If you are going to travel to Bangkok and would like to visit the islands of Koh Tao or Koh Phangan , take paper and pen and take note, since from TodoTailandia we are going to tell you all the possible combinations to go from Bangkok, to one of the Thailand's most spectacular islands. You can choose the bus + ferry combination or the plane. It's up to you.
How to get to Koh Tao from Bangkok
To go to the island of Koh Tao, located in the south of Thailand, you can choose between the option of bus + ferry, the cheapest and most comfortable in our opinion, or bet directly on the plane. Here we are going to tell you the two possibilities for you to choose which one you like the most and the one that suits you best.
Bus and Ferry to Koh Tao
The Bangkok - Koh Tao journey is one of the most daily trips in Thailand, and as we have already said, the Bus + Ferry option is the most comfortable and the cheapest of the two available.
Currently there are two different companies that offer the bus + ferry combination to go from Bangkok to Koh Tao ; Lomprayah Ferry and Songserm Express Ferry .
With the first, Lomprayah Ferry , you will have to catch a bus in the Khao San Road area at 9:00 p.m. In the evening it will take you to Chumphon, and once there take the ferry that takes you to the port of the island of Koh Tao. The journey is long, it takes around 12 hours, although from TodoTailandia we assure you that it will be worth it. The arrival is scheduled for 9:00 am.
With the second company, Songserm Express Ferry, the steps you must take are very similar, with the particularity that here the bus will also leave from Khao San Road, but at 7:30 p.m. pm. Perhaps this option is more recommendable, since you can spend the night on the ship and wake up directly at the port of Koh Tao. As with Lomprayah Ferry , the bus will take you to Chumphon, and there you will catch a ferry that will arrive at the island at approximately 10 a.m. in the morning.
If you prefer to opt for the plane and save yourself the long journey by bus, you can choose between three different possibilities, all of which depart from the Bangkok International Airport :
- Bangkok - Koh Samui (Bangkok Airways)
- Bangkok - Suratthani (Orient Thai)
- Bangkok - Chumphon (Nok Air)
Of the three possibilities, although it is the most expensive economically speaking, we recommend you to bet on the route Bangkok - Koh Samui , since it is the fastest route. Although any of the three will allow you to take the ferry that takes you to the port of Koh Tao .
How to get to Koh Phangan from Bangkok
The combination to get to Koh Phangan from Bangkok is very similar to the one you must make to get to Koh Tao, since both islands are located quite close to each other.
Bus and Ferry to Koh Phangan
The companies are the same as to catch the boats to Koh Tao; Lomprayah Ferry and Songserm Express Ferry, yes, the journey from Bangkok to Koh Phangan is somewhat longer than Koh Tao (approximately two hours more).
The bus schedule that takes you to Chumphon is the same (9:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.), as well as the departure of the boats to Koh Phangan. You will simply have to pay attention to take the right boat in each case. With Lomprayah Ferry the arrival to the port is thought for the 11:30 hours, while with Songserm Express about 12:30 h.
If you bet to fly by plane from Bangkok to Koh Phangan, the combinations will be identical to those of Koh Tao, since in each city you will have to take the corresponding ferry that takes you to the port of Koh Phangan.
Also here is an article about diving on the island of Koh Tao .