Travel Chumphon Railway Station to Koh Tao

There are five direct services each day from Chumphon Train Station to Koh Tao. These services all depart from the car park in front of the train station by bus to connect with the ferry to Koh Tao.

Travel Times to Koh Tao


Travel times are from the point when the bus departs from Chumphon train station to the time when the ferry arrives in Koh Tao.

Train StationKoh TaoTicketCompany
05:4508:45฿ 690KP Tripadvisor
06:0008:45฿ 700Lomprayah
06:0009:45฿ 500Songserm
06:0009:45฿ 490KP Tripadvisor
11:4515:15฿ 700KP Tripadvisor
12:0014:45฿ 700Lomprayah
21:3005:00฿ 500KP Tripadvisor

Buy Tickets to Koh Tao


Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Chumphon to Koh Tao. Simply enter your travel dates and click to check ticket availability.

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The first part of the journey with the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company is a 35 minute journey by bus from Chumphon to Thung Makham Ferry Pier. The ferry service to Koh Tao does not depart until 07:00 which means passengers spend around 25 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 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.

Thung Makham Ferry Pier
Thung Makham Ferry Pier

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.

Trains from Bangkok to Chumphon


There are ten direct train services a day from Bangkok to Chumphon. We recommend that book your train tickets before you book your transfers from Chumphon Railway Station to Koh Tao as train tickers tend to sell out before the bus and ferry tickets do.

Train No.BangkokChumphonService
4308:0514:36Special Express
17113:0021:12Rapid
3114:4522:34Special Express
37/4515:1023:15Special Express
16915:3500:42Rapid
8317:05 01:16Express
17317:35 02:48Rapid
16718:30 03:18Rapid
8519:30 04:13Express
39/4122:50 05:49Special Express

Book Trains to Chumphon


We recommend that you a book a sleeper berth in advance as all but one of the trains from Bangkok to Chumphon travels overnight.

Delays on the 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.

Platform sign at Chumphon Train Station
Platform sign at Chumphon Train Station
  • Travel Tip: If you take Train #85, which is scheduled to arrive in Chumphon at 04:13, you risk missing the connection at 05:455 and 06:00 to Koh Tao. 

Route Info from Station to 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 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 Pier


Google Map of Mae Haad Pier

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