LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION

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LOCATION OF SAIREE HUT RESORT KOH TAO

Sairee Hut Resort Koh Tao is a cozy and friendly place to experience the best of Koh Tao. Located on Sairee beach, the longest beach on the west of Koh Tao with a large beach front swimming pool, modern design rooms and villas in a beautiful garden with state-of-the-art luxury hotel amenity, good food and good services.

 

ABOUT KOH TAO

Koh Tao is located on the east side of the Surat Thani coastine with two neighboring islands, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. Koh Tao is officially a subdistrict of Koh Phangan in Surat Thani province, and the name “Tao” in English means “Turtle Island” as the island used to be inhabited by sea turtles. Besides, the island’s shape is also thought to resemble a turtle when viewed from Koh Pangan.

 

 


TRANSPORTATION TO KOH TAO

The only transportation to Koh Tao is by boat. Services run from the mainland leaving Chumpon and Surat Thani, and from the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phangan.

There are 3 alternative ways to go to Koh Tao from Bangkok

  1. Plane + Boat
    Fly to Koh Samui or mainland of Surat Thani province.
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    • Bangkok to Samui – There are 2 airlines (Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways) offering services from Bangkok to Koh Samui. Checking the boat timetable to Koh Tao before booking your flight to make sure that you will get a convenient time for boat connections.
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    • Bangkok to Surat Thani mainland – There are 3 low cost airlines offering combined tickets of flight, coach and boat which are Nok Air and Air Asia.
    Nok Air connects with Lompraya Catamaran at Chumpon, Surat Thani or Nakon Sri Thammarat.
    Air Asia connects with Seatran Discovery at Surat Thani or Nakon Sri Thammarat.
    Lion Air connects with Seatran Discovery at Surat Thani or Nakon Sri Thammarat.
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  2. A Combined Bus + Boat ticket
    The cheapest and most popular way for the backpackers. There are 2 companies who offer this service: Lompraya Catamaran and Songserm Express. Their air-conditiones buses depart from Khao San road in Bangkok and arrive in at their own piers at Chumphon. The boat journey to Koh Tao takes about 2-3 hours.
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  3. Sleeping Train + Boat
    A railway journey with sleeping train from Bangkok to Chumpon is quite an experience and more comfortable compare to the bus. With air-conditioned, food & drink services and nice bed compartment, you can have a good sleep during the journey. The boat companies provide free transfers between their piers and Chumpon train station.
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    From Bangkok to Chumpon, the passenger need to arrive at Chumpon station before 6.00 as the boats depart to Koh Tao at 7.00. Delays are possible on this train so you may have to get the afternoon boat with Lompraya Catamaran.
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    From Chumpon to Bangkok, it’s better to take afternoon boat from Koh Tao to catch the first sleeper train from Chumpon at 19.30.

FREE TRANSFER FROM PIER TO SAIREE HUT RESORT

For the convenience of our guests, Sairee Hut Resort provides free transfer between piers and our place. Our friendly driver will be ready to welcome you at the pier on your arrival, give you a safe ride to the resort and send you to the pier right on time after your checking out.

  • It is highly recommended to check your boat timetable before booking your flight, train or bus. Beware that the delays of your plane or train are possible because of the weather.

BOAT TIMETABLE

Reference: www.kohtaocompleteguide.com