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Koh Tao - How to get there

Posted by PeterW on 4/4/2012 at 23:21

I'm in Bangkok and will be leaving to go kickboxing on Koh Tao for a month. What is the best way to travel there. I assume any method is going to be pretty bad.

Another thing, it looks like quite a small island. How big is it? Do you need a motorbike or could you just walk across the island?

Any info here would be great.

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Posted by 9preciousGems on 5/4/2012 at 05:45


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Posted by tezza on 5/4/2012 at 07:36

I have walked into most of the bays - but Mango Bay in the north is a real stretch. A motorbike makes it so much easier to move around.
Very hilly - some of the slopes are a major effort so if you walk you need to be fit - or if you aint, you soon will be.

Lomprayah gets good reviews for its KSR bus/fst ferry link via Chumpon.
Perhaps more comfortable is sleeper train to Chumpon followed by a ferry.

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