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Train, ferry  •  9h 17m

  1. Take the train from Bang Bamru to Chumphon 43 Hua Lamphong - Surat Thani Train Station - Class II AC / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao Catamaran

฿734 - ฿2147

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Bus and ferry  •  14h 35m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Hua Lamphong station to Ko Tao

฿1590 - ฿1650

Train, bus and ferry  •  14h 45m

  1. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon 171 Hua Lamphong - Sungai Kolok - Class II Fan / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao

฿944 - ฿2440

Bus and ferry via Bangkok Khao San Road  •  14h 49m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Bangkok Khao San Road to Ko Tao

฿1180 - ฿1450

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Koh Samui, ferry  •  5h 25m

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

฿3120 - ฿6842

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Surat Thani, bus and ferry  •  9h 11m

  1. Fly from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) to Surat Thani (URT) BKK - URT
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Tao

฿1880 - ฿4702

Fly Don Muang to Surat Thani, bus and ferry  •  9h 39m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Surat Thani (URT) DMK - URT
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Tao

฿1890 - ฿3200

Fly Don Muang to Chumphon, ferry  •  7h 50m

  1. Fly from Don Muang (DMK) to Chumphon (CJM) DMK - CJM
  2. Take the ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao

฿3490 - ฿4800

Bangkok → Koh Tao
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Koh Tao is 1422.

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The social distance requirement in Koh Tao is 1 metre.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bangkok to Koh Tao is to train and ferry which costs ฿700 - ฿2200 and takes 9h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Koh Tao is to fly and ferry which costs ฿3100 - ฿7000 and takes 5h 25m.

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The distance between Bangkok and Koh Tao is 413 km.

The best way to get from Bangkok to Koh Tao without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 14h 35m and costs ฿1550 - ฿1650.

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It takes approximately 9h 17m to get from Bangkok to Koh Tao, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Samui Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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

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There are 177+ hotels available in Koh Tao. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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The best way to get from Bangkok to Suvarnabhumi Airport is to train which takes 26 min and costs ฿40 - ฿55.

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Map of how to get from Bangkok to Koh Tao.
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  • Distance: 412.9 km
  • Duration: 9h 17m

What companies run services between Bangkok, Thailand and Koh Tao, Thailand?

Paradive Travel operates a vehicle from Hua Lamphong station to Ko Tao once daily. Tickets cost ฿1300 and the journey takes 14h 30m.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2100 - ฿9000
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Don Muang to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿2900
Flights from Don Muang to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1400 - ฿2300
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿1700
Flights from Don Muang to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿550 - ฿1600
Thai Vietjet Air
Website
vietjetair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿350 - ฿1700
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿650 - ฿3100
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿950 - ฿6500
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Bang Bamru to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿150 - ฿1400
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿150 - ฿240
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿650 - ฿900
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿360 - ฿500
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1000 - ฿1400
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
9h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿150 - ฿1400
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿150 - ฿250
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿650 - ฿900
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿360 - ฿500
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1000 - ฿1400
Bus operators
Paradive Travel
Phone
081-453-5199
Email
natt2543@hotmail.com
Website
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Bus and ferry from Hua Lamphong station to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿1300
Schedules at
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Book at
12go.asia
Fame Tour
Phone
0 7757 1077
Website
chumphon-kohtao.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿750
Schedules at
chumphon-kohtao.com
Book at
12go.asia
Axara Travel
Phone
077 505 005
Website
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Chumphon Axara Travel to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿540
Schedules at
12go.asia
Songserm
Phone
+662 629 3415
Email
info@songserm.com
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Bangkok Khao San Road to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿900
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Thai Sriram Tour
Phone
+66 (0) 86351 9290
Email
thaisriram@hotmail.com
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus and ferry from Bangkok Khao San Road to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿1100
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.com
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