Travel information how to reach the beautiful island of Koh Tao

By Air

Bangkok to Koh Samui:
Bangkok Airways provides over 10 flights/day.

Bangkok to Surat Thani:

Both daily flights to Surat Thani.

See boat transfer section for getting to Koh Tao

By train

Bangkok to Chumphon:
For travelers not in a hurry, the train is the most pleasant way to travel to Chumphon.

Night trains leave Bangkok at 19:30 and 22:50 daily and arrive in Chumphon between 3:30 and 6:00.

Air conditioned and fan-cooled sleeping and seated carriages available. Ask the conductor to wake you up for Chumphon station.

Most of the time these trains are fully booked, so a reservation is necessary.

Bangkok Railway station (Hua Lampong) (+66) 02 220 4334

More information about travelling by train in Thailand :

By luxury buses

Bangkok to Chumphon: 
Southern bus terminal (Sai Thai).
Air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned buses from about 09:30 to 22:00 daily. The journey normally takes about seven hours.

Bangkok to Chumphon from Kaosan road:
Daily departures are at 06:00 am and between 20:00-21.00 pm, arriving in Chumphon at approximately midday and 04:00.

Possibly the easiest and most hassle free option. Advanced booking recommended:

Boat transfers to Koh Tao

From Koh Samui:

Seatran discovery
Daily boat service which leaves from Wat Pra Lan pier at 08:00 and 12.30.

Very comfortable access and only 10 minute drive from Samui Airport.

Lompraya Catamaran
Reservation recommended:
Daily service from:

  • Maenam Pier
    • 07:00 and 13:00
  • Nathon Pier
    • 17:00

From Surat Thani:
2 trips daily. Reservation recommended at:  

There are also night boat(s) departing around 23:00 from the Ban Don Pier in Surat Thani city

From Chumphon:
On-line booking at:

Several night boat(s) departing around 23:00