There are three ways to get from Bangkok to Donsak:
- Option 1: Take a bus direct from Bangkok to Donsak.
- Option 2: Take a train to Surat Thani Railway Station and then a bus to Donsak.
- Option 3: Fly to Surat Thani Airport and then take a minivan to Donsak.
Bus Times to Donsak
There is a single direct bus service a day from Bangkok to Donsak which you can book online.
- The journey by bus from Bangkok to Donsak is scheduled to take 10 hours 40 minutes.
- The service operator on this route is Sri Suthep Tour.
Buy Tickets to Donsak
Use the Search Box below to buy tickets from Bangkok to Donsak.
This service needs to be booked in advance. Check in at the Raja Ferry office on the 3rd Floor of the Veronica Residence (see below for details) 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Bangkok Bus Stop
Bus services to Donsak depart from Bangkok’s Southern Bus Terminal.
Location of Donsak Bus Stop
Bus services from Bangkok to Donsak terminate at Donsak Raja Ferry Port.
Donsak Raja Ferry Port
Donsak Raja Ferry Port is the operational base for the Raja Ferry Company which operates car ferry services from Donsak to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Raja Ferry services are slow but very reliable, with the car ferry able to operate in almost all weather conditions; when the other ferry services to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan can’t run because of big waves and strong wind the Raja Car Ferry normally can. The Raja Car Ferry is also the cheapest service to Koh Phangan and the joint cheapest service from the mainland to Koh Samui.
Donsak Raja Ferry Port has recently been renovated and now features a large toilet block, a cafe, a restaurant and a small shop. The ferry port is in a beautiful location looking across Nam Kang Beach. There are a few places to stay within walking distance of the ferry port and some very small shops, however, few people choose to stay here overnight by choice and there is little need to do so with ferry services to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan departing from 06:00 to 19:30 every day of the year. If you are using the Raja Ferry bus service to reach another destination in Donsak, or near to Donsak, ask to be dropped off on the main road before the bus drives down the approach road to the ferry port itself.
Ferries Times to Koh Samui
There are 15 ferry services a day from Raja Ferry Port in Donsak to Lipa Noi Ferry Pier in Koh Samui.
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- The one way fare on the Raja Ferry to Koh Samui is 130 THB per foot passenger.
Ferries Times to Koh Phangan
There are 7 ferry services a day from Raja Ferry Port in Donsak to Thong Sala Ferry Pier in Koh Phangan.
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- The one way fare on the Raja Ferry to Koh Phangan is 210 THB per foot passenger.