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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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09:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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12:20
Maenam hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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Maenam hotel transfer, Koh Samui

From Koh Phangan hotel transfer to Koh Samui by Vans+Ferries

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08:50
Na Thon hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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Na Thon Koh Samui
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Koh Phangan hotel transfer
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12:20
Maenam hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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Koh Phangan hotel transfer
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11:20
Maenam Samui, Koh Samui
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Koh Phangan hotel transfer
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Na Thon hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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Na Thon Koh Samui

From Thong Sala Koh Phangan to Koh Samui by Ferries

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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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07:45
Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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08:30
Lipa Noi Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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Na Thon Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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07:50
Na Thon Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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07:50
Na Thon Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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08:00
Na Thon Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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09:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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08:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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09:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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09:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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09:05
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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09:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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09:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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09:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
1h ferry journey in High Speed Ferry
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09:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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4.4
09:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
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10:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
30m ferry journey in High Speed Ferry
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11:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
1h ferry journey in High Speed Ferry
4.4
11:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
1h ferry journey in High Speed Ferry
4.4
11:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
35m ferry journey in Catamaran
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11:20
Maenam Samui, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
35m ferry journey in Catamaran
4.6
11:20
Maenam Samui, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
35m ferry journey in Catamaran
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11:20
Maenam Samui, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
35m ferry journey in Express
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Maenam Samui, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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Maenam Samui, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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11:20
Maenam Samui, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
30m ferry journey in Catamaran
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12:30
Na Thon Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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13:30
Lipa Noi Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
45m ferry journey in High Speed Ferry
3.8
13:15
Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
1h 30m ferry journey in ferry
4.5
15:30
Lipa Noi Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
30m ferry journey in Catamaran
4.6
16:40
Maenam Samui, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
30m ferry journey in Catamaran
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16:40
Maenam Samui, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
30m ferry journey in Express
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Maenam Samui, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
30m ferry journey in Catamaran
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16:40
Maenam Samui, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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4.4
17:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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4.4
17:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui

From Thong Sala Koh Phangan to Koh Samui by Ferries+Vans

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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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09:00
Koh Samui any hotel
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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Na Thon hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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4.6
08:50
Na Thon hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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08:50
Na Thon hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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4.4
09:30
Samui Airport, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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12:00
Samui Airport, Koh Samui
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10:45
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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4.6
12:20
Maenam hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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10:45
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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Maenam hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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12:20
Maenam hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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12:20
Maenam hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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12:20
Maenam hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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14:00
Koh Samui any hotel
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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13:30
Na Thon hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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16:00
Koh Samui any hotel
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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17:40
Maenam hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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Maenam hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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18:10
Maenam hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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4.4
18:00
Samui Airport, Koh Samui

From Haad Rin to Koh Samui by Ferries+Taxis

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Haad Rin, Koh Phangan
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From Thong Sala Koh Phangan to Koh Samui by Ferries+Taxis

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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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Maenam hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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Koh Phangan to Koh Samui Schedule

Koh Phangan to Koh Samui Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Songserm High Speed Ferry 07:00 - 07:45฿ 200
Raja Ferry ferry 07:00 - 09:00฿ 350
Songserm High Speed Ferry 12:30 - 13:15฿ 200
Raja Ferry ferry 14:00 - 16:00฿ 350

How to get from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui

Crystal clear waters and idyllic beaches, lush tropical greenery and modern ‘island style’ shopping molls, fancy jewellery shops and colourful local markets – you name it – Samui has it all. No wonder that the third-largest island in Thailand, Samui has become popular amongst both luxurious holiday makers and backpackers on a budget who can each find the experience, accommodation, activities and entertainment that they come for. Whether its candle-lit dinners on post-card beaches, wild and adventurous partying through the night, treks through forests and jungles or days spent oiled up on the beach, Koh Samui is the right choice to get it.

Getting to Koh Samui from Koh Phangan

Koh Samui lies within an easy reach of Koh Phangan. When Koh Phangan is rocking with its crazy Full Moon parties and you cannot find any accommodation on the island, do not fall into despair and consider making your base on Samui. In any case, if you happen to Koh Phangan, it makes sense to visit its more glamorous brother just to understand what all that Samui fuss is about.

The fastest service from Koh Phangan to Samui is offered by Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran and Seatran Discovery. They whisk you to Samui in about 20-30 minutes for THB300-THB350.

Both Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery pick up passengers from Thong Sala pier on Koh Phangan. On Samui, Lomprayah arrives to Maenam Pier (departures from Koh Phangan at 11am and 4.20pm) or Nathon Pier (7.15am, 12pm and 2.30pm). Seatran uses its own Bangrak Seatran Pier.

If you come and go to/from Samui with your main destination being Koh Phangan’s Full Moon parties, your best bet is a small Haad Rin Queen which plies the route between Haad Rin on Koh Phangan and Big Buddha Pier on Samui. The timetable is subject to change; as a reference consider these four boats: 9.30am, 11.40am, 2.30pm and 5.30pm. Transit time is from 50 minutes to one hour. It is not possible to buy tickets or make a booking for Haad Rin Queen online. Tickets cost THB 200.

If you are staying in Haad Rin or some other east coast beaches on Koh Phangan, you can opt for a rickety Thong Nai Pan Express. Depending on where you board it, expect to pay from THB 200 to THB 400 per person. Thong Nai Pan Express runs only when the weather is good.

Can I transport my car from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui?

It is not possible to go with your car directly from Koh Phangan to Samui. You will need to sail back to Donsak from Koh Phangan and then make a new journey to Samui instead. Go to the mainland from Koh Phangan with Raja Ferry (THB 550 for a 4-wheel car) and change to Raja Ferry or Seatran heading from Donsak to Samui. Seatran delivers passengers and their vehicles to its pier in Nathon. Raja ferry uses its own port in Lipa Noi on the western coast of Samui. Choose port-wise as both services are equal in price and quality. Note that it is always wise to book in advance if you do not want to make a long queue to board the ferry with your car (or find all the ferries full on the day you want to travel).

Getting around

Koh Samui is large and you will need a way to get around easily, since doing it on foot is very limiting and uncomfortably hot, but there are many far better options available depending on how you like to get around.

Taxis (songthaews) are a great way to travel long distances on the island, or if you want to go out partying and know you shouldn't drive yourself around. While they are convenient and can get you everywhere from anywhere, this is probably the most expensive option, as you can expect to pay between 50 and 100 THB a person which adds up quickly.

Motorcycles are a fantastic way to get around. Motorcycles (and bicycles, too) can be rented from almost every resort on the island. Rentals are cheap, petrol is cheap, and they give you the freedom to go just about anywhere you want to go as you explore the island’s natural wonders. A word of caution though, you will undoubtedly see many tourists about with bandages and scrapes on their arms and legs, almost all of the time these are caused by accidents on scooters. You should be able to find a scooter for less than 200 THB a day. Most of the rental shops insist that you leave your passport behind. While this is a bit unnerving, it is also standard practice throughout Thailand, so be very careful with your scooter if you want to avoid any trouble.

Where to stay

Hat Chaweng is packed with all kinds of accommodation to suit any budget. It is the epicentre of the action, and the northern part of the beach can be quite noisy. Hat Lamai is another popular choice attracting holiday-makers both with its long stretch of white sand and a good choice of restaurants, bars and shops along the main road. In between the two beaches hides a little gem of Crystal Bay with – as the name suggests – crystal clear waters embraced with imposing boulders of a small bay. Hat Bang Rak (or Big Buddha Beach) leis relatively close to the airport (you may hear some noise), but the white sand of its western part compensate for it. Bo Phut is of particular interest not because of the beach but thanks to its trendy boutique hotels peppering Fishermen’s Village where strong Chinese influence can be felt even today. Families often opt for Mae Nam with its gentle sea. The West Coast is not a good choice if you come for the sea, but the sunsets are exceptional there.
Tip: Do not spend all your time on Samui on one and the same beach; try at least a couple of them and you will be rewarded with the diversity which this island has to offer.

Activities

Besides usual diving, snorkelling, kayaking, jungle-trekking and waterfalls find a couple of hours to visit the only rum distillery in Thailand, Magic Alambic. They produce Caribbean rum with a variety of natural flavours (obviously, they have coconut rum, too). They offer tasting sessions and sell rum, too (600-700 THB per 700ml bottle). Located in Baan Bang Kao. Travellers with the little ones in tow will love Paradise Park, which is a considerably large petting zoo, which is also one of the best viewpoints on the island.

Koh Phangan to Koh Samui destination reviews

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DN
5
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Oct 29, 2019
Great trip, safe and friendly. Transfer to the airport from the ferry was quick and easy.
KP
4
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Oct 21, 2019
Easy and straightforward. Luggage loaded onto the ferry by staff. Crossing itself was quick and smoothly done.
RH
3
ferry ferry, Raja Ferry, Oct 8, 2019
Fine journey, didn’t realise it was a car ferry at the start - only ones walking on and off with no taxis available at the port
TB
4
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Sep 21, 2019
On time. Helpfull staff with our luggage. Transfer on Samui at 150 bath (40 min drive).
SO
4
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Sep 16, 2019
Fast and efficient. Handy transfer to airport. At Koh Phangan they load all the luggage but don’t unload it at Samui so takes longer to get off as you have to look for your luggage. Would use again
KB
5
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Aug 28, 2019
Easy check in and on boarding would definitely use again and recommend
EB
5
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Aug 26, 2019
Nevertheless the bad sea conditions the journey was fast and the staff willing to help distributing bags and indicating to Move to the bottom of the boat.
MC
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Aug 26, 2019
Everything was fine, although it came half an hour late.
RV
5
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Aug 22, 2019
Ferry was on Time, staff was helpful with the luggage. Also found the taxi easily enough. Had to wait a bit for other passengers, but all in all the ride was very smooth.
PB
4
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Aug 19, 2019
Trip was good and very quick. Just late by 40 mins. Would use this service again
MK
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Aug 14, 2019
Ferry was 80 minutes late; no information what is happening and how much more to wait;
CC
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Aug 10, 2019
We have left Ko Phangan with 30 minutes of delay, because of the weather. The travel has been safe and the staff super helpful with our luggage. But we had a bad experience with the girl of the customer care waiting just before the departure at the Pier. She sold us a ticket for the transfer Ko Samui Bangrak-Airport and she said that the taxi driver would have been outside the pier waiting for us with our name. None was there when we arrived and we have risked to miss our flight.
JJ
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ferry ferry, Raja Ferry, Aug 3, 2019
Everything OK, but this ferry is not too friendly for passengers without car or bike but with a big luggage.
MV
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Aug 2, 2019
Too many people on the ferry. No Seats available. I have foot injury and had to sit on a pile of suitcases. There were at least 15 people standing. Lots of luggage shifting during the boat trip. Unsafe!
JS
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Bus Express, Songserm, Jul 31, 2019
Everything was not good, were we had to board, the boot. It was old en smelly. I didn’t feel safe the whole trip. Never again will I take songserm
DC
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Jul 28, 2019
Ferry was late, but was seating was large and comfortable. The porters on the Koh Samui side didn't help mothers or elderly with large luggage up the high, steep ramp or many stairs- disappointing to see.
DL
3
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Jul 28, 2019
Ferry had a delay of 30 minutes. Nearly missed our flight.
KD
4
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Jul 26, 2019
Smooth process from check in to boarding the boat alighting at the destination. Suitcases are delivered off the boat too.
JB
4
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 21, 2019
Boat stuffed with people, messy with luggage collection and informing passengers. Accurate timing.
CG
5
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Jul 17, 2019
Boat a little bit delayed but Taxi arranged and atrived in time

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