Train was late getting to Hua Lamphong and didn't sleep much on train but overall an experience worth having 😁
Train #83.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jun 17, 2022
Very comfortable and the bus ride didn’t seem to take to long. Arrived a few hours before the ferry arrives but able to enjoy a beautiful sunrise.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jun 16, 2022
Leaving from the Khaoshan office to the bus was chaotic. The bus was not new as on the pictures, but OK. However the air con was set to ice cold, so overall it was not comfortable and impossible to sleep.. Bus arrived to the Chumpon pier at 5AM the ferry left at 7am... 2 hours wait. Ferry ride was quick and smooth. I would rather do the train ferry combo next time...
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jun 9, 2022
Took the overnight train to Chumphon and then boat to Koh Tao. We really enjoyed the train, second class a/c sleeper. The train set off on time but was three hours late arriving. That was fine by us as it avoided a long wait in the early hours in Chumphon. Apparently not many Thai trains run on time, but the sleeper was great. No complaints from us. Hooked up seamlessly with the boat transfer. All handled well by 12goAsia.
Train #83.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jun 5, 2022
I didn't know how long I could sleep. For the rest it was a great experience.
Train #83.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 22, 2022
Best bus trip in Asia ever. Perfect bus. Nice drivers. Easy transfer to the boat. Everything on-time.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 20, 2022
Good experience, good bus and driving was smooth. There was waiting in both ends but that was not too bad!
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 10, 2022
We traveled from Khao San road to Koh Tao. First you take a VIP bus to Chumphon. The bus is super comfy, wide seats, fully reclining chairs. We even got some water and blankets. But, the toilet smelled sooo bad that even through masks you wished you didn't have to breathe.
However, the bus arrived to the ferry before 5 AM, and then we had to wait more than 2 hours for the ferry to leave. This is prime time for mosquitoes so we left full of bites. I honestly don't understand why there has to be a 2 hour wait and why the bus just isn't leaving a bit later? The ferry ride was fine, very quick on the catamaran.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 3, 2022
All in all we arrived at Koh tao. The check in was quite messy. We were grouped with color code which I have no clue based on what criteria. I came quite early and I got pink color with the huge double deck very empty bus which in a bit run down condition, while some western people check in after me got different colors with different and a bit better bus. I could not help to think that maybe because my look that resembled Thai people. I hope that was not the case, although the guy who organized the bus placement was kept apologizing when he realized I did not speak a single Thai word. The best thing of the trip is the check in Lady in Chumpon pier. Very clear and effective direction.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 28, 2022
We have long trnasit port.If prepare bus until start check in, we can spend good sleep in bus.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 17, 2022