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How to get from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Samui

For the journey from Koh Phi Phi you can either travel independently or take a direct service where the same travel company arranges all the stages of the journey,

Travel Times to Koh Samui

There are four direct services a day from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Samui.

Company Phi Phi Samui Journey Cost
Phantip Travel 08.15 16.30 8 hr 15 m ฿ 850
Seatran Discovery 09.00 16.30 7 hr 30 m ฿ 800
Jolly Travel 09.00 16.30 7 hr 30 m ฿ 900
Songserm 10.30 17.30 7 hr 00 m ฿ 750

If want to go with a direct service it is advisable to book in advance as in high season these tickets can sell out well before the day of travel. Because of the number of different stages in the journey from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Samui it is easy to understand why the direct service is a more popular choice than travelling independently.

Buy Tickets to Koh Samui

Use the Search Box below to book your tickets on either of the services listed above. After booking you will be sent an E-Ticket which you need to exchange for a paper ticket at Ton Sai Pier before you board the ferry to start your journey to Koh Samui.

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The direct services you can book online have three stages: 1. Ferry from Koh Phi Phi to Klong Jilard pier near Krabi town. 2. Bus from Krabi to Donsak near Surat Thani city. 3. Ferry from Donsak to Koh Samui.

Travel to Koh Samui

If you would like to do the journey independently from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Samui then you need to take 5 separate journeys along the way:

  • Stage 1: Ferry from Koh Phi Phi to Klong Jilard Pier in Krabi (1.5 to 2 hours)
  • Stage 2: Taxi from Klong Jilard Pier to Krabi town (15 minutes)
  • Stage 3: Bus or minibus from Krabi town to Surat Thani city (4 to 5 hours)
  • Stage 4: Bus from Surat Thani city to Donsak ferry port (1.5 hours)
  • Stage 5: Ferry from Donsak to Koh Samui (1 to 1.5 hours)

Ton Sai Pier

Koh Phi Phi’s main ferry pier is on Ton Sai beach, which is in the centre of Koh Phi Phi near where most of the resorts and main town are located. This where your journey to Koh Samui starts.

Location of Ton Sai Pier

  • All services to Koh Samui depart from Ton Sai Pier

Bangrak Seatran Pier

The Seatran Discovery service arrives at Bangrak Pier, which is in the North of Koh Samui: 

  • 3.2 km from Koh Samui airport
  • 4.6 km from Bophut
  • 6.5 km from Chaweng 

You can pre-book a transfer to your hotel with the Seatran Company when you check in (150 THB per person), or alternatively you can normally find taxis or songthaews (converted pick up truck) waiting outside the ferry terminal which will take you to your final destination in Koh Samui.

Big Buddha in Koh Samui

Koh Samui’s Big Buddha in the distance

Location of Bangrak Pier

  • The Seatran Discovery Services arrives at Bangrak Pier in Koh Samui.

Location of Na Thon Pier

  • Both the Jolly Travel and Phantip Travel services arrives at Na Thon Pier in Koh Samui.