By ferry it takes between 1 hour 50 minutes and 3 hours 15 minutes to travel from Koh Tao to Koh Samui depending upon which ferry service you use.
Ferry Timetable: from Koh Tao to Koh Samui
- Click on the Koh Tao – Koh Samui link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Koh Tao - Koh Samui ฿ 500–700 1h 50m – 3h 15m|
Location of Koh Tao Ferry Pier
Ferry services to Koh Samui depart from Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao.
Location of Koh Samui Ferry Pier
Ferry services from Koh Tao arrive in Koh Samui at four different ferry piers depending upon which service you take. The closest of these 4 piers to Koh Samui Airport is the Bangrak Seatran Discovery Ferry Pier.
About Ferries to Koh Samui
There are three ferry companies operating on the Koh Tao to Koh Samui route:
- Lomprayah High Speed Ferry: This is the fastest, and most expensive, service with three departures a day from Koh Tao to Koh Samui. The Lomprayah High Speed Ferry company uses large catamaran speed boats with enclosed cabins. From Koh Tao their ferry services arrive into either Na Thon or Maenam.
- Seatran Discovery: This service is slightly slower than the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry service and slightly cheaper. The Seatran Discovery company also has three ferries a day from Koh Tao to Koh Samui. The ferries are modern and medium sized with two decks and an outdoor seating area. One of the potential advantages of travelling with the Seatran Discovery company is that they arrive into a ferry pier which is a lot closer to Koh Samui Airport and the resort towns of Chaweng and Bophut than either of the other two services from Koh Tao to Koh Samui.
- Songserm: This is the cheapest and slowest of the ferries from Koh Tao to Koh Samui, which makes it a good choice for travellers on a tight budget. The Songserm ferry departs once a day and arrives into Koh Samui at Na Thon. The Songserm uses a fairly modern and large wooden boat with seats tightly packed into two decks and a small outside area which is very popular as it tends to get hot inside the cabins.