This is an updated travel guide on how to get from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan by ferry with the latest schedule and fare for your easy reference. Updated on 10 April 2023.
Koh Phangan is a must-visit destination for beach lovers and partygoers alike. This island is home to the famous Full Moon Party, which takes place every full moon, and other exciting events such as the Half Moon, Jungle, Lighthouse, and Waterfall parties. While Koh Phangan has a reputation for being a wild party destination, it also boasts beautiful beaches, stunning nature, and delicious food, making it a great destination for a well-rounded vacation.
If you’re looking for a more peaceful experience, head to the north of the island to find serene and picturesque beaches and nature that many visitors don’t expect on a party island like Koh Phangan. Whether you’re seeking adventure or relaxation, Koh Phangan has something for everyone.
Ferry from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan
To travel from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan, the only available option is to take a ferry. Since Koh Phangan is located just 15 km north of Koh Samui, the ferry ride is relatively short, taking between 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the ferry port you depart from.
Fares for the ferry ride from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan start from THB220 (US$6) which will take around 90 minutes. Most travelers depart from Maenam(Pralarn) Pier or at Na Thon Koh Samui which costs more at THB350 or around USD10 with less travel time of only about 30 minutes.
To reach the ferry ports, you can book a pick-up service with almost all ferry companies operating between Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, at an additional fee.
Alternatively, you can also book a shuttle + ferry service if you’re coming from Koh Samui Airport. Fares for this option start from 500 THB ($14), with a total travel time of around 2-3 hours.
Koh Samui to Koh Phangan Ferry Schedule
There are multiple daily trips from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan from different ferry operators. The first trip is at 7:00 am and the last trip is at 4:30 pm. The travel time is 30 to 9 minutes depending on the port/pier you depart from.
- 7:00 am departure from Lipa Noi Koh Samui
- 8:00 am departure from Maenam Samui, Koh Samui
- 9:30 am departure from Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
- 10:30 am departure from Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm
- 12:15 pm departure from Na Thon Koh Samui
- 12:30 pm departure from Maenam Samui, Koh Samui
- 2:30 pm departure from Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
- 3:30 pm departure from Na Thon Koh Samui
- 4:30 pm departure from Lipa Noi Koh Samui / Na Thon Koh Samui Songserm / Maenam Samui, Koh Samui
Koh Phangan to Koh Samui Ferry Schedule
- 8:00 am
- 9:30 am
- 10:30 am
- 11:00 am
- 12:00 nn
- 12:30 pm
- 4:00 pm
- 4:30 pm
- 6:30 pm