How to get to Koh Tao

How to get to Koh Tao? Getting here has changed a lot on the last 2 years but it is still easy, by train, bus or by plane and a ferry. There is now less choice as there are less operators still working but most travel agents can provide combined tickets to get you here for your Koh Tao diving course. Or you book independently and do it as you go, below are some examples. There are many websites to check ferry times, but as with all things in Thailand check times before you travel. Read more about Koh Tao!

How to get to Mojo Divers

From Bangkok

From Bangkok to you can take an overnight train from Bangkok all the way to Chumphon. You can check train timetables here at Seat 61 or with a travel agent. The trains are inexpensive and comfortable with a reasonable bed so long as you book in advance. Once you arrive in Chumphon it is easy to arrange a ferry ticket to Koh Tao from the station. There is a Lomprayah (ferry & bus company) office there and you can book your transfer to the pier and ferry ticket direct. A travel agent can arrange a joint train and ferry ticket from anywhere in Thailand.

Travel agents in Bangkok can arrange a combined ticket for a bus to Chumphon pier and ferry to Koh Tao, this is normally a little cheaper than a train ticket. There is a choice of ferry companies that operate daily services to Koh Tao from Chumphon: The Lomprayah Catamaran or Marine Passion operate during the day or you can catch the night ferry. Check with your travel agent which one they have booked for you.

From Koh Samui via Koh Phangan

You can fly to Koh Samui from many airports around Asia including Bangkok, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur or Penang, and from there take a ferry to Koh Tao via Koh Phangan. Once you have passed Immigration you can organise your ferry tickets at the airport including a transfer to the ferry port. Depending on when you arrive at Samui you may be able to take a ferry to Koh Tao directly or stay overnight and take a ferry the next day.

Sunset at Sairee beach Koh Tao
The Mojo Divers shop street, Sairee, Koh Tao

From Surat Thani

You can fly to Surat Thani from many places and flights are normally cheaper than flying to Samui; when you arrive you can book a ferry or a long night ferry including an hour-long transfer to the ferry port.

In high season its best to book ferry tickets in advance which you can via their websites and allow extra time at the airports.