Surprisingly many guests who are coming to stay on many islands (Koh Samui, Koh Tao, and Koh Phangan),
are not aware if they have all the transfers booked by travel agencies or even by themself.
Please be careful about this if you don’t want to wait for your invisible transfer at the pier which will never come to pick you up.
Because you or your travel agencies did not correctly book it.
Let’s examine some scenarios:
You plan to stay in a hotel in Koh Samui and then for the next 5 days in a hotel in Koh Phangan.
Make sure you have a transfer
- (step1) from the Airport to the hotel in Samui
Then in 5 days
- (step2) from the hotel in Samui to the pier
- (step3) Boat or ferry from the pier to Koh Phangan
- (step4) Then Bus-transfer from Koh Phangan pier to the hotel in Koh Phangan
- (step5) Bus transfer from the hotel in Koh Phangan to the pier
- (step6) Boat/ferry from the pier to Koh Samui
- (step7) Bus transfer from Pier Koh Samui to the airport
Sometimes you are sure that you have booked it, but if the booking was not correctly done, even by travel agencies, you will not get the transfer on site.
The common issues would be:
Your agencies forget to put it system or they put it in a system with an incorrect date or time.
To prevent this problem, check again with transfer providers at least 3 days before moving to the next location.
Before you fly from your home, make sure the transfer from the airport to the hotel in Samui is confirmed!
now you are staying in Hotel Koh Samui and are moving to Koh Phangan in the next 3 days.
Make sure you have confirmation for transfer from the Hotel in Samui to the pier.
And ferry/boat ticket. And transfer from Koh Phangan pier to the hotel in Koh Phangan and the same step,
or you can check, that your all transfers are confirmed before you do not even fry.
Sometimes you will not get a boat ticket even if your boat/transfers are already confirmed because the boat belongs to the hotel directly.
In other words, the hotel you are checking in owns that boat and transfers their guests by themself (do not use other transfer companies).
So you do not need the tickets. See Chapter X
One important thing, even though you have checked and everything is correctly booked,
you can still not get the transfers because you did not come to meet your driver at the correct meeting point.
It happens very often at the airport. Many travelers miss their booked transfer at the airport because they don’t know where the meeting point is.
Luckily, some of them still had a clue and called their agencies on site, then were led to the meeting point and still got their booked transfer.
But!!! Some of them didn’t want to try and get the public taxi to the hotel by themself,
I know maybe they got so tired and wanted to relax at the hotel very fast. The problem is they come back to the travel agencies to attempt to claim for transfer cost later with the reason below.
„We were there but no transfer came to us at the airport”
So, read this chapter carefully and follow it. I am sure your vacation will run smoothly.