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There are 7 ways to get from Bangkok to Koh Tao by bus and ferry, train, ferry or plane

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Bus and ferry  •  8h 49m

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

฿1310 - ฿1715

Cheapest option

Train, ferry  •  9h 18m

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

฿734 - ฿2147

5 alternative options

Bus and ferry via Hua Lamphong station  •  14h 35m

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

฿1510 - ฿1560

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Koh Samui, ferry  •  6h 10m

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

฿3240 - ฿10652

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

  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

฿1770 - ฿4760

Fly Suvarnabhumi to Surat Thani, bus and ferry  •  8h 31m

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

฿2450 - ฿4962

Fly Don Muang to Chumphon, ferry  •  8h 21m

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

฿3320 - ฿5010

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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 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Bangkok to Koh Tao is to fly and ferry which costs ฿3200 - ฿11000 and takes 6h 10m.

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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 8h 49m and costs ฿1300 - ฿1800.

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It takes approximately 8h 49m 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 264+ 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: 8h 49m

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

Lomprayah operates a vehicle from Bangkok Khao San Road to Ko Tao twice daily. Tickets cost ฿1200 - ฿1500 and the journey takes 8h 45m. Thai Sriram Tour also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2300 - ฿14000
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2300 - ฿14000
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Don Muang to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿650 - ฿5500
Flights from Don Muang to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿600 - ฿2000
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Don Muang to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1300 - ฿4000
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Suvarnabhumi to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿1300 - ฿5000
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
Bus operators
Lomprayah
Phone
+66 (0) 2629 0011
Email
info@lomprayah.com
Website
lomprayah.com
Bus and ferry from Bangkok Khao San Road to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿1200 - ฿1500
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Tao
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿900 - ฿1050
Schedules at
lomprayah.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
11h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿1100
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.com
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
Ferry operators

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