The are three companies operating ferry services from Donsak to Koh Samui. The Seatran and Raja Ferry companies operate car ferries, the Songserm company operates a wooden ferry which is popular with younger backpackers.
Ferry Timetable from Donsak to Koh Samui
- Click on the ‘Surat Thani – Koh Samui’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Surat Thani - Koh Samui ฿ 700 2h|
Location of the Seatran Ferry Pier
Seatran has it own ferry port in Donsak which is close to the Raja Ferry port.
Location of the Pier in Koh Samui
Seatran Ferry services from Donsak arrive at Na Thon in Koh Samui.
Travel in Koh Samui
Private taxi services in Koh Samui are notoriously expensive as the generally drivers refuse to use their meters despite repeated effort by the provincial and national government to make taxi drivers in Koh Samui operate fairly. Compared to charges for meter taxi services in Bangkok, expect to be charged 5 to 10 times more per kilometre in Koh Samui. For this reason we suggest that you take advantage of the other transport services on offer in Koh Samui.
The main form of public transport in Koh Samui is the songthaew, which is shared taxi with two benches in the back of pick-up trick with a metal cover over the top. Shared taxis ply the ring road which runs around the entire coast of Koh Samui. Shared taxi services are cheap and charge fixed prices, although this is not always the case for foreign visitors who are often over charged. Before you get into a shared taxi check both that the taxi is going to your required destination and also the amount the driver will charge you.
On arrival at the Seatran car ferry pier in Koh Samui you can normally find shared taxis waiting in the car park close to the Lomprayah Ferry pier, which is a short walk south along the seafront from the Seatran car ferry pier. Shared taxis from Na Thon, where the Seatran Ferry arrives, travel direct to major beach resort areas such as Chaweng, Bophut and Lamai.