Travel from Koh Tao to Surat Thani Airport

There are two types of direct travel service from Koh Tao to Surat Thani Airport. The fastest services are the daytime services operated by the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company. The other type of service travels overnight on a large ferry.

Bus and Ferry Times from Koh Tao to Surat Thani Airport


There are currently 4 direct services a day from Koh Tao to Surat Thani Airport available to book online.

Koh TaoAirportTicketCompany
07:0011:00฿ 1,200Lomprayah
11:0015:00฿ 1,200Lomprayah
21:0006:30฿ 1,150Koh Tao Booking Center
21:0006:30฿ 1,150Fame Tour

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Option 1: Lomprayah Ferry from Koh Tao to Surat Thani Airport


The Lomprayah Ferry company has a fleet of high speed catamaran ferries which make the service they provide the fastest way to travel from Koh Tao to Surat Thani Airport. On arrival at the mainland ferry port passengers transfer to a modern luxury air-conditioned bus for the final leg of the journey by road to Surat Thani Airport.

One of the fleet of seven high speed catamaran ferries operated by the Lomprayah Company
One of the fleet of seven high speed catamaran ferries operated by the Lomprayah Company

We recommend booking your tickets to travel with the Lompayah Company from Koh Tao to Surat Thani Airport in advance. This route becomes very busy often the time of the monthly Full Moon Party as the ferry stops on route to pick up customers from Koh Phangan where the Full Moon Party is held. Koh Tao itself also becomes very busy January to April and then again from July to September each year with people coming to the island to take diving courses.

  • Service: The Lomprayah provides a premium service with modern ferries and bus services.
  • Journey Time: 4 hours 00 minutes.
  • Cost: 1,200 THB
  • Lomprayah Ferry travel times from Koh Tao to Surat Thani Airport:
Koh TaoAirport
07:0011:00
11:0015:00

Arrival at Surat Thani Airport for Flights before 12:00


If your flight is scheduled to depart from Surat Thani Airport before 12:00, then you need to either:

  • Travel from Koh Tao the day before.
  • Or take the Night Boat from Koh Tao to Surat Thani town.

The reason is that you are required to check in for your flight from Surat Thani Airport at least 45 minutes before your flight is scheduled to depart and the earliest you can get to Surat Thani Airport from Koh Tao is 11:00 on the same day as you depart from Koh Tao.

The night boat from Koh Tao to Surat Thani departs at 21:00 and arrives in Surat Thani town at 04:00 the next day. The night boat is unsuitable for families, or anyone with health, or who is unwilling to endure a long uncomfortable sea journey. The Night Boat is best suited to young men on a tight budget and they tend make up the majority of the passengers on the Night Boat. We recommend that if you have a flight departing from Surat Thani Airport before 12:00 that you travel to Surat Thani town the day and stay in a hotel for a night. The best hotels in Surat Thani are:

  • Diamond Plaza
  • 100 Islands Resort
  • Wang Tai Hotel

Minivans run from Surat Thani City to Surat Thani Airport from 06.00 until 19.00 every day. The journey costs 180 THB per person and takes 45 minutes.

Location of Mae Haad Pier


  • All services to Surat Thani Airport depart from Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao.

Google Map of Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao

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