Fastest way from Ko Lanta to Ko Tao
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Dec 19, 2012 9:42 PM Last Post By: thaibeachlovers
Dec 17, 2012 10:20 AM
Bangkok (2 days) - Fly to Krabi, from Krabi go to Ko Phi-Phi and then boat over to Ko Lanta and then I need to get to Ko Tao, Ko Pha-Ngan.
Do I have to fly from Ko Lanta to Ko Tao?
Also would anyone suggest cutting out Ko Samui for the last part of my trip?
I will be there friom Jan 18 - Jan 30 (I fly out of Bangkok on Jan 31 at 730am)
Any help will be greatly appreciated!!
Dec 17, 2012 10:36 AM
1You can't fly to Tao, Samui is the nearest airport and you can fly there from Krabi and then catch a ferry.
You don't have to fly, you can make your way overland to the other side of Thailand, to Surat Thani and catch a ferry to the islands.
Someone else can surely advise about the land journey as I've never done it.
"Fastest and affordable" is tricky, plane is fastest but also most expensive.
Dec 17, 2012 10:46 AM
Dec 17, 2012 10:59 AM
Dec 17, 2012 2:47 PM
4Fastest way definitely isnt bus. It would mean getting from Koh Lanta to Krabi.Then bus to Surat Thani and if you're lucky, the last boat otherwise night boat to Koh Tao. If you wanted to do it this way, one of the travel agents on Lanta can book for you. But remember things dont always go to plan when you book multiple tickets as one trip.
Dec 17, 2012 6:22 PM
Dec 19, 2012 9:42 PM
6I am wondering why Lonely Planet suggested this plan as a trip for 2 weeks when it seems so difficult to plan!!
I wouldn't use any guide book as anything more than a suggestion. Thailand is very hard to travel independently to a plan, and I've never done so.
If you want organised, see a travel agent.
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