Getting to and from Koh Tao

On this page we’ll give you some tips on how to get here and  about the companies operating the different routes


As there is no airport on Koh Tao, the island is reached by boat either from the mainland or from the neighbouring islands Koh Samui/Koh Phangan.

But you can go with Bangkok airways to Koh Samui from Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Phuket and Krabi.

From Bangkok to Chumphon you can fly with Nok Air,, (cheap airline) from the old airport,Don Muang.

From Bangkok to Surat Thani you can fly with Air Asia (cheap airlinr) from the old airport (Don Muang).

At you can book your trip incl ferry all the way to the Koh Tao.

Ferry Services to Koh Tao

There are several companies operating  ferry services to Koh Tao. For updated information about the time tables, prices, ferry types and travel lenghts please click on the links below. These ferrys can be booked online minimum 3 days before departure.Koh-Tao-Samui-Map

From Chumporn Pier

Fastest route takes approximately 1,5 hours                                  

Lomprayah Company

From Donsak-Laem Thuat Pier, Surat Thani

Lomprayah Company

From Maenam Pier, Koh Samui (via Koh Phangan)

Seatran Discovery

Lomprayah Company


How to travel to the ferries

By Air

From Bangkok (Don Muang Airport) low cost airlines Nok Air and Asia Air have flight routes

to Chumporn and Surat Thani. The above airlines also offer online Flight-&-Ferry packages.

From Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport) Bangkok Airways  and Thai Airways fly to Koh Samui.

On Road/Rail

Most of the ferry operators Lomprayah Company offer online packages with

bus/mini-bus/car transfers from Bangkok (and many other travel hubs in Thailand) directly to Koh Tao.

Other options are by train or minibus.