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From Bangrak Seatran Pier to Koh Tao by ferry

08:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
10:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h
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08:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
10:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h
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12:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
15:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h 30m
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12:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
15:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h 30m
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12:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
15:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h 30m
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12:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
15:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
3h
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13:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
15:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h
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13:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
15:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h
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16:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h 30m
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16:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h 30m
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16:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h 30m
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16:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h 30m
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16:00
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
18:35
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h 35m
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16:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h
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16:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h
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16:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h
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16:30
Bangrak Seatran Pier, Koh Samui
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h
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From Bophut Beach to Koh Tao by van+ferry joint ticket

09:30
Bophut Beach, Koh Samui
14:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
5h
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From Chaweng Beach to Koh Tao by van+ferry joint ticket

09:30
Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui
14:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
4h 30m
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09:30
Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui
14:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
5h
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From Chaweng Noi Beach to Koh Tao by van+ferry joint ticket

09:30
Chaweng Noi Beach, Koh Samui
14:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
5h
Instant

From Choeng Mon Beach to Koh Tao by van+ferry joint ticket

09:30
Choeng Mon Beach, Koh Samui
14:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
4h 30m
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From Lamai Beach to Koh Tao by van+ferry joint ticket

09:30
Lamai Beach, Koh Samui
14:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
5h
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From Na Thon Koh Samui to Koh Tao by ferry

09:30
Na Thon Koh Samui
14:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
5h
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11:15
Na Thon Koh Samui
14:15
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
3h
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11:30
Na Thon Koh Samui
14:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
3h
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17:15
Na Thon Koh Samui
19:15
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h
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17:30
Na Thon Koh Samui
19:15
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1h 45m
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From Samui Airport to Koh Tao by van+ferry joint ticket

07:30
Samui Airport, Koh Samui
10:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h 30m
Instant Refund
12:30
Samui Airport, Koh Samui
15:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h 30m
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16:00
Samui Airport, Koh Samui
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h 30m
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From Lipa Noi (Koh Samui) to Koh Tao by bus

08:31
Lipa Noi (Koh Samui)
14:31
Koh Tao
6h
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From Maenam (Samui) to Koh Tao by ferry

08:00
Maenam (Samui), Koh Samui
10:15
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h 15m
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08:00
Maenam (Samui), Koh Samui
10:15
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h 15m
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08:00
Maenam (Samui), Koh Samui
10:15
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h 15m
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12:30
Maenam (Samui), Koh Samui
14:45
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h 15m
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12:30
Maenam (Samui), Koh Samui
14:45
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h 15m
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From Maenam (Samui) to Koh Tao by bus

08:00
Maenam (Samui), Koh Samui
10:15
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h 15m
Instant Refund
12:30
Maenam (Samui), Koh Samui
14:45
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
2h 15m
Instant Refund

How to get from Koh Samui to Koh Tao

You may find Koh Tao too rustic and too simple after experiencing glamour of Koh Samui’s nightlife venues, expensive spas and fancy boutique hotels, but there is one thing in which no other Thai island can beat 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. Be ready to hear a lot of diving stories of personal success and failure every evening in every tiny bar, restaurant or guesthouse. 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 Samui

To get to Koh Tao from Samui you have a choice of three ferry companies, namely Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran, Seatran Discovery and Songserm.

Lomprayah takes about 1¾ hr to bring passengers from Koh Samui’s Maenam pier to Koh Tao’s Mae Haad pier. There are two departures a day at 8am and 12.30pm with tickets sold at THB 650.

Seatran Discovery offers similar service but is a bit slower and cheaper: two hours and THB 624. Note that Seatran uses its own pier on Samui, Bangrak Seatran pier. There are three departures a day at 10am, 1pm and 4.30pm.

There is also Songserm boat which is the cheapest one (THB 450). It departs from Samui at 11am and arrives to Koh Tao (also via Koh Phangan) at 2.30.

Tip: As your sea travel between Koh Samui and Koh Tao will last from two to three hours, have all the necessary medications at hand if you are prone to seasickness. When the sea is choppy, opt for Seatran instead of Lomprayah, as the catamaran actually rides the swell, while Seatran cuts through it, which help avoid endless ups and downs.

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 8,742 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.

Jul 14, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
Everything was OK. On time, clean and nice rates!!!
Jun 27, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Excellent journey. Staff is very cooperative... Don't felt like a new country..... Dr satish Puranik Orthopaedic surgeon Mumbai India
Jun 15, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
Excelente servicio. Todo fue como lo describían en la página web. Los felicito y no dudaré en recomendarlos y tomar sus servicios otra vez.
Jun 13, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
The boat arrived and departed on time, but I wouldn't say that anything else was above and beyond expectations. The interior doesn't have very much air conditioning, but there's a lot of upper deck space! Just......normal?
May 22, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★☆☆
It arrived quite late... 15.40, not 15.00. Not enough air conditioning inside. Stairs to the boat, nobody helped me with luggage
May 14, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Way with no problems, fast,on time, with one stop on koh phangan.
May 14, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
Good boat. Left on time.
May 7, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
Everything went smoothly and as planned. Absolutely no problem, on time, and I totally appreciated how easy it was! Thanks guys!
May 4, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
It was a smooth ride very fast. Not too crowded
May 3, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
Fast and easy.
Apr 26, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★☆☆
Late as always.. And the boat is probably the oldest in the gulf of Thailand ... They need to improve badly
Apr 25, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★☆☆
Very hot with no air circulation on the boat. Otherwise a good trip and decent price.
Apr 18, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
Good
Apr 7, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
The early boat wasn't so busy so plenty of space! The crossing was quick and uncomplicated, although you do change boats just outside Koh Tao so if you have heavy or multiple bags it's a bit of an effort. All in all a good journey crossing.
Apr 4, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
Loud engine but otherwise comfortable and on time
Apr 3, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
Great service right on time
Mar 29, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★☆☆
Aircon wasnt working, almost fainted with the heat
Mar 24, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
It worked. Got me where I needed to go.
Mar 18, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
Top
Mar 12, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
Brilliant service. So easy and efficient
Mar 11, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
We've arrived at the Na Thon pier on time. I'm not sure if the ferry left on time, we have what I believe 2 stops (?) along the way to Koh Tao and in the end we were like 40 minutes late. Which was annoying because we couldn't find our destined driver who came to pick us up and had to use a taxi in the end. The journey was okay tho, it was pleasant to sit on the deck. Inside of course the A/C was freezing, had to wear a hoodie and I still was cold. The toilet was ok, toilet paper was provided hanging outside. But you have to be careful with the bags, they put them at the end of the ferry in what is an organized mess and when they arrive at a certain pier they just put them outside for the leaving people to pick up. I've seen some people who wanted to get sth from their bags carelessly push other bags aside, so just make sure it isn;t yours that accidently ends up in a wrong pile.
Feb 25, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
Easy, effektive and fast service to get ticket. No need to print it out from Bang Rak Tourist Pier at Koh Samui. Very good! Only a screenshot needed to show in check in.
Feb 18, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
Er hoeft niet vanaf Bangrak Seatran Pier gereisd te worden, sterker nog je wordt met een busje naar een andere pier gebracht voor naar Koh Tao. Daar kan je ook gewoon een ticket kopen. Verder was de reis snel en goed geregeld.
Feb 13, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
Good ship. Employers very kind and helpful. Room enough for every passenger. Good equipment and safebelts on board. Looking forward to our next trip.
Feb 4, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★★★
Thank you Rob and Kip for everything. Loved everything about this hostel
Jan 30, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
I am very glad for the crew, and the way they help and advices
Jan 27, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
On board staff could be more polite. Rest ok!
Jan 23, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Information was very bad at the port because everthing was so rushed and onboard the lady spoke so bad english over the voice com it was hard to make sense of it. The fairy was quick though so thats a plus.
Jan 21, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
Good service!
Jan 20, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
45 min replay departement. 60 min replay on arrival .
Jan 16, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
Nice big boat with airco rooms and outside spaces, clean if a little used.. left half an hour late and arrived half an hour late. Some snacks available. Did miss safety instructions though
Jan 10, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
Everything was ok.
Jan 8, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★☆☆
30 mins late arrival to Koh Tao..and seats a bit uncomfortable.
Jan 6, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★☆☆
No air con was working on the boat but otherwise ok
Jan 5, 2018
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
the transport was ok, apart from the big delay. In addition, the boat was completely overcrowded.
Jan 1, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
Was an hour Late and quite rocky. Other than it was fine
Dec 29, 2017
ferry Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
Slow service, no instruction
Dec 27, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★☆☆☆
The company was ok but the weather was the worst.
Dec 26, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★☆☆
Had the 13.00 boat to tao and was broken had to go to nathon to finally come in koh tao at 20.30
Dec 26, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★☆☆☆
We booked with Seatran to take us from Sami Airport to Koh Tao. Seatran shuttle took us from airport to Bangrak pier. When we got to the pier we were then informed that the big boat was broken and they would be taking us to the other pier to take a different boat. It was not made clear to us that we would be going with a different company (Lompraya) to our destination. Would've appreciated if they informed us in advance about this situation and told us more clearly what they were doing about it. Nevertheless, at least they did something about it and we still got to our destination at the same time as originally scheduled. It did get rough during the boat ride in between Koh Phangnan and Koh Tao; glad I took some anti-nausea pills beforehand as there were people throwing up.
Dec 16, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
Nice boat. 10 minutes late. It was a pleasant boatride.
Dec 7, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
45 mins late and extremely rough sea. My wife threw up along with other passengers.
Sep 29, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Great trip
Sep 26, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★☆☆
We were taken to another pier further down the coast for departure which was unexpected. Other than that a good service.
Sep 25, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
Está bien!
Sep 4, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Everything ok.
Aug 28, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Nice and comfortable
Aug 16, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★☆☆☆
we had a particularly rough ride with Seatran. There were very high winds a rough seas, this is not Seatrans fault, however, the air con systems were not turned on or even any windows opened. It was very stuffy, hot and uncomfortable in the cabin. Due to the rough seas, they handed out sick bags (we could see plenty that were put to good use by the time we arrived at Tao). Unfortunately, the guy handing out the bags was laughing at people and making gagging/vomit sounds at them. Very unprofessional, we will definitely be taking Lompraya Ferry in the future.
Aug 14, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★☆☆
Ferry was half an hour late
Aug 3, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★☆☆
We departed and arrived late.
Jul 30, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★☆☆
We booked for the 8am ferry but apparently there is no ferry at that time because they have few passengers..we where switched to the next one at 1 pm
Jul 20, 2017
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Boarding is a bit messy/unclear. For the rest: OK