Surat thani airport to ferry port
Replies: 23 - Last Post: May 22, 2011 5:32 AM Last Post By: pip5
May 16, 2011 12:07 PM
Surat thani airport to ferry portHi,
Im going to Koh Tao, Thailand in November this year. Im flying from Bangkok to Surat thani then getting the ferry to Koh Tao. I was wondering if anybody had some advice about the best way to travel from the airport to the ferry pier? I am a woman travelling alone so i want to do it the safest way possible without spending too much money. what do you think?
May 16, 2011 7:02 PM
May 16, 2011 9:32 PM
May 16, 2011 9:44 PM
3I've seen a number of posts saying there is a travel desk at Surathani airport where you can buy a minibus ticket to the daypiers at Don Sak. This may involve changing minibuses at one of the Surathani town travel agents.
In any case, there will be shuttle buses down to Surathani town.
May 17, 2011 3:28 AM
4Jumping in on this, does anyone know the cost from Surathani airport to Don Sak pier by taxi?
May 17, 2011 3:30 AM
May 17, 2011 4:06 AM
6Nope, dunno the cost. It would not be cheap. Don Sak is 40-50km east of Surathani, the airport is west.
May 18, 2011 4:57 AM
May 18, 2011 8:26 AM
8I did the same trip last year, it's no problem. Just take the bus that goes to town and tell the busdriver that you're going to Koh Tao, he will tell you where to go off. I got to town around 8pm, went down to the boats and found the nightboat to Koh Tao. A lot of people in one big room, but hey, pretty cozy ! (If the weather is nice!!) You'll prob run into loads of brits on your way :)
Have fun and dive with Ban's!
May 18, 2011 10:04 AM
May 18, 2011 11:50 AM
10Collect your luggage and head to the bus/ferry counter in arrivals and purchase your ticket. There will be a bus waiting for plane arrival and it will take you to the pier to meet the next ferry. Do not purchase the ticket at BKK airport from Air Asia, they will tell you that the bus will be full if you don't buy it in advance but that is rubbish and they charge double the price.
May 18, 2011 3:41 PM
May 18, 2011 5:12 PM
May 18, 2011 11:13 PM
132 piers - the night ferries still leave from the town pier.
Sure to be taxis at Surathani airport. I think l_t has been breathing in his paper aeroplane modelling dope again.
May 18, 2011 11:42 PM
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