Travel from Koh Tao to Krabi

There is currently one company which provides a direct service from Koh Tao to Krabi.

  • Lomprayah High Speed Ferry

This service departs from Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao and terminates in Krabi Town.

Option 1: Lomprayah Ferry

The first part of the journey is by ferry to Donsak pier on the mainland in Surat Thani Province. The ferry travels via the islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. On arrival in Donsak passengers transfer to a bus for the journey by road to Krabi.

Ferry Times from Koh Tao to Krabi
CompanyKoh TaoKrabiJourneyCost
Lomprayah09:3015:306 hrs 00 min1,300 THB

Option 2: Seatran Discovery

  • Please Note: This service is not currently operating.

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.

Ferry Times from Koh Tao to Krabi
CompanyKoh TaoKrabiJourneyCost
Seatran Discovery06:3014:007 hrs 30 min1,050 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.

Ao Nang Beach in Krabi
Ao Nang Beach in Krabi

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.

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

Google Map of Lomprayah Bus Stop 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 onward 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

Google Map of Seatran Discovery Bus Stop in Krabi

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