วันพุธที่ 1 กุมภาพันธ์ พ.ศ. 2555

Welcome to Nakhonsithammarat Airport to Koh Samui Transfer information Blog


This blog gives you the information how to travel from Nakhonsithammarat Airport to Koh Samui like local people do.


When you arrive at Naknonsithammarat Airport by Air Asia or Nok Air, after you collect the baggage, you have to walk until the exit of the airport and you will see the limousine counter service that can take you to any places in the town or nearby area.

To go to Nakhonsithammarat Town, the join car will cost 100 Baht per person, but you have to wait until it is full then they will go. If you charter a car it will cost 300 Baht per car to Nakhonsithammarat Town. It takes about 15-20 minutes from Nakhonsithammarat Airport to the town.

If you want to go to Koh Samui from Nakhonsithammarat Airport, you can charter the car from Nakhonsithamarat Airport to Donsak Pier that it will cost about 1500 Baht per car, maximum for 4 people in the car (not much space for the baggage, if you have the big baggage and / or much more people, you have to charter the van from Nakhonsithammarat Airport to Donsak pier that will cost you 2500 Baht per way.)

Or if you don't want to charter any car or van, but just want to travel or be transferred like local people in Nakhonsithammarat, just read the next topic.

Transfer from Nakhonsithammarat Airport to Nakhonsithammarat Town


This review is a part of the blog review in Thai language and we just translate to be English. Thank you very much for Khun Patchayada for the pictures and information.

Air Asia flight from Bangkok just landed in the runway of Nakhonsithammarat airport
Then we have to walk to the arrival terminal
The entrance of arrival terminal in Nakhonsithammarat airport
Then we have to wait for our baggage in the Baggage Claim Area inside the arrival terminal.
Nearly the exit door, you will see this orange color counter for the car and limousine service. You can charter a car with the price of 300 Baht per way from Nakhonsithammarat airport to Nakhonsithammarat Town or if you want to go by the join transfer, you will be charged 100 Baht per person per way.(Have to wait until each car is full then they will go.) To go to Koh Samui you have to charter the car from this counter and tell the driver that you want to go to The Fish Market in Nakhonsithammarat Town (Nakhonsithammarat people call this market "Talad Yen" (ตลาดเย็น in Thai language) then you can go to Donsak pier by the van of the company that located opposite to Talad Yen or fish market
This is the receipt of the join transfer from Nakhonsithammarat airport to the town, 100 Baht per person. If you want to charter the car from Nakhonsithammarat airport to Donsak ferry pier, the price is 1500 Baht per car , maximum can be 4 people but not with big baggage because there is not much space for the baggage) If you want to charter the van it will cost you 2500 Baht per wan, maximum not more than 8 people with the baggage.

You can see the number of the company in this receipt Tel : +66(0)81 083 3587 or +66(0)81 087 3793

The car from Nakhonsithammarat will take about 20 minutes to Nakhonsithammarat town.
The charter car from Nakhonsithammarat airport to Donsak ferry pier will take about one and half hour.


Traveling from Nakhonsithammarat Town to Koh Samui

Please note that now the van company that takes passengers from Nakhonsithammarat to Donsak Pier Suratthani (to get the ferry to Koh Samui) does not start at Talad Yen fish market anymore. They changed the place to be "Nakhonsithammarat Provincial Transport Station" or local people call it "Hua - Id Bus Station" in the town of Nakhonsithammarat. It takes about 20 minutes from Nakhonsithammarat Airport to Hua - Id Bus Station.You can see the google map at the link below.





The information below is the old information. We will change the update picture of Nakhonsithammarat Provincial Transpor Terminal when we have time to go to Nakhonsithammarat.

Please note that the information below this line was the old information about the place to get in the public minibus from Nakhonsithammarat Town to Donsak Pier (To get the ferry to Koh Samui.)

This topic is translated from Thai language in the blog of Khun isccy. Thank you for the pictures and information

After 20 minutes takes form Nakhonsithammarat airport, you will arrive at Talad Yen (Fish market) in the north or Nakhonsithammarat Town on Ratchadamnoen Road. The picture above shows the opposite side of the road that we take the picture from the side of the van company.

The wall at the front of Talad Yen or the fish market, taking picture from the van company which located opposite to Talad Yen
The van standing by for the passengers.


Inside the office of the van company. The first van is at 8:00 a.m. from Talad yen and the last one (that can continue with the last ferry from Donsak pier to Koh Samui) leaves at 16:00 Hrs

The ticket counter inside the office.

When you buy the ticket, it will be the van ticket and ferry ticket of Seatran Ferry company together, 260 Baht per person. So, don't lose your ferry ticket, otherwise you have to buy the new one 130 Baht per ticket at Donsak ferry pier. (You normally can tell them to issue Raja Ferry company which also locate nearby Seatran Ferry company at Donsak Pier, but if you take Raja Ferry, it will not comfortable to find the taxi when you arrive at Koh Samui)

The company of the van name is Sichon Patthanakit Co.; Ltd Tel : +66(0)75 342 400 or mobile phone number +66(0) 84 5078643


The van leaves from Talad Yen every hours. (Sometimes have to wait if still not full, but the last one will leave at 16:00 Hrs even not have full people in the van) About 70 kilometers we will pass the intersection name "Klong Reng Intersection" that the van will turn right to Khanom District (of Nakhonsithammarat Province)

About one and half hour,we will arrive Donsak Ferry pier Seatran Ferry company
The van will drop you here.
Then you have to walk along this way to get on the ferry.
The view from the departure building at Donsak Pier


You have to walk along this walk way to get in the ferry

Inside the passenger room the Seatran Ferry

After one and half hour of traveling by the ferry from Donsak Pier, you will arrive Nathon ferry pier at Koh Samui
Then you have to walk from the pier along the walk way again to this building (about 100 meters long) or somtimes Seatran Ferry company has the pick-up truck form the pier to this building for free.

Then you can see many "Song Taew", the red public pick-up. The drivers will tell you which direction they will go. Chaweng or Lamai or Big Buddha area. If you go to Bophut or Maenam area, you have to take the one that go to Chaweng. The price from Nathon to Chaweng about 100 Baht per person. (Check again with the driver, no standard price.)




"Song Taew" (Song = 2 , Taew = row : 2 rows because in Song Taew has 2 rows of the seat) will stand by for the passenger every time of the ferry.


Transfer from Koh Samui to Nakhonsithammarat Airport

From Koh Samui , if you have to travel to Nakhonsithammarat Airport, you can travel by Lompryah company transfer service. The ticket is 600 Baht per person per way. If you need a pick-up service from the hotel in Koh Samui to the pier, it will be 150 Baht more per person = 150 + 600 = 750 Baht totally, then you will arrive to Nakhonsithammarat Airport.

This transfer departure from Samui at Nathon Pier at 8:00 a.m. and 12:45 Hrs by Lomprayah Catamaran to Donsak pier, then they will have the join company buses transfer to Nakhonsithammarat Airport.

If you take 8:00 a.m. Catamaran , you will arrive at Nakhonsithammarat Airport at 10:30 a.m. and if you take 12:45 Hrs Catamaran, you will arrive at Nakhonsithammarat at 16:00 Hrs

For more information to know, this transfer is also possible if you want to go to Suratthani Airport the price is the same as to Nakhonsithammarat airport 600 + 150 Baht the same boat, just different buses to Suratthani or Nakhonsithammarat.)


This red-roof building is the place where you can buy Lomprayah Ticket to go to the mainland at Donsak pier boat time at 8:00 a.m. and 12:45 Hrs. daily.

After you buy the ticket, you have to walk until the end of this bridge to the tent and wait for the catamaran. (Sometimes Lomprayah company will have the pick-up transfer for free to the end of this pier but you have to wait for it. If you don't want to wait, just walk, it is only 100 meters long.

If you are the big group of people and need the private transfer from Koh Samui hotel to Nakhonsithammarat Airport or Suratthani Airport , www.samuibackpack.com can provide you the price of 4500 Baht per van included the transfer in Koh Samui from your hotel to Nathon pier and transfer on the mainland to Nakhonsithammarat or Suratthani Airport and the ferry ticket for the van and the driver. (But not included the ferry ticket for passengers.(You have to pay extra about 130 Baht per person for the ferry ticket.) Just call us to Tel : 083 1430034 as lease 1-2 days in advance to provide the van for you.

วันจันทร์ที่ 4 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2553

Welcome to Koh Samui Excursion Blog

This blog is the part of http://www.samuibackpack.com. We offer you all excursions cheaper than the tour operator walk-in price. You can book by internet from your hotel or you can book in the internet cafe around the town in Chaweng, Lamai or Bophut Beach. If you are not convenient to book by internet just book it by Fax and ask your hotel reception to send the Fax to 077 - 230314 (Automatic Fax) Or international sending +6677 230314 All of the tours you book, you don't have to pay when you book, but just pay on the tour day and all of the tour it is better to pay by cash in Thai Baht (Only some tour can pay by credit car, you can see in the detail of each tour.) And if you stay in the town, Chaweng , Lamai, Bophut, Mae Nam, you always can find the money exchange office everywhere and they will open everydays until 08:00 p.m.

Half Day Around Koh Samui by Private Car


Mix modern with old in a different day out. Luxury and comfort car which provide best vision of island sightseeing.We will take you to see the places in the common tour route, but you can ask the driver to visit the unusual places to experience Samui life dated back to the "Before Tourist Time".View point, Villages, Temples, Market and People. Sightseeing in the private comfort. Make your day more than,"Round Quick Look". More Detail please click here

Half Day City Tour with / no Elephant Trekking / Fish Spa


An introduction trip to know Koh Samui in half day. 9:00 Hrs Pick you up from the hotel by the minibus, then do 1/2 Hr elephant trekking in the jungle and take you around the island to see most attraction places in Koh Samui, Big Buddha Temple, Lad Koh Viw Point, Grandfather & Grandmother Rock, Kunaram Temple, Namuang Waterfall and Nathon Town More detail


Jungle Safari (Jeep Safari) Tour by (Mr. Ung's)


Take an exiting and adventurous day out with the Jungle Tour , the best opportunity to view the fantastic sights of the island from the back of the 4 wheel drive jeep through the mountain jungle , across rivers and valleys and hidden waterfalls to cool you down . The highlight of the tour is to view the around landscape , beaches and the remote sites from the mountain peak. Lunch will be served at a private local restaurant with stunning view.  More Detail


Living Thailand Eco Samui

Learn how Thai people earn lifes from times to times to the present day. Apart from elephant ride, monkey show and waterfall we also see the local people career with coconut. Just a half day tour, but you will be surprised how people here can use variety benefits from coconut and coconut wood and also visit the OTOP factory of Koh Samui and touch the real life of Samui local people. (Tour has 2 times a day , morning & Afternoon)  More Detail

Around Koh Samui by tour boat (by Samui Evasion)

Explore Samui along its coast line by tour boat. You will see different stunning beaches and panoramic views of Samui from the sea. Passing Big Buddha, Choeng Mon, Chaweng Beach, Lamai Beach. The boat is anchored at Koh Taen, time for snorkeling and swimming. After lunch in a local restaurant the tour offers more time for sunbathing, relaxing. On the way to Nathon the boat will pass the “swallow nests island” for a short sightseeing and photos shot of its unique beauty. More detail

Angthong Marine Park Sightseeing by Tour Boat

Discover Angthong Marine National Park by Tour Boat, just 1 and 1/2 Hour takes from Koh Samui to the Marine Park. The trip will start with the green lagoon on the mountain at Mae Koh Island, then come back to have lunch on the boat and slowly cruise to Wua Ta Lab Island where we can see the view point or just relax on the beach here. The kayaking activity is additional program, if you wold like to do, please inform us in the form when you book. (But not recommend to do kayaking if you want to go up the view point.) More Detail

Angthong Marine Park by Speed Boat (By Grand Sea)

A wonderful day with speed boat cruise across the most beautiful archipelago in the “ Gulf of Thailand”. The Marine Park consists of 42 islands which offer the emerald clear water and coral reefs in the northern part for snorkeling and an amazing “Emerald Lake” on the 200 m. high view point at Mae Koh Island. At Wua Ta Lab island, enjoy Thai buffet lunch. Afternoon time is your choice to relax , sunbath or swim in the crystal clear water or hike up to the 400 m. high top view point overlooking the whole part of the park. More Detail

Angthong Marine Park by Blue Stars Kayaking

The 23 meter, fully equipped Blue Stars Tour boat will bring you to Angthong Marine Park in about 1 ½ hour. Start your first kayaking on the southern end of Mae Koh Island and visit the Green Lagoon on the Mountain. Kayaking back to the boat and have lunch and slowly cruise to the next island Tai Plao Island, the tour guide will then lead you with your kayak through magical tunnels, into mysterious caves and along bizarre rock formations. After the second kayak trip, we will proceed with snorkeling at Tai Plao Island.
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Angthong Marine Park by Sea Safari (Speed Boat)

A trip by speed boat to the Marine park, snorkeling at Koh Wow, Kayaking at Tai Plao Island to explore the ancient limestone cave, visit the green lagoon at Mae Koh Island then head back to Koh Samui at Island Safari to meet and feed the baby elephants, then there are 2 activities to choose, elephant trekking 15 minutes or ATV Quad Bike for 15 minutes in the circuit. More detail