Chumphon Railway Station to Koh Tao

There are currently 2 direct services a day from Chumphon Train Station to Koh Tao. These services depart from the car park in front of the train station to connect with the ferry to Koh Tao.

Bus & ferry times from Chumphon Railway Station to Koh Tao


The alternative to taking a joint bus and ferry service is to book a private taxi to the ferry pier.

Train StationKoh TaoTicketCompany
06:0008:45฿ 900Lomprayah
12:0014:45฿ 900Lomprayah

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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 9 direct train services a day from Bangkok to Chumphon.

TrainBangkokChumphonService
4307:3013:50Special Express
17115:1022:17Rapid
37/4516:1023:16Special Express
3116:5023:55Special Express
16917:3001:25Rapid
8318:5002:18Express
8519:5003:43Express
16720:3004:20Rapid
39/4122:5005:22Special Express

We recommend that passengers book their train tickets before they book their transfers from Chumphon Railway Station to Koh Tao as train tickets tend to sell out before the bus and ferry tickets do.

Train Tickets from Bangkok 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 #39/41, which is scheduled to arrive in Chumphon at 05:22, you risk missing the connection at 06:00 to Koh Tao.

Route Info from Chumphon Railway Station to Ferry Pier


  • Distance to Thung Makham ferry pier: 27.5 kilometres
  • Time taken to complete Sea Crossing to Koh Tao: 1 hour 45 minutes

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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