HOW TO GET THERE
 
Getting to Koh Tao is a two step process. Fortunately, the trip is pleasant and the scenery fascinating. Best of all, the extra step means there are fewer visitors on Koh Tao at any given time.


 Step I : From Bangkok To Koh Samui/Surathani Province/Chumporn
 
   By Air
  • Bangkok to Koh Samui : Bangkok Airways (+662 229 3434) provides over 10 flights/day. More information at www.bkkair.co.th
  • Thai Airways International (+622 628 2000) offers daily flight to Suratthani. More information at www.thaiair.com
  • Solar Air flies daily flight to Chumphon. More information at www.solarair.com

   By Train

  • From Bangkok to Chumporn (For travellers not in a hurry, the train is the most pleasant way to travel to Chumporn.)
  • Express #85 - (Bangkok - Chumporn) leaves Bangkok 19:15 daily and arrives in Chumporn between 3:30 and 5:00. 2nd class air conditioned and fan-cooled sleeping carriages and air-conditioned and fan-cooled ordinary carriages available. Ask the conductor to wake you up for Chumporn Station.
  • Diesel - (Bangkok - Chumporn) leaves Bangkok at 22:30 and arrives 06:00. 2nd class air conditioned ordinary carriages only.

   By Coach
  • From Southern Bus Terminal - Air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned coaches leave the Southern Bus Terminal for Chumporn throughout from about 09:30 to 22:00 daily. (We highly recommend air-conditioned coaches - non-air conditioned buses can be cramped and uncomfortable, particularly for taller people). The journey normally takes about seven hours. Fares range from 136-317 baht
  • From Kaosarn Road - daily bus & mini bus depart at 20:00-21.00 and arrives Chumporn at approximately 04:00.

 Step II : From Koh Samui/Surathani Province/Chumporn To Koh Tao
 
   From Koh Samui or Surathani Province to Koh Tao
  • Songserm Travel provide a daily boat service which leaves Na Thorn Pier at 10:30. You can catch a minibus from Koh Samui Airport to Na Thorn Pier. (If you catch the first Bangkok-Koh Samui flight, you should be able to catch this boat)
  • Lompraya Catamaran high speed boat provide a daily boat service which leaves Wat Pra Lan pier at 08:00 and 12.30
  • FROM THA THONG PIER, SURAT THANI, Songserm Express Boat, Surat Thani-Koh Tao, 8:00 - 14:30, 455 baht/trip. Koh Tao-Surat Thani, 10:30 - 16:30
  • NIGHT BOAT FROM BAN DON PIER, SURAT THANI, Surat Thani-Koh Tao, 23:00 - 6.00, 400 baht/trip. Koh Tao-Surat Thani, 21:00 - 5:00.
   From Chumporn to Koh Tao
  • Lompraya Catamaran high speed boat provides a daily boat service which leaves from Tong ma kam (far from Ta Yang Pier about 6 km.) at 7.00 and 13.00. The journey takes 1.30 hours. Return from Kohtao 10.00 and 15.00. Lompraya Catamaran also has a package, which the fees also in clude VIP bus from Bangkok & boat to Kohtao. Telephone 0-7745-6176
  • Songserm Travel high speed boat provides a daily boat which leaves Ta Yang Pier at 7:00. The journey takes 2.30 hours. Return from Kohtao at 14.30. Service fee round tip 700 Baht. Telephone 0-7750-6205
  • Ekawin ferryboat provides a daily boat which leaves Ta Yang Pier at 7:00. The journey takes 3 hours. Return from Kohtao at 10.30 and 14.30. Service fee for round tip is 700 Baht. Telephone 0-7750-1821
  • Kohtao Kruzer journey speed boat provides a daily boat which leaves Ta Yang Pier at 7:00. The journey takes 3 hours. Return from Kohtao at 10.30. Service fee for round tip 700 Baht. Telephone 0-7745-6064
  • All boat will have to stop at Bann Mae Had pier of Kohtao. West of Kohtao there are taxi and motorcycle service takes the tourist to every resident. The price starts from 50 baht and vary from the length of route. If you book the hotel earlier, the resident will have a transportation service to pick you up from the pier.
  • Koh Nang Youn is not far from Kohtao. You can hire Sairee long boat and make appointment time to pick you up wherever you prefer. Service fee is 150 baht per person. When you arrive Koh you need to pay 30 baht per person for entrance. The most popular place to see the scenery is behind the village and the left side. You can see Koh connect 3 Koh. Beachside can dive. There are restaurant at resort. But it’s expensive and shouldn’t long sit.
  • Kohtao can deep dive convenience at Bann Mae Had and there are many diving shop. Service chart 800 -1,000 baht. By program will change everyday. Course Open Water of PADI 8,500 baht.

    * All boat fares are generally 400 Baht per person. However, fares can be adjusted from season to season or according to the operators' promotion campaign.

 
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