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Transportation


Boat

Bus

Plane

Train

The only way to get to Koh Tao is by boat. Services run from the mainland leaving chumphon and Surat Thani, and from the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan ... see more

A combined bus/boat ticket
The cheapest and most popular way, there are tow companies who offer this service, Lomprayah Catamaran and Songserm Express ... see more

* Direct flight to Chumphon.
* Direct flight to Koh Samui.
* Direct flight to Surat Thani.

Direct flight to Chumphon - Followed by bus and ferry transfer to Koh Tao.
Nok Air operate daily flights between Don Mueang Airport, Bangkok and Chumphon airport with van transfer for the 35 minute ride to the ferry terminal ... see more

At Bangkok railway station (Hua Lamphong) you will find a color marked ticket counter on the left side of the counters. There you can buy the combined tickets ... see more

 

Getting to Koh Tao

The only way to get to Koh Tao is by boat. Services run from the mainland leaving Chumphon and Surat Thani, and from the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. There is no airport, and no bus or Train Stations on the island. If you are already on Koh Samui or Koh Phangan, transfer to Koh Tao can be arranged via your resort or with one of many tourist centers on Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Daily express boats are available between Thong Sala pier in the town of Thong

Sala on Koh Phangan and also from Koh Samui.

Recommended Transportation



1 By Boat

By Boat The only way to get to Koh Tao is by boat. Services run from the mainland leaving chumphon and Surat Thani, and from the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.

Koh Phangan & Koh Samui Route
There are three boats which operate between these two neighbouring islands and Koh Tao. They area Lomprayah Catamaran, Seatran Discovery and Songserm Express.

Chumphon & Surat Thani Route
Chumphon is the closest part of the mainland to Koh Tao, and so travel time by boat is the quickest and shortest compared whit Surat Thani. Two boats offer services between the mainland and Koh Tao, Lomprayah Catamaran and Songserm Express. There are also night boats (sleeping boat) and ferries available comfort on mattresses, Journey time on these boats is approximately 6 hours to/from Chumphon and 9 hours to/from Surat Thani.

2 By Bus

By Bus A combined bus/boat ticket
The cheapest and most popular way, there are tow companies who offer this service, Lomprayah Catamaran and Songserm Express. There air-conditioned buses depart from Khao San Road in Bangkok and arrive in at their own piers at chumphon. The boat journey to Koh Tao is between 2 and 3 hours depending on the boat.

Government Bus
All government southern bus routes depart from the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok and have direct routes to Chumphon and Suratthani Provinces. Timetables

For more information
Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal Tel. 0 2435 1199
Chumphon Bus Terminal Tel. 0 7757 6803
Surat Thani Bus Terminal Tel. 0 7720 0032

3 By Plane

By Plane
  1. Direct flight to Chumphon
  2. Direct flight to Koh Samui
  3. Direct flight to Surat Thani

Direct flight to Chumphon - Followed by bus and ferry transfer to Koh Tao.
Nok Air operate daily flights between Don Mueang Airport, Bangkok and Chumphon airport with van transfer for the 35 minute ride to the ferry terminal.

Direct flight to Koh Samui - Followed by ferry transfer to Koh Tao.
There are two airlines offering services, Bangkok Airways and 2 flights daily by Thai Airways, with the former operating more flights to/from Bangkok. making it convenient for boat connections.

Direct flight to Surat Thani - Followed by bus and ferry transfer to Koh Tao.
Or you can fly to Surat Thani (Thai Airways , Air Asia or Nok Air). From the airport there are minibuses which shuttle up to Donsak's port, the ferry boats place of departure. Thai Airways international has 2 daily flights connecting Bangkok with Surat Thani. The flight time is approximately 70 minutes. Timetables

Flights to/from Chumphon Flights to/from Koh Samui Flights to/from Surat Thani
1.) Nok Air 1.) Bangkok Airways 1.) Air Asia
2.) Solar Air 2.) Thai Airways
2.) Nok Air
    3.) Thai Airways

For more information
Air Asia Tel. 0 2515 9999
Bangkok Airways Tel. 0 2134 3960, 0 2134 3888
Nok Air Tel. 0 2900 9955
Thai Airways Tel. 1566, 0 2545 3691 - 2
Samui Airport office Tel. 0 7724 5601 - 8

4 By Train

By Train At Bangkok railway station (Hua Lamphong) you will find a color marked ticket counter on the left side of the counters. There you can buy the combined tickets. You can choose your mode of transportation - 1st or 2nd class, seat or sleeper (recommended) and A/C or Fan.

Price for a combined ticket is app. 800 Baht for 2nd class and app. 1,200 Baht for 1st class. You also can buy just the train ticket. Tickets for a night-train can be booked at Bangkok Railway Station and many travel agencies in Bangkok. Timetables

Traveling from Bangkok
The most convenient way to go to Koh Tao is with the night train and by purchasing a "combination ticket" which includes:
- Train ticket-align: Bus transfer from Surat Thani railway station to ferry pier
- Train ticket-align: Bus transfer from Chumphon railway station to ferry pier
- Express boat ticket

Travelling from Butterworth (Malaysia)
Tickets can be purchased at the railway station in Butterworth or at the ferry terminal in Georgetown Penang. There is only one train per day leaving Butterworth at 14:10 pm. At the border you have to leave the train with your baggage. After the checkpoint you will travel further to Hat Yai with the same train. As you arrive at 11:00 pm. at Surat Thani or Chumphon you have to stay overnight and proceed with your journey the next morning. Just ask your hotel to arrange the transfer and ferry.

For more information
Chumphon Railway Station Tel. 0 7751 1103
Hua Lamphong Railway Station (Bangkok) Tel. 0 2220 4334
Surat Thani Railway Station Tel. 0 7731 1213


1 Express Boat

From Bangkok you can catch a ferry from Chumphon. Numerous agents sell tickets for a variety of boats of varying size and speed. The fastest takes about 90 minutes, the slowest almost 5 hours. The overnight train Bangkok (dep 06:15 pm.) - Chumphon is best value: bed included and optional feed and drink, if you prebook.

From Chumphon
Boat Name Chumphon - Koh Tao Koh Tao - Chumphon
From Tha Yang Pier To Mae Haad Pier From Mae Haad Pier To Tha Yang Pier
Songserm Express Boat 07:00 am. 10:00 am. 02:30 pm. 05:30 pm.


From Surat Thani
Boat Name Surat Thani - Koh Tao Koh Tao - Surat Thani
From Tha Thong Pier To Mae Haad Pier From Mae Haad Pier To Tha Thong Pier
Songserm Express Boat 08:00 am. 02:30 pm. 10:00 am. 04:30 pm.


From Koh Samui
Boat Name Koh Samui - Koh Tao Koh Tao - Koh Samui
From Mae Nam Pier To Mae Haad Pier From Mae Haad Pier To Mae Nam Pier
Songserm Express Boat 11:00 am. 01:45 pm. 10:00 am. 12:45 pm.


From Koh Phangan
Boat Name Koh Phangan - Koh Tao Koh Tao - Koh Phangan
From Thong Sala Pier To Mae Haad Pier From Mae Haad Pier To Thong Sala Pier
Songserm Express Boat 12:00 am. 01:45 pm. 10:00 am. 11:30 pm.

Note
All information is subject to change due to weather conditions or other circumstances without prior notice, please confirm all details carefully with the booking office.

2 The Ferry

If you're coming from the south, you can take a ferry from Surat Thani (around 3 hours) on the mainland, or from Koh Samui (1.5 hours) or Koh Phangan (1 hour).

Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran or Seatran are the fastest and most comfortable way to get to Koh Tao. They run twice a day from Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Chumphon.

From Koh Samui
Boat Name Koh Samui - Koh Tao Koh Tao - Koh Samui
From Mae Name Pier To Mae Haad Pier From Mae Haad Pier To Mae Name Pier
Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran 08:00 am. 09:45 am. 09:30 am. 11:20 am.
12:30 pm. 02:15 pm. 03:00 pm. 04:40 pm.
Boat Name Koh Samui - Koh Tao Koh Tao - Koh Samui
From Nathon Pier To Mae Haad Pier From Mae Haad Pier To Nathon Pier
Seatran Discovery Ferry 08:00 am. 10:00 am. 09:30 am. 11:30 am.
01:30 pm. 03:30 pm. 03:00 pm. 05:00 pm.
From Koh Phangan
Boat Name Koh Phangan - Koh Tao Koh Tao - Koh Phangan
From Thong Sala Pier To Mae Haad Pier From Mae Haad Pier To Thong Sala Pier
Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran 08:30 am. 09:45 am. 09:30 am. 10:45 am.
01:00 pm. 02:15 pm. 03:00 pm. 04:10 pm.
Seatran Discovery Ferry 08:30 am. 10:00 am. 09:30 am. 11:00 am.
02:00 pm. 03:30 pm. 03:00 pm. 04:30 pm.
From Chumphon
Boat Name Chumphon - Koh Tao Koh Tao - Chumphon
From Tung Makham Noi Pier To Mae Haad Pier From Mae Haad Pier To Tung Makham Noi Pier
Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran 07:00 am. 08:45 am. 10:15 pm. 11:45 pm.
01:00 pm. 02:45 pm. 02:45 pm. 04:30 pm.
Boat Name Chumphon - Koh Tao Koh Tao - Chumphon
From Mouth of Chumphon River To Mae Haad Pier From Mae Haad Pier To Mouth of Chumphon River
Seatran Discovery Ferry 07:00 am. 09:00 am. 10:00 am. 12:00 am.
01:00 pm. 03:00 pm. 04:00 pm. 06:00 pm.

Note
All information is subject to change due to weather conditions or other circumstances without prior notice, please confirm all details carefully with the booking office.

3 The Night Boat

If you're taking a boat from Surat Thani, one possibility might be an overnight ferry - depart around 11:00 pm. and arrive in the morning, about 06:00 am. (subject to changes). It's advisable to arrive early to grab a mattress as most are formerly cargo boats, so facilities are basic.

From Chumphon
Boat Name Chumphon - Koh Tao Koh Tao - Chumphon
From Tha Yang Pier To Mae Haad Pier From Mae Haad Pier To Tha Yang Pier
Ko Jaroen Car Ferry (Daily except Sunday) 11:00 pm. 05:00 am. 11:00 pm. 05:00 am.
Night Boat 12:00 am. 06:00 am. 10:00 pm. 03:00 am.
Talay Sub Night Boat 11:00 pm. 05:00 am. 10:00 pm. 05:00 am.


From Surat Thani
Boat Name Surat Thani - Koh Tao Koh Tao - Surat Thani
From Baan Don Pier To Mae Haad Pier From Mae Haad Pier To Baan Don Pier
Night Boat 10:00 pm. 08:00 am. 08:30 pm. 05:30 am.


For more information
Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Tel. Chumphon: 0 7755 8212, Koh Samui: 0 7742 7765, Koh Tao: 0 7745 6176
Ko Jaroen Car & Cargo Ferry Tel. Chumphon: 0 7758 0030, Koh Tao: 08 1797 0276
Seatran Discovery Express Ferry Tel. Chumphon: 0 7752 1052, Koh Samui: 0 7724 6086, Koh Tao: 0 7745 6907
Talay Sub Cargo & Night Boat Tel. Chumphon: 0 7755 3176, Koh Samui: 0 7743 0531, Koh Tao: 0 7745 6431
Songserm Express Boat Tel. Chumphon: 0 7750 6205, Koh Samui: 0 7742 0157, Koh Tao: 0 7745 6274