Ferry times & tickets – Koh Samui Airport to Koh Tao

There are three joint minivan and ferry services a day from Koh Samui Airport to Koh Tao which are available to book online.


Travel Times to Koh Tao


The only direct services from Samui Airport to Koh Tao are operated by the Seatran Discovery Company which picks up passengers by minivan from the car park by the airport terminal building.

Samui AirportKoh TaoCostCompany
07:5010:00฿ 750Seatran Discovery
12:5015:00฿ 750Seatran Discovery
16:2018:30฿ 750Seatran Discovery

The benefit of taking a joint minivan and ferry service rather than taking a taxi to the ferry pier independently is that you avoid paying the very high fares charged by taxi drivers on Koh Samui. Taxi drivers on Koh Samui never use meters and rarely charge the fares set by the island’s authorities, which is why pre-booked minivan services are a very popular option on Koh Samui.


Buy Tickets to Koh Tao


Use the Search Box below to find your tickets from Koh Samui Airport to Koh Tao:

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Koh Tao is a popular destination particularly during the high season from December through to September each year. During high season you should definitely book on advance online as the ferries get very busy. At other times of the year you will normally be able to buy a ticket when you arrive at the airport.


Direct Service: Seatran Discovery


Seatran Discovery ferries depart from Koh Samui three times daily at 08:00, 13:00 and 16.30. Seatran Discovery operate a minivan transfer service departing from Koh Samui airport which departs 10 minutes before ferry service is due to commence the journey to Koh Tao.

Seatran Discovery ferry to Koh Tao
Seatran Discovery ferry to Koh Tao
About the Seatran Discovery Service

The Seatran Discovery Service departs from Bangrak Seatran Pier on the North Coast of Koh Samui. Bangrak Seatran Pier is only 2.2 km from Koh Samui Airport. Bangrak Seatran Discovery pier is the closest ferry port to the airport making the Seatran Discovery service the most popular option for most people travelling from Koh Samui Airport to Koh Tao. Seatran Discovery ferries are fairly comfortable with an air-conditioned cabin, sun deck and small shop selling food and drink.

Location of Bangrak Seatran Pier in Koh Samui

Google Map of Bangrak Seatran Pier

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