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How to Travel from Koh Tao to Krabi

There is the option of booking either a joint bus and boat ticket from Koh Tao to Krabi, or alternatively buying separate tickets from Koh Tao to Donsak ferry pier, then from Donsak to Surat Thani city and from there to Krabi. There are two companies which provide a direct service from Koh Tao to Krabi:

  • Lomprayah High Speed Ferry
  • Seatran Discovery

Both arrive in Krabi Town and are nearly identical in terms of the standard of service. The Lomprayah Service, however, is quicker because they have faster ferries. See below for more details.


Option 1: Lomprayah Ferry


The first part of the journey is by ferry to Donsak pier on the mainland near Surat Thani town. The ferry travels via the islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. From Donsak passengers are taken by bus to Krabi Town. The more expensive 06.00 departure is 90 minutes quicker than the 09.30 departure.

Travel Times from Koh Tao to Krabi
Company Tao Krabi Journey Cost
Lomprayah 06.00 12.00 6 hrs 00 min 1,000 THB
Lomprayah 09.30 17.00 7 hrs 30 min 900 THB
  • Both Lomprayah services continue on from Krabi Town arriving in Ao Nang 30 minutes later for an additional 100 THB per person.
    • 06.00 service from Koh Tao to Ao Nang: 1,100 THB
    • 09.30 service from Koh Tao to Ao Nang: 1,000 THB

Option 2: Seatran Discovery


This service also goes via Donsak pier on the mainland, with stops at the islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Samui where passengers embark and disembark the ferry. From Donsak ferry pier passengers are taken to Krabi Town by bus. The advantage of using the Seatran Discovery Service is that the bus stops in a more convenient place for shared taxi services onward to Ao Nang Beach.

Travel Times from Koh Tao to Krabi
Company Tao Krabi Journey Cost
Seatran Discovery 06.30 14.00 7 hrs 30 min 1,000 THB
Seatran Discovery 09.00 17.00 8 hrs 00 min 1,000 THB
  • Both Seatran Discovery services continue on from Krabi Town arriving in Railay Beach 30 minutes later for an additional fee.
    • 06.30 service from Koh Tao to Railay Beach: 1,180 THB
    • 09.00 service from Koh Tao to Railay Beach: 1,230 THB

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Independent Travel to Krabi


The cheapest way to get from Koh Tao to Krabi is to take a ferry to Donsak and from there travel by bus to Surat Thani city to connect with a bus or minivan service to Krabi.

Poda beach in Krabi province

Poda beach in Krabi province

Please note, however, that the expensive part of the journey from Koh Tao to Krabi is the ferry journey and the cost savings which can be achieved doing the journey independently via Surat Thani city are likely to be no more than 200 to 300 THB, for which you will add at least 2 hours onto the journey time and the inconvenience of travelling from Donsak ferry pier to Surat Thani (a 90 minute journey) to get board a bus or minivan to Krabi. Many frequent travellers on the Koh Tao to Krabi route choose to book a direct service in advance because it is much quicker.


Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao


Mae Haad pier is the main ferry pier on Koh Tao, and all major ferry services leave from here. Mae Haad pier is near Sairee Beach where the island’s main town is also located. From other parts of the island you can travel to Mae Haad pier by shared taxi or taxi boat.


Arrival in Krabi


The two direct service providers have different arrival points in Krabi.

Seatran Discovery Service

This service terminates at the Seartran Discovery office on Soi Seebaramee 1, which is just off Soi Maharaj and near the centre of Krabi Town. For onwards travel, including to Ao Nang, take a shared pick up truck taxi from the Vogue Shopping centre on Soi Maharaj, which is only 550 metres walk. 

Location of The Seatran Discovery Office Krabi

Lomprayah Service

This service terminates outside the Lomprayah Office on the Krabi Road, which is the main road through Krabi Town. Many shared taxis, including one which go to Ao Nang, stop near the Vogue Shopping centre which is on the Maharaj Road 2.3 km away from the Lomprayah Office.

Location of The Lomprayah Office in Krabi

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