Bangkok to Koh Tao

Bangkok to Koh Tao

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eTicket Instant Refundable Fastest
21:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
11h 45m Bus+ferry. All connections guaranteed
4.5
08:45
+1
Mae Haad Koh Tao
Refundable
17:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
16h 25m train+ferry. All connections guaranteed
5.0
09:30
+1
Mae Haad Koh Tao
Refundable
17:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
18h 25m train+ferry. All connections guaranteed
5.0
11:25
+1
Mae Haad Koh Tao

From Khao San Lomprayah to Koh Tao by bus and ferry

eTicket Instant Refundable Fastest
21:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
11h 45m Bus+ferry. All connections guaranteed
4.5
08:45
+1
Mae Haad Koh Tao

From Hua Lamphong to Koh Tao by train and ferry

Refundable
17:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
18h 25m train+ferry. All connections guaranteed
5.0
11:25
+1
Mae Haad Koh Tao
Refundable
17:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
16h 25m train+ferry. All connections guaranteed
5.0
09:30
+1
Mae Haad Koh Tao

Bangkok to Koh Tao Schedule

Bangkok to Koh Tao Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Thai Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 17:00 - 11:25฿ 1,640
Thai Railways 1st Class Sleeper 19:30 - 09:30฿ 2,139
Lomprayah Speedboat 21:00 - 08:45฿ 1,250

Transportation from Bangkok to Koh Tao

Bangkok to Koh Tao destination reviews

AT
train #83.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, 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, Dec 22, 2020
Happy to
ZV
train #83.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Nov 21, 2020
Everything went smoothly, on time very friendly and helpful staff. I can recommend this service.
KE
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah, Oct 24, 2020
There could be more leg-room.
PD
train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, 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, 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, Sep 2, 2020
Everything went smoothly
UM
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Mar 22, 2020
Tiring trip, old bus, lousy bus bathroom. Long trip and they don't even stop for a snack.
BT
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Mar 20, 2020
Great
AR
train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 18, 2020
Everything went smoothly since the beginning, picking up the tickets very easy and friendly staff
LT
train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 15, 2020
The train was late, causing us to miss our ferry. Fortunately our ferry tickets worked for a later trip. Others had to buy new tickets.
MJ
train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 11, 2020
Train-ride was all god, cmfy bed, but very old and run-down train. We arrived in Chumphon 3 hours late! So we missed the morning ferry and had to wait 5 hurs at the pier. Katmaran to koh Tao was good
JD
train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Mar 9, 2020
De treinreis van Bangkok naar Champhon was helemaal prima. Paar weken van tevoren online geboekt. Binnen een dag de bevestiging in de mailbox. Tickets lagen keurig klaar. De treinreis is een belevenis op zich. Om 20.00 uur worden de bedjes al klaar gemaakt. Iedereen gaat al vroeg slapen. Niet dat dat bij mij lukte maar hé, t is een avontuur. Niet klagen. We werden keurig gewekt toen we er bijna uit moesten stappen. De transfer naar de pier verliep zonder problemen. Op tijd vertok de catamaran naar t heerlijke Ko Tao. Onze ervaring met deze combinatie ticket is dus erg positief.
DG
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Mar 4, 2020
No leg room on buses, and if you recline your seat, the person behind you cant move at all. We did, however, get a 30 minute rest stop about 4 hours into the drive, so that was a pleasant surprise. Arrived to ferry pier around 0445, so had to wait almost 2 hours to depart the 2nd leg of trip. If you are a western height person, you will definitely struggle with the bus ride/ lack of leg room.
HC
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Mar 1, 2020
It went better than expected. Bus was not luxurious but ok. The downside is that we arrived at the pier at 4:30 and had to wait 2.5 hours until departure. I feel like this could be improved.
TA
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Mar 1, 2020
There was a lot of waiting between the bus and the ferry. It would have better if this was avoided and the bus left Bangkok by 10 instead.
AB
Bus Express, Songserm, Feb 29, 2020
The bus should leave latter from Bangkok so we don't have to wait 4 hours at the pier for the ferry
AS
train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Feb 28, 2020
Very comfortable, our beds were done by someone, we did not had to do anything. Great trip
LB
train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Feb 25, 2020
12go has been excellent my whole trip and this was no exception. It is super easy to get around using them :)
HS
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Feb 23, 2020
On of the seats was broken, they fixed it. Other than that it was an OK buss ride.
FW
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Feb 21, 2020
If the bus would be an Antartica simulator it would be a solid 10/10. Airco is great, but why it has to be so cold is beyond me. Also our chairs wouldn't go down, so we hardly had any sleep. The ferry was a great experience.
SK
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Feb 21, 2020
Clear information, well arranged, fast and on time. Did not expect it to be this easy!
JA
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Feb 19, 2020
straight forward but the people were puking into bags the whole way because the boat was going so fast in the swells. probably not the boats fault but something to consider if you get sea sick
RD
train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Feb 14, 2020
Fantastic service! Everything was well explained and very easy to use. Highly recommend!
AL
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Feb 12, 2020
Good trip we left Bangkok and arrived on time. It would have been nice that the driver informed how long time we stoped at every step of the trip. And at least a bottle of water and one snack is more than welcome
AH
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Feb 12, 2020
The journey was great, there wasn't any issue.
FS
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Feb 6, 2020
Im Großen und Ganzem ganz gut. Wir haben unsere Tickets online gebucht und sind dann mit dem e-Ticket ins Office. Hat alles wunderbar geklappt. Man bekommt einen Sticker mit seinem Ziel und einen mit seiner Sitzplatznummer für den Bus. Am Abfahrtsort standen drei Busse. Die mit dem weißen Sitzplatz Sticker mussten in Bus 1 , grün und Bus 2 und rot in Bus 3. Der Bus an sich ist schon sehr in die Jahre gekommen. Es wurden Decken verteilt. Glücklicherweise war es nicht so kalt im Bus. Was sehr schade war, dass allgemein keine einzige Durchsage gemacht wurde. Gerade bei der Pause gegen 2 Uhr morgens wäre es gut gewesen. Wir waren etwas zwei Stunden vor Abfahrt am Fährhafen. Die Fahr mit der Fähre war gut.
RK
train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Feb 5, 2020
Train ride was as smooth and comfortable!
KB
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Feb 5, 2020
Very friendly driver, the bus was just quite uncomfortable. Cramped space for such a long trip. The public buses I’ve taken elsewhere for long trips more comfortable.
PZ
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Feb 4, 2020
Well organized, on time. Meeting point at Rambuttri road not far from ibis hotel.
SA
Bus Express, Songserm, Feb 3, 2020
It gets you there, but not much opportunity to sleep. Had to wait 1.5 hours at a service station in the middle of the bus ride and then 3 hours at the ferry port.
DV
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Jan 31, 2020
The conection from Bangkok to Koh Tao by bus and ferry was well organised. 10 minutes after the busses arrived the pier the ferry leave the habour. The bus was not luxury but fortunetly not full booked. A bad experience was a fight between chinese people. The driver didn't stop the bus though I knocked at the small window. What will happen in a case of emergency?
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How to get from Bangkok to Koh Tao

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

The most expensive ticket will cost you THB 2,177 if you go by Bus+ferry+train; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a bus+ferry which will set you back mere THB 900.

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

It can take you anywhere between 12 and 19 hours to travel between Bangkok and Koh Tao depending on the means of transport you choose.

Bus+ferry is the fastest way to travel between Bangkok and Koh Tao. Bus+ferry will bring you to your destination in 11h 45m. 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 900 if you opt for a Songserm (ส่งเสริม) bus+ferry and as expensive as THB 2,177 if you buy a Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย) Bus+ferry+train 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
  • 1 by flight+ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao starting from 08:05 Koh Tao until 08:05 Koh Tao
  • 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 18:00 Mae Haad Koh Tao until 21:00 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 17:05 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
  • 17% chosen Bus+ferry+train
  • 17% chosen ferry+train
  • 17% chosen train+Bus+ferry