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There are several different options for transportation to get you to see the island's different beaches and villages.
A decent map of the island is a good start to getting around. This map may assist --> CLICK HERE
Getting around the island of Ko Samui only takes around a couple of hours. So seeing the entire island is perfectly feasible during a day or two of your holiday. Getting through the jungle in the centre of the island, however, can be a different story. There are several different options for transportation to get you to see the island's different beaches and villages.
Regular yellow or green taxis or any other Taxi in Samui normally do not to operate the meters on Samui, you need to bargain and agree on a price prior to getting in and it will end up expensive for Thailand standards.
A great way to get about the island is in a "songthaew". Songtheaws are Ko Samui's answer to a bus system. They are pick up / utes that have a covred bag with 2 rows of bench seats [hence song which means 2 in Thai].
These trucks run regularly during the day and night do not have a really defined route or stop. Destinations are marked in English on the truck but please cehck with that driver if they go to that destination as they may be just doing another route today!
Using them is cheap, around 50-200 baht per person on the popular routes / destination, i.e. along Chaweng beach; Chaweng to Bophut. They do not have any official stopping points. You will hear them beeping / honking their horns when looking for customers. If you see one, pat your hand up and down as if patting a dog, if the driver has space he will stop, if not he will drive on, it is the only way to catch one. Tell the driver where you want to go, agree a price, get in the back, there will be others on the truck or the driver may well pick up more folks. Just press the bell in the roof or tap the sides of the pick up when you want to get off. Pay the driver when you get out.
For information on rental cars and scooters click here.
NaviGo Samui is a transportation service which customers can simply book a private car from their mobile phones through the Navigo Samui application. The privatly owned car will come directly to your location using GPS. all have cameras installed.
App features include estimate your trip costs, your driver’s details, and live tracking.
Download NaviGo Samui App (For FREE Available on iOS & Android )