Directions from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao

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Recommended option

Fly, bus and ferry  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Koh Samui (USM) CNX - USM
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui Airport to Ko Tao

$165 - $478

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  29 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Uttaradit 876
  2. Take the bus from Uttaradit to Chumphon 780
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao

$68 - $100

2 alternative options

Bus, busferry  •  19 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Hua Hin
  2. Take the busferry from Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin to Ko Tao Catamaran

Train, busferry  •  21 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
  2. Take the train from Bang Sue to Hua Hin
  3. Take the busferry from Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin to Ko Tao

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

There is no direct connection from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao. However, you can take the bus to Chiang Mai Airport, take the walk to Chiang Mai airport, fly to Koh Samui, take the walk to Koh Samui Airport, take the bus and ferry to Ko Tao, then take the taxi to Koh Tao. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao via Hua Hin, Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin, and Ko Tao in around 19 h 58 min.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$23 - $35
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Bang Sue to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$19 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Bus operators
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
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$20
Super
$23
Supreme
$30 - $32
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Uttaradit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Uttaradit
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Greenbus Thailand
Fame Tour
Website
chumphon-kohtao.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
chumphon-kohtao.com
Book at
12go.asia

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Chiang Mai and Koh Tao is 971 km.

The cheapest way to get from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao is to bus and bus and ferry which costs ฿2100 - ฿3300 and takes 29 h 40 min.

The quickest way to get from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao is to fly and bus and ferry which takes 6 h 32 min and costs ฿5000 - ฿16000.

It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to get from Chiang Mai to Koh Tao, including transfers.