Bangkok to Koh Tao @ train, ferry, bus, van, flight Nov 23, 2017

From Khao San Songserm to Koh Tao by bus+ferry joint ticket

18:00
Khao San Songserm, Bangkok
21:45
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1d 3h 45m
Instant
20:00
Khao San Songserm, Bangkok
09:45
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
13h 45m
Instant

From Khao San Lomprayah to Koh Tao by bus+ferry joint ticket

06:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
15:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
9h
Instant Refund
21:00
Khao San Lomprayah, Bangkok
08:45
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
11h 45m
Instant Refund

From Hua Lamphong to Koh Tao by bus+ferry joint ticket

19:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
09:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
14h 30m
Instant Refund
19:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
22:45
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
1d 3h 45m
Instant

From Khao San Road Jolly Travel to Koh Tao by van+ferry joint ticket

13:30
Khao San Road Jolly Travel, Bangkok
05:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
15h 30m
Instant

From Hua Lamphong to Koh Tao by train+van+ferry joint ticket

Bangkok - Chumphon - Koh Tao (SRT #173 2nd Class Sleeper AC + Jolly Travel)
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
02:50
Chumphon
9h 15m
Refund
Change stations. Walk - 5 min, 400 m (Next departure after 2 hours 40 mins)
05:30
Chumphon Town
09:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
4h
Instant
Total duration
15h 55m
Bangkok - Chumphon - Koh Tao (SRT #167 2nd Class Sleeper AC + Jolly Travel)
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
03:20
Chumphon
8h 50m
Refund
Change stations. Walk - 5 min, 400 m (Next departure after 2 hours 10 mins)
05:30
Chumphon Town
09:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
4h
Instant
Total duration
15h
Bangkok - Chumphon - Koh Tao (SRT #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC + Jolly Travel)
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
04:15
Chumphon
8h 45m
Refund
Change stations. Walk - 5 min, 400 m (Next departure after 1 hour 15 mins)
05:30
Chumphon Town
09:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
4h
Instant
Total duration
14h

From Hua Lamphong to Koh Tao by train+bus+ferry joint ticket

#167.2
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
09:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
15h
Refund
Bangkok - Suratthani - Koh Tao
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Refund
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
07:30
Suratthani Train Station
15:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
7h 30m
Instant Refund
Total duration
19h 30m
Bangkok - Suratthani - Koh Tao
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Refund
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
07:30
Suratthani Train Station
15:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
7h 30m
Instant Refund
Total duration
19h 30m
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
Refund
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
08:30
Suratthani Train Station
14:15
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
5h 45m
Instant Refund
Total duration
18h 45m
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
09:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
14h
Refund
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
04:15
Chumphon
8h 45m
Refund
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
05:00
Chumphon Lomprayah (Train Station)
09:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
4h 30m
Instant Refund
Total duration
14h
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
04:15
Chumphon
8h 45m
Refund
This connection is managed by the operating company. You will be transfered between the trips.
05:00
Chumphon Lomprayah (Train Station)
09:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
4h 30m
Instant Refund
Total duration
14h

From Phutthamonthon Lomprayah to Koh Tao by bus+ferry joint ticket

06:00
Phutthamonthon Lomprayah, Bangkok
17:45
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
11h 45m
Instant Refund
21:00
Phutthamonthon Lomprayah, Bangkok
08:45
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
11h 45m
Instant Refund

From Don Mueang Airport to Koh Tao by flight+bus+ferry joint ticket

Bangkok to Koh Tao
#DD7804
06:00
Don Mueang Airport
07:10
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
Change stations. Take taxi (fees apply) - 2 min, 1.1 km (Next departure after 20 mins)
07:30
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
15:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
7h 30m
Instant Refund
Total duration
9h
Bangkok to Koh Tao
#DD7208
06:20
Don Mueang Airport
07:25
Suratthani Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 1 hour 5 mins)
08:30
Suratthani Airport
15:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
6h 30m
Instant Refund
Total duration
8h 40m
Bangkok to Koh Tao
#FD3188
06:50
Don Mueang Airport
08:05
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
1h 15m
Instant
Change stations. Take taxi (fees apply) - 2 min, 1.1 km (Next departure after 25 mins)
08:30
Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport
16:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
7h 30m
Instant Refund
Total duration
9h 10m
Bangkok to Koh Tao
#FD3235
07:15
Don Mueang Airport
08:30
Suratthani Airport
1h 15m
Instant
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after )
08:30
Suratthani Airport
15:00
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
6h 30m
Instant Refund
Total duration
7h 45m
Bangkok to Koh Tao
#SL734
08:50
Don Mueang Airport
10:00
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 45 mins)
10:45
Suratthani Airport
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
7h 45m
Instant Refund
Total duration
9h 40m
Bangkok to Koh Tao
#FD3237
10:00
Don Mueang Airport
11:00
Suratthani Airport
1h
Instant
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 20 mins)
11:20
Suratthani Airport
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
7h 10m
Instant Refund
Total duration
8h 30m
Bangkok to Koh Tao
#DD7210
10:10
Don Mueang Airport
11:20
Suratthani Airport
1h 10m
Instant 15kg
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after )
10:45
Suratthani Airport
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
7h 45m
Instant Refund
Total duration
8h 20m

How to get to Koh-Tao

A Very Typical Sunset
A Very Typical Sunset

What about

Learn to dive, dive and dive again – that is what you are supposed to do on Koh Tao and that is actually what the majority of the folk you are about to meet on the island really do. A little hidden gem of the lower part of the Gulf, Koh Tao is attracting underwater world lovers with an abundance of easily reachable diving sites (over 30) and very affordable prices on diving lessons (there are more that 50 diving schools on the island), sea safaris and diving trips. Yet for those who are ready to go beyond the stereotypes there are hiking trails, bouldering, sea kayaking, fire-shows, and even jam sessions – all of them on the background of picturesque views and a laid-back island atmosphere. Priceless.

Getting to Koh Tao

The only way to get to Koh Tao from the mainland is by boat either from Chumphon, which is the closest departure point, or from Suratthani. You can also hop on a ferry to Koh Tao from Koh Samui or Koh Phangan.

From Bangkok via Chumphon bus + ferry

The easiest (and fastest) way to get to Koh Tao from Bangkok via Chumphon is by bus and ferry joint travel. Lomprayah catamaran and Songserm speed boat both sell such package tickets which save your time and cost more or less the same amount of money if bought separately. With early morning and late evening bus departures from Bangkok you have a choice whether to travel by day or save some baht spending your night on board a bus instead of in a guesthouse. The ferry travel with Lomprayah (the fastest operator) takes around 1½ hours; if your are prone to seasickness, get the necessary medicine at hand. Note that in case of the evening departure your trip lasts longer (around 12 hrs) compared to 9 hrs (morning departure), but you do not waste your precious day-time.

You have only 20 kg baggage allowance for your ferry travel; the extra weight is 20 baht per kg (not included in your ticket price).

Getting back from Koh Tao to Bangkok you have only morning and afternoon departures, both returning to Bangkok after dark: at 9pm and 1am, so plan your stay accordingly (book ahead).

From Bangkok via Chumphon train + bus + ferry

In case you are a railroad type, hop on your evening train down to Chumphon from Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok. If you buy a package tour, your boat operator will provide transfer between the train station and the pier, but you still have to while away some 3 hrs between train and ferry in Chumphon. In general, if you are ok with long bus journeys, there is no special advantages of train+bus+ferry journey. Choose price-wise, then.

Tip: If your are not in a hurry, stay overnight in Chumphon and discover the tastes of local robusta, find out how the birds’ nests are harvested at the farms and prepare yourself to your island stay visiting some of the idyllic beaches in the proximity of the city (e.g. Hat Thung Wua Laen).

From Bangkok via Suratthani train + bus + ferry

Even if travelling to Suratthani instead of Chumphon seems illogical, it sometimes comes out cheaper as you may catch a 2nd class sleeper for a longer journey. As in case with Chumphon, the transfer between train and ferry for package tours is performed by the boat operator.

From Koh Samui to Koh Tao

Both Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery take 2–2¼ hrs to Koh Tao’s Mae Haad departing from Maenam and Bangrak Seatran Pier on Samui correspondingly. With Seatran you have to book at least one day in advance while Lomprayah requires two days advanced booking.

Lomprayah Shirt Sticker
Lomprayah Shirt Sticker

From Koh Phangan to Koh Tao

Both Lomprayah and Seatran Discovery depart from Thong Sala on Koh Phangan and take 1½–1¾ hrs to arrive to Koh Tao’s Mae Haad. Book in advance (1 day for Seatran and 2 days for Lomprayah).

Seatran vs Lomprayah

If you know what seasickness is about, go for Seatran when waters are choppy.
Lomprayah can save you from ¼ to ½ hr of your sea journey, though.

Getting around

There is no car rental on a relatively small 21 sq. km island. If you consider renting a scooter or a motorcycle, be warned that the roads on the island are dangerous and get their toll of injuries regularly. Renting a vehicle though gives you freedom to explore the island as the ‘official’ taxi fares are sometimes extortionate. There is longtail boat service between certain beaches, which is a good option with reasonable prices.

Where to stay

The western side of the island is much more developed, and the ferries from the mainland and the islands arrive to Mae Haad which is on the western side. Haad Sairee, where the most of the action takes place, is also there. The eastern side is a slow life paradise, but you will have to negotiate those treacherous island roads (or greedy taxi drivers) to get to any of the western-side night spots. The busiest seasons on Koh Tao are summer (from July to August) and Christmas & New Year, so book your accommodation beforehand. The cheapest options sell out quickly.

Blogger report: Julia Rattke (High Speed Ferry Lomprayah) 08-Jul-2015 21:00

About half an hour before your bus is scheduled to leave (in my case it was at 20:30), you should be at the office at 327 Rambutri Road, รามบุตรี, Khwaeng Talat Yot, Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand near Khao San Road. The Lomprayah office is in the curve of the street. In your booking confirmation email is also a map. This is their help hotline: +6626290011 and office hours are from 05:30- 22:00. Coming from the North you turn into this really busy street from the roundabout, between the 7/11 and the red sign of Swensen's. People with a lot of luggage may have some trouble getting through the night market. About 30 meters in, on the left side and right in the curve, is the Lomprayah office, slightly hidden behind a banner. Make sure to have your booking number on hand!

Lomprayha Office
Lomprayha Office

If you are on Khao San Road you have to find your way on the McDonald side of the road through the small alleys with all the shops to get to Rambutri Road.

At the office everything felt a bit rushed, one employee hands you your ticket and another a colored sticker with your seat number to put on your T-shirt and a color-coded sticker with the destination for your luggage. Make sure to tie that last one around a handle, it doesn't stick well. Then you sign in and someone will take your group to wait at the middle of the roundabout, behind the green sign, until the bus arrives.
The bus had only regular seats, so it is not a sleeper bus and the 8 hour drive will probably be a bit uncomfortable (especially if you were planning on actually getting some sleep). A travel pillow or a folded sarong helps a bit, and so do earplugs. The seats recline a little and blankets are provided. The bus is air-conditioned and has a toilet. I'm only 1.60 m, so I had plenty of leg space, but anyone taller than 1.90 m should expect some discomfort.

At 2:00 there was a 30 min break at a market with snack food. They also had a huge bathroom with clean toilets, but remember to bring toilet paper and flush with the bucket provided.

Inside the Lomprayah bus
Inside the Lomprayah bus

At 5:15 we arrived at the ferry pier, where the office was dark and still closed and we had to wait for almost 2 hours. There is a mini mart to the left, if you need anything while waiting, and on the opposite side is another array of clean toilets. The mini mart closes when the ferry opens for boarding, so do not plan on any last-minute shopping. When the info center on the right of the pier opens, you have to show your ticket for another sticker and to get a stamp. Around 7:00 people will start to line up for the "best" seats, but there was plenty of room for everyone, so I would not take it too seriously. After a short walk along the pier, you arrive at the boat. There are three seating areas: Downstairs (inside), in the middle (outside with sun roof) and on the top (outside without cover). I chose the middle and it was perfectly fine.

About 2,5 hours (of comparatively smooth sailing) later we arrived at Ko Nang Yuan to let some people on and off the boat and then turned towards the Lomprayah Pier on Ko Tao, where we arrived 5 minutes later.
From here on it is really easy: Get off the boat, grab your luggage and find your pick up or taxi at the end of the pier. Congrats, you have made it to Ko Tao! Enjoy your stay!

Passenger reviews out of total 57,845 passengers traveled with us on this route

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

★★★☆☆ Nov 17, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 16, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean and comfortable. Sleeper is the way to go. 12go made it easy, great costumer service
★★★★★ Nov 16, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great fun had 2 rooms together with doors open - food not all that but was comfortable enough. 12go were perfect
★★★★☆ Nov 15, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Great trip though it would have been a little better if they were proper sleeper buses. Also arriving at the ferry port in good time before the ferry is understandable, but 2 hours before (at 5am) seemed a bit much ... could have left BKK a bit later to save waiting. Unless they have a good reason to reach their midpoint stopoff at a certain time, in which case I take that back.
★★★★★ Nov 14, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★★★☆ Nov 14, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
The seats have little room for the legs and even if you try to check in earlier is impossible to get the most spacious seats (number 3 and 4). It left before the time described in the ticket reservation and arrived earlier at the dock. So there was plenty of waiting time before getting the speed ferry. Nevertheless, all those things were expected.
★★★★★ Nov 13, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Collected tickets 2 days before from office as instructed, really efficient yet again. Train arrived 1 1/2 hours late in Surat Thani. Comfortable seats, very cold AC.
★★★★☆ Nov 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
2nd class Bed was comfortable and I managed to sleep a full 8 hours. Would have liked complementary food and water like they do on the buses.
★★★★☆ Nov 11, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Not much leg room on the plane. Smooth transfer. Efficient staff.
★★★★★ Nov 11, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Cannot believe how simple it was to book from the U.K.Everything ran to plan even the bus connection was waiting for us...Very efficient
★★★★☆ Nov 11, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 10, 2017 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Nov 10, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Terrible bus
★★★★★ Nov 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service! They made sure we were sat together and were very helpful in explaining what train we needed to catch and where.
★★★★☆ Nov 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Staff on the train were friendly and fun. The train left late, which happens but it would have been nice to be told the new arrival time of our stop so we could sleep longer and not just be up waiting.
★★★★☆ Nov 8, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Air con was too high and we were very cold at night
★★★★☆ Nov 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
CONfo mais de grave... fermez l’air clim
★★★☆☆ Nov 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Its a great and cheap Way to travel. But beds are hard, toilets are not very nice and they leave the lights on all night. And maybe the staff should stop screaming XD
★★★★☆ Nov 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Nov 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice trip and ok sleep on the train.
★★★★☆ Nov 6, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
speedy service and staff was friendly. 12go made the bookings super easy. be warned that you have to pay for everything they offer you on the train, even though they don’t tell you that until the end of the trip. the first class train carriage itself was pretty gross, like it was never actually cleaned. spent half an hour wiping down the compartment with germ wipes.
★★★★★ Nov 5, 2017 (train #37 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
From start to finish, every member of staff was helpful to us. Very friendly and great service. The train was clean, train guards did everything to help us! They even came to check and make sure we didn’t miss our stop at Chumphon! Great service - much better than a flight! You actually have room to lay down on a bed and move around. Thank you to all involved! P.s the air con kept us very cool :!
★★★★★ Nov 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train is very confortable and is cool for a familly travel.
★★★★★ Nov 3, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Nov 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We have not got any food to eat.
★★★★★ Nov 3, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Everything went according to reservation. Schedule and timing perfect
★★★★☆ Nov 2, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Everything was perfecrly fine - except one hour delay when arriving at Surat Thani
★★★★★ Nov 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great train. Very comfortable sleep. Chose the lower berch, more sleeping room. Provided blanket and pillow. Would do again.
★★★★★ Nov 1, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
nice nice ???? love it :P train let on time but get late to Suratthani. Anyway bus was waiting for us :P easy use. Don't get to station before 18,00. Whole thing was better then flying:P Love Royal Thai Railway P
★★★★★ Nov 1, 2017 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
La agencia estupenda
★★★★★ Oct 30, 2017 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Oct 30, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean and well run, evening meal and breakfast suprisongly good. The service stops a lot though and so it's noisy and they leave the very bright lights on in 2nd class so it's hard to sleep...dim the lights and it would be great
★★★★★ Oct 30, 2017 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Oct 28, 2017 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
good human experience, but train full of cockroaches...
★★★★★ Oct 26, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Oct 25, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
No stress......
★★★★★ Oct 24, 2017 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 24, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Good, friendly service.
★★★★★ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Went smoothly. Everything was how it was supposed to be. 12go staff were very welcoming amd gave good advice. Will use them again.
★★★☆☆ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
First the good - very efficient - got us to Suranthani 15 mins early! The first class coupes are very cute and compact; bed linen very clean and comfortable. But the train is not particularly clean and the loos are quite icky. The attendant efficient enough in making up the bed and once done - not particularly interested in anything else. The catering guy was quite efficient though. Food was expensive (260 bht) but it was a lot - soup chicken, rice, curry, muffin and a fruit. We had 2 meals between 4 of us (2 adults and 2 kids). 12go asia ticket booking was fab; ticket pick up was very easy.
★★★★★ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Oct 22, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean and comfortable. There was only a delay of about 30 minutes because one of the wagons was broken. Clearly the engineers are on top of it
★★★★☆ Oct 21, 2017 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
nice journey
★★★★★ Oct 21, 2017 (train #173 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 20, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air) :
Good service,!
★★★★★ Oct 19, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
This time we traveled again with joint tickets to Koh Samui. Service by 12go.asia, at Hualamphong and Lompraya was excellent.
★★★★★ Oct 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Súper cumplidos, no hay que esperar, excelente servicio
★★☆☆☆ Oct 17, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Bus was warm, air conditioning wasn't really working. Air in the bus was pretty stale and had a bit of an odour around. Not enough instructions given. A long wait for the bus and the pier was not communicated to any passengers.
★★★★☆ Oct 16, 2017 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Oct 16, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pleasant trip, and confortable sleeping.
★★★★☆ Oct 15, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very comfortable. On time. Good service. Only no Wi-Fi and 1 outlet for charging.????
★★★★★ Oct 11, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 9, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air) :
Everything on time
★★★★☆ Oct 8, 2017 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good service - as expected - on time, staff very helpful, Thank you
★★★★★ Oct 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 7, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Oct 6, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pleasantly surprised how good 2nd class sleeper was. The train was on timeish and was clean throughout the whole journey even the bathrooms which had soap and toilet paper. The beds were comfortable and it wasn't too cold. Clean sheets and blankets were provided.
★★★☆☆ Oct 5, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
The flight was fine, however we departed 50min late, therefore missing our scheduled bus & ferry.
★★★★☆ Oct 3, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air) :
What you expect gets you there on time, minimal plane features.
★★★★☆ Oct 3, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
very good food is offered on-board and linen given
★★★★☆ Oct 2, 2017 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pretty much what we expected
★★★☆☆ Oct 1, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Cheap,not really clear in the schedule (It Is mandatory to arrive half an hour before,otherwise they would leave you in Bangkok with no clue of where to go),too much time waiting for the ferry in the dock.Nevertheless Is a good option and Is not that slow.
★★★★★ Oct 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very nice and professional areangement
★★★★☆ Sep 30, 2017 (train #37 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The bed is comfortable enough to sleep while moving. Bed sheets, bed cover, pillow cover and curtains are fresh and clean. Operators often check the cars for security. And they are friendly. And oh the restaurant is such a great experience. Please eat there instead of eating in your seats. It's worth it. And food is good. Could be an interesting date with your significant half.
★★★★☆ Sep 30, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Sep 29, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The train food turned out to be very expensive - nothing is included even if you are first class. 2x orange juice, some weird fruit, 1x vegetarian dinner, 2x breakfast with coffee = 970 baht. The food was dreadful and all veggie meals tasted the same. Morning egg made us sick. We never paid this much for very simple and few foods elsewhere in Thailand - beware of this scam. The 1st class was not 1st classy at all - broken arm handle and the table, uncomfortable beds and very loud carriage. Eyemask and earplugs are a must. The train left and arrived on time.
★★★★★ Sep 28, 2017 (ferry Sleeper Ferry, Jolly Travel) :
Booked the Bangkok to Koh Tao, minibus and sleeper ferry transfer. No problems whatsoever, driver was polite as well, I also had the minibus to myself! Mini bus picked me up at 13:30, got to Chumphon for 20:00, then transferred to the sleeper ferry for 21:00 and arrived at Koh Tao at 05:00+1.
★★★☆☆ Sep 28, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
1st class sleeper was basic but clean. Beer salesman is a scammer. Dinner was OK, avoid breakfast. Nice adventure.
★★★★★ Sep 27, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 26, 2017 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was a fine way to travel. No luxury but clean and convient.
★★★★★ Sep 26, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12go.asia did the best job possible. We booked at 1am a trip for the same day and not only we that no problem but they also arranged to get 1st class tickets as specified in the comments. The 1st class is good with nice service, lockable doors and fairly comfortable beds.
★★★★★ Sep 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice trip, been prepared for cold, so it was nice. Stuff is friendly.
★★★★★ Sep 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 25, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I did have a good rest at the night train to chumpon. 12go.asia has offer a great service for the booking????????
★★★★☆ Sep 22, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Smooth crossing. Straight forward journey, no problems.
★★★☆☆ Sep 21, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The experience made this a great adventure. The 1st class sleepers definitely need a refurb - the bathroom facilities leave a lot to be desired. We found them to be dirty and smellie and the teenagers preferred to hold on rather than use them! The food on board was tasty but expensive. You could bring your own but you could also buy from the industrious locals who board the train at various stations within Bangkok to sell you food. Whilst the food was tasty I wouldn't recommend the restaurant car - it was a long way from first class. Please can you give the carriages a good clean and paint and do some maintenance. The bed linen was great, fresh and clean and a lovely cotton blanket although we were cold as the aircon cannot be changed and it was cold.
★★★★★ Sep 21, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
awesome
★★★★☆ Sep 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 17, 2017 (ferry Sleeper Ferry, Jolly Travel) :
Good service, I got from Bangkok to Koh Toa. Only concern was almost not making the night ferry as I had booked to start a diving course the next morning. But we got there with a whole ten seconds to spare. Cheapest travel option I could find but a mostly comfortable journey.
★★☆☆☆ Sep 16, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Sep 15, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
If your expecting, English first class, lower your expectations now! Take your own food and drink on, check out your window before you unlock your door, sometimes locals jump on the train and try and sell you their food or drink!! Ear plugs would be useful, the space is small but after the beds were made up and we settled in for the night, you get to watch the world go by, I loved it, my husband was not so convinced!! It was an experience and adventure.
★★★★★ Sep 15, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Well organised!
★★★★★ Sep 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very clean. We read that the airconditioning was set to cold, but if you close the curtans it warms up in no time.
★★★★☆ Sep 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really good fun with our twin boys (6). The organisation and help from 12Go made it very easy. We travelled second class. Not luxurious but about what we expected and the food was OK too. There was a 2hr delay ( but these things happen) but we were still able to catch the next ferry to Koh Phangan so even this did not cause too much of a problem.
★★★★☆ Sep 11, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
We didn't know they served coffee and lunch.
★★★★☆ Sep 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 8, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm) :
Trip was good, but the bus was two hours late.
★★★★★ Sep 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really comfortable beds :)
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
simple, comfortable, on time. definitely take the lower berth on the fan train.
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 6, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★★ Sep 5, 2017 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 4, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm)

News

Chumphon to Koh Tao ferry services resume

Lomprayah ferries between Chumphon and the Gulf of Thailand island of Koh Tao have resumed service. A Lomprayah agent confirmed yesterday that the ferries were running again as the sea was a lot calmer than it had been on Tuesday. 

09 November 2017

Koh Phangan authorities call off full moon party for 5 October

Local government officials on the Thai island of Koh Phangan have ordered full moon party organisers to call off this month’s event. The chief of the island’s municipal council says the party is being cancelled out of respect for the forthcoming cremation of revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

02 October 2017

Thailand may extend free tourist visa promotion

In a bid to woo international visitors, Thailand has proposed the extension of a promotion giving free tourist visas. Under the current promotion effective from 1 December 2016 until 28 February 2017, single-entry tourist visas issued at Thai embassies and consulates worldwide are free of charge.

23 January 2017