How long by bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok then on to Surat Thani making my way to ko samui and how much would it cost our would it be cheaper and less hassle to just fly its in our around 7500 bht to fly. thanks
Both routes offer choices of some 10-12 companies in 3-4 different class of bus, taking some 8-10 hrs, rpices range from 400-999 THB for each trip, and you have to cross BKK from Mochit to Sai Thai-though a very few on both routes also serve the other. 7500 THB is quite high for low-cost flites, can be done much better. For BKK-Surat train is a viable alternative too-with sleeper.
#3 captainbkk has been a member since 16/2/2012. Posts: 472
Thanks tilapia for the web site. Captain I thought it was bit much myself. I'll be taking the bus to Surat Thani in a couple of days but my visa runs out on 12th dec as I'll be in ko samui around that date I was wondering would Malaysia be my best bet for a border cross
A better bet would be Ranong . Make your way from Koh Samui to Surat. Take the Minibus to Ranong. The Bus leaves at 09:00 hrs approx. and needs 4 hours I suppose. When in Ranong Motodops are waiting already calling "Visa, Visa". You have to negotiate a price I suppose. When in doubt contact Mr. Pon's Travelagency. His adress/phonenumber can be found on Travelfish. Never did a Visarun myself, but a lot of people I know do it from there.