There are 8 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.

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Fly to Koh Samui, 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 - $691

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Bus, train, ferry  •  29 h 50 min

  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

6 alternative options

Fly to Chumphon, ferry  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Chumphon (CJM) SGN - CJM
  2. Take the ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao

$170 - $317

Fly to Surat Thani, ferry  •  10 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to Surat Thani (URT) SGN - URT
  2. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Ko Tao

$96 - $256

Bus, bus and ferry via Monivong/Sihanouk  •  29 h 12 min

  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

$79 - $94

Bus, bus and ferry  •  29 h 54 min

  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

$92 - $95

Bus, night bus, bus and ferry  •  38 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
  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

$74 - $76

Bus, Mini Van, bus and ferry  •  42 h 48 min

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

$77 - $79

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 $74 - $76 and takes 38 h 56 min.

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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 7 h 5 min.

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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 29 h 12 min and costs $75 - $95.

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

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There is no direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City Airport to Koh Samui Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airways International and four other airlines offer flights from Ho Chi Minh City 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 Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Tao.
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  • Distance: 469.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 5 min

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
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $700
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
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Surat Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Chumphon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Chumphon via Chiang Mai, Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $480
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $200
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Chumphon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $240
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Surat Thani via Don Muang, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $370
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Surat Thani via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 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
Vietnam Airlines
Website
vietnamairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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
Hong Kong
Website
hongkongairlines.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,700
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
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
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Surat Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $550
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Bang Sue to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
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 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
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 - Sinh Tourist Office to Phnom Penh Cambodia - Sing Tourist Office
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
thesinhtourist.vn
Book at
12go.asia
Nattakan Transport
Bus from Phnom Penh to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
nattakan-transport.com
Virak Buntham
Website
virakbuntham.com
Bus from Ho Chi Minh Virak Buntham Express to Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
bookmebus.com
Night bus from Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express to Bangkok Khao San Road
Ave. Duration
13 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
virakbuntham.com
Book at
12go.asia
Songserm
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Khaosan Road Songserm to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Giant Ibis
Mekong Express
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
$25
Schedules at
chokeanantour.com
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

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