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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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KTM Komuter, train, ferry  •  15 h 33 min

  1. Take the KTM Komuter from Butterworth to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Chumphon
  3. Take the ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao

$35 - $72

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KTM Komuter, train, ferry via Surat Thani station  •  15 h 21 min

  1. Take the KTM Komuter from Butterworth to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Suratthani Train Station
  3. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Ko Tao

$45 - $84

KTM Komuter, train, bus and ferry  •  16 h 44 min

  1. Take the KTM Komuter from Butterworth to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Suratthani Train Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani Train station to Koh Tao

$47 - $80

Car ferry, Mini Van, Minivan, bus and ferry  •  20 h 18 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the Mini Van from Penang to Hat Yai
  3. Take the Minivan from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani Train station to Koh Tao

$55 - $59

Car ferry to Penang, fly, bus and ferry  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal
  2. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Koh Samui (USM) PEN - USM
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui Airport to Ko Tao

$226 - $680

KTM Komuter to Hat Yai, fly, bus and ferry  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Take the KTM Komuter from Butterworth to Padang Besar
  2. Fly from Hat Yai (HDY) to Koh Samui (USM) HDY - USM
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui Airport to Ko Tao

$162 - $348

KTM Komuter to Alor Setar, fly, bus and ferry  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Take the KTM Komuter from Butterworth to Anak Bukit
  2. Fly from Alor Setar (AOR) to Koh Samui (USM) AOR - USM
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui Airport to Ko Tao

$252 - $785

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Butterworth to Koh Tao is to KTM Komuter and train and ferry which costs RM 140 - RM 300 and takes 15 h 33 min.

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The quickest way to get from Butterworth to Koh Tao is to KTM Komuter and fly and bus and ferry which costs RM 650 - RM 1500 and takes 10 h 12 min.

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The distance between Butterworth and Koh Tao is 526 km.

The best way to get from Butterworth to Koh Tao without a car is to KTM Komuter and train and ferry which takes 15 h 21 min and costs RM 180 - RM 350.

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It takes approximately 15 h 33 min to get from Butterworth to Koh Tao, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Penang Airport to Koh Samui Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Koh Tao is 1 h behind Butterworth. It is currently 3:29 AM in Butterworth and 2:29 AM in Koh Tao.

AirAsia, Thai Smile, Firefly and three other airlines offer flights from Penang Airport to Koh Samui Airport.

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There are 221+ hotels available in Koh Tao. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Butterworth to Koh Tao.
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  • Distance: 328.6 miles
  • Duration: 15 h 33 min

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

There is no direct connection from Butterworth to Koh Tao. However, you can take the KTM Komuter to Padang Besar, take the walk to Padang Besar, take the train to Chumphon, take the drive to Chumphon, take the ferry to Ko Tao, then take the drive to Koh Tao. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Butterworth to Koh Tao via Padang Besar, Padang Besar, Suratthani Train Station, Surat Thani station, Surathani Talad Kaset Station, Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City, and Ko Tao in around 15 h 21 min.

Airlines
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Penang to Koh Samui via Singapore
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Penang to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Penang to Koh Samui via Singapore, Phuket
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Hat Yai to Koh Samui via Singapore
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Alor Setar to Koh Samui via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Alor Setar to Koh Samui via Kuala Lumpur, Phuket
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Penang to Koh Samui via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Penang to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Hat Yai to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Alor Setar to Koh Samui via Kuala Lumpur, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Alor Setar to Koh Samui via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Alor Setar to Koh Samui via Kuala Lumpur, Phuket
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Penang to Koh Samui via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Flights from Penang to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Penang to Koh Samui via Kuala Lumpur, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Alor Setar to Koh Samui via Kuala Lumpur, Phuket
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Alor Setar to Koh Samui via Kuala Lumpur, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Train operators
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Butterworth to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Train from Butterworth to Anak Bukit
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $16
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Train from Padang Besar to Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $40
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$10 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$19 - $26
1st Class (Berth)
$28 - $40
Bus operators
New Asian Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Penang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Minivan
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Seatran Discovery
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Bus and ferry from Koh Samui Airport to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Lomprayah
Website
lomprayah.com
Ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Rapid Ferry
Car ferry from Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal to Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
$1
Car
$2

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