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Welcome to blog review how to travel from Nakhonsithammarat Airport to Koh Samui with local people


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 , Thai Lion Air 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.


Update information (12th November 2018)

On 23rd September 2018 Nakhonsithammarat Airport just opened the 2 lines of public bus  from Nakhonsithammarat Airport to the town 

Line Number 7 : Fom Nakhonsithammarat Airport , driving pass Benjama junction(สี่แยกเบญจมราชูทิศ), then last stop at Nakhonsithammarat Main Bus Termainal(สถานีขนส่งตลาดหัวอิฐ) (Local people call this place "Hua It" (Thai language : สถานีขนส่งตลาดหัวอิฐ) The fare price is 30 Baht per person all along the way, takes about 30 minutes to Hua It bus terminal

Another line is Number 8 : From Nakhonsithammarat Airport, driving pass Tha Pae Market, Om Kai Road(ถนนอ้อมค่าย), Pattanakarn Ku Khwang Road (ถนนพัฒนาการคูขวาง), Naluang junction(แยกนาหลวง), and Last stop at Huathanon Junction(สี่แยกหัวถนน), the fare price is 50 Baht per person all along the way , take about 50 minutes to Huathanon Junction.



Picture Showing the name of the bus company Nakhonsri Airport Bus starts service from 23rd September 2018 onward. Service daily during all flights time. And the contact numbers are shown on the picture too.



How to get to Nakhonsithammarat Main Bus Termainal (Hua It Bus Terminal) from Nakhonsithammarat Airport


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.

Below this is updated information on 12th November 2018


After buying the ticket you just walk outside and will see the buses like this 


Look for the bus number 7 that will drive you to Nakhonsithammarat Bus Station (Hua It Bus Station) 


Beside the bus also write in English to the places that it will drive pass.


Inside the bus

Traveling from Nakhonsithammarat Town to Koh Samui by public transporation

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 - It Bus Terminal" in the town of Nakhonsithammarat. It takes about 20 minutes from Nakhonsithammarat Airport to Hua - It Bus Station.You can see the google map at the link below.






Front of Nakhonsithammarat (Hua It) Bus Terminal This place the people can take the bus to many places such as Koh Samui, Phuket, Krabi, Hat Yai, Bangkok


Then have to find the counter of the van to Donsak Pier to get the ferry to Koh Samui

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.