How do you get from Bangkok to Koh Tao?
Taking the bus and ferry is the most popular option to get from Bangkok to Koh Tao. The Lomprayah bus departs from Bangkok at 21:00 and takes 8 hours to Chumphon, followed by a 3-4 hour ferry to Koh Tao (arrival: 08:45). Other options are taking the train to Chumphon (approx. 7 hours) or Surat Thani (11.5 hours).
How do you fly to Koh Tao?
Flying to Koh Tao If you are planning to fly, you can book a flight from Suvarnabhumi Airport which runs 5x a week or you can also book one from Don Mueang International Airport to Chumphon which runs daily. From these airports, you can hop on a taxi to the train station and head towards a boat to the islands.
Is Koh Tao open for tourists?
Thai government reopens Thailand without quarantine for travelers. According to Koh Samui Sandbox, also called Samui Plus plan, Koh Samui, and nearby islands of Koh Phangan and Koh Tao in Surat Thani province reopened for travelers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, following the Phuket Sandbox Plan.
Can you get a ferry from Bangkok to Koh Samui?
From Bangkok to Koh Samui by Bus and Ferry. Your cheapest option to get to Koh Samui from Bangkok is to catch a bus (instead of a train) to Surat Thani, then change to a ferry or catamaran at the pier for the rest of the journey.
Is Koh Tao a party island?
Yes, Koh Tao is a party island as it offers the best of Thailand’s nightlife.
Can you take your car to Koh Tao?
The car ferry pier is 15 minutes from Chumphon town centre. The morning flight from Bangkok lands at 09.30 so you have lots of time to catch the 13.30 Lomprayah ferry to Koh Tao.
How do you get to Ko Tao Thailand?
The fastest way to get to Koh Tao from Bangkok is by flight. The best option is to fly from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to Koh Samui Airport and, from there, get a ferry to Koh Tao. There are many ferries throughout the day connecting Koh Samui and Koh Tao (we’re gonna talk about them later).
Is there an airport on Koh Tao?
The nearest airport to Koh Tao is Koh Samui (USM) Airport which is 65.6 km away. Other nearby airports include Surat Thani (URT) (131.5 km) and Nakhon Si Thammarat (NST) (173.6 km).
Can I travel to Koh Tao now?
One of the world’s most-visited countries pre-pandemic, Thailand remains largely closed to tourists, but vaccinated holidaymakers from overseas are now able to travel to three islands in the Surat Thani province, namely Koh Samui, Koh Tao and Koh Phangan.
Why is Koh Tao called Death island?
Death Island or Murder Island. Koh Tao has already been struggling with a very bad reputation after the Koh Tao murders in September 2014 when a British couple was killed and left behind on Sairee Beach. From then on Ko Tao was nicknamed the murder island or the Death Island.
Can you take a train from Bangkok to Koh Samui?
The train is a great way to travel from Bangkok to Koh Samui. The first part of the journey involves taking an overnight sleeper train from Bangkok to Surat Thani. Joint bus and ferry services to Koh Samui depart from outside Surat Thani Railway Station for the second shorter section of the journey.