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Hua Hin to Ko Tao-Lomprhay Tour or self organised?

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Hua Hin to Ko Tao-Lomprhay Tour or self organised?

Hi Guys,

we want to go to Ko Tao from Hua Hin. We know there's the Lomprahy Ticket for Bus and Boat for 1000 Baht- 600 for the boat, 400 for the bus p.p..

We already did some public bus trips and feel that the price for the bus ride is quite high.

There is a public bus from Bangkok that stops in Hua Hin and goes to Chumpong, but we don't know where it stops here- we asked at the Clock tower, they said no, and we were at the Market Center, but we saw no bus station there.

Plan is to catch the boat at 1pm.

Can we take this bus, or is it not reliable enough?

Does it make sense to use the publich bus to Chumpong? Are there other boats to Ko Tao that can be recommend?

Or is the bus & boat ticket the best option?

We are in a hotel near the clock tower.

So thanks for help!

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1. Re: Hua Hin to Ko Tao-Lomprhay Tour or self organised?

Hi,

You could consider the rail/ferry option:

http://www.seat61.com/Thailand.htm#Koh Tao

There may be a night ferry departing somewhere on the mainland for Koh Tao. Perhaps you could ask this on the Koh Tao forum.

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2. Re: Hua Hin to Ko Tao-Lomprhay Tour or self organised?

Hi

Personally I'd take the Lomprayah. It covers the whole journey so you don't have to worry about missing the catamaran due to the bus being late.

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3. Re: Hua Hin to Ko Tao-Lomprhay Tour or self organised?

Just take the Lomprayah service, not worth all th trouble, anyway if you take a normal bus that takes you into Chumphon town and that is quite a long way from the ferry pier, by the time you find transport to get you to the pier you have wasted time and money.

Buses to Chumphon go to Chumphon Town, different location to the pier for the ferry

Lomprayah is certainly the best way to to this trip because that takes you all-inlcusive to the pier and then the ferry

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4. Re: Hua Hin to Ko Tao-Lomprhay Tour or self organised?

I'd say pay the extra and take Lomprayah and then you know you won't miss the ferry as they are all the same company, so the boat waits for the bus to arrive.

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5. Re: Hua Hin to Ko Tao-Lomprhay Tour or self organised?

Jason - in the end even if you could find a bus early to Chumphon town you would have to pay to get to the pier, on my calculations it would easily work out more expensive doing at that way compared with Lomprayah. and very inconvenient etc

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6. Re: Hua Hin to Ko Tao-Lomprhay Tour or self organised?

So thanks guys,as you reccomed we took the Lomprayah,

and it worked out very well.

Monica is right, there's neither a bus nor a train leaving Hua Hin at a reasonable time to make the 1 pm ferry.

Even the pier is in the middle of nowhere, so even if you get to Chumphon bus or train station, you'll need a taxi you get's you there- and you can bet that will be expensive.

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