Ko Samui to Kuala Lumpur - how to do it?
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Feb 4, 2013 6:21 PM Last Post By: Krest
Feb 4, 2013 3:06 AM
On Ko Samui. Need to get to Kuala Lumpur (leaving here 10th Feb, want to get there by 11th)
There seem to be a couple of options:
1) Boat/bus combination, via Surat Thani
2) Boat then train
3) Flight from Samui or Surat Thani
Option 3 is too expensive
So that leaves 1 & 2.
Anyone any experience with either? The three agents we've tried all seem a bit vague about times/practicalities. But then the changes on train seem a bit far apart and journey time slow.
Any ideas about the best route? Timescales? Reasonable prices? Negatives or scams to report?
I'd stress that I'd like info doing it this way, rather than KL to Thailand.
Feb 4, 2013 3:18 AM
Feb 4, 2013 3:57 AM
2The price the previous poster gave is misleading. The actual cost is 409 MYR.
The most comfortable overland option is to take the boat to Surat Thani and then take the train from there to Hat Yai and change there for the train through Butterworth to KL. You dont however say when on the 11th you need to get there. You may have to leave Samui on the 9th.
More details can be found here http://www.seat61.com/Thailand.htm#.UQ-hKVrF1NA
Feb 4, 2013 5:38 AM
3Krest: beter to either take the international train from Surat Thani(01.23) direct to Butterworth and conNect with train to KL but check first as new timetable shows it terminating at padang Basar or catch the sprinter at 08.05 from ST to Had yai and then get the direct train from Had yai to KL at 16.00
Feb 4, 2013 5:43 AM
4Well the easiest is to take the No 35 to Butterworth that gets in at 13:51 and then take the 14:00 that gets into KL that evening, but if the Train to Butterorth isnt running on time you're screwed.
Unless there is a reliable minivan service to KL from Butterworth?
Feb 4, 2013 5:53 AM
Feb 4, 2013 11:55 AM
6Air Asia has seats available from Surat Thani to KL on the 9th for US$71.30 all in. I don't know how much money you'd save doing it overland, but it's bound to be much more of a hassle,
Feb 4, 2013 3:18 PM
Feb 4, 2013 5:48 PM
8The Air Asia flight leaves Surat Thani at something like 10.30am so its either get a really early ferry or cross over the day before.
Feb 4, 2013 6:21 PM
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