Koh Tao can be reached only by boat. Surat Thani or Koh Samui is the nearest airport, and this is connected to all major cities in the region including Bangkok. Bangkok Air and Thai Air are operational from this...
Koh Tao can be reached only by boat. Surat Thani or Koh Samui is the nearest airport, and this is connected to all major cities in the region including Bangkok. Bangkok Air and Thai Air are operational from this airport.
Tourists coming from the south can take a ferry from Surat Thani, Koh Samui or Koh Pha Ngan. It generally takes 1.5 hours from Koh Samui, some 3 hours from Surat Thani for the morning ferry and 1 hour from Koh Pha Ngan. The Ban Mae Haad terminal is one of the busiest jetties for all the ferries.
Tourists coming from Bangkok or Chumphon (the north), can use the ferry terminal at Chumphon. The fastest ferry takes about 90 minutes, whereas the slowest takes some 5 hours. Ferries depart from Chumphon at 7:00 am, 1:00 pm and 11:00 pm.
From Koh Samui, tourists can also take chartered speed boats. Seatran or Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran is one of the best and fastest ways to reach Koh Tao. They generally run twice a day from Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Samui, Chumphon and Surat Thani. Online bookings are available for these boats. The last boat from Koh Samui leaves for Koh Tao at 12:30 pm.
Koh Tao does not have a railway station. One has to take the sleeper train from Bangkok going to Chumphon and from there the quick ferry service to the island. Four night trains are available between Bangkok to Chumphon.
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