Koh Phangan to Koh Tao @ ferry, van Nov 29, 2017

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
Instant Refund
11:30
Koh Phangan hotel transfer
14:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h 30m
Instant Refund

From Thong Sala (Koh Phangan) to Koh Tao by ferry

08:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
10:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 30m
Instant Refund
08:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
10:15
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 45m
Instant Refund
08:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
09:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h
Instant Refund
08:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
10:15
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 45m
Instant Refund
08:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
10:15
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 45m
Instant Refund
08:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
09:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h
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11:15
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
13:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h 15m
Instant
12:15
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
14:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 45m
Instant
12:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
14:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 30m
Instant
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
Instant Refund
13:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
14:45
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 45m
Instant Refund
13:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
14:45
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 45m
Instant Refund
13:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
14:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h
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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
Instant Refund
13:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
15:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 30m
Instant Refund
13:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
15:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 30m
Instant Refund
17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 30m
Instant Refund
17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 30m
Instant Refund
17:00
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 30m
Instant Refund
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
Instant Refund
17:30
Thong Sala (Koh Phangan)
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h
Instant Refund

How to get to Koh Tao from Koh Phangan

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 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 3,264 passengers 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 though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

★★★★★ 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 8, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm)
★★☆☆☆ 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
★★★★☆ Sep 2, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm)
★★★★★ Aug 27, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Rápido y buen servicio!
★★★★☆ Aug 22, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm)
★★★★☆ 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 23, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ 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
★★★★★ Jun 11, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★☆☆☆ Mar 22, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
First of all the booking is useless! because you have to queue to change your voucher and you don't have a reserved seat! What is the advantage of the booking? I paid more than other people for nothing. Furthermore the boat has sailed an hour late.
★★★★★ Mar 16, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Good service. Pleasant staff
★★★☆☆ Feb 14, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
The boat was 40 minutes late to pick us up and the ride was very rocky. Lots of people including myself got sick
★★☆☆☆ Feb 13, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
It was like an hour delayed
★★★★☆ Jan 14, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Nice boat... 4 stars just because the air conditioning wasn't working.
★★★☆☆ Dec 19, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery)
★★★★★ Dec 5, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Perfecto
★★★★★ Aug 22, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Good
★★★☆☆ Aug 11, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Aug 2, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★☆☆ Mar 24, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
There should be a better system for the luggage claim.
★★★★★ Feb 16, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Prom wypłynął z 30 minutowym opóźnieniem. Reszta ok.
★★★☆☆ Jan 5, 2016 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
the trip itself was ok, but we left with 45 minutes delay, and then it was slower as scheduled!
★★★★★ Sep 24, 2015 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery) :
Easy to book, and easy to change the date (only 30 minutes before the trip) to 2 days later. Smooth trip.

News

Chumphon to Koh Tao ferry services resume

Lomprayah ferries between Chumphon and the Gulf of Thailand island of Koh Tao have resumed service. A Lomprayah agent confirmed yesterday that the ferries were running again as the sea was a lot calmer than it had been on Tuesday. 

09 November 2017

Koh Phangan authorities call off full moon party for 5 October

Local government officials on the Thai island of Koh Phangan have ordered full moon party organisers to call off this month’s event. The chief of the island’s municipal council says the party is being cancelled out of respect for the forthcoming cremation of revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

02 October 2017

Thailand may extend free tourist visa promotion

In a bid to woo international visitors, Thailand has proposed the extension of a promotion giving free tourist visas. Under the current promotion effective from 1 December 2016 until 28 February 2017, single-entry tourist visas issued at Thai embassies and consulates worldwide are free of charge.

23 January 2017