There are 7 ways to get from Khao Lak to Koh Tao by bus, ferry, train, bus and ferry, shuttle 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.

Recommended option

Bus, ferry  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Phang Nga to Surat Thani station
  2. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Ko Tao

$48 - $58

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Bus, train, ferry  •  9 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Phang Nga to Surat Thani station
  2. Take the train from Suratthani Train Station to Chumphon
  3. Take the ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao

$46 - $76

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus from Phang Nga to Surat Thani station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani Train station to Koh Tao Catamaran

$50 - $54

Bus, Mini Van, ferry  •  10 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Khao Lak to Khao Sok
  2. Take the Mini Van from Khao Sok to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
  3. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Ko Tao

$49 - $59

Private Transfer, bus and ferry  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Khao Lak to Surat Thani Airport
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Tao Catamaran

$210 - $214

Fly from Phuket, bus and ferry  •  7 h 9 min

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

$177 - $300

Bus to Krabi, fly, bus and ferry  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Phang Nga to Krabi Bus Station
  2. Fly from Krabi (KBV) to Koh Samui (USM) KBV - USM
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui Airport to Ko Tao

$161 - $360

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Khao Lak to Koh Tao is to bus and ferry which costs ฿1500 - ฿1900 and takes 8 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Khao Lak to Koh Tao is to fly and bus and ferry which costs ฿5500 - ฿10000 and takes 7 h 9 min.

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The distance between Khao Lak and Koh Tao is 241 km.

The best way to get from Khao Lak to Koh Tao without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 8 h 37 min and costs ฿1500 - ฿1900.

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It takes approximately 8 h 37 min to get from Khao Lak to Koh Tao, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Phuket Airport to Koh Samui Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Bangkok Airways offers flights from Phuket 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 Khao Lak to Koh Tao.
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  • Distance: 150.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 37 min

What companies run services between Khao Lak, Phangnga, Thailand and Koh Tao, Surat Thani, Thailand?

There is no direct connection from Khao Lak to Koh Tao. However, you can take the taxi to Phang Nga, take the bus to Surat Thani station, take the bus to Surathani Talad Kaset Station, take the walk to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City, take the ferry to Ko Tao, then take the taxi to Koh Tao. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Khao Lak to Koh Tao via Phang Nga, Surat Thani station, Suratthani Train Station, Chumphon, Chumphon, and Ko Tao in around 9 h 2 min.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Flights from Krabi to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Suratthani Train Station to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
Bus operators
Phantip Travel
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Phang Nga to Surat Thani station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Khao Sok to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Lomprayah
Website
lomprayah.com
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani Train station to Koh Tao
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Tao
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
bus
Bus from Khao Lak to Khao Sok
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Andaman Taxis
Website
andamantaxis.com
Shuttle from Khao Lak to Surat Thani Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$164
Schedules at
andamantaxis.com
Book at
12go.asia
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
bus
Bus from Phang Nga to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Ferry operators
Lomprayah
Website
lomprayah.com
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
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

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