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Bangkok to Koh Tao by bus and ferry

There are four companies providing joint bus and ferry services from Bangkok to Koh Tao. The best point to point travel service from Bangkok to Koh Tao is provided by the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company. 


Travel Times to Koh Tao


There 6 departures a day from Bangkok to Koh Tao to choose from.

Bangkok Koh Tao Cost Company
06.00 15.00 1,150 THB Lomprayah
14.30 05.00 800 THB Jolly Travel
18.00 13.45 900 THB Songserm
19.00 09.30 1,300 THB Paradive Travel
20.00 9.45 950 THB Songserm
21.00 08.45 1,150 THB Lomprayah

The Lomprayah High Speed Ferry service from Bangkok to Koh Tao combines two forms of transport:

  • Luxury bus from Bangkok to a ferry pier near Chumphon.
  • High speed ferry to Koh Tao.

There are other services which are cheaper. However, all these alternative services are less comfortable and take longer. We have also heard a number of reports of theft from the bags of passengers using the cheaper bus services from Bangkok to Koh Tao, something which never happens on services provided by the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company.


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  • Three different joint bus and ferry services available.
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Lomprayah Service to Koh Tao


The Lomprayah High Speed Ferry provides the most popular and probably the best joint bus and ferry service from Bangkok to Koh Tao. The service departs from the Bowon Niwet Road, which is near to the Khao San Road. Before you board you first need to check in about 45 minutes before at the Lomprayah booking office, which is easy to find as it is also near the Khao San Road on Soi Rambutri.

  • 7 hour journey by air-conditioned bus to a ferry pier near Chumphon.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes ferry journey to get to Koh Tao.

Lomprayah Office in Bangkok



Arrival in Koh Tao


The Lomprayah service arrives at Mae Haad Pier near Sairee Beach. Most of the island’s accommodation is clustered around this area and you may be within walking distance from your hotel or resort. If not then are plenty of songthaews (converted pick up trucks) and motorbike taxis waiting every time a boat arrives on the island.

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Lomprayah Ferry to Koh Tao

Koh Tao is small and, with the exception of a few more remote resorts in the North and Koh Nangyuan island, it is unlikely you will need to hire a taxi boat to get you where you are going.


Location of Mae Haad Pier


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