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  •  Address Lomprayah Pier: Tambon Hat Sai Ri, Chumphon
  •  Address Mataphone Pier: Tambon Pak Nam, Chumphon
  •  Address Ferry Pier: Tambon Tha Yang, Chumphon
  •  Address Don Sak Pier: 17/1 Moo 8, Tambon Donsak, Surat Thani
  •  Address Mae Haad Pier: Koh Tao, Ko Pha Ngan District, Surat Thani

mae haad pier

 Dinamic Map


The nearest access to Koh Tao from Bangkok is Chumphon located 479 Km south of capital. From its piers depart all ferry and speedboat to Koh Tao. The ferries depart from Chumphon Ferry Pier located along the Tha Thapat River in Tambon Tha Yang, 10 Km south of city centre. The fast boats of Songserm leave from Mataphone Pier in Pak Nam 3 km further south, just at the mouth of river, while Lomprayah's catamarans leave from its owned Thung Makham Noi Pier in Hat Sai Ri, 27 Km south of of Chumphon centre. All speed boats operate the same route, moor first at Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao and then continue the journey to Thong Sala Pier in Koh Pha Ngan and Nathon Pier or Pralan Pier in Samui, instead the ferries end their route to Mae Haad Pier. You can buy the ferry and speedboat tickets at each pier on the same day you wish to travel.

  High Speed Boat Schedules

DepartDeparturesArriveFares THBTime Hr
LomprayahLomprayah Pier - Chumphon07:00 - 13:00Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao600~ 1.45
LomprayahMae Haad Pier - Koh Tao10:15 - 14:45Lomprayah Pier - Chumphon600~ 2.00
Seatran Dis.Mataphone Pier - Chumphon07:00 - 13:00Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao600~ 2.00
Seatran Dis.Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao10:00 - 16:00Mataphone Pier - Chumphon600~ 1.30
SongsermMataphone Pier - Chumphon07:00Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao500~ 2.30
SongsermMae Haad Pier - Koh Tao14:30Mataphone Pier - Chumphon500~ 2.30

  Night Ferry Schedules

DepartDeparturesArriveFares THBTime Hr
Talay Sub Night BoatFerry Pier - Chumphon23:00Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao375~ 6.00
Talay Sub Night BoatMae Haad Pier - Koh Tao22:00Ferry Pier - Chumphon375~ 5.00
Night BoatFerry Pier - Chumphon24:00Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao375~ 6.00
Night BoatMae Haad Pier - Koh Tao20:00Ferry Pier - Chumphon375~ 7.00

  Car Ferry Schedules

DepartDeparturesArriveFares THBTime Hr
Ko Jaroen Car FerryFerry Pier - Chumphon23:00*Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao350~ 6.00
Ko Jaroen Car FerryMae Haad Pier - Koh Tao23:00*Ferry Pier - Chumphon350~ 6.00

  Note: * Daily except Sundays


For tourists staying in Southern Thailand the most affordable and practical way to get to Koh Tao, but also Koh Samui and Koh Tao, are the fast ferries that depart from the Don Sak's piers. Ferries carry only passengers, no bikes or cars, the boat trip to Koh Tao takes about four hours. Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran and Songserm Express together offer three daily departures from Don Sak to Samui's main pier in Nathon, on the island's west coast, and then continue the journey up to Thong Sala Pier in Koh Pha Ngan and Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao. Seatran Discovery operates the same route with three daily depapartures from Don Sak, but on Samui it moors at Bangrak Pier on the northern coast, located only 5 minutes far from Samui Airport and just 10 minutes from the famous Chaweng Beach. You can buy the ferry tickets at each pier on the same day you wish to travel. In addition to ferry service the companies offer a comfortable bus transfer from the city center, railway station and the airport of Surat Thani.

  High Speed Ferry Schedules

Don Sak PierKoh SamuiKoh Pha NganKoh TaoFares THB
Lomprayah10:10 - 12:20 - 16:00 - 18:0010:55 - 13:15 - 16:45 - 18:4511:45 - 14:00 - 17:30 - 19:3014:15 - n.a. - 18:45 - n.a.350/450/700
Seatran Dis.06:30 - 11:00 - 14:3008:00 - 12:30 - 16:0008:30 - 13:30 - 17:0010:00 - 15:00 - 18:30350/500/750
Songserm Exp.10:0011:0012:0014:00380/450/700
Koh TaoKoh Pha NganKoh SamuiDon Sak PierFares THB
Lomprayah06:00 - n.a. - 09:30 - n.a.07:20 - 09:00 - 12:00 - 16:4508:00 - 09:45 - 12:45 - 15:3008:45 - 10:30 - 13:30 - 16:15800/450/350
Seatran Dis.06:30 - 09:00 - 15:0008:00 - 10:30 - 16:3008:30 - 11:00 - 17:0010:30 - 13:00 - 19:00800/600/500
Songserm Exp.10:0012:3013:3015:00750/500/400

  Joint Ticket: Bus service from Surat Thani plus fast ferry from Don Sak Pier

DepartDeparturesArriveFares THBTime Hr
LomprayahSurat Thani Airport08:30 - 13:30Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao850~ 5.30
LomprayahSurat T. Railway Station8:30Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao850~ 5.30
LomprayahSurat Thani Town09:00 - 14:30Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao750~ 5.00
Seatran Disc.Surat Thani Airport08:30 - 11:20Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao900~ 6.30
Seatran Disc.Surat Thani Town09:30 - 12:30Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao850~ 4.00
LomprayahMae Haad Pier - Koh Tao06:00 - 09:30Surat Thani Town900~ 4.00
LomprayahMae Haad Pier - Koh Tao06:00 - 09:30Surat Thani T. Railway Station950~ 4.45
LomprayahMae Haad Pier - Koh Tao06:00 - 09:30Surat Thani Airport1,000~ 5.15
Seatran Disc.Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao06:30 - 09:00Surat Thani Town900~ 5.30
Seatran Disc.Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao06:30Surat T. Railway Station900~ 6.00
Seatran Disc.Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao06:30 - 09:00Surat Thani Airport950~ 6.30

The night ferries are a good option to reach Koh Tao, Koh Pha Ngan and Samui if you arrive in Surat Thani late at night and don’t want to stay in town. Ferries carrying only passengers, no bikes or cars, leave from Bandon Pier at Bandon Rd., in the city centre very close to two of Surat Thani's bus stations. The crossing lasts roughly 6 hours up to Nathon Pier in Samui, as well as up to Thong Sala Pier in Koh Pha Ngan, 9 hours instead to reach Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao. You can buy the ferry ticket at pier on the same day you wish to travel. On board there are small bunks for sleeping, but not enough for all passengers therefore better to board as soon is possible.

  Night Ferry Schedules

Bandon PierKoh SamuiKoh Pha NganKoh TaoFares THB
23:30 - 23:00 - 23:0005:30 - n.a. - n.a.n.a. - 05:00 - n.a.n.a. - n.a. - 08:00100/100/500
Koh TaoKoh Pha NganKoh SamuiBandon PierFares THB
20:00 - n.a. - n.a.n.a. - 22:00 - n.a.n.a. - n.a. - 21:0005:30 - 04:00 - 04:30500/100/100

For transfers between Koh Tao and other nearby islands, Samui and Koh Pha Ngan, you can use the intermediate sections of routes offered by the ferry companies. You can buy the ferry tickets at each pier on the same day you wish to travel.

  Ferry Schedules to/from Koh Pha Ngan

DepartDeparturesArriveFares THBTime Hr
LomprayahMae Haad Pier - Koh Tao06:00 - 09:30 - 15:00Thong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan500/600~ 1.10
LomprayahThong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan08:30 - 13:00 - 17:30Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao500/600~ 1.10
Seatran Dis.Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao06:30 - 09:00 - 15:00Thong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan480~ 1.30
Seatran Dis.Thong Sala - Koh Pha Ngan08:30 - 13:30 - 17:00Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao480~ 1.30

  Ferry Schedules to/from Koh Samui

DepartDeparturesArriveFares THBTime Hr
LomprayahMae Haad Pier - Koh Tao09:30 - 15:00Pralan Pier - Samui600~ 1.40
LomprayahPralan Pier - Samui08:00 - 12:30Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao600~ 1.30
LomprayahMae Haad Pier - Koh Tao06:00 - 09:30Nathon Pier - Samui600/700~ 2.00
LomprayahNathon Pier - Samui11:15 - 17:00Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao600/700~ 2.00
Seatran Dis.Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao06:30 - 09:00 - 15:00Bangrak Pier - Samui600~ 2.30
Seatran Dis.Bangrak Pier - Samui08:00 - 12:30 - 16:30Mae Haad Pier - Koh Tao600~ 2.30

Koh Tao is easily accessible by train from Bangkok thanks to the southern line of Thai railways. All southbound trains stop at the railways station in Chumphon where, once reached the pier, you can continue the journey to Mae Haad on Koh Tao by ferry. The combo-ticket, train plus ferry usually named Joint Ticket, is a a comfortable and economical option to reach the island, and if you opt for the first class you will sleep in a comfortable private cabin with two bunk beds. The night trains towards Chumphon depart from Bangkok Railway Station, unofficially known as Hua Lamphong Station. A Train Joint Ticket to Koh Tao costs from 1,150 to 1,800 THB depending on the class, and it includes the train ticket, the transfer by bus from the railway station until the pier in Chumphon and the speedboat ticket. The train trip lasts eight hours. Tickets can be bought or reserved 60 days in advance, strictly advised as early as possible in the high season, directly to the Hua Lamphong Station or in any travel agencies of Bangkok.

  TRAIN JOINT TICKET from Bangkok via Chumphon Pier - Chumphon

TrainHua LamphongChumphonLomprayah PierKoh TaoBerth 1st A/C Up/LowBerth 2nd A/C Up/LowBerth 2nd Fan Up/Low
Exp. 8317:0501:2007:0010:451,800/1,600 THB1,500/1,400 THBn.a.
Rap. 17317:3502.4807:0010:45n.a.1,145/1,350 THB1,200/1,150 THB
Rap. 16718:3003.1807:0010:45n.a.1,450/1,350 THB1,200/1,150 THB
Exp. 8519:3004.1307:0010:451,800/1,600 THB1,500/1,400 THB1,250/1,200 THB

Lomprayah High Speed Catamaran and Songserm Express Boat offer the Joint Ticket service from Bangkok to Koh Tao with ferry's departures from Chumphon. From capital the VIP buses depart from their terminals in Khao San Road and Hua Lamphong Station. Reached Chumphon the journey continues on fast boats stopping at Koh Tao and Koh Phangan, before reaching Samui in about 13/14 hours. The fast boats of Songserm leave from Mataphone Pier in Pak Nam, just at the mouth of Tha Thapat River 13 km south of Chumphon centre, and dock at Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao, Thong Sala Pier in Koh Pha Ngan and finally at Nathon Pier In Samui. Lomprayah's catamarans making the usual path but leave from its owned Thung Makham Noi Pier in Hat Sai Ri, 13 km further south, and in Samui moor at Pralan Pier on the northern coast, more close to Samui Airport and just 15 minutes from the famous Chaweng Beach.

  BUS JOINT TICKET from Bangkok to Koh Tao, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Samui

Khao San Rd.Hua LamphongHua HinChumphonKoh TaoKoh Pha NganKoh Samui
Lomprayah06:00 - 21:00n.a. - n.a.08:30 - 23:3013:00 - 07:0014:45 - 08:4516:10 - 10:4516:40 - 11:20
Fares THB1,100/1,300/1,400-1,050/1,300/1,400750/1,000/1,100---
Songserm20:0021:00n.a.07:0009:3011:3013:15
Fares THB900/900/900900/900/900-500/800/900---
Koh SamuiKoh Pha NganKoh TaoChumphonHua HinHua LamphongKhao San Rd.
Lomprayah08:00 - 12:3008:30 - 13:0010:15 - 14:4511:45 - 16:1517:00 - 21:35n.a. - n.a.20:30 - 00:30
Fares THB---1,100/1,000/7501,400/1,300/1,100-1,400/1,300/1,100
Songserm11:0012:3014:3017:30n.a.n.a.n.a.
Fares THB---900/800/500n.a.n.a.n.a.

From the southern resort the best access point to Koh Tao is the Don Sak Pier in Surat Thani. The Joint Ticket to the small island is available at the major seaside resorts in southern Thailand, such as Krabi, Phi Phi Don and Phuket, and it costs between 1,000 and 1,500 THB depending on starting point. The trip lasts between 7 to 9 hours, including bus and ferry. In Phuket and Phi Phi Don the starting point is at their main piers, namely the Rassada Pier and the Ton Sai Pier, and it includes two ferry crossings, the first to Krabi. Few companies use the pier in Surat Thani from the capital. The trip to Don Sak from Bangkok lasts 10 hours, no stops are made at the bus station in Surat Thani. After few hour’s wait, the time required to complete the boarding procedures, and a four-hour ferry crossing you’ll get to Mae Haad in Kon Tao in about 19 hours. You can purchase the combo-ticket directly to the starting point in Khao San Road or through any travel agent in Bangkok.

  BUS JOINT TICKET from Bangkok

LineSeatran D.SriramFares THBTime Hr
Khao San Rd - Koh Tao20:0020:001,200/1,30019:00

  BUS JOINT TICKET from/to Southern beach resorts

Krabi TownPhuketPhi Phi DonKoh TaoFares THB
Lomprayah07:00 - 12:30n.a. - 10:00n.a.14:15 - 18:451,100/1,500
Seatran Disc.08:00 - 11:00n.a. - 08:30n.a. - 09:0015:00 - 18:301,000/1,350/1,100
Koh TaoKrabi TownPhi Phi DonPhuketFare THB
Lomprayah06:00 - 09:3012:00 - 17:0016:30 - n.a.15:00 - 19:001,000/1,300/1,100
Seatran Disc.06:30 - 09:0014:00 - 17:0016:30 - n.a.17:30 - n.a.1,00/1,300/1,350

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