Bangkok to Chumphon

Bangkok to Chumphon

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19:30
8h 45m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
04:15
Chumphon
8h 45m #85
17:15
1h 30m
DMK Don Mueang Airport
18:45
CJM Chumphon Airport
1h 30m #FD3148 Economy
19:30
9h 30m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
05:00
Chumphon Railway Station
9h 30m All connections guaranteed

From Hua Lamphong to Chumphon by Trains

08:05
6h 36m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
14:41
Chumphon
6h 36m #43 2nd Class AC seats only
13:00
8h 21m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
21:21
Chumphon
8h 21m #171
14:45
8h
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
22:45
Chumphon
8h #31
14:45
7h 49m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
22:34
Chumphon
7h 49m #31.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC
15:10
8h 5m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
23:15
Chumphon
8h 5m #37
15:10
8h 14m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
23:24
Chumphon
8h 14m #45 2nd Class Sleeper AC
15:35
9h 10m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
00:45
Chumphon
9h 10m #169
15:35
7h 48m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
23:23
Chumphon
7h 48m #169.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC
17:05
8h 15m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
01:20
Chumphon
8h 15m #83
17:05
7h 48m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
00:53
Chumphon
7h 48m #83.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC
17:35
9h 15m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
02:50
Chumphon
9h 15m #173
17:35
8h 50m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
02:25
Chumphon
8h 50m #173.2
18:30
8h 50m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
03:20
Chumphon
8h 50m #167
18:30
8h 50m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
03:20
Chumphon
8h 50m #167.2
19:30
8h 45m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
04:15
Chumphon
8h 45m #85
19:30
7h 48m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
03:18
Chumphon
7h 48m #85.2
22:50
7h
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
05:50
Chumphon
7h #41 2nd Class AC seats only
22:50
7h
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
05:50
Chumphon
7h #39 2nd Class AC seats only

From Hua Lamphong to Chumphon by Trains+Buses

14:45
15h 15m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
06:00
Chumphon Railway Station
15h 15m All connections guaranteed
15:35
9h 30m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
01:05
Chumphon Railway Station
9h 30m All connections guaranteed
17:05
9h 30m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
02:35
Chumphon Railway Station
9h 30m All connections guaranteed
17:35
10h 30m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
04:05
Chumphon Railway Station
10h 30m All connections guaranteed
18:30
10h 30m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
05:00
Chumphon Railway Station
10h 30m All connections guaranteed
19:30
9h 30m
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
05:00
Chumphon Railway Station
9h 30m All connections guaranteed

From Southern Terminal to Chumphon by Buses

09:00
6h 30m
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
15:30
Suwannatee Chumphon
6h 30m Express
12:00
6h 30m
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
18:30
Suwannatee Chumphon
6h 30m Express
19:00
6h 45m
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
01:45
Chumphon Bus
6h 45m Express
19:30
6h 45m
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
02:15
Chumphon Bus
6h 45m VIP 24
20:00
6h 30m
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
02:30
Suwannatee Chumphon
6h 30m Express
21:00
6h 30m
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
03:30
Suwannatee Chumphon
6h 30m Express

Transport types between Bangkok and Chumphon

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  • Ferries are not avaliable
  • Taxis are not avaliable
  • Vans are not avaliable

Bangkok to Chumphon Schedule

Bangkok to Chumphon Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
BangkokTaxi24 Comfort Any time$ 191.52
Nok Air Economy #DD761006:30 - 07:35$ 63.29
Thai Railways 2nd Class AC seats only 08:05 - 14:41$ 20.27
Thai Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 14:45 - 22:45$ 33.56
Thai Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 17:05 - 01:20$ 27.23
Thai Railways 2nd Class Sleeper AC 18:30 - 03:20$ 25.33
Nok Air Economy #DD645019:10 - 20:10$ 63.29
Suwannatee Express 20:00 - 02:30$ 12.76
Thai Railways 2nd Class AC seats only 22:50 - 05:50$ 20.27

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

MZ
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Feb 19, 2020
Great staff. Don’t expect western standards, but for Asia clean and comfy. Go for lower berth
HC
train #171 2nd Class Fan seats only, Thai Railways, Feb 14, 2020
????
GE
train #39 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways, Feb 11, 2020
Train itself was exactly what we expected however due to it setting off later than planned we missed our ferry to Koh Tao and was unable to get a refund.
LO
train #171 2nd Class Fan seats only, Thai Railways, Feb 10, 2020
I thought is was quite horrible .... Getting the tickets was easy and we even left on time . But the journey took far more time than scheduled and there was no explanation for it ! I sat in the train from Bangkok to Chumphon for more than 10 hours instead of the 8 scheduled . The trains could also use some kind of update ! Come on , it’s the 20’s but not the 1920’s ... Never again ...
SV
train #171 2nd Class Fan seats only, Thai Railways, Feb 6, 2020
Train arrived to Chumphon late by 2 hours.
MC
Bus Express, Suwannatee, Feb 5, 2020
Pretty easy to figure out. People where helpful. Just arrive early before hand like they suggest. It was a bit of a rush for us and we where almost late
AH
train #39 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways, Feb 4, 2020
I needed to collect my tickets out of hours, because my train left at 11pm. I telephoned the 12Go Asia office in an advance to discuss options on how to do this. They very kindly organised that a night security guard could give me my ticket. Thank you!! I was very happy with this option, otherwise i would have had to either go to the office during the day, then go back (a 2-hour round-trip), then go back again for the train, OR arrive at the station 3 hours too early for my train. But I was very disappointed to find the train was NOT a sleeper, just normal seats, so I didnt sleep - I chose a train because I cannot sleep sitting up on buses, etc, and thought night trains had flat-bed seats :(( But I dont think that the fault of 12Go Asia, except that the tickets were then very expensive for what they were - my ticket price showed 200 baht LESS than what i paid 12Go Asia, so I wasnt happy about that....
PC
Bus Express, Suwannatee, Feb 2, 2020
It was a very nice experience, super profissional and we even got a very traditional Thai lunch included!! Value for money really incredible, highly recommended!!
RB
train #31 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways, Jan 28, 2020
It was a pleasant trip. The only thing is that the information screen shows a wrong arrival time. The train arrived 1 hour later then scheduled in Chumphon and you don’t know what the arrival time will be. The staff was very helpful. Tip. Learn the people some basic English.
LG
train #43 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railways, Jan 14, 2020
Overall a great experience, friendly train staff and a nice journey. We received a free snack, and then a meal - totally unexpected given the low cost of the tickets! Train carriage had AC which was great to start with, but after a while the carriage was very warm and fans were turned on. Train arrived and set off on time, but we reached our destination about 1 hour late. Would use again, but make sure to allow plenty of time to make connections!
SG
Bus Express, Suwannatee, Jan 11, 2020
Seats were quite comfortable, reclined there was the possibility to have a good nap. We arrived 1 hour later. Air condition was very strong, it was so cold during the all journey. The stop for having lunch was okay. Cleaning of the bus is improvable.
FC
train #85 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Jan 8, 2020
Pretty comfortable for what I was expecting, sadly I wasn’t really able to sleep because the light was shining right in my face. Was also about 2 hours late but luckily the ferry company put me right onto the next one even though I was late
SB
taxi SUV 4pax, Thailand Limo by Datum, Dec 31, 2019
Very efficient, polite driver who turned up early and was happy for us to take two stops en route. Only quibble is that I wish that our driver (and drivers in general) would not look at their phone and send messages when the traffic is going slowly. Also the car isnt enormous for 7 hours drive. But an efficient and good experience overall.
RC
taxi Premium, Glassflower, Dec 24, 2019
We did not get the van that is in the photos and it was a very uncomfortable ride on very uncomfortable seats. The driver was excellent however.
EB
Bus Express, Suwannatee, Dec 23, 2019
Old bus, arrival a bit late but in overall good trip.
CM
Bus Express, Suwannatee, Dec 22, 2019
Llegamos a la hora. El autobús nuevo y cómodo.
CH
train #31 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways, Dec 19, 2019
Comfortable and Great seat that converts to comfortable sleeper. Plenty of room and great service from stewards
MM
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
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
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
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