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How to Get to Koh Tao from
Surat Thani

By Rocío García

27th November 2019

Surat Thani

Surat Thani, the largest province in southern Thailand, serves as a vital transportation hub for accessing various destinations, including the picturesque island of Koh Tao. With its well-connected infrastructure, travelers have several options to journey from Surat Thani to Koh Tao seamlessly.

By plane

Surat Thani offers direct maritime connections to Koh Tao, eliminating the need for air travel to a closer destination. Although there are direct flights between Surat Thani and Koh Samui, they tend to be costly and infrequent. Opting for a ferry directly to Koh Tao proves more efficient, bypassing the additional ferry transfer required after landing in Koh Samui.

By ferry

The most recommended mode of transportation is the direct ferry service. Operators such as Lomprayah Ferry, Seatran Discovery Ferry, and Songserm Express facilitate this journey. Multiple ferries, including overnight options, ply between Surat Thani and the Gulf of Thailand islands, ensuring flexibility for travelers.

By Bus

While there isn’t a direct bus route from Surat Thani to Koh Tao due to the island’s geographical constraints, Surat Thani serves as a crucial midway point for bus journeys to other mainland destinations in Thailand. Travelers can reach Koh Tao via a combination of bus and ferry services, with the ferry being the final leg of the journey, ensuring a seamless transition to the island paradise.

In conclusion, the most convenient and practical means of reaching Koh Tao from Surat Thani is by ferry. With multiple operators offering regular services, travelers can enjoy a smooth and scenic journey to this idyllic island getaway. Whether you’re embarking on an adventure or seeking relaxation, let the azure waters and sandy shores of Koh Tao await your arrival, promising an unforgettable experience in the heart of Thailand’s Gulf.

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