Probably the most developed tourism island in the Gulf of Thailand with prices to match. If you crave western style fast food, Macdonalds and Burger King can be found on Koh Samui.
There are numerous boats from Koh Samui to Koh Tao with the majority passing via Koh Phangan.
Three companies run daily trips to Koh Tao. If you like comfort, speed and safety we recommend Lomprayah Catamaran which leaves daily at 7am, 12.30pm or 5pm.
SeaTran Discovery departs daily at 8am to arrive 10am and Seatran’s second trip leaves at 13.30pm.
SeaTran leaves from the Bangrak pier, which is very close to the airport (5-10 min by taxi), Lomprayah leaves from their private pier in Maenam, 30-40 min by taxi from the airport.
Both companies have representatives on Samui airport where you can buy your boat tickets.
Apart from having the most modern boats, they also arrange a pick up service to collect you from the airport or your hotel to take you to their respective piers.
If you are more on a budget, Songserm is your cheaper option. The small price difference doesn’t compensate for the lack of comfort compared to the other 2 alternatives. ongserm leaves from Nathon every day at 11.00 am arriving 14.45 pm.
Due to the amount of boat companies and services operating we recommend contacting a local travel agent to check for the latest schedules and prices.
Numerous travel agents can be found in all tourist spots.