Surat Thani to Koh Tao

Surat Thani to Koh Tao

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Surat Thani to Koh Tao Schedule

Surat Thani to Koh Tao Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lomprayah Speedboat 09:30 - 14:15$ 27.74
Lomprayah Speedboat 10:00 - 14:15฿ 900
Lomprayah Express 12:30 - 17:00฿ 1,100
Fame Tour Ferry 22:00 - 05:00฿ 850

Transportation from Surat Thani to Koh Tao

Surat Thani to Koh Tao Destination Reviews

RT
Everything on time, very nice staff. In Koh Phangan it was unclear where to wait for the next boat and what kind of vehicle it will be. I
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Oct 27, 2022
PM
Not bad, just ok
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Sep 19, 2022
MF
Monopolies are annoying, as a tourist I can only lose. No innovation, no competition and in the background a few are happy to have founded Lomprayah with probably unfair means. Ugh...
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Sep 6, 2022
EV
Very good and quick. Very helpful staff to tell where to go and quick transfer at Koh phangang
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Aug 21, 2022
BD
60 people packed on a small boat. We stopped for 20 minutes at Koh Samui, but no one told why. And then we went further to Koh Tao. At bus station was told that we had a stop at Koh Phangan and had to go to another boat, so the trip was totally different and nobody could tell us something. Better to write down on a board what the trip will be and what we can expect.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Aug 2, 2022
SH
On time
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jul 22, 2022
E
We order the speedboot to Koh tao, but we stopped at Koh pahnang and we had A transfer to another boot which was much bigger and slower and with a lot more people on it( maybe to much) we couldn't sit anymore it was so busy. we paid for a speedboat and you get this. We are dissepointed.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jul 9, 2022
CJ
Too many different turns of transport. Speedboat on first leg to Koh Samui was overcrowded and dirty.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jun 25, 2022
MP
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.
Ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 13, 2020
AC
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.
Ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Dec 9, 2019
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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
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Ferry+van. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a 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 USD 31.38. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a ferry as a ferry ticket costs as low as USD 24.25.

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 125 miles (200 km). The flying distance is 125 miles (200 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 9 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 Fame Tour (เฟมทัวร์): travelling by ferry expect to pay as low as USD 24.25 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 USD 31.38.

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

  • Van+Ferry price: USD 20.48. From Surat Thani to Koh Tao starting from 09:30 Koh Samui Transfer until 09:30 Koh Samui Transfer
  • Bus+Ferry+Van price: USD 23.74. From Surat Thani to Koh Tao starting from 07:00 Surat Thani Town until 07:00 Surat Thani Town
  • Ferry tickets - USD 24.25 to USD 25.68.
  • Ferry+Van price: USD 25.68 - USD 28.53. From Surat Thani to Koh Tao starting from 09:30 Surat Thani Train Station until 13:00 Tapee pier
  • taxi+Ferry price: USD 28.19. From Surat Thani to Koh Tao starting from 10:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer until 10:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer
  • Bus+Ferry price: USD 31.38. From Surat Thani to Koh Tao starting from 09:30 Surat Thani Airport until 12:30 Surat Thani Airport

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.

  • 3 by Ferry+Van from Surat Thani to Koh Tao starting from 09:30 Surat Thani Train Station until 13:00 Tapee pier
  • 2 by Bus+Ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Tao starting from 09:30 Surat Thani Airport until 12:30 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:

  • 30% chosen Bus+Ferry
  • 30% chosen taxi+Ferry
  • 30% chosen Ferry+Van
  • 8% users voted for a ferry ticket.
  • 1% Other