There are 5 ways to get from Pai to Koh Tao by taxi, plane, bus and ferry, bus, train 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

Taxi to Mae Hong Son, fly, bus and ferry  •  19 h 27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pai to Mae Hong Son
  2. Fly from Mae Hong Son (HGN) to Koh Samui (USM) HGN - USM
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui Airport to Ko Tao

$225 - $697

Cheapest option

Mini Van, train, ferry  •  25 h 27 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Ban Mae Malai 612
  2. Take the train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
  3. Take the train from Bang Sue to Chumphon
  4. Take the ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao

$55 - $128

3 alternative options

Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly, bus and ferry  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Ban Mae Malai
  2. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Koh Samui (USM) CNX - USM
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Koh Samui Airport to Ko Tao

$176 - $488

Bus, bus and ferry  •  24 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Pai Mae Hong Son to Bangkok Khao San Road
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Lomprayah Bus Station Khao San to Ko Tao Catamaran

$71 - $73

Mini Van, bus, bus and ferry  •  33 h 19 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แพร่ Phrae 169
  3. Take the bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Chumphon 780
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao

$80 - $112

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pai to Koh Tao is to bus and bus and ferry which costs ฿2300 - ฿2400 and takes 24 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pai to Koh Tao is to Mini Van and fly and bus and ferry which costs ฿5500 - ฿16000 and takes 10 h 8 min.

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The distance between Pai and Koh Tao is 1041 km.

The best way to get from Pai to Koh Tao without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 24 h 50 min and costs ฿2300 - ฿2400.

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It takes approximately 19 h 27 min to get from Pai to Koh Tao, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Mae Hong Son Airport to Koh Samui Airport. The quickest flight takes 14 h and has one stopover.

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Bangkok Airways offers flights from Mae Hong Son Airport to Koh Samui Airport.

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There are 221+ hotels available in Koh Tao. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Pai to Koh Tao.
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  • Distance: 650.4 miles
  • Duration: 19 h 27 min

What companies run services between Pai, Thailand and Koh Tao, Surat Thani, Thailand?

There is no direct connection from Pai to Koh Tao. However, you can take the taxi to Mae Hong Son 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 the Mini Van to Ban Mae Malai, take the walk to ฝั่งตรงข้ามตลาดแม่มาลัย Opposite Mae Malai Market, take the bus to วัดเชียงยืน Wat Chiang Yuen, take the walk to Chiang Mai City Art & Cultural Center, take the bus to Chiang Mai Airport, take the walk to Chiang Mai 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.

Airlines
Bangkok Airways
Website
bangkokair.com
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Koh Samui via Chiang Mai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
14 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Koh Samui via Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
21 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Chiang Mai to Koh Samui via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Chiang Mai to Bang Sue
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $50
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$6 - $10
2nd Class (Seat)
$13 - $19
2nd Class (Berth)
$22 - $30
1st Class (Berth)
$35 - $50
Train from Bang Sue to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
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
Prempracha Transport
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Pai to Ban Mae Malai
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Pai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Book at
12go.asia
Thai Sriram Tour
Website
thaisriram.com
Bus from Pai Mae Hong Son to Bangkok Khao San Road
Ave. Duration
15 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
thaisriram.com
Book at
easybook.com
Greenbus Thailand
Website
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from เชียงใหม่ Chaing Mai to แพร่ Phrae
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Bus from Phrae Bus Terminal to Chumphon
Ave. Duration
15 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Schedules at
greenbusthailand.com
Book at
12go.asia
Fame Tour
Website
chumphon-kohtao.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
chumphon-kohtao.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Pai to Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Taxi Chiang Mai
Website
taxichiangmai.com

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