From Bangkok, you can get bus & ferry combination tickets to Koh Tao (via Chumphon) with Lomprayah (www.lomprayah.com ) for around 850 Baht. Alternatively, if your schedule is tight and your budget is right, you can can fly to Koh Samui with Bangkok Airways (www.bangkokair.com ) and get the Lomprayah fast ferry across to Koh Tao.
From Koh Samui & Koh Phangan
We recommend the Lomprayah ferry or Seatran service from Koh Samui (450-550 Baht) via Koh Phangan (150-250 Baht). The movie and air-conditioning help you cool and entertained and maybe even keep your mind off your post Full Moon party hangover!
There are several ferry companies that operate daily services direct to Koh Tao from Chumphon. We recommend the Lomprayah Catamaran (www.lomprayah.com ) or the Seatran Ferry (www.seatrandiscovery.com )or the Songserm Ferry and Koh Tao Cruiser for around 550 Baht.
From Surat Thani
The night boat leaves Surat Thani at 11pm, takes 9 hours and costs around 400 baht. A pretty basic means of travel! Be warned.
You can fly to Koh Samui from many airports, including Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Phuket, with Bangkok Airways (www.bangkokair.com) and get the Lomprayah fast ferry (www.lomprayah.com ) or the Seatran Ferry (www.seatrandiscovery.com ) across to Koh Tao.