Chan Tour

Chan Tour
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98.8% of 657 travelers were presumably happy with Chan Tour as they left good or no review


Chan Tour VIP outside
Chan Tour

Company Information

Based in both Pattaya and Bangkok, Chan Tour services the north east of Thailand and connects the region with the hugely popular tourist city of Pattaya.

Routes served by Chan Tour

Bangkok–Khon Kaen

There are 22 daily departures from Bangkok to Khon Kaen, with buses between 05.45 and 22.00. Tickets are available for THB400 and the journey usually lasts between seven and eight hours, with 11 services every day heading from Khon Kaen to the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. Buses depart Khon Kaen from 00.45 until 21.30 each day, with a journey time of around eight hours.

Pattaya–Khon Kaen

From Khon Kaen it is also possible to visit the beach resorts around Pattaya, with two buses each day heading to the coast. Departures leave for Pattaya at 10.00 and 21.30 each day, scheduled to arrive in the popular tourist city at 19.30 and 07.00 respectively. The duration of this trip is usually between nine and ten hours and tickets are priced at around THB585.

Bangkok–Nong Khai

From Bangkok you can visit Nong Khai, the gateway to Laos and its capital Vientiane. There are six daily departures from Bangkok each day, between 07.00 and 21.45, making the 11 hour journey. Tickets cost around THB540 and is one of the cheapest options for any travellers looking to visit Laos.

Pros

Chan Tour is a popular operator with visitors as there is a good choice of departure times on most of the routes on offer. This is especially the case on the Bangkok to Khon Kaen route, where there are 22 buses each day, with an excellent choice of departure times whether you want to travel overnight or throughout the day to arrive in Khon Kaen for lunchtime or early evening.

The Bangkok – Nong Khai route is useful for anyone wishing to visit Vientiane in Laos. It is possible to travel overnight from Bangkok and arrive at the border with Laos for lunchtime the following day, which is perfect for those looking to pass through immigration and cross the border.

Cons

The range of routes on offer when travelling with Chan Tour is fairly limited and could be improved.

It may come as a surprise that the Bangkok to Pattaya route is not offered by Chan Tour, as this is one of the most popular routes for visitors to Thailand. Also, it would be useful for travellers to visit Nong Khai directly from Pattaya as this is one of the major entry points into Laos. For those with limited time remaining on their visas, it can be inconvenient to travel back to Bangkok from Pattaya with Chan Tour as you will then have an 11 hour journey from the capital to Nong Khai, far from ideal for anyone who is on a tight schedule.

Keep in mind

Anyone catching one of the earliest departures from Bangkok to Nong Khai may find it a struggle to cross the border in the same day, as the border will close in the early evening. It is quite likely that you will have to stay overnight in Nong Khai and cross into Laos the following morning.

Travellers reviews

Visitors opt for Chan Tour mainly for the relatively low cost of tickets, especially on the Bangkok – Nong Khai route. Although it is far quicker to fly from Bangkok to Vientiane, you will not be able to make this trip for anywhere near the price of THB545 offered by Chan Tour.

The major issue travellers have with Chan Tour is the relatively limited range of routes on offer and there are other operators around the country that can boast a wider ranging network that will be more convenient for those travelling around Thailand.


January 2.7

December 2.7

November 3.0



January 2018

Devin, Jan 8, 2018 - Bathroom terrible
Ksavier, Jan 8, 2018 - Fantastically luxurious experience. The seats are very comfortable and recline almost into a lying position, there's a pillow attached to them, the crew is nice, they provide a blanket, some food and water. Every seat has a screen attached to it. The bus was a little late, but this is Thailand. One of the nicest trips I've done.
Maciek, Jan 2, 2018 - I will never use Chan Tour or 12go Asia services again. 12go Asia sold us 3 tickets with seat numbers, we paid ont he website and got tickets from Chan Tour counter in Khon Kaen however 10 minutes before the schedule the staff came to us saying that someone else has these seats, they had system error between 12go Asia and Chantur and sold some double booked seats. As the bus was full we had to wait more than 3 hours for the next one, nobody offered us even a bottle of water during that time.
Kjell, Jan 2, 2018 - It was very hard to find tickets to Bangkok because of the new year, everywhere we tried told us that it was fully booked. Then I found 12go.asia on internet and found a two tickets very happy to have used the internet site and will use it again.
Ove, Jan 1, 2018 - Buss delayed half an hour, only information in Thai at the busstation, very helpful staff, got on the right bus, traffic horrible in Bangkok, 2 extra hours to get out, highway closed, 3 extra hours, detour, the delay is not chan tours fault, I got to khon kaen, in an old but comfortable buss, I will go by buss again ,

December 2017

Soklim, Dec 31, 2017 - Bad service and car condition that i never travel as compare other company.
Giorgio, Dec 29, 2017 - Bus was a bit old but very confortable seats. The route and pilot very safe and professiobal. The snacks they provide is crap, but this doesnt mean to me. The only annoying thing is that air conditioning was at max for all the trip and inside the bus was unnecessarely cold (if freezing) so please bring some warm clothes.
Waritsara, Dec 28, 2017 - Instead of taking 7 hours to arrive to destination, it took 10.30 hours
Goh, Dec 28, 2017 - 12 hrs journey but no break for late supper.Driver excellent.
Sophie, Dec 11, 2017 - Stars are for the very comfortable seats and working wifi. Unfortunately sat on aisle seat so no air con above or reached me which made a very hot 10 hour journey. Also the same for the plug sockets. Bus would make random stops without explanation. I got off to use toilet and bus left without checking that I'd returned! Had to call driver and have him return.

November 2017

Filip, Nov 21, 2017 - Very comfortable seats reclined to an almost full flat position what allowed a nice sleep during a 12 hours ride. No wifi service available as opposed to the descirption.

August 2017

Sureerat, Aug 12, 2017 - พนักงานยังใช้ระบบไม่ชำนาญ

Chan Tour


Schedule Chan Tour


19:30, 20:30;
05:45, 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 13:15, 14:15, 15:00, 16:15, 17:15, 18:30, 19:30, 19:45, 20:30, 20:45, 21:00, 21:15, 21:45, 22:00;
07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 19:30, 20:30, 20:45, 21:45;
17:15;
00:45, 07:45, 08:45, 09:45, 10:00, 10:30, 12:45, 16:30, 18:00, 19:30, 19:40, 20:40, 21:00, 21:30;
10:00, 21:30;
0.0 Loei - Rayong
17:00, 19:00;
08:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:15, 19:00;
10:45, 19:20, 19:30, 19:35, 20:15, 20:30, 21:15;

Stations Chan Tour

Khon Kaen Chan Tour, Pattaya, Kalasin, Rayohng, Loei, Bangkok Chan Tour, Chiang Yun, Kra Nuan, Nayoong, Bueng Gaan, Sang Khom Chan Tour, Suwannakhuha, Srang Khom, Don Tan, Nong Khai, Nong Bua Lamphu