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||09.30||Mae Nam Pier||Lomprayah|
|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.
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)
|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)
|Mae Nam||08.00||09.30||1 hr 30 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)
|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.
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.