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

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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

$38 - $47

3 alternative options

Ferry, Mini Van  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the ferry from Ko Tao to Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City
  2. Take the Mini Van from Surat Thani Phantip Station to Phuket Bus Terminal 2

$39 - $46

Bus and ferry  •  9 h 4 min

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

$53 - $54

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

$116 - $242

Questions & Answers

The distance between Koh Tao and Phuket is 292 km.

The best way to get from Koh Tao to Phuket without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 8 h 18 min and costs .

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

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The quickest flight from Koh Samui Airport to Phuket Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Bangkok Airways offers flights from Koh Samui Airport to Phuket Airport.

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There are 3404+ hotels available in Phuket. Prices start at $19 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Koh Tao to Phuket.
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  • Distance: 182.5 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 18 min

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, you can take a vehicle from Koh Tao to Phuket via Ko Tao, Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City, and Surat Thani Phantip Station in around 8 h 40 min.

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

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