Travel from Koh Tao to Samui Airport

Seatran Discovery ferry from Koh Tao to Samui Airport
Seatran Discovery ferry from Koh Tao to Samui Airport

If you travel by joint ferry and minivan service it takes the same time to travel from Koh Tao to Samui Airport as it does from Koh Tao to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport. The advantage of travelling from Koh Tao to Samui Airport compared to travelling to Nakhon Si Thammarat is that there are more regularly flights to Bangkok and the flights from Samui Airport arrive in Bangkok at Suvarnabhumi International Airport, whereas the flights from Nakhon Si Thammarat land at Don Mueang Airport.

Travel times to Samui Airport


There are 3 direct services a day from Koh Tao to Samui Airport, all 3 of which you can book in advance online to ensure that you get to Samui Airport for your flight even during busy periods when tickets often sell out in advance of the day of travel.

Koh TaoSamui AirportTicket PriceCompany
06:3009:30฿ 750Seatran Discovery
09:0012:00฿ 750Seatran Discovery
15:0018:00฿ 750Seatran Discovery
  • Child fares are available for children aged from 3 to 9 years old at the rate of 480 THB per child. 

Buy Tickets to Samui Airport


Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Koh Tao to Samui Airport:

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Journey to Samui Airport


Direct services to Samui Airport depart from Mae Haad, near to Sairee Beach which is the main resort town on Koh Tao.

  • Location of Koh Tao Ferry Pier

From Koh Tao the ferry first goes to Koh Phangan. This first section of the journey takes 1 hour 30 minutes. The ferry stops briefly at Koh Phangan to drop off passengers and pick up new passengers before continuing onto Koh Samui. The second stage of the journey from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui is much shorter and takes around 30 minutes.

  • Location of Bangrak Seatran Pier:

Seatran Discovery ferry services from Koh Tao arrive into Koh Samui at Bangrak Seatran Pier. The distance by road from Bangrak Seatran Pier to Samui Airport is only 2.2 km making it the closest ferry pier to Samui Airport. The next closest ferry pier to Samui Airport with has arrival from Koh Tao is Pralarn Lomprayah Pier in Maenam, which is 13.4 km by road from Samui Airport.

  • Location of Samui Airport:

After disembarking from the ferry at Bangrak Seatran Pier, passengers transfer to a minivan departing from the car park in front of the entrance to the ferry pier. The journey by minivan from Bangrak Seatran Pier to Samui Airport should take no more than 5 minutes. The scheduled journey time from Koh Tao to Samui Airport with the Seatran Discovery Company is 3 hours but in fact it normally takes less than 2 hours 30 minutes.

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