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Thai Railways
Refundable Recommended
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
8h 45m ride in train #85
4.0+
04:15
+1
Chumphon
Thai Railways
Refundable Recommended
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
8h 50m ride in train #167
3+
03:20
+1
Chumphon

From Hua Lamphong to Chumphon by Trains

Thai Railways
Refundable
08:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
6h 36m ride in train #43, 2nd Class AC seats only
4.2
14:41
Chumphon
Thai Railways
Refundable
13:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
8h 21m ride in train #171
3.5+
21:21
Chumphon
Thai Railways
Refundable
14:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
8h ride in train #31
4+
22:45
Chumphon
Thai Railways
Refundable
14:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
7h 49m ride in train #31.2, 2nd Class Sleeper AC
22:34
Chumphon
Thai Railways
Refundable
15:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
8h 5m ride in train #37
4
23:15
Chumphon
Thai Railways
Refundable
15:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
8h 14m ride in train #45, 2nd Class Sleeper AC
23:24
Chumphon
Thai Railways
Refundable
15:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
9h 10m ride in train #169
00:45
+1
Chumphon
Thai Railways
Refundable
15:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
7h 48m ride in train #169.2, 2nd Class Sleeper AC
23:23
Chumphon
Thai Railways
Refundable
17:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
8h 15m ride in train #83
4+
01:20
+1
Chumphon
Thai Railways
Refundable
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
9h 15m ride in train #173
02:50
+1
Chumphon
Thai Railways
Refundable
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
9h 13m ride in train #173.2
02:48
+1
Chumphon
Thai Railways
Refundable Recommended
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
8h 50m ride in train #167
3+
03:20
+1
Chumphon
Thai Railways
Refundable
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
8h 50m ride in train #167.2
03:20
+1
Chumphon
Thai Railways
Refundable Recommended
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
8h 45m ride in train #85
4.0+
04:15
+1
Chumphon
Thai Railways
Refundable
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
7h 48m ride in train #85.2
03:18
+1
Chumphon
Thai Railways
Refundable
22:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
7h ride in train #41, 2nd Class AC seats only
05:50
+1
Chumphon
Thai Railways
Refundable
22:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
7h ride in train #39, 2nd Class AC seats only
3.6
05:50
+1
Chumphon

From Hua Lamphong to Chumphon by Trains+Buses

Thai Railways
Refundable
14:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
15h 15m journey in train+Bus. All connections guaranteed
06:00
+1
Chumphon Railway Station
Thai Railways
Refundable
15:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
9h 30m journey in train+Bus. All connections guaranteed
01:05
+1
Chumphon Railway Station
Thai Railways
Refundable
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
11h 25m journey in train+Bus. All connections guaranteed
05:00
+1
Chumphon Railway Station
Thai Railways
Refundable
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
10h 30m journey in train+Bus. All connections guaranteed
05:00
+1
Chumphon Railway Station
Thai Railways
Refundable
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
10h 30m journey in train+Bus. All connections guaranteed
3+
05:00
+1
Chumphon Railway Station
Thai Railways
Refundable
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
9h 30m journey in train+Bus. All connections guaranteed
05:00
+1
Chumphon Railway Station

From Thon Buri to Chumphon by Trains

Thai Railways
Refundable
07:30
Thon Buri, Bangkok
8h 20m ride in train #255, 2nd Class Fan seats only
15:50
Chumphon
Thai Railways
Refundable
19:30
Thon Buri, Bangkok
8h 20m ride in train #177, 2nd Class Fan seats only
03:50
+1
Chumphon

Transport types between Bangkok and Chumphon

Bangkok to Chumphon Schedule

Bangkok to Chumphon Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 Comfort Any time฿ 6,050
Nok Air Economy #DD761005:40 - 06:40฿ 1,270
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD314807:25 - 08:40฿ 1,754
Thai Railways 2nd Class AC seats only 08:05 - 14:41฿ 640
Thai Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 14:45 - 22:45฿ 1,060
Thai Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 17:05 - 01:20฿ 860
Thai Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 18:30 - 03:20฿ 800
Nok Air Economy #DD645019:10 - 20:10฿ 1,599
Krungsiam Tour Express 19:00 - 01:45฿ 605
Suwannatee Express 20:00 - 02:30฿ 403
Thai Railways 2nd Class AC seats only 22:50 - 05:50฿ 640

How to get to Chumphon from Bangkok

What about

Chumphon is the transit point to the diving Mecca of Koh Tao, as well as the gateway to the south of Thailand, including both Ranong and Phuket. The overwhelming majority of the tour agencies and guesthouses in the city are geared towards providing travellers with onward ferry and transfer tickets. But besides giving you access to the islands of the gulf, Chumphon serves as a nice pit stop for backpackers who want to take a break from travelling. While there is actually not much to see and to do in the city itself, there are some pleasant and quiet beaches nearby, including Hat Sai Ree (20 km on 4119 and 4098) and a famous Hat Thung Wua Laen (16 km on 3108). The city is also a good spot for sightseeing with Chumphon National Museum displaying prehistorical artefacts found in the province and a handful of historical temples including Wat Pradoen and Wat Chao Fa Sala Loi. The nearby islands of Koh Maprao (permit for visiting is required), Koh Lava, Koh Thalu and the like which are great spots for diving and snorkelling close to coral reefs are not not be disregarded either.

Getting to Chumphon

Getting to Chumphon from Bangkok can be done easiest by bus or train. Either way the trip takes between five and six hours and will cost you not more than 1400 THB per person, depending on the class of the travel ticket you choose. The state bus companies and railways are the cheapest way of travelling between cities in Thailand which still offers comfort and some degree of privacy.

From Bangkok to Chumphon by bus

Bus tickets to Chumphon can be booked from Bangkok through the Suwannatee tour company at Sai Tai Mai bus station, the Southern bus terminal in Bangkok. Currently, there are six buses leaving daily. There are five express buses leaving daily from Sai Tai Mai at 9am, 12pm, 2pm, 8pm and 9pm; and tickets cost 382 THB. A VIP bus leaves the same station at 10pm for 438 THB, but it takes roughly the same amount of time to get to Chumphon on either bus (just under 7 hours).

From Bangkok to Chumphon by train

Trains from Bangkok to Chumphon leave from Hua Lamphong Station throughout the day. They offer the most comfortable ride, depending on which ticket you book. First class sleepers get you and a partner (or if you're lucky, just you) a private cabin which is air conditioned and suitable for a comfortable nights sleep if you take any of the night trains. These tickets will cost 1434 THB, but you get all the comfort that you pay for. Second class sleepers are also air-conditioned and provide beds that fold out of your seating upon request or in the evening. These tickets cost from 870 THB to 970 THB, and while they may not be as private as 1st class, they are still very comfortable. There are ladies’ only carriages introduced recently, and for solo female travellers it is a really good option at 930 THB. The fan sleeper carriage works pretty much the same as a normal sleeper but excludes air conditioning and gives you an arguable opportunity to take in countryside smells along the trip. Fan sleepers cost only 650 THB per person.

Second class seats cost about 500 THB per person, but ensure first that your small back is ready for a 8+ journey.

Trains depart throughout the day. They leave at 8.05am, 1pm, 2.45pm, 3.10pm, 3.35pm, 7.05pm, 5.35pm, 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 10.50pm. If you want to take in the scenery, the day trains are your best options, since the evening trains arrive before the light hours. If you want to sleep the trip away then the 7.30pm and 10.50pm trains are your best option, although they both arrive in Chumphon very early in the morning. The trip takes between 7 and 9 hours to complete, marginally longer than if you take the bus, but the trains offer much more comfort.

Chumpon has two train staitions. Chumphon Train Station is in the center of Chumphon town and the other station, Pathio, is located in the northern area, near the provincial airport.

From Chumphon to the islands of the Gulf

The fastest ferry operator bringing travellers from Chumphon to the islands of the Gulf is Lomprayah. The ferry travel to Koh Tao takes around 1½ hours; if you arrive by train, there is a bus+ferry option by the same operator. Book your Chumphon–Koh Tao travel with Lomprayah here. The cost is between 650 THB and 750 THB per person. After calling to Koh Tao, the same ferry proceeds to the further islands of the Gulf: Koh Phangan and Koh Samui, with prices ranging from 1000 THB to 1100 THB and 1100 THB and 1200 THB correspondingly. There are two ferries leaving Chumphon at 7.30am and 1pm.

**Tip: If your are prone to seasickness, get the necessary medicine at hand.

Getting around in Chumphon

There are a few ways to get around easily in Chumphon depending on what you want to do, see and spend money on.

Motorbikes and Scooters are probably the easiest and cheapest way to get around. They give you the freedom to explore the area at your own pace. Renting a scooter should only cost around 200 THB per day and you will likely be expected to give up your passport upon hiring it.

Renting a car is also an option and will give you both freedom and safety. A car can usually be hired for around 1000 THB per day, and just as with the bikes, you'll probably have to give up your passport as a deposit.

Taxis are convenient, safe and easy, but they will definitely cost you a lot if you are moving around. Taxis, tuk-tuks, songthaews and motorbike taxis can be rented from just about anywhere in the city, and prices will have to be negotiated with the driver.

Where to stay

The majority of backpackers’ guesthouses are located on and in the vicinity of Thanon Tha Thapao. All of them priced very moderately, and normally offer only fan rooms. Be ready, though, that you will not be welcome to some of the places if not showing intentions to by onward tickets to the islands with the guesthouse. If failing to find any other accommodation, head to Farang Bar, which will not most probably ask you about your further travel plans proving a room without any problem. It can be quite noisy there, though.

Bangkok to Chumphon destination reviews

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MM
4
Bus VIP, Suwannatee, Dec 10, 2019
The bus and the trip was perfect, very comfortable. But it was supposed to arrive 5:50 am and the arrive 4:30!! We had to spend a lot of hours in the bus station at night! That was too bad
AJ
4
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Dec 3, 2019
It left on time , arrived late by an hour. Inside train wasn’t as clean as use to be .
R
5
train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Nov 29, 2019
we stayed in 1st class wagon, outdated train but very comfortable in itself when you pick up the tickets in DOB building super friendly staff you explain everything well 1 min point: you have to set your alarm to get off on time in chumphon because that way you won't wake up
EP
3
Bus Express, Suwannatee, Nov 25, 2019
The guy on the bus didn’t speak a word English. I got dropped off in the night on a empty street in Chumphon. But there was good airco and we stopped for a meal.
FB
5
train #85 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Nov 11, 2019
Everything went as expected. First class sleeper is really great. I would recommend to bring your own food though. The one in the train is quite expensive for its quality.
MA
5
Bus Express, Suwannatee, Oct 31, 2019
AmaZing hospitality, free snacks and meal and nice lady knew everyone’s names and destinations
HK
4
train #43 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways, Oct 29, 2019
Super easy handling to get the ticket. The trip took 1 1/2 hours longer, which is caused by a construction site along the whole route. This is probably urgently necessary and also not too bad. An info before would have been quite nice. The train itself is okay. Relatively old seats, but air-conditioned. The staff is super friendly and there is a hot meal and as much water as you need.
VF
3
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Oct 25, 2019
It was a night train in Thailand so there will be issues such as stains on the blankets and people coming along trying to sell things to you, but it was fine. Arrived an hour or so late but thankfully we didn't miss our ferry to Koh Tao so not too big an issue in the end.
MS
4
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Oct 17, 2019
Sleeper beds were spacious and there were clean sheets and pillows which made the journey very comfortable. Overall cleanliness could be improved, particularly in the toilets.
PG
3
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Oct 14, 2019
Train was good, beds was comfortable, but toilets was a little bit disgusting. The biggest disadvantages was 3 hours delayed, it caused that I missed my ferry. No one informed about this delay.
MS
5
train #31 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Sep 22, 2019
Very Nice train trip. Possible to get sleep. Nice bed good service and friendly staf. Next time I makena choose for the night train.
AK
4
train #43 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways, Aug 20, 2019
Nothing especially but in the train with air conditioner, it was very cold!!
ES
4
train #171 2nd Class Fan seats only, Thai Railways, Aug 19, 2019
It was exactly what it promised. BUT it arrived later.
NA
3
train #167 2nd Class Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways, Aug 11, 2019
The train journey itself was pleasurable with relatively good beds and even though we did not have air-conditioning it was still doable with the heat. However, if you sleep on the top bunk, you won't get to sleep at all. The top bunk is much warmer and also very light as the bright lights of the train shine directly into your bed. The lower bunk is perfect though, as you can open the window and you are hidden away from the light by the top bunk. The beds are also relatively short. There is no food aboard the train, so remember to bring some! Also, we weren't sure but they do wake you up before you reach your destination.
DC
4
train #37 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Aug 6, 2019
The train was clean and confortable, there was conditionned air, the staff were kind and helpfull. One hour hour delay.
GP
4
train #43 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways, Aug 4, 2019
Bit of a delay getting out of Bangkok, but the train was fine, morning tea and lunch provided.
DG
5
train #31 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Aug 3, 2019
It was our first trip with the sleep train. It was our best train trip so far. Thank you!
AP
4
train #43 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways, Jul 27, 2019
We were ready for a 6-hour trip. It took 7,5. Staff provided us with food and drinks, thanks. And told us in time where to get off.
HH
5
Bus VIP, Suwannatee, Jul 18, 2019
Had to change the digital 12go Asia voucher to actual bus tickets at the bus stop counter. Bought the offered connecting boat tickets at same counter, which were not available through 12goA. Connection to ferry by next bus from railway station. Excellent service and comfort.
DP
4
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Jul 16, 2019
Excellent & efficient service from 12goasia and the cafe next to the office is a welcome respite from the bustle of this part of Bangkok. Train service overall good, not a load of sleep but our arrival time in Chumphon was 04:10!

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