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    How to get from Koh Tao to Chumphon Train Station

    There are two direct services each day from Koh Tao to Chumphon Train Station. These services depart from Mae Haad Ferry Pier in Koh Tao and are provided by the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company.


    Travel Times to Train Station


    The travel times are the point when the ferry departs to Koh Tao until the time that the connecting bus arrives at Chumphon Train Station.

    Koh Tao Station Online Cost
    10:15 13:00 750 THB
    14:45 17:15 700 THB

    • The journey with the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company takes between 2 hours 30 minutes and 2 hours 45 minutes.

    Tickets to Train Station


    The first stage of the journey is by high speed catamaran from Mae Haad Ferry Pier to Tung Makham Ferry Pier on the mainland. This sea crossing is scheduled to take 1 hour 30 minutes. From Tung Makham the second stage of the journey is by luxury bus to Chumphon Train Station. The bus travels the 27.5 km from Tung Makham Ferry Pier to Chumphon Train Station in approximately 35 minutes. The bus travels direct to the car parking area in front of the train station.

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    Mae Haad Ferry Pier


    Mae Haad Ferry Pier is the departure point for ferry services from Koh Tao to the mainland as well as to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. Mae Haad Ferry Pier is located on the West Coast of Koh Tao only 1.7 km from Sairee Beach approximately 21 minutes away on foot or 5 minutes by car or motorbike.


    Location of Ferry Pier



    Lomprayah Ferry


    Top Deck of the Lomprayah Ferry from Koh Tao to Chumphon

    Top Deck of the Lomprayah Ferry from Koh Tao to Chumphon

    The Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company is the premier provider of ferry and connecting bus services for the islands of Koh Tao, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. The Lomprayah High Speed Ferry company has been in operation since 1996 and operates 5 high speed catamaran ferries on the route from Donsak ferry port near Surat Thani on the Thai mainland to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao and onto Tung Makham ferry pier near Chumphon. The ferries used by the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company are the fastest passenger ferries in the Gulf of Thailand featuring comfortable seating in air-conditioned cabins, as well as outside seating, a shop selling food and drinks and plenty of clean toilets. The service on the ferries is also good with staff loading large items of luggage on and off the ferries. The ferries are, however, one part of the operation; the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company also has a significant land based operation involving a large fleet of well managed bus and minivan services. The Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company is the best point to point ferry and bus service provider operating in the Koh Samui Archipelago offer direct services from Koh Tao to:


    Train Tickets to Bangkok


    Train Tickets from Bangkok to Cumphon

    Train Tickets from Chumphon to Bangkok

    The earliest train you can catch on the same day as departing from Koh Tao is Train #174 departing from Chumphon at 19:36 and arriving in Bangkok at 05:10. We advise booking Train #174 in advance. There is no great advantage in waiting for a later train.


    Connecting Trains to Bangkok


    Train N0. Chumphon Bangkok Sleeper Seats
    174 19:36 05:10 Yes
    168 20:31 05:35 Yes
    86 21:22 06:30 Yes
    170 23:.23 09:00 Yes
    44 22:49 05:55 No
    42 22:49 05:55 No
    84 23:59 08:35 Yes

    • There are other trains departing earlier in the day before the connecting ferry and bus service from Koh Tao arrive at Chumphon train station.

    Best Trains: #174 and #168


    • Train #174 (19:36): 2nd class air-conditioned sleeper berths as well as 2nd class fan cooled sleeper berths are available on Train #174 but make sure you book in advance as everyone travelling from Koh Tao to Bangkok by train will want seats on the same train.
    • Train #168 (20:31): The slightly later departure on Train #168 at 20:31 is a virtually identical service to Train #174 and is a good substitute if all the sleeper seats on Train #174 are already fully booked when you want to travel. During your time waiting for the train we recommend going for a meal at the excellent Papa Seafood restaurant on the approach road to the train station, a 36 metre walk from the station building.

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