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    Samui to Surat Thani Airport

    Anyone ever do this to get back to BKK?

    If so, what is the realistic time frame from door to door?

    thanks

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    you can get a mini-bus transfer which usually sets off about 5 hours-ish before the scheduled flight....takes about 40 mins from this side of the island to the ferry...about an hour and a half for the embarkation-ferry crossing-disembarkation and then another good hour to the airport from Don Sak pier

    If you haven't already bought the air tickets definitely use BKK Airways from the island

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    Just read on Trip Advisor 1hr 15 on Ferry and another 1hr 15 in van to Airport , seems like a lot of hassle when Bangkok Air fly from Samui

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    Just read on Trip Advisor 1hr 15 on Ferry and another 1hr 15 in van to Airport , seems like a lot of hassle when Bangkok Air fly from Samui
    only thing is the flight times suck from Samui and i will pay 176usd vs about 70usd
    wouldn't care about the 100usd difference if the flght time was decent

    but i may just do BKK Air, just have to leave early, then deal with probably no room until later in BKK....but can hang out at the pool

    just that i plan on arriving in Samui early evening 1st night..........so was hoping to get at least half a day on Samui on last day, not leave so early

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    There's flights from 06:00 to 22:00 leaving Samui to BKK , every 90 mins approx , I just put a random date in the Bangkok Air site

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    There's flights from 06:00 to 22:00 leaving Samui to BKK , every 90 mins approx , I just put a random date in the Bangkok Air site
    not direct
    directs at 8am or 6:30pm

    but i will probably do BKK Air early..........no sense on doing that whole slog on my last day on holiday

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    Pg138 at 13:00 arrives BKK 14:30 - pg148 15:10 arr 16:40 - and lots of others

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    not direct
    directs at 8am or 6:30pm

    but i will probably do BKK Air early..........no sense on doing that whole slog on my last day on holiday
    Had a look too.. But there are flights in the day time on any day I checked.. ( are you looking at the Bangkok airways site or a booking site?)
    THai airways flies direct as well..
    Or you could check Samui- U tapao, bit of a taxi ride, but easier than the detour to Surat Thani...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    Pg138 at 13:00 arrives BKK 14:30 - pg148 15:10 arr 16:40 - and lots of others
    I am looking right at Bangkok Airways, doesn't seem offered on Apr 24

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcTwoSix View Post
    I am looking right at Bangkok Airways, doesn't seem offered on Apr 24
    On april 24th there is one seat available on PG 170 at 18.30 and 1 seat on PG178 at 18.55 (if you checked for 2 people, this is only 25 minutes apart..)
    On april 25th their are several.
    24th to U-tapao PG 252 at 11.10 is available..

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    Quote Originally Posted by RakThai View Post
    On april 24th there is one seat available on PG 170 at 18.30 and 1 seat on PG178 at 18.55 (if you checked for 2 people, this is only 25 minutes apart..)
    On april 25th their are several.
    24th to U-tapao PG 252 at 11.10 is available..
    thanks Rak
    i think i will just do the 8am.....wanted to stay a bit later but i like to get up and out anyways
    not the end of the world

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    You can ferry to ST via the Lipa Noi pier too.

    AirAsia use that one and not the Don Sak one.Cuts a lot of road time out.

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    ^ Moo that is the Rajah ferry...it arrives at Don Sak as well...about 300 meters past the Seatrans one...no difference in road trip from there at all

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    Ok,i was led to believe that it headed west to the mainland.
    Was looking at the AirAsia Island hop thingo they have....substitute Surat Thani town with province (Don Sak)
    Bit of a PITA,little Moo Noi might have to wait for his first beach experience some more.
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    ^ maybe a couple of days at Knhom and a couple over here mate..break up the journey a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by RakThai View Post
    Had a look too.. But there are flights in the day time on any day I checked.. ( are you looking at the Bangkok airways site or a booking site?)
    THai airways flies direct as well..
    Or you could check Samui- U tapao, bit of a taxi ride, but easier than the detour to Surat Thani...
    thanks Rak
    i didn't know Thai flew direct
    i booked them on a 9:30am flight and what is great is it is refundable with a 500baht penalty so if a better flight comes up i can eat the 500baht

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    Quote Originally Posted by bacwaan View Post
    ^ maybe a couple of days at Knhom and a couple over here mate..break up the journey a bit
    It was something like 40k baht for the 3 of us to fly direct to Koh Samui with BK Air and 13k with AA island transfer.

    GF has a friend that lives and works there.
    Could probably fly to ST and hire a car for a few days.

    Moo Noi loves an adventure and i think that seeing the sea would blow his sox off,although just driving around in a car usually does it for him.
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    no doubt the duopoly of BKK Airlines and Thai maintain higher prices than should be on this island....and I would definitely consider the AA Surat Thani Transfer option if I had a family like you do Moo...but for me as a single traveller the extra money wins out over inconvenience every time I fly

    I've thought about taking the PCX over on the ferry and then on to ST Airport as an experiment....but then where to leave it at Surat Thai airport

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    ^ if it were just me i'd probably be doing the direct thing too.

    CNX has free scooter/bike parking,i've left mine there for up to week at a time while i've been away.
    There's no cover so it's exposed to the sun and rain.

    ST probably the same?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moo Uaon View Post
    ^ if it were just me i'd probably be doing the direct thing too.

    CNX has free scooter/bike parking,i've left mine there for up to week at a time while i've been away.
    There's no cover so it's exposed to the sun and rain.

    ST probably the same?
    ST have free parking, it's also a military airport with a guarded gate where you have to leave the drivers license when you go in, you'll get it back when you leave.

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