Photo: Longtails at anchor.

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Use the quicklinks below to jump to the desired section regarding transport in and around Ao Mae Haad.

Getting around

Mae Haad is Ko Tao's major port town, so all travellers will come through here when arriving to the island. All locations in Mae Haad and most in Sairee are easily accessed by foot, although taxis are available.

A short ride to Sairee should cost 50B during the day but climbs as high as 200B/person at night. Other destinations are priced depending upon distance and road conditions, and most aren't too outrageous. An army of boat taxis also awaits visitors at the pier, and they have a well-organised and fair price structure posted around town that will deliver you just about anywhere on the island.

Motorbikes can be rented from several shops for 150-250B/day as can ATVs for 1,000-1,500B/day (depending on size).

Check the main Ko Tao transport section for ferry timetables.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Ao Mae Haad? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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