The closest train station to Koh Tao is Chumphon Railway Station which you can reach by ferry and bus from Koh Tao in under 3 hours. From there the journey by train to Bangkok is scheduled to take between 8 and 11 hours depending upon which train you take.
Ferry from Koh Tao to Chumphon Train Station
Times of joint ferry and bus services from Koh Tao to Chumphon Railway Station.
- Buy tickets for joint ferry and bus services from Koh Tao to Chumphon Railway Station.
Train from Chumphon to Bangkok
Train times from Chumphon to Bangkok.
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Location of Koh Tao Ferry Pier
Ferry services for Chumphon Railway Station depart from Mae Haad Pier on the west coast of Koh Tao.
Location of Chumphon Train Station
Trains to Bangkok depart from Chumphon Railway Station which is located in Chumphon town centre.
Location of Bangkok Station
From the 19th January 2023 the main railway station in Bangkok is Krung Thep Aphiwat Central Terminal (also known as Bang Sue Grand Station).
About train travel from Koh Tao to Bangkok
There are three different ferry services you can use to travel from Koh Tao to Chumphon. The fastest and best ferries are operated by the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry company whose high speed catamaran ferries complete the sea crossing from Koh Tao to the mainland in 1 hour 30 minutes. The Songserm company uses a purpose built wooden ferry which reaches the mainland in 3 hours. KP Tripadvisor uses a converted wooden cargo ship (also known as the ‘Night Boat’) which takes 7 hours to travel the same distance.
All three services arrive into the mainland at different ferry piers. The Lomprayah ferry arrives at Thungmakham Noi Pier which is 27.5 km from Chumphon Railway Station. The Songserm ferry arrives into Matapon Pier which is 17.7 km from Chumphon Railway Station. The KP Tripadvisor boat arrives at Tha Yang Pier which is 15.6 km from Cumphon Railway Station.
After you arrive at the pier on the mainland all three companies have bus services from the pier to take passengers onto Chumphon, however, only the Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company is currently offering a connecting service to the train station which you can book online. Out of the three companies the Songserm bus is the quickest to depart after the ferry arrives, with the bus waiting for passengers as they get off the ferry. You normally need to wait 20 to 30 minutes before the Lomprayah bus departs and about an hour before the KP Tripadvisor bus departs to the train station.
The Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Company takes passengers to the car park in front of Chumphon Railway Station. Passengers on that service need to then wait several hours for the next departure to Bangkok.