How to Get from Surat Thani to Donsak

Donsak Raja Ferry Pier is where you need to get to in order to board the cheap car ferry to Koh Samui or Koh Phangan. Donsak is in Surat Thani province but 66.7 km from Surat Thani city centre, where the bus stations are located, and 80.1 km from Phunphin, where Surat Thani train station is located. There is no train station near to Donsak, so the only ways to travel from Surat Thani to Donsak are by bus or by taxi.


Travel Times to Donsak


There are two departure points for bus services to Donsak:

  • The car park in front of Surat Thani Railway Station.
  • The Talad Kaset 1 bus station in Surat Thani City Centre.
Departure Point Surat Thani Donsak Cost
Surat Thani Train Station 08.00 10.00 ฿ 255
Surat Thani City 08.30 10.00 ฿ 175
Surat Thani City 09.30 11.00 ฿ 175
Surat Thani City 10.30 12.00 ฿ 175
Surat Thani City 11.30 13.00 ฿ 175
Surat Thani City 12.30 14.00 ฿ 175
Surat Thani City 13.30 15.00 ฿ 175
Surat Thani City 14.30 16.00 ฿ 175
Surat Thani City 15.30 17.00 ฿ 175
Surat Thani City 16.30 18.00 ฿ 175

All 10 bus services listed above are operated by the Phantip Travel Company. The Phantip Travel Company is reliable and they generally arrive on or before the scheduled time. Except in the event the bus breaks down passengers are pretty much guaranteed to arrive with just enough time to catch the ferry they planned to. The buses themselves are not great, but for most people that matters very little for a journey of less than 90 minutes.


Car ferry at Donsak Raja Ferry Pier


Buy Tickets to Donsak


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About Travel To Donsak


Bus services from Surat Thani city centre to Donsak depart from Soi Talad Mai 8 off the Talad Mai Road. There is a small bus station there called Talad Kaset Bus Station 1. Around the corner on the main road is the main office Phantip Travel Company which operates these bus services. On the other side of the road down a side street is Talad Kaset Bus Station 2, which is where most minivan services arrive and depart. If you have taken a minivan from Hat Yai, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Khanom or Prachuap Khiri Khan this most likely is where you will arrive in arrive in Surat Thani. The 90 minutes journey by bus is slow but the scenery becomes very beautiful for the last part of the journey when the bus leaves the main road at the small town of Pak Phraek and heads north past the limestone hills of Donsak District. If you travel from the train station the bus bypasses Surat Thani city entirely travelling non-stop to Donsak Ferry Pier.


Surat Thani Bus Station 1



Donsak Raja Ferry Pier



Ferries to Koh Samui


There are 15 ferry services a day from Donsak Raja Ferry Port to Koh Samui running from 05:00 to 19:30 every day of the year. An additional fee is payable for transporting cars and motorbikes on these ferries. 

  • Service: Car ferry from Donsak to Lipa Noi Ferry Pier in Koh Samui
  • Company: Raja Ferry
  • Journey Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cost: 130 THB
  • Ferry Times from Donsak to Koh Samui:
Donsak Koh Samui
05:00 06:30
06:00 07:30
07:00 08:30
08:00 09:30
09:00 10:30
10:00 11:30
11:00 12:30
12:00 13:30
13:00 14:30
14:00 15:30
15:00 16:30
16:00 17:30
17:00 18:30
18:00 19:30
19:30 21:00
  • Location of Lipa Noi Ferry Pier in Koh Samui: arrival point for Raja Ferries from Donsak.


Ferries to Koh Phangan


There are 7 ferry services a day from Donsak Raja Ferry Port to Koh Phangan running from 06:00 to 18:00. The last ferry of the day, normally arrives 30 to 60 minutes later than scheduled. The last ferry of the day runs slower than the others because this is the only car ferry service which arrives in Koh Phangan Ferry Port in darkness slowing down the process.

  • Service: Car ferry from Donsak to Thong Sala Ferry Pier in Koh Phangan
  • Company: Raja Ferry
  • Journey Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Cost: 210 THB
  • Ferry Times from Donsak to Koh Phangan:
Donsak Koh Phangan
06:00 08:30
08:00 10:30
10:00 12:30
12:00 14:30
14:00 16:30
16:00 18:30
18:00 20:30
  • Location of Thong Sala Ferry Pier in Koh Phangan: arrival point for Raja Ferries from Donsak.


Next read about Train Travel from Bangkok to Surat Thani


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