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How To Get To Koh Tao

How To Get To Koh Tao

Koh Tao is one of the most enchanting destinations in Thailand. However, you should research how to get to Koh Tao since there are many different ways to get there.

The most convenient way to start the journey is to come from Bangkok, and from here you can take air or overland transport.

How To Get To Koh Tao From Bangkok, Surat Thani, KL & Koh Samui

If you don’t have much time, flying is the best option. Booking flights in advance can save you a great deal of money. You’ll have to go through Bangkok and either fly from the Suvarnabhumi Airport or the Don Mueang International Airport directly to Chumphon. From either of these airports, you can then take a taxi to the train station and then board a boat to Koh Tao. There are flights several times a day, so it’s pretty easy to find an affordable flight that suits your schedule, especially if you book early.

You can also fly into the Surat Thani airport, which services flights from Kuala Lumpur and other Thai destinations. From the airport you can purchase bus and ferry tickets which take you to the Don Sak pier; from here you board a boat that takes you to the Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao.

If you’re thinking of taking the bus, head over to the Southern Bus Terminal and get a ticket for Chumphon. Getting a bus and boat ticket from the terminal is convenient since it will save you time. The Songserm Speed Boat and the Lomprayah Catamaran are the most popular boats headed for Chumphon.

The train is another affordable option, and much more convenient if you take the sleeper train. It will also save you money overnight since you don’t have to pay for accommodation. The night trains leave from the Hua Lamphong station in Bangkok and take you directly to Chumphon. You can also book combo train and boat tickets from the station.

If you are already in the neighbouring islands of Koh Phangan or Koh Samui, you can easily reach Koh Tao by hopping on a ferry.

Now that you know how to get to Koh Tao, you can decide on the option that’s best for you.

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Ferry Koh Tao - Koh Samui ฿ 600–44,200 1h 30m – 4h 30m
  •   Speedboat 07:00, 15:00
  •   Catamaran 09:30
  •   Private Speedboat 10 Pax + Van 00:00
  •   Private Speedboat 20 Pax + Van 00:00
  •   Express 09:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 09:30
Bus Koh Tao - Phuket ฿ 1,600 9h
  •   Express 09:30
Ferry Koh Tao - Phuket ฿ 1,300 16h
  •   Sleeper Ferry 21:00
  •   Ferry 21:00
Bus Koh Tao - Krabi ฿ 1,300 6h
  •   Express 09:30
Ferry Koh Tao - Krabi ฿ 1,250–1,400 6h – 12h
  •   Speedboat + Express Bus 07:00
  •   Sleeper Boat 21:00
  •   Ferry 21:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Surat Thani ฿ 400–1,350 20m – 12h 40m
  •   Speedboat 07:00, 09:30
  •   Speedboat + Van 07:00
  •   Sleeper Boat + Van 21:00
  •   Long Tail Boat 6pax 10:00, 12:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Donsak ฿ 750 3h 15m
  •   Speedboat 09:30
Ferry Koh Tao - Surat Thani Airport ฿ 1,150–1,200 4h – 9h 30m
  •   Sleeper Boat 21:00
  •   Speedboat + Express Bus 07:00
  •   Ferry 21:00
Bus Koh Tao - Surat Thani Airport ฿ 1,100 5h
  •   Express 09:30
Bus Koh Tao - Nakhon Si Thammarat ฿ 1,100 5h
  •   Express 09:30
Ferry Koh Tao - Nakhon Si Thammarat ฿ 1,300 12h
  •   Sleeper Boat + Van 21:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Hat Yai ฿ 1,400 14h – 15h
  •   Sleeper Boat 21:00
  •   Ferry 21:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Ao Nang ฿ 1,350 12h 15m – 12h 30m
  •   Sleeper Boat 21:00
  •   Ferry 21:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Khao Sok ฿ 1,250–1,450 5h 30m – 12h 15m
  •   Speedboat + Van 07:00
  •   Sleeper Boat 21:00
  •   Ferry 21:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Koh Phi Phi ฿ 1,650–2,300 8h 30m – 14h 30m
  •   Speedboat 21:00
  •   Speedboat + Express Bus + Ferry 07:00
  •   Ferry + Van + Ferry 21:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Koh Lanta ฿ 1,550–1,700 9h 30m – 14h 30m
  •   Speedboat + Van 07:00
  •   Sleeper Boat 21:00
  •   Ferry 21:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Chumphon ฿ 600–750 1h 30m – 8h
  •   Speedboat 10:15, 14:45
  •   Sleeper Boat 21:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Railay ฿ 1,500–1,800 7h 30m – 13h
  •   Speedboat 09:30, 21:00
  •   Speedboat + Van + Long Tail Boat 07:00
  •   Ferry + Van + Ferry 21:00
Bus Koh Tao - Bangkok ฿ 1,250 10h
  •   Express 14:45
Ferry Koh Tao - Bangkok ฿ 1,450–1,550 10h – 18h 30m
  •   VIP 10:15, 14:45
  •   Sleeper Boat 21:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Koh Phangan ฿ 500–37,700 50m – 2h
  •   Speedboat 07:00, 15:00
  •   Catamaran 09:30
  •   Private Speedboat 10 Pax + Van 00:00
  •   Private Speedboat 20 Pax + Van 00:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 09:30
Bus Koh Tao - Hua Hin ฿ 1,250 7h
  •   Express 14:45
Ferry Koh Tao - Hua Hin ฿ 1,350–1,550 7h – 13h
  •   Sleeper Boat 21:00
  •   VIP 10:15, 14:45
Ferry Koh Tao - Khao Lak ฿ 1,280–1,300 14h 30m
  •   Sleeper Boat 21:00
  •   Ferry + Van + Bus 21:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Penang ฿ 2,350 19h
  •   Ferry + Van + Van 21:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Kuala Lumpur ฿ 2,650 1d 30m
  •   Ferry + Van + Bus 21:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Songkhla ฿ 1,700 17h 45m
  •   Ferry + Van + Van 21:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Koh Lipe ฿ 3,200 18h
  •   Ferry + Van + Speedboat 21:00

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