The journey by train from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Chumphon is scheduled to take around 6 hours, and from Chumphon you can take a direct bus and ferry service to Koh Tao.
Train Times from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Chumphon
There is currently one direct train service a day from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Chumphon.
|Train||Nakhon Si Thammarat||Chumphon||Service|
- The fastest train train service from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Chumphon is Train #86 which is scheduled to complete the journey in 5 hours 55 minutes.
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Ticket Prices from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Chumphon
For travel from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Chumphon buying a train ticket online is 50 to 100 THB more expensive than buying a ticket at a train station in Thailand.
|Seat Type||Online Price||Station Price|
|1st Class A/C Sleeper||1,194 THB||1,094 THB|
|2nd Class A/C Sleeper||745 THB||685 THB|
|2nd Class Fan Seat||355 THB||295 THB|
|3rd Class Fan Seat||263 THB||213 THB|
Trains from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Chumphon pass through other popular destinations such as Surat Thani (connection point for ferries to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan) and Hua Hin before terminating in Bangkok and therefore are normally very busy. 1st and 2nd class tickets from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Chumphon are often not available for purchase on the day on travel so we recommend booking in advance if you wish to avoid travelling in 3rd class.
Location of Nakhon Si Thammarat Train Station
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Location of Chumphon Train Station
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About Travel to Chumphon
Chumphon is one of two major railway stations which are popular with tourists travelling to the famous beaches on the East Coast of Thailand. For connecting ferry services to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan, as well as travel to the mainland beach of Khanom, we recommend travelling via Surat Thani Railway Station. Chumphon Railway Station, however, is the closest major railway station to Koh Tao, which is famous for both its beaches and diving, and a number of excellent deserted mainland beaches such as Hat Sai Ri and Hat Thung Wua Laen. If you book in advance you can take a direct service from Chumphon Railway Station to Koh Tao. Several different companies operate joint bus and ferry services to Koh Tao. Connecting bus services to the ferry pier depar from the car park in front of Chumphon Railway Station making the journey very easy.
Chumphon Town is relatively small, with around 40,000 permanent residents. The main industries in Chumphon Province are agriculture and fishing and Chumphon Town is a trading centre for fish and vegetables. Chumphon Town, however, was few points of interest for tourists. The train station has some interesting features, including steam engines parked on the approach road to the station, and there is a lively night food market on the Krumluang Chumphon Road. Most tourists who stay overnight in Chumphon do so on their way to or from Koh Tao, and the city has plenty of hotels and a small number of restaurants selling Western style food such as the Farang Bar on the Thatapao Road. For food close to the train station try Papa Seafood which is on the other side of the car park in front of Chumphon Railway Station.