Koh Samui Ferry Piers

Getting to and Around Koh Samui by Ferry

Getting to Koh Samui by ferry is a pleasant and economical option if you're not flying. Travelling from the main pier on the mainland – Donsak – takes roughly 2 hours. The cruise is usually tranquil and has a strong holiday feel.

The island of Samui has 4 ferry piers. Each of them has different connections to the continent and islands close to Koh Samui, namely Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. Nathon is the main port of arrival and departure by ferry in Samui. Lipa Noi Pier is of a smaller size and is connected to Donsak Pier, just south of Surat Thani on the continent. Bangrak Pier is to the northwest of Koh Samui, serving as the main connection of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. Maenam Pier has ferries to get to the 2 islands and Surat Thani.

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Nathon Pier

The Nathon Pier mainly serves the Seatran and Lomprayah ferry companies. From the pier, there’s a ferry departure to Donsak every hour between 5 am and 7 pm. Situated on the west coast of Koh Samui, Nathon is the capital town of the island. It hosts all the official administration offices, as well as the main ferry Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 5 am to 7 pm
  • Location: Ang Thong, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand
  • Tel: +66 (0)82 485 6448
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Lipa Noi Pier

Lipa Noi Pier is just north of Taling Ngam on Samui west coast. It's also known as Raja Ferry Pier, the name of the company that operates ferries from this pier. Ferries depart to Donsak Pier on the mainland every hour between 5 am and 6 pm.

The location of Lipa Noi Pier is slightly off the Ring Road, which makes it less easy to get to. Taxis from and to this pier are usually more expensive than other piers in Koh Samui. 

  • Opening Hours: Daily from 5am to 6pm
  • Location: Lipa Noi, Koh Samui District, Surat Thani 84140, Thailand
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Bangrak Pier

Bangrak Pier is also known as Big Buddha Pier, as it's just south of Koh Fan, a small island that hosts Wat Phra Yai (Big Buddha Temple). It has several restaurants and bakeries, as well as a sound system playing music and announcing ferry departures. 

Bangrak Pier has the advantage to be the closest port to Chaweng Beach and Samui Airport. You can get to Donsak Pier on the mainland, as well as Koh Tao and Koh Phangan. Note that there’s a daily scheduled transfer from Surat Thani Airport to Donsak by bus, then by ferry to Bangrak Pier.

  • Location: Moo 4, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
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Maenam Pier

Maenam Pier has 2 other names: Pralarn Pier and Lomprayah Ferry Pier, the name of the company that operates ferries from this pier. It’s located toward the western end of Maenam Beach. 

Maenam Pier serves Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, Donsak Pier, and Chumphon. 2 ferries for each of these destinations are scheduled every day at 8 am and 12.30 pm. The pier has an open-sided restaurant overlooking the sea, with Koh Phangan in the distance. 

  • Location: Moo 1, Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand
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