Koh Tao view on Koh Nang Yuan

Koh Phangan to Koh Tao

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How to get from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao?

Ready to explore another island nearby? Think about adding Koh Tao to your list. Koh Tao is famous for its surrounding crystal clear waters and unbeatable snorkelling and diving.

The journey from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao is only possible by ferry. The short ferry transfer between the two islands offers excellent views and fresh ocean air. The journey takes 1-2 hours and tickets start from $12.

Ferry from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Ferry1-2 hours365 THB ($12)Check ferry tickets

Itinerary from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao

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Koh Phangan to Koh Tao by Ferry

Duration: 1-2 hours
Cost: 365 THB ($12)

When travelling from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao, you have 3 ferry options to choose from. We give you an overview below to serve as a reference when booking your ferry ride:

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
1h 15m
665 THB ($22.50)
Seatran Discovery08:30-10:30
2h565 THB ($19)
Songserm12;45-14:452h365 THB ($12)

Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery are the most well-known and fastest ferry operators for the Koh Phangan to Koh Tao route. If you prefer a cheaper ferry ride, you can book with Songserm. However, this ferry takes a little longer.

All ferries depart from the Thong Sala Pier on Koh Phangan and dock at the Mae Haad Pier on Koh Tao. The journey with Lomprayah takes about 1 hour while the journey with Seatran Discovery and Songserm takes about 2 hours.

If you require a transfer to and from any of the piers, you can ask your hotel for assistance.

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Our favourite places to stay in Koh Tao

La Latina Hostel

If you’re looking for a fun and social atmosphere, La Latina is the perfect hostel for meeting new friends and having fun! The hostel offers an on-site restaurant, bar and garden area for socializing or relaxing. Located just 200m from Mae Haad Beach, it’s the perfect location for all you want to do and see on Koh Tao.

  • Social and fun atmosphere
  • On-site restaurant and bar
  • Garden and terrace areas
  • Great location

Single bunk starts at $10 per night

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The Earth House

Enjoy the natural surroundings with these private bungalows and rooms located on a coconut plantation, walking distance from Mae Haad Beach.  The perfect escape to soak up the peace and quiet this resort has to offer. Walking distance to restaurants, bars, and amenities. Wifi is provided throughout the resort and the staff is known to be very friendly.  

  • Private bungalow
  • Natural surroundings
  • Near Mae Haad Beach
  • Privacy, peace, and quiet

Private bungalow starts at $13 per night 

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Budchui Village2

This lovely hotel is located just 500m from Sairee Beach and offers an on-site swimming pool.  The stunning mountain views, lush greenery surrounding the hotel and tranquility will make for a perfect escape from the busy streets of Koh Tao. An affordable breakfast can be added to your stay for just $3 per day.  Staff are very helpful and will assist in booking tours, onward travel plans and renting motorcycles or bicycles. 

  • Swimming pool
  • Close to the beach
  • Stunning mountain views
  • Friendly and helpful staff

Private room starts at $25 per night 

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The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel

Located in the Chalok Baan Kao area this hostel is surrounded by nature, lush scenery and tranquility.  The Hostel has a large outdoor swimming pool, an on-site restaurant and bar and a great rooftop terrace for guests to soak in all the sights. There is also a common area for socializing with a TV, books and a shared computer.  The Hostel is clean, the staff is friendly and the location is convenient. 

  • Swimming pool
  • Surrounded by nature 
  • On-site restaurant and bar
  • Extremely clean

Private room starts at $36 per night

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