ChokeAnan Tour

Company Information

Established in 1966, ChokeAnan Tour is one of the most well-established operators in the country boasting 50 years of experience. The operator connects Bangkok with the provinces in the south of the country.

Routes served by ChokeAnan Tour

Bangkok–Rayong

There are three departures each day between Bangkok and Ranong, leaving the capital at 09.00, 20.20 and 21.00 and due to arrive in Ranong at 19.00, 06.20 and 07.00 respectively. This 10 hour trip costs THB480 for the day services and THB 540 for the overnight buses that will terminate in Ranong early the following morning.

There are also six departures from Ranong back to Bangkok per day between 07.30 and 20.20. This journey takes the same amount of time with tickets available from as little as THB403.

Bangkok–Suratthani

From Bangkok you can also choose ChokeAnan Tour to visit Suratthani, with two departures each day leaving at 09.15 and 20.20. These services are scheduled to arrive into Suratthani at 20.15 and 06.20 the following morning respectively.

There are also three services each day from Suratthani to Bangkok (departing at 09.15, 19.15 and 19.30) which are scheduled to last around 10 hours for each service and tickets available for THB530 each way.

Pros

There is a good range of options of vehicles that passengers can choose from to suit a range of budgets.

The standard of all the buses used on routes is generally high so the biggest decision will be to do with the price as well as choosing a departure time which will suit your schedule.

ChokeAnan Tour offers good flexibility when choosing a service to fit into your itinerary as both day and overnight buses are available so there should be an option that suits.

ChokeAnan Tour is one of the most well-established operators along these routes with a huge amount of experience which has helped the company build a strong reputation over the years. As a result, the operator is popular with tourists and locals and remains a reliable option.

The service connecting Bangkok and Suratthani is a popular route as it is very easy to visit some of the country’s most beautiful islands by ferry from Suratthani, including Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao.

Cons

Although ChokeAnan Tour offers services to Suratthani, passengers have to arrange their own transport from Suratthani to destinations such as Koh Samui. It would be helpful if this operator offered package tickets that included the ferry to the island of your choice, this is an option with other transport providers on this route and ensures that your trip is hassle-free and easier to plan. It can be a pain having to research information about the ferry to the islands and then purchase tickets in advance. Also, this means that you will have to arrange your own transport from the bus station to the ferry port.

Keep in mind

On all of these routes there is a wide range of vehicles operating, with a choice between express or VIP buses (with an option of 24, 32 or 35 seat coaches).

Travellers Reviews

With 50 years of experience on these routes, ChokeAnan Tour is one of the most popular and reliable operators in the country. Passengers are pleased with the comfort of all the vehicles on these routes as well as the flexibility from the timetable of services, with the option of overnight or daytime buses that should suit your schedule.

The biggest issue that some travellers have with the operator is the fact that package tickets to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao are not available, so tickets have to be purchased separately which can cost more money and requires more planning!

Buy ChokeAnan Tour Tickets

Bus Express L
09:00, 20:20
Bus VIP 32
21:00
Bus VIP24 24
21:00
Bus Express L
09:15, 20:20
Bus VIP 32
20:20
Bus VIP24 24
20:20
Bus Express L
08:00, 20:00
Bus VIP 32
20:00
Bus VIP24 24
20:00
Bus Express L
09:15, 19:15
Bus VIP 32
19:30
Bus VIP24 24
19:30

ChokeAnan Tour Company Reviews

4.0
91 / 1,901
5 37
4 32
3 12
2 2
1 8
99.5% of 1,901 travelers were presumably happy with ChokeAnan Tour as they left good or no review

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Apr 29, 2018
bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★★
Very spacious and good Service .. Thank you
Mar 28, 2018
bus VIP24, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★☆☆
The seats were extremely comfortable and the bus arrived early to Bangkok. However, there was supposed to be a meal in the middle of the trip, this did not happen.
Mar 10, 2018
bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★☆☆
Too many stops to pick up
Feb 25, 2018
bus VIP24, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★★
Convenient bus and good service
Feb 25, 2018
bus VIP24, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★☆
Far,far from old city. Typic asian information system.
Feb 15, 2018
bus VIP24, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★☆
the seat was not to confortable .... anyway good trip!
Feb 10, 2018
bus VIP, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★★
comfortable ride, right on time, even took us to Morchit (northern bus terminal)
Feb 6, 2018
bus VIP24, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★☆☆
The bus is ok , but rather rocking. The steward was absolutely NOT smiling and do not give us any information.
Feb 3, 2018
bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★★
This was a ride of a lifetime! The bus was very spacious and 70% empty. Though bus driver or stewardess could not speak well English, they were nice and smiling. We stopped after 3 hours for a good lunch in Thai restaurant, bus had own WC and AC. They also gave us free water, cake and coffee. Nothing to complain about. We arrived 30 min prior to scheduled time. I enjoyed the trip!
Feb 3, 2018
bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★☆☆
A little bit noisy as for every stop they shout the name of the city even if in the middle of the night. Smell of toilet in the bus all along the ride. Seats are confortable.
Feb 2, 2018
bus VIP24, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★★
Good safety trip, comfortable seats.
Jan 29, 2018
bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★★
Great dinner and very comfortable ride. Wish that the bus wasn't 90 minutes early though
Jan 28, 2018
bus VIP24, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★★
Luxus bus. Nice stewardesse, but the meal was not for europerian people
Jan 28, 2018
bus VIP, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★★
Greet trip, good service and lovely stuff in Ranong
Jan 20, 2018
bus VIP24, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★☆
quite comfortably and a good way to save a night in bangkok.
Jan 19, 2018
bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★★
Everything worked great. Good and friendly service in the bus. And the bus was really good.
Jan 17, 2018
bus VIP24, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★★
It was OK, a comfortable trip. Free little meal on restaurant. Water and snacks at the beginning.
Jan 17, 2018
bus VIP24, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★☆☆
Staffan did not speak English, No meal as promised only Coffee and sweets. The bus arrived much earlier that that create some trubbel
Jan 17, 2018
bus VIP24, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★☆
Spacious clean and comfortabel.
Jan 12, 2018
bus VIP, ChokeAnan Tour
★☆☆☆☆
Airco was way to cold. Staff could barely speak English. We were supposed to get a dinner at a stop halfway down the trip. When I got out the bus for that, the staff was already gone and all information was only in Thai. So I got nothing to eat. Also the ride wasn't on schedule. We arrived 2 hours earlier then scheduled, causing me to have a stopover for 5 hours. Their is nothing to do in surrathani this early in the morning.
Jan 10, 2018
bus VIP24, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★☆☆
Staff didn’t speak a word of English. No free meal, the reading lights didn’t work. Comfortable seats though. Bus arrived 90 min earlier & made many ranfom stops on the way.
Jan 4, 2018
bus VIP, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★☆
Ok on bus but organisation or lack of was awful at Ranong
Jan 2, 2018
bus VIP24, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★☆
good bus. good shocks. fast time. good touches like water and snacks . chair folded way down, but at 5.9 feet it was awkward. legs too long, neck too long. couldnt get comfortable. slept better on planes.maybe ill keep chair more upright on return journey. my shorter asian friend was comfortable.
Dec 28, 2017
bus VIP, ChokeAnan Tour
★☆☆☆☆
The bus stopped just outside of Bangkok, after it was replaced with a lower quality bus we arrived at Surat Thani 5 hours late. We missed our connecting bus and boat to Phangan and are now stuck in the bus terminal. We have lost a whole day of our holiday and are spending a while day sat waiting, we are not happy at all
Dec 23, 2017
bus VIP24, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★☆
Good and safe trip????????
Nov 29, 2017
bus VIP24, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★★
Everything OK
Nov 20, 2017
bus VIP24, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★☆
Great experience, only improvements I would say is English movies that speak English, foot rest on back of chair for people with longer legs, (the one on the bottom of chair was to high, not comfortable) and WiFi would be amazing, but ok without. Everyone very helpful. Thanks
Oct 10, 2017
bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★☆
Good internet at the bus terminal.
Oct 9, 2017
bus VIP24, ChokeAnan Tour
★★★★☆
Fast & comfortable. Arrival in Bangkok at 4.20 am.

ChokeAnan Tour Stations

Southern Terminal Suratthani Suratthani