You can travel from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao either by shared speed boat or by ferry. Travel by ferry from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao is the more comfortable option.
Ferry Times from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao
There are currently 4 services a day from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao available to book online.
- Speed Boat: 08:30 Lomprayah service.
- Ferry: Songserm service and 13:00 and 16:00 Lomprayah services.
Buy Tickets from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao
Use the Search Box below to buy ferry tickets from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao.
Booking in advance is recommended particularly during the week after the monthly Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan and large numbers of people travel from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao after the Full Moon Party to take diving courses on Koh Tao.
Option 1: Lomprayah Ferry
The Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company is slightly more expensive than the Songerm and Seatran Discovery ferries but the service is much better. Large items of luggage are taken on and off the boat by the staff and the seating on the Lomprayah ferries is better and there is more of it.
Lomprayah Ferry Times to Koh Tao
|08:30||09:30||1 hr 00 m||฿ 600|
|13:00||14:15||1 hr 15 m||฿ 600|
|16:00||17:00||1 hr 00 m||฿ 600|
Option 2: Seatran Discovery
- Please note: This service is not currently operating.
Fast modern boats with seating inside and outside. These boats have a small shop inside selling drinks and snacks. The only complaint sometimes made about this service is that you need to carry your own bags on and off the ferry. A small problem unless you have a lot of bags, or children, or both, then some help from the staff would be better than the current arrangements.
Seatran Discovery Ferry Times to Koh Tao
Koh Phangan Ferry Port
Ferry services to Koh Tao depart from Koh Phangan’s main port in Thong Sala. Thong Sala in the South of Koh Phangan and no more than 45 minutes drive away from all points in the island.
There many shared and private taxi services on Koh Phangan and it is normally very simple to get a taxi in time for the boat. If you are staying in Mae Haad, Than Sadet, or Thong Nai Pan you should book a taxi in advance. My advice is to ask at your hotel or resort about getting to Thong Sala on time for a boat connection as they can normally provide you with the best advice about local taxi services and prices.
Location of Thong Sala Pier
Arrival in Koh Tao
All ferry services from Koh Phangan arrive at Mae Haad Pier in Kao Tao. This pier is located by the island’s largest town and it main beach, Sairee Beach. If you do need to go further afield than is comfortable by walking then are plenty of shared taxis and water taxis waiting for customers at the pier whenever boats come in.
Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao