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From Tapee pier Lomprayah to Koh Tao by ferry

09:00
Tapee pier Lomprayah, Surat Thani
14:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
5h 15m
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15:30
Tapee pier Lomprayah, Surat Thani
19:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
3h 45m
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From Tapee pier Lomprayah to Koh Tao by bus

09:30
Tapee pier Lomprayah, Surat Thani
14:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
5h
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14:00
Tapee pier Lomprayah, Surat Thani
19:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao
5h
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14:40
Tapee pier Lomprayah, Surat Thani
19:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
4h 35m
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From Songserm Express Boat Bus Stop to Koh Tao by bus+ferry joint ticket

20:00
Songserm Express Boat Bus Stop, Surat Thani
06:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao
10h
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From Surat Thani to Koh Tao by bus+ferry joint ticket

07:00
Surat Thani
14:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
7h 15m
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From Surat Thani Lomprayah to Koh Tao by bus+ferry joint ticket

15:00
Surat Thani Lomprayah
19:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
4h 15m
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From Surat Thani Town Seatran to Koh Tao by bus+ferry joint ticket

09:30
Surat Thani Town Seatran
15:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
6h
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12:30
Surat Thani Town Seatran
18:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
6h
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From Surat Thani Train Station to Koh Tao by bus+ferry joint ticket

07:30
Surat Thani Train Station
14:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
6h 45m
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08:00
Surat Thani Train Station
14:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
6h 15m
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08:00
Surat Thani Train Station
15:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
7h 30m
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From Surat Thani Airport to Koh Tao by bus+ferry joint ticket

08:00
Surat Thani Airport
14:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
6h 15m
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08:15
Surat Thani Airport
14:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao
5h 45m
 Instant
08:20
Surat Thani Airport
14:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
5h 55m
 Instant  Refund
08:30
Surat Thani Airport
15:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
7h
 Instant  Refund
10:45
Surat Thani Airport
18:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
7h 45m
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11:20
Surat Thani Airport
18:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
7h 10m
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14:30
Surat Thani Airport
19:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
4h 45m
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Passenger reviews out of total 10,316 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.

Feb 11, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Perfect organized
Feb 9, 2019
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
They were on time, fast clean politely helpful All you need, rates are good. I was happy
Feb 4, 2019
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
Boat was on time and everyone on staff was very helpful! I went from surat thani airport to koh tao. You go to the stand at the airport and they have you sit and wait for the drivers. Its a 1.5 hour drive to the port, and from there it was easy-- I just stayed on one boat the entire time until reaching koh tao.
Jan 26, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
The minivan and the boat were both very good. But the waiting in between was really long! So that made the trip a bit hard. The rest was good!
Jan 24, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Muy buena experiencia. Un barco enorme y conoces todas las islas, ves islas que no aparecen ni en los mapas! Es precioso!
Jan 16, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
It was too cold
Jan 15, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Goos trip! Please clean toilets more!
Jan 2, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Excelent!
Dec 30, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★☆☆☆
Very rude woman behind the lompraya counter at Surat Airport
Dec 28, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Everything was on time. Even an earlier arrival at Koh Tao.
Dec 1, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Super pünktlich! Ich empfehle den Platz auf dem obersten Deck!
Nov 13, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
The trip was fine but it was the lack of information on the details l like to now what's happening it was a bit confusing after getting of the train and going to phantip offices to get transportation to the ferry as nothing was explained I was told to go hear then there get on this bus ect. The at the ferry terminal I asked questions and never get and proper answers to my questions it would of been nice to know that the last stop for the ferry was Koh Tao and not when we got to the first stop when I found out . Over all it was a great trip no problems just the lack of information 4 ???? ???? ???? ????
Nov 13, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
Seamless trip.
Nov 8, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
Ik zou om 11 uur opgehaald worden met een bus vanaf Surat Thani treinstation. Kantoor was dicht en ik werd vervolgens met een local bus naar het hoofdkantoor gestuurd. Gelukkig was mn hosteleigenaar zo lief om mij te helpen en mij daarheen te brengen. Daar zeker een uur moeten wachten op een touringcar naar de pier. Ferry gemist en moest dus een ferry later nemen, waardoor ik drie uur later dan gepland eindelijk op Koh Tao zal aankomen.
Oct 31, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
It was very easy to find and Prague’s where we were going. We were early and managed to get on a much easier ferry. The only downside was it seemed Avery long journey
Oct 18, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
It was a perfect trip. Thank you
Oct 16, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
It was a very good trip! Very organized and the bus and the boat were comfortable.
Aug 17, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
1hour of delayed
Aug 16, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Nice trip. Good service. Good chairs
Aug 13, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Trip was quick and the boat was Nice although getting on and off the boat was very chaotic
Aug 10, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★☆☆☆
The boat was too full, dirty And late
Aug 10, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Very fine ferry to and from the islands.
Aug 8, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Upon checkin we were told that the service might not go to koh tao due to adverse weather conditions, but we had to wait until we reached koh pangnan to learn that we would continue to koh tao anyway. Information to passengers could be improved
Aug 7, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
Good organisation..but very heavy waves in the boat. A lot of people became sick.
Aug 7, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
The bus was alright, but the boat has been slow and very late : 1h 30 — 2 hours alter than scheduled at koh tao. The Ac was too high : bring a jumper and trousers !
Aug 7, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Volgens medereizigers waren er niet voldoende zitplaatsen. Wij zijn op tijd aan boord gegaan en hadden hier geen last van. Wij vonden dat ze prima en professioneel te werk gingen
Aug 5, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Wat je mag verwachten.
Aug 5, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
Nothing to complain about - a little bit short on info, but everything left when it was meant to (within 10 or so mins). All quite straightforward. (I would say to the other person who left feedback that its not entirely reasonable to turn up to get on the bus when its due to be leaving!!)
Aug 2, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Rough weather. It would have been nice if the staff handed out plastic bags in which you can throw up....????
Jul 30, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★☆☆
Even if someone checked our ticket before entering the boat, they let us take the wrong boat (Koh Samui instead of Koh Tao). We even had a sticker on our shirts that said Koh Tao! When we realised it, at Koh Samui, nobody could answer our questions, they just ignore us! We were lucky that a man who was there waiting at the pier helped us find another boat at no fees (Lomprayah company, much better with clear communication in english). We still can't believe it!
Jul 27, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★☆☆☆
Very poor infortunately. Pick up was at 6.30 ( I know we had to be ready half hour before 7 but still; 30 minutes early!!!). Pick up was in tuktuk who drove WAY to fast!!! Very dangerous with my child. And than wait for an hour for the bus???? And than to the pier to wait another 45 minutes. And than arrive at ko tao 1 hour and 30 minutes late!!! Never again!!! Very bad service. I will write a review on the internet. I have been comming to Thailand for 26 years but this was the worst experience ever.
Jul 27, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
De boot was prima te doen. Hij vertrok wel 15 min later en we stopte ook op Koh sumai, Koh phagnan en uiteindelijk op Koh Tao! Bij elkaar toch 4,5 uur varen! Golven waren laatste stuk best hoog, dus toen kwamen ze zakjes rondbrengen :-). Binnen heb je minder last van de herrie, buiten is er een lekker windje. Let op bij hoge golven kan je wel flink nat worden ????.
Jul 24, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
It’s said to be a modern boat, but a lot of chairs are broken and dirty. There’s no place to leave luggage, zo everybody has to drop his luggage at the front our at the front deck. It’s quit a mess when people have to find there luggage when getting of. They also put to many people on the boat, so there are nog enough chairs and people have to sit on iron benches and plastic stools for a vee hours
Jul 23, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
The travel was ok, well organized, on time
Jul 23, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
The trip itself was okay, although the communication towards customers could be improved. For instance, we didn’t know we had to get of the boat on koh pah ngan and take a different boat to koh Tao. Knowing this before starting the trip would be more relaxing. It also was a bit vague were we had put the baggage.
Jul 20, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Well arranged bij 12go asia, trip was good but small detail is that it is really crowded and we had to go off the boat to an other boat to go to Ko Tao
Jul 18, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Very comfortable. Nice seats only too bad that there was a transit. This was not clear before hand
Jul 8, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★☆☆☆
Sailed through the storm felt like i was going to die . Chairs flying about the top and mid tier decks but couldnt sit inside as it was full.
Jul 7, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
The boat Was in good condition, but the weather Was really bad and the waves were Big - i thought i would die and i didnt feel safe at all. We took the 15.30 ferry to Koh Tao and the staff said it Was like that in the afternoon sometimes, so i would recommend others to take an earlier boat.
Jul 3, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★☆☆☆
We had to make a stop at Koh Samui and wait 3,5 hours for the next ferry to Koh Phangan and then to Koh Tao.
Jul 2, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
Goed geregeld precies op tijd! zowel boot als bus
Jun 29, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
Very smooth and well coordinated service! Very impressed
Jun 29, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
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Jun 17, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★☆☆
Crew - worked super hard Transfer from airport to dock - seamless Ferry ride - HORRIBLE. Not because they didn’t try but because the water was so incredibly rough for such a small boat. I thought we might capsize at moments, and we had the joy of listening to people vomit the entire way. Fly directly to Koh Samui... it’s worth the extra money.
May 24, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Se mueve muchisimo
May 17, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★★☆
Good
Apr 12, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
All good ,on time , good bus and excellent ferry .You will have to wait one hour in ko phangan for the KO tao ferry.
Apr 12, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Well organized and on time.
Mar 31, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
Easy, amazing organisation, peefect
Mar 28, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Long wait but boattrip was fine!
Mar 17, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Coach from airport fine although staff by buses very unclear. Transfer at ferry terminal also fine. Lomprayah itself not great - windows inside too dirty to see out, leaky AC and a rush to get seats. Arrived to Koh Tao late. Would take other option next time.
Mar 17, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Fast, easy, friendly, on time. Keep it up!
Mar 15, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
Alles perfect geregeld! Goede aansluiting. Totaal geen zorgen. Je wordt door iedereen goed en snel geholpen.
Mar 5, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★☆
El avión llegó puntual, y aunque por precaución había reservado el ferry de las 15h, automáticamente me recolocaron en el de las 11h, con lo cual gané una tarde en Koh Tao :-)
Mar 1, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm
★★★☆☆
All of the Travel was ok, but the people in surathani didn’t gave us a ticket only a sticker, so we had to spend all the boat travels showing them our booking and making them beleive it. Other than that a good trip. Lesson to learn : always ask for your ticket in surathani.
Feb 28, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Decent comfortable ferry ride. The staff take care luggage well, so my suitcase had no scratches or dirty dust. I wish they had service to store the luggage for customers at the airport office while waiting for the ferry.
Feb 28, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery
★★★★★
I arrived exactly when the bus started. I showed my ticket to the driver. He waved, to go inside the building. I went, while he left the station. I was a bit disappointed. But then the lady inside gave me my ticket for the voucher, and we reached the bus with a scooter. So it’s happy ending.
Feb 26, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★☆☆☆
Ferry left 1.5 hours late.

Popular Routes in Thailand

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

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 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 1,000. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus+ferry as a bus+ferry ticket costs as low as THB 700.

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 242 miles (388 km). The flying distance is 76 miles (122 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 Seatran Discovery (ซีทราน): travelling by bus+ferry 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 Bus+ferry - a one-way Bus+ferry ticket can cost as much as THB 1,000.

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

  • bus+ferry price: THB 700 - THB 1,000. From Surat Thani to Koh Tao starting from 07:00 Surat Thani until 14:30 Surat Thani Airport
  • Ferry tickets - THB 800 to THB 900.

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.

  • 13 by bus+ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Tao starting from 07:00 Surat Thani until 14:30 Surat Thani Airport
  • Ferries leave from Surat Thani for Koh Tao 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 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:

  • 900 chosen bus+ferry
  • 100 users voted for a ferry ticket.