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From Surat Thani to Koh Samui

1.Express boat


1.1 An express ferry boat of Songserm Travel departs from Tha Thong Pier in Surat Thani at 8.00 a.m. and arrives at Na Thon Pier in Samui at 10.30 a.m. every day. For the return trip, the boat leaves Na Thon Pier at 2.00 p.m. and reaches Tha Thong at 4.30 p.m.


1.2 Express boats of Seatran Express operate three times a day between Ban Don and Koh Samui. Departure times are 7.00 a.m., 12.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. The trip takes two hours.


2. Ferry Boats of Seatran


Seatran Ferry, which can accommodate 60 cars and 400 passengers, operates several trips per day between Don Sak (Surat Thani) and Koh Samui, from 5.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. The trip takes about 1.30 hours.


3. Night ferry


A slow night ferry leaves Ban Don Pier nightly at 11 p.m. and reaches Na Thon Pier at Samui around 5 a.m. (6 hours). For the return trip, the boat leaves Na Thon Pier at 9.00 p.m. and arrives at Ban Don Pier at 4.00 a.m. (7 hours).


Getting around Koh Samui


Samui is an explorer’s dream to discover something new. Offering a wealth of diversity of landscape, vistas, flora and fauna, and yet small enough to seek adventure in its many out-of-the-way places, Samui is best seen by taking Songthaew's (red local bus) which operate around the island. The fare starts at 20 Baht, depending on the distance of the destination.


By Taxi

Taxi Meters are available for getting around Koh Samui. The taxi fare is shown on the meter with a surcharge of  90 Baht to the  driver. Note: if you have any problem with taxi services on Koh Samui, please report to Public Bus Passenger Protection Centre, Surat Thani Provincial land Transportation Office, Koh Samui branch. or Call 1584

From Surat Thani to Koh Samui and getting around Koh Samui

Surat Thani Province Page 8, Getting to Koh Samui
Surat Thani Province Page 10, Getting to nearby Islands, Koh Pha ngan, Koh Tao, Ang Thong