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Lomprayah ferry to Chumporn TRAIN station

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Lomprayah ferry to Chumporn TRAIN station

I have read a number of threads referring to a shuttle from the Chumporn pier to the train station but I can't find where to book this? On the Lomprayah website the only option is a ferry ticket to Chumporn pier.

I am buying my train tickets separately through Royal Exclusive/Asia Discovery but they only offer the Songserm ferry as a combination ticket and most people seem to suggest avoiding Songserm.

So if a book my ferry ticket with Lomprayah and my train ticket with Asia Discovery how do I get from the pier to the train station?

I know there must be a way I just can't seem to find it?

Thanks

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1. Re: Lomprayah ferry to Chumporn TRAIN station

Hi

Lomprayah provide the bus to the train station, you confirm at the pier before you depart. There was talk of being charged an additional cost to cover the transfer but I'm not sure if that's applicable or not at the moment.

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2. Re: Lomprayah ferry to Chumporn TRAIN station

Wow that's so fast!

Do you mean you confirm at Koh Tao pier before you depart on the ferry or at Chumphon pier?

Thanks :-)

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3. Re: Lomprayah ferry to Chumporn TRAIN station

You confirm at Koh Tao ferry pier, they allocate coloured stickers to you and once you get off at Chumphon you'll be shown which bus to get on. It's a good company and pretty organised so you shouldn't have any problems :-)

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4. Re: Lomprayah ferry to Chumporn TRAIN station

Thanks again - excellent information.

I also got an email back from Lomprayah several hours after your posts. They indicated that there was a 50 baht per person charge for the bus.

Only a few weeks until we are on Koh Tao - can't wait... :-)

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5. Re: Lomprayah ferry to Chumporn TRAIN station

Ahh so they have started charging. Thanks for the update. Hope you enjoy my favourite Thai island!!

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6. Re: Lomprayah ferry to Chumporn TRAIN station

Yes Lomprayah have started to charge for Chumphon Town to their pier. It's a bit annoying to have a new charge, but it's much cheaper than a taxi to cover the same distance.

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7. Re: Lomprayah ferry to Chumporn TRAIN station

Does the 50 baht charge still apply or has the price gone up?

Does the transfer bus go from the pier to the bus station or the train station or both? It looks like there is 9.3 Km from the train station (down town) to the bus station (out on the highway). Other than the lomphraya bus from the pier, are there any other regular transportation services around Chumphon and out to the airport? How much are taxi's and are they metered?

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9. Re: Lomprayah ferry to Chumporn TRAIN station

Ay_tim as far as we're aware its still just 50THB. Most people that book on Lomprayah tend to book joint tickets with bus to bangkok, hua hin et, or transfers to the train station/airport and so on. So for that 50THB you have a bus waiting for you to take you to where you need to be. There may well be taxi/minivan services available for private transfers, but I doubt there'll be any waiting at the pier - that's the kind of thing you'd need to book in advance. Any kind of self organised transfer would also work out considerably more expensive, so its undoubtedly cheaper and easier just to do the transfer with Lomprayah.

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10. Re: Lomprayah ferry to Chumporn TRAIN station

Thanks for the input. I guess I'll be using the Lomphrayah transit bus. It would be nice if the ferry & plane in Chumphon would coordinate together with the bus and Train. Here's what I found out from my research. Correct me if I'm wrong.

There are only 2 Nok Air flights from Chumphon to BKK in the middle of the week:

• 7:15 am – 8:20 am (731 bht)

• 8:40 pm – 9:50 pm (1721 bht)

There are only 4 ferry’s from Tao to Chumphon (excluding night/car ferry)

• 7:00-9:30 am (650 SeaTran)

• 7:00-8:45 am (600 Lomprayah)

• 7:00-10:00 am (450 songserm)

• 1:00-2:45 pm (600 Lomprayah)

To maximize the time we can spend on Ko Tao before heading back to Bkk, we decided to take the afternoon Lomprayah ferry to Chumphon then take the 9:22 pm sleeper train to Bkk just for the experience of riding a train. It's too bad that there's not a later ferry like 5:30-7:15 pm from Ko Tao to Chumphon so we could enjoy more of Ko Tao before jumping on the plane or the night train. I can't imagine spending all day on a bus from Chumphon to Bkk but I've never had a problem sleeping on a night train in Thailand. I guess if you can't sleep on a train then the bus may be a good option if you don't want to fly.

Good thing is that we'll have plenty of time to get dinner in Chumphon before our train departure. We should even have time after dinner to explore their night market if they have one. May not be everybody's 'cup of tea' but it should make for a fun evening for me. I love small towns and hanging out with locals! Does anybody know if Chumphon has a night market?

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