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

$216 - $680

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry, bus Budsarakham Tour  •  23 h 21 min

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

$61 - $66

8 alternative options

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

$330 - $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

$147 - $283

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

$195 - $496

Ferry to Chumphon, fly to Luang Prabang  •  12 h 32 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Chumphon
  2. Fly from Chumphon (CJM) to Luang Prabang (LPQ) CJM - LPQ

$173 - $331

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

$144 - $275

Ferry, train  •  28 h 23 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 - $181

Bus and ferry, train, night train  •  25 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry 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

Bus and ferry, bus Naga travel  •  31 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Khaosan Road Songserm
  2. Take the bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane

$79 - $81

Questions & Answers

The distance between Koh Tao and Laos is 1166 km.

The best way to get from Koh Tao to Laos without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 23 h 21 min and costs .

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

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There is no direct flight from Koh Samui Airport to Vientiane Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Thai Smile, Thai Airways International and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Koh Samui Airport to Vientiane Airport.

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Map of how to get from Koh Tao to Laos.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 729 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 39 min

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 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
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 Luang Prabang via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 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
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Vientiane via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
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
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 Utapao
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $370
Flights from Chumphon to Luang Prabang via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $240
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
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
$8 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$8 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Chumphon to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 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 - $27
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Train from Bang Sue to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$5 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
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 - $25
1st Class (Berth)
$26 - $35
Night train from Hua Lamphong to Nong Khai
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $9
2nd Class (Seat)
$12 - $18
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Bus operators
Lomprayah
Website
lomprayah.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Bus Station Khao San
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$39
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
lomprayah.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
Songserm
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Khaosan Road Songserm
Ave. Duration
15 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Naga travel
Website
nagatravel.com
Bus from Bangkok Bus Terminal Mochit to Vientiane
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$43
Schedules at
nagatravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators

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