Travel from Koh Samui to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport

The fastest and easiest way to travel from Koh Samui to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport is to take a joint ferry and bus service direct to the airport terminal. Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport is long way from the main bus station and train station in Nakhon Si Thammarat so travelling via the city centre is a worse option than taking a direct way.

Ferry and Bus Times from Koh Samui to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport


There are currently 8 daily direct services from Koh Samui to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport.

SamuiAirportJourneyCostCompany
05:0009:304 hrs 30 min400 THBRaja Ferry
06:0010:004 hrs 00 min500 THBSeatran Ferry
08:0013:005 hrs 00 min500 THBSeatran Ferry
09:0012:304 hrs 30 min400 THBRaja Ferry
11:0015:304 hrs 30 min400 THBRaja Ferry
11:4514:302 hrs 45 min850 THBLomprayah
13:0017:004 hrs 00 min475 THBPhantip
13:0017:004 hrs 00 min500 THBSeatran Ferry

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Option 1: Raja Ferry


The Raja Ferry service departs from Lipa Noi Pier at the West Coast of Koh Samui, which is located to the the south of the main town of Nathon. This service represents the best value for money of any of the direct services from Koh Samui to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport.

raja ferry
Raja Ferry

This service uses a large car ferry to transport passengers from Koh Samui to a ferry pier in Donsak on the mainland. From there passengers transfer to a minivan for 100 km journey to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport. This is the slowest of the three services largely because of the amount of time they allow to complete the pick up and transfer from the hotel in Koh Samui to Lipa Noi Ferry Pier. The car ferry is also the slowest of the ferry services taking 1 hour 30 minutes to travel from Koh Samui to the mainland port in Donsak.

Travel Times to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
  • Depart: 05:00
  • Arrive: 09:30
  • Depart: 09:00
  • Arrive: 12:30
  • Depart: 11:00
  • Arrive: 15:30
 Location of Lipa Noi Ferry Pier

Google Map of Lipa Noi Ferry Pier

Option 2: Lomprayah Ferry 


The Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Service departs from Na Thon Town on the West Coast of Koh Samui. Na Thon is the administrative capital of Koh Samui and the ferry port is easy to reach as it is the final destination for many of the island’s shared taxi (songthaew) services which can be easily flagged down from the main ring road which runs the entire length of the coast of Koh Samui.

Lomprayah High Speed Ferry
Lomprayah High Speed Ferry

This is the fastest of the three services from Koh Samui to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport. The ferries that the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company are large and comfortable catamaran boats which are the fastest passenger ferries in the Gulf of Thailand able to complete the sea crossing from Koh Samui to Donsak on the mainland of Thailand in 45 minutes, exactly twice as fast as the Raja Car Ferry. On arrival at Donsak passengers transfer to a luxury bus for the drive of approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport.

Travel Times to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
  • Depart: 11:45
  • Arrive: 14:30
 Location of Na Thon Ferry Pier

Google Map of Nathon Ferry Pier

Option 3: Seatran Discovery


  • Please note: The Seatran Discovery service is not currently operating. The Seatran Ferry service, which uses a car ferry, is still operating.

The Seatran Disovery Service departs from Bangrak Seatran Pier which is on the North Coast of Koh Samui. Bangrak Seatran Pier is the closest pier to the popular resort towns of Chaweng, Lamai and Bophut.

Seatran Discovery ferry from Koh Phangan to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
Seatran Discovery ferry from Koh Phangan to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport

The Seatran Discovery Company uses modern boats with indoor and outdoor seating, shop serving food and drink, and a capacity of 150 to 300 passengers depending on which of their fleet of 6 ferries they are using for the trip. The sea crossing takes around 1 hour 30 minutes, and onward travel from the ferry port in Donsak to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport is by minivan which picks passengers up from the car park near the ferry pier.

Travel Times to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
  • Depart: 09:00
  • Arrive: 12:30
  • Depart: 11:30
  • Arrive: 15:30
Location of Bangrak Seatran Pier

Google Map of Bangrak Seatran Discovery Pier

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