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  • ChowChow

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    Hi guys.

    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

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    #2 Posted: 1/10/2011 - 10:00

  • guava_girl

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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

  • ChowChow

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    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

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    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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