Airplane and Boat through Koh Samui:
We recommend you flying to the island of Koh Samui and then taking a boat from there. Tickets can be purchased on-line from Bangkok Airways www.bangkokair.com There are daily departures from 6:00 to 19:40. If you would like to arrive on Koh Tao the same day that you leave Bangkok then make sure you take the flight that leaves not later than noon. There are few boats to Koh Tao (8am/12pm/3pm/5pm) Once at the Samui airport tickets can be purchased for the Lomprayah Catamaran or the Seatran Company, both boats are roughly a 2 hour journey. Tickets for both companies are 600 baht and they provide pick-up from the airport to the pier. For planning your holiday and itinerary boat schedules can be found at www.lomprayah.com and airline tickets schedules at www.bangkokair.com.
Airplane to Chumphon and Boat to Koh Tao:
You can also book your ticket for domestic flights from Bangkok to Chumphon airports. Flights to Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Mueang International Airport starts from 25USD, there are daily flights with Nok Air and Happy Air
Airplane to Surat Thani and Boat to Koh Tao:
You can also book your ticket for domestic flights from Bangkok to Surat thani.
Don Mueang International Airport, there are daily flights with Nok Air
Lompraya have 2 offices located on Kao San Rd in Bangkok. Tickets can be arranged for you at the offices or made directly with the company. To make a reservation or to see a schedule, prices, routes and times to and from Koh Tao visit the website. The trip cost appx 25USD. www.lomprayah.com
The State Railway of Thailand has daily departures to Chumphon and combined train and bus options can be purchased. The best train to take is the 1st class sleeper trains which travel through the night. The express (EXP SP 85) train leaves at 19:15 from Bangkok and arrives in Chumphon around 5:00 am. Once is the Chumphon the boat leaves around 7:30 in the morning arriving at 10:30 on Koh Tao. Prices depend on classes, train reservations can also be booked in the offices on Kao San Rd, Bangkok. The Trip cost appx 25USD.