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How to Get from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta

To travel from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta you need to first take a ferry from Koh Samui over to one of the mainland ports in Don Sak in Surat Thani province. From Don Sak you then need to travel by road to either Klong Jilard Pier, near Krabi Town, or Hua Hin Pier, which is further South in Krabi Province. From Klong Jilard Pier its takes slightly under 2 hours by ferry to reach Koh Lanta. From Hua Hin Pier its a very short journey by car ferry to Klong Mak Pier on Koh Lanta’s north island, from where you then need to travel by road to Koh Lanta’s south island where the hotels, resort and popular beaches are located. 

  • Thailand Life Tip: Take one of the direct services from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta where the same company provides both the ferry journeys and the bus service from the Gulf of Thailand coast to the Andaman Coast. Its quicker, simpler and costs about the same as trying to buy separate tickets for each stage of journey independently.

Travel times to Koh Lanta


There are 6 direct services a day from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta.

Koh Samui  Koh Lanta  Cost Company
07.30 14.50 ฿ 750 Phantip Travel
08.00 16.30 ฿ 900 Lomprayah
09.00 16.30 ฿ 880 Seatran Discovery
09.45 17.00 ฿ 900 Lomprayah
11.30 19.00 ฿ 880 Seatran Discovery
12.00 22.00 ฿ 600 Lomprayah

  • The fastest service from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta is the 09.45 departure with Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company which completes the journey in 7 hours 15 minutes.
  • The cheapest service from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta is the 12.00 departure with Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company which costs only 600 THB per person, a 150 THB cheaper than any of the other direct services.
  • All direct services from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta terminate at Saladan Ferry Pier, which is located on the larger of the two islands of Koh Lanta.

Buy Tickets to Koh Lanta


Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets to travel from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta.

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  • Children’s Tickets are available on the 08.00 and 09.45 departures with the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company. Children up to the age of 11 on the day of travel can travel for a reduced ticket price of 530 THB. Up to the age of 2 children can travel free on Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company services.

Option 1: Phantip Travel


Phantip Travel operates a low cost daily service from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta. The journey starts from Koh Samui Bus Station, near Na Thon town, from where passengers are transported by bus to Lipa Noi Raja Ferry Pier. From the pier passenger travel by car ferry to the mainland. The journey continues by bus to Krabi’s Klong Jilard Pier where passengers transfer to a ferry for the sea crossing to Koh Lanta.

Raja Car Ferry arriving at Donsak

Raja Car Ferry arriving at Donsak

  • Departure times: 07.30
  • Journey Time: 7 hours 20 minutes
  • Ticket Price: 750 THB
  • Departure Point: This service departs from Koh Samui Bus Station


Option 2: Lomprayah Ferry


The Lomprayah High Speed Ferry service departs from a ferry pier in Na Thon. The first stage of the journey is a 45 minutes sea crossing on a high speed catamaran ferry – which is the fastest and the most comfortable passenger ferry operating in the Gulf of Thailand. When the ferry arrives passengers transfer to one of the Lomprayah’s fleet of modern buses, which feature on board toilets and a small complimentary snack, for the journey to Klong Jilard Pier near Krabi Town for the ferry to Koh Lanta.

Air-conditioned cabin in a Lomprayah High Speed Ferry

Air-conditioned cabin in a Lomprayah High Speed Ferry

  • Departure times: 08.00, 09.45 and 12.00
  • Journey Time: 7 hours 15 minutes to 10 hours 00 minutes
  • Ticket Price: 600 to 900 THB
  • Departure Point: This service departs from Na Thon Ferry Pier


Option 3: Seatran Discovery


Unlike the Phantip Travel and Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Services, this service starts from a pier in the North East corner of Koh Samui close to the popular resort town of Bophut and Chaweng. The Seatran Discovery Company operates its own fleet of fairly fast, and fairly comfortable, passenger ferry. From the mainland in Surat Thani province, passengers travel by minivan (rather than in a bus) to Klong Jilard Pier for the second ferry journey for the final leg of the journey to Koh Lanta.

Seatran Discovery ferry on route from Koh Samui

Seatran Discovery ferry on route from Koh Samui

  • Departure times: 09.00 and 11.30
  • Journey Time: 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Ticket Price: 880 THB
  • Departure Point: This service departs from Bangrak Seatran Ferry Pier


Koh Lanta Ferry Pier


  • All six daily direct services from Koh Samui arrive at Koh Lanta’s Saladan Pier:

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