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How To Get From Koh Tao to Koh Samui?

Koh Tao and Koh Samui are two paradise islands in the Gulf of Thailand, located east of the mainland.

As Koh Tao doesn’t have an airport, your only way to travel the 70km distance from Koh Tao to Koh Samui is by ferry. In total there are 3 ferry companies operating on this route and the journey takes at least 2 hours. Tickets costs between $18 to $24.50.

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Ferry3hr 15min550 THB ($18)Check ferry tickets

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Koh Tao to Koh Samui by Ferry

Duration: 3hr 15min
Cost: 550 THB ($18)

All ferries operating from Koh Tao to Koh Samui depart from Mae Haad Pier. However, they dock at different ports in Koh Samui. Make sure you choose a ferry that docks near your hotel.

To help you plan your trip, we have provided an overview of the ferries to Koh Samui, ordered per pier. You can book your ferry tickets through the link below.

Ferry to Nathon Pier

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
1h 50m740 THB ($24.50)
Songserm10:00-13:153h 15min550 THB ($18)

Ferry to Maenam Pier

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
1h 50m
1h 40m
640 THB ($21)

Ferry to Bangrak Pier

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Seatran Discovery06:30-08:30
2h610 THB ($20)

All of the above companies offer a hotel drop-off service for an additional 150 THB ($5). You can also arrange your own transfer at the pier in Koh Samui or ask your hotel for a pick-up service beforehand.

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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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More routes to Koh Samui

Bangkok to Koh Samui

Koh Phangan to Koh Samui

Koh Samui Airport

More routes from Koh Tao

Koh Tao to Bangkok

Koh Tao to Koh Phangan

Most popular routes in Thailand

Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Bangkok to Koh Phangan

Bangkok to Koh Tao

Bangkok to Phuket

Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai

Koh Phangan to Koh Tao

Phuket to Krabi


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