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
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.
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
From Surat Thani to Koh Samui and getting around Koh Samui