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.
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Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Chumphon to Koh Tao.
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.
The Lomprayah ferry port at Thung Makham has very good facilities including:
- Inexpensive restaurant
- Convenience store
- 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.
- Please Note: The trains services shaded grey are not currently operating.
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.
- Follow the link in red to buy train tickets from Bangkok to Chumphon.
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.
- Travel Tip: If you take Train #85, which is scheduled to arrive in Chumphon at 05:52, 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.