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From Khao San Lomprayah to Koh Tao by bus+ferry joint ticket

06:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
14:45
Mae Haad Koh Tao
8h 45m
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21:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
08:45
Mae Haad Koh Tao
11h 45m
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From Hua Lamphong to Koh Tao by train+bus+ferry joint ticket

14:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
14:45
Mae Haad Koh Tao
1d
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17:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:05
Mae Haad Koh Tao
14h
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#173.2
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
08:35
Mae Haad Koh Tao
15h
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#167.2
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
09:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
15h
Refund 
#167.2
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
09:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
15h
Refund 
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
09:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
14h
Refund 
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
09:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
14h
Refund 
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
10:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
15h
Refund 

From Phutthamonthon Lomprayah to Koh Tao by bus+ferry joint ticket

06:00
Phutthamonthon Lomprayah, Bangkok
14:45
Mae Haad Koh Tao
8h 45m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 
21:00
Phutthamonthon Lomprayah, Bangkok
08:45
Mae Haad Koh Tao
11h 45m
eTicket  Instant  Refund 

Bangkok to Koh Tao Schedule

Bangkok to Koh Tao Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lomprayah Express 06:00 – 14:45฿ 1,100
Thai Railways Class II Sleeper AC 17:05 – 07:05฿ 1,582
Thai Railways Class II Sleeper AC 18:30 – 09:30฿ 1,582
Lomprayah Express 21:00 – 08:45฿ 1,100

How to get to Koh-Tao

What about

Learn to dive, dive and dive again – that is what you are supposed to do on Koh Tao and that is actually what the majority of the folk you are about to meet on the island really do. A little hidden gem of the lower part of the Gulf, Koh Tao is attracting underwater world lovers with an abundance of easily reachable diving sites (over 30) and very affordable prices on diving lessons (there are more that 50 diving schools on the island), sea safaris and diving trips. Yet for those who are ready to go beyond the stereotypes there are hiking trails, bouldering, sea kayaking, fire-shows, and even jam sessions – all of them on the background of picturesque views and a laid-back island atmosphere. Priceless.

Getting to Koh Tao

The only way to get to Koh Tao from the mainland is by boat either from Chumphon, which is the closest departure point, or from Suratthani. You can also hop on a ferry to Koh Tao from Koh Samui or Koh Phangan.

From Bangkok via Chumphon bus + ferry

The easiest (and fastest) way to get to Koh Tao from Bangkok via Chumphon is by bus and ferry joint travel. Lomprayah catamaran and Songserm speed boat both sell such package tickets which save your time and cost more or less the same amount of money if bought separately. With early morning and late evening bus departures from Bangkok you have a choice whether to travel by day or save some baht spending your night on board a bus instead of in a guesthouse. The ferry travel with Lomprayah (the fastest operator) takes around 1½ hours; if your are prone to seasickness, get the necessary medicine at hand. Note that in case of the evening departure your trip lasts longer (around 12 hrs) compared to 9 hrs (morning departure), but you do not waste your precious day-time.

You have only 20 kg baggage allowance for your ferry travel; the extra weight is 20 baht per kg (not included in your ticket price).

Getting back from Koh Tao to Bangkok you have only morning and afternoon departures, both returning to Bangkok after dark: at 9pm and 1am, so plan your stay accordingly (book ahead).

From Bangkok via Chumphon train + bus + ferry

In case you are a railroad type, hop on your evening train down to Chumphon from Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok. If you buy a package tour, your boat operator will provide transfer between the train station and the pier, but you still have to while away some 3 hrs between train and ferry in Chumphon. In general, if you are ok with long bus journeys, there is no special advantages of train+bus+ferry journey. Choose price-wise, then.

Tip: If your are not in a hurry, stay overnight in Chumphon and discover the tastes of local robusta, find out how the birds’ nests are harvested at the farms and prepare yourself to your island stay visiting some of the idyllic beaches in the proximity of the city (e.g. Hat Thung Wua Laen).

From Bangkok via Suratthani train + bus + ferry

Even if travelling to Suratthani instead of Chumphon seems illogical, it sometimes comes out cheaper as you may catch a 2nd class sleeper for a longer journey. As in case with Chumphon, the transfer between train and ferry for package tours is performed by the boat operator.

From Koh Samui to Koh Tao

Both Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery take 2–2¼ hrs to Koh Tao’s Mae Haad departing from Maenam and Bangrak Seatran Pier on Samui correspondingly. With Seatran you have to book at least one day in advance while Lomprayah requires two days advanced booking.

From Koh Phangan to Koh Tao

Both Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery depart from Thong Sala on Koh Phangan and take 1½–1¾ hrs to arrive to Koh Tao’s Mae Haad. Book in advance (1 day for Seatran and 2 days for Lomprayah).

Seatran vs Lomprayah

If you know what seasickness is about, go for Seatran when waters are choppy.
Lomprayah can save you from ¼ to ½ hr of your sea journey, though.

Getting around

There is no car rental on a relatively small 21 sq. km island. If you consider renting a scooter or a motorcycle, be warned that the roads on the island are dangerous and get their toll of injuries regularly. Renting a vehicle though gives you freedom to explore the island as the ‘official’ taxi fares are sometimes extortionate. There is longtail boat service between certain beaches, which is a good option with reasonable prices.

Where to stay

The western side of the island is much more developed, and the ferries from the mainland and the islands arrive to Mae Haad which is on the western side. Haad Sairee, where the most of the action takes place, is also there. The eastern side is a slow life paradise, but you will have to negotiate those treacherous island roads (or greedy taxi drivers) to get to any of the western-side night spots. The busiest seasons on Koh Tao are summer (from July to August) and Christmas & New Year, so book your accommodation beforehand. The cheapest options sell out quickly.

Blogger report: Julia Rattke (High Speed Ferry Lomprayah) 08-Jul-2015 21:00

About half an hour before your bus is scheduled to leave (in my case it was at 20:30), you should be at the office at 327 Rambutri Road, รามบุตรี, Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand near Khao San Road. The Lomprayah office is in the curve of the street. In your booking confirmation email is also a map. This is their help hotline: +6626290011 and office hours are from 05:30- 22:00. Coming from the North you turn into this really busy street from the roundabout, between the 7/11 and the red sign of Swensen's. People with a lot of luggage may have some trouble getting through the night market. About 30 meters in, on the left side and right in the curve, is the Lomprayah office, slightly hidden behind a banner. Make sure to have your booking number on hand!

If you are on Khao San Road you have to find your way on the McDonald side of the road through the small alleys with all the shops to get to Rambutri Road.

At the office everything felt a bit rushed, one employee hands you your ticket and another a colored sticker with your seat number to put on your T-shirt and a color-coded sticker with the destination for your luggage. Make sure to tie that last one around a handle, it doesn't stick well. Then you sign in and someone will take your group to wait at the middle of the roundabout, behind the green sign, until the bus arrives.
The bus had only regular seats, so it is not a sleeper bus and the 8 hour drive will probably be a bit uncomfortable (especially if you were planning on actually getting some sleep). A travel pillow or a folded sarong helps a bit, and so do earplugs. The seats recline a little and blankets are provided. The bus is air-conditioned and has a toilet. I'm only 1.60 m, so I had plenty of leg space, but anyone taller than 1.90 m should expect some discomfort.

At 2:00 there was a 30 min break at a market with snack food. They also had a huge bathroom with clean toilets, but remember to bring toilet paper and flush with the bucket provided.

At 5:15 we arrived at the ferry pier, where the office was dark and still closed and we had to wait for almost 2 hours. There is a mini mart to the left, if you need anything while waiting, and on the opposite side is another array of clean toilets. The mini mart closes when the ferry opens for boarding, so do not plan on any last-minute shopping. When the info center on the right of the pier opens, you have to show your ticket for another sticker and to get a stamp. Around 7:00 people will start to line up for the "best" seats, but there was plenty of room for everyone, so I would not take it too seriously. After a short walk along the pier, you arrive at the boat. There are three seating areas: Downstairs (inside), in the middle (outside with sun roof) and on the top (outside without cover). I chose the middle and it was perfectly fine.

About 2,5 hours (of comparatively smooth sailing) later we arrived at Ko Nang Yuan to let some people on and off the boat and then turned towards the Lomprayah Pier on Ko Tao, where we arrived 5 minutes later.
From here on it is really easy: Get off the boat, grab your luggage and find your pick up or taxi at the end of the pier. Congrats, you have made it to Ko Tao! Enjoy your stay!

Bangkok to Koh Tao destination reviews

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.
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