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06:30
Koh Tao Seatran Discovery
6h journey in Ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
4.5
12:30
Surat Thani Airport
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06:35
Mae Haad Koh Tao
5h 55m journey in Ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
4.5
12:30
Surat Thani Airport
eTicket Instant Refundable Recommended
10:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao
8h journey in Ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
5
18:00
Surat Thani Airport

From Koh Tao Seatran Discovery to Surat Thani by Ferries+Buses

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06:30
Koh Tao Seatran Discovery
6h journey in Ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
4.5
12:30
Surat Thani Airport
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06:30
Koh Tao Seatran Discovery
5h 30m journey in Ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
4.5
12:00
Surat Thani Town Seatran

From Mae Haad Koh Tao to Surat Thani by Ferries+Buses

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06:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao
4h 20m journey in Ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
4.3
10:20
Surat Thani Train station
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06:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao
4h 30m journey in Ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
4.3
10:30
Surat Thani Airport
eTicket Instant Refundable Recommended
06:35
Mae Haad Koh Tao
5h 55m journey in Ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
4.5
12:30
Surat Thani Airport
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06:35
Mae Haad Koh Tao
5h 25m journey in Ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
4.5
12:00
Surat Thani Town Seatran
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09:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
5h 30m journey in Ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
4.3
15:00
Surat Thani Train station
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09:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
5h 45m journey in Ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
4.3
15:15
Surat Thani Airport
eTicket Instant Refundable Recommended
10:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao
8h journey in Ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
5
18:00
Surat Thani Airport
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10:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao
7h 30m journey in Ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
3
17:30
Surat Thani
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10:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao
7h 30m journey in Ferry+Bus. All connections guaranteed
4.5
17:30
Surat Thani Train Station

From Mae Haad Koh Tao to Surat Thani by Ferries

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06:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao
3h 40m ferry journey in Catamaran
4.3
09:40
Tapee pier Lomprayah, Surat Thani
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06:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao
6h 10m ferry journey in Catamaran
4.3
12:10
Tapee pier Lomprayah, Surat Thani
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09:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
5h ferry journey in Catamaran
4.3
14:30
Tapee pier Lomprayah, Surat Thani

Koh Tao to Surat Thani Schedule

Koh Tao to Surat Thani Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Seatran Discovery High Speed Ferry 06:30 - 12:00฿ 950
Lomprayah Catamaran 06:00 - 10:20฿ 1,050
Lomprayah Catamaran 09:30 - 15:00฿ 950
Songserm High Speed Ferry 10:00 - 17:30฿ 700

Koh Tao to Surat Thani destination reviews

4.1
340 customer reviews
5
46%
4
31%
3
11%
2
5%
1
6%
MR
3
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Sep 4, 2019
No info regarding the transfer at Koh Phangan, also very poor info while doing the transfer. Didn’t know we had to wait 1 hour at the island.
AC
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Aug 28, 2019
On comprend rien mais ca marche à tous les coups. Faut suivre le rythme. Mais à chaque fois à l heure, et toujours pris en main. Faut faire confiance
MM
4
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Aug 26, 2019
Bad wheather, but good boat and captain! Unfortunately whithout being pre-informed there is a one hour waiting on Koh Phangan in this itenary. To improve the journey, they could provide the waiting area outside, with some food/ coffee shop. And don’t think you will be able to but yourself some breakfast in the early morning before departure on the pier in Koh Tao: big hustle and long waiting line to get to the cashier to reconfirm your already bought ticket. But othertwise good trip.
JS
4
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Aug 24, 2019
Left Koh Tao much later than scheduled. Arrived in Surat Thani as scheduled though. Is departure timetable accurate?
FR
4
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Aug 14, 2019
Boarding gaat langzaam. Jammer van de overstap in het traject. Verder vlot verlopen, aarfig en behulpzaam personeel.
PS
3
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Aug 11, 2019
The boat could be cleanner. And the A-C a bit lower, iT was freezing.
MM
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Aug 10, 2019
Cumple con los horarios. Te dan Etiquetas o pulseras para identificarte fácilmente.
MS
3
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm, Aug 1, 2019
Very intransparent that this was a combined transfer of boat and Bus and the Bus stopped far from the meeting point where an incredibly impolite man received all travellers
BM
4
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 30, 2019
Easy commute, although changing ferries is a bit confusing. Some staff nicer than others.
CG
4
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Jul 24, 2019
There is only a small check-in office left directly on the pier, the Seatran ferry looked quite small and old too. But we were lucky and Seatran gave us tickets for Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran. The Lomprayah transfer is very well organized and the boat is really fast. There was a boat change on Koh Phangan - we didn't know this but everything went well. When arriving at Surat Thani, several busses from Lomprayah waited already and the transfer to the airport worked very good as well. So Seatran receives my four stars for booking us to Lomprayah ;) Don't know how their ferries are.
RW
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 16, 2019
Staff were careful,the boat departed exactly in time and was clean.I recommend this company.
ID
3
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 16, 2019
Bien pero por poco perdemos el avion porque salio con retrasl y además nos cambiaron de barco en koh samui. Eso nos restraso, ponia que llegabamos al aereopuerto y las 10:30 y llegamos a las 10:55 casi perdemos el vuelo por eso. Lo demas bien, buen trato del personal.
MK
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, May 26, 2019
Great service! On time and very comfortable. Would recommend
LS
3
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, May 22, 2019
Did go from Ko Tao 21/5-19 and stopped twice at ko Samui for some reason. Catamaran overbooked as people sitting in plastic chairs in the walkways, and it's NOT SAFE in case of an emergency evacuation, and in this regards Lomprayaha have a LOONG way to go to be a safe way to go to Samui, Pangan or Tao. Next trip we will do will be with Raja ferry or SeTran. Tapei Pier is not a good place from us in south driving past DonSak.
OB
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, May 2, 2019
I can only recommend this company, we traveled with them three times in Thailand and we never had a problem, everything went great. Olina
LS
5
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Apr 26, 2019
They are kind. Good. I arrived my destination very well.
AH
2
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 2, 2019
After 10min on the boat, the crew started with giving everyone plastic bags to puke. The boat was going so fast on the sea. Worst boat trip ever.
SJ
4
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 2, 2019
Long trip from Koh Tao to Surat Tani. Good organized only again half our longer than planned
JT
4
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jan 29, 2019
The trip from Mae Haad Koh Tao to Surat Thani Airport on Jan 18, 2019 went quite well. Catamaran was fast and there was the bus to the airport waiting with staff direct Catamaran was fast and there was the bus to the airport waiting with staff directing passengers to the correct bus. It was well organized. The bus was quite comfortable.
EG
3
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jan 23, 2019
We had to wait an hour before departuring, otherwise fine.

Popular Routes in Thailand

How to get from Koh Tao to Surat Thani

When you want to get from Koh Tao to Surat Thani, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Ferry

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Ferry. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Ferry+bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A ferry+Bus ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 1,100. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a ferry+bus as a ferry+bus ticket costs as low as THB 700.

How far is Koh Tao from Surat Thani?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Koh Tao to Surat Thani. Your trip will be a total of 249 miles (400 km). The flying distance is 77 miles (123 km).

How long does it take to get from Koh Tao to Surat Thani?

The travel time from Koh Tao to Surat Thani can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 4 to 8 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Koh Tao to Surat Thani?

The cost of the trip from Koh Tao to Surat Thani varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Songserm (ส่งเสริม): travelling by ferry+bus expect to pay as low as THB 700 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a ferry+Bus - a one-way ferry+Bus ticket can cost as much as THB 1,100.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Koh Tao to Surat Thani:

  • ferry+bus price: THB 700 - THB 1,100. From Koh Tao to Surat Thani starting from 06:00 Mae Haad Koh Tao until 10:00 Mae Haad Koh Tao
  • Ferry tickets - THB 900 to THB 1,000.

How many trips per day are there between Koh Tao and Surat Thani?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • 9 by ferry+bus from Koh Tao to Surat Thani starting from 06:00 Mae Haad Koh Tao until 10:00 Mae Haad Koh Tao
  • Ferries leave from Koh Tao for Surat Thani 2 times a day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Ferries

Travelling by ferry is one of the most scenic ways to get from Koh Tao to Surat Thani as it combines transportation and sightseeing to some extent.

However, with these upsides in mind, you should still understand ferry travel is not for everyone. If you’re prone to seasickness it may be an unpleasant experience. As a rule, a ferry journey isn’t the cheapest way to travel During the high season ferry tickets might be hard to get, so you should always book in advance when possible.

Things to remember: ferry rides are dependent on weather conditions.

The most popular transport from Koh Tao to Surat Thani

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Koh Tao to Surat Thani? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 945 chosen ferry+bus
  • 55 users voted for a ferry ticket.