Koh Phangan to Koh Tao by ferry, van

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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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11:30
Koh Phangan hotel transfer
14:00
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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08:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
10:15
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 45m
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08:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
10:15
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 45m
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08:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
10:15
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 45m
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08:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
09:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h
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08:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
10:15
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 45m
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08:31
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
09:31
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h
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12:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
14:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h
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13:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
14:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h
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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)
14:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h
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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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13:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
15:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 30m
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13:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
15:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 30m
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13:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
15:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 30m
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13:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
15:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 30m
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17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 30m
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17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 30m
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17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 30m
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17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 30m
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17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 30m
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17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
19:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h
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17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 30m
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17:05
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
18:35
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 30m
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18:15
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
19:15
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h
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From Thong Sala (Koh Phangan) to Koh Tao by bus

09:31
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
14:31
Koh Tao
5h
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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 5,504 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.

May 4, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Boat was fine, running a little late but no problems!
May 1, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
The seats were comfortable. The airconditiong was cold. The boat was on time.
May 1, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
Air con was not or barely working in upstairs cabin, on a boiling hot day this is not good.
May 1, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
The ferry itself was good but finding your luggage when getting off was a disorganized mess
Apr 9, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Once again the wrong directions were given to where the ticket office is. Brutal. Other than that. okay
Apr 5, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
Buen servicio
Apr 2, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
Almost flawless. The ferry wasn’t right on time for the departure.
Mar 16, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Cant fault this service, nice smooth ride, comfy seats all good.
Mar 4, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★☆☆
Sköna säten och fräsch båt, men räkna aldrig med att den är i tid eller att det tar så lång tid som det står. När vi åkte denna gången var den försenad med 1h
Feb 24, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Die Fähre von Koh Phangan nach Koh Tao ist optimal. Sie legt zuverlässig und pünktlich ab und man hat 3 Möglichkeiten sich dort aufzuhalten. Unter Deck (stark klimatisiert) im Mitteldeck (Schutz vor Sonne und Wind) und auf dem Oberdeck (für alle Frischluft-/windfanatiker). Wir können die Fähre bedenkenlos empfehlen umd würden sie wieder wählen. Lg :)
Feb 20, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★☆☆☆
Everything was fine besides the 1h10 of delay. Still enjoyed the sunset from koh phanghan!
Feb 18, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Not the best airconditioning and the cleanes.
Jan 2, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
Late and a little disorganized
Jan 2, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Good service. Arrival was a Little slow, but good anyway
Dec 13, 2017
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
The boat was very dirty. Trash everywhere and the seats were so dirty and disgusting that I wanted to stand the whole time. I killed two roaches crawling on the wall by my seat.
Dec 7, 2017
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
The trip was good, but 1 hour delayed.
Dec 5, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★☆☆☆
Fast service, however half of the people on board were throwing up. Not a nice experience.
Oct 13, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
Boot vertrok wat later. Met mijn e ticket uitgeprint, ging het perfect. Niks te veel betaald en niet onnodig gewacht. Personeel vriendelijk.
Oct 7, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★☆☆
To late and took longer than 1,5 hour.
Sep 4, 2017
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
A simple trip from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao, no casualities, the tv helped pass the time with a funny movie. What was amazing was the air and the wind outside and the beautiful view. Thank you
Aug 27, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Rápido y buen servicio!
Aug 16, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
When the wind is high, count on a rough ride and delay. Not much Seatran can do about it, it's just the way it is. Today, wind speeds exceeded 45km/h and many people got very sick. And don't sit outside of you want to stay dry ;-)
Aug 10, 2017
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
One-hour delayed departure. Awful unbearable engine vibration noise. Almost no air conditioning.
Aug 7, 2017
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
We wanted to leave koh phangan a day early. We went to the ticket Office With our tickets of the 7th and asked if it was possible to switch them for the 6th. It was not a problem at all ????☺️
Jul 22, 2017
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Ferry arrived 30 minutes late
Jul 13, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Great trip but no seats, sat on an uncomfortable stool for the hour. Besides that it was a pleasant view.
Jun 12, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
Smooth ride, 30 minutes late