Travel from Samui Airport to Koh Tao

There are four different ferry services which travel from Koh Samui to Koh Tao, but only one ferry company (Seatran Discovery) offers a joint minivan and ferry transfer service all the way from Samui Airport to Koh Tao. The alternative to taking this service is to take an expensive taxi from Samui Airport to one of the ferry piers to board a boat to Koh Tao.


Travel times to Koh Tao


There are 3 direct services a day from Samui Airport to Koh Tao which you can book online.

Samui AirportKoh TaoTicket PriceCompany
08:0010:00฿ 750Seatran Discovery
13:0015:00฿ 750Seatran Discovery
16:3018:30฿ 750Seatran Discovery
  • Child fares are available for children aged from 3 to 8 years. 

Buy Tickets to Koh Tao


Use the Search Box below to book your joint minivan and ferry tickets from Samui Airport to Koh Tao:

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  • Before boarding this service you need to show either a printed version of your electronic booking voucher or a screen shot on a phone, tablet, or lap top computer.

Nang Yuan Island near Koh Tao

Nang Yuan Island near Koh Tao


About travel to Koh Tao


After arriving at Samui Airport you can either take the direct transfer service provided by the Seatran Discovery Company or you can take a taxi to one of the ferry piers. The Seatran Discovery Ferry Pier is the closest one to Samui Airport. The next closest ferry pier for services to Koh Tao is Maenam Lomprayah Pier. Ferries to Koh Tao depart from Maenam Lomprayah Pier at 08:00 and 12:30. The distance by road from Samui Airport to Maenam Lomprayah Pier is 11.2 km and the taxi fare needs to be negotiated, expect to pay 600 to 800 THB.

  • Location of Samui Airport:

If you do take the Seatran Discovery Service, then your journey starts with a minivan transfer to Bangrak Seatran Pier which is 4 km by road from Samui Airport. You need to check in 30 minutes before the departure time at the desk which marked ‘Samui Accom’ by the luggage collection area in the arrival section of the airport. The minivan will depart from Samui Airport about 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time for the service.

  • Location of Koh Samui Ferry Pier

The sea crossing from Koh Samui to Koh Tao with the Seatran Discovery is scheduled to take 2 hours, stopping briefly on route at Koh Phangan. Seatran Discovery ferries have a inside air-conditioned seating area downstairs and an outside seating area upstairs. They also have toilets and a small shop selling drinks and snacks.

  • Location of Koh Tao Ferry Pier

The arrival point in Koh Tao for the Seatran Discovery ferry is Mae Haad Pier, which is 1 km walking distance to the south of Sairee Beach, which is the main beach on Koh Tao.


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