Koh Tao to Koh Samui

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From Koh Tao Seatran Discovery to Koh Samui by ferry+taxi joint ticket

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From Koh Tao Seatran Discovery to Koh Samui by ferry

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Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
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From Koh Tao Seatran Discovery to Koh Samui by ferry+van joint ticket

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Samui Airport, Koh Samui
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From Mae Haad Koh Tao to Koh Samui by ferry+van joint ticket

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Na Thon hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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Maenam hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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Maenam hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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Choengmon Beach Hotel Transfer, Koh Samui
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Chaweng Noi Beach Hotel, Koh Samui
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Chaweng Beach Hotel Transfer, Koh Samui
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Bo Phut Beach Hotel Transfer, Koh Samui
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Maenam Beach, Koh Samui
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From Mae Haad Koh Tao to Koh Samui by bus

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Na Thon Koh Samui
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Maenam Samui, Koh Samui
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From Mae Haad Koh Tao to Koh Samui by ferry

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Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
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Maenam Samui, Koh Samui
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Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm
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Maenam Samui, Koh Samui
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From Mae Haad Koh Tao to Koh Samui by ferry+taxi joint ticket

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Maenam hotel transfer, Koh Samui
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Koh Tao to Koh Samui Schedule

Koh Tao to Koh Samui Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Seatran Discovery High Speed Ferry 06:30 – 09:30฿ 700
Seatran Discovery High Speed Ferry 09:00 – 12:00฿ 700
Songserm High Speed Ferry 10:00 – 13:15฿ 500
Seatran Discovery High Speed Ferry 15:00 – 17:00฿ 600

How to get from Koh Tao 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.

Samui makes a great contrast to Koh Tao with its quiet village life and almost no night scene. Though there are diving and snorkelling tours offered on Samui, you’d better make all the underwater explorations on Koh Tao, and dedicate your time on Samui to partying, shopping or sunbathing.

Getting to Koh Samui from Koh Tao

There are three ferry companies which link Koh Tao to Koh Samui via Koh Phangan. They are Lomprayah High Speed Sai 2, Seatran Discovery and Songserm.

Lomprayah takes about 1¾ hr to bring passengers from Koh Tao to Samui, leaving from Mae Haad on Koh Tao and arriving to Maenam on Samui. Tickets cost from THB600 to THB750, depending on the departure time. There are boats at 9.30am and 3pm.

Seatran Discovery offers similar service but is a bit slower and cheaper: transit time is 2½ hrs, the ticket cost is THB 580. On Samui boats moor to Bangrak Seatran Pier. There are three departures a day at 6.30am, 9am and 3pm.

Songserm has only one express boat a day at 10am which arrives to Samui via Koh Phangan at 1.30pm. It costs THB 450 and the hotel pick-ups are included in the price.

Tip: As your sea travel between Koh Tao and Koh Samui will last from two to three hours, have all the necessary medications at hand if you are prone to seasickness. When the sea is choppy, opt for Seatran instead of Lomprayah, as the catamaran actually rides the swell, while Seatran cuts through it, which help avoid endless ups and downs.

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 Tao to Koh Samui destination reviews

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DB
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Dec 7, 2019
Great service, dependable, the only way to travel between islands.
HE
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Oct 22, 2019
The ferry left Koh Tao with 1 hour delay that made our connection to the flight very tight, we arrived at the last minute. Some people missed their flight. They claimed that this was because of the sea level but the other company left 15 minutes earlier although late.
PH
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Oct 18, 2019
All employees were polite and helpful. Check-in process was slow -no fault of employee but possibly due to a snag in the passenger’s reservation. That one passenger took 18 minutes! Rough ride due to weather, otherwise it was great. Would do it again.
KR
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Oct 9, 2019
Our journey was delayd (due the sea level) about an half hour, but we didn't get any information in advance. The staff feels guite bored.
AO
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Sep 9, 2019
So many people puking on the boat. The ride was crazy rough even though it was a sunny, calm day.
NM
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Sep 1, 2019
We had to switch boats while at sea. Besides that all good
PH
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ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Aug 23, 2019
Ferrie was overloaded, not enough seats people zitting on the floor and at stairs. Not safe at all.
MM
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Aug 17, 2019
The boat is good and big. Unfortunately poor attention to the guests. At the exit you need to check by yourself own luggages inside boat and leave outside,no as other companies that put already outside luggages so is easier and faster for everybody. Also the driver's transfer was rude,no rise, no help us with luggages to put inside the machine, and the worst was that our hotel in Samui wasn't on the Lamai main road but a bit inside near the beach but anyway the street was good to drive but him leaves us on the main road with the luggages,stroller and baby, no infront the hotel as is normal and polite to do. Maybe I suggest to organize transfer by your hotel, the price is the same and for sure the service will be better.
FC
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Aug 12, 2019
The boat did not go because of bad weather. The other 2 companies did go. So we could change to the Seatran boat. Which we took and had no problems. We could not have back our money. According to Songserm we have to ask you .the money back. My booking is M90029837 and M90029737
BV
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ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Aug 12, 2019
Rough sea, but considering water and wind conditions, good sea crossing from Koh Tao to Koh Samui, via Koh Pha Ngan
JM
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Aug 7, 2019
Check in was easy and straight forward. Got onto boat and departed on time. Then went alongside another boat out in the bay.. and had to get off the boat we were on, move all our luggage to the new boat!! Frustrating. Someone said something about it being too shallow in the port.. but still... took time and then had to find another seat etc. After that boat trip was straight forward.
WN
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Aug 7, 2019
We had to change boats after 20 minutes. This was very uncomfortable and was not communicated beforehand. After that the boat ride was smooth and the boat was on time.
SM
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ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Aug 7, 2019
The online booking and reservation in advance was very easy and correct. Also at the departure itself, everything was well organised!
PT
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Aug 3, 2019
Service was excellent but amount of people throwing up and lack of staff cleaning was a massive let down
HM
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Aug 3, 2019
Good service, although rough sea , quick and safe trip
MM
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Jul 31, 2019
good!kind staff.easy trip. 流れはスムーズでスタッフは親切。サムイ島行き、パンガン島行き、と色の違うシールを服に貼ってくれてわかりやすい。チェックインは30分前にスタートするので早く到着しても待たなければなりません。船内はエアコンがきいて寒いぐらいです。そこそこ揺れるので弱い人は酔い止め薬必須かも。
DV
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Jul 23, 2019
Overall good experience. Helpful staff and relatively comfortable voyage. Did arrive 25 minutes late, but that seems to be a standard in Thailand.
JB
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ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 21, 2019
Very fine, on time, arrived a little bit earlier. We felt safe, the ferry was clean, the stuff was very helpful and the journey was nice. I would recomend dem. Very smooth traveling.
MY
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Jul 10, 2019
Good trip, no problem, but some more choices for the meals will be better (I just find some crackers)
MA
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ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Jun 30, 2019
Good trip, boat on time and not cancelled even if a lot of current. Good transfer to the airport.

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