Bus times from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Tao

By ferry, then bus, and then ferry again it takes between 9 hours 30 minutes and 14 hours 30 minutes to travel from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Tao, depending on which of three transport operators you choose to travel with on this route. The Seatran Discovery Company provides the fastest connecting service from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Tao.

Bus Timetable from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Tao

Koh Phi Phi - Koh Tao ฿ 1,650–1,750 8h – 16h 30m
  •   Express 09:00
  •   Ferry + Van + Sleeper Ferry 13:30

Koh Phi Phi Ferry Pier

Services to Koh Tao commence with a ferry journey from Tonsai Pier in Koh Phi Phi.

Google Map of Tonsai Pier

Arrival in Koh Tao

Direct services from Koh Phi Phi arrive in Koh Tao at Mae Haad Ferry Pier.

Google Map of Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao

About Koh Tao

Koh Tao is a 21 square kilometre island in the Gulf of Thailand to the north of the larger Koh Samui and Koh Phangan islands. Koh Tao is a very busy island with people coming to take some of the cheapest diving courses in the world and to go snorkelling.

Cheap Diving Courses

One of the reasons why the diving is cheap in Koh Tao, and its good for snorkelling as well, is that there are plenty of sites a short distance from the coast of the island. This cuts down on fuel costs. However, if you are planning to learn how to dive then remember that the competition to offer cheap courses has had the effect of driving down standards and some of the instruction offered on the island is sub-standard as a consequence.

Koh Tao is best known for its diving and snorkelling
Koh Tao is best known for its diving and snorkelling
Safety in Koh Tao

We advise visitors to Koh Tao to be safety conscious both in and out of water. Koh Tao is a small and isolated island which has had a long history of lawlessness. We advise women not to walk around on their own at night and for all visitors to generally to keep a low profile. Loud and drunken behaviour in bars has been known to result in young foreign visitors being at the receiving end of violence from the island’s residents.

Visitors to the island who are careful and respectful will have no problems whatsoever and in this respect Koh Tao is a lot safer than many other destinations around the world.

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