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!

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Bangkok - Ranong
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Bus Express L
09:00, 20:20, 21:00
Bus VIP 24 24
21:00
Bus VIP 32
21:00
Bangkok - Surat Thani
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Bus Express L
09:15, 20:20
Bus VIP 24 24
20:20
Bus VIP 32
20:20
Ranong - Bangkok
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Bus Express L
08:00, 20:00
Bus VIP 24 24
20:00
Bus VIP 32
20:00
Surat Thani - Bangkok
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Bus Express L
09:15, 19:15, 20:00
Bus VIP 24 24
19:30
Bus VIP 32
19:30

ChokeAnan Tour Company Reviews

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218 customer reviews
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99.6% of 4,964 travelers were presumably happy with ChokeAnan Tour as they left good or no review
MH
3
Bus VIP 24, ChokeAnan Tour, Nov 13, 2019
The seat in front of me was broken and it went back so far that it actually touched my legs on my seat. It was very uncomfortable and I was the last row on the bus and the last row seat does not go all the way back. The lock on the bathroom door did not work and someone got trapped in there for about 20 minutes
PB
3
Bus VIP 24, ChokeAnan Tour, Nov 6, 2019
The good: easy to collect ticket, bus left on time, arrived early, good driving. The bad: we were given the seats at the back of the bus, which did not recline fully because of the back wall. The seats were also broken so the leg rest did not work and they were over the engine so it was uncomfortably hot and noisy. There were 7 stops along the way and the lights came up for all of them making getting any sleep difficult. attendant was surly and unpleasant.no mid point meal provided but we were given a package snack, juice box and a small water at the beginning.
SR
5
Bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour, Aug 27, 2019
Perfect trip. Wel cared. Clean and time to walk and eat. The chairs were fine and the temperature was nice with the blanket and sweater.
DP
4
Bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour, Jul 22, 2019
Beware: When we arrived at the bus terminal in Bangkok a lady that wanted us to take a cart for our luggage was quite aggressive. She insisted us to take two carts even though our luggage fit in one. I almost got in a fight with her. She asked 200 baht for the cart, which is insane compared to what you pay for a taxi there. Anyway she pushes the cart and shows you the way, which is nice. Because the terminal is quite big (like an airport) you have to go up and through the whole terminal. The bus trip was great and fast for a bus. Only one real stop for a Thai lunch, which is included in the price. We traveled with three kids and they had a blast. We sat upstairs right at the window. Comfi bus and seats.
JM
5
Bus VIP 24, ChokeAnan Tour, Jul 21, 2019
So much space and comfortable seats so was able to sleep. If you in are in Ranong town head to the choke anan office as the bus starts here and could save you money/time in trying to get to the main bus station
MH
4
Bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour, Jun 1, 2019
Comfortable but a bit too cold and the lights went on sometimes. I recommend bringing a sleeping mask :)
SN
3
Bus VIP, ChokeAnan Tour, May 9, 2019
Super cold for air-com And seat uncomfortable but its ok
AW
5
Bus VIP 24, ChokeAnan Tour, Apr 13, 2019
The bus was late but that's no problem. Anyway we arrived earlier in Bangkok. The bus is really comfortable with a clean blanket and pillow. The AC was working well. If you freeze fast, take long clothes with you. You get a water and a small snack. Also you can charge your phone!
PS
3
Bus VIP, ChokeAnan Tour, Apr 4, 2019
Can't really sleep in the Seats and staff doesn't speak english. Also way to cold in the bus. Had plenty of leg space though
FC
4
Bus VIP 24, ChokeAnan Tour, Apr 2, 2019
We bought a bus leaving at 20h but when we arrived at the bus station they printed a 20:20 ticket for us. The bus is confortable but a 1,87m person like myself cannot stretch totally as the feet support is short. It stops SEVERAL times along the way, which was quite annoying. Good snacks, clean blanket and pillow, nice A/C temperature. Arrival in Bangkok was punctual. No Wi-fi in the bus. Overall It was a decent 5-6h night sleep.
CH
4
Bus VIP 24, ChokeAnan Tour, Mar 12, 2019
very comfortable seats aircon at a reasonable level very polite staff
FH
5
Bus VIP 24, ChokeAnan Tour, Mar 5, 2019
Lovely bus trip. Comfortable seats. Safe driver. No traffic. A longer rest including a free meal. Recommendation: you can enter the bus at the Choke Anan office, so you don't need to wait at the Ranong Bus Station.
SA
3
Bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour, Feb 10, 2019
Arrived early and was prompt at stops. Very loud noises in back of bus prevented any sleep for the passengers, other than that, staff is nice and chill. Worth the money I guess.
SG
5
Bus VIP 24, ChokeAnan Tour, Jan 18, 2019
I was sceptical booking an overnight bus, however I was blown away by the comfort, easy and cleanliness of the bus. We were able to sleep nearly the entire way.
ST
4
Bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour, Jan 13, 2019
Good services on the bus, comfortable seats. Reached early. Dinner, coffee, snacks, toilet on board. But no Wi Fi and USB. And the driving was jerky.
CD
5
Bus VIP 24, ChokeAnan Tour, Jan 12, 2019
Es war gemütlich und snacks + trinken gab es auch ! Ich fand die fahrt sehr angenehm
AL
4
Bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour, Jan 4, 2019
Very kind helpful staff made my journey manageable and comfortable :)
WF
4
Bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour, Dec 31, 2018
The bus station was easy to navigate and everyone I spoke with was very helpful. THe bus was a little bit later that scheduled although the driver and Stewadess made the wait enjoyable.
LE
5
Bus VIP 24, ChokeAnan Tour, Dec 29, 2018
I think it was a New bus with good Seats and a lot of space
BB
4
Bus Express, ChokeAnan Tour, Dec 24, 2018
No wifi. No vegetarian snacks on bus. They offered a stop and lunch and we got to our destination one hour early! Seats are comfy and recline all the way to lying position

ChokeAnan Tour Stations

Southern Terminal Surat Thani Ranong Bus Station Choke Anan