There are 10 ways to get from Koh Tao to Laos by ferry, plane, train, bus and ferry, bus or night train

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

Ferry to Koh Samui, fly to Vientiane  •  8 h 39 min

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

$254 - $730

Cheapest option

Busferry, bus Budsarakham Tour  •  23 h 43 min

  1. Take the busferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Bus Station Khao San Catamaran
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai

$51 - $67

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Ferry to Koh Samui, fly to Luang Prabang  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui
  2. Fly from Koh Samui (USM) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) USM - LPQ

$328 - $886

Ferry to Chumphon, fly to Nakhon Phanom  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Chumphon
  2. Fly from Chumphon (CJM) to Nakhon Phanom (KOP) CJM - KOP

$145 - $282

Ferry to Koh Samui, fly to Pakse  •  8 h 7 min

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

$336 - $984

Ferry to Koh Samui, fly to Udon Thani, train  •  17 h 25 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui
  2. Fly from Koh Samui (USM) to Udon Thani (UTH) USM - UTH
  3. Take the train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai

$261 - $595

Ferry to Chumphon, fly to Vientiane  •  10 h 32 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Chumphon
  2. Fly from Chumphon (CJM) to Vientiane (VTE) CJM - VTE

$142 - $274

Ferry, train  •  28 h 48 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Chumphon
  2. Take the train from Chumphon to Bang Sue
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai

$82 - $171

Busferry, train, night train  •  26 h 4 min

  1. Take the busferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin
  2. Take the train from Hua Hin to Hua Lamphong
  3. Take the night train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai

Busferry, bus Tara Tour and Travel  •  30 h 19 min

  1. Take the busferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Bus Station Khao San Catamaran
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane

$64 - $79

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Koh Tao to Laos is to busferry and bus which costs ฿1700 - ฿2300 and takes 23 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Koh Tao to Laos is to ferry and fly which costs ฿11000 - ฿33000 and takes 8 h 7 min.

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The distance between Koh Tao and Laos is 1166 km.

It takes approximately 8 h 39 min to get from Koh Tao to Laos, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Koh Tao, Surat Thani, Thailand and Laos?

There is no direct connection from Koh Tao to Vientiane. However, you can take the taxi to Ko Tao, take the ferry to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui, take the walk to Koh Samui airport, fly to Vientiane, take the walk to Vientiane Airport, then take the shuttle to Vientiane. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Ko Tao, take the ferry to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui, take the walk to Koh Samui airport, fly to Luang Prabang, then take the taxi to Luang Prabang.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Koh Samui to Vientiane via Krabi, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Koh Samui to Vientiane via Phuket, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Koh Samui to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Koh Samui to Luang Prabang via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Koh Samui to Luang Prabang via Phuket, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Koh Samui to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,100
Flights from Koh Samui to Luang Prabang via Phuket, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Koh Samui to Pakse via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Flights from Koh Samui to Pakse via Phuket, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Vientiane via Phuket, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Flights from Koh Samui to Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Koh Samui to Luang Prabang via Phuket, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,200
Flights from Koh Samui to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Koh Samui to Udon Thani via Phuket, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chumphon to Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Flights from Koh Samui to Udon Thani via Phuket
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $470
Flights from Chumphon to Vientiane via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $190
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chumphon to Nakhon Phanom via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Flights from Koh Samui to Udon Thani via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Flights from Koh Samui to Udon Thani via Suvarnabhumi, Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Lao Airlines
Website
laoairlines.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Koh Samui to Pakse via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $950
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Udon Thani to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $28
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$16 - $22
1st Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
Train from Chumphon to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $40
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 - $40
Train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $45
Train from Hua Hin to Hua Lamphong
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
Night train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $45
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $17
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $45
Bus operators
Lomprayah
Website
lomprayah.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Bus Station Khao San
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$38
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Songserm
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Khaosan Road Songserm
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Thai Sriram Tour
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus and ferry from Koh Tao Mae Had Pier to Bangkok Khao San Road
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.com
Budsarakham Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Mochit to Si Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
11 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
busonlineticket.co.th
Tara Tour and Travel
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Bangkok Tara Travel to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators

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