On Koh Samui’s northern shores, Bangrak Pier is the starting block for Thai island adventures. Also known as the Big Buddha Pier, it’s a central location for those eager to explore Samui’s nature and cultural riches.
Location of Bangrak Pier
Hop off the plane at Koh Samui International Airport, and within a mere 5-minute drive (or a breezy 300 Baht taxi ride), you’re at the heart of Bangrak Beach and right on the pier. The blend of proximity to the airport and attractions scattered around the island makes Bangrak Pier an obvious pick for savvy travelers.
Getting to Bangrak Pier
From Koh Samui International Airport it is a mere 5-minute drive (or a 300 Baht taxi ride). The pier is connected to Bangrak Beach. The blend of proximity to the airport and attractions scattered around the island makes Bangrak Pier an obvious choice for savvy travelers.
Why Bangrak Stands Out
Destinations from the pier
At Bangrak Pier, daily ferries connect you to mesmerizing destinations like Koh Phangan.
- Lomprayah offers 30-minute journeys to Thong Sala on Koh Phangan for THB 350. They have multiple departures throughout the day, starting as early as 8:00 until 17:00.
- Seatran Discovery provides a slightly longer 45-minute ferry ride in high-speed vessels, also connecting Bangrak to Thong Sala Koh Phangan for THB 350.
- For travelers who might want to venture a bit further, Koh Tao Booking Center heads to Phangan Haad Rin Queen Pier, Koh Phangan, taking around 30 minutes for THB 700 and offering another option of a 50-minute journey for THB 300.
- Lastly, Songserm is also on the radar, connecting Koh Samui to Thong Sala Pier in roughly an hour for around 250 to 350 THB, depending on the time and route.
Whether your heart is set on experiencing Koh Phangan’s moonlit parties or diving in Koh Tao’s turquoise waters, Bangrak Pier is your springboard.
|Ferry Koh Samui - Koh Phangan ฿ 250–20,800 20m – 3h 15m
Facilities at Bangrak Pier
Modern and equipped, the pier has ticket booths, shaded rest areas, clean restrooms, snack stalls, nearby eateries, and even tour booking counters. There’s also a handy taxi stand for island explorers.
And if you’re seeking more than just a transit point, the pier’s vicinity to Koh Samui’s iconic 12-meter tall, golden Big Buddha statue is sure to appeal. Furthermore, Bangrak is one of Koh Samui’s prime sunset spots. Dine by the beach and watch as the sky paints itself in beautiful colors.
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