Bangkok to Koh Tao @ train, ferry, bus, van, flight Jan 21, 2018

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

20:00
Khao San Songserm, Bangkok
09:45
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
13h 45m
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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

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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
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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
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Total duration
19h 30m
Bangkok - Suratthani - Koh Tao
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
07:10
Suratthani
11h 40m
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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
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Total duration
19h 30m

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

06:00
Phutthamonthon Lomprayah, Bangkok
17:45
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
11h 45m
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21:00
Phutthamonthon Lomprayah, Bangkok
08:45
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
11h 45m
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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
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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
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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 10kg
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
#DD7210
09:20
Don Mueang Airport
10:25
Suratthani Airport
1h 5m
Instant 15kg
Change stations. Walk - 3 min, 100 m (Next departure after 20 mins)
10:45
Suratthani Airport
18:30
Mae Haad (Koh Tao)
7h 45m
Instant Refund
Total duration
9h 10m
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

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 65,101 passengers traveled with us on this route

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Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
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★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Well organised with super comfy beds. A great alternative experience :)
★★★☆☆ Jan 16, 2018 (train #167.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Comfortable train but lights not switched off so difficult to sleep. Bring an eye mask!
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very helpful friendly staff, organized and comfortable accommodation.
★★★★☆ Jan 16, 2018 (ferry Sleeper Ferry, Jolly Travel Bangkok)
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2018 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Comfy, good service and helpful staff. We had a first class sleeper and was clean and secure. Would travel this way again!
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Lomprayah is the best! Everything was perfectly organized, almost like in Germany. I travelled several times with lomprayah now. From Bangkok to Koh Tao, from Koh Tao to Koh Phangan an from Koh Phangan to Koh Samui Airport. They always sell also combination tickets to a very good price. When you leave the ferry, or bus, there's always someome waiting for you to pick you up. It's save and clean. In the busses they eben have fresh washed blankets. Nobody would ever steal something. I would never choose another company if there's a choice! Lomprayah really surprised and convinced me.
★★★★★ Jan 15, 2018 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Jan 14, 2018 (train #83 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 14, 2018 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★★★☆ Jan 14, 2018 (train #171 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The Rapid Train 171 was a bit late.... 90 minutes...
★★★★☆ Jan 13, 2018 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 12, 2018 (train #39 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Too cold in the train
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
One of the better trains we’ve had in Thailand
★★★★☆ Jan 11, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A very easy trip. Second class sleeper is very cosy, train was on time and the 12 GoAsia booking team was all the awesome.
★★★★☆ Jan 11, 2018 (ferry Ferry, Songserm) :
Overall a great trip, everything was as we were told, the only negative thing we experienced was that the owner of the stop halfway was a real jeark, he shouted really loud and was very rude in his tone. Furthermore the other guests on the bus seemed like the didn’t care about how much space they were taking, and a lot of the passengers took 2 seats, putting them both down, This is not a negative thing about the trip, but just a reminder to our fellow travelers to stay kind.
★★★★☆ Jan 11, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 11, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The 12go office staff were extremely kind and helpful. They answered every question with ease with confidence and handed us our physical train tickets directly. And when I didn't print my itinerary for the ferry transfer portion of my trip to Koh Samui, they did not hesitate to print it for me. Thank you 12go office team!!! As for the 12 hour train from Hua Lamphong to Suratthani station, my sister and I were heavily pleased by the convenience of almost everything! Even though we got the 2nd class sleeper, things were smooth, clean, and organized. When it was getting late, the staff members helped change our seats into beds. Once we had that, both the upper and lower beds had curtains! There were also two small sinks and toilets at the back of the car for passengers. And beside our beds there were four electrical outlets of which we could use to charge our phones! The trains were clean, comfortable, and extremely convenient. As you can tell I had a very positive experience with 12go and will use them again on my next trip. Thank you for the excellent service!
★★★★★ Jan 10, 2018 (ferry Ferry, Songserm) :
Well organized and quite comfortable. To improve the time of arrival to the pier to avoid to wait 4 hrs the ferry...
★★★★★ Jan 9, 2018 (train #85.1 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 8, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
A relaxing and funny journey, I could even stretch my limbs on the bed (I am 182 cm), which I didn't expect! But: the air conditioning was set so cold that I had to put on my whole clothes on me! Thanks God, I didn't catch a cold that night, but I was damn near... Be prepared for that if you chose a conditioned wagon! And when I asked the attendant, if it was possible to reduce the AC intensity, he just gave me an extra blanket. Nice of him, though.
★★☆☆☆ Jan 8, 2018 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
- airco als een stofzuiger - 2,5u wachten bij de ferry in de nacht + prima beenruimte en dekentje
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Super relaxte nachttrein
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything went off very smoothly (much more than expected). Everybody was very helpful. Thanks for all your help and support!
★★★★☆ Jan 8, 2018 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★★★★ Jan 8, 2018 (train #169 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great company to deal with.
★★★★☆ Jan 8, 2018 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 7, 2018 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
My partner and myself booked first class tickets on the overnight train from Hua Lamphong to Surratthani and it was a pleasant ride. We managed to get some sleep and it nice to have our own private cabin on the train. To some people first class should include many things and I expect many to complain about first inclusions but my partner and myself were happy with everything. It's all about adaptation and gratitude instead of always looking for unnecessary luxuries. There is really only one issue and that would be the toilet. A lot of westerners over-exaggerated the toilets uncleanliness but it wasn't that bad at all. Sure it was smelly but it still worked and was somewhat clean and if it really smelt that bad just hold your breath and bring antiseptic hand wash and you'll be fine. Overall a pleasant ride and would do it again.
★★★★★ Jan 7, 2018 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★☆☆☆ Jan 7, 2018 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Old train. Light switch broken. Not possible to regulate the A/C. The train was delayed for over one hour, what made us lose the ferry we had next.
★★★★★ Jan 7, 2018 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 7, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Had a pretty good sleep on the train.
★★★★★ Jan 6, 2018 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12Go Asia's service was extremely good. From the online booking at support down to visiting their Thailand Office. Everything was fast, hassle-free and with good service. Love it.
★★★★☆ Jan 6, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Bed was alright, but the train is very noisy. Food was bad and we got served breakfast 5 minutes before we was at our end station.. but it did the job.
★★★☆☆ Jan 6, 2018 (train #83 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
We booked two first class overnight tickets. Train is quite old and rickety. We were supposed to be on an express train but it must have stopped ten times before actually leaving the city. We were told a meal would be included, but were charged when we ordered. BTW Hua Lamphing station is filthy!!
★★★★★ Jan 5, 2018 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★☆ Jan 5, 2018 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
Transport ok On time Everything like expected Seat in bus little old Need some renovation
★★★☆☆ Jan 5, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 4, 2018 (train #39 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Roaches and other bugs on train
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2018 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2018 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12Go is the best. Very reliable and perfect service.
★★★☆☆ Jan 3, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
No luggage storage available, we have seen rouchers and it would be nice to have the opportunity to chose dinner and breakfast time.
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2018 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The washroom size is too small on the train.
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2018 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
excellent-fast reliable service-very helpful-good English-thanks 12GO!
★★★☆☆ Jan 2, 2018 (train #39 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Really a hassle that they put up the airco that high....
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Superb service
★★★★☆ Jan 2, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 1, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 1, 2018 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything ran very smoothly. Train was on time. Bathrooms clean. Staff accomodating. Beds set up & taken down efficiently. Dinner food good (much better than anything found on a plane or train in U.S.). Everyone was quiet during sleeping hours - no loud or obnoxious partiers into the night.???? Downside - my reading light not working in upper berth & almost no storage space to accommodate luggage. ???? Pack lightly!
★★★☆☆ Dec 31, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
We left late from bkk. The speed boat was horrible. The bus was good but to wake up every body at 2.am was not necessary for me.
★★★★★ Dec 31, 2017 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It's awesome. Who are reading this comment should try it!!!
★★★★★ Dec 31, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★★ Dec 31, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia)
★★★★☆ Dec 31, 2017 (train #85.1 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12goasia gave us good service and the ticket pick up was easy and found good English speaking ppl there. Train was very nice and the staff too. Very comfortable Journey
★★★☆☆ Dec 30, 2017 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Booking easy. Train was comfortable except for the bathrooms. They were so foul. Recommend dehydrating yourself prior to boarding.
★★★★☆ Dec 30, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
all correct and good (AC too cold)
★★★★★ Dec 30, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★★★☆ Dec 30, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
I love 12Go because it's so hassle free. I've used their services for the second time this year. Just pick up your ticket and get on the train. Extremely helpful and fast to respond via email. All in all, it's like a reliable personal assistant who takes care of your transportation needs.
★★☆☆☆ Dec 29, 2017 (bus Economy, Paradive Travel) :
The bus was fine, but then we had to wait 4 hours in the midddle of the night for the ferry. The boat was horrible, puked my ass off
★★★★★ Dec 29, 2017 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We had booked 3 lower beds for the night train 8 weeks in advance. But when we arrived to collect the tickets we were told that only 2 were available. But the upper bed was also fine. The service was really good and collecting the tickets easy.
★★★★☆ Dec 29, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★☆☆☆ Dec 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Loudy backpackers...everything else was okay
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
All was very well organised and scheduled. It would have been perfect if the sea was calmed, but very rough sea. Don't eat anything 2 or 3 hours prior ferry traject and take some biodramines tablets right before boarding.
★★★★☆ Dec 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean, NO bedbugs. Staff could be a bit more friendly. Had a good time in the food carriage.
★★★☆☆ Dec 28, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Dec 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great for the price could not complain
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great ride, great people, great dinner
★★☆☆☆ Dec 28, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm) :
There was an accident off which a wheel comes.
★★★☆☆ Dec 28, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah) :
The bus was fine but the time at the ferrie was terrible, everyone was vomiting because of the shaking.
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good friendly service
★★★★☆ Dec 27, 2017 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The night train was good. Not luxurious, but ok. A long journey, but we could sleep most of the time. We prefer it to the bus. When arriving a bus waited to take us to the boat. Good. The boat was ok, but I recommend to sit as low as possible due to often heavy sea. You need to take something against seasickness before!
★★★★☆ Dec 27, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 26, 2017 (train #85.2 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Was slightly worried about safety of luggage but had nothing to worry about. Someone in duty all night plus storage areas below beds for cases. Paper bunk not recommended if you are 1.92m like me- get a lower one.
★★★★★ Dec 26, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
Professional, kind and quality service. Well done
★★★★☆ Dec 26, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Excellent driver. Bus clean. Could have announced which bus goes where in a clear way Could have announced how much time it will take to reach destination.
★★★☆☆ Dec 26, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 25, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
TOO cold condition
★★★★★ Dec 25, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air) :
Great airline. Left on time and arrived early. Nice staff.
★★★☆☆ Dec 25, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai AirAsia) :
The flight to Suratthani Airport, bus transfer to the pier, and the boat trip to Koh Samui were all fine with no problems with our booking for myself and three teenage children. However the transfer from the dock in Koh Samui to our accommodation was not so good. The driver did not know the address of our accommodation, even though I had sent the address details to 12Go a couple of days beforehand and received a confirmation email that the details would be sent through to the operator. I did not have the address on hand and no wi-fi to check it on my phone or laptop, however I'm sure the driver would have been able to do this. We were dropped off on the main road with vague directions on where to go which were completely wrong. We asked for directions from a local and started walking, with our 6 suitcases, however those directions were incorrect. Eventually we found a hotel who rang our acccommodation proprietor who came to pick us up. Please pass on these comments to the transfer operator, that even if our accommodation was not a main hotel, they still should have been able to find it.
★★★★☆ Dec 25, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Very good journey, left on time, arrived 50 mins late. Provided with drink and cake for breakfast and two dishes plus rice for lunch. Compartment kept clean and tidy during journey
★★★★★ Dec 25, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very helpful whenever I contacted the team.
★★★★☆ Dec 24, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Dec 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 24, 2017 (avia Economy, Thai Lion Air)
★★★★☆ Dec 24, 2017 (ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah)
★★★★☆ Dec 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Annoying dude was selling food and coffee all the time
★★★★★ Dec 24, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
My plane to Chumphon and I was in Myanmar, so it was very convenient to be able to purchase the ticket online. Great service, but pricey.
★★★★★ Dec 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Dec 23, 2017 (ferry Ferry, Songserm) :
We were re-routed on our way to the pier, was not told any information about doing so. Very confused and delayed we finally left the mainland to take a ferry to Koh Tao. The ferry made an additional two stops at different islands along the way, a totally different route than we had booked. Would have liked a general heads up about re-routing, even perhaps by email. Other than a mini bottle of water and a small snack on the initial overnight bus, we were given nothing else to eat or drink. Snacks and water were available for a very inflated rate, even had to pay to use the restroom while transferring. What should 13 hour trip turned 20 hour journey with lots of un-answered questions. Would not recommend Songserm
★★★☆☆ Dec 23, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 23, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)

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Adverse weather warning for Thai south

The Thai Meteorological Department says heavy rains and storms will batter Thailand’s southern provinces over the next few days. The alert said the storms would bring downpours, strong winds and choppy seas which are expected to be sporadic through until Friday.

28 November 2017

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