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There are 6 ways to get from Khao Lak to Koh Tao by taxi, train, ferry, shuttle, bus and ferry, bus 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

Taxi, train, ferry  •  9h 32m

  1. Take a taxi from Khao Lak to Khiri Ratthanikhom
  2. Take the train from Surat Thani Train Station to Chumphon
  3. Take the ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao

$127 - $200

Cheapest option

Bus, Mini Van, bus and ferry, ferry  •  10h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Khao Lak to Khao Sok
  2. Take the Mini Van from Khao Sok National Park to Surat Thani Phantip Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon
  4. Take the ferry from Koh Samui to Ko Tao

$44 - $59

4 alternative options

Private Transfer, bus and ferry  •  9h 27m

  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

$208 - $211

Bus, Mini Van, ferry  •  11h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Khao Lak to Khao Sok
  2. Take the Mini Van from Khao Sok National Park to Surat Thani Phantip Station
  3. Take the bus from Suratthani to Don Sak Pier
  4. Take the ferry from Don Sak Pier to Ko Tao

$44 - $58

Bus, Mini Van, bus and ferry  •  12h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Khao Lak to Khao Sok
  2. Take the Mini Van from Khao Sok National Park to Surat Thani Phantip Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Tao

$59 - $63

Fly, ferry  •  7h 13m

  1. Fly from Phuket (HKT) to Koh Samui (USM) HKT - USM
  2. Take the ferry from Bangrak Pier Koh Samui to Ko Tao

$174 - $300

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Khao Lak to Koh Tao is to bus and Mini Van and ferry which costs ฿1400 - ฿1900 and takes 11h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Khao Lak to Koh Tao is to fly and ferry which costs ฿5500 - ฿10000 and takes 7h 13m.

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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 Private Transfer and bus and ferry which takes 9h 27m and costs ฿6800 - ฿7000.

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It takes approximately 9h 32m 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 55m.

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Bangkok Airways offers flights from Phuket 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 Khao Lak to Koh Tao.
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  • Distance: 150.6 miles
  • Duration: 9h 32m

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 Khiri Ratthanikhom, take the train to Surat Thani Train Station, take the train to Chumphon, take the drive to Chumphon, take the ferry to Ko Tao, then take the drive to Koh Tao. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Khao Lak to Koh Tao via Khao Lak, Surat Thani Airport, Surat Thani Airport, and Koh Tao in around 9h 27m.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Phuket to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Surat Thani Train Station to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$2 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $12
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$24 - $35
Bus operators
Andaman Taxis
Phone
+66 (09) 5189-8535
Email
andamantaxis@gmail.com
Website
andamantaxis.com
Shuttle from Khao Lak to Surat Thani Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$162
Schedules at
andamantaxis.com
Book at
12go.asia
bus
Bus from Khao Lak to Khao Sok
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Phantip Travel
Phone
+66 (0)77 272230
Email
info@phantiptravel.com
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Khao Sok National Park to Surat Thani Phantip Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Surathani Talad Kaset Station to Don Sak Pier
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Yellow Bus
Phone
038-967965-7
Email
yellowbus2008@gmail.com
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
bus
Bus from Suratthani to Don Sak Pier
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Ferry operators
Seatran Discovery
Phone
(+66) 02 240 2582
Email
info@seatrandiscovery.com
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Ferry from Koh Samui to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $21
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Don Sak Pier to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Bangrak Pier Koh Samui to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $20
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Songserm
Phone
+662 629 3415
Email
info@songserm.com
Website
songserm.com
Ferry from Koh Samui Nathon Pier to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Don Sak Pier to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Other operators
Taxi from Khao Lak to Khiri Ratthanikhom
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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