Bangkok to Ko Samui and beyond.

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Bangkok to Ko Samui and beyond. Reviews

rotorhead85 rotorhea…
87 reviews
Sep 05, 2007
I found the best way to Ko Samui is the overnight train from Bangkok to Surit Thani, then catch the fast-boat. Leaving Bangkok around 7:00 p.m. if I remember correctly will put you on Ko Samui by 11:00 the next morning. Second class sleepers are very comfortable and safe, much more so than an overnight bus. Busses will meet the train for transport to the boat.

From Ko Samui it is only a few hours to Phuket if you are into the tourist scene which is rather expensive. Other fantastic islands on the way south line the Andaman Sea down to the Malaysia border.

Penang and Kuala Lampur are well worthwhile stop-overs and break the trip to Singapore into rather short (half-day) hops by train or bus.
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inspiritu says:
I did this route 20 years ago on the hard seats. Very hard, but cheap wiskey and good times sharing with Thai travelers made it memorable.
Posted on: Nov 30, 2007
CrazyLisa says:
I did this route to get to Ko Samui. Its very good with the sleepers. Very bad sleeping on the seats. Haha!
Posted on: Sep 05, 2007
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