Bangkok to Chumphon @ train, bus, flight May 29, 2017

28 trips (THB 373 — 9,400)

From Hua Lamphong to Chumphon by train

08:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
14:41
Chumphon
6h 36m
Refund
฿ 760
× 2 = ฿ 1,520
20 seats available
13:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
21:12
Chumphon
8h 12m
Refund
฿ 940
× 2 = ฿ 1,880
20 seats available
13:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
21:12
Chumphon
8h 12m
Refund
฿ 550
× 2 = ฿ 1,100
20 seats available
13:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
21:12
Chumphon
8h 12m
Refund
฿ 700
× 2 = ฿ 1,400
20 seats available
14:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
22:35
Chumphon
7h 50m
Refund
฿ 1,020
× 2 = ฿ 2,040
38 seats available
14:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
22:35
Chumphon
7h 50m
Refund
฿ 1,484
× 2 = ฿ 2,968
12 seats available
15:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
23:15
Chumphon
8h 5m
Refund
฿ 980
× 2 = ฿ 1,960
20 seats available
15:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
00:45
Chumphon
9h 10m
Refund
฿ 920
× 2 = ฿ 1,840
20 seats available
15:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
00:45
Chumphon
9h 10m
Refund
฿ 700
× 2 = ฿ 1,400
20 seats available
17:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
01:20
Chumphon
8h 15m
Refund
฿ 980
× 2 = ฿ 1,960
27 seats available
17:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
01:20
Chumphon
8h 15m
Refund
฿ 1,444
× 2 = ฿ 2,888
Only 8 seats left!
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
02:50
Chumphon
9h 15m
Refund
฿ 920
× 2 = ฿ 1,840
14 seats available
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
02:50
Chumphon
9h 15m
Refund
฿ 550
× 2 = ฿ 1,100
20 seats available
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
02:50
Chumphon
9h 15m
Refund
฿ 700
× 2 = ฿ 1,400
16 seats available
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
03:20
Chumphon
8h 50m
Refund
฿ 920
× 2 = ฿ 1,840
16 seats available
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
03:20
Chumphon
8h 50m
Refund
฿ 700
× 2 = ฿ 1,400
17 seats available
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
04:15
Chumphon
8h 45m
Refund
฿ 980
× 2 = ฿ 1,960
30 seats available
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
04:15
Chumphon
8h 45m
Refund
฿ 1,444
× 2 = ฿ 2,888
Only 2 seats left!

From Southern Terminal to Chumphon by bus

09:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
15:30
Suwannatee station, Chumphon
6h 30m
Instant
฿ 373
× 2 = ฿ 746
? seats available
12:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
18:30
Suwannatee station, Chumphon
6h 30m
Instant
฿ 373
× 2 = ฿ 746
? seats available
14:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
20:30
Suwannatee station, Chumphon
6h 30m
Instant
฿ 373
× 2 = ฿ 746
? seats available
20:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
02:30
Suwannatee station, Chumphon
6h 30m
Instant
฿ 373
× 2 = ฿ 746
? seats available
21:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
03:30
Suwannatee station, Chumphon
6h 30m
Instant
฿ 373
× 2 = ฿ 746
? seats available
22:00
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
05:55
Suwannatee station, Chumphon
7h 55m
Instant
฿ 427
× 2 = ฿ 854
? seats available

From Bangkok any hotel to Chumphon by taxi

PGS
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Chumphon
9h
Refund
฿ 8,200
  vehicle, all incl
PGS
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Chumphon
9h
Refund
฿ 9,400
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Tung Makham, Chumphon
8h
Instant Refund
฿ 8,900
  vehicle, all incl

From Don Mueang Airport to Chumphon by flight

#DD7610
05:45
Don Mueang Airport
06:45
Chumphon Airport
1h
Instant 15kg
฿ 2,127
× 2 = ฿ 4,254
  available

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.

Passenger reviews out of total 13,219 passengers traveled with us on this route

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 though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

★★★★★ May 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ May 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ May 21, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
It was very easy to pick up the ticket. Once we got on the train, the cabin was dirty and so was the washroom. The train ride was also not very smooth. The cabins were freezing. There was not an announcement about the upcoming stops so we were not sure if we were suppose to get off. The guy looking after our area was sleeping so we were left figuring it out on our own.
★★★★☆ May 14, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
It was diificult to sleep since it was very cold in the cabin. The train still stops Quite few times even though that it is called Express train.
★★★★☆ May 11, 2017 (bus VIP, Suwannatee)
★★★☆☆ May 10, 2017 (bus Express, Suwannatee) :
Bus was one hour and half late
★★★★☆ May 7, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ May 7, 2017 (bus Express, Suwannatee)
★★☆☆☆ May 5, 2017 (bus VIP, Suwannatee) :
Definitely not VIP in any shape or form, poxy juice carton and bag of crisps was the 'snack meal' provided. There was no service of any kind. Seats Ok just, good reclining but that's about it. Arrived at chumphon at 4.00am an hour and a half earlier than scheduled no one around and just dumped outside the drop zone in pitch darkness. Middle of no where and no way to get a taxi Would never recommend unless you like of track experiences, which as it happens I do
★★★★☆ May 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train staff and cleanliness was good.More variety in food can be considered for vegeterian people or even egg related items as everyone is not accustomed of eating pork/chicken.. Display system showing the next arriving stop is very much required for the tourists
★★★★★ May 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All went right. Happy
★★★★☆ May 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Apr 21, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Apr 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
2nd class aircon sleeper was very nice and clean. Train guy, on request, even woke me up at a different station to what was on my ticket because I couldn't book what I needed. However....pack your thermals for the ferry cause it is freezing. I tried to go outside the ice box and was quite aggressively told not to go outside by of the girls working there. I had a jumper, long trousers and socks and I was shivering.
★★★★☆ Apr 18, 2017 (bus VIP, Suwannatee)
★★★★★ Apr 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We three traveled together, we all like the crew service so much, especially he put the bed for us, and reminded us to get off. The train is clean with comfort bed. It is very good price for night traveler.
★★★☆☆ Apr 17, 2017 (bus Express, Suwannatee) :
Bus is old and very slow
★★★★★ Apr 15, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Very relaxed trip
★★★★★ Apr 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Super freundliches Team! Alles hat bestens geklappt :) die Zugfahrt war richtig angenehm und das Bett gemütlich. Jederzeit wieder! ...vergesst nur nicht, etwas zu Essen mitzunehmen. Schweineteuer im Zug ;)
★★★☆☆ Apr 13, 2017 (train #85.1 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Apr 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Apr 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Picking up tickets was straightforward opposite Hua Lumphong station in Bangkok. Train is a great way to travel. They made up our beds as soon as we requested. Clean sheets, blanket and pillow. We were woken up 15 min before our arrival in Chumphon. The only thing I would do differently is that we booked a train - bus - ferry ticket and when we arrived in Chumphon at 4:15am we had to walk 400m to Fame Tours, wait there 1 hour only to then hop a mini bus to go back to the train station to get on another bus! Also our ferry ticket said 'high speed ferry' however, it was the express ferry (Songserm) which takes 1 hour longer (not the Lomprayah high speed ferry). It would be good if the ticket said either Songserm or Lomprayah. We could have bought our bus and ferry ticket at the train station and just waited there, not having to walk to Fame tours. As it turned out it wasn't a problem as we arrived at Ko Tao at 10am (10:30 am at our accommodation) and our room wasn't ready until 11:30.
★★★★☆ Apr 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Apr 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The sleeper train is a great way to travel.
★★★★☆ Apr 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
service good, but all night the big lights on, not easy to fell sleep with all these lights.
★★★★☆ Apr 2, 2017 (train #173 Class II Fan, Thai Railways) :
My trip to get to Hua Lamphong was hectic due to the heavy construction (from the recent rain shower) due to this I was cutting it pretty close to missing my train. Thankfully your staff was able to meet at the station and had me my receipt. It's too bad I never caught her name, she was lovely, very accommodating and acted as my angel! ❤️ This class seat though well... It's okay, I didn't get any sleep due to uncomfortable seats but you get what you pay for. The food the restrung offers was so good but over priced. Anyway good experience though!
★★★★☆ Mar 31, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Sleeping pods fantastic! Pretty comfy with fresh linen and pillows. Ensure you get on the air conditioned carriage.
★★★★★ Mar 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 30, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Easy booking and easy to find the office. Beds were ok and staff was nice. Should have brought earplugs because it is very loud so I didn't get much sleep. 12GO is Great!
★★★★★ Mar 26, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Mar 22, 2017 (bus Express, Suwannatee) :
It was good... you have a stop for food on the way and a drink and a snack on the bus. But it would have been nice if they dropped the foreighners off at the right place as well. Just 1 quick look at the map for a correct drop off on the route. No need to speak each others language for that.
★★★★☆ Mar 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
AC was extremly cold.
★★★☆☆ Mar 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was okay, on time and quite comfy. A few cockroaches which we expected from other reviews. The staff were quite pushy and unfriendly on train 85. The ferry bus was late, but a nice ride over which made you forget about it.
★★★★★ Mar 12, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
The ladies in the 12Go office are VERY helpful. The service charge is to cover cost of someone going to the station to make your booking - it's not computerised yet! Train was OK, comfortable seat, cool fan. The conductors and lady helped with my heavy bag :-) Free coffee and a nice bun, then food which was disappointing. Take your own. Overall, it was GOOD VALUE compared to British train prices!!! Don't stress about delays, just plan plenty of time for your arrival. 5*****.Ka!
★★★★★ Mar 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Mar 9, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good bed's, nice service, one person of security personnel per train. Just the many stops in the middle of nowhere & the lights being on all night woke you up quite frequently.
★★★★★ Mar 9, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very easy to book and pleasant to deal with.
★★★☆☆ Mar 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Toilets Not easy to Use for me. Not good for a long trip. Also could Not sleep as lights were Not Turned off
★★★★☆ Mar 3, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 28, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We had a lower and upper berth. Train left a few minutes late but we got there at the stated arrival time. The guy working there made up our beds, they were clean and comfortable. Toilets were decent as train toilets go! They also woke us up a few minutes before our stop so we didn't miss it.
★★★★☆ Feb 26, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 25, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
We could pick up our payed for ticket in the early morning outside the DOB building. That was very practical ! The 6,5 hour train ride to Chumphon was really nice and rather relaxing...
★★★★☆ Feb 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 20, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
easiest train ride i ever had in asia booked and payed online via credit card, the ticket got confirmed first thing in the morning. office was easy to find thanks to directions on the voucher. friendly staff. The train ride it self was okay, 2nd class sleeper is a little small for a 2 meter german guy and unfortunately there was a few cockroaches in my bed. lucky i just discovered them just 1 hour before we arrived. the ride itself was smooth and fast. mobile reception most of the way, power outlets are provided. as well as food, but i recommend you to get take away from the food court. would book again
★★★★★ Feb 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
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★★★★☆ Feb 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything was totally fine - though the itinerary made it appear as though we'd be taking an earlier ferry, and not have to wait 1.5hrs at the train station before being transported to the pier.
★★★★☆ Feb 18, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Comfortable sleeper on the train, not much room for luggage though
★★★★★ Feb 15, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Feb 14, 2017 (train #167 Class II Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Feb 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
good train and clean, slept all the way. they should have more people making the beds so it doesn't take that much time.
★★★★☆ Feb 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Feb 11, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
A fun local experience! A little noisy, but the staff were great and really helpful. Second class sleeper train was basic but adequate, and the toilets were remarkably clean (well done to the staff!). Good service, the train left on time but arrived over an hour Kate but it didn't affected the connections to the ferry. I get the impression it's a normal event and everything ran very smoothly.
★★★★★ Feb 8, 2017 (bus VIP, Suwannatee)
★★★★★ Feb 8, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
An easy and cheap way to get to Chumphon. The train was clean and it was easy to sleep with the AC. The operator came to get us when we arrived at our stop (it was not the end of the line).
★★★☆☆ Feb 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The train was 2 hours delayed on start from Bangkok. Standard inside for me OK - appropriate to the price comparing with flight on the islands surrounding. Fresh beddings, owfful toilet and the train riding very turubulently.
★★★★★ Feb 5, 2017 (bus Express, Suwannatee)
★★★★★ Feb 2, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
everything perfect!!
★★★★☆ Feb 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It's not fast! But it's comfortable and a good experience. The trains are always late, but just relax, you'll get to your destination eventually.
★★★★☆ Feb 2, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
We found the process of booking online with 12goasia very easy and without any problems. Quick responses to emails and confirmation of tickets. Email told us easy instructions for how to collect tickets. Staff very friendly. The train although we booked first class was not the best (communal toilets not clean) but we have been on worse trains in UK. The staff made the beds for us and the cabin itself was clean. Very difficult to sleep but expected on this style of train.
★★★☆☆ Feb 1, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Was surprised when we picked up our train tickets that we were charged 250bht. per ticket extra as agent fees. Tickets were 510bht each, so we paid 500bht. service charge. Understand that a company has to make a profit, but that much is too much. Will give ourselves more time for n the future and buy them ourselves. Train ride was great value for what the trains charged, but try to avoid the washrooms.
★★★☆☆ Jan 31, 2017 (bus Express, Suwannatee)
★★★★☆ Jan 28, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 28, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Everything was good about train except cleanliness.food,punctuality was perfect.the sleeping bunk was prepared by staff which was a nice gesture.the basin of our cabin was dirty which was not expected from 1 st class train.neway going to reccomend the train to my friends nd relatives.njoyed my journey.
★★★★☆ Jan 22, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 21, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
A+ enquiry immediately responded to due to a late train booking on my part in peak season....an alternative offered which worked fine. Ticket office really easy to find, can't fault it....thanks again
★★★★★ Jan 20, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Booking online was easy and ticket pick up was easy. I thought the train (85) was to leave at 20:30, but the ticket said 19:30. The train actually left at 20:40. Anyway, the cleanliness, comfort and staff were very good. I would recommend this trip.
★★★☆☆ Jan 19, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Comfortable seats and helpful staff onboard. However, the food was not very god and it was à bit cold.
★★★★★ Jan 16, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 9, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pleasant surprise for a night train, water, juice, little snack and a blanket included...only if they reduced light
★★★★★ Jan 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 4, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
No problems, fast, very good
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jan 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Booked on 1st Jan while still in another country, because I thought the train would be busy. However, there was plenty of space on the train and the ticket is 1300 for 2 for lower birth second class ac at the station: there is a dedicated ticket office for foreigners, with English speaking staff. Overall I am happy I paid a bit more to guarantee a place while I was still in another country, but wouldn't do it again if travelling during normal time. Train was very pleasant, toilets are a bit of a disappointment though.
★★★★★ Jan 1, 2017 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jan 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was almost 1h30 in late at arrival time
★★★★☆ Jan 1, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
My first time on a sleeper train. Train was older, but the beds came with clean sheets, blanket and pillow. I was relatively comfortable. Not a fancy mode of transport, but decent for the price/convenience. Train was about an hour late leaving the station, but nothing is on time in Thailand except flights. So, just plan accordingly for that.
★★★★★ Dec 31, 2016 (train #85.1 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 30, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Cuando fui a hacer el pick up dr mi ticket me hacen dar cuenta que había comprado el ticket para dentro de 1 mes y precisaba viajar ese mismo día. Las chicas del local se encargaron de buscarme un lugar en el mismo tren para viajar esa misma noche. Todo un exito
★★★★☆ Dec 27, 2016 (train #171 Class II Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 25, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Efficient and friendly staff and a smooth short process .
★★★★★ Dec 24, 2016 (charter Van 9pax, PGS) :
Ok good driver
★★★★★ Dec 23, 2016 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Collection of tickets was flawless. Excellent service. Friendly staff. Train trip also flawless. Would do it again without a doubt
★★★★★ Dec 23, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 20, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 20, 2016 (bus Express, Suwannatee) :
Service was good but the smell from the toilet was horrible if you had seats behind it for seven hours
★★★★☆ Dec 19, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Got what I've paid for; no hassle, no major delays. Good service, friendly personnel.
★★★★★ Dec 19, 2016 (train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very nice 1 class sleeper. Very high and attentive serviceminded personel. If you want to speak to the thais choose 2nd class with aircon.
★★★★☆ Dec 17, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 13, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Train was a nice way to travel. 12go office staff was kind and pleasant. They did lose our tickets which caused some stress, although they made up for it by finding them a few hours later - a good reason to pick up your tickets early.
★★☆☆☆ Dec 11, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Me and my partner had lower bunks in 2nd class AC (best available when I booked) on train 85. Picked up tickets from 12go Asia- excellent service. Very close to train station in Bangkok. Train itself was filthy. I had a cockroach in my bed when I woke up. My partner had several cockroaches and beetles around his bed. The lights are bright and don't get turned off, but this is less of an issue on the lower bunks. The toilets were disgusting- smelly, wet floor yet no running water in taps. Train staff were excellent- made up the beds (though did this quite early on in the evening) and they also woke you to ensure you don't miss your stop in the early hours of the morning.
★★★★★ Dec 11, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Arrived about the time that was estimated, comfortable sleeping arrangements
★★★★☆ Dec 10, 2016 (bus Express, Suwannatee) :
Easy booking, really helpful info in the accompanying email. Bus left on time and got there on time. Acctually managed some sleep on this one too!
★★★★★ Dec 10, 2016 (train #31 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 5, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Dec 4, 2016 (bus VIP, Suwannatee) :
Definitely not VIP. No food, no snack, as soon as the bus started the TV was turned off and we were rudely awoken and then dumped by the side of the road, in the middle of nowhere, two hours earlier than scheduled with no instructions on how to get our "free taxi" the lady at the counter in Bangkok had convinced us to buy when she said it came with our boat ticket they overcharged us for.
★★★★☆ Dec 2, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I took an upper bed and it was alright. We left 30min left but managed to arrive on time.

News @ Chumphon

04 April 2017

Thailand’s meteorologists say rainstorms are expected to sweep across the southern provinces of the country this week. The Meteorological Department has issued an alert saying the rains will hit tomorrow and will likely last until the weekend.

17 January 2017

The Meteorological Department of Thailand says more rain is expected in the southern regions of the nation this week. The warning covers the Southern peninsula from Chumphon and Suratthani provinces all the way down to the border with Malaysia.

13 January 2017

The Tourism Authority of Thailand has released its latest updates for travel to the flood-hit southern region of the country. The bulletin noted that damaged train tracks in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province have been fixed and mainline train services are now operating again.