How to get there

By Air

Bangkok Airways flies from Bangkok to Koh Samui 13 times daily. The flight takes about 1 hour. It also offers daily flights between Phuket and Samui. For more information, call its Bangkok office 66 (0)2-265-5555 www.bangkokair.com

Thai Airways International flies from Bangkok to Koh Samui 2 times daily. The flight takes about one hour and 10 minutes. For more information, call its Bangkok office 66(0)2-356-1111 www.thaiairways.co.th

By Bus

Air-con and non-air-con buses leave Bangkok's Southern Bus Terminal for Suratthani several times daily. The trip takes about 11 hours.

By Car

From Bangkok, take Highway 4 (Buddha Monthon Road) through Phetchaburi, Chumphon and then drive on to Highways 41 and 401 to Suratthani. From Suratthani, visitors can take their cars to Koh Samui through a vehicle ferry at Donsak pier. The trip takes 1.30 hours.

By Rail

Several trains leave Bangkok's Hualamphong Station for Suratthani daily. The trip takes about 12 hours. The train/ bus/ ferry combination tickets are also available.