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 distance from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao is 60 km (37 miles). In this post, we discuss the only possible option for travelling this route which is by ferry (1 hour). Ticket prices range from 440 THB ($12) to 600 THB ($16.50).

Way to go from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Ferry1 hour440 THB ($12)Check Ferry Tickets

Travelling by ferry from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao is fast and easy. The short ferry transfer between the two islands offers excellent views and fresh ocean air.

Itinerary from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao

Koh Phangan to Koh Tao by Ferry

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 440 THB ($12)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 440 THB ($12)

There are two companies that operate trips from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao: Marine Passion and Lomprayah. These companies offer rides by speedboat or catamaran that will take you to the island in just 1 hour.

Seatran Discovery and Songserm ferry companies used to have 2-hour trips for much cheaper prices for this route but their schedule is not yet updated since the pandemic (last check May 2022).

We give you an overview below to serve as a reference when booking your ferry ride.

Departure and arrival stations

All ferries depart from the Thong Sala Pier on Koh Phangan. This pier is located in Ban Tai, on the east side of Koh Phangan.

All ferries heading to Koh Tao arrive at Mae Haad Pier on the east coast, close to many accommodations.

Ferry Schedule from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
Marine Passion
13:00-14:00440 THB ($12)
Check Ferry Tickets
8:30-9:30600 THB ($16.50)
Check Ferry Tickets
13:00-14:00600 THB ($16.50)
Check Ferry Tickets

There are only a couple of trips per day, so be sure be book early.

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


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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