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Seamless Journey to Paradise: Surat Thani to Koh Tao Travel Guide

Tao Island

Travel to Koh Tao from Surat Thani is an adventure unlike any other, inviting travelers from around the world to experience its beauty. Surat Thani acts as the perfect starting point, not just a place to pass through but the beginning of your tropical adventure to Koh Tao. This island is famed for its clear waters, diverse marine life, and colorful coral reefs, making it a haven for divers, snorkelers, and nature lovers.

But Koh Tao's charm isn't just below the surface. Its landscapes, filled with dense jungles and peaceful beaches, set the stage for countless outdoor activities. Whether you're up for hiking, rock climbing, or just chilling in quiet coves, Koh Tao has something for everyone.

Planning a trip can sometimes lessen the excitement of getting to paradise. That's why we've made this guide — to make your trip from Surat Thani to Koh Tao smooth and as enjoyable as the destination itself. Choose between a leisurely night boat ride under the stars or a quick ferry trip; we've got all the travel options to fit your needs. This guide gives you the lowdown on ferry services, including times, prices, and tips to make your journey across the blue waters to Koh Tao a breeze.

As you get ready for your trip to this dreamy island, let this guide help you navigate your way. From the lively docks of Surat Thani to the calm beaches of Koh Tao, each step is part of the adventure. Armed with the right info and tips, you're all set for a trip to remember to a place where tropical paradise is not just an idea, but a reality.

Surat Thani to Koh Tao Schedule and Pricing

Lomprayah High Speed Ferries Co., Ltd. provides efficient and comfortable transportation from Surat Thani to Koh Tao. Departing from:

From Surat Thani Airport, The bus and ferry combo takes approximately 4 to 5 hours to reach Koh Tao, offering travelers a swift route to their island getaway. With Surat Thani to Koh Tao Ferry departing at 09:30 AM, and 12:30 PM and Surat Thani to Koh Tao speedboat at 11:00 AM and 14:00 PM. Both services offer bus transportation from the airport to the pier to take the route to Koh Tao either in ferry or speedboat.

From Surat Thani Train Station: It's about a 4-hour trip to Koh Tao's Mae Haad Pier. Departures at 09:30 AM and 11:00 AM include a shared minivan ride to Donsak Pier, followed by a ferry or high-speed catamaran to Koh Tao.

From Surat Thani Town: The journey takes approximately 3 to 4 hours, offering travelers a swift route to their island getaway. Departures start from Tapee Pier in Surat Thani Town at 10:00 AM, 13:00 PM, and 15:30 PM begin with a shared minivan ride to Donsak Pier, followed by a ferry or speedboat journey to Koh Tao. This route includes stops at Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, offering a scenic and convenient way to explore more of Thailand's beautiful islands en route to Koh Tao.

Pricing Information

Surat Thani Airport, the bus and ferry price start at 1,100 THB and 1,200 THB for the speedboat.

Surat Thani Train Station, the minivan and ferry start at 1,000 THB 1,100 THB for the speedboat.

Surat Thani Town: the minivan and ferry start at 900 THB 1,000 THB for the speedboat.

Check-in Instructions

For a hassle-free trip, make sure to get to the check-in counter at least 45 minutes or 30 minutes at the latest before your bus or minivan leaves. This gives you enough time to go through all the check-in steps and helps make sure your trip to Mae Haad Pier, Koh Tao, leaves on time. You can easily check in using the e-ferry ticket on your phone or any other device.

Important Travel Information

The most popular time to visit Koh Tao is between December and March. During these months, the weather is at its best, with clear skies, minimal rainfall, and calm seas, making it ideal for ferry and speedboat travel.

- Luggage Allowance: A reasonable amount of luggage is permitted, with specifics provided upon booking. Small fees may apply for oversized or extra luggage.

- Onboard Amenities: Lomprayah ferries and speedboats are equipped with comfortable seating, air conditioning, and concessions, ensuring a pleasant journey to Koh Tao.

- Safety Measures: Adhering to the highest safety standards, all necessary protocols are in place to ensure a secure trip. Travelers are encouraged to follow the crew's instructions.