There are 4 ways to get from Koh Tao to Phuket by ferry, bus, bus and ferry 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.

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Ferry, bus  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City
  2. Take the bus from Suratthani to Phuket Bus Terminal 780

$37 - $48

3 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Ko Tao to Phuket Lomprayah Bus Station Catamaran

$51 - $53

Ferry, bus and ferry  •  12 h 34 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Thong Sala Koh Pha Ngan
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Thong Sala Koh Pha Ngan to Phuket Bus Terminal 2

Ferry, fly  •  6 h 33 min

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

$114 - $242

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Koh Tao to Phuket is to ferry and bus which costs ฿1200 - ฿1600 and takes 8 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Koh Tao to Phuket is to ferry and fly which costs ฿3800 - ฿8500 and takes 6 h 33 min.

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The distance between Koh Tao and Phuket is 292 km.

It takes approximately 8 h 18 min to get from Koh Tao to Phuket, including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from Koh Tao to Phuket. However, you can take the taxi to Ko Tao, take the ferry to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City, take the walk to Suratthani, then take the bus to Phuket Bus Terminal. Alternatively, Lomprayah operates a vehicle from Koh Tao to Phuket twice daily. Tickets cost $45 and the journey takes 9 h.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Koh Samui to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $370
Bus operators
Ferry operators
Songserm
Website
songserm.com
Ferry from Ko Tao to Thong Sala Koh Pha Ngan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Seatran Discovery
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Ferry from Ko Tao to Bangrak Pier Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia

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