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 11 direct services a day from Koh Samui to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport.

Koh SamuiAirportTicketCompany
05:0009:30฿ 516Raja Ferry
06:0010:00฿ 588Seatran Ferry
08:3012:00฿ 850Lomprayah
09:0013:00฿ 588Seatran Ferry
09:0012:30฿ 516Raja Ferry
11:0015:00฿ 588Seatran Ferry
11:0015:30฿ 516Raja Ferry
11:4514:30฿ 850Lomprayah
12:0016:00฿ 588Seatran Ferry
13:0017:30฿ 516Raja Ferry
14:0018:00฿ 588Seatran Ferry

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Option 1: Raja Ferry


The Raja Ferry service departs from Lipa Noi Pier on the west coast of Koh Samui, which is located to the south of the main town of Na Thon. 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
  • Depart: 13:00
  • Arrive: 17:30
 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: 08:30
  • Arrive: 12:00
  • Depart: 11:45
  • Arrive: 14:30
Location of Na Thon Ferry Pier

Google Map of Nathon Ferry Pier

Option 3: Seatran Ferry


Seatran Ferry services depart from the Seatran Ferry in Na Thon, which is the main town on the west coast of Koh Samui. The sea crossing from Koh Samui to Donsak on the mainland in Surat Thani Province takes around 90 minutes. Seatran Ferry services are similar to Raja Ferry services, except that they are around 30 minutes faster and passengers travel the road section of the journey in a minivan rather than a full length bus.

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

The Seatran Ferry service replaces the Seatran Discovery passenger ferry service which previously operated on the Koh Samui to Donsak route. This is a car ferry service with seating for passengers on the upper decks. The ferries have toilets, a shop, and some more comfortable seating in an air-conditioned room for those who prefer it.

Travel Times to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
  • Depart: 06:00
  • Arrive: 10:00
  • Depart: 09:00
  • Arrive: 13:00
  • Depart: 11:00
  • Arrive: 15:00
  • Depart: 12:00
  • Arrive: 16:00
  • Depart: 14:00
  • Arrive: 18:00
Location of Na Thon Seatran Ferry Pier

Google Map of Koh Samui Seatran Ferry Pier

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