Ferry to Koh Samui from Don Sak
If you are heading to Koh Samui and want to use the ferry, you will probably end up at Don Sak, a place in between Surat Thani and Nakhon Si Thammarat. Don Sak is the busiest and closest pier to Samui, but there are others like Ao Ban Don and Tha Thong.
The company that manages these ferries is called “Seatran Discovery” (http://www.seatrandiscovery.com/). The same company operates ferries to Koh Phan Ngan and Koh Tao.
There a ferry every hour leaving Don Sak. Price is 150 baht per person. It takes about 1 hour 30 minutes to cross from Don Sak to Koh Samui.
The ferry is very comfortable with air conditioning rooms, you can also have massage during the trip for 300 baht! These boats are huge, about 4 floors and a high capacity of passengers.
Before leaving Don Sak.
Over there, you can take a Songthaow that will take you to Lamai or Chaweang beach for about 60 baht.
This is on Koh Samui side.
Here’s a list of other ferries going around Koh Samui and their schedule.
Samui ferry timetable
Ferries from Surat Thani (Don Sak Seatrandiscovery ferry Pier) to (Na thon Pier) Koh Samui Daily; 06.00 – 19.00 (every hour).Surat Thani Town office tel. 077 275061-2
Ferries from Surat Thani (Donsak Raja ferry Pier) to (Li pa Noi Pier) Koh Samui Daily; 06.00 – 19.00 (every hour). Don Sak office tel. 077 471151-3, Samui office tel. 077 423026
Express boat from Surat Thani (Lame Toua,Song Serm Pier Donsak) to (Naton Kho Samui)
Daily; bus leaves from Surat Thani Town 8.00, 2.00
Journey time is apporx 1 hour and ticket 380 baht. Tel 077 289894
Ferries from Koh Samui (Na Thon) to Koh Phan Ngan (Tong Sala)
Daily; 9.41, 10.30, 15.30
Ferries from Koh Phan Ngan (Tong Sala) to Koh Samui (Na Thon)
Daily: 7.15, 12.00, 14.45
Journey time is approx 45 minutes and ticket price (one way) 75 baht/person.
Ferries to and from Koh Samui (Big Buddha Beach) and Koh Phan Ngan (Haad Rin). Daily; 10.30, 13.00, 16.00.
Journey time is approx 45-50 minutes and ticket price (one way) 200 baht/person (adult), 50 baht/person (child 4-12 years old). free (child 1-8 years old).