Surat Thani to Koh Tao

Surat Thani to Koh Tao

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10:45
7h 45m
Surat Thani Airport
18:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
7h 45m All connections guaranteed
08:00
6h 15m
Surat Thani Train Station
14:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
6h 15m All connections guaranteed
14:30
4h 45m
Surat Thani Airport
19:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
4h 45m All connections guaranteed

From Tapee pier Lomprayah to Koh Tao by Ferries

09:00
5h 15m
Tapee pier Lomprayah, Surat Thani
14:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
5h 15m Catamaran
09:30
5h
Tapee pier Lomprayah, Surat Thani
14:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
5h Express
14:00
5h
Tapee pier Lomprayah, Surat Thani
19:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao
5h Express
14:40
4h 35m
Tapee pier Lomprayah, Surat Thani
19:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
4h 35m Express
Fastest
15:30
3h 45m
Tapee pier Lomprayah, Surat Thani
19:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
3h 45m Catamaran

From Surat Thani Airport to Koh Tao by Buses+Ferries

08:00
6h 15m
Surat Thani Airport
14:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
6h 15m All connections guaranteed
08:15
5h 45m
Surat Thani Airport
14:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao
5h 45m All connections guaranteed
08:20
5h 55m
Surat Thani Airport
14:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
5h 55m All connections guaranteed
08:30
6h 30m
Surat Thani Airport
15:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao
6h 30m All connections guaranteed
10:45
7h 45m
Surat Thani Airport
18:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
7h 45m All connections guaranteed
11:20
7h 10m
Surat Thani Airport
18:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
7h 10m All connections guaranteed
14:30
4h 45m
Surat Thani Airport
19:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
4h 45m All connections guaranteed

From Surat Thani Train Station to Koh Tao by Buses+Ferries

07:30
6h 45m
Surat Thani Train Station
14:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
6h 45m All connections guaranteed
08:00
6h 15m
Surat Thani Train Station
14:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
6h 15m All connections guaranteed
08:00
7h 30m
Surat Thani Train Station
15:30
Mae Haad Koh Tao
7h 30m All connections guaranteed

From Surat Thani Town to Koh Tao by Buses+Ferries

07:00
7h 15m
Surat Thani Town
14:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
7h 15m All connections guaranteed

From Surat Thani Lomprayah to Koh Tao by Buses+Ferries

15:00
4h 15m
Surat Thani Lomprayah, Surat Thani Bus Terminal
19:15
Mae Haad Koh Tao
4h 15m All connections guaranteed

From Songserm Express Boat Bus Stop to Koh Tao by Buses+Ferries

20:00
10h
Songserm Express Boat Bus Stop, Surat Thani
06:00
Mae Haad Koh Tao
10h All connections guaranteed

From Surat Thani train station to Koh Tao by Taxis+Ferries

18:00
12h
Surat Thani train station
06:00
Koh Tao
12h All connections guaranteed

Transport types between Surat Thani and Koh Tao

  • Flights are not avaliable
  • Trains are not avaliable
  • Buses are not avaliable
  • Ferries are not avaliable
  • Taxis are not avaliable
  • Vans are not avaliable

Surat Thani to Koh Tao Schedule

Surat Thani to Koh Tao Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Songserm High Speed Ferry 07:00 - 14:15$ 23.75
Songserm High Speed Ferry 08:20 - 14:15$ 25.33
Lomprayah Catamaran 09:00 - 14:15$ 25.33
Phantip 1970 Standard AC 08:15 - 14:00$ 30.08
Seatran Discovery High Speed Ferry 08:30 - 15:00$ 30.08
Seatran Discovery High Speed Ferry 10:45 - 18:30$ 30.08
Smart En Plus Sleeper Boat 18:00 - 06:00$ 36.41

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
EL
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Oct 2, 2019
Great transport for go to koh tao!
ES
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Sep 28, 2019
Pleasant trip, however, sharing more trip info upfront would be appreciated . We travel from Surat Thani to Koh Tao. Only at departure port we learned that a boat change at Koh Phe Ngan was needed and we had to wait for an hour. This is not mentioned on the booking site.
AB
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Sep 27, 2019
The van ride to the ferry went smooth
JV
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Sep 14, 2019
Heavy waves, rest great
ER
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Sep 12, 2019
The people from Lomprayah were very unfriendly but the itinerary itself was Well regulated
ES
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Sep 7, 2019
Well organised, clear instructions when changing between modes of transport. Helpful, efficient and mostly very friendly staff( staff who were not as friendly were still very helpful, not rude, and busy hearding a LOT of us clueless tourists). Train was late coming in from Bangkok, so the coach to the catamaran was delayed half an hour to accommodate this. Very pleased, would recommend.
SP
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Aug 27, 2019
Perfectly on schedule and well organiced. The only flaw; if its raining they should find a place inside for babies and little kids... I saw many very scared left outside under the rain!
TM
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Aug 26, 2019
Everything really nice
HG
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Aug 25, 2019
Good service Bad weather
GB
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Aug 22, 2019
Because it was not clear that we would change our boat to go to ko thao
PH
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Aug 18, 2019
Good trip
DM
ferry High Speed Ferry, Seatran Discovery, Aug 18, 2019
On time and easy, keep up the good work!
GR
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Aug 17, 2019
The boat trip feels like mass transportation... The best thing to do...go to 1e deck and take the VIP seat. It will cost you 100 baht... But it's quiet and relax
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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
  • Taxi

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 Taxi+ferry ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi+ferry ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 33.24. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus+ferry as a bus+ferry ticket costs as low as USD 23.74.

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 373 miles (600 km). The flying distance is 74 miles (119 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 12 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 bus+ferry expect to pay as low as USD 23.74 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi+ferry - a one-way taxi+ferry ticket can cost as much as USD 33.24.

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

  • bus+ferry price: USD 23.74 - 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 25.32 to USD 28.49.
  • charter+ferry price: USD 33.24 - USD 33.24. From Surat Thani to Koh Tao starting from 18:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer until 18:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer

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.

  • Ferries leave from Surat Thani for Koh Tao 2 times a day.
  • 1 by bus+ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Tao starting from 07:00 Surat Thani Town until 07:00 Surat Thani Town
  • 1 by charter+ferry from Surat Thani to Koh Tao starting from 18:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer until 18:00 Surat Thani Town Transfer

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:

  • 96% users voted for a ferry ticket.
  • 3% chosen bus+ferry
  • 1% chosen charter+ferry