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Getting to Koh Tao

Koh Tao is a small island in the middle of the Gulf of Thailand. The primary mode of transportation to this island is by boat. It can be connected to by bus, train, or plane from the mainland, specifically from Chumphon, Surat Thani, or the nearest, Samui Airport.

Traveling by bus

Recommendation for a Comfortable Journey: Take the air-conditioned bus from Bangkok. The bus departs from Khaosarn Road at two convenient times: 06:00 and 21:00. This service includes both ferry and bus tickets, ensuring a seamless transfer to Koh Tao without the need for self-connection, providing you a hassle-free experience. Recommend book your traveling tickets with or 12go website

Traveling by boat

Koh Tao is accessible by boat from nearby islands such as Koh Phangan, Koh Samui, as well as from areas in Surat Thani and Chumphon provinces. Daytime ferry services are provided by companies like Lomprayah High-Speed Catamaran, and there are also overnight ferry services available

Traveling by planes

Koh Tao doesn't have its own airport, but you can fly to Koh Samui Airport, which is the closest. From there, you can catch Lomprayah High-Speed Catamaran's ferry service around 11:00 or 12:30 to reach Koh Tao. Alternatively, you can fly directly to Chumphon or Surat Thani and then connect to a ferry. Surat Thani Airport has more flight options than Chumphon. Flight schedules can be checked on the airline's website below.

Koh Samui International Airport

Bangkok Airways

Suratthani International Airport

Chumphon Airport

Traveling by Train

An alternative and highly recommended mode of transportation is the Thai Railways, offering a comprehensive range of services from economical classes to VIP accommodations. Thai Railways operates trains departing from Krungthep Apiwat Station (Bang Sue Grand Station). Ticket reservations can be made through the official Thai Railways website.

For ferry schedules, please refer to the website. Noteworthy train services include:

  • Train #169: Departure at 16:10, Arrival at 01:37

  • Train #83: Departure at 17:30, Arrival at 02:30

  • Train #173: Departure at 18:10, Arrival at 04:10

  • Train #167: Departure at 18:50, Arrival at 04:45

Latter arriving at Chumphon you can catch the transfer by Lomprayah or book your transfer on their website

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