from bangkok then ferry which will take only 1/2-1day!