Bangkok to Koh Tao

Bangkok to Koh Tao

 
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Bangkok to Koh Tao Destination Reviews

TS
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 6, 2021
Between the lights, air con temperature and noise, we spent the whole journey with our eyes shut but zero sleep.
SG
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 17, 2021
It was a Nice trip and everything went smoothly. Except from that it was very cold on the bus and i couldnt control the Air condition. Even with a blanket and a sweater i was still very cold and had trouble sleeping because of it.
AT
Train #83.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 27, 2020
Its a long journey but train was comfy, bus was great & the transfer to koh tao via speed boat was bumpy but not toooooo bad. The train was delayed by 2 hrs so the connecting bus at 6am was well timed by 12go. (However the journey to Tao via Speedboat is based on your luck and the weather. Try to book a ferry ticket if the ferries are running to avoid seasickness. Not 12go’s fault tho!) 12go’s customer service was also very helpful. Thank you!
DG
Train #83.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 22, 2020
Happy to
ZV
Train #83.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 21, 2020
Everything went smoothly, on time very friendly and helpful staff. I can recommend this service.
KE
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Oct 24, 2020
There could be more leg-room.
PD
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Sep 10, 2020
The purchasing of tickets was straightforward -- just followed the instructions. However, we booked an overnight train that was to arrive 3 hours before our connecting ferry to Koh Tao departed ...and the train was 4 hours late. There was only one ferry per day so we had to wait 24 hours. When we went to the station to get the bus to the ferry pier the following morning THAT train was also late! 12go does their job of selling tickets -- but the buyer should beware that Thai trains aren't as efficient, and this can dramatically impact a short trip.
EK
Train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Sep 3, 2020
Great and helpful service from 12Go's staff. Dissapointed with the train arrived 2hours late and missed the bus and boat transfer.
NH
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Sep 2, 2020
Everything went smoothly
UM
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 22, 2020
Tiring trip, old bus, lousy bus bathroom. Long trip and they don't even stop for a snack.
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How to get from Bangkok to Koh Tao

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you THB 4,578 if you go by flight+Ferry; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus+ferry which will set you back mere THB 1,250.

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

It can take you anywhere between 3 and 19 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 18h 25m 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 THB 1,250 if you opt for a Lomprayah (ลมพระยา) bus+ferry and as expensive as THB 4,578 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 Train+Bus+Ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao starting from 17:35 Hua Lamphong until 19:30 Hua Lamphong
  • 2 by flight+Ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao starting from 16:30 Koh Samui Airport until 16:30 Koh Samui Airport
  • 1 by flight+Ferry+van from Bangkok to Koh Tao starting from 06:05 Koh Tao until 08:05 Koh Tao
  • 1 by flight+van+Ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao starting from 08:05 Don Mueang Airport until 08:05 Don Mueang Airport
  • 1 by Bus+Ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao starting from 07:00 Mae Haad Koh Tao until 07:00 Mae Haad Koh Tao
  • 1 by Bus+Ferry+Train from Bangkok to Koh Tao starting from 17:35 Hua Lamphong until 19:30 Hua Lamphong
  • 1 from Bangkok to Koh Tao starting from 08:05 Koh Tao until 08:05 Koh Tao
  • 1 by Ferry+Train from Bangkok to Koh Tao starting from 17:00 Mae Haad Koh Tao until 19:30 Mae Haad Koh Tao
  • 1 by Ferry+van from Bangkok to Koh Tao starting from 06:40 Koh Tao until 06:40 Koh Tao

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

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 Bus+Ferry remaining the most popular option due to their reasonable pricing and comfort.

Out of 1000 travellers who bought tickets for this route

  • 49% chosen Bus+Ferry
  • 48% chosen flight+Ferry
  • 1% chosen Bus+Ferry+Train
  • 1% chosen Ferry+Train
  • 1% chosen Train+Bus+Ferry