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Koh Samui to Surat Thani

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Travel from Koh Samui to Surat Thani to continue your voyage to other popular destinations in Thailand by plane, train or bus. Lowest cost travel options only available with Samuipedia.

When going from Koh Samui to Surat Thani, ferry is the only way to get to the mainland adjacent to the island. There are 3 different ferry services connecting to buses on the mainland that’ll take you to Surat Thani city. The difference between them is primarily speed and subsequently the price you pay for it. Our transfers can take you to one of three destinations in Surat Thani: Surat Thani International Airport, Surat Thani city center or Surat Thani train station.


Lomprayah Catamaran Ferry to Surat Thani


The high speed catamaran is a passenger ferry and the fastest way to get from Koh Samui to Surat Thani. The ferry takes only 45 minutes to cross over to Donsak, with the full trip taking just 2 hours. The catamaran is comfortable, with an air conditioned cabin, plenty of seating and toilet facilities. There is lots of space for luggage which is stowed at the front and a shop on board to purchase food & drinks. This is a professional service where the staff are attentive & helpful, and everything is organised to western standards. On arrival in Donsak you’ll swap the ferry for a modern air conditioned coach all the way to Surat Thani.


Ferry to Surat Thani


Taking 4 hours from Koh Samui to Surat Thani is the car ferry service. You’ll be collected from your hotel in an air-conditioned mini bus, which’ll take you to Nathon bus station. Here you’ll get the bus to the carry ferry pier, where you’ll cross over to the mainland port of Donsak, which takes around 1 hour 45 minutes. In Donsak you’ll board the bus again to Surat Thani city, where you can get connecting buses to your final destination.


Songserm Ferry to Surat Thani


Solely a passenger ferry, the Songserm service that runs between Koh Samui and Donsak is the slowest of the 3 options, taking 5 hours. However due it being the cheapest option it is favored by backpackers and travelers moving around Thailand on a budget, who have more time on their hands than your typically holidaymaker.

The passenger ferry is smaller than the other ferries and subsequently it is more affected by waves when present; not unsafely so but enough for us to suggest taking a couple of sea sickness pills when there’s rough seas. 95% of the time the crossing is fine but we recommend researching the WindGuru forecast for expected wave conditions if you want to avoid a rocky boat trip.

All ferry boats undergo regular safety checks by the Thai Royal Navy to ensure they comply with strict standards, so if you’re fine with a bit of side-to-side motion and you’re looking the cheapest way to get to Surat Thani, this is it. Once on dry land again, you’ll jump in a mini bus shuttle to Surat Thani.


Routes to Surat Thani



What's the Schedule from Koh Samui to Surat Thani?


This this the scheduling for the different ferry services to Surat Thani:

Ferry to Surat Thani from Nathon

Depart Arrive Surat Thani Train Station Arrive Surat Thani Airport
08:00 12:45
10:00 15:30
14:00 18:00 18:30
Hotel Transfer 1 hour before departure

Ferry to Surat Thani from Bangrak Pier

Depart Arrive Surat Thani Train Station Arrive Surat Thani Airport
08:30 10:30 12:30
11:30 13:00 15:30
Hotel Transfer 1 hour before departure

Catamaran to Surat Thani

Depart Arrive Surat Thani Train Station Arrive Surat Thani Airport
08:00 10:45 10:45
12:45 15:30 15:45
15:30 18:00 18:00
Hotel Transfer 1 hour before departure


What's Included on the Trip from Koh Samui to Surat Thani?


  • Hotel transfer in Koh Samui
  • Ferry ticket
  • Bus ticket


Book Your Travel to Surat Thani


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