By train the journey from Hat Yai to Chumphon is scheduled to take from just under 7 hours to 10 hours depending upon which train you take. All but one of the trains arrives very late at night so you are likely to need to spend a night in hotel before travelling onward the next day.
Train Times to Chumphon
The are 6 direct train services a day from Hat Yai to Chumphon.
- The fastest train from Hat Yai to Chumphon is Train #42 (departing at 16:38) which completes the journey in 6 hours 40 minutes.
- The slowest train from Hat Yai to Chumphon is Train #446 (departing at 06:35) which completes the journey 9 hours 30 minutes.
Buy Tickets to Chumphon
Use the Search Box to buy your train tickets from Hat Yai to Chumphon.
The best train service on the Hat Yai to Chumphon route, and the most expensive, is Train #32 departing at 17:45 which uses the newest passenger carriages operated by the State Railways of Thailand. You cannot buy tickets in advance for Train #446 which is the cheapest and slowest service from Hat Yai to Chumphon. Train #446 is an ‘ordinary’ train service with only one seat type: 3rd class fan cooled hard seats.
Ticket Prices to Chumphon
Buying train tickets from Hat Yai to Chumphon costs from 27 to 124 THB more than it does buying the same ticket at a train station in Thailand.
|Seat Type||Online Price||Station Price|
|2nd Class A/C Sleeper||739 to 1,036 THB||642 to 912 THB|
|2nd Class Fan Sleeper||519 THB||492 THB|
|2nd Class Fan Seat||354 to 442 THB||292 to 372 THB|
The advantage of buying your train ticket in advance on line is that you can guarantee the type of seat you want on the train of your choice. The best seat types, particularly air-conditioned sleeper seats, often sell out will in advance of the day of travel.
Location of Hat Yai Station
See more information about Hat Yai Railway Station.
Location of Chumphon Station
See more information about Chumhpon Railway Station.
Travel to Koh Tao
There are two different types of ferry service you can take from Chumphon to Koh Tao. The fastest and most comfortable service is operated by the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company. This service is by high speed catamaran departing from Thung Makham Noi Ferry Pier for most of the year at 07:00, 13:00 and 15:00. The ferry journey to Koh Tao takes only 1 hour 45 minutes. Thung Makham Noi Ferry Pier is located 27.5 km by road from Chumphon Railway Station. Most travellers on this route choose to book a joint bus and boat ticket from the railway station all the way to Koh Tao as it is difficult to travel independently from Chumphon to Thung Makham Noi Ferry Pier by public transport.
The other option is to take one of the night boat services from Chumphon to Koh Tao. There are a few different night boats, all of which depart at 22:00 and arrive from 04:00 to 04:30 in Koh Tao. Night boats are converted fishing boats with bunk beds inside a cabin. We don’t recommend the night boat for families with young children or travellers looking for a bit more comfort. The cabin can be hot, noisy and uncomfortable. Few travellers get a good night’s sleep, particularly if the sea is rough. The various night piers are located on the Tha Thahap river about 10 km by road from Chumphon Railway. Most travellers using the night boat service tend to book a joint bus and ferry service Chumphon Railway Station to avoid needing to pay for a taxi to get to the night boat ferry pier.