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Difference between the 2 Koh Samui piers-Nathon and Maenam??

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Difference between the 2 Koh Samui piers-Nathon and Maenam??

Good morning everybody

Does anyone know the difference between the Nathon and Maenam pier apart from location I suppose?

Which one is the closest to the airport and which one better serves ferries to Koh Tao where I'll be heading?

I will need to find a hotel/gueshouse to stay near one of these piers.

Thanks for your help!

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1. Re: Difference between the 2 Koh Samui piers-Nathon and Maenam??

Hi

Maenam pier to the airport approximately 15 mins by taxi www.lomprayah.com/

Bangrak pier closer to the airport http://www.seatrandiscovery.com/home.php

Good luck

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2. Re: Difference between the 2 Koh Samui piers-Nathon and Maenam??

For got accoms

Samui mermaid beach resort

Samui pier beach resort

Secret garden beach resort

These will be convenient for you :)

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3. Re: Difference between the 2 Koh Samui piers-Nathon and Maenam??

Hi

Nathon is some distance from the airport!

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4. Re: Difference between the 2 Koh Samui piers-Nathon and Maenam??

hi guys

yes the seatran ferry pier [in bangrak] is the closest to the airport [less than 5 minutes ]

samui mermaid is less than 2 minutes away from there for accomadation

so is nara garden ,P10 hotel

the seatran leaves to phangan/koh tao 2 times per day

maenam is 15 minutes away from the airport

lots of accommodation along the way

Nathon is 30 minutes plus away depending on traffic

cheers

DC

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5. Re: Difference between the 2 Koh Samui piers-Nathon and Maenam??

thanks very much for this info everyone, very helpful. I'm just trying to find the pier with the quickest and most comfortable ferry to take me to Koh Tao, in this instance I understand it will be Maenam, I hope I'm right?

thanks again

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6. Re: Difference between the 2 Koh Samui piers-Nathon and Maenam??

Either one is good :)

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7. Re: Difference between the 2 Koh Samui piers-Nathon and Maenam??

Hi,

Maenam pier is a good departure point. Lomprayah has two sailings a day at 08.00 and 12.30.

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8. Re: Difference between the 2 Koh Samui piers-Nathon and Maenam??

Hi,

I am travelling from Koh Phangan- Koh Samui (staying in Lamai beach in Koh Samui). Any advice on which is closer to travel to Lamai from? Thanks!

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9. Re: Difference between the 2 Koh Samui piers-Nathon and Maenam??

Hi Helena

If staying in Lamai beach, Nathon pier is closer to you than Maenam pier.

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10. Re: Difference between the 2 Koh Samui piers-Nathon and Maenam??

Thank you!