Surat Thani to Koh Tao

Surat Thani to Koh Tao

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11:00
Tapee pier Lomprayah, Surat Thani
4h ferry journey in Speedboat
15:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao
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09:45
Surat Thani Airport
5h 15m journey in Bus+ferry. All connections guaranteed
15:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao

From Tapee pier Lomprayah to Koh Tao by ferry

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11:00
Tapee pier Lomprayah, Surat Thani
4h ferry journey in Speedboat
15:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao

From Surat Thani Airport to Koh Tao by Bus and ferry

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09:45
Surat Thani Airport
5h 15m journey in Bus+ferry. All connections guaranteed
15:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao

Transportation from Surat Thani to Koh Tao

Surat Thani to Koh Tao destination reviews

MP
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jan 13, 2020
There are two stops on the way (Ko Samui and Ko Phangan, where you actually switch boats and have to stand in a queue again). This makes it a very long and tiresome trip and we arrived on Koh Tao approximately an hour late. Would definitely recommend going from Chumphon instead. The see was rough with big waves and we did not receive puke bags (which would have been handy). On December 29 the boat was 95%+ full. The airconditiong on the lowest level of the bigger boat (Tapee to Phangan) was old fashioned, where few people sitting under the pipes were very cold.
CF
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Dec 29, 2019
Overall satisfy.
AC
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Dec 9, 2019
Very pleasant workers but the hour wait at koh Pha-ngan was not mentioned when booking our trip from surathani to koh Tao. It was also TERRIFYING water conditions the day we took the transportation... staff were very much on top of provided puke bags but perhaps ferries should just be cancelled. It was very much a risk for our boat to flip and sink. Safety and lives should be put first.
AB
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Dec 6, 2019
The information was not clear. We were sitting on the roof deck, nobody told us we had to change boat. So we had to run for our luggage and the other boat. The 2nd trip was terrible, heavy waves and the motor stopped for about 10 minutes or so Was a night boat, so it was dark and a bit terifaying.
MW
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Dec 4, 2019
The boat was terrible and everyone was throwing up into Little pink bags. It felt like a game show where the last person who doesn’t throw up wins. The crew was wonderful for helping all of the passengers but there’s got to be another way.....it was all very unhealthy.
YT
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Nov 6, 2019
Everything was just OK. Arrived 30 minutes late. A more direct route would be nice as it was 9 hours from the airport.
AW
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Oct 30, 2019
Both the bus and the boat were comfortable and easy to access the customer support team were amazing and returned my daughter's passport left on the bus quickly and sent it to us on the island immediately. They were Easy to contact definatly rate the service xx xx
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How to get from Surat Thani to Koh Tao

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

  • Bus
  • Ferry
  • Van

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 Bus+ferry+van ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Bus+ferry 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+van as a ferry+van ticket costs as low as THB 650.

How far is Surat Thani from Koh Tao?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Surat Thani to Koh Tao. Your trip will be a total of 96 miles (154 km). The flying distance is 74 miles (118 km).

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

The travel time from Surat Thani to Koh Tao 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 Surat Thani to Koh Tao?

The cost of the trip from Surat Thani to Koh Tao varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Songserm (ส่งเสริม): travelling by ferry+van expect to pay as low as THB 650 for your ticket.

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

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

  • van+ferry price: THB 650 - THB 650. From Surat Thani to Koh Tao starting from 09:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 09:30 Koh Samui any hotel
  • Bus+ferry price: THB 750 - THB 1,100. From Surat Thani to Koh Tao starting from 07:30 Mae Haad Koh Tao until 09:45 Mae Haad Koh Tao
  • Bus+ferry+van price: THB 750 - THB 750. From Surat Thani to Koh Tao starting from 07:00 Mae Haad Koh Tao until 07:00 Mae Haad Koh Tao
  • Ferry tickets - THB 950 to THB 950.

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

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

  • 1 by Bus+ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Tao starting from 07:30 Mae Haad Koh Tao until 09:45 Mae Haad Koh Tao
  • 1 by Bus+ferry+van from Surat Thani to Koh Tao starting from 07:00 Mae Haad Koh Tao until 07:00 Mae Haad Koh Tao
  • Ferries leave from Surat Thani for Koh Tao 1 times a day.
  • 1 by van+ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Tao starting from 09:30 Koh Samui any hotel until 09:30 Koh Samui any hotel

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Ferries

Travelling by ferry is one of the most scenic ways to get from Surat Thani to Koh Tao 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 Surat Thani to Koh Tao

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Surat Thani to Koh Tao? 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:

  • 49% chosen Bus+ferry
  • 47% users voted for a ferry ticket.
  • 2% chosen Bus+ferry+van
  • 2% chosen van+ferry