How to get to Koh Tao from Bangkok

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How to get to Koh Tao from Bangkok

Our return tickets from Bangkok to Koh Tao were booked with a travel agency.

We left Hua Lamphong train station in Bangkok at 6:30pm. I don’t know how, but we booked seats without air conditioning, so we really felt the heat (and that was just at 25 degrees …). Anyway we survived and slept peacefully in our little bed.

Our train taking us from Bangkok to the port from where we were departing to Koh Tao

Our train, converted into beds, taking us from Bangkok to the port from where we were departing to Koh Tao

Family Travel Secret
The price difference between a train bed with air conditioning and one without is minimal, but the trip can be a lot more pleasant with it.

When we arrived at Chumphon we had to wait about two hours, but in the meantime the agency opens its doors at the station at 4am and you have to sign up on their list to be able to board the bus.

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At 5:40am there was a huge line of people … Where they came from we have no idea, but they were all there waiting for the bus, so I guess that in high season arriving on time may mean the difference between getting on one bus or the next.

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On the way we saw a beautiful red sunrise, although the windows on the bus weren’t particularly clean, so we’ll let you enjoy that for yourself when you go 🙂 (you’ll see the sunrise most clearly from the left side of the bus).

We arrived at Lomprayah Pier and we confirmed our tickets at the counter while enjoying a beautiful beach scene. Even the dogs enjoy that special time in the morning 🙂

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At 7:30am the high-speed catamaran headed off to the island of Koh Tao.

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Family Travel Secret
Koh Tao and Koh Samui are very well known destinations among backpackers and young people who go there to party and enjoy the beaches. Opportunities for fun and entertainment abound on these islands, and in particular the Full Moon Party is enormously popular. Too bad we came with our son ... 🙂 🙂

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The return was almost the same, except that we left the island at 2:45 pm and caught the train at 8:30 pm.

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Koh Tao is an interesting, relaxing and dynamic destination – perfect for adventuring in the Gulf of Thailand for a few days (or maybe a week, if you have time 🙂 ).

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Important facts:
The train arrived in Chumphon at around 3:40am (a 8 hours journey); The bus to Lomprayah Pier left at 6 am (a 30 minute journey); The catamaran left at 7:30 and arrived on the island at 8:40 am.

Ruth

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