Samui is an island located about 80 kilometers
from Suratthani, the nearest mainland city. You can fly here with Bangkok
Airways directly from Bangkok. They also have direct flights from Phuket, Krabi
and Singapore. Pelangi Airlines now offers 2 charter flights per week direct
from Kuala Lumpur, with availability subject to demand.
Those on a budget can take the trains from any
of the above cities for as little as 1/10 the cost of flying. Many people book
sleeping berths in the overnight trains from Bangkok. You will disembark at
Suratthani station very early in the morning, from where you are taken by bus to
the ferry for the 1 to 2 hour crossing from the mainland.
Buses are the least expensive option for those
on a tight budget. They also travel to Suratthani from all major cities in the
If you have a car or motorcycle that you wish
to bring to Samui, you can drive to Donsak Ferry Terminal and put your vehicle