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There are 5 ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Tao by train, plane, bus and ferry, bus or ferry

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

Train, fly, bus and ferry  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
  2. Fly from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Koh Samui (USM) KUL - USM
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui Airport to Ko Tao

$155 - $454

Cheapest option

Train, ferry  •  19 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Chumphon
  3. Take the ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao

$43 - $86

3 alternative options

Train, minivan, ferry  •  17 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
  2. Take the minivan from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
  3. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Ko Tao

$66 - $104

Bus, minivan, bus and ferry  •  21 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
  2. Take the minivan from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Tao

$63 - $65

Bus, KTM Komuter, train, bus and ferry  •  23 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Sungai Petani
  2. Take the KTM Komuter from Sungai Petani to Padang Besar
  3. Take the train from Padang Besar to Suratthani Train Station
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani Train station to Koh Tao

$55 - $93

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Tao is to train and ferry which costs RM 170 - RM 360 and takes 19 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Tao is to train and fly and bus and ferry which costs RM 600 - RM 1900 and takes 8 h.

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The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Koh Tao is 800 km.

The best way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Tao without a car is to train and minivan and ferry which takes 17 h 44 min and costs RM 270 - RM 440.

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It takes approximately 8 h to get from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Tao, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Koh Samui Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Koh Tao is 1 h behind Kuala Lumpur. It is currently 12:07 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 11:07 AM in Koh Tao.

SilkAir, Malaysia Airlines and Bangkok Airways offer flights from Kuala Lumpur Airport to Koh Samui Airport.

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There are 230+ hotels available in Koh Tao. Prices start at $16 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Tao.
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  • Distance: 500.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h

What companies run services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Koh Tao, Surat Thani, Thailand?

There is no direct connection from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Tao. However, you can take the train to Klia T1, take the walk to Kuala Lumpur airport, fly to Koh Samui, take the walk to Koh Samui Airport, take the bus and ferry to Ko Tao, then take the taxi to Koh Tao. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Tao via Padang Besar, Khlong Ngae, Hat Yai Bus Terminal, Surathani Talad Kaset Station, Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City, and Ko Tao in around 17 h 44 min.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Kuala Lumpur to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$11 - $13
Gold
$17 - $20
Platinum
$23 - $27
Train from Sungai Petani to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$4 - $5
Gold
$5 - $6
Platinum
$6 - $8
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
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 Padang Besar to Suratthani Train Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $40
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $7
2nd Class (Seat)
$10 - $14
2nd Class (Berth)
$19 - $26
1st Class (Berth)
$28 - $40
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Sungai Petani to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Bus operators
Seatran Discovery
Phone
(+66) 02 240 2582
Email
info@seatrandiscovery.com
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Bus and ferry from Koh Samui Airport to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
minivan
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Sri Maju
Phone
+604 313 4620
Email
srimajutours@srimaju.com
Website
srimaju.com
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hat Yai Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
srimaju.com
Lomprayah
Phone
+66 (0) 2629 0011
Email
info@lomprayah.com
Website
lomprayah.com
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Tao
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani Train station to Koh Tao
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
E-Mutiara Express
Website
e-mutiara.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Sungai Petani
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
e-mutiara.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Mayang Sari Express
Website
mayangsariexpress.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Sungai Petani
Ave. Duration
5 h 36 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
mayangsariexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Lomprayah
Phone
+66 (0) 2629 0011
Email
info@lomprayah.com
Website
lomprayah.com
Ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia

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