There are 7 ways to get from Pai to Koh Tao by bus, plane, bus and ferry, ferry, taxi 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.

Recommended option

Mini Van to Mae Hong Son, fly to Koh Samui, bus and ferry  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Take the Mini Van 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

$126 - $269

Cheapest option

Mini Van, bus Greenbus Thailand, bus and ferry  •  32 h 21 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the bus from Chiang Mai to Uttaradit 876
  3. Take the bus from Uttaradit to Chumphon 780
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao

$79 - $112

5 alternative options

Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly to Koh Samui, bus and ferry  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai
  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

$178 - $491

Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly to Chumphon, ferry  •  13 h 33 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai
  2. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Chumphon (CJM) CNX - CJM
  3. Take the ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao

$195 - $248

Mini Van to Chiang Mai, fly to Surat Thani, bus and ferry, ferry  •  13 h 34 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai
  2. Fly from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Surat Thani (URT) CNX - URT
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon
  4. Take the ferry from Koh Samui to Ko Tao

$89 - $286

Taxi, train, ferry  •  23 h 14 min

  1. Take a taxi from Pai to Chiang Mai
  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

$117 - $203

Mini Van, bus Sombat Tour, bus and ferry  •  24 h 41 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Pai to Chiang Mai 612
  2. Take the bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Hua Hin
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Lomprayah Ticket Office Hua Hin to Ko Tao

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 Mini Van 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 Chiang Mai, take the walk to Chiang Mai Arcade Bus Terminal, 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
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Mae Hong Son to Koh Samui via Don Muang, Phuket
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $230
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
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Nok Air
Website
nokair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Chumphon via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $190
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $240
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Thai Lion Mentari
Website
lionairthai.com
Flights from Chiang Mai to Surat Thani via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
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)
$23 - $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)
$21 - $28
1st Class (Berth)
$30 - $45
Bus operators
Prempracha Transport
Website
premprachatransports.com
Bus from Pai to Mae Hong Son
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from Pai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
premprachatransports.com
Book at
12go.asia
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
Yellow Bus
Website
iloveyellowbus.com
Bus and ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Samui - Nathon
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $10
Schedules at
iloveyellowbus.com
Sombat Tour
Phone
+66 27921456
Website
sombattour.com
Bus from Chaing Mai Arcade Bus Terminal to Hua Hin
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
sombattour.com
Book at
12go.asia
Star
$20
Super
$23
Supreme
$30 - $32
Phetprasert Tour
Phone
056 720 720
Website
phetprasert.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Uttaradit
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
phetprasert.com
Nakhonchai Air
Website
nakhonchaiair.com
Bus from Chiang Mai to Uttaradit
Ave. Duration
4 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
www2.nakhonchaiair.com
Book at
nakhonchaiair.com
Greenbus Thailand
Fame Tour
Website
chumphon-kohtao.com
Bus and ferry from Chumphon to Ko Tao
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
chumphon-kohtao.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Pai to Chiang Mai
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Taxi Chiang Mai
Website
taxichiangmai.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Pai and Koh Tao is 1041 km.

The cheapest way to get from Pai to Koh Tao is to Mini Van and bus and bus and ferry which costs ฿2500 - ฿3700 and takes 32 h 21 min.

The quickest way to get from Pai to Koh Tao is to Mini Van and fly and bus and ferry which takes 10 h 20 min and costs ฿5500 - ฿16000.

It takes approximately 14 h 40 min to get from Pai to Koh Tao, including transfers.