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 @ train, bus, flight Sep 27, 2017

32 trips (THB 373 — 9,400)

From Hua Lamphong to Chumphon by train

08:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
14:41
Chumphon
6h 36m
Instant Refund
฿ 760
× 2 = ฿ 1,520
 
13:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
21:12
Chumphon
8h 12m
Instant Refund
฿ 940
× 2 = ฿ 1,880
 
13:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
21:12
Chumphon
8h 12m
Instant Refund
฿ 550
× 2 = ฿ 1,100
 
13:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
21:12
Chumphon
8h 12m
Instant Refund
฿ 700
× 2 = ฿ 1,400
 
14:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
22:35
Chumphon
7h 50m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,180
× 2 = ฿ 2,360
 
14:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
22:35
Chumphon
7h 50m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,684
× 2 = ฿ 3,368
 
15:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
23:15
Chumphon
8h 5m
Instant Refund
฿ 980
× 2 = ฿ 1,960
 
15:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
23:15
Chumphon
8h 5m
Instant Refund
฿ 980
× 2 = ฿ 1,960
 
15:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
00:45
Chumphon
9h 10m
Instant Refund
฿ 920
× 2 = ฿ 1,840
 
15:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
00:45
Chumphon
9h 10m
Instant Refund
฿ 700
× 2 = ฿ 1,400
 
17:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
01:20
Chumphon
8h 15m
Instant Refund
฿ 980
× 2 = ฿ 1,960
 
17:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
01:20
Chumphon
8h 15m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,444
× 2 = ฿ 2,888
 
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
02:50
Chumphon
9h 15m
Instant Refund
฿ 920
× 2 = ฿ 1,840
 
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
02:50
Chumphon
9h 15m
Instant Refund
฿ 550
× 2 = ฿ 1,100
 
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
02:50
Chumphon
9h 15m
Instant Refund
฿ 700
× 2 = ฿ 1,400
 
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
03:20
Chumphon
8h 50m
Instant Refund
฿ 700
× 2 = ฿ 1,400
 
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
03:20
Chumphon
8h 50m
Instant Refund
฿ 920
× 2 = ฿ 1,840
 
19:29
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
04:14
Chumphon
8h 45m
Instant Refund
฿ 980
× 2 = ฿ 1,960
Only 4 seats left!
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
04:15
Chumphon
8h 45m
Instant Refund
฿ 980
× 2 = ฿ 1,960
 
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
04:15
Chumphon
8h 45m
Instant Refund
฿ 1,444
× 2 = ฿ 2,888
Only 6 seats left!
22:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
05:50
Chumphon
7h
Instant Refund
฿ 760
× 2 = ฿ 1,520
 

From Southern Terminal to Chumphon by bus

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

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

From Don Mueang Airport to Chumphon by flight

#DD7610
05:45
Don Mueang Airport
06:45
Chumphon Airport
1h
Instant 15kg
฿ 2,166
× 2 = ฿ 4,332
 
#DD7618
17:40
Don Mueang Airport
18:40
Chumphon Airport
1h
Instant 15kg
฿ 2,367
× 2 = ฿ 4,734
 

From Thon Buri to Chumphon by train

07:30
Thon Buri, Bangkok
15:50
Chumphon
8h 20m
Instant Refund
฿ 435
× 2 = ฿ 870
 
19:30
Thon Buri, Bangkok
03:50
Chumphon
8h 20m
Instant Refund
฿ 435
× 2 = ฿ 870
 

Passenger reviews out of total 15,072 passengers traveled with us on this route

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★★☆☆☆ Sep 16, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 7, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 31, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
There were 3 cockroaches in my bed. Also there was a lot of noice due to the seating next to the toilets. Very nice bed (beside the insects), clean sheets and pillow.
★★★★☆ Aug 28, 2017 (bus VIP, Suwannatee) :
Everything went well, fine driver, fine bus. The only problem is that we arrive at the Suawannatee station (4:10AM) 1:45 min before the expected arrival time (5:55).
★★★★★ Aug 14, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Cool trip. Definitely recommend it.
★★★★★ Aug 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very friendly staff on thr train!
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (bus Express, Suwannatee) :
Good ride but no Wifi on the bus.
★★★★☆ Aug 11, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 10, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
El tren salió puntual. Las camas me sorprendieron por lo cómodas, aunque son algo pequeñas. Fue una experiencia diferente. Lo único criticable es la higiene del baño.
★★★★★ Aug 9, 2017 (train #173 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 8, 2017 (bus VIP, Suwannatee)
★★★★★ Aug 7, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great little adventure, was a fun way to travel
★★★☆☆ Aug 1, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
I booked the trip 2 months in advance however despite this my orginal choose of a carriage (2nd class aircon) was fully booked. In fact the train we wanted to catch was fully booked so we had to catch an earlier train. I found this odd as 12go can only book tickets a month in advance so should have been able to purchase them on the first day of sale. For this reason we ended in a second class fan carriage (where the heat was unbearable and got no sleep) arriving at 3:18am. 12Go also didn't inform us that once off the train we would have to wait 2 and a half hours for the transfer to the pier, as our ferry didn't leave until 7am. If I had known this in advance I would have picked an alternative day/method of transport.
★★★★★ Jul 29, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Good trip on Express train to Chumphon in a 2nd class seat with air con. 25 minute delay but still good as had rain entire journey.
★★★★★ Jul 27, 2017 (train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jul 24, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 22, 2017 (bus Express, Suwannatee)
★★★☆☆ Jul 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very noisy and prices food expensive.
★★★★☆ Jul 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 19, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jul 16, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Noisy train with many stops. Comfort of the beds is ok.
★★★★★ Jul 13, 2017 (train #173 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 6, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Lots of space on the berths (we had 4 between us - luggage went on half of the bottom berths, otherwise you may be limited for space). Very clean linen and warm blanket for when the air-con really kicks in, and we were awoken 10 minutes before arrival - so no stress about not waking up! Loo was as I remember Thai loos 24 years ago when I was last here, so fine for me. A gentleman also takes orders and supplies an evening meal should you require. Had I got more sleep I would have rated it 5*, but light and noise are inevitably an issue. 12go.asia were great to do business with - really friendly staff and full of useful advice for us to while away a day in Bangkok. Thanks!
★★☆☆☆ Jul 5, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Not very clean. Lots of bugs, bathroom was filthy. About 45 min behind schedule arriving in Chumphron. Comfortable beds, but less luggage room than the newer trains.
★★★★☆ Jul 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 3, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Absolutely excellent service. Very competent. Great job
★★★★☆ Jul 2, 2017 (bus Express, Suwannatee)
★★★★☆ Jul 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jun 29, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Good train, but attention no clim in the second class!! You can by food in the train!! Good trip.
★★★★★ Jun 28, 2017 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Very enjoyable.
★★★★☆ Jun 27, 2017 (train #167 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great value in 2nd class AC sleeper & van & ferry, very helpful staff as well. Deducted one star for: - Crazy cool AC on the boat - nearly caught a cold on the way to the island
★★★★★ Jun 26, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
De trip went verry smooth because everything is explaind very well in there mails you get
★★★★★ Jun 26, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12goasia service was impeccable. Comfortable seating and bed on train. Wish we had managed to get a first class ticket but second class was surprisingly clean and comfy. Lights are on all night so that may bother some people.
★★★★★ Jun 24, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jun 21, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
If you can choose the lower berth, they are really comfortable. The only con with this type of train is that the storage room for the luggage very limited, so I had to put my backpack on my berth.
★★☆☆☆ Jun 17, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Sleeper car is fine 2nd class but a little grubby feeling. Also bathrooms are awful.
★★★★☆ Jun 13, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Pretty awesome. The staff make your bed. Comfy as. Toilet dirty as but all round really good.
★★★★★ Jun 11, 2017 (bus Express, Suwannatee) :
Nice Bus, very spacious, friendly staff
★★★★☆ Jun 11, 2017 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jun 10, 2017 (bus Express, Suwannatee) :
Free food was a plus but was 2 hours late to arrive at destination
★★★☆☆ Jun 8, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Bed was comfortable but the food is bad and we saw a cockroach on the curtain.
★★★★☆ Jun 5, 2017 (train #173 Class II Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jun 4, 2017 (avia Economy, Nok Air)
★★★★★ Jun 4, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jun 2, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything was great. Friendly people, clean, no worries. Food was fine. Only thing is SET AN ALARM if you're not going to the end.
★★★★☆ May 30, 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 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)

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