There are several companies which operate joint bus and ferry services direct from Bangkok to Koh Tao, the best of which is the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company.
Bus Timetable from Bangkok to Koh Tao
Click on the Bangkok – Koh Tao link below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Bangkok - Koh Tao ฿ 1,250–1,350 8h 45m – 14h|
|Bangkok - Koh Tao ฿ 1,550 8h 45m – 11h 45m|
Bus Stop in Bangkok
Bus services to Koh Tao depart from Khao San Lomprayah Office, 154 Soi Ram Butri, Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200.
Arrival in Koh Tao
Bus services from Bangkok terminate at Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao.
About Travel to Koh Tao
Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company services to Koh Tao depart from the company office which is on Soi Rambutri, a short walk away from the Khao San Road. Passengers are asked to check in 45 minutes before departure at 21:00. After checking in you can either wait in front of the office or more comfortably in one of the nearby bars and restaurants. Just before 21:00 staff lead passengers around the corner to the Sip Sam Hang Road where they board the bus. The Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company has its own fleet of double deck buses with a toilet on the lower floor.
The first stage of the journey is a 490 km trip by road to Thung Makham Noi Ferry Pier in Chumphon District. The bus arrives around 05:00 with a stop at a roadside restaurant about half way through the journey. Passengers then have a wait of about 2 hours at Thung Makham Noi Pier before boarding the ferry the Koh Tao. Thung Makham Noi Pier has a variety of facilities including a restaurant, shop and large seating area. The beach side location is scenic and passengers will enjoy the sunrise before they board the ferry. The sea crossing to Koh Tao is scheduled to take 1 hour 45 minutes.