perhaps in a strange way bkk air and thai air high prices is what is saving samui from becoming a patong.... ....does seem to keep a lot of the riff raff away..
the russians are everwhere 55555.even got them here(but not as tourists yet 555).it also took me years to come back....was having to much of a good time at the mtb 55555....Distantpeak;146351 said:Took me years to make it there.... 555
Me and the Russians... 55
Here it is here. Not that quick but it's much more relaxing than a van trip with a Thai driver...Moo Uaon;145739 said: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.
Surat Thani To Koh Samui Ferry - Price & Timetable, Thailand
To be honest......the van to ferry to Samui wasn't bad at allMoo Uaon;186290 said:It's getting even better starting from Nov 1
Certainly much more appealing from CM now.bacwaan;190639 said:I have a mate coming down from Chiang Mai on the direct flight to Surat with bus/ferry transfers to samui early next month..I'll post this thoughts on this service
I'd imagine it will go well because they would have their own shuttle, I assume?bacwaan;190639 said:^ so I am guessing you mean that is that a land transfer (minibus) from NST to Khanom Lew...only a shortish ride
I have a mate coming down from Chiang Mai on the direct flight to Surat with bus/ferry transfers to samui early next month..I'll post this thoughts on this service
at 3600 baht return right through to Lipa Noi (ferry pier on Samui)...that's a great price...in fact its cheaper than a one way flight to BKK on BKK airways....I will return the favour once the Peak Season has come and gone
I was very impressed with the whole thing when I did itbacwaan;190690 said:^ not sure about AA owning their own shuttles..but yeah you would at leat hope they have a big say in how they are run...the ferries are very good at sticking to their schedules (on the hour) so one would hope they link up well
TBH I can't see it taking much longer than the 2 hrs minimum you would require to connect at SUV if taking a BKK Airlines flight....ferry trip is 1hr 20 and shuttle about 50 mins iirc..its a similar-ish distance to Lamai from the ferry port or air port