Bangkok to Koh Tao

Bangkok to Koh Tao

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Bangkok to Koh Tao Schedule

Bangkok to Koh Tao Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lomprayah Speedboat 08:00 - 09:30฿ 5,150
Bangkok Air Economy #PG16516:40 - 17:45฿ 5,150
Thai Railways VIP Sleeper 19:30 - 09:30$ 61.31
Lomprayah Express 21:00 - 08:45฿ 1,250

Transportation from Bangkok to Koh Tao

Bangkok to Koh Tao Destination Reviews

The bus was comfortable but we stopped for 30 minutes at 1am (no sense at all) and we arrived one hour earlier at the pier, so we had to wait for 3 hours for the ferry to depart. So, this timetable makes no sense. By the way, there are always tickets available at the office, no matter what you see on the website.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Aug 17, 2022
For the price and saves 1 night accommodation it is well worth the trip
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Aug 8, 2022
the assigned seat on the bus was not roomy enough for my feet and not comfortable at all and the seatbelt wasn't working. I expected more for the VIP service. The ferry suffered failures which delayed the trip by 2 hours.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Aug 8, 2022
The power sockets didn’t work and there weren’t entertainment screens. There condens leaking from the sealing, but they fixed it right away. It was a very smooth and quick ride.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Aug 7, 2022
Nice bus. However leather seat even if they look 1st class are less comfortable to sleep
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jul 28, 2022
We left around thirty minutes later than planned. It’s a very comfortable ride and you can sleep okay in the bus. Only annoying thing was my mom and my tickets were not seated together. That would have been a nice to sit together. When you arrive around 5/5.30 you have to wait for the ferry which comes around 7. We had to wait around 40 min for a bus to come with a bunch of people.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jul 13, 2022
Bus was incredibly comfortable, served water bottles, blankets. Enough leg room to fall asleep easily
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jun 30, 2022
We were VIP which meant a spacious coach and free tea and coffee. As good as a long bus journey can get really. Was a bit cold so bring long trousers and a warm top.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jun 29, 2022
Train was late getting to Hua Lamphong and didn't sleep much on train but overall an experience worth having 😁
Train #83.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jun 17, 2022
Very comfortable and the bus ride didn’t seem to take to long. Arrived a few hours before the ferry arrives but able to enjoy a beautiful sunrise.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jun 16, 2022
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How to get from Bangkok to Koh Tao

Travelling between Bangkok and Koh Tao is possible by Flight, bus, ferry, train and van. Flight+ferry guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Ferry+train is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 291.12 if you go by flight+Ferry; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a ferry+van which will set you back mere USD 37.37.

How long does it take to get from Bangkok to Koh Tao?

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 15 hours to travel between Bangkok and Koh Tao depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight+ferry is the fastest way to travel between Bangkok and Koh Tao. Flight+ferry will bring you to your destination in 2h 35m. Ferry+train does a much slower job and take about 15h to reach Koh Tao.

How much does it cost to get from Bangkok to Koh Tao?

Travelling between Bangkok and Koh Tao can be as cheap as USD 37.37 if you opt for a Lomprayah (ลมพระยา) ferry+van and as expensive as USD 291.12 if you buy a Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส), Lomprayah (ลมพระยา) flight+Ferry ticket.

Here is the list of how much you can expect to pay travelling by each means of transport available for this route.

How many trips per day are there between Bangkok and Koh Tao ?

  • 2 by Ferry+Train from Bangkok to Koh Tao starting from 17:35 Hua Lamphong until 19:30 Hua Lamphong
  • 1 by Bus+Ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao starting from 21:00 Khao San Lomprayah until 21:00 Khao San Lomprayah

Check above for a bus, train, flight and ferry timetable from Bangkok to Koh Tao.

What mode of transportation is the best one for my route?


Ferry may be a tiring experience especially if you are prone to seasickness and often is not the cheapest option available but it almost always makes for a very picturesque journey.

Things to remember: Ferry rides may be cancelled due to rough seas.

Companies operating ferry routes between Bangkok and Koh Tao

Nok Air (นกแอร์)

What is the most popular transport to get from Bangkok to Koh Tao?

There is a choice of transportation means any time of the day with Train+Bus+Ferry remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 24% chosen Train+Bus+Ferry
  • 23% chosen Ferry+Train
  • 23% chosen Bus+Ferry+Train
  • 16% chosen flight+Ferry
  • 6% chosen Ferry+Van
  • 5% chosen Bus+Ferry
  • 1% Other