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Travel from Koh Samui to Koh Tao

From Koh Samui there are two companies providing high speed ferry services from Koh Samui to Koh Tao:

  • Seatran Discovery Company
  • Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company

The Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company has two different services to Koh Tao, one which departs from Mae Nam Pier and another which departs from Na Thon Pier, which means there are three options for travel by high speed ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Tao.


Ferry Times to Koh Tao


  • There are a number of different ferry piers and starting points for travel from Koh Samui to Koh Tao. We recommend considering which starting point will be most convenient for you for your journey from Koh Samui to Koh Tao.
Koh Samui Koh Tao Start Point Company
08.00 10.00 Bangrak Pier Seatran Discovery
11.15 14.15 Na Thon Pier Lomprayah
11.30 14.00 Na Thon Pier Songserm
12.30 15.30 Samui Airport Seatran Discovery
12.30 14.00 Mae Nam Pier Lomprayah
13.00 15.00 Bangrak Pier Seatran Discovery
16.30 18.30 Bangrak Pier Seatran Discovery
17.00 18.45 Na Thon Pier Lomprayah

  • The fastest service from Koh Samui to Koh Tao is the 12.30 Lomprayah ferry from Mae Nam Pier which completes the journey in 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Buy Tickets to Koh Tao


Tickets for all high speed ferry services from Koh Samui to Koh tao are available to book online using the search box below.

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Option 1: Seatran Discovery


Bangrak Seatran Pier is about 5 minutes drive from Koh Samui airport. There are many shared minivans which travel the route from Koh Samui Airport to Bangrak Pier. You can also reach Bangrak Pier by shared pick up taxi (Songthaew) from Chaweng which is 21 minutes away by car, and from Bophut which is 13 minutes away.

Travel Times from Koh Samui to Koh Tao (Seatran Discovery)
Pier Samui Tao Journey Cost
Bangrak 08.00 10.00 2 hr 00 m ฿ 600
Bangrak 13.00 15.00 2 hr 00 m ฿ 600
Bangrak 16.30 18.30 2 hr 00 m ฿ 600

Location of Bangrak Seatran Discovery Pier


Option 2: Lomprayah (Mae Nam Pier)


Mae Nam is on the North side of Koh Samui and closer to the main town of Na Thon than it is to Chaweng or Lamai. To get here you have two choices. Route 1: shared taxi to the turning to the Lomprayah Mae Nam Pier on the main ring road, and walk about 750 metres to the ferry pier. Route 2: negotiate with a taxi driver to bring you all the way there.

Travel Times from Koh Samui to Koh Tao (Lomprayah – Mae Nam Pier)
Pier Samui Tao Journey Cost
Mae Nam 08.00 10.15 2 hr 15 m ฿ 600
Mae Nam 12.30 14.00 1 hr 30 m ฿ 650

Location of Mae Nam Lomprayah Ferry Pier


Option 3: Lomprayah (Na Thon Pier)


Na Thon is the administrative capital of Koh Samui and easily to reach by shared taxi. There are three different ferry piers in Na Thon and four different ferry services which depart from Na Thon. The three ferry piers are all close together. The middle pier, which is the longest pier, is the one from which the Lomprayah Ferry departs.

Travel Times from Koh Samui to Koh Tao (Lomprayah – Na Thon Pier)
Pier Samui Tao Journey Cost
Na Thon 11.15 14.15 3 hr 00 m ฿ 600
Na Thon 17.00 18.45 1 hr 45 m ฿ 700

Location of the Na Thon Lomprayah Ferry Pier


Slower Boats to Koh Tao


The Songserm Company provides a slower boat service from Na Thon Pier in Koh Samui departing daily at 11.30 and arriving 2 hours 30 minutes later at 14.00 in Koh Tao.

Lomprayah High Speed Ferry

Lomprayah High Speed Ferry


Arrival in Koh Tao


All services arrive at Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao. This pier is located by the island’s largest town and it main beach, Sairee Beach. If you do need to go further afield than is comfortable by walking then are plenty of shared taxis and water taxis waiting for customers at the pier whenever boats come in.


Location of Mae Haad Pier


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