Last updated: Mar 18, 2020

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How To Get From Koh Phangan to Koh Samui?

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.

To travel from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui, you can book a ferry with one of the 4 ferry companies operating on this route. The 15km journey range from 20 minutes to 1.5 hours and ferry tickets cost between $7.50 to $12.50.

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Ferry45 min220 THB ($7.50)Check ferry tickets

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Koh Phangan to Koh Samui by Ferry


Duration: 45min
Costs: 220 THB ($7.50)

When heading south to the island of Koh Samui, all ferries depart from Thong Sala Pier on Koh Phangan.

There are many different piers on Koh Samui so be sure to book a ferry that docks nearest to your hotel. To serve as your guide in booking a ferry, we give you an overview of the trips below.

Ferry to Nathon Pier

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Songserm07:00-07:45
12:30-13:15
45m220 THB ($7.50)
Lomprayah07:20-07:50
12:00-12:30
30m320 THB ($10.50)

Ferry to Lipa Noi Pier

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Raja Ferry07:00-08:30
09:00-10:30
12:00-13:30
14:00-15:30
18:00-19:30
1h 30m380 THB ($12.50)

Ferry to Maenam Pier

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Lomprayah11:00-11:20
16:20-16:40
20m340 THB ($11.50)

Ferry to Bangrak Pier

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Seatran Discovery08:00-08:30
10:30-11:00
16:30-17:30
30m
30m
1hr
320 THB ($10.50)

The entire journey between the two islands takes at least 20 minutes. The cost depends on which pier you wish to arrive at. Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery offer a drop-off service to your hotel in Koh Samui for an additional 150 THB ($5). You can also arrange for your own transfer or ask for assistance from your hotel beforehand.

To book your ferry tickets online, you can click the button below:

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  Hotel

My favourite places to stay in Koh Samui


UBOX Hostel

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.

  • Swimming pool
  • Bar 
  • Social atmosphere
  • Comfortable beds

Single bunk starts at $9 per night 

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The Rock Hostel

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. 

  • Private beach
  • Swimming pool
  • Excellent location
  • Extremely clean and comfortable 

Single bunk starts at $15

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Aforetime Beach House

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.

  • Extremely helpful staff
  • Breakfast included
  • Very comfortable beds 
  • Beach nearby

Single room starts at $20 per night

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Palm Coco Mantra

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.

  • Swimming pool
  • Stunning sea views
  • On-site restaurant & bar
  • Extremely clean, luxury hotel 

Private rooms start at $33 

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Pico Beach Bungalows

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. 

  • Beachfront
  • Swimming pool
  • On-site bar and restaurant
  • Private bungalow 

Private bungalows start at $46 

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