Travel from Ao Nang to Koh Samui

By joint bus and ferry service the journey from Ao Nang to Koh Samui is scheduled to take from 5 to 7 hours depending upon which service you take.

Ferry Times from Ao Nang to Koh Samui


There are currently 10 direct services a day from Ao Nang to Koh Samui available to book online.

Ao NangKoh SamuiTicketCompany
09:0015:30฿ 660Sapthaweephol Tour and Travel
09:0015:30฿ 700Krabi Sea Pearl
09:0014:30฿ 750Van2Travel
09:0015:30฿ 720Phantip
09:0014:30฿ 850Ramon Transport
09:0015:30฿ 936Raja Ferry
11:0016:30฿ 700Krabi Sea Pearl
11:0017:30฿ 936Raja Ferry
11:0018:30฿ 720Phantip
11:3018:30฿ 660Sapthaweephol Tour and Travel
  • Most services include a pick up from any hotel in Ao Nang.

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Ao Nang Bus Stop


Phantip bus and ferry services from Ao Nang to Koh Samui commence with an Ao Nang hotel pick up.

Google Map of Ao Nang Beach

Koh Samui Ferry Pier


Phantip bus and ferry services from Ao Nang to Koh Samui terminate at Na Thon Seatran Ferry Pier.

Google Map of Na Thon Seatran Ferry Pier

About Travel to Koh Samui


The journey from Ao Nang to Koh Samui involves travelling around 200 km west to east across the lower part of mainland Thailand and then across 20 to 30 km across the Gulf of Thailand. It’s not currently possible to complete any part of this journey by rail.

Flights from An Nang to Koh Samui

There is only one flight a day operated by Bangkok Airways from Krabi Airport to Samui Airport. Flight prices tend to be expensive and seats often sell out weeks or months in advance depending on the time of year. Flying from Krabi to Koh Samui is a comfortable and quick way to complete the journey, but you have plan a long way in advance to get a ticket.

Bus and Ferry from Ao Nang to Koh Samui

Most people travelling from Ao Nang to Koh Samui take a direct service. Mainland Surat Thani, where the ferries to Koh Samui depart, has few tourist attractions and beaches which are inferior to those on the islands and most travellers choose not to stay in Surat Thani overnight if they can avoid it.

All the direct services from Ao Nang to Koh Samui follow roughly the same route:

  • Stage 1: Hotel pick up with a change of vehicle in Krabi Town.
  • Stage 2: Bus service from Krabi Town to Donsak, in Surat Thani Province.
  • Stage 3: Sea crossing from Donsak to Koh Samui, which takes around 1 hour 30 minutes.
Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui is popular with visitors
Chaweng Beach in Koh Samui is popular with visitors
Arrival in Koh Samui

Most of the direct services from Ao Nang to Koh Samui terminate at Na Thon, which is the main town on the west coast of the island. From Na Thon it’s a 23 km journey by road to the popular resort town of Chaweng. Both Na Thon and Chaweng are located in the island’s main road and it’s easy and cheap to travel between the two towns by local shared taxi service. These shared taxis depart from a car park in front of the main pier in Koh Samui.

Raja Ferry services, however, terminate at a different ferry pier in Lipa Noi, also on the west coast. Lipa Noi is a slightly less convenient arrival point than Na Thon. The public transport options are more limited, and the ferry pier is further from Chaweng (28 km). Raja Ferry offer their own transport services around the island from Lipa Noi. To book enquire when you are on the boat or at the ferry terminal in Surat Thani before you board the ferry.

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