By ferry it takes from 1 hour 30 minutes to 3 hours 30 minutes to travel from Koh Tao to Koh Samui depending upon which service you take.
Ferry times from Koh Tao to Koh Samui
There are currently 4 services a day from Koh Tao to Koh Samui.
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Buy Tickets from Koh Tao to Koh Samui
Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Koh Tao to Koh Samui.
The price of the tickets is the same as buying the tickets at the pier.
Seatran Discovery services from Koh Tao to Koh Samui
- Please note: Seatran Discovery services were suspended during the covid-19 pandemic and have not yet resumed on this route.
Seatran Discovery operates a fleet of medium sized fast modern ferries.
Seatran Ferry Times from Koh Tao to Koh Samui
- Please note: The services shaded in grey are not currently operating.
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This service is very useful if you have an early flight from Koh Samui airport as the first boat from Koh Tao arrives at 09.00. The arrival point for the Seatran Discovery service is Bangrak Pier which is only 5 minutes drive from Samui Airport.
Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao
Mae Haad Pier is the main ferry pier on Koh Tao, and all major ferry services leave from here. Mae Haad Pier is near Sairee Beach where the island’s main town is also located. From other parts of the island you can travel to Mae Haad Pier by shared taxi or taxi boat.
Arrival in Koh Samui
The two fast boat services from Koh Tao to Koh Samui each arrive at different piers.
- Lomprayah Ferry arrives at Maenam Pier
This service arrives in Koh Samui at Maenam Pier. Maenam Pier is 750 metres (9 minute walk) 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. If 750 metres is too far to walk then speak to the Lomprayah check in staff about arranging a place in one of their minivans. It costs 150 THB per person to any point on the island from Maenam Pier.
Location of the Lomprayah Pier in Maenam
- Seatran Discovery Ferry arrives at 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. From here you can pick up a songthaew on the main road to Chaweng.
For other destinations in Koh Samui we recommend that you pre-book a place in a minivan service organised by the Seatran Discovery by speaking to the staff when you check in to start your journey from Koh Tao to Koh Samui. The charge is 150 THB per person to anywhere on the island.
Location of Bangrak Pier in Koh Samui