Bus times & tickets – Bangkok to Koh Tao

There are three companies providing joint bus and ferry services from Bangkok to Koh Tao whose tickets you can buy online through the Search Box below. The best point to point travel service from Bangkok to Koh Tao is provided by the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company.

Bus Times to Koh Tao

There 4 departures a day from Bangkok to Koh Tao to choose from.

BangkokKoh TaoCostCompany
06:0014:451,100 THBLomprayah
18:0009:45900 THBSongserm
19:0009:301,300 THBParadive Travel
21:0008:451,100 THBLomprayah

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.

Buy Tickets to Koh Tao

Use the Search Box below to buy tickets from Bangkok to Koh Tao.

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Search results will list of a variety of different transport options and a variety of different travel providers allowing you to compare ticket prices, departure and arrival times, and how the long the journey will take.

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 songthaew (converted pick up trucks) and motorbike taxis waiting every time a boat arrives on the island.

Lomprayah Ferry to Koh Tao
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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