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There are 3 ways to get from Koh Tao to Phuket by ferry, bus, bus and ferry or plane

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Ferry, bus  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City
  2. Take the bus from Suratthani to Phuket Bus Terminal 780

$32 - $38

2 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Phuket Lomprayah Bus Station Catamaran

$47 - $48

Ferry, fly  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui
  2. Fly from Koh Samui (USM) to Phuket (HKT) USM - HKT

$116 - $242

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Koh Tao to Phuket is to ferry and bus which costs ฿1000 - ฿1300 and takes 7 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Koh Tao to Phuket is to ferry and fly which costs ฿3700 - ฿8000 and takes 6 h 26 min.

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The distance between Koh Tao and Phuket is 292 km.

The best way to get from Koh Tao to Phuket without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 9 h 4 min and costs ฿1520 - ฿1570.

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It takes approximately 7 h 57 min to get from Koh Tao to Phuket, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Koh Samui Airport to Phuket Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Bangkok Airways offers flights from Koh Samui Airport to Phuket Airport.

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There are 3766+ hotels available in Phuket. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Koh Tao to Phuket.
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  • Distance: 182.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 57 min

What companies run services between Koh Tao, Surat Thani, Thailand and Phuket, Thailand?

There is no direct connection from Koh Tao to Phuket. However, you can take the drive to Ko Tao, take the ferry to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City, take the drive to Suratthani, then take the bus to Phuket Bus Terminal. Alternatively, Lomprayah operates a vehicle from Koh Tao to Phuket twice daily. Tickets cost $40 and the journey takes 9 h.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Bus operators
Ferry operators

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