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ferry from surat thani to samui

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ferry from surat thani to samui

hi, been trying to find out about ferries from surat to samui. do they all go to the same place in samui? nathon is it? or do some go to different piers?

we're flying down to surat thani, is there bus and ferry tickets etc available from the airport? can we just turn up?

we land at 11.20 am so we've got plenty of time. thanks, rob

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1. Re: ferry from surat thani to samui

Hi,

Ferries for Koh Samui (and other islands) depart from Don Sak Pier. Indeed, there are three different piers at Don Sak within a few kms of each other. One pier serves the Raja Ferry company, another is used by the Lomprayah Catamaran/Songserm Ferry while yet another is used by Seatran Car Ferries. You can buy tickets (including the 1.5 hour transfer to Don Sak pier)for all four companies at Surat Thani Airport. Just turn up on the day. However, at certain times of the year you are better off booking for the faster Lomprayah Catamaran in advance.

They arrive/depart from different piers on Koh Samui.

Edited: 9:35 am, January 30, 2013
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2. Re: ferry from surat thani to samui

Hi

From Surat Thani airport once you're arrive get the combo bus + ferry to koh Samui. No need to book in advance. The pier in Surat Thani is called " Donsak pier"

If you're using speed boat catamaran lomprayah.com/ you will be dock at " Nathon pier"

If you're using seatranferry.com/ you will be also dock at Nathon pier

If you're using rajaferryport.com/ you will dock at Lipa Noi pier

Both ferries company depart from Donsak pier from 06.00 - 19.00 hour. So yes you will have plenty of time. From sirat thani airport to Donsak pier take 11/2 hours and by ferry take 11/2 hours, by speed boat 45mins. you will miss the first but you can catch the one 16.30.

Cheers,

3. Re: ferry from surat thani to samui

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