I know this has been asked before, and I have scoured the forums and internet for answers, but nothing seems to accurately answer my specific question as far as I have found.
Some context: We will be leaving Koh Tao January 4th and our flight home from Bangkok is on January 5th at 8AM.
We are scheduled to take a flight from Chumphon Airport to Don Mueang (Bangkok) Airport at 19:20 on January 4th.
My question is this: what is the best way to ensure maximum time on Koh Tao on the 4th but giving us enough time to get to Chumphon airport in time for our flight? Not only which ferry time, but also what mode of transportation from the pier to the airport?
The guesthouse at which we are staying on Koh Tao said they don't know if we will make our flight if we take the Lomprayah ferry that arrives Chumphon Pier at 16:30. Alternatively, the Lomprayah online customer service woman I chatted with said we should have no problem taking that ferry and then getting to the airport on time. I guess I'm particularly confused and unsure because of the language barrier I have experienced with both parties... While it would provide us peace of mind, we'd rather not take the earlier Lomprayah and spend all day in Chumphon if it's not necessary. That being said, this is not my first time traveling in SE Asia, and I am familiar with the likelihood of breakdowns and delays. I obviously prefer to avoid the possibility that the ferry is late and we miss our flight...
I'd love to hear what experienced people might suggest!
Many thanks!Edited: 13 November 2013, 23:54