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    Going to Samui at short notice

    I have to go to Samui tomorrow to check out more work, short notice but I've got to leave late at night and arrive morning, I'm on a budget so please can I get any advice on how to get there on such short notice comfortably and cheaply.

    I've never been so how about accomodation and news on the ferry etc.

    I need to leave tomorrow night (or today for others) Friday 5th Sept,

    Thanks in advance

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    ^ thanks tetters no ideas of price though?

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    Seatran Ferry offers 12 trips to Koh Samui per day, beginning at 5am. Seatran fares: from train station to Koh Samui 250 baht (about US$8.45 mid 2007); from bus station to Koh Samui 180 baht (about US$6.10 mid 2007); from Ban Don to Koh Samui 220 baht (about US$7.46 mid 2007); from Don Sak (east of Surat Thani) to Koh Samui 80 baht (about US$2.70 mid 2007). The Seatrans ferry for a car from Don Sak to Koh Samui is 250 baht (about US$8.50 mid 2007).

    Songserm Ferry has an Express Boat departing Ban Don in Surat Thani at 8am every day.

    Raja Ferry provides ferries from Don Sak every hour from 5am to 7pm. Raja Ferry takes most passengers to Lipa Noi on Kho Samui (54 baht for adults; 20 baht for children from 6 to 12; 87 baht per bicycle or small motorbike; 200 baht per car in mid 2007) and buses then take them to the main port town of Na Thon, where there are a few necessities such as shops, banks and post offices. Raja Ferry also has services direct from Don Sak to Na Thon.


    Koh Samui travel tips

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    Raja Ferry
    I think they're out of business, mate.

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    Mr.Pot,
    where on Samui do you need to go, Lamai I can get you a couple of phone numbers but have to call wife...are you driving or taking the bus from BKK?
    accomodation on the island is very available right now

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    raja still going.. owner is a friend of the father inlaw. older boats than the seatran but still a good service.

    If your coming from bkk just book bus / ferry at same time. or fly direct .

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    cheap? try a swim?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Carnwadrick
    Mr.Pot, where on Samui do you need to go, Lamai I can get you a couple of phone numbers but have to call wife...are you driving or taking the bus from BKK? accomodation on the island is very available right now
    Need to go to Chaweng beach I thinks it's called; i think it's a place full of slags and drunks

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    Where do I get off for the ferry to Koh Samui?? Is it Ban Krut? Chumphon or Surit Thani?


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    Surit Thani.

    You want to book it all from bangkok as one package. The train is the more comfortable than the bus and it has a beer carriage that turns into a disco at 7pm. It's a right laugh.

    Then when you get off the the train the bus is waiting to take you to the port where you get the boat.

    Then when you get to Samui get a song taw to Chaweng. Thats the most expensive part if I remember. I managed to thumb a lift when I fist went there 6 years ago but wouldn't recomend that today.

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    Give Tony a call and get him to come and pick you up. I'm sure he can borrow a car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pot
    I have to go to Samui tomorrow to check out more work, short notice but I've got to leave late at night and arrive morning,
    seems like it would be hard to leave late and arrive early on the train. Bite the bullet and fly down on Bangkok Airways and then come back by train.


    You will have to call and book the flight. One at 8pm another at 8:30, expensive at about 3500 baht.

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    ^ I have phoned up the train service and they are still on strike; they asked me to call back tomorrow. The Super VIP Bus leaves at 19.30 tonight at 700 baht - I would like to at a push hang on for the possibility of a train tomorrow and arrive sunday.

    the beer carraiage has influenced that decision

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    seems like it would be hard to leave late and arrive early on the train. Bite the bullet and fly down on Bangkok Airways and then come back by train.
    Above my budget 7'000 return last time i checked

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    I know its expensive, I just cancelled a trip to Siam Reap as they raised their fares again. If its really necessary fly one way. Drinking on the train is a pleasure. Then go back to your bed, not your seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pot
    Need to go to Chaweng beach I thinks it's called; i think it's a place full of slags and drunks
    Sorry I don't have any contacts in Chaweng..actually it's a bit more upclass than Pattaya, quite nice really. the bus & ferry from BKK is prob the best deal...What have you heard about the plane to Samui, my wife just called from Issan and asked me to book her a plane back, I have scanned everything to find out about strikes and delays but have not found much, antbody know what is happening

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