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Trying to get to From Bangkok to Ko Samui

Posted by SNG88 on 22/12/2007 at 21:37

Hi all,

I am going to be in Thailand over Christmas and New year and have pre-booked my hotels but left the flights till last minute.

I'm trying to get from Bangkok to Ko Samui 29th Dec. Ive been on loads of sites this morning i.e. Air Asia, Bangkok Airways and they all say fully booked!!!

What are my chances of just turning up at the airport and waiting for a cancellation??? Not sure i can face a 10hr train. I'm getting desperate so even considering hiring a car...what do you think. Any other ideas...please help!

Thanks in advance.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 22/12/2007 at 22:37 admin

Well, Bkk Airways has at least a dozen flights a day to Samui, so they'd be your best bet for a cancellation, but you could end up spending all day at the airport, when you could be on a bus heading south... I think you'll find it tricky getting a train reservation as well unless you're happy to do it third class...

I'd be heading to the bus station -- not the airport, nor the train station.

Hey, at least you've got your bed sorted out ;-)

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Posted by cljo on 26/12/2007 at 04:14

I have read about Your problem. My sugestion is that You book a flight to Surat Thani with Thai Airways. There is two sides of a coin, a good one and a bad one. The good one, is that You have maid about 90% of the distans between Bangkok and Koh Samui, another is that a ticket to Surat Thani compare with a ticket to Koh Samui should be much cheaper. The bad side of the coin is, when You arrive to Surat Thani, You are not at Koh Samui island. But close. From Surat Thani airport You have to manage Your self to find further transport to express-boat jetty or to the ferry jetty.
I am sure that You can do this. I have done this trip my self once.


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Posted by Guernseystu on 26/12/2007 at 14:02

Good advice cljo. That is certainly what I would do. There is a desk at Surat Thani airport that will arrange you transfer to Samui. I can't remember the name of the company but it is in the corner near to the domestic arrivals lounge.

From there it will take you half an hour to get to Surat, and hour to get to Don Sak and then another hour on the ferry to Samui.

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