Getting to Koh Tao - How To Get Here!
By Land & Sea
There is a selection of boat services both to and from Koh Tao. The main embarkation ports are Chumphon (especially if coming or going to Bangkok), Koh Phangan, Koh Samui (closest airport) and Surat Thani. The Lomprayah catamaran, Seatran, Songserm and night boats all come and go on a daily (or nightly!) basis. Please see below for times. Any Thai travel agency/hotel reception should be able to provide you with tickets, or alternatively you can book online direct through the ferry operators own websites (not yet available for night boat options). Most ferry operators offer combination tickets with bus or train options from Bangkok.
Bangkok Airways run regular hourly services between Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and Koh Samui, with flights also available from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Honk Kong. On arrival, the closest pier for transfer to Koh Tao is Seatran, with the Lomprayah pier being about a 30 minute drive away. Transfers to both piers are readily available on arrival at Samui airport.
Low cost flights are available through Nok Air and Air Asia. Nok Air fly from Bangkok Don Muong to Chumphon, where transfers are available to both Seatran & Lomprayah piers for connections to the islands. Air Asia fly into either Surat Thani airport or Nakhon Si Thammarat airport, where you can transfer by bus (normally included in ticket) to the main Seatran pier at Donsak for connections to Samui, Phangan and Koh Tao.
IMPORTANT TRAVEL NOTICES:
Ferries are often fully booked during busy periods, so we recommend organising travel bookings in advance to avoid disappointment.
If you plan on flying after diving, please remember you will need to wait a minimum of 18-24hours after your last dive.
|Chumphon||Koh Tao||Phangan||Samui||Surat Thani|
|06.00||07.15||08.00 (Nathon Pier)||10.00|
|17.30 (full moon)||18.30|
|Surat Thnai||Samui||Phangan||Koh Tao||Chumphon|
|09.00 (Nathon Pier)||11.15 (Nathon Pier)||11.45||14.45||16.15|
|14.30 (Nathon Pier)||17.00 (Nathon Pier)||17.45||18.45|
|Koh Tao||Chumphon||Koh Tao||Chumphon|
|Cumphon||Koh Tao||Cumphon||Koh Tao|
Getting to our Office
Our office is located on Sairee beach below the Goodtime Beach Hotel. We are located right on the beachfront between Bans and AC resorts. For a more detailed map, look us up in the Koh Tao Info (free).