How to get from BANGKOK to KOH TAO?

Koh Tao in Thailand. How you can travel from Bangkok to Koh Tao? You can travel by bus/train + ferry.

Train + Bus + Boat to Koh Tao
Bus + Boat to Koh Tao
Flight + Boat to Koh Tao
Taxi + Ferry to Koh Tao
Book Tickets to Koh Tao

    • Koh Tao (also Ko Tao) – literally Turtle Island in the Chumphon Archipelago. Koh Tao is a small and beautiful island in Southern Thailand, approximately 21 km², 30 km north of Koh Phan Gan and about 70 km from the Chumphon town. Koh Tao is in the Chumphon Archipelago. The Chumphon Archipelago is a tourism zone with two regions, the provinces of Chumphon and Surat Thani on the Kra Isthmus and the islands of the Gulf of Thailand of Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan including the Mu Ko Chumphon National Park. Koh Tao is a small island and it is a place for diving and snorkeling. If you want to explore this place on your own, rent a scooter or bicycle. There are 4 popular ways how you can reach Koh Tao from Bangkok – by combination of train, bus, flight, car + ferry / speedboat.
    • Book your tickets/flights from Bangkok to Koh Tao on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square

From Bangkok to Koh Tao you can get by bus, train, taxi + ferry/boat.

    • Travel distance from Bangkok to Koh Tao in Thailand is about 550 km by land – via Chumphon, by plane it is about 420 km. There is no airport on Koh Tao Island so it is not possible to travel by plane directly from Bangkok. If you want to travel by plane you can take a direct flight to Chumphon and from Chumphon you can travel by ferry. There are also some direct flights to nearby Koh Samui and from Koh Samui you can travel by ferry to Koh Tao. Another way is to travel by land – you can take a train, tourist bus or taxi/car to Chumphon. There are various boats and ferries from Chumphon to Koh Tao. The most cheapest way is to travel by bus and ferry to Koh Tao via Chumphon and the most fastest is flight and ferry via Koh Samui. From Koh Tao you can also travel by boat to Koh Phangan, Koh Samui or Surat Thani. You can also travel via Surat Thani to Khao Sok National Park. You can book and buy your bus, train, ferry tickets or flights from Bangkok to Koh Tao easily online.

How do I get from Bangkok to Koh Tao?


1. TRAIN + BUS + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Tao 


A) Train or bus from Bangkok to Chumphon

    • Chumphon is the closest railway station to Koh Tao
    • you can buy drinks and snacks, and there is a toilet in the train
    • price of the train ticket to Chumphon is about $16-30/pp, price of the bus ticket about $10-15/pp
    • train or bus travel from Bangkok to Chumphon takes about 6-9 hours

B) Bus+Ferry from Chumphon to Koh Tao

    • buses go to the pier and then you travel by ferry to Koh Tao
    • modern, comfortable, air-conditioned buses or vans and ferries/boats
    • travel by bus+ferry from Chumphon to Koh Tao takes about 4-4.5 hours
    • Book and buy train+bus+ferry tickets to Koh Tao online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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Bus and ferry of Lomprayah company, from Bangkok to Koh Tao (photo: 12go.asia)


2. BUS + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Tao 

    • a cheap option how to get by the direct bus+ferry from Bangkok to Chumphon and then to Koh Tao
    • travel by bus+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao takes about 14-15 hours
    • price of the bus/van+ferry tickets from Bangkok to Koh Tao is about $25-40/pp
    • you can book join tickets to Koh Tao easily online
    • Book and buy bus+ferry tickets from Bangkok to Koh Tao on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square

3. FLIGHT + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Tao


A) Flight from Bangkok to Chumphon

    • the easiest way how to get from Bangkok to Chumphon
    • flight from Bangkok (Don Mueang Airport) to Chumphon takes about 1 hour
    • airlines to Chumphon: Nok Air, Air Asia
    • price of the one-way direct flight to Chumphon starts already on $30-60/pp
    • Book and buy your flight from Bangkok to Chumphon online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square (You can also take a flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui and take a ferry/boat from Koh Samui to Koh Tao. There are also direct flights to Surat Thani and ferries from Surat Thani to Koh Tao)

B) Taxi/bus from the Chumphon Airport to Chumphon town

C) Ferry from Chumphon to Koh Tao

    • modern, comfortable, air-conditioned ferries/boats
    • travel by ferry from Chumphon to Koh Tao takes about 2 hours
    • price of the ticket from Chumphon to Koh Tao is about $16-25/pp
    • Book and buy ferry tickets (or van+ferry) to Koh Tao online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
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Flight + Ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao via Chumphon is the fastest option of transfer.


4. TAXI/CAR + FERRY from Bangkok to Koh Tao (via Chumphon)


A) Private Car / Taxi from Bangkok to Chumphon

    • from Bangkok to Chumphon you can also travel by private car/taxi
    • transport from Bangkok to Chumphon by private car takes about 6.5-8 hours
    • taxi companies to Chumphon: Bangkok Taxi 24, Thailand Limo by Datum, Glassflower, MCC VAN
    • transfer from Bangkok to Chumphon by private car or taxi costs about $200-360/pp
    • you can search and book your private car to Chumphon online with 12go.asia

B) Ferry / Boat from Chumphon to Koh Tao

    • modern, comfortable, air-conditioned ferries/boats
    • travel by ferry or speedboat from Chumphon to Koh Tao takes about 2-3 hours
    • transfer by ferry from Chumphon to Koh Tao costs about $16-25/pp
    • read this article: Chumphon to Koh Tao – Ferry Schedule
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Transfer by private car/taxi + ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao via Chumphon is another option of transport.

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The tourist boats on Koh Tao.
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Sunset on Koh Tao.
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Koh Tao and tourist bungalows on the island.
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Koh Tao and panoramic view.


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel route from Bangkok to Koh Tao:

How to book and buy tickets from Bangkok to Koh Tao?

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Koh Tao?

    • Travel by train+bus+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao (via Chumphon) takes about 10+ hours.
    • Travel by bus+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao (via Chumphon) takes about 15 hours.
    • Travel by plane+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao (via Chumphon) takes about 4-5 hours.
    • Travel by taxi/car+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao (via Chumphon) takes about 10-13 hours.

What is the travel distance from Bangkok to Koh Tao?

How much does it cost to travel from Bangkok to Koh Tao?

    • To get by train+bus+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao (via Chumphon) costs about $55/pp.
    • To get by bus+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao (via Chumphon) costs about $25-40/pp.
    • To get by plane+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao (via Chumphon) costs about $50+/pp.
    • To get by taxi+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao (via Chumphon) costs about $220-385.

From which cities you can take a boat/ferry to Koh Tao?

    • You can travel by boat/ferry from Chumphon or Surat Thani to Koh Tao. There are various ferries.

What types of boats you can use from Chumphon to Koh Tao?

What is the best way how to get from Bangkok to Koh Tao?

    • The best and fastest way how to travel from Bangkok to Koh Tao is to travel by plane to Chumphon (direct flights, low-cost flights) and from Chumphon by high speed ferry/catamaran.

What is the cheapest way of getting from Bangkok to Koh Tao?

    • Travel by bus and ferry is the cheapest way of transport from Bangkok to Koh Tao. Join tickets start at $25-30/pp.

Is there also another way how to get from Bangkok to Koh Tao?

    • Yes, there are also another ways how to reach Koh Tao. E.g. you can take a direct flight from Bangkok to Koh Samui and from Koh Samui you can travel by boat/ferry to Koh Tao.
    • You can also travel to Surat Thani by train or bus and take a ferry or boat to Koh Tao

How to go back from Koh Tao to Chumphon or Surat Thani?

    • From Koh Tao to Chumphon or Surat Thani you can travel by boat or high speed ferry.

Does Koh Tao have an airport?

    • No, Koh Tao has no airport. The closest airport is in Chumphon, Surat Thani or Koh Samui. If you want to book low-cost flights, you have to travel via Chumphon or Surat Thani. Flights to Koh Samui are the most expensive.

Where you can travel from Koh Tao?

    • From Koh Tao you can travel by ferry to Koh Phangan or Koh Samui, the closest island to Koh Tao. Or you can travel to Surat Thani and from this town you can travel by minivan or private car to Khao Sok National Park or Khao Lak.

How to get from Koh Tao to Koh Samui?

    • From Koh Tao to Koh Samui you can travel by catamaran or high speed ferry. It takes about 1.5-3 hours. There are various boats and ferries of Lomprayah, Seatran Discovery and Songserm. You can book tickets to Koh Samui online. Travel by boat from Koh Tao to Koh Samui costs about $16-23/pp.

Bus + Ferry Schedule / Timetable – Bangkok to Koh Tao + Tickets:

FULL UPDATED BUS + FERRY SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

Bus + Ferry Schedule - Bangkok to Koh Tao

Departs in Bangkok

Arrival in Koh Tao

Bus + Ferry Ticket

Lomprayah

06:00

14:45

From $35.00

Lomprayah

21:00

08:45

From $35.00

Songserm

18:00

09:45

From $28.00

Songserm

20:00

09:45

From $28.00

Paradise Travel

19:00

09:30

From $41.00

Songserm

19:00

09:45

From $28.00

BOOK TICKETS TO KOH TAO

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Aukotan Place Hotel in Koh Tao (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap hotels in Koh Tao.
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Jamahkiri Spa & Resort in Koh Tao (photo: Agoda). 15 best luxury hotels + resorts in Koh Tao.

icon-arrow-circle-right Book your train+bus+ferry tickets from Bangkok to Koh Tao + Schedule:

(You can book another travel route, e.g. Bangkok to Chumphon, Chumphon to Koh Tao…)


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