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

21 trips (THB 373 — 9,400)

From Chumphon to Bangkok by train

#84
Thai Railways
00:05
Chumphon
08:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
8h 30m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,444
× 2 = ฿ 2,888
 
#84
Thai Railways
00:05
Chumphon
08:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
8h 30m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 980
× 2 = ฿ 1,960
 
#40
Thai Railways
12:45
Chumphon
19:45
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
7h
food WC aircon steward
฿ 760
× 2 = ฿ 1,520
18 seats available
#174
Thai Railways
19:30
Chumphon
05:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
9h 40m
food WC steward
฿ 700
× 2 = ฿ 1,400
20 seats available
#174
Thai Railways
19:30
Chumphon
05:10
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
9h 40m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 920
× 2 = ฿ 1,840
12 seats available
#168
Thai Railways
20:25
Chumphon
05:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
9h 10m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 920
× 2 = ฿ 1,840
20 seats available
#168
Thai Railways
20:25
Chumphon
05:35
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
9h 10m
food WC steward
฿ 700
× 2 = ฿ 1,400
20 seats available
#86
Thai Railways
21:10
Chumphon
06:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
9h 20m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 980
× 2 = ฿ 1,960
 
#86
Thai Railways
21:10
Chumphon
06:30
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
9h 20m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 1,444
× 2 = ฿ 2,888
 
#178
Thai Railways
21:35
Chumphon
06:40
Thon Buri, Bangkok
9h 5m
food WC steward
฿ 545
× 2 = ฿ 1,090
 
#42
Thai Railways
22:45
Chumphon
05:55
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
7h 10m
WC aircon
฿ 760
× 2 = ฿ 1,520
 
#44
Thai Railways
22:51
Chumphon
05:55
Hua Lamphong, Bangkok
7h 4m
food WC aircon steward
฿ 730
× 2 = ฿ 1,460
20 seats available

From Suwannatee station to Bangkok by bus

Suwannatee
10:00
Suwannatee station, Chumphon
16:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
6h 20m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 373
× 2 = ฿ 746
? seats available
Suwannatee
14:00
Suwannatee station, Chumphon
20:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
6h 20m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 373
× 2 = ฿ 746
? seats available
Suwannatee
22:00
Suwannatee station, Chumphon
04:20
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
6h 20m
snack WC aircon steward
฿ 373
× 2 = ฿ 746
? seats available

From Chumphon to Bangkok by taxi

PGS
Any
Chumphon
Time
Bangkok any hotel
5h 40m
aircon steward
฿ 8,200
  vehicle, all incl
PGS
Any
Chumphon
Time
Bangkok any hotel
5h 40m
aircon steward
฿ 9,400
  vehicle, all incl
Axara Travel
Any
Chumphon
Time
Bangkok any hotel
5h 40m
aircon steward
฿ 9,375
  vehicle, all incl
Axara Travel
Any
Chumphon
Time
Bangkok any hotel
5h 40m
aircon steward
฿ 8,125
  vehicle, all incl

From Chumphon Airport to Bangkok by flight

#DD7611
Nok Air
07:20
Chumphon Airport
08:30
Don Mueang Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,002
× 2 = ฿ 4,004
  available
#DD7619
Nok Air
18:10
Chumphon Airport
19:20
Don Mueang Airport
1h 10m
WC aircon steward
฿ 2,414
× 2 = ฿ 4,828
  available

How to get to Bangkok from Chumphon

How to get from Chumphon to Bangkok

To get from Chumphon to Bangkok, you have your usual choice of a bus or a train. Buses are faster, but the main bus station which serves the capital is a bit far from the town. Trains are slower, but you have a good choice of seats and sleepers and the train station is located right in the centre of Chumphon.

From Chumphon to Bangkok by bus

There are two bus stations in Chumphon. The smaller one, which is located in the city itself, serves southern destinations like Hat Yai, Ranong or Phuket. A new, bigger Chumphon provincial transport station, from where buses to Bangkok depart, sits on Highway 4, some 14 km west of town. Note that there are no public transport which serves the new bus station, so you will need to arrange a taxi (about THB100).

There are a number of operators serving the route between Chumphon and Bangkok, including Suwannatee tour. Though the location of Chumphon bus station is really out of the way, you may still consider taking a bus instead of a train as buses bring you to the capital just in 6½ hours while trains take no less than 8½ hours. Suwannatee Tour offers three Bangkok-bound buses during the day, at 10am, 2pm and 10pm. All of them are Express buses with tickets just under THB400. Snacks and drinks are served on the way, there are toilets on board and air-conditioning. Note that the afternoon departure arrives to Bangkok at 8.20pm, and the last one – at 4.20am, so arrange accordingly.

In Bangkok, buses arrive to Sai Tai Mai, the Southern bus terminal, located in Thonburi district on the western banks of Chao Phraya. Numerous BMTA buses connect it with other parts of the capital, but it is not an easy task to figure out which one you need and not convenient if you travel with luggage. Consider taking a taxi instead to get to the city.

From Chumphon to Bangkok by train

Chumphon Train Station lies right in the centre of the city, northwest of Chumphon Night Bazaar. Trains from Chumphon to Bangkok leave throughout the day. Taking a train is the most comfortable way to travel, especially if you book a sleeper. Trains #174, #168 (8.25pm), #86 (9.10pm) and #84 (12.05am) each offer the most popular second class AC sleepers at around THB850-THB900. Be ready for a freezinf air-conditioner, though. If you do not want to risk your health, opt for a second class fan sleeper, which is a bit cheaper at THB650. There are 2nd class fan sleeper carts in #174 (7.30pm) and #168. All these trains take from 8½ hours to 9½ hours to reach Bangkok.

Then there are two trains which are the fastest from the bunch, #40 leaving from Chumphon at 12.45pm and arriving to Bangkok at 7.45pm, and #42, which departs at 10.45pm and arrives at 5.55am. There are second class AC seats only in both of them, so think twice before you book your 7-hour journey. If you are looking for the cheapest train ticket, consider a night train #168 which has second class fan seats only at THB500. And good luck for your lower back!

Should I make a stopover in Chumphon?

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 be disregarded either.

First-hand experience: a homestay or a coffee-roaster shop?

The majority of those who seek for budget accommodation in Chumphon end up checking in at Suda Guest House which is arguably the most popular place with backpackers and flashpackers who decide to stay overnight in the city. We were not so lucky, though, as on finding out that we had just arrived to the mainland from the islands and were heading backwards to Bangkok, the reception guy said that there were no more vacancy at Suda’s. Most probably he was cheating as a foreign couple who arrived a few minutes after us got a room – obviously because they were going to Koh Tao the next morning, and the owners planned to sell them a bus+ferry combo to the island.

If you happen to have the same problem, do not despair. Just one shop down the street from Suda’s there is a great place to experience Chumphon hospitality to its fullest. There is a small rest house, ingeniously called New Rest House. Basically, it is a rambling private house of local coffee-roasters with over 50 years in coffee-roasting business.

They offer two very primitive fan rooms with shared toilets outside, but the owners are so friendly and accommodating and the atmosphere of a real ‘living’ house is so relaxed, that you cannot help but fall in love with the place.

In the morning they brew their roasts for the guests and you can also have a look at a very primitive – but obviously efficient! – coffee-roasting machine they use. Local robusta is very toning up – take a chance to buy some to bring back home, even if the beans look too overroasted.

Passenger reviews out of total 4,012 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 16, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Absolutely rubbish I would never use them again. I booked my trip to Thailand based on the fact that I would see a friend of mine who lives in Koh Tao however when I arrived in Bangkok I headed to Asia 12go office and only then was I told that my train was cancelled. To top it off I ended up losing around £40 as I only received a part refund. The booking agent said that the floods were not her fault and that they must keep the fees because they spent much time trying to book the tickets for me. Their attitude was rude and dismissive. I recommend people just to book tickets on arrival direct at the station it's more effiecent.
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 10, 2017 (charter Van 9pax, PGS) :
Awful. Cost us over $1200USD in flight change fees when we missed our flight! 12go was unresponsive, didn't provide phone number of driver even though they said they would, which we ended up needing when the ferry changed piers. The driver drove extremely recklessly, didn't arrive with a full tank of gas and took a long time filling up - costing us precious timethat eventually resulted in missing our flight. I provided our ferry info and flight departure time before booking - the 12go agent confirmed it was more than enough time and that we'd be sitting in the airport with tons of extra time. Lies. I'll be sure to share the details of my experience with my readers. Neither fast nor good - even though I paid double for this service as I would've with local providers direct
★★★★★ Jan 9, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 8, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train was cancelled but I wasn't informed, then the next train was delayed by 4 hours
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 8, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The night train was cancelled and I only found out when on the platform ready to board. My ticket got exchanged for another train 2 hours later, but no sleeper. They told me this was the only option. So I had to sit all the way to Bangkok (sure, got some 100 baht nach but that's not sufficient compensation), it was a very old train where several seats were broken and on the top of it there were disgusting bugs, brownish looking like small cockroaches, running around... I did not feel comfortable and arrived exhausted after 7h in the train. Hopefully I just had really bad luck though...
★★★☆☆ Jan 8, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything good exept the train was in late more than 1 hour
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 8, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Tickets were at de Office as promised. But the night train wasn't going and we sleeped on the bank of the normal train.
★★★★★ Jan 7, 2017 (bus Express, Suwannatee) :
Best bus service eas made to feel safe and welcome. Bus lady spoke english to us and explaimed everything. And we got a free meal included
★★★☆☆ Jan 7, 2017 (train #174 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★☆☆☆☆ Jan 6, 2017 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Trip was cancelled without explanation.
★★★★★ Jan 6, 2017 (charter Van 9pax, PGS) :
ok
★★★★☆ Jan 5, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Sleeper train with A/C, picked up tickets from packing office no worries, train on time, clean bedding, we slept pretty well with ear plugs and a jumper, got a bit cool, the lights stay on as I knew so a eye mask or scarf helps, arrival in BKK on time, easy and efficient if you have less travel time to book individual tickets and make your way yourself, recommended :)
★★★★☆ Jan 5, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jan 3, 2017 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Safe, on time, staff very kindly!
★★★★★ Jan 2, 2017 (bus Express, Suwannatee) :
There was a bun, 2 packets of drinks and wet tissue provided. Staff cant speak much English but they will announce the stops
★★★★★ Dec 29, 2016 (charter Comfort, PGS)
★★★★★ Dec 28, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Cesta byla příjemná, vlaky dorazily na čas, personál rozestlal postele a k dispozici byl i jídelní vůz. Druhá třída se pro přespání dá v pohodě přežít, povlečení i deka byli čisté. Nikdo nás neokradl, navíc batoh s doklady můžete mít u sebe v posteli, měli jsme tam pro jistotu i krosny. Organizace v autobuse po cestě do přístavu a i na trajektech byla dobrá, zvlášť Lomprayah jsou opravdu dobře organizovaní a profesionální.
★★★★☆ Dec 27, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 27, 2016 (train #168 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 27, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 24, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
12goAsia was great to work with. Solid company and convient location outside train station
★★★★☆ Dec 23, 2016 (train #168 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 22, 2016 (train #174 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Dec 19, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Rode VIP 1st class from Bangkok to Chumphon and back. Pleasant experience. Both departed within 10 minutes of scheduled time. Train is a bit old and noisy, but sleeper cabin had clean sheets and fresh blankets. Was able to get a little sleep - not sure if that would've happened in 2nd, definitely not in 3rd class. Don't expect "western 1st class" - but cannot complain for the price. Attendant was very helpful and friendly, same guy both times. Would do this again.
★★★★☆ Dec 18, 2016 (bus Express, Suwannatee) :
Bus a bit old and wobbly but staff ok, fast service
★★★☆☆ Dec 8, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Nov 27, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Nov 26, 2016 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
To noisy in the lower berth
★★★☆☆ Nov 14, 2016 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Noisy... too uncomfortable to sleep!
★★★☆☆ Nov 3, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
It was less good than outbound journey. Some screws in the bed and ladder were loose and it rattled all night long making it far more difficult to sleep than first journey. Also found 2 baby cockroaches in the cabin. However - must stress that 12GoAsia - the agent provide a FANTASTIC and reliable service
★★★★☆ Nov 2, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Will make any future reservations with 12goasia again. Very goood and relyable service
★★★★★ Oct 28, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Everything perfect
★★★★★ Oct 2, 2016 (train #174 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 19, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Servicio 12go Asia perfecto, totalmente recomendable comprar a través de ellos! El tren es un tren Tailandés, os debéis hacer la idea antes de ir. Aún y así, en general muy bien, en este trayecto fuimos en First Class Sleeper AC. Puntual, baño limpio, camas cómodas y sábanas limpias. La única pega que le pongo es que había pequeñas cucarachas por el suelo... cosa normal creo yo. Te despiertan media hora antes de llegar y si al entrar al tren has pedido desayuno te lo traen a la cabina (no incluído en el precio, pasan cabina por cabina explicando como funciona y a enseñarte el menú). Recomendable llevar tapones para los oídos.
★☆☆☆☆ Sep 7, 2016 (train #174 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
Horrible
★★★☆☆ Sep 4, 2016 (train #168 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 2, 2016 (train #168 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
We had our ticket waiting at chumphon station Good service good train !
★★★★★ Sep 2, 2016 (train #44 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
As in my way to the island, all well organised and confortable trip
★★★★☆ Sep 1, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The berth is very good. The train shackles a lot during the night.
★★★★☆ Aug 30, 2016 (train #174 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Aug 30, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Good value for money, but consider the trip will be long, noisy and basic.
★★★★☆ Aug 27, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
We enjoyed our trip. The beds were comfortable and big enough to sleep on. The train was about 30-40 minutes late, but mostly because of delays once we got inside the Bangkok area. It got kind of warm throughout the night because I think they turned off /down the AC. But overall it was s good experience
★★★☆☆ Aug 23, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
I'm not mad that the train was 2 hours late. I'm mad that we were woken up at 6:30 am (eta if we had been on time) when we clearly weren't going to arrive until 8:30am (the time we would arrive with a 2 hour delay). Other than that, 12goasia was great and train was standard fare: beat up but serviceable, fine for sleeping, upper bunk kinda bright (bring mask), end berths get noisy (bring earplugs).
★★★★☆ Aug 23, 2016 (train #168 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 23, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 23, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
From Koh Tao to Bangkok. Good trip. Boat-bus-train perfectly on time. It's tricky, but it cost 1/3 than the flight samui-bkk.
★★★★★ Aug 21, 2016 (train #40 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Tickets easy to become at the train station, as instructed. Train on time, free meal (not bad at all), coffee tea and soft drinks. Seats on the train ok, but little space for western sized people. Good airco.
★★★★★ Aug 20, 2016 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent. Was apprehensive about booking the tickets online when I read that the tickets had to be collected physically, but I was delighted to know that the tickets had been delivered on time, sealed in a neat plastic bag, enclosed within an envelope with my name clearly indicated on it. Train was on time, bed was comfortable (blanket was sealed within a plastic bag for sanitary purposes), had a nice window view, air-conditioning was working fine. An extremely pleasant experience, and will definitely use this service again!
★☆☆☆☆ Aug 19, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12goasia no envio los billetes y nos dejaron tirados en la estacion. Tuvimos que comprar billetes para esa noche a las 23h sentados y con aire acondicionado. La peor noche donde he dormido fuera. Sillones incomodos, duros, con demasiado aire y toda la noche con la luz encendida.
★★☆☆☆ Aug 14, 2016 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
1 hour delay. Noisy
★★★☆☆ Aug 13, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Aug 11, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Perfect! Clean and comfortable
★★★★★ Aug 9, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Perfect.
★★★★☆ Aug 7, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Aug 6, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Well made beds, train was on time. I did not sleep well because of all the mouvementen inside the train.
★★★★★ Aug 2, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Jul 28, 2016 (train #174 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways) :
On time
★★★★☆ Jul 27, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
12go Asia were great. Collected the tickets no problem. Slept pretty well in the 2nd class AC, however so many people shouting at stops which weren't ours was extremely disturbing!
★★★☆☆ Jul 26, 2016 (train #40 Class II AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 26, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Jul 12, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Slept like a baby the entire trip - comfortable beds, clean facilities and lovely staff. AC this time, but fan carriage was just as good.
★★★★★ Jul 10, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Really enjoyed the train .the connections from koa toa to bankok wete seemless takes a bit longer than the bus ferry combo but sometimes it is about the journey as much as the destination
★★★★★ Jul 4, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Jun 22, 2016 (train #40 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
I took the tickets in less than five minutes from the office. The lunch was pretty disgusting ( not to mention too spicy for foreigners). The trip and seats were okay. Bathroom dirty.
★★★★☆ Jun 7, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Beds already made up when we boarded train. Guard helped with luggage and took order for breakfast served promptly at 6am - 30 mins before arrival. Very helpful but did not sleep well and train bumpy and station tannoy sounded at every stop through the night. Arrived on time
★★★☆☆ Jun 4, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The toilets were disgusting, horrible smell! Otherwise comfortable and nice personnell
★★★☆☆ May 3, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The train was early and left on time, into Bangkok about 10 minutes late which is fine. This review is a 3 as the VIP cabin we had was filled with cockrouches and the basin leaked onto the floor of the cabin every time it was used. Toilets where OK compared to previous trips.
12Go response:

We thank you and appreciate your review and comment about the service. Please accept our apology for having a dissatisfaction with the transport service. Rest assured that your concern will be passed on to the train company management and we’re positive that investigation will be done and improvement will be soon implemented. Once again, our apology for all the inconvenience and we hope you still consider 12go@asia service in your future trips!

★★★☆☆ Apr 25, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
El tren llegó una hora tarde a Bangkok. Es mi segundo viaje en este tipo de trenes y esta vez no vi cucarachas pero la primera vez sí. Cuando fui de Bangkok a Chiang Mai, las literas de abajo eran más anchas pero en este tren ambas son de 90 cm. Olvidaos de dormir la última hora porque te despiertan para ira haciendo las camas. Creo que deberían esperar hasta el final de trayecto, la verdad.
12Go response:

We would like to apologize about that, we will pass your review to Thai Railways instead. Thank you very much for booking your tickets with us. We would bring your advice to improve and develop even more. We hope you will be back to use our service again in the near future. Thank you, please enjoy your stay in Thailand.

★★★★☆ Apr 24, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Much nicer than the 2nd class carriages. Private cabin with sink and the public toilets were so much cleaner and included a sower.
12Go response:

Thank you for your kind review and rating, truly appreciated! We are happy that you are satisfied with the service. Thank you for using 12go.asia and we hope to serve you once again for your next trip!

★★★★☆ Apr 13, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Love the overnight train, you're asleep for most of the journey, arrive Bangkok early in the morning for a day of shopping.
★★★★★ Apr 8, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Very happy with all elements of our trip from Koh Tao to Bangkok. The kids loved it too
★★★★★ Mar 29, 2016 (train #40 Class II AC, Thai Railways) :
Ticket waiting for me in the station. All perfect.
★★★★★ Mar 24, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The trip was great. Pleasant ride. Good bed. On time!!
★★★☆☆ Mar 14, 2016 (train #168 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Trip was good, no big problems. Hard to sleep when the cabin makes an awful squeaking noise around every bend/bump, but I managed to sleep.
★★★★★ Mar 9, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything was fine.
★★★★★ Feb 27, 2016 (train #168 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Everything went super smooth. Really happy. I was a little nervous at first but it went exactly as explained. The tickets were shipped to the cargo room at Chumpon Train Station. I picked them up the day of departure and headed back to Bangkok. Super easy. Thank you for the great service.
★★★☆☆ Feb 26, 2016 (train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The train left on time but artivrd more than 30 minutes late with several stops along the way. It was quite noisy and we couldn't regulate the air conditioner. It is difficult to consider it a 1st class.. Squat toilets to share with the entire car, dirty compartments and cockroaches and ants were partying and running all over the train. We managed to sleep though, didn't try the breakfast
★★★★☆ Feb 23, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train ran on time. Comfortable and clean bed, if a little small for a 6'1, 190 lb man. The AC car is VERY air conditioned. I was actually cold and had to get up and put on pants and tie a tshirt around my head, which was still not enough. Thankfully one of the other passengers got off early and I was able to steal his blanket. Seriously, this train has the strongest AC in Thailand. This is, I repeat, not a joke.
★★★☆☆ Feb 21, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
The train left on time and arrived at Hua Lamphong on schedule. We had a sleeper which was okay but cramped for two people. The tracks were on the bumpy side which made sleeping difficult. The staff were accommodation and friendly. Although we would not discourage this form of transportation we would not be quick to encourage it.
★★★★★ Feb 20, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Safe. No frills. Reasonably clean. Only exception is the train toilet. Train staff are friendly.
★★★★★ Feb 10, 2016 (train #174 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
All gut, ac too cold
★★★★★ Feb 8, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★☆☆ Feb 4, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Lots of misinformation. If you start your trip in Bangkok go to the office and make sure they have all the details correct. They didn't for our booking but they were very pleasant and rectified the problem in under twenty mins refunding the difference in price. The sleeper was a lovely ride and a lot safer than the Kamakazi bus
★★★★☆ Feb 3, 2016 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
After some misunderstandings (all my fault) i got the ticket sent to Chumpon Railway station. Took some time for them to locate the ticket, but so far everything was ok. So was the VIP cabin. But the Southern railway is still in a miserable condition bumpy,shaking and noisy. plus a whistle loving driver. The 24 seat bus is better, just make sure u dont get the seats at the back, not comfy. The north and northeastern railways are very good though
★★★★☆ Jan 6, 2016 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Clean, on time and with the Ac!
★★★★★ Dec 29, 2015 (train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Dec 28, 2015 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
The 2nd class bed is way too short, only 1.8m, so if you are tall consider travelling in reclining seats. AC is crazy, half of the passengers got cold. Otherwise was on time
★★★☆☆ Nov 29, 2015 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
AC was too cold and there were insects in the bed.
★★☆☆☆ Nov 25, 2015 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Train from 1989 and the coolest one yet! Some of us nearly froze and one seat smelled of puking and the train was 2 hours late, so we left Chumphon at 23:30.
★★★★★ Oct 25, 2015 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Excellent service, train on time and clean. Service friendly and helpful.
★★★★☆ Oct 24, 2015 (train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways) :
Great service by 12goasia, could not ask for more.
★☆☆☆☆ Oct 19, 2015 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
the train was 2.5 and 3 hours late on the way there and on the way back respectively and i have heard this is just the norm. this said, the train is very safe, comfortable and overall it is a pleasant trip...if you are not in a rush! I traveled second class with air con.: chilly so bring along a sweater and socks as you will need them in addition to the cover they provide you. Plenty of food is served at the restaurant and by vendors passing around.
★★★★★ Sep 5, 2015 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★★ Sep 4, 2015 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★★★☆ Sep 2, 2015 (train #168 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways)
★★☆☆☆ Sep 1, 2015 (train #170 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
El tren llevaba 4 horas de retraso pero por suerte pudimos cambiar el billete para un tren que salió antes de lo que teníamos previsto. Nos pusieron en literas de al lado de la puerta i venia olor a gasolina i muchísimo ruido. Aún así, con tapones i pastillas pudimos dormir.
★★★★★ Aug 24, 2015 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Departure and arrival were about 1 h late, and reading other reviews it's likely to be in the average. One should keep this in mind when planning this kind of trip. Be careful to catch the right train in Chumphon. Announcements are not clear at all. Ask railway personnel before jumping on the train. Journey was very comfortable, train staff very efficient. A/C always too strong on Thai trains.
★★☆☆☆ Aug 18, 2015 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
This trip was late and without Air conditioning. We Booked Air conditioning Train but we got only fan
★★★★☆ Aug 15, 2015 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
always late on departures and arriving
★★★★☆ Aug 14, 2015 (train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways) :
Nice temperature, breakfast ok but expensive. Well made/ comfy beds, and lovely staff.

News @ Bangkok

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20 January 2017

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19 January 2017

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