You can book bus and connecting boat tickets with LOMPRAYAH www.lomprayah.com or you can get the overnight train from Hua Lumpong Train Station, in Bangkok, to Chumphon and get the LOMPRAYAH from there.
Trains can fill up quickly and tickets are not that easy to book on line, in high season I recommend to pre-book your travel route at least 4 days in advance.
If you come by train, take one that arrives before 6.00am in the morning in Chumphon so you can still catch the 7.00 am Lomprayah (boat tickets can be bought in the train station when you arrive in Chumphon). Or go to Fame Tour, a popular traveler's hang out and they can arrange tickets. If this is not possible, Lomprayah also runs an afternoon boat from Chumphon which leaves at 13.00 pm and arrives on Koh Tao around 15.00 pm.
Alternatively, the quicker way to travel is flying from Bangkok to Koh Samui or Chumphon. BANGKOK AIRWAYS has more than 10 flights daily www.bangkokair.com from Koh Samui you can catch a connecting boat with either SEATRAN or LOMPRAYAH. SOLAR AIR flies daily and has teamed up with LOMPRAYAH so that is also now a great affordable option.
Please check on line your flight arrival, as you may have to spend 1 night on Koh Samui. The last boat from Koh Samui to Koh Tao leaves Koh Samui at 19:00.
For those not starting their journey from Bangkok, we would like to refer to the travel information on our website, or send us a quick email so we can assist you in planning your trip.
As soon as you arrive on Koh Tao, our free pick up service will be waiting for you to bring you to our Dive Center at the end of Chalok Ban Kao.
To be able to send the taxi at the right time to the right pier, please provide us with your arrival information including DATE, TIME and the NAME OF BOAT COMPANY you will be travelling with. Please let us know if we can be of any further help in planning your upcoming holiday.