Finished exploring Koh Phangan but wishing for more salty air and sandy beaches? Then head on over to Koh Samui. Koh Samui is a slightly larger island located south of Koh Phangan and offers more shopping, eating, beaches, and stunning viewpoints.
The distance from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui is 35 km (22 miles). In this post, we discuss the sole option to travel this route which is by ferry (30-90 minutes). The ticket price starts at 205 THB ($5.50).
Travelling by ferry to the island of Koh Samui is fast, easy, and scenic. Be sure to plan your trip ahead so you don’t miss booking your desired schedule.
Ticket prices from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui start from 205 THB ($5.50). However, for most travellers, it is more favourable to take the ferry arriving at Bangrak Pier, which is closer to Chaweng Beach. Ferries from this port will cost around 380 THB ($10.50).
Lomprayah and Marine Passion operate ferries that dock at Bangrak Pier. This pier is located in the north of Koh Samui, just 10 km from Chaweng Beach. Chaweng Beach is a popular area to stay for many tourists visiting Koh Samui.
Lomprayah also offers a drop-off service in Koh Samui for an additional fee.
Raja Ferry takes 90 minutes to go from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui and is the cheapest option for this route. The company operates ferry trips going to the Lipa Noi Pier on the west side of Koh Samui Island.
This location is a bit further from popular areas like Chaweng Beach (30 km).
Raja Ferry also offers an additional drop-off service with a private van for an extra fee. This is a great option if you travel with companions. However, if you are solo or with another person, you might be better of with a taxi.
If you’re looking for a fun and social atmosphere, this is the perfect hostel! On-site swimming pool, bar and lounge area for socializing with other travelers. Extremely close to the beach, restaurants, bars and all amenities. The hostel offers very comfortable beds and is extremely clean. The hostel staff is very friendly and will assist with arranging tours and forward travel plans.
If you’re traveling alone but prefer a little more luxury and a quiet place then The Rock Hostel is a perfect choice. This hostel offers private beach access with lounge chairs, a swimming pool, and stunning sea views. The location is perfect, the hostel is quiet and relaxing and the staff is amazing. Treat yourself to a few days of luxury and relaxation here.
This adults-only beach house located in Taling Ngam Beach comes with countless recommendations. The beds are extremely comfortable, the hostel is very clean and a small breakfast of fruit with bread and jam is provided daily. There is an on-site bar, lounge and bbq area and the beach is right next door. The host is known to be exceptionally friendly, even taking guests on tours or dropping them off at the pier on departure day.
Located on a hill, this hotel offers amazing sea views from your private balcony and room. The outdoor pool is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a drink from the on-site bar. The restaurant offers a variety of western and Thai food to choose from. This hotel is the perfect getaway for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation.
These beautiful beachfront bungalows, located at the Bophut area of Koh Samui, are an absolute luxury! Relish in the privacy these bungalows offer while still being just steps from the beach. There is an on-site swimming pool, bar, beachfront restaurant and a lovely terrace for guests to enjoy. Soak up the luxury, stunning views and comforts this resort has to offer.