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You need to be holding the original printed train ticket to board any train, “E- tickets” for the Thai train system do not currently exist
Train tickets can be booked up to a maximum of 30 days prior to your exact train travelling date.
We have 4 options available if you wish to book train & ferry joint tickets with Island Travel:
If you are on Koh Tao simply collect your tickets from our office.
If you are travelling through Bangkok we can courier your tickets to our Bangkok office for you to collect your tickets from there, allow minimum 48 hours before your travel date for us to do this, service charge 200 baht.
We can post your tickets to your hotel in Thailand, allow 5 days minimum for this service charge, 250 baht.
We can post your tickets worldwide to your home address in your country prior to your arrival in Thailand, allow minimum 20 days for this service cost is 300 baht (depends upon your location).
When you complete your booking request for train tickets please fill in the commment box to say how you wish to receive your tickets.
Can I take one of the later night trains from Bangkok that departs around 22:30?
No, not if you want to be sure to connect with the first Lomprayah at 07:30 to Koh Tao as the transfer bus to the pier is leaving from Chumpon train station at around 05:30.
I see from the train timetable that there is a train from Chumpon at 12:46 (just after noon) going to Bangkok. Is it possible to take the 10:15 Lomprayah from Koh Tao with transfer to make this train?
Not really, it’s a risky booking. You would need a private taxi waiting at the pier in Chumpon and even with the taxi plan in place if the ferry runs a bit late you miss the train and consequently lose your money.
Is there luggage storage at Chumpon & Bangkok (Hua Lamphong) Train Stations?
Yes there are secure & cheap luggage storage facilities available there.