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From Koh Phangan hotel transfer to Koh Tao by van+ferry joint ticket

07:00
Koh Phangan hotel transfer
09:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
2h 30m
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From Thong Sala Koh Phangan to Koh Tao by ferry

08:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
10:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao
1h 30m
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
09:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
1h
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
10:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
1h 45m
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
10:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
1h 45m
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
10:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
1h 45m
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10:45
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
12:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
1h 45m
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
14:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
14:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
1h 15m
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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Mae Haad Koh Tao
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
15:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
15:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
2h
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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2h
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15:00
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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Mae Haad Koh Tao
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
18:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
19:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao
2h
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
18:30
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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Mae Haad Koh Tao
2h
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Thong Sala Koh Phangan
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From Thong Sala Koh Phangan to Koh Tao by bus

08:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
10:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
1h 45m
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10:30
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
11:00
Koh Tao
30m
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13:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
14:45
Mae Haad Koh Tao
1h 45m
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13:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
14:45
Mae Haad Koh Tao
1h 45m
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18:00
Thong Sala Koh Phangan
19:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
1h 15m
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How to get from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao

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 from Koh Phangan

To get from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao you have a choice of three ferry companies. They differ slightly in level of comfort they provide, transit time and price.

Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran calls to Koh Phangan’s Thong Sala pier two times a day at 8.30am and 1pm. It is the fastest service to Koh Tao from Koh Phangan with transit time of around one hour (THB 550). There is sometimes the third departure at around 2.05pm or 5.45pm; check in advance.

Seatran Discovery covers the distance between Koh Phangan and Koh Tao in 1½ hr. The service is similar and tickets are sold at THB 430. There are three departures a day at 8.30am, 1.30pm and 5pm.

The slowest – and cheapest – boat which connects Koh Phangan and Koh Tao is Songserm. It calls to Koh Phangan once a day at 12.30pm arriving to Koh Tao two hours later. Expect to pay THB 350 per person.

Seatran vs Lomprayah

If you know what seasickness is about, go for Seatran when waters are choppy, which is often the case between October and December.
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 (especially for going to the eastern coast). For ‘taxi’ you normally have two options: motorbikes or songthaews, which are pick up trucks. 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. If you are looking for some serenity and tranquillity, consider Chalok Ban Kao. The eastern side is a slow life paradise and a great place to unwind, 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 beds sell out quickly. You may fail to find a budget option without prior reservation immediately after Full Moon Parties on the ajacent Ko Phangan, too.

Tip: If you are going to Koh Tao to dive, check with your diving school or operator whether they provide free accommodation (they normally do).

Health issues

There are small clinics in every ‘town’ on the island where they can handle your motorbike scratches and minor health problems. For more serious cases you will have to get transported to the mainland or Samui. Note that dengue fever is a problem, especially in highly packed tourist areas where the virus is transmitted very quickly. Take all the necessary preventive measures to avoid mosquito bites. Well, at least bring a lot of repellent!

...And always remember that you will have to drop out you pre-booked scuba diving course if you happen to scrap your knee in a motorbike accident!

Passenger reviews out of total 16,968 passengers who traveled with us on this route.

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Jun 19, 2019
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
No seats left on the boat so had to sit on the deck for the whole journey
Jun 15, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
Simple and on time Check-in is not at the port itself!
Jun 12, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
Well organized, on time. Point of improvement: getting off the boat with all the bags can be organized better.
May 22, 2019
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
The boat was delayed without any notification and finding a seat was at times challenging. The journey itself was good however finding your luggage when the boat came into port was poorly handled and turned into absolute carnage.
Apr 15, 2019
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
Great journey. Just wish there was more help on the pier to tell us where to go.
Apr 13, 2019
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
Ferry was well maintained. Seats were uncomfortable and AC was too cool. But overall a good trip.
Apr 13, 2019
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
12go was great! However, songserm ferry was pretty awful! Our particular seats had no legroom at all! Others did seem to have more! Also over half an hour delay!
Mar 24, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
Departure was on time, arrival a bit late but nothing serious. It is not 5-stars as during all the trip, without any pause, there were ads on the screens of the main deck...
Mar 16, 2019
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
One hour to late and it was very cold in the ferry.
Mar 16, 2019
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
Songserm Highspeed Ferry Check in counter on Mae Haad Pier sends you to another one around 150m away. This pier is rocked up. If you face rain, you’ll be wet since the ceiling is damaged badly. Not enough seats for the waiting passengers. There you can get your boarding pass and a sticker, wich seems to be important. The boat arrived in time at the pier and the boarding started. They have some weird regulations when it comes to the luggage, some bigger bags were loaded together in one place on the boat. The crew handled it unfriendly, with no explanation (I read this before). Also they don’t hand you a paper that you left your luggage. Better take an eye on your stuff here. The seats on the boat where in good condition. AC was working well. One hour after the expected departure time the ship left the pier. You can buy coffee and snacks for cheap onboard. Arrival: 1h 15min later!!!! Will not use this company again. Better pay some bath more for seatran.
Mar 15, 2019
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
Good service. They do what they are supposed to. Bring you from a to b without a hussle.
Mar 11, 2019
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
D’abord difficile à trouver le bon quai, pas d’information par seatran! 2 quais séparé de plus de 500m et on savait pas où y aller. Vieux et petit bateau (pas du tout ce qu’on voit sur le site), voyage ok, mais en arrivant à Koh Tao le bateau s’est arrêté et on a du attendre au moins 20 min pour accoster.
Mar 5, 2019
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
Trip safe and nice! 12go service fantastic... Overall not perfect due to a very small delay.
Feb 24, 2019
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
Check in was good , communication was a little difficult when trying to figure out which pier to go too . The ferry was a good ride over !
Feb 23, 2019
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
Booked for a boat trip at 12:45, but left at 13:20. And we already were put on the boat by staff at 12:00!! They sad that the boat was leaving earlier. The boat itself was fine, good seats and airco inside. Comfy.
Feb 22, 2019
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
We were late departing by 1 hour hence 4 stars. The ferry ride was great.
Feb 21, 2019
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
The boat arrived in Koh Tao 1 hour later. When we arrived in Koh Tao was not easy to get our backpacks off of the boat.
Feb 21, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
Arrived at ko tao 15 min early. Everything went smooth. Nice modern ship
Jan 25, 2019
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
Boat was 15 min late but arrived in Koh Tao on time. Can’t complain
Jan 22, 2019
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
Spacious seats but the AC was weaker than a couple of Thai yutes with ice cubes in their mouths gently blowing from the bow of the ship.

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