The Gulf Islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao are popular onward destinations from Khao Sok. While getting there can be easy and inexpensive, travels times are often long. Therefore, guests should plan to spend most of the day getting from Khao Sok to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, or Koh Tao.
The most inexpensive trip from Khao Sok to Koh Samui, Khao Sok to Koh Phangan and Khao Sok to Koh Tao is a joined van+ferry combo ticket. Times and prices are provided below. With this option, the cost of the shared van ticket and ferry ticket are included in one price. The journey starts with a shuttle from the resort into Khao Sok village to rendezvous with the van. Guests then take the shared van to Surathani bus station and board a different van for the short transfer to Don Sak pier. At Don Sak pier, guests are given a ferry ticket, and board the boat in time for departure.
Please note that this transfer involves a choice of 2 types of ferry:
1. A high-speed passenger ferry (Lomprayah Ferry company), that departs from Tapee pier in Surathani town. This is your only option to Koh Tao, and also serves Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.
2. A low-speed car ferry (Raja Ferry company or Seatran Ferry company) departing from Don Sak pier, which is a one hour drive from Surathani town. These ferries serve Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.