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  •  7 h 43 min

  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

$159 - $451

Cheapest option

Train, ferry  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral to Padang Besar
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Chumphon
  4. Take the ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao

$50 - $110

3 alternative options

Train, Minivan, ferry  •  17 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from KL Sentral 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 - $105

Bus, bus and ferry  •  22 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Kangar
  2. Take the bus from Satun to Krabi Bus Station
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Krabi Lomprayah Bus Terminal to Ko Tao

$63 - $68

Bus, Mini Van, ferry  •  27 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Hatyai
  2. Take the Mini Van from Hat Yai to Khao Sok
  3. Take the Mini Van from Khao Sok to Koh Samui
  4. Take the ferry from Koh Samui to Ko Tao

$75 - $83

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Tao is to bus and bus and ferry which costs RM 250 - RM 280 and takes 22 h 17 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 takes 7 h 43 min and costs RM 600 - RM 1800.

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

It takes approximately 7 h 43 min to get from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Tao, including transfers.

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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 48 min.

Airlines
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Phuket
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
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 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.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 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Samui via Singapore
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $750
Train operators
KLIA Express
Website
kliaekspres.com
Train from KL Sentral to Klia T1
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
kliaekspres.com
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from KL Sentral to Padang Besar
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Schedules at
intranet.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$12 - $14
Gold
$18 - $21
Platinum
$24 - $28
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice 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)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
Train from Hat Yai to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 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
Bus operators
Seatran Discovery
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
Mayang Sari Express
Website
mayangsariexpress.com.my
Bus from Terminal Bersepadu Selatan to Kangar
Ave. Duration
7 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
mayangsariexpress.com.my
Book at
mayangsariexpress.com.my
bus
Bus from Satun to Krabi Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Mini Van
Bus from Hat Yai to Khao Sok
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19
Mini Van
Bus and ferry from Khao Sok to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Ferry operators
Lomprayah
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
Seatran Discovery
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Ferry from Koh Samui to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $21
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia

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