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

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 - $87

2 alternative options

Bus, Minivan, bus and ferry  •  22 h 33 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 Train station to Koh Tao

$56 - $58

Bus, KTM Komuter, train, bus and ferry  •  23 h 35 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

$57 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Kuala Lumpur to Koh Tao is to bus and Minivan and bus and ferry which costs RM 230 - RM 245 and takes 22 h 33 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 bus and Minivan and bus and ferry which takes 22 h 33 min and costs RM 230 - RM 245.

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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 4:25 PM in Kuala Lumpur and 3:25 PM in Koh Tao.

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

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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, Padang Besar, Chumphon, Chumphon, and Ko Tao in around 19 h 5 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 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
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
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 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,000
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
30 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $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
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)
$5 - $8
2nd Class (Seat)
$11 - $16
2nd Class (Berth)
$21 - $28
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
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
Sri Maju
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
Minivan
Bus from Hat Yai Bus Terminal to Surathani Talad Kaset Station
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
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

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