Train - Bangkok to Samui
I'm having trouble trying to figure out how to book tickets.
Is there a train / ferry ticket from Bangkok to Koh Samui.
Which class is the best to buy? 1st class I presume? There will be 2 of us (not a couple) - What will we get for that? We'd like somewhere we can sleep privately with space.
Also how far from the airport is the train station. We will have about 3 hours from when we arrive to Bangkok to get our train.
Where can I buy tickets and how do I collect them?
Thanks for your help
#1 Posted: 1/10/2011 - 06:32
27th May, 2006
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#2 Posted: 1/10/2011 - 10:00
21st October, 2010
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You can get a combined ticket at the train station, which will get you from Surat Thani to the pier and onto a ferry.
First class is the best option if you want a private area.
You can get a train from the airport to the train station or take a taxi.
#3 Posted: 1/10/2011 - 22:35
Thanks. I want to book before we get there incase it's booked out
If I use this site
Do I chose Bangkok to Koh Samui (Will that be a train / ferry ticket?)
Also when I select that and select first class it gives me choice of lower or upper berth.
As I'm going with a friend we'd like to be in the same room. Do you have your own room in 1st class?
Should I select 1 upper / 1 lower? Or is it like a hostel type thing with loads of beds and you get whatever is available, ie, no allocation?
Sorry for all the Q's, I know I'm being stupid, just confused by it all
#4 Posted: 2/10/2011 - 14:50
I can't comment on booking through that website as I've never done it but regarding train layout, I've only ever used the 2nd class and that's been fine: the carriages have seats either side of the corridor. The seats get turned into bunk beds at night with curtains across them. If you take this option you should get 1 upper and 1 lower to be together and you will have seats allocated. Personally I wouldn't bother upgrading to 1st class but it's an option.
Look at the seat61.com link that Captain_Bob referenced - it has pictures so will help you get your head round it.
#5 Posted: 2/10/2011 - 17:40
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