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Train - Bangkok to Samui

Posted by ChowChow on 1/10/2011 at 06:32

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 :-)

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 1/10/2011 at 10:00

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Posted by guava_girl on 1/10/2011 at 22:35

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.

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Posted by ChowChow on 2/10/2011 at 14:50

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 :(

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Posted by travellingsarah on 2/10/2011 at 17:40 TF writer

Posted from within Vietnam.

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 link that Captain_Bob referenced - it has pictures so will help you get your head round it.

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