Koh Phangan to Koh Samui (December 2022)

Before the pandemic there were 7 different ferry companies providing regular daily services from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui, however, currently there are only 5 companies operating services.

Ferry Times from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui


There are currently 12 ferry and shared speed boat services a day from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui.

PhanganSamuiCostCompanyDeparture PierArrival Pier
08:0008:30฿ 350LomprayahThong SalaNa Thon
09:3011:00฿ 200Raja FerryThong SalaLipa Noi
09:3010:20฿ 300Haad Rin QueenHaad RinBig Buddha
10:3011:15฿ 350Seatran DiscoveryThong SalaBangrak
11:0011:30฿ 350LomprayahThong SalaNa Thon
11:0011:30฿ 350LomprayahThong SalaMae Nam
12:3013:00฿ 350LomprayahThong SalaMae Nam
12:3013:00฿ 700Haad Rin QueenHaad RinBig Buddha
16:0016:45฿ 350Seatran DiscoveryThong SalaBangrak
16:0016:50฿ 300Haad Rin QueenHaad RinBig Buddha
16:3017:00฿ 350LomprayahThong SalaMae Nam
18:3020:00฿ 200Raja FerryThong SalaLipa Noi

Buy Tickets from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui


Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui in advance online.

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Tickets are available to buy online for all services except the Haad Rin Queen. Tickets for the Haad Rin Queen are available to purchase at the pier before you board the ferry.

Thong Sala Pier in Koh Phangan


  • Raja Ferry and Lomprayah services from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui depart from a pier in Thong Sala, which is Koh Phangan’s main town.

Google Map of Thong Sala Ferry Pier

Fast Ferry 1: Seatran Discovery


This is a reliable service on a modern boat. Only problem with this service is you that you have to carry your own bags on and off the ferry. If you have a lot of bags or children this may be reason to use the other high speed ferry service run by the Lomprayah company. Other than that the Seatran Discovery Company provide a great ferry service. The ferry arrives at Bangrak Pier near Bophut and Koh Samui airport.

Ferry Times to Koh Samui (Bangrak Pier)
PhanganSamuiCostJourney
10:3011:15350 THB45 minutes
16:0016:45350 THB45 minutes
Bangrak Pier

This service takes you to the Seatran pier in Bangrak. Bangrak is near the northern most point of Koh Samui and very close to the airport.

Bangrak Seatran Pier
Bangrak Seatran Pier

Bangrak Pier is also the closest pier to the popular resort towns of Bophut, Chaweng and Lamai. From here you can easily pick up a songthaew to Chaweng, but for travel to Bophut and Na Thon they are less frequent than they are on the main ring road some 3 km walk away. For onward travel from Bangrak Pier the best option is to try to organise a pre-booked transfer with the Seatran Discovery Company with the check-in staff before you board the ferry. The charge is 150 THB per person to anywhere on the island.

  • Travel From Bangrak Seatran Pier to Chaweng town:
    • Distance from Bangrak Seatran Pier to Chaweng town: 7.8 kilometres
    • Driving time from Bangrak Seatran Pier to Chaweng town: 19 minutes
  • Location of Bangrak Seatran Pier:

Google Map of Bangrak Seatran Pier

Fast Ferry 2: Lomprayah to Mae Nam Pier in Koh Samui


This is the fastest boat service from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui with comfortable seats and large roof top seating area. This catamaran boats does the journey in just 20 minutes in good weather. If the waves are big then the journey can take longer. Inside the boat there is a small shop selling drinks and food. The disadvantage of using this service is that the ferry pier is some distance from the main road which is where you will be able to flag down a shared taxi.

Ferry Times to Koh Samui (Mae Nam Pier)
PhanganSamuiCostJourney
11:0011:30350 THB30 minutes
12:3013:00350 THB30 minutes
16:3017:00350 THB30 minutes
Mae Nam Pier

Mae Nam pier is located on the North Coast of Koh Samui  near the town of Mae Nam about 750 metres from the main ring road around the island where you can easily flag down a shared pick up truck taxi which will charge around 60 THB per person for the trip to Chaweng.

Maenam Lomprayah Pier
Maenam Lomprayah Pier

If 750 metres is too far to walk then speak to the Lomprayah check in staff about arranging a transfer on arrival at Mae Nam pier in one of the Lomprayah minivans. It costs 150 THB per person for a transfer to any point on the island from Mae Nam pier.

  • Travel from Mae Nam Lomprayah Pier to Chaweng town:
    • Distance from Mae Nam Lomprayah Pier to Chaweng town: 12.9 kilometres
    • Driving time from Mae Nam Lomprayah Pier to Chaweng town: 31 minutes
  • Location of Maenam Lomprayah Pier:

Google Map of Maenam Lomprayah Pier

Fast Ferry 3: Lomprayah to Na Thon Pier in Koh Samui


This is the second fastest boat service from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui. The boats are the same as the Lomprayah Company uses on the route to Maenam, which are large and comfortable with indoor and outdoor seating and a small shop selling drinks, sandwiches and other snacks. The advantage of travelling via Na Thon is that it is easy to find a shared taxi for your onward journey in Koh Samui.

Ferry Times to Koh Samui (Na Thon Pier)
PhanganSamuiCostJourney
08:0008:30350 THB30 min
11:0011:30350 THB30 min
Na Thon Pier

Na Thon Pier is in the centre of Na Thon town which is the administrative capital of Koh Samui. There are plenty of transport options from Nathon Pier to other destinations on Koh Samui.

Na Thon Lomprayah Pier in Koh Samui
Na Thon Lomprayah Pier in Koh Samui

We recommend using the Sonthaew shared taxis which depart from the car park near the start of the ferry pier. These shared taxis go to most of the popular destinations in Koh Samui such as Chaweng and Lamai for a fraction of the cost of a private taxi.

  • Travel from Na Thon Lomprayah Pier to Chaweng town
    • Distance from Na Thon Lomprayah Pier to Chaweng town: 26.0 kilometres
    • Driving time from Na Thon Lomprayah Pier to Chaweng town: 49 minutes
  • Location of Na Thon Lomprayah Pier

Google Map of Na Thon Lomprayah Pier

Slower Boats from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui


There are also other ferry services from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui. Later this year we hope to see the return of the Thong Nai Pan Express service which leaves every day (except when the weather is stormy) from Thong Nai Pan at 09:00 and arrives in Koh Samui (Maenam) at 10:30. A slow service on a small wooden boat but in good weather a very enjoyable trip as the boat travels the East Coast of Koh Phangan past some beautiful beaches which are difficult to reach by road. There is also the Haad Rin Queen which takes 50 minutes to reach Koh Samui (Bangrak) and leaves from Haad Rin Pier. The Haad Rin Queen service departs at 09:30 and 16:00 every day except if the weather is bad.

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