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How to get from Chumphon Railway Station to Koh Tao

There is one direct service each day from Chumphon Train Station to Koh Tao. This service departs from the car park in front of the train station and is provided by the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company.

Travel Times to Koh Tao


Train Station Koh Tao
 05:00  09:30
  • Ticket Prices from Chumphon Train Station to Koh Tao:
    • Adult Online Fare: 750 THB
    • Journey Time: 4 hours 30 min
  • Departure Point:
    • Car park in front of Chumphon Train Station

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The first part of the journey is 35 minute journey by bus from Chumphon to Thung Makham Ferry Pier. The ferry service to Koh Tao does not depart until 07:30 which means passengers spend around 1 hour 30 minutes at Tung Makham Ferry Pier before boarding the ferry to Koh Tao. Thung Makham Ferry Pier has a scenic beach side location and waiting at the ferry port is preferably to waiting at Chumphon Train Station.

Thung Makham Ferry Pier


Thung Makham
Lomprayah Ferry Pier


Thung Makham Ferry Pier is located on the small, but beautiful, Thung Makham Noi beach. This is one of Thailand’s most pretty ferry ports with a quaint wooden pier from which the ferries arrive and depart. The Lomprayah ferry port at Thung Makham has very good facilities including:

  • Inexpensive restaurant
  • Convenience store
  • Toilets
  • Deck chairs arranged on the sea front

Thung Makham Ferry Pier is somewhere you can happily spend an hour or two waiting for onward transport.

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Train Tickets from Bangkok to Cumphon

Train Tickets from Bangkok to Cumphon

We recommend that you a book a sleeper berth in advance on either Train #173 or Train #167 departing from Bangkok at 17:35 and 18:30 if to plan to connect with the direct service from Chumphon Train Station to Koh Tao. There are 10 direct daily train services from Bangkok to Chumphon but most arrive either much too early, or too late, for the 05:00 direct bus and boat service from Chumphon Train Station to Koh Tao.

Times of Connecting Train Services from Bangkok


Train No. Bangkok Chumphon Service
83 17:05  01:16 Express
173 17:35  02:48 Rapid
167 18:30  03:18 Rapid
85 19:30  04:13 Express


Delays on the Southern Railway Line


Currently trains on the Southern Line in Thailand are frequently delayed by up to an hour on the route from Bangkok to Chumphon because much of the railway line is single track. This means that trains are often delayed if they have to wait for trains coming in the opposite direction to pass.

  • Travel Tip: If you take Train #85, which is scheduled to arrive in Chumphon at 04:13, you risk missing the 05:00 connection to Koh Tao. 

Platform sign at Chumphon Train Station


Route map from Chumphon Train Station to Chumphon Lomprayah Pier


  • Distance to Thung Makham ferry pier: 27.5 kilometres
  • Time taken to complete Sea Crossing to Koh Tao: 2 hours

Travel from Koh Tao Ferry Pier


The ferry arrives at Koh Tao’s Mae Haad Pier which is located on Mae Haad Beach near Sairee Beach. This is the most built part of Koh Tao and close to many of the Island’s most popular hotels and resorts, as well as bars and restaurants. From Mae Haad Pier it is easy to travel to other destinations on Koh Tao either by shared songthaew taxi or by taxi boat.

Location of Mae Haad Ferry Pier in Koh Tao


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