It would be cheaper to buy bus tickets at the station and ferry tickets at the port, but we figured we'll be ripped off by a songthaew driver who'll take us to the station anyway - might as well pay the few extra bucks for a more stress free trip.
It's a five/six-hour drive from Hat Yai to Surat Thani. We got to the port 5:00 AM and waited for the first ferry trip at 6. Next stop, Koh Samui.
Crossing the Malaysia-Thailand Border. View Kuala Lumpur-Hat Yai-Surat Thani in a larger map
[This blog is part of the South East Asia in Six Weeks series which took place May-June 2009. Price of goods, transportation and so forth may already be different.]
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