Bangkok to Chumphon @ train, bus, flight Jan 26, 2017

34 trips (THB 373 — 9,400)

From Hua Lamphong to Chumphon by train

#43
Thai Railways
08:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
14:41
Chumphon
6h 36m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 760
× 2 = ฿ 1,520
17 seats available
#171
Thai Railways
13:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
21:15
Chumphon
8h 15m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 940
× 2 = ฿ 1,880
20 seats available
#171
Thai Railways
13:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
21:12
Chumphon
8h 12m
food WC steward
฿ 550
× 2 = ฿ 1,100
20 seats available
#171
Thai Railways
13:00
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
20:30
Chumphon
7h 30m
food WC steward
฿ 700
× 2 = ฿ 1,400
20 seats available
#31
Thai Railways
14:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
22:35
Chumphon
7h 50m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,020
× 2 = ฿ 2,040
26 seats available
#31
Thai Railways
14:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
22:35
Chumphon
7h 50m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,484
× 2 = ฿ 2,968
10 seats available
#37
Thai Railways
15:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
23:15
Chumphon
8h 5m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 980
× 2 = ฿ 1,960
20 seats available
#37
Thai Railways
15:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
23:15
Chumphon
8h 5m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 980
× 2 = ฿ 1,960
 
#169
Thai Railways
15:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
00:45
Chumphon
9h 10m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 920
× 2 = ฿ 1,840
20 seats available
#169
Thai Railways
15:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
00:45
Chumphon
9h 10m
food WC steward
฿ 700
× 2 = ฿ 1,400
20 seats available
#83
Thai Railways
17:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
01:20
Chumphon
8h 15m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 980
× 2 = ฿ 1,960
20 seats available
#83
Thai Railways
17:05
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
01:20
Chumphon
8h 15m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,444
× 2 = ฿ 2,888
10 seats available
#173
Thai Railways
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
02:50
Chumphon
9h 15m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 920
× 2 = ฿ 1,840
30 seats available
#173
Thai Railways
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
02:50
Chumphon
9h 15m
food WC steward
฿ 550
× 2 = ฿ 1,100
20 seats available
#173
Thai Railways
17:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
02:50
Chumphon
9h 15m
food WC steward
฿ 700
× 2 = ฿ 1,400
20 seats available
#167
Thai Railways
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
03:20
Chumphon
8h 50m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 920
× 2 = ฿ 1,840
16 seats available
#167
Thai Railways
18:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
03:20
Chumphon
8h 50m
food WC steward
฿ 700
× 2 = ฿ 1,400
15 seats available
#85.1
Thai Railways
19:29
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
04:14
Chumphon
8h 45m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 980
× 2 = ฿ 1,960
 
#85
Thai Railways
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
04:15
Chumphon
8h 45m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 980
× 2 = ฿ 1,960
13 seats available
#85
Thai Railways
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
04:15
Chumphon
8h 45m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,444
× 2 = ฿ 2,888
 
#85
Thai Railways
19:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
04:15
Chumphon
8h 45m
food WC steward
฿ 740
× 2 = ฿ 1,480
11 seats available
#41
Thai Railways
22:50
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
05:50
Chumphon
7h
food WC aircon steward
฿ 760
× 2 = ฿ 1,520
 

From Southern Terminal to Chumphon by bus

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

From Bangkok any hotel to Chumphon by taxi

PGS
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Chumphon
9h
aircon steward
฿ 8,200
  vehicle, all incl
PGS
Any
Bangkok any hotel
Time
Chumphon
9h
aircon steward
฿ 9,400
  vehicle, all incl

From Don Mueang Airport to Chumphon by flight

#DD7610
Nok Air
05:40
Don Mueang Airport
06:40
Chumphon Airport
1h
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,006
× 2 = ฿ 4,012
  available
#DD7618
Nok Air
16:30
Don Mueang Airport
17:30
Chumphon Airport
1h
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,006
× 2 = ฿ 4,012
  available

From Thon Buri to Chumphon by train

#255
Thai Railways
07:30
Thon Buri, Bangkok
15:50
Chumphon
8h 20m
food WC steward
฿ 435
× 2 = ฿ 870
 
#177
Thai Railways
19:30
Thon Buri, Bangkok
03:50
Chumphon
8h 20m
food WC steward
฿ 435
× 2 = ฿ 870
 

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 9,911 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 ^_^

★★★★★ 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 12, 2017 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very disappointed with the service of 12GO eventually, we have been in the jungle and cut from any wifi/news for a few days. Once back at an airport, I tried calling 12GO to modify part of my booking. Should I have not called them, I would have never known that trains to south of Thailand were cancelled due to severe flooding. Moreover the lady on the phone was very rude and told me to call in a week, ridiculous and not helpful at all, could have just told me they can't do anything. I lost hotels, had to review my holidays bookings and itinerary. Piece of advice, keep up with the weather news whatever season you are traveling in.
★★★☆☆ 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.
★★★★☆ Dec 1, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 29, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 28, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It's better than expected. Only ther is fault. If you are taller than 180cm...no room enough. I'm 185...and it's a little tight. Clean, efficient service and clean wc. La verdad es que esta bien.
★★★★★ Nov 27, 2016 (bus Express, Suwannatee) :
A/C. Snack and lunch included. Movies. Great service and nice staff :)
★★★★★ Nov 27, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Nov 22, 2016 (bus VIP, Suwannatee) :
Not VIP. When arrived 30 minutes before, the travel desks 47-48 were closed. Luckily found the bus downstairs and used are printed voucher. Nightmare. Lady host was horrible. No charging points. No new pillows. No TV. Only 1 snack. Seats weren't VIP and the food stop definitely not! Would of got a better service and cheaper on the express buses. Would only book if last resort!
★★★☆☆ Nov 19, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
It was ok. We expected more from the VIP cabin. I saw a few cockroaches, and the restaurant was full of people smoking..
★★★★★ Nov 17, 2016 (train #171 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Great service!
★★☆☆☆ Nov 17, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I was really disappointed in the train. I took an overnight train and they kept the lights on the whole time. It's also not cabins, your bed is open to the whole train car. In comparison to trains in Vietnam this was a let down. The bathroom was also the most horrific bathroom I've been in in Asia.
★★★☆☆ Nov 16, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12Go fantastic Trains not so good, I guess it depends on what you are used to but toilets disgusting, bugs in beds, train was very clunky, mush more so than usual (def not the new one we were told it would be) and arrived late so we missed the ferry...
★★★★☆ Nov 10, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Nice.
★☆☆☆☆ Nov 8, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
I buy 1class and they give me 2 class also that gives me bad ticket for train.
★★★★☆ Nov 8, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Temperature was ok, organized and trip on time!
★★★☆☆ Nov 5, 2016 (bus Express, Suwannatee) :
Took the bus from bangkok to chumphon in like 7/7,5 hours. Only complaint was nobody spoke english and it was not very clear at what station we were at stops. The headrest was made for someone smaller then me. Good experience
★★☆☆☆ Nov 5, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Temperature was ok, lights too (I had the lower bed).. But then I saw a bug, and another one, and one more.. Up to 12! They were everywhere, including by my head. Brrrrr, couldn't sleep anymore. I think this is a major improvement point.. :(
★★★★☆ Oct 29, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Very comfortable, dinner options B and C, although pricey were delicious. Bit noisy but to be expected
★★☆☆☆ Oct 18, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The sleeper train was definitely not comfortable enough to have a good night sleep. The aircon was blowing so cold I had to put a jumper on and the lights never got turned off or at leased dimmed. Sleeping on the top rack made it even more difficult to get a bit of darkness and avoid the cold air from the aircon.
★★★★★ Oct 17, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Oct 16, 2016 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Very efficient and good value train - our windows were cleaned in the station before we left. 12go did everything they said they would - would certainly use them again.
★★★★★ Oct 4, 2016 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Aanrader om de tickets via 12go.asia te bestellen. De betaling verliep vlekkeloos en de fee bedroeg een paar euro. De tickets kunnen tegenover het treinstation in Bangkok worden opgehaald. Als je zeker wilt zijn om een ticket te hebben zou ik de volgende keer weer hiervoor kiezen. Ook de vliegtickets vanuit Phuket naar Bangkok heb ik via 12go.asia besteld en inmiddels als eticket in mijn bezit. Fred.
★★★☆☆ Oct 4, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
3 1/2 stars Easy way, good experience. Take the the lower berths, they are more comfortable and have windows. Those are more like 4 stars
★★★★☆ Oct 3, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good and smooth trip all around. Service and transfers were easy and sleeper train was comfortable. The food was ok and the train staff were very nice. I would recommend if you are looking for a cheap and easy way to move around Thailand and don't mind losing a little sleep.
★★★★★ Sep 27, 2016 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Well organized, helpful and pleasure to deal with.
★★★★★ Sep 19, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Well organized! Interesting experience! ;)
★★★★★ Sep 19, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice AC, and the bed was big
★★★★☆ Sep 18, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Everything was fine except for cocroaches. And a guy selling food was also a little bit annoying.
★★★★★ Sep 14, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
La agencia excelente. El tren no tan parecido a la foto, pero es economico.
★☆☆☆☆ Sep 8, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Very noise
★★★★☆ Sep 7, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Sep 7, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
cochroages
★★★★★ Sep 6, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Well done, smooth ride. Keep in mind trains tend to run late a little bit so allow enough time if connecting to other transportation like ferries.
★★★★☆ Sep 6, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Sep 6, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Not a first class experience by British standards, cabin was shared, and though the bed was reasonably comfortable for a sleeper train, the noise of the train was deafening, and the lack of ability to adjust the lighting level was a nuisance
★★★★☆ Sep 4, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 2, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It's an experience. Sure, the train is old. But it is what it is. Toilets are not very good. Just don't go the wrong way. You'll end up in third class, where there's only a hole in the floor. The bed was surprisingly comfortable, compared to some of the granite mattresses in other hotels. Food was OK. Go for sleeper with ac. You really don't want to be without. It's HOT!
★★★★☆ Aug 31, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 31, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
good experience. AC was sold out - that was a bit of a pity. Fans were quite strong so you need to protect...
★★★☆☆ Aug 27, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
A little bit noisy and too much hot without AC.
★★★★★ Aug 26, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 21, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Easily booked 5 tickets online, fast ticket collection, they refunded me 140 BHT in cash as upper bunks are cheaper. The train was fun, we chose food from the menu it arrived quickly, was good value and tasty. We were woken 20 mins before our stop at 4am. The journey was great. Thank you 12goasia
★★★★★ Aug 14, 2016 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Great!
★★★☆☆ Aug 14, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Contras: Obligation of checking tickets physically with the agency that was open only till 7pm; uncertainty about receiving the right tickets till the very end Pros: punctuality and correct execution of documents 0
★★★★★ Aug 14, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Very easy to book and collect the tickets.
★★★★★ Aug 13, 2016 (train #31 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Ottima agenzia...affidabilissima...cuccetta comoda in treno ma pieno di scarafaggi...prima classe non oso immaginare la seconda
★★★★☆ Aug 9, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 8, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★☆☆☆☆ Aug 7, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Dirty
★★★★☆ Aug 5, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Comfortable once the beds were set up. Slept well
★★☆☆☆ Aug 2, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
There was beatles in the car and the food wasn't so good. I found an hair in my dish. The Temperature was very cold. The toilet dirty and uninhabitable. The staff was very kindly and helpful. The organization was ok.
★★★★☆ Jul 31, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 27, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Good trip. The train was confortable and the temperature was ok.
★★★★☆ Jul 26, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I agree that the toilets were very smelly (i.e. you need to change clothes after using it!) but the beds were comfortable. A much better option than taking the bus!!
★★★☆☆ Jul 26, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good service, friendly staff, let down by terrible toilet facilities... Very smelly!
★★★★★ Jul 25, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really great journey - second class sleeper from Bangkok to Koh Tao. 12goasia provided an excellent service.
★★★★★ Jul 23, 2016 (train #167 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
12go were great, v professional. Kept informed. Sleeper train was a good experience as a westerner. Overnight with fan and ferry. Ran late but warned they often do. Was very warm on the train, but to be expected. Thanks
★★★★☆ Jul 19, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 16, 2016 (train #43 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Brilliant service, comfortable service on the train. Helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend!
★★★★★ Jul 13, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 9, 2016 (train #83 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Staff at 12go.asia was very attentive. I almost missed the 5pm train due to long immigration process at Dong Muang. So I got to their office by 4.30pm and asked for the ticket in panick mode :D and they just handed to me straightaway. Thank you so much!! As for the train, it delayed 5-10min from actual departure time and about 30min from actual arrival time. But the bed is comfy. The staff is very nice and helpful. He woke me up just 10min before arriving at Chumphon station. Overall I enjoyed the ride and would do it again :)
★★★★★ Jul 2, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
It was a great experience, would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to experience riding a night train. :) the seats were well-cushioned and very comfortable for sleeping. Blankets provided were thick and kept us warm despite the cold and rainy weather. Curtains ensured privacy and helped to block the wind. I was at the bunk right beside the entrance to the carriage and the noise level reduces significantly if the door is closed. Earbuds would be recommended for people who have difficulties sleeping in a noisy environment though. The only down side would be the toilets, which was a squat-style toilet in a cramped space. It is nearly impossible to relief yourself while the train is moving, so hold back on the drinking and relief yourself when the train stops at the various stations. There will be vendors walking around selling packed dinners, chilled coke and snacks, so you could buy from them if you're hungry. They aren't pushy at all if you reject them though. Don't expect any scenery - it's way too dark to see anything out the window.
★★★☆☆ Jun 28, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything set up perfect. A-C cool, but no sleep due to loud noise if the train
★★★★★ Jun 21, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
First class sleeper was great for my partner and I. It was a very comfortable night sleep, however would not wait around at train station for 2-3hours prior to departure, after picking up ticket, although it is not an uncomfortable station to wait at. Train was on time, be warned it is a squat toilet on board & isn't the easiest thing to use when on a train.
★★☆☆☆ Jun 17, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Service was great, but unfortunately the train was 3,5 hours late so we missed planned ferry.
★★★★☆ Jun 17, 2016 (train #85 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very comfortable sleeper bunks! The food/drink buying system perhaps should be better explained. When we first arrived on the train, the staff people were handing out cups of drinks and we took it thinking it was complementary (they did not ask for any money and were handing them out to everyone). However, we later got charged quite a lot of money for the 2 cups (~320 bahts).
★★★★☆ Jun 16, 2016 (train #85 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
12GoAsia service was great! All went well! The train was ok. Not too comfy train but all went well.

News @ Chumphon

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.

10 January 2017

The organiser of the 2017 edition of the Thailand International Jazz Conference has confirmed the line-up will feature 60 different acts. This ninth jazz extravaganza will take place at the Salaya campus of Bangkok’s Mahidol University between 27 and 29 January.