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There are 6 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Tao by plane, bus and ferry, ferry, bus, train or night bus

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

Recommended option

Fly to Koh Samui, bus and ferry  •  7h 5m

  1. Fly from Tan Son Nhat (SGN) to Koh Samui (USM) SGN - USM
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui Airport to Ko Tao

$248 - $694

Cheapest option

Bus, train, ferry  •  29h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office to Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue to Chumphon
  4. Take the ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao

$65 - $113

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Fly to Chumphon, ferry  •  11h 6m

  1. Fly from Tan Son Nhat (SGN) to Chumphon (CJM) SGN - CJM
  2. Take the ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao

$170 - $317

Bus, bus and ferry  •  28h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office to Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Lomprayah Bus Station Khao San to Ko Tao

$76 - $94

Bus, night bus, bus and ferry  •  36h 17m

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus
  2. Take the night bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Bangkok Khao San Road
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Khaosan Road Songserm to Ko Tao

$70 - $72

Bus, bus and ferry via Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal  •  42h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus
  2. Take the bus from Phnom Penh to Khaosan Road Travel Mart
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal to Ko Tao

$76 - $78

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Tao is to bus and night bus and bus and ferry which costs $70 - $72 and takes 36h 17m.

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

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

The best way to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Tao without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 28h 59m and costs $75 - $95.

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

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There is no direct flight from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Koh Samui Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 30m and has one stopover.

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Jetstar Asia Airways, Jetstar Pacific Airlines, Thai Airways International and three other airlines offer flights from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Koh Samui Airport.

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There are 229+ hotels available in Koh Tao. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Tao.
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  • Distance: 469.8 miles
  • Duration: 7h 5m

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 fly to Chumphon, take the walk to Chumphon Airport, take the Private Transfer to Chumphon Lomprayah Pier, take the walk to Chumphon, take the ferry to Ko Tao, then take the taxi to Koh Tao.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Koh Samui via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Koh Samui via Noi Bai International, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi, Phuket
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,300
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Chumphon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
9h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Flights from Tan Son Nhat to Chumphon via Chiang Mai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Bang Sue to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$4 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $16
2nd Class (Berth)
$20 - $27
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Seatran Discovery
Phone
(+66) 02 240 2582
Email
info@seatrandiscovery.com
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Bus and ferry from Koh Samui Airport to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
The Sinh Tourist
Phone
+84-28 3838 9596
Email
info@thesinhtourist.vn
Website
thesinhtourist.vn
Bus from Ho Chi Minh - Sinh Tourist Office to Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
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 Koh Tao Mae Had Pier
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.com
Khai Nam Transport
Phone
0972 098 300
Email
khainam_vietnam@yahoo.com
Website
en.khainamtransport.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh Khai Nam Bus
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
en.khainamtransport.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Virak Buntham
Phone
016 786 270
Email
support@virakbuntham.com
Website
virakbuntham.com
Night bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Bangkok Khao San Road
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
12go.asia
Songserm
Phone
+662 629 3415
Email
info@songserm.com
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Khaosan Road Songserm to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Travel Mart
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Phnom Penh to Khaosan Road Travel Mart
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
12go.asia
ChokeAnan Tour
Phone
(081) 691 - 9669
Email
chokeanantour@hotmail.com
Website
chokeanantour.com
Bus and ferry from Bangkok Southern Bus Terminal to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
chokeanantour.com
Ferry operators

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