Koh Samui to Koh Phangan Thailand: Transport Guide

Koh Phangan’s epic Full Moon Party is a scene to behold, and there’s no experience quite like it. It’s undoubtedly one of the most intriguing features of this beautiful island.

So if you’re planning to join one, here is a useful guide on how to get there.

In this travel guide, you’ll find useful information about traveling from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan by ferry, including timetable, ticket prices, and tips.

Koh Samui to Koh Phangan ferry

The distance between Koh Samui ferry port and Koh Phangan ferry port is approximately 14 nautical miles (25km). There are several ferries every day from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan, taking about 30 minutes to travel.

If you’re arriving at Koh Samui Airport or in Koh Samui, you can book a package that includes the transport from the airport to Koh Samui ferry, along with the ferry trip.

TypeTimeCostTickets
Speedboat30 mins$10 (€10)Check tickets
Ferry1 ~ 1.5 hours$6 (€6)Check tickets
Airport + Ferry1 hour 15 mins$15 (€15)Check tickets
Travel options from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan.

Things to do in Koh Phangan

  • See the beautiful beaches: Bottle Beach or, Haad Rin Nok, Malibu Beach
  • Hike to the top of the Khao Ra mountains
  • Visit the temples: Wat Khao Tam, Wat Pho
  • Explore the waterfalls: Than Sadet Waterfall, Phaeng Waterfall
  • Stroll night markets: Phantip Night Market

Useful information

Below is more information about Koh Samui to Koh Phangan ferry.

Ferry info
Journey time30 minutes
PriceFrom $6 (€6)
Distance14 nautical miles (25km)
Frequency14 ferries per day
First ferry7 am
Last ferry5 pm
Departure stationKoh Samui
Arrival stationKoh Phangan
OperatorsRaja Ferry, Lomprayah, Songserm
Ferry information from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan.

Koh Samui to Koh Phangan ferry schedule

ProviderDepartureArrivalTickets
Raja Ferry07:0008:30Check tickets
Lomprayah08:0008:30Check tickets
Seatran09:3010:15Check tickets
Songserm10:3011:30Check tickets
Lomprayah12:1512:45Check tickets
Ferry schedule from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan. You can check more schedules here

How long is the ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan?

The ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan takes from 30 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes, depending on whether you’re taking a speed boat or ferry. Please note that the schedule may change due to weather or unforeseen situations. You should be at the port at least 30 minutes before departure.

How much is the speed boat from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan?

The ferry ticket to Koh Phangan costs from $6 (€6) to $10 (€10). If you need a transfer between the airport to Koh Samui port, you’ll be expected to pay a bit extra for the package. You should book your tickets in advance to secure the best seat and prices. Please check the latest prices here.

When is the first and last ferry departing from Koh Samui?

The first ferry leaves the port at 7 am, and the last departs at 5 pm. For the latest schedule, please check here.

What is the main port from Koh Samui?

The Nathon Pier is the main port in Koh Samui. You’ll usually depart here if you take Seatran and Lomprayah ferry companies.

Koh Phangan to Koh Samui ferry

You can check the ferry schedule below on your way back from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui.

ProviderDepartureArrivalTickets
Songserm08:0009:00Check tickets
Raja Ferry09:3011:00Check tickets
Seatran10:3011:15Check tickets
Lomprayah11:0011:30Check tickets
Songserm12:0013:00Check tickets
Ferry schedule from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui. You can check more schedules here

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