Khao San to Koh Tao

Khao San to Koh Tao

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eTicket Instant Refundable Fastest
22:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
11h 30m Bus+ferry. All connections guaranteed
4.5
09:30
+1
Mae Haad Koh Tao
Thai Railways
Refundable
17:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
18h 25m train+ferry. All connections guaranteed
5.0
11:25
+1
Mae Haad Koh Tao
Thai Railways
Refundable
17:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
16h 25m train+ferry. All connections guaranteed
5.0
09:30
+1
Mae Haad Koh Tao

From Khao San Lomprayah to Koh Tao by bus and ferry

eTicket Instant Refundable Fastest
22:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
11h 30m Bus+ferry. All connections guaranteed
4.5
09:30
+1
Mae Haad Koh Tao

From Hua Lamphong to Koh Tao by train and ferry

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

Khao San to Koh Tao Schedule

Khao San 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 22:00 - 09:30฿ 1,250

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!

Transportation from Khao San to Koh Tao

Khao San to Koh Tao destination reviews

AT
train #83.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), 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 (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Dec 22, 2020
Happy to
ZV
train #83.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Nov 21, 2020
Everything went smoothly, on time very friendly and helpful staff. I can recommend this service.
KE
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Oct 24, 2020
There could be more leg-room.
PD
train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), 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 (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), 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 (ลมพระยา), Sep 2, 2020
Everything went smoothly
UM
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), 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 (ลมพระยา), Mar 20, 2020
Great
AR
train #85.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), 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 (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), 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 (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), 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 (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), 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.
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