Chumphon to Koh Tao

Chumphon to Koh Tao

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Travel to Koh Tao

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Other Options

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Buses and Ferries

3h 45m

From ฿500
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Ferries and Vans

4h 15m

From ฿500

Chumphon to Koh Tao Schedule

Chumphon to Koh Tao Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Songserm Express 05:30 - 09:45฿ 500
Songserm Express 06:00 - 09:45฿ 500

Transportation from Chumphon to Koh Tao

  • Ferries
    ฿ 500
  • Trains are not avaliable
  • Buses are not avaliable
  • Flights are not avaliable
  • Taxis are not avaliable

Chumphon to Koh Tao Destination Reviews

KR
van Regional 14pax, Fame Tour (เฟมทัวร์), Jun 16, 2021
Really good support from 12Go and Fame Tour and Service. They were really friendly
CV
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 21, 2021
We were informed with a few hours notice that the trip was cancelled and found it difficult to reach you to support us on this case. Fortunately, the operator was kind enough to help us and we eventually succeeded in our travel plans.
PM
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Sep 4, 2020
We were on along holiday with lots to carry. I am 61 and have titanium screws in my shoulder. Carrying out bags down the long pier was almost impossible. Please provide trolleys an/or Porter service. Why not take the bags for stowing from passengers at the land end of the pier. Would save your around time time and be a such a beautiful experience did you passengers.
MO
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Mar 4, 2020
The trip went smoothly and we arrived on time. The air conditioning inside the ferry is too powerful. It’s freezing.
WY
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Mar 1, 2020
All worked well from pick up at hotel To ferry transfer , no problems Professional and competent Would use again
JG
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Feb 13, 2020
Ferry could be better maintained and staff must improve English! I did not understand much from long communication so I asked Australian guys but they couldn't help as their understanding was same as mine. Bumpy ride on waves made sick 80% of passengers :/
KH
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Feb 8, 2020
Very comfortable
FD
van Regional 14pax, Fame Tour (เฟมทัวร์), Jan 31, 2020
Very good! Comfortable and well organized
AK
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Jan 23, 2020
The ferry was fine, however we arrived around 10:30am while the schedule online said 9:45am arrival.
JZ
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Jan 19, 2020
Everything was fine exept for the fact that it took an 1.5 hours longer than advertised. I talked to a tour guide and he said this is the usual duration of the trip. I recommend you updated the trip duration as adverstised
OB
ferry ferry, KP Tripadvisor (บริษัท เคพี ทริปแอดไวเซอร์ แอนด์ เซอร์วิส จำกัด), Jan 15, 2020
Bought tickets online and we printed the confirmation/itinerary at the hotel. Had a WhatsApp message the night before our trip from someone at KP to ask us to collect tickets from the ticket office on the pier. On the day we were told to collect the tickets in line on the pier, which was simple enough. Journey and staff/crew were fine. Girls toilets weren't working but still being used - my partner said the boys were working fine. Journey took 15 to 30 minutes longer than planned.
RG
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 7, 2020
Fine trip
MK
ferry ferry, KP Tripadvisor (บริษัท เคพี ทริปแอดไวเซอร์ แอนด์ เซอร์วิส จำกัด), Jan 4, 2020
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CD
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 2, 2020
People of staff nice and organized Long wait at pier . Catamarã very good but air conditioner not strong .
SD
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Dec 1, 2019
Too cold inside, no sea sickness pills or sick bags, it went very slowly.
JS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Nov 19, 2019
Train was 30 late but other things all good
KN
ferry ferry, KP Tripadvisor (บริษัท เคพี ทริปแอดไวเซอร์ แอนด์ เซอร์วิส จำกัด), Nov 13, 2019
We had a bit problems cuz boat broke down, but man in the office in Chumphon was very helpful and great men. All thanks to him! Night boat was okay but too early arriving on the island 4am
IT
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Nov 12, 2019
Great experience !
RP
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Nov 6, 2019
Hello, Van and Catamaran were excellent, comfortable and with air cond. The only think I would like to suggest you is to be more clear with the timetable in the website as we follow the time (pick up 8:50 am) and we took the flight from Bangkok at 6:30 am. Then we waited 3-4 hours before the catamaran departure at 13:00. Next time we may take a later flight and arriving at the pier just in time for the departure. Anyway, all the rest was wonderful and staff very polite and helpful. Thanks
KC
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Oct 29, 2019
Excellent trip Thankyou
AS
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Oct 18, 2019
Taxi waited us infront of the airport, very kind driver, nice drive to the fair. Fast drive to the island. Everything good
MS
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Oct 17, 2019
Good service. Great breakfast at meeting point at train station. Too much air conditioning in the ferry, it was very cold.
JT
van Regional 14pax, Fame Tour (เฟมทัวร์), Oct 15, 2019
The staff were efficient, on time and very friendly. I would highly recommend them for completing the task seamlessly.
AJ
van Regional 14pax, Fame Tour (เฟมทัวร์), Oct 1, 2019
Very efficient service. The company basically picks you up at Chumphon airport and delivers you to Mae Haad pier on Koh Tao...
MV
van Regional 14pax, Axara Travel, Sep 20, 2019
Everything ran smoothly. Thank you.
MR
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Sep 4, 2019
Bought the ticket directly at the 12go.asia office in Bangkok. Ferry was on time and comfortable. However, the AC was way too cold for the rainy wheater. Bring a sweater and some dramamine.
AM
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Aug 26, 2019
We contracted a pack from Chumphon yo Koh Tao island which included to pick out us at the Chumpon AirPort at 10:00. But finally the bus arrived at 11:40. This long delay was due to the fact that the company decided to wait for the next flight which arrived at 11:30. On that manner they optimise their bus service which becomes full thanks to the flight coming from Bangkok at 08:25 and the one of 11:40. However, the people who wake up early to take the flight Bangkok Shumpon at 07:25 are penalised. 12go asia do not sell the pack of 10:00 if the Lomprayah boat company is not capable to assure the timeline.
CD
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Aug 24, 2019
Very good. Make it non smoke please.
KB
van Regional 14pax, Fame Tour (เฟมทัวร์), Aug 21, 2019
A child placed at the front of the van without seatbelt. ???? No way!
GV
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Aug 20, 2019
Well organised
HP
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Aug 17, 2019
Perfect organisation but put in your winter jacket in the bus because of the ac
KC
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Aug 12, 2019
Buiten de 70 minuten vertraging een heel aangename treinreis
NA
ferry Catamaran, KP Tripadvisor (บริษัท เคพี ทริปแอดไวเซอร์ แอนด์ เซอร์วิส จำกัด), Aug 11, 2019
The bus trip to the catamaran was arranged perfectly. However, the catamaran trip to the island itself was really crowded. It meant that, even though it rained, a lot of people had to sit outside on benches or on little stools.
HM
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Aug 9, 2019
I made a mistake by booking from the wrong place (chumphon in stead of surat tani), when I wanted to rebook it wasn’t possible because I was a few hours too late (instead of 96 hours before departure, as stated in the rules, 93 hours before . We lost our money as we had to buy new tickets from surat tani, this time via an operator. Not very lenient!
TF
ferry Catamaran, KP Tripadvisor (บริษัท เคพี ทริปแอดไวเซอร์ แอนด์ เซอร์วิส จำกัด), Aug 8, 2019
Only problem we had was there was no one to handle the luggage at the end of the trip. So when we docked 100 people rushed to a large pile of luggage. By the time we got to the pile we only had 1/2 our luggage. The other 1/2 was on the dock. I’m guessing someone picked up our bag and left it there. Other then was the ride was good, offered snacks, and the bathrooms were surprisingly clean.
DF
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Aug 5, 2019
Great service!
RH
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jul 24, 2019
Boat on time. Smooth crossing.
FP
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jul 21, 2019
When you land in chumphon just exit from the baggage claim and you will find a transfer to the pier. At the pier you have time to have lunch or breakfast.
HD
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jul 20, 2019
It was a very good trip !
PB
ferry High Speed Ferry, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Jul 13, 2019
All perfect
DM
van Regional 14pax, Fame Tour (เฟมทัวร์), Jul 12, 2019
I had booked for the wrong day (the following day) but the "Fame Tour " guy managed to change the date for us without extra charge. That was great! The journey was in good time and we stopped at a nice place for a break. All in all, it was quite good for the price, however, I must either warn passengers or congratulate the driver for his speed and his driving/piloting skills. I guess we are just not used to this driving style which looks like a constant game of chicken...scary at times. But we got there and on time, so thank you!
SD
ferry ferry, KP Tripadvisor (บริษัท เคพี ทริปแอดไวเซอร์ แอนด์ เซอร์วิส จำกัด), Jul 11, 2019
Perfect service. Pick up at the hotel by minivan, transfert to the pier, easy checkin. Ferry crossing took Some more time although legt the harbour at plannen time but crossing was fine, Seats and security all ok
MA
ferry Catamaran, KP Tripadvisor (บริษัท เคพี ทริปแอดไวเซอร์ แอนด์ เซอร์วิส จำกัด), Jul 2, 2019
Bus journey was fine, not too long. Bus was pretty worn out but we got there in one piece. Catamaran journey was ok too. Earplugs are a good idea as it is loud, as you'd expect. Noise cancelling headphones plus music helped me sleep.
CM
van Regional 14pax, Fame Tour (เฟมทัวร์), Jun 14, 2019
The service is good pick up point is covenant, the car is clean, the driver
JF
van Regional 14pax, Fame Tour (เฟมทัวร์), Jun 9, 2019
Everything went smoothly!
IA
ferry Sleeper Ferry, KP Tripadvisor (บริษัท เคพี ทริปแอดไวเซอร์ แอนด์ เซอร์วิส จำกัด), Apr 26, 2019
Quando siamo arrivati con un van alla stazione di Chumphon ci aspettava la receptionista per il ferry ( l'autista l'aveva chiamata per prevenirla dal nostro arrivo).Ci hanno portato al pier, il ferry è un pochino vecchio , un po rumoroso ma i letti eranno confortevole con lenzuole puliti e aria condizionata. Bellissimo viaggio, partenza alle 22 e 30 arrivo alla 5 di mattina a koh tao.....da fare per chi vuole fare un traversata economica (10euro) e non si aspetta la cabine di lusso
AD
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 23, 2019
Easy check in, good and fast minivan to pier.
PA
Bus Express, Songserm (ส่งเสริม), Apr 21, 2019
Good boat. Has cell coverage all the way. I think it has repeater of AIS signal ????????
FM
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 22, 2019
Pleasant boattrip to Ko Tao on time.
VR
ferry Sleeper Ferry, KP Tripadvisor (บริษัท เคพี ทริปแอดไวเซอร์ แอนด์ เซอร์วิส จำกัด), Mar 13, 2019
Nasty toilets, loud and the way to our boat level was quite dangerous as construction material blocked the way and we were expected to climb over it.
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How to get from Chumphon to Koh Tao

When you want to get from Chumphon to Koh Tao, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Ferry
  • Van

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Ferry. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus+ferry ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A ferry+van ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about THB 900. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a ferry as a ferry ticket costs as low as THB 500.

How far is Chumphon from Koh Tao?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Chumphon to Koh Tao. Your trip will be a total of 56 miles (89 km). The flying distance is 43 miles (69 km).

How long does it take to get from Chumphon to Koh Tao?

The travel time from Chumphon to Koh Tao can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 3 to 11 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Chumphon to Koh Tao?

The cost of the trip from Chumphon to Koh Tao varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Songserm (ส่งเสริม): travelling by ferry expect to pay as low as THB 500 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a ferry+van - a one-way ferry+van ticket can cost as much as THB 900.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Chumphon to Koh Tao:

  • Bus+ferry price: THB 500 - THB 900. From Chumphon to Koh Tao starting from 05:00 Mae Haad Koh Tao until 19:00 Mae Haad Koh Tao
  • Ferry tickets - THB 500 to THB 500.
  • ferry+van price: THB 500 - THB 900. From Chumphon to Koh Tao starting from 05:30 Mae Haad Koh Tao until 20:00 Mae Haad Koh Tao
  • van+ferry price: THB 520 - THB 540. From Chumphon to Koh Tao starting from 20:00 Chumphon Train Station until 21:00 Axara Tour office

How many trips per day are there between Chumphon and Koh Tao?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • 2 by van+ferry from Chumphon to Koh Tao starting from 20:00 Chumphon Train Station until 21:00 Axara Tour office
  • 1 by Bus+ferry from Chumphon to Koh Tao starting from 05:00 Mae Haad Koh Tao until 19:00 Mae Haad Koh Tao
  • Ferries leave from Chumphon for Koh Tao 1 times a day.
  • 1 by ferry+van from Chumphon to Koh Tao starting from 05:30 Mae Haad Koh Tao until 20:00 Mae Haad Koh Tao

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Ferries

Travelling by ferry is one of the most scenic ways to get from Chumphon to Koh Tao as it combines transportation and sightseeing to some extent.

However, with these upsides in mind, you should still understand ferry travel is not for everyone. If you’re prone to seasickness it may be an unpleasant experience. As a rule, a ferry journey isn’t the cheapest way to travel During the high season ferry tickets might be hard to get, so you should always book in advance when possible.

Things to remember: ferry rides are dependent on weather conditions.

The most popular transport from Chumphon to Koh Tao

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Chumphon to Koh Tao? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 32% chosen Bus+ferry
  • 32% chosen ferry+van
  • 29% chosen van+ferry
  • 7% users voted for a ferry ticket.