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  • psychiq

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    I'm just wondering if the transport is quite accesible in Southern Thailand. In particularly, I want to fly into Phuket, travel to Khao Sok National Park for a couple days then travel onto Koh Phangan for the New Years Full moon party. Is this do-able? Would it be easier to fly into Bangkok instead?

    The reason why I wanted to fly into Phuket is because I would like to spend some more time there after Koh Phangan.

    If all of this is going to take too long, would maybe the best solution be to fly local from phuket into Koh Samui and back?

    Thanks,
    Lauren

    #1 Posted: 12/7/2007 - 11:04

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  • cybervlad

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    You can travel by bus from Phuket to SuratTani then to Samui/Phangan (bus+boat) and vice-versa.

    Alternatively, there is two direct flights between Phuket and Samui:
    http://www.sawadee.com/transfer/air-phuket.htm#bkkair

    #2 Posted: 12/7/2007 - 11:34

  • psychiq

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    What are the best bus and boat companies to book with? Website?

    I usually wouldnt book it all in advance but seeing as its New Years I'm pretty sure that everything will get all booked up.

    Are there no return flights Krabi to Samui? I've been looking everywhere for one and I cant find anything. I thought Bangkok air did but it seems they dont.

    #3 Posted: 12/7/2007 - 12:23

  • Jon_Mak_Mak

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    Hi, Personally I would fly to BKK and just make my own way to suratthani by train a couple of days before the full moon party to make sure i got a room coz they do get booked. Travelling around Thailand by bus, train or boat is easy.

    As for flying to phuket, if you can get a flight there and you want to spend a couple of days there first go for it. Then you could get a flight to kho Samui and the ferry to Koh Pangang or get a bus to Suratthani and get the ferry across.

    Lots of options. :)
    Good luck, have fun.

    P.S If you want good acommadation on Kho Pangang check out 'Haad Yao bungalows'. They are the otherside of the island to the full moon party (thats a good thing imo) and offer a bus to the full moon party.

    #4 Posted: 12/7/2007 - 22:10

  • psychiq

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    Thanks for your advice its very helpful. I think I might fly into Phuket and do a couple days Khao Sok then head back to Phuket and fly to Samui and back. The price of a return ticket doesnt seem to be that much, and its quicker.

    #5 Posted: 13/7/2007 - 08:05

  • Guernseystu

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    Bear in mind that there are regular mini buses that run between Khao Sok and Surat Thani - less than 100B for an hours journey. From Surat it's only another two hours to Samui.

    #6 Posted: 24/7/2007 - 00:46

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