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Getting from Khao Lak to Kho Samui

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Getting from Khao Lak to Kho Samui

we are going from khao lak to koh samui in late june. Is it best to travel down to phuket and fly across or how much would it be for a transfer from khao lak to surat thani?


Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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1. Re: Getting from Khao Lak to Kho Samui

Here are details of a taxi driver in Khao Lak who you could contact for a quote so that you can compare prices.

His name is: Thanawat Chouleak

Phone number is: +66 084-0606887

Email: wata_20@hotmail.com

Surin Beach, Phuket
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2. Re: Getting from Khao Lak to Kho Samui

Bangkok Air flies from Phuket to Samui for about B2600 by the time all the taxes and fees are paid. Check out www.BangkokAir.com for info.

However, it is a lovely drive. You can either head north to Takuapa and then across to Surat Thani - or there is a new superhighway that runs from a bit south of Phang Nga to Surat - Or another scenic drive - the old road from Phang Nga to Surat.

All of the drives are quite enjoyable and I think it is maybe only three hours to Surat then you have to catch the ferry over to Samui. I am not sure of the timings of the ferry though.

If you are not in a rush - I'd say take the drive.

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3. Re: Getting from Khao Lak to Kho Samui

Don't forget that the distance back to Phuket airport is roughly equal to half the distance to Surat Thani.

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4. Re: Getting from Khao Lak to Kho Samui

Thanks for your assistance everyone! i appreciate it very much.. ill get an idea of the transfer and then decide to drive or fly!

Thanks :)

Khao Lak
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5. Re: Getting from Khao Lak to Kho Samui


the bus from Phuket to Surat Thani passes Khao Lak every hour

or so. At least 2 of the busses are very good and convenient airconditioned busses. They pass Khao Lak around 9:30 and 11:15 am. The fare is 160 Baht per person. They take about 3 hours to arrive in Surat Thani center at the bus station Kaset 1 or 2.

There you can easily take a taxi for not more than 800 Baht to the ferry pier at Don Sak (1 hour drive), from where 2 ferry companies (best is Seatran) depart every hour on the hour. They take about 2 and a half hours to Ko Samui. With Seatran you arrive in Nathon on Ko Samui where you get a Songthaew (pickup) to any beach (for about 50 to 100 Baht per person).

Maybe this sounds complicated, but it is not, because all this is very regulated and happens without hassle.

Have fun,


6. Re: Getting from Khao Lak to Kho Samui

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