By ferry it takes between 2 hours 15 minutes and 10 hours 30 to travel from Koh Tao to Chumphon depending upon which ferry service you take.
Ferry Timetable from Koh Tao to Chumphon
- Click on the Koh Tao – Chumphon link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Koh Tao - Chumphon ฿ 600–750 1h 30m – 8h
Location of Koh Tao Ferry Pier
Ferry services to Chumphon depart from Mae Haad Pier in Koh Tao.
Location of Arrival Point in Chumphon
Ferry operators provide a bus service which takes passengers from the ferry pier to either Chumphon Airport or Chumphon Railway Station, which is in the centre of Chumphon Town.
Chumphon has very little in the way of tourist attractions, and very few tourists go there except on the way to and from Koh Tao. Chumphon is a medium sized Southern Thai town located in the centre of a part of Thailand where the main industries are agriculture, fishing and a limited amount of tourism.
The streets in the centre of the city are often full of people selling fruit and vegetables grown locally often for sale from the back of a pick up truck. In the day time the town is very lively, although by the middle of the evening the town is very quiet with few bars or restaurants open beyond 20:00 most nights except for important festivals.
If you do end staying a night in Chumphon then here are our recommendations:
- Stay at the Euro Boutique Hotel which is in the centre of Chumphon and costs around 600 THB per night. It’s the closest thing to a Western style hotel you will find in the city centre.
- Eat at the night market which set up every evening on the top end of the Krum Luang Road near to Chumphon Railway Station. These inexpensive food stalls sell very authentic Southern Thai cuisine, which is hard to find anywhere in Thailand. There is a very wide variety of unusual dishes for sale prepared according to traditional (very spicy) recipes.
- Go for a drink in the evening at the Fame Tour Cafe at 188/20-21 Saladang Road. The Fame Tour Cafe is the best known hang out for foreign visitors in Chumphon city centre.