USD

Nathon Pier in Samui

Main Ferry Port in Koh Samui

Nathon Pier is the main ferry port in Samui. Located on the northwest coast of the island, between Laem Yai and Lipa Noi beaches, Nathon is the capital town of the island. Curiously, it did not become a sought-after holiday destination following the increase in popularity of Samui. Instead, it retained a quaint local atmosphere and hosts all the main administrative offices on the island.

Samui’s Nathon Pier features no less than three jetties. The northern jetty is used by Seatran ferry company, the central bridge, which is the largest and oldest one, is used by Lomprayah ferry company, while the southern jetty is of a smaller size and is used by fishing and long-tail boats. The two bridges dedicated to ferries feature large waiting rooms that can comfortably accommodate departing passengers. They host small shops selling drinks and snacks. Ambulant vendors can also be found on the jetties selling barbequed squid, sausages, and other local favourites.

Read More

Ferry traffic is quite intense at Nathon Pier, as it’s linked to Donsak Pier (just south of Suratthani on the mainland), Koh Phangan, and Koh Tao. The connection with the mainland is the busiest, as there’s a ferry departure to Donsak every hour between 05:00 and 19:00.

In the immediate vicinity of the pier, you’ll find a variety of restaurants, shops, pharmacies, banks, a small Tesco Lotus supermarket, and small hotels. Transfer services are also readily at hand to take all the arriving passengers to the major resort towns located on the east coast of Samui. The cheapest way to get to your destination is by songthaew (pick-up taxi) which normally charge less than 100 baht to take you to Chaweng Beach. The same route with a taxi-meter will cost you around 600 baht.

Nathon Pier

It’s important to note that Samui has a total of four main ferry piers dotted around the island. Find more info here.

Hide Map Show Map
Rate This Place: ( votes)

Tours You May Like

Related Pages

  • Choeng Mon Beach Hotels

    Choeng Mon Beach Hotels

    A big advantage for anyone travelling with children, is that the resorts are all built on substantial grounds and Read More»

  • Nathon Pier in Samui

    Nathon Pier is the main ferry port in Samui. Located on the northwest coast of the island, between Laem Yai and Lipa Noi Read More»

  • 10 Best Beach Resorts in Maenam

    This list of the 10 Best Beach Resorts in Maenam will help you find the right place for your trip. Compiled from Read More»

  • 10 Best Beachfront Restaurants in Samui

    Dining or lunching at one of the 10 best beachfront restaurants in Samui listed below could be the climax of your Read More»

  • First time in Lamai

    First Time in Lamai - What to Do

    Get ready for your first time in Lamai, and discover what to do in this pleasant resort town as soon as you get there. Read More»

  • Top 10 Bophut Hotels

    Top 10 Bophut Hotels

    From two-star small guesthouses to five-star luxurious resorts, there's something for everyone in Bophut. Please check Read More»

We try to provide free information that is as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, if you are planning to travel it's a good idea to double check specific dates and information to avoid surprises.

Hotels.com
Loading...