By joint ferry and bus or minivan service it takes between 9 hours 30 minutes and 10 hours 30 minutes to travel from Koh Tao to Koh Lanta. There are 2 transport operators providing joint travel services on this route, Seatran Discovery and the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company.
Bus Timetable from Koh Tao to Koh Lanta
- Click on the Koh Tao – Koh Lanta link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Koh Tao - Koh Lanta ฿ 1,550–1,700 9h 30m – 14h 30m|
Departure from Koh Tao
Joint ferry and bus services to Koh Lanta depart from Mae Haad in Koh Tao.
Arrival in Koh Lanta
Direct ferry and bus services from Koh Tao terminate in Saladan Town in Koh Lanta, near to Saladan Pier.
About Koh Lanta
Koh Lanta is one of larger islands in the Andaman Sea off the west coast of Thailand. Koh Lanta is an interesting and laid back place which tends to appeal to a different type of visitor than those that go to the nearby island of Koh Phi Phi, which has the reputation (for good reason) of being an overpriced, overdeveloped, noisy destination popular with visitors aged between 18 and 30.
Koh Lanta by way of contrast is a more low key destination, which is less developed, attracts families and older people as well as younger independent travellers, and offers by far the best value for money of any of the popular island destinations on the west coast of Thailand.
Koh Lanta is in fact not one island, but several, the largest of which is Koh Lanta Yai, which has the most to offer to holiday makers. Koh Lanta Yai is an interesting place that will appeal to diverse range of people.
The west coast of the island is where the beaches are located and there are lots of them running nearly all the way down the length of the 30 km long coast line. The beaches become less developed as you travel south from the main town of Saladan, which is in the northern tip of Koh Lanta Yai. The east coast of Koh Lanta Yai has no beaches but it does have an interesting old town, some traditional sea gypsy villages and mangrove forests around which you can tour on local boat services.