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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 ฿ 500–700 1h 50m – 3h 15m
  •   Catamaran 06:00, 09:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:30, 09:00, 10:00, 15:00
  •   Catamaran 08:00, 10:15, 11:15, 12:00, 12:30, 17:15, 17:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 08:00, 09:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:00, 16:00, 16:30
  •   ferry 09:00, 14:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Phuket ฿ 1,000–1,200 9h – 11h
  •   Catamaran 06:00, 09:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:30
  •   Catamaran 10:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 09:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Krabi ฿ 800–1,100 6h 40m – 8h 45m
  •   Catamaran 06:00, 09:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:30, 09:00, 10:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:00, 07:00, 08:00, 08:30, 10:30, 11:00
  •   Catamaran 06:30, 06:45, 07:00, 09:30, 11:30, 12:30
Ferry Koh Tao - Surat Thani Train Station ฿ 700–1,050 4h 20m – 7h 30m
  •   Catamaran 06:00, 09:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 10:00
  •   Catamaran 08:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:30, 08:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Donsak ฿ 600–850 4h – 5h 30m
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:30, 09:00, 10:00
  •   Catamaran 12:30, 13:00, 18:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 12:15, 13:30, 14:20, 14:30, 15:00
Bus Koh Tao - Surat Thani Airport ฿ 1,150 11h 30m
  •   Local 23:00
  •   Standard AC 08:15
Ferry Koh Tao - Surat Thani Airport ฿ 800–1,050 5h 45m – 8h
  •   Catamaran 09:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:30, 09:00, 10:00
  •   Catamaran 08:00, 14:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 08:20, 08:30, 10:45, 11:20
Ferry Koh Tao - Surat Thani ฿ 900 5h
  •   Catamaran 09:30
  •   Catamaran 09:00, 15:30
Ferry Koh Tao - Nakhon Si Thammarat ฿ 1,000–1,100 5h 40m – 7h 10m
  •   Catamaran 06:00, 09:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:30, 08:30, 12:00
  •   Catamaran 10:30
Ferry Koh Tao - Hat Yai ฿ 1,100–1,190 9h 30m – 16h
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:30
  •   Sleeper Boat 23:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Ao Nang ฿ 990–1,200 7h 10m – 9h
  •   Catamaran 06:00, 09:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:30, 09:00, 10:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:00
Bus Koh Tao - Khao Sok ฿ 1,190 14h
  •   Local 23:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Khao Sok ฿ 900–1,150 7h 30m – 9h 30m
  •   Catamaran 06:00, 09:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:30, 10:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Koh Phi Phi ฿ 1,300 10h – 10h 30m
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:30
  •   Catamaran 06:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 09:00, 15:30
  •   Catamaran 09:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Koh Lanta ฿ 1,300 10h 30m – 11h
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:30, 09:00
  •   Catamaran 06:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:45
  •   Sleeper Boat 12:00, 12:30
Ferry Koh Tao - Chumphon ฿ 500–600 1h 30m – 3h
  •   Catamaran 10:15, 14:45
  •   High Speed Ferry 15:00
  •   Catamaran 07:00, 07:15, 13:00, 13:15
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:00
  •   ferry 07:00, 21:35
Ferry Koh Tao - Phetchaburi ฿ 695–1,190 13h 45m – 15h
  •   Sleeper Boat 22:00, 23:00
  •   Night Ferry 22:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Ranong ฿ 750–1,250 7h 45m – 12h
  •   Catamaran 10:15
  •   Sleeper Boat 22:00, 23:00
  •   Night Ferry 22:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Khura Buri ฿ 1,050–1,100 9h 45m – 13h
  •   Catamaran 10:15
  •   Sleeper Boat 23:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Railay ฿ 1,300–1,350 7h 30m – 8h 30m
  •   Catamaran 06:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:30, 09:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Prachuap Khiri Khan ฿ 645–1,250 6h 45m – 13h
  •   Catamaran 10:15
  •   Speedboat 10:15
  •   Sleeper Boat 22:00
  •   Night Ferry 22:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Koh Phayam ฿ 1,300 12h 15m
  •   Local Night Ferry 22:00
  •   Sleeper Boat 22:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Bangkok ฿ 730–900 14h – 18h
  •   High Speed Ferry 15:00
  •   Night Ferry 22:00
  •   Sleeper Boat 22:00
Bus Koh Tao - Bangkok ฿ 1,100 9h 45m – 10h 15m
  •   Express 10:15, 14:45
  •   Express 06:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00
  •   Economy 19:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Koh Phangan ฿ 350–600 1h 10m – 2h
  •   Catamaran 06:00, 09:30
  •   High Speed Ferry 06:30, 09:00, 10:00, 15:00
  •   Catamaran 08:30, 10:45, 13:00, 18:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 08:30, 12:45, 13:30, 17:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Surat Thani Town ฿ 700 7h 30m
  •   High Speed Ferry 10:00
  •   High Speed Ferry 07:00
Ferry Koh Tao - Hua Hin ฿ 1,100 6h 45m – 6h 50m
  •   Catamaran 10:15, 14:45
  •   Catamaran 08:30, 23:30
Ferry Koh Tao - Cha Am ฿ 685 14h 30m
  •   Night Ferry 22:00
  •   Sleeper Boat 22:00

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