How to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Tao

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Recommended option

Fly, bus and ferry  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Koh Samui (USM) SGN - USM
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui Airport to Ko Tao

$245 - $692

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  41 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Cambodia
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh KSO Transport to Bangkok
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal to Ko Tao

$63 - $66

2 alternative options

Bus, busferry  •  30 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Cambodia
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Bangkok Khao San Road
  3. Take the busferry from Lomprayah Bus Station Khao San to Ko Tao

$82 - $85

Bus, train, busferry  •  33 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap Mekong Express
  2. Take the bus from Siem Reap to Aranyaprathet
  3. Take the train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
  4. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Hua Hin
  5. Take the busferry from Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin to Ko Tao

What companies run services between Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Koh Tao, Surat Thani, Thailand?

There is no direct connection from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Tao. However, you can 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 Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Tao via Phnom Penh Cambodia, Summercorn Company, Preah Kat Hospital, Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express, Bangkok Khao San Road, Lomprayah Bus Station Khao San, and Ko Tao in around 30 h 15 min.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi, Phuket
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Hanoi, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Aranyaprathet to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$19 - $26
1st Class (Berth)
$27 - $35
Train from Hua Lamphong to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
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
The Sinh Tourist
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Cambodia
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Virak Buntham
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Bangkok Khao San Road
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Lomprayah
Website
lomprayah.com
Bus and ferry from Lomprayah Bus Station Khao San to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Mekong Express
Website
catmekongexpress.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap Mekong Express
Ave. Duration
11 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
catmekongexpress.com
Book at
12go.asia
The Transport Company
K.S.O Transport Co. Ltd
Website
bookmebus.com
Bus from Phnom Penh KSO Transport to Bangkok
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
bookmebus.com
ChokeAnan Tour
Website
chokeanantour.com
Bus and ferry from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
chokeanantour.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Ho Chi Minh City and Koh Tao is 752 km.

The cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Tao is to bus and bus and ferry which costs $63 - $67 and takes 41 h 23 min.

The quickest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Tao is to fly and bus and ferry which takes 7 h 5 min and costs $240 - $700.

It takes approximately 7 h 5 min to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Tao, including transfers.