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    NB: In this page we speak mainly of the route Bangkok - Koh Tao but be aware that opportunities for reverse route (Koh Tao - Bangkok) are the same.

    See also: Schedules for travel in the Gulf of Thailand

    Online boat step : That one cannot go from Bangkok to Koh Tao directly by boat. Some may think that could take a boat in Bangkok on the Chao Praya River and directly come to Koh Tao. No company offers it. It would be too long (the bus by the Earth is faster) and too expensive (a boat consumes more than a bus) and not at all green. More information below.

    Step to direct aircraft : That one cannot go from Bangkok to Koh Tao directly by plane. There is no airport in Koh Tao, so needless to search aircraft for direct flights tickets to Koh Tao. However you can see below the opportunities to come from the closest airports as Chumphon or Koh Samui

    4 opportunities to Bangkok to Koh Tao

    Go
    Roads Means Tariffs (CA.) Time (approx.)
    Bangkok - Chumphon - Koh Tao Bus + boat 1000 THB 9 to 12 hours
    Bangkok - Chumphon - Koh Tao Train night + boat 1200 THB 12 hours
    Bangkok - Chumphon - Koh Tao Plane + boat 1999THB off promo 5 hours
    Bangkok - Koh Samui - Koh Tao Plane + boat 3700THB 3 h 45 hours

    Come by plane + boat

    By Chumphon
    (approx. 6 h / 2550THB non-promo)

    The nearest airport to Koh Tao lies on the continent in Chumphon. This line opened February 14, 2011. Currently two companies share the market: Happy Air (2016 update: Happy Air seems more active on this routes) and NOK Air (also note that the company) Solar Air is no longer operating on this line).

    With Happy Air, the aircraft departs from the airport of Don Muang (DMK) Bangkok to reach Chumphon Airport.
    With Nok Air, the aircraft departs from the airport of Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Bangkok to reach Chumphon Airport.

    It was noted that NOK Air offers to book directly online the boat transfer to Koh Tao. Simply choose the "Koh Tao" destination in destination arrival.

    Departure Arrived company Flight Departure time Arrival time Days of the week
    Bangkok (DMK) Chumphon (CJM) NOK Air DD 610 06: 00 07:10 Every day
    Bangkok (BKK) Chumphon (CJM) Happy Air HPY 106 09: 10 10: 10 Every day except Tuesday
    Bangkok (DMK) Chumphon (CJM) NOK Air DD7618 17:55 19:05 Every day
                 
    Chumphon (CJM) Bangkok (DMK) NOK Air DD 611 07: 35 08: 45 Every day
    Chumphon (CJM) Bangkok (BKK) Happy Air HPY 105 16: 00 17: 00 Every day except Wednesday
    Chumphon (CJM) Bangkok (DMK) NOK Air DD7619 19: 20 20: 30 Every day

    Side tariff, you take your ticket in advance, more you will have chance to find a better rate. One sometimes sees pass offers around 1000THB for this aircraft at Nok Air ride in is taking a few weeks in advance.

    This is the company which takes over Lomprayah then Chumphon airport to take you to the port by bus and then take you by boat to Koh Tao

    Careful to watch boat schedules match (see on the) summary schedules)

    In Koh Samui
    (Approx. 4 hours / approx. 3700THB)

    The second closest airport to Koh Tao is Koh Samui. Another airport is Surat Thani on the mainland
    By Surathani : You can exclude this option because you will put as much time to come by bus (about 9 hours) and this courier you more expensive than the bus that puts almost as much time to Bangkok.

    In Koh Samui : Every days surrounding 30 aircraft are the Bangkok trip (de) Suvarnabhumi international airport) to Samui between 06: 00 and 22: 00. You can pass by the companies Bangkok Airways or Thai Airways. Bangkok Air because of the promotions generally around 3000THB for the first and the last flight of the day. These are the best rates that was found for this road.

    Good plan: The company Lomprayah (boat to Koh Tao and Koh Phangan) indicates a transfer between the airport of Koh Samui and its home port. Pick up at 7: 15 (only for PG103 flight to Samui Airport 7: 05), 11: 00 and 16: 00 at the Koh Samui airport.
    So by taking flight PG103 at 06: 00 in Bangkok (Bangkok Air) and the Lompraya boat you can reach Koh Tao at 9: 45. Either 3 hours 45 journey to Bangkok to Koh Tao. To find out where to take this pick up Lomprayah, ask window in arriving at Koh Samui airport.

    Important : Note that the last boat leaves Koh Samui at 13:30 (Seatran Discovery) to go to Koh Tao.

    Additional info about Koh Samui Airport: Koh Samui airport is located northeast of Koh Samui in Bang Rak.
    There are 3 major ports to Koh Samui to Koh Tao:
    The port of Mae Nam, is the Lomprayah company to go to Koh Tao.
    The port of Bang Rak, is the Seatran Discovery company to go to Koh Tao.
    Na thon Pier is the Songserm company to go to Koh Tao.

    We will advise to the company Seatran Discovery (port of Bang Rak) because it is located a few steps from the Koh Samui airport. Therefore the easiest to reach Koh Tao. It is also this company that offers the last boat to go to Koh Tao (departure at 13:30).

    About rely 600THB to Koh Samui - Koh Tao by boat.

    See the schedules of vessels between Koh Samui and Koh Tao

    Come now night
    (approx. 12 h / env.1200 THB)

    See also: Schedules for travel in the Gulf of Thailand

    To come by train from Bangkok you can take the night train from around 18 hours (hourly trains to go to) Bangkok to the South - From the South to Bangkok) from Hua Lamphong station)see map) in Bangkok. Buy your ticket directly at the train station. The train arrives later in the night at the station of Chumphon (see map). Area 10 kilometres from the train station is located in ports (ports different companies but close enough with each other). First boats leave from the port of Chumphon at 7: 00 and you are arriving at Koh Tao to 9: 30.

    In the train, you can sleep in bunk car and it will cost you around 1200 THB (price of the boat included) depending on the level of comfort you choose. Possibility to order dining in the (somewhat expensive) train. In the train, the second class with fan is a respectable quality. When comes the time to sleep, staff folded seats and transforms the bed bunk spaces. The bottom bunks beds cost slightly more expensive because they are better isolated light, more practical and therefore more coveted.

    The train arrives on the night at Chumphon station so you will need to wait a little if you arrive too early. Often a room is mit available for those who want to sleep a little in the meantime.

    You have the opportunity to buy tickets train + boat with the company Songserm. These tickets are available at the station Hua Lamphong in Bangkok and all travel agencies. But you are free to buy just a train ticket, and then to the come to choose other companies, Chumphon Lomprayah or Seatran. Lomprayah is faster than other companies.

    Coming by Bus + boat
    (approx. 9 h-12 h / env.1000 THB)

    Regular bus lines leave from Bangkok to Khao San Road and leads you to the port of Chumphon. Chumphon, you will take a boat to Koh Tao. The companies provide transfer to the port. It will cost you less than 1000 THB to make this journey (bus + boat included). During the bus ride, you will have a stopover in the surrounding of Hua Hin for eating or refuel of drink.

    Schedules: see the schedule grids from Bangkok to Koh Tao by bus + boat

    Companies: Several companies make the trip Bangkok - Koh Tao in the form of "Join ticket" (Ticket together) including: a bus ticket + a boat ticket
    Companies that offer this course are: Lompraya, Seatran and Songserm.

    There is no need to book weeks in advance to the route. Many are regular line route. The previous day or a few days in advance may be sufficient. Attention all times during special celebration
    All travel agencies in Bangkok you will booker route. There are many travel agencies around Bangkok and its official name is TAT ​​(Tourism Autority Thailand). Warning: not all are serious

    Our preference is up to Lompraya which has the distinction of making the trip Bangkok - Chumphon Bus and Chumphon - Koh Tao wholesale fast catamaran. The boat can accommodate several hundred people. Also, it supports less rough seas and there attention to seasickness relativize things by saying that the sea is often rough in this part of the globe and Lompraya is the company that we recommend

    Tip: The bus ride in the morning the company Lompraya is only 8:45 to take you to Koh Tao while the bus is 12 o'clock in the evening

    Companies Lompraya, Seatran and Songserm have offices in Kao San Road where you can go book a ticket bus + boat. It's also where you take the bus Lompraya (See map below)


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    dodo & yannick

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    From 13/01/2011
    13 Jan. 2011 19:02 dodo & yannick said:
    Hello,
    a small question timing. If I take the train from Bangkok to Hua Lamphong station at 22:50, I arrived at 5:57 in Chumphon. Then there is 10 km from the station and the port of Chumphon. Will I have time to take the Lomprayah of 7:00?
    Charly
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    14 Jan. 2011 13:48 Charly said:
    yannick hello & sleep on this trip, the problem is not to do 10 kilometers in one hour, but to know what time the train will arrive. Contact Lomprayah test (no email, this or by going directly to their office in Bangkok), usually they have a good knowledge of transits. If you make this journey, your feedback is welcome:)
    dodo & yannick

    Anonymous
    14 Jan. 2011 16:41 dodo & yannick said:
    Hello Webmaster, thank you for your comment. When you say the problem is to know what time the train is coming, does that mean that in general the zones are not respected?
    Indeed, the site of the Hua Lamphong station, the train that leaves at 22:50 is supposed to arrive at 5:57
    I know in Bangkok they are looking for tickets train + bus + boat but these are Pakage with companies and Seatran Songserm which are slower than Lomprayah. So I'll just take the train ticket and I will buy in Chumphon boat + bus transfer via Lomprayah
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    14 Jan. 2011 18:15 Charly said:
    From my experience, the trains on time, but the time of arrival may be random. I am not going to give generalities because I have no statistics, both official and personal. Sometimes the train arrives on time, sometimes not. Good .. if the train arrives late you will only have to wait 6 hours .. or not. May be an opportunity to make a trip to Chumphon. Some say that the coast of Chumphon and the village is worth seeing. Info? Hoax? One thing is certain, the next time we will have a chance we'll go check. To me, this transit is worth trying:)
    Alsavi

    Anonymous
    10 Feb. 2011 17:27 Alsavi said:
    Hello,

    Just a quick question
    We take the treat comtons nd night in bangkok 18h preferably in second class sleeper. If the first class, there are compartiement closed, it's not the case for the second class. What about the risk of theft of luggage? Are there any key or has a compartment to put our case back? Thank you in advance!
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    tween

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    From 16/03/2011
    March 16, 2011 15:10 tween said:
    Hello,

    should I book a trip to bangkok koh tao-boat + bus in August 2011 for 5 people
    in this case should do so through your site or can we do when we get directly to Koh Tao where we stay four days
    What about also for journeys Surathani-Samui, Phangan and Samui-Phangan-Tao?
    because I booked the hotels, I would not stay stuck on the dock for lack of space on the boat
    do you know if there are tickets combined bus-boat to the Park of Khao Sok in Koh Samui?

    thank you for all your answers
    See you again
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    roumé

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    From 28/03/2011
    March 28, 2011 21:21 roumé said:
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    Hello
    I have ISP a reservation through this site (more info, bravo!) and it is proposed to me a ride bus + cata. night.
    It seems to me perfect, just a question, buses have it with bunks, or the night of journey is going t it sat?
    thank you
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    Anonymous on 101.109.93.157

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    April 07, 2011 11:54 Anonymous on 101.109.93.157 said:
    Hello have you,
    On the trip to origin is a destination of koh - tao Yes it is best to book in advance for July August are months very load and 5 persons a travel at the same time is better book a l advance not to surprise (bad) I think that you can do on this site is in English so no bad surprise.
    Roume; transportation happens sitting but seats are allongeable almost horizontal so there is possibility to sleep but however only the journey by bus is night but not the Catamaran.
    Sasha

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    From 22/05/2011
    May 22, 2011 21:38 Sasha said:
    Hello,
    I would be in the month of August to Phetchaburi and would later reach Koh Tao. According to you what would be the best way to do so? return to bangkok and use one of the following arguments above?

    Thanks for your response
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    Anonymous on 90.95.82.110

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    From 25/07/2011
    Jul 25. 2011 07:51 Anonymous on 90.95.82.110 said:
    Hello,
    I wanted to book the boat bus from Bangkok via the site; I haven't been able to find the page?Assistance?
    thank you
    Christine
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    Anonymous on 58.11.251.133

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    From 06/09/2011
    Sept 06. 2011 08:49 Anonymous on 58.11.251.133 said:
    Hello,
    I want to go to Koh Tao this weekend. I tried to book a ticket Bus + boat on the site of Lompraya but it did not work.
    I can go without a ticket Friday morning before departure and have a chance to have the place or they do not accept travellers last minute?
    Thanks:)
    Clear
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    Nath

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    Since 08/03/2012
    March 08, 2012 14:30 Nath said:
    Hello,
    We want to book according to your advice Lomprayah and Solar air a travel Bangkok - Ko Tao go on 28 April and return on May 2, and when we want to reserve, the site tells us that solar air is closed until April 30... Can you confirm for passing by Bangkok Airways and then the boat with Lomprayah, we are much more expensive! Thank you...
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    NicKo

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    March 27, 2012 06:07 NicKo said:
    Hello,

    I want a journey don sak, koh phangan (3 days), koh tao (3 days) and chumphon ferry with a car.
    Is that the ferry to koh phangan a koh tao and koh tao a chumphon accept cars?
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    Striate on 27.55.15.190

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    From 02/01/2014
    02 Jan. 2014 01:40 Striate on 27.55.15.190 said:
    Some updates on Chumphon Airport
    Chumphon Airport is located 30km north of Chumphon City in Pathio District (alternative spelling Pathiu). It has direct daily flights connections with Bangkok's two airports, Don Meueng Airport - Budget & Low cost flights (DMK) and Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK). There are also onward flights to Ranong Airport (UNN). Flights from Bangkok are around 60 minutes. The airport is located 1km from Ao Bo Mao beach Pathio on Cap d'Pathiu, Chum Kho.
    Airlines serving Chumphon Airport, Pathio.
    Nok Air operates two daily flights between Bangkok (Don Muang, DMK) and Chumphon Airport, Pathio District, Chumphon (CJM). Happy Air operates a flight between Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi Airport BKK) to Chumphon and onwards to Ranong, 6 times a week.
    Services at the Airport.
    The airport has transit agents for onward travel to Chumphon and the islands of the a Gulf of Thailand including Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and onto Koh Samui. The TAT Tourism Authority of Thailand, Chumphon has a tourism information counter at the airport offering information on the region.
    Lawrence on 88.166.60.68

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    From 05/04/2012
    On May 26, 2014 16:34 Lawrence on 88.166.60.68 said:
    Hello,
    I am looking for information on flights between Chumphon from Bangkok. Apparently it is impossible to obtain any information by reserving on Happy Air, as if no flights didn't exist. As for Nok Air, I see only one flight a day, very early in the morning from Bangkok and departing from Chumphon. Anyone have info to send me/us as the schedules applied in July/August for 2014. Thanks in advance
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    Ludo on 83.199.94.211

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    Since 09/06/2014
    June 09, 2014 14:17 Ludo on 83.199.94.211 said:
    Hello,
    Do you know if arriving from Bangkok by plane PG 135 that happens a Samui a 1:10, it is possible to connect haver the 13.30 seatran ferry?
    thank you in advance
    Ludovic
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