Bangkok to Koh Tao Thailand: Transport Guide

With white sandy beaches and tropical forests, Koh Tao is a lovely destination to visit after Bangkok. How to get from Bangkok to Koh Tao?

In this travel guide, you’ll find useful information about traveling from Bangkok to Koh Tao by bus, train, and ferry, including timetable, ticket prices, and tips.

Bangkok to Koh Tao: Overview

The distance between Bangkok and Koh Tao is about km (miles), and you can travel between the two cities by bus, train, and ferry.

You’ll need to travel from Bangkok to Tung Makham Noi Pier (Chumphon) by train or bus, then take a boat to Koh Tao.

For a hassle-free experience, I recommend booking the Lomprayah bus service, including the speedboat ride. All the connections are guaranteed, so you don’t have to get to the pier on your own.

Bus + Ferry11 hours 45 mins$36 (€32)Check tickets
Travel options from Bangkok to Koh Tao.

Bangkok to Koh Tao bus + ferry

Bus travel is the most convenient way to get from Bangkok to Koh Tao.

Lomprayah offers a joint bus + speedboat trip from Bangkok via Chumpon, and all connections are guaranteed. The journey takes about 11 hours and 45 minutes, and the ticket price is $36 (€32).

Please come at least 30 minutes before departure for check-in procedures. Note that all passengers above 12 years are required to pay a Koh Tao entrance fee of 20 THB per person (NOT included in the booking).

Bus info
Journey time11 hours and 45 minutes
Price$36 (€32)
Distancekm (miles)
Frequency5 bus per day
Departure stationKhao San Lomprayah, Khao San Motanatip, Khao San Boonsiri
Arrival stationMae Haad Koh Tao
OperatorsLomprayah, Motanatip, Boonsiri
Bus information from Bangkok to Koh Tao.
Lomprayah06:0014:45Check tickets
Boonsiri13:005:00Check tickets
Motanatip19:009:00Check tickets
Lomprayah21:0008:45Check tickets
Bus schedule from Bangkok to Koh Tao. You can check more bus schedules here

How long is the bus from Bangkok to Koh Tao?

The bus to Koh Tao takes about minutes, depending on your departure location. Please note that the travel time could be slightly longer due to traffic time. There may be a toilet and food breaks on the way.

How much is the bus ticket from Bangkok to Koh Tao?

The bus ticket to Koh Tao costs about $36 (€32). Please note that prices may change on weekends and national holidays.

Where are the departure and arrival stations?

Buses leave from the bus operators office and arrive at Mae Haad Koh Tao.

Koh Tao to Bangkok ferry + bus

On your way from Koh Tao to Bangkok, you can also book the Lomprayah bus service for a joint bus + ferry ticket.

The trip takes about 10 hours and 15 minutes, and the ticket price is $36 (€32). Please arrive 30 minutes before departing.

Lomprayah10:1520:30Check tickets
Boonsiri21:0013:00Check tickets
Bus schedule from Koh Tao to Bangkok. You can check more bus schedules here

Self-arranged trips: You can also arrange your own trip as follows:

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