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DMK to Surat Thani to Koh Tao

San Diego...
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DMK to Surat Thani to Koh Tao

My friends and I are flying from DMK to Surat Thani Airport and land around 8pm. Is it better to just hop on the night ferry to Koh Tao or stay the night, relax, then hop on the morning ferry? If we stay in Surat Thani, can you give recommendations for hotels/hostels close to the airport & ferry departure point. I saw multiple departure spots for the Ferry but we want the easiest most convenient.

Thanks!

Bangkok, Thailand
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1. Re: DMK to Surat Thani to Koh Tao

If you want convenience, why do you not buy a flight+bus+ferry package from Nok Air? You get to Ko Tao in a single day and the airline makes sure the connections work. Nok Air is my preferred budget airline in Thailand.

perth
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2. Re: DMK to Surat Thani to Koh Tao

Hi

Have you book your flights yet? If not then as above poster says get the package deals with Nok airs. You can fly to Surt Thani or to chumporn.

If you're already booked then IMHO stay the night in Surat Thani would be my choice for safety reason. However night boat will save you a night of accommodation.

Good luck

San Diego...
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3. Re: DMK to Surat Thani to Koh Tao

We booked the flight already. Everyone wanted to avoid a long bus ride. I can't find how to get from the airport to the correct pier or book tix for the night ferry.

perth
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4. Re: DMK to Surat Thani to Koh Tao

Here's the links for time table travelfish.org/transport/…all

Ban Don pier is the pier you in Surat Thani town.

Norfolk, United...
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5. Re: DMK to Surat Thani to Koh Tao

Personally, I would get the Air Asia flight / bus / ferry combo, as even though you have a longer bus ride, the overall journey is much shorter than the overnight slow ferry.

San Diego...
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6. Re: DMK to Surat Thani to Koh Tao

Well since we already booked flights, we are going to try and make the night ferry. Does anyone know how to get tickets ahead of time?

Aberdeen, United...
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7. Re: DMK to Surat Thani to Koh Tao

Normal wise not necessary to pre-book the tickets.

You can try to book the tickets upon your arrival at URT-airport. There is a quite helpful touristic information desk on the airport. Or you can ask at the Phanthip desk.

Good trip!

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