Koh Tao Guide

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Famous for its diving schools, this popular but sometimes controversial backpacker destination has lots to offer.

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Weather Forecast

Sun
14 Apr

22 - 36°C

partly-cloudy-day

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Mon
15 Apr

22 - 37°C

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Tue
16 Apr

22 - 38°C

clear-day

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Wed
17 Apr

23 - 39°C

partly-cloudy-day

0mm
6%

Thu
18 Apr

23 - 39°C

partly-cloudy-day

3mm
12%

Fri
19 Apr

24 - 37°C

cloudy

13mm
38%

Sat
20 Apr

24 - 32°C

rain

9mm
58%

Sun
21 Apr

24 - 34°C

rain

0mm
45%

Mon
22 Apr

24 - 36°C

cloudy

0mm
41%

Tue
23 Apr

24 - 37°C

partly-cloudy-day

0mm
25%

Wed
24 Apr

24 - 37°C

partly-cloudy-day

1mm
29%

Thu
25 Apr

24 - 37°C

clear-day

0mm
29%

Fri
26 Apr

23 - 37°C

clear-day

0mm
38%

Sat
27 Apr

23 - 36°C

rain

0mm
45%

Historic Weather

Month
Average Max Temp
Average Min Temp
Average Humidity
Average Daily Rain
Jan
31°C
26°C
75%
1mm
Feb
30°C
26°C
77%
10mm
Mar
32°C
27°C
76%
5mm
Apr
32°C
27°C
76%
10mm
May
32°C
26°C
77%
16mm
Jun
33°C
27°C
73%
4mm
Jul
32°C
26°C
75%
6mm
Aug
33°C
26°C
74%
4mm
Sep
33°C
26°C
74%
6mm
Oct
31°C
25°C
82%
14mm
Nov
31°C
25°C
82%
21mm
Dec
30°C
25°C
77%
15mm

How to Get to Koh Tao

From Bangkok, there are a few options to get to Koh Tao. The fastest way is to fly directly to the neighbouring island, Koh Samui. Then take a boat across. The next fastest is to fly to Surat Thani, then bus to the Ferry Pier then boat.

Otherwise, if you have time to spare or are on a budget, you can catch a train or a bus to Surat Thani and then take another bus and then a boat to the Island. However, making things simpler and having less to think about, you can often get a complete transfer package from some tourist agencies which will involve a complete bus trip and boat ticket all in one. With this service, you just get on the first bus and follow their instructions till you get onto the ferry.

Bangkok - Koh Tao More info / Tickets
Bus Bangkok - Koh Tao ฿ 1,250–1,450 8h 45m – 19h
  • →  Bus + Ferry 09:00
  • →  Express 06:00, 21:00
Ferry Bangkok - Koh Tao ฿ 1,300–1,550 8h 45m – 16h
  • →  VIP 06:00, 21:00
  • →  Sleeper Boat 13:00
Bangkok - Koh Samui More info / Tickets
Flight Bangkok - Koh Samui ฿ 2,795–6,825 1h 10m – 1d 3h 10m
  • →  Business 06:30, 07:30, 09:20, 10:20, 14:25
  • →  Economy 06:10, 06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 07:50, 08:00, 08:05, 08:10, 09:00, 09:20, 09:50, 10:15, 10:20, 10:30, 12:40, 13:45, 14:30, 15:00, 15:50, 16:00, 16:20, 17:30, 19:15, 19:20, 19:35, 19:50, 20:10
Bus Bangkok - Koh Samui ฿ 1,128–1,526 10h 30m – 15h 30m
  • →  VIP 24 19:00
  • →  VIP 32 18:50
  • →  Express 06:00, 19:00, 21:00
  • →  Bus + Ferry 19:00
  • →  VIP Bus 19:00
Taxi Bangkok - Koh Samui ฿ 11,436–23,125 11h 20m – 12h
  • →  Luxury VIP Van 9pax
  • →  Comfort Car 3pax
  • →  Luxury SUV 4pax
  • →  Economy 3pax
  • →  SUV 4pax
  • →  Van 10pax
Ferry Bangkok - Koh Samui ฿ 1,750 10h 30m – 14h 30m
  • →  VIP 06:00, 21:00
Don Mueang Airport - Koh Samui More info / Tickets
Flight Don Mueang Airport - Koh Samui ฿ 5,340–5,750 1h 35m
  • →  Economy 08:50, 14:00, 19:10