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How to Get to Koh Tao from

By Rocío García

27th November 2019


The vibrant capital of Thailand, serves as the country’s foremost city and a bustling hub of international air travel.

By plane

While air travel from Bangkok to Koh Tao is the quickest albeit pricier option, travelers have two relatively direct choices: flying from Bangkok to Chumphon or Surat Thani. Upon arrival at either city, ferries are available to transport travelers to Koh Tao. With daily flights and fares ranging from 20 to 40 euros, airlines like Air Asia and Nok Air operate frequent routes, offering a travel time of just over an hour.

By ferry

As Koh Tao is accessible only by sea, ferry travel is essential. While ferries don’t depart directly from Bangkok, various combinations such as train and ferry, bus and ferry, or air and ferry are viable options.

By train

Combining train and ferry travel is another possibility to reach Koh Tao from Bangkok. Travelers can board a train from Bangkok to Chumphon or Surat Thani, where ferries await to whisk them away to Koh Tao. Departing from Bangkok’s Hua Lampong station, Thailand’s extensive rail network connects the capital with major cities, offering sleeper train options for added comfort.

By Bus

For a seamless journey, travelers can opt for a bus ride from Bangkok to Chumphon, followed by a ferry to Koh Tao. Choosing a comprehensive package from operators like Lomprayah, conveniently located at Khao San Road, ensures hassle-free travel arrangements from start to finish.

By overnight ferry

Consider the convenience of overnight ferries for both arrival and departure from Koh Tao, allowing travelers to rest during the journey and save on accommodation costs. While information about this option may be limited online, consulting with travel experts can provide valuable insights.

In conclusion, travelers embarking on the adventure from Bangkok to Koh Tao have a plethora of transportation options at their disposal. Whether opting for air, train, bus, or ferry travel, each route offers its own unique charm and convenience, promising an unforgettable journey to Thailand’s island paradise.

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