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There are 9 ways to get from Mandalay to Koh Tao by plane, bus and ferry, bus, ferry or train

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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Fly to Surat Thani, bus and ferry  •  11h 18m

  1. Fly from Mandalay (MDL) to Surat Thani (URT) MDL - URT
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani Airport to Koh Tao

฿4835 - ฿6766

Cheapest option

Bus, train, ferry  •  36h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Mandalay to Myawaddy
  2. Take the bus from Mae Sot to Rangsit 638
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue Junction to Chumphon
  4. Take the ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao

฿1834 - ฿4936

7 alternative options

Fly to Nakhon Si Thammarat, bus, ferry  •  14h 41m

  1. Fly from Mandalay (MDL) to Nakhon Si Thammarat (NST) MDL - NST
  2. Take the bus from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Don Sak Seatran Ferry
  3. Take the ferry from Don Sak Pier to Ko Tao

฿4775 - ฿6966

Fly to Ranong, minivan, ferry  •  28h 15m

  1. Fly from Mandalay (MDL) to Ranong (UNN) MDL - UNN
  2. Take the minivan from Ranong Bus Station to Surat Thani
  3. Take the ferry from Lomprayah Tapee River Surat Thani City to Ko Tao

฿4890 - ฿6995

Fly to Krabi, bus and ferry  •  13h 55m

  1. Fly from Mandalay (MDL) to Krabi (KBV) MDL - KBV
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Krabi Lomprayah Bus Terminal to Ko Tao

฿5325 - ฿7676

Fly to Chumphon, ferry  •  9h 29m

  1. Fly from Mandalay (MDL) to Chumphon (CJM) MDL - CJM
  2. Take the ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao

฿6235 - ฿8066

Bus, bus and ferry via Khlong Luang  •  41h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Mandalay to Myawaddy
  2. Take the bus from Mae Sot to Rangsit 638
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Hua Lamphong station to Ko Tao

฿2661 - ฿3473

Bus, train, bus and ferry  •  41h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Mandalay to Myawaddy
  2. Take the bus from Mae Sot to Rangsit 638
  3. Take the train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao

฿2011 - ฿4323

Bus, bus and ferry  •  44h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Mandalay to Myawaddy
  2. Take the bus from Mae Sot to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bangkok Khao San Road to Ko Tao

฿2241 - ฿3228

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Mandalay to Koh Tao is to bus and bus and ferry which costs $70 - $110 and takes 44h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Mandalay to Koh Tao is to fly and ferry which costs $200 - $270 and takes 9h 29m.

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The distance between Mandalay and Koh Tao is 1380 km.

It takes approximately 11h 18m to get from Mandalay to Koh Tao, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Mandalay Airport to Surat Thani Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 15m and has one stopover.

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Koh Tao is 30 min ahead of Mandalay. It is currently 4:59 AM in Mandalay and 5:29 AM in Koh Tao.

Thai AirAsia offers flights from Mandalay Airport to Surat Thani Airport.

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There are 178+ hotels available in Koh Tao. Prices start at ฿3750 per night.

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The best way to get from Mandalay to Mandalay Airport is to taxi which takes 28 min and costs $30 - $40.

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Map of how to get from Mandalay to Koh Tao.
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  • Distance: 1380 km
  • Duration: 11h 18m

What companies run services between Mandalay, Myanmar and Koh Tao, Thailand?

There is no direct connection from Mandalay to Koh Tao. However, you can take the taxi to Mandalay airport, fly to Surat Thani, take the walk to Surat Thani Airport, take the bus and ferry to Koh Tao, then take the taxi to Koh Tao. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Mandalay airport, fly to Nakhon Si Thammarat, take the walk to Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport, take the bus to Don Sak Seatran Ferry, take the walk to Don Sak Pier, take the ferry to Ko Tao, then take the taxi to Koh Tao.

Airlines
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Mandalay to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2700 - ฿4200
Flights from Mandalay to Nakhon Si Thammarat via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2700 - ฿4300
Flights from Mandalay to Ranong via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
24h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
฿2600 - ฿4100
Flights from Mandalay to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2900 - ฿4700
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Mandalay to Ranong via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
22h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2600 - ฿4100
Flights from Mandalay to Chumphon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
฿2500 - ฿3900
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Bang Sue Junction to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿150 - ฿1400
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿150 - ฿250
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿650 - ฿900
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿360 - ฿500
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1000 - ฿1400
Train from Hua Lamphong to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
10h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
฿150 - ฿1400
Website
http://www.railway.co.th/main/timetable/time-train.html
Book at
https://12go.asia/en/operator/thai-railways
Schedules at
http://procurement.railway.co.th/checktime/checktime.asp?lenguage=Eng
3rd Class (Seat)
฿150 - ฿250
2nd Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿650 - ฿900
2nd Class (Air-conditioned Seat)
฿360 - ฿500
1st Class (Air-Conditioned Berth)
฿1000 - ฿1400
Bus operators
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
5h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿900 - ฿1100
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Krabi Lomprayah Bus Terminal to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿1000 - ฿1200
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Phantip Travel
Phone
+66 (0)77 272230
Email
info@phantiptravel.com
Website
phantiptravel.com
Bus from Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport to Don Sak Seatran Ferry
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
฿250
Schedules at
phantiptravel.com
minivan
Bus from Ranong Bus Station to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
฿190
Mandalar Min Express
Phone
09-5020181
Email
mandalarminn.express@gmail.com
Website
mandalarminn.com.mm
Bus from Mandalay to Myawaddy
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿650 - ฿850
Schedules at
mandalarminn.com.mm
Book at
12go.asia
Economy
฿661
VIP
฿842
Shwe Mandalar Express
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
+66 56 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Mae Sot to Rangsit
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿360 - ฿700
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Book at
12go.asia
Paradive Travel
Phone
081-453-5199
Email
natt2543@hotmail.com
Website
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Bus and ferry from Hua Lamphong station to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿1300
Schedules at
paradivetravel.lnwshop.com
Book at
12go.asia
Fame Tour
Phone
0 7757 1077
Website
chumphon-kohtao.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿750
Schedules at
chumphon-kohtao.com
Book at
12go.asia
Axara Travel
Phone
077 505 005
Website
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Chumphon Axara Travel to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿540
Schedules at
12go.asia
Sasanan Transportation
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Mae Sot to Bangkok Mochit Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿505
Schedules at
facebook.com
Songserm
Phone
+662 629 3415
Email
info@songserm.com
Website
songserm.com
Bus and ferry from Bangkok Khao San Road to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
14h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿900
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
Thai Sriram Tour
Phone
+66 (0) 86351 9290
Email
thaisriram@hotmail.com
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus and ferry from Bangkok Khao San Road to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿1100
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Seatran Discovery
Phone
(+66) 02 240 2582
Email
info@seatrandiscovery.com
Website
seatrandiscovery.com
Ferry from Don Sak Pier to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
฿750 - ฿950
Schedules at
seatrandiscovery.com
Book at
12go.asia
Songserm
Phone
+662 629 3415
Email
info@songserm.com
Website
songserm.com
Ferry from Don Sak Pier to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿600 - ฿800
Schedules at
songserm.com
Book at
12go.asia
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
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿850 - ฿1200
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
฿500 - ฿700
Schedules at
lomprayah.com
Book at
12go.asia

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