Big Blue Diving - Koh Tao - Thailand - Getting to Koh Tao

Getting to Koh Tao

Tips For a Smooth Journey Over

You can get either a sleeper train & ferry or a bus & ferry combination ticket to Koh Tao (via Chumphon) with Lomprayah. We do not recommend to take the bus with Songserm since there are a few people who have had problems with theft. Their ferry is ok though.

Alternatively, if your schedule is tight and your budget is right, you can can fly to Koh Samui with Bangkok Airways and get Seatran or the Lomprayah fast ferry across to Koh Tao.

If you want to fly but find flying to Samui a bit too expensive, you can fly with AirAisa from Bangkok to Chumphon and then, depending on arrival time, either Lomprayah ferry or the night boat departing.


We recommend the Lomprayah ferry or Seatran Discovery Ferry service from Koh Samui (600 Baht) via Koh Phangan. The air-conditioning help you cool and entertained and maybe even keep your mind off your post Full Moon party hangover!
There are several ferry companies that operate daily services direct to Koh Tao from Chumphon. We recommend the Lomprayah Catamaran or the Songserm Ferry and Koh Tao Cruiser for around 550 Baht.

The night boat leaves Surat Thani at 11pm, takes 7 hours and costs around 400 baht. A pretty basic means of travel! Always reminds me of one of those backpacker tales of how bad a trip was usually involving South American Drug Lords, Flying chickens & screammg babies!  Be warned.

However, there are now also new nicer and bigger night boats, it depends on which day it is.

You can fly to Koh Samui from many airports, including Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Phuket, with Bangkok Airways and get the Lomprayah fast ferry  or the Seatran Ferry across to Koh Tao.

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