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
Nok Air Economy 06:00 - 14:15฿ 2,079
Lomprayah Speedboat 08:00 - 09:30฿ 4,550
Fame Tour Sleeper Boat 13:00 - 05:00฿ 1,550
Thai Railways Class II Sleeper AC 17:35 - 08:35฿ 1,631
Montanatip Express 19:00 - 09:30฿ 1,300
Thai Railway Class III Fan 20:10 - 14:45฿ 1,182

Transportation from Bangkok to Koh Tao

Facts about the transport from Bangkok to Koh Tao

Cheapest Transport$34
Fastest Transport1h 5m
Earliest Departure6:00 AM
Latest Departure9:00 PM
Departures per day6
Distance929 kilometers
Transport CompaniesBangkok Air, Fame Tour, Lomprayah, Montanatip, Nok Air, Thai Railways

Bangkok to Koh Tao Destination Reviews

Our least favourite bus comfort and interior wise in the 2 months we have been travelling. Not enough leg room, bus not in great condition, we did the evening bus which gets you to the port at around 3am rather than parking up and letting you sleep for a few hours at the port on the bus (considering this is our most expensive trip yet) you have to get off and lie on wooden benches at the closed port until the morning. The boat trip was super bumpy, we don’t get travel sick but had to take tablets and sit outside, everyone inside was vomiting it was like an apocalypse :’) I think next time we would get a day time bus so we don’t have to sleep on wooden benches at the port.
Bus Express, Montanatip (Montanatip), Nov 29, 2023
The ferry ride was terrible for everyone on board. Why not give warnings about stormy sea to have people take anti sickness medicine? And despite taking it still got sick by the way. The bus was good, BUT they advertised reclining seats, I was seated in last row, not possible to recline the seat and the two passengers infront of me reclined their seat to the very maximun and left me squeazed in the back.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Nov 19, 2023
Very good pickup and ride.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Nov 14, 2023
The AC wasn’t really working in the bus so it was very hard to fall asleep. They gave us a blanket but it would only have helped if the AC would work. And the operator was around one hour late.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Nov 13, 2023
Very comfortable, well worth going on the VIP bus
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Nov 11, 2023
Got the VIP bus with ferry connection from BKK to koh Tao, great coordination, very comfortable seats, the food box was nothing special but all went extremely smoothly.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Oct 22, 2023
I accidentally booked my ferry ticket a week later than i would have, made a call and they easily change the date with no more questions or any more orders. Liked that.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Sep 11, 2023
Very convenient and fast
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Sep 11, 2023
Everything went smooth, maybe little bit to expensive…
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Sep 10, 2023
ViP bus is very comfortable and the trips by bus and by ferry were perfects. The 5th star is lost because we arrived before 5:30 AM at the pier and everything was closed. We had to wait there for 2 hours before ferry departure.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Sep 9, 2023
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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 guarantees the fastest travel on this route. Ferry+train+van is the slowest option.

The most expensive ticket will cost you USD 47.20 if you go by Ferry+Train+Van; to keep it budget-friendly, opt for a ferry+train+van which will set you back mere USD 33.83.

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

It can take you anywhere between 2 and 19 hours to travel between Bangkok and Koh Tao depending on the means of transport you choose.

Flight is the fastest way to travel between Bangkok and Koh Tao. Flight will bring you to your destination in 1h 5m. Ferry+train+van does a much slower job and take about 18h 35m 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 33.83 if you opt for a Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย) ferry+train+van and as expensive as USD 47.20 if you buy a Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย) Ferry+Train+Van 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 ?

  • 4 by Bus+Ferry from Bangkok to Koh Tao starting from 06:00 Khao San Lomprayah until 21:00 Khao San Lomprayah
  • 2 by Ferry+Train+Van from Bangkok to Koh Tao starting from 18:50 Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station until 20:10 Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal Station

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?


Flying is the fastest and often the most expensive way to travel from Bangkok to Koh Tao, but with a bit of luck you can score very good deals for as little as USD 138.82.

Things to remember: Note that some of the airlines may have restrictions on checked luggage weight or require paying extra for check-in, choosing seats or transportation of oversized luggage.

If opting for a flight, calculate the time you will spend getting to and from the airports as well as the waiting time before your flight, getting through immigration in case of an international flight and recovering your checked luggage.

In certain cases all these procedures can add no less than 5 hours to your total travel time.

Airlines flying between Bangkok and Koh Tao

Bangkok Air (บางกอกแอร์เวย์ส)


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

  • 41% chosen Bus+Ferry
  • 40% chosen Ferry+Train+Van
  • 6% chosen Bus+Ferry+Train
  • 6% chosen Ferry+Train
  • 6% chosen Train+Bus+Ferry
  • 1% Other