The Koh Samui islands can be reached by various means of transport. While flights operate between the Koh Samui International airport and other nations, a break journey from Bangkok to Surat Thani followed by road...
The Koh Samui islands can be reached by various means of transport. While flights operate between the Koh Samui International airport and other nations, a break journey from Bangkok to Surat Thani followed by road transfer and ferry service is more cost effective.
Boat transfer is a convenient and effective means for reaching Koh Samui from various locations like Ban Don Pier, Don Sac, Ko Tao, Ko Phangan and Tha Thong Pier.
While snacks are available with some boat service, it is better to carry food since prices are high. From air-conditioned boats to those with television channels all kinds of ferry services are available.
Ferry services operate at regular intervals from different pier junctions. While some are frequented mostly by foreigners, others are crowded with multitudes of Thai occupants. High speed catamaran ferry service or combined bus service is also available from Bangkok to Ko Samui with stops only at important locations.
The Express boat and Night ferry services are also suitable for reaching Koh Samui. Apart from these, buses and taxis are also available.
The Samui Airport allows Visa-Free entry and Visa-on-Arrival for citizens of some nations.
Travelling to Koh Samui has become a lot easier with the establishment of the Koh Samui International Airport. Flights from most major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai fly to and from the Koh Samui airport.
However, direct flights to Koh Samui are uncommon and most of the flights from India stop at Bangkok before arriving at Koh Samui.
Most of the flights from India are operated by Cathay Pacific, Bangkok Airways, Thai Air International, Kingfisher Airlines, Jet Airways, Air India, Malaysia Airlines and Emirates.
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