Travel from Koh Samui to Koh Tao

There are currently two companies providing services from from Koh Samui to Koh Tao:

  • Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company

The Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company has two different services from Koh Samui to Koh Tao, one which departs from Menam Pier, on the north coast of Koh Samui and another which departs from Nathon Pier. The 08:30 and 12:15 services are by speed boat. The 12:30 Lomprayah service is by high speed catamaran ferry.

Ferry Times from Koh Samui 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 SamuiKoh TaoSamui PierCompanyCost
08:0009:30Maenam PierLomprayah699 THB
12:1514:15Na Thon PierLomprayah699 THB
12:3014:00Maenam PierLomprayah600 THB

Buy Tickets from Koh Samui 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: 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.

Ferry Times from Koh Samui to Koh Tao (Lomprayah – Nathon Pier)
PierKoh SamuiKoh TaoJourneyCost
Na Thon12:1514:152 hrs 00 m฿ 699
Location of the Na Thon Lomprayah Ferry Pier

Google Map of Nathon Ferry Pier

Option 2: Lomprayah (Maenam Pier)


Maenam 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 Maenam 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.

Ferry Times from Koh Samui to Koh Tao (Lomprayah – Maenam Pier)
PierKoh SamuiKoh TaoJourneyCost
Maenam08:0009:301 hr 30 m฿ 699
Maenam12:3014:001 hr 30 m฿ 600
Location of Maenam Lomprayah Ferry Pier

Google Map of Maenam Pralan Lomprayah Pier

Option 3: Seatran Discovery


  • Please note: Seatran Discovery services from Koh Samui to Koh Tao have been temporarily suspended due the covid-19 pandemic.

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.

Ferry Times from Koh Samui to Koh Tao (Seatran Discovery)
  • Please note: The services shaded in grey are not currently operating.
PierKoh SamuiKoh TaoJourneyCost
Bangrak13:0015:002 hr 00 m฿ 600
Bangrak16:3018:302 hr 00 m฿ 600
Location of Bangrak Seatran Discovery Pier

Google Map of Bangrak Seatran Discovery Pier

Slower Boats to Koh Tao


  • Please note: Slow boats services from Koh Samui to Koh Tao have been temporarily suspended due the covid-19 pandemic.

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


Google Map of Mae Haad Pier

Next read about How to get from Koh Tao to Bangkok

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