Travel from Surat Thani to Donsak Ferry Port

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.

Bus Times from Surat Thani Airport to Donsak Ferry Port


There are currently 8 direct bus services a day from Surat Thani Airport to Donsak available to book online.

Surat ThaniDonsakTravel CostCompany
08:3010:30฿ 300Phantip
09:1510:45฿ 340Raja Ferry
09:4511:45฿ 300Phantip
11:1513:00฿ 300Phantip
11:3013:00฿ 340Raja Ferry
14:1515:45฿ 300Phantip
15:1517:15฿ 340Raja Ferry
15:1516:45฿ 300Phantip

Buy Tickets from Surat Thani to Donsak Ferry Port


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About Travel from Surat Thani City 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.

Car ferry at Donsak Raja Ferry Pier
Car ferry at Donsak Raja Ferry Pier

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


Google Map of Phantip Travel

Donsak Raja Ferry Pier


Google Map of Donsak Raja Ferry Port

Ferry Times from Donsak 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: 170 THB
  • Ferry Times from Donsak to Koh Samui:
DonsakKoh Samui
05:0006:30
06:0007:30
07:0008:30
08:0009:30
09:0010:30
10:0011:30
11:0012:30
12:0013:30
13:0014:30
14:0015:30
15:0016:30
16:0017:30
17:0018:30
18:0019:30
19:3021:00
  • Location of Lipa Noi Ferry Pier in Koh Samui: arrival point for Raja Ferries from Donsak.

Google Map of Lipa Noi Ferry Pier

Ferry Times from Donsak to Koh Phangan


There are 6 ferry services a day from Donsak Raja Ferry Port to Koh Phangan running from 05:00 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: 250 THB
  • Ferry Times from Donsak to Koh Phangan:
DonsakKoh Phangan
05:0007:30
07:3010:00
09:3012:00
13:3016:00
15:3018:00
18:0020:30
  • Location of Thong Sala Ferry Pier in Koh Phangan: arrival point for Raja Ferries from Donsak.

Google Map of Thong Sala Ferry Pier

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