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Koh Phangan to Koh Samui

Getting from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui is easy, as the two major islands are close to each other. Each of these stunning destinations has its own unique charm and a distinct character.

When you’ve discovered all the best that Koh Phangan has to offer, it’s time to move on to the next destination.

Koh Phangan to Koh Samui, Ferry Schedule, Distance, Cost & Boat Prices

The islands are connected through a convenient ferry system. The boats are inexpensive and comfortable for a safe journey from one point to another.

The quickest way to get to Koh Samui is to take a high-speed catamaran, which only takes around thirty minutes. One way costs around 350 baht. These ferries depart from Koh Phangan’s Thong Sala Pier, so make sure that you arrive at least 20 minutes before the departure time. The ferries tend to arrive in the Maenam Pier in Koh Samui. However, some ferry companies do have their own piers.

If you are departing Koh Phangan from the Full Moon Party locations, there is also a boat that departs Haad Rin and arrives at Samui’s Big Buddha Pier. Taking this route is more convenient since you won’t have to travel as much to get to the nearest pier. There are four departure times that leave Haad Rin for Samui daily; although they tend to change, you can check online for the current schedule. This route costs around 200 baht.

There is also another express boat that departs from the eastern beaches of Koh Phangan. However, these boats are smaller and will only operate in good weather.

Keep in mind that it isn’t possible to transport your car rental with you from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui. Doing so requires travelling back to Donsak, then taking a large ferry where you can take a car with you.

No matter which route you take, always book in advance – especially during peak seasons to ensure you get a seat.

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Ferry Koh Phangan - Koh Samui ฿ 250–20,800 30m – 2h 30m
  •   High Speed Ferry 08:00, 10:30, 12:00, 16:00
  •   Speedboat 08:00, 11:00, 12:30, 15:30, 16:30
  •   Ferry 09:30, 16:00
  •   Taxi + Private Speedboat 4 Pax + Taxi 00:00
  •   Taxi + Private Speedboat 10 Pax + Taxi 00:00
  •   Taxi + Private Speedboat 20 Pax + Taxi 00:00
  •   Private Speedboat + Taxi 00:00
  •   Express 08:00, 12:00
  •   Private Speedboat 4pax 00:00
  •   Private Speedboat 10pax 00:00
  •   Private Speedboat 20pax 00:00

About the author

Michael Jones

Michael created and runs the Koh Samui Travel Hub website, as well as the Holiday Point travel brand that incorporates a network of 16 location based travel information and attraction websites around Australia, Asia, and around the world.

With 25+ years of online experience and a passion for travel (having visited Koh Samui many times), Michael not only researches and writes content for the website, he also tinkers behind the scenes with the website functionality & design.

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