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From Chumphon Town to Bangkok by bus

07:00
Chumphon Town
15:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
8h 30m
20:00
Chumphon Town
05:00
Morchit, Bangkok
9h
20:00
Chumphon Town
04:30
Southern Terminal, Bangkok
8h 30m

From Chumphon Town to Bangkok by van

07:00
Chumphon Town
14:00
Khao San Rd Night Market, Bangkok
7h

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 195 passengers who 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 while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Apr 19, 2019
charter Van 9pax, BangkokTaxi24
★★★★★
Easy contacting you. Nice chaufför. I Will definitly use you again.
Apr 17, 2019
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
The service was great, but we were delayed 3 hours so that made the trip a little less comfortable.
Apr 13, 2019
train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Just as expected, very good travel. The ticket pickup was easy and the staff of the pickup point were very friendly. Thank you!
Apr 9, 2019
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★★
Great value for money. Bus was modern and had a/c. There was one stop for 20 minutes at a modern service station so no horrible toilets! Our bus arrived in Bangkok approx 1 hour late due to traffic so do bare this in mind when booking. The bus also arrived 15 minutes early at suwannatee so make sure you get there early.
Apr 8, 2019
train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
train was on time.cabin was clean, and a comfy journey.desiel fumes at times got into the cabin. toilets were smelly. chumphon not a place we felt comfy at. only time we worried about our safety.
Apr 2, 2019
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★★
The trip was good. You have enough space in the Bus. At the middle of the trip the Bus stopped and we all got free lunch at a restaurant. This was unexpected but very good. In Bangkok the bus was delay because of the traffic in Bangkok (1 1/2 h). So always plan with enough time. At nigth the bus gets cold, but there were covers in the bus. Maybe take a jacket with you. To sum this up, this was the cheapest ticket in Thailand, but nevertheless very good!
Mar 31, 2019
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
Seats were comfortable, little snack was interesting but good. Arrived in Bangkok only half an hour late but probably due to rush hour. Unfortunately there were mosquitoes on the bus as well.
Mar 26, 2019
train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Perfect Service from 12Go.Asia as always. Easy ticket pickup at information desk. But wouldnt recommend 2nd class. We got an older train this time and the A/C was freezing cold, sleeper was really bright all the time and berth was way too small for me. Better book 1st class and enjoy!
Mar 22, 2019
train #168 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
the service of 12go.asia was great and the night train even in the second class sleeper with two 6 year old kids was quite comfortable and a small nice adventure for them to remember...
Mar 14, 2019
train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
Train was 90 minutes late.
Mar 11, 2019
train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Tutto benissimo secondo programma
Feb 26, 2019
train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
Got tickets at the tourist office at chumphon around 6 pm . Lady gave us tickets and instructions on where to store our luggage at the train station. I had to ask her for my 12Go Asia refund of 200 baut . Why do you do that? Train left on time and the 1 st class cabin was ok. But train staff where trying to sell us overpriced breakfast befor we could put our bags down. We ate on the chaing Mai train and knew it was not worth it. I ordered coffee to make him go away and let us get settled. Worst coffee we had in Thailand in a month here. And $ 120 baut for 2 . Cabin was filthy . I tryed to use the washroom in the morning and all I could do was gag. I had to wait till I got to the station where they charged me 3 baut . The Lampura boat bus and 12 Go Asia voucher was all good . Thailand railways needs some improvement.
Feb 26, 2019
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★★
Bus was clean and modern. Comfortable and adjustable seats. A little cool but I didn't need the available blankets. Nice rest stop right at noon for snacks and toilet. Would recommend and book again.
Feb 25, 2019
train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Everything went perfect .
Feb 24, 2019
train #168 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways
★★★★★
All thats wars fine !!!!!!
Feb 19, 2019
bus Standard AC, Fame Tour
★★★☆☆
Seats are quite small and no neck support, so it is difficult to fall asleep. I would take the sleeper train next time for the extra personal space and the ability to lie down.
Feb 18, 2019
train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Very good.
Feb 13, 2019
train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
12go.asia offers a well organized and reliable booking service that in my case did cost about 400 Bht. The first class cabin was clean and well organized, toilets ok, service ok, had a comfortable night. Air conditioning is too strong and cannot be controlled from the cabin, it affects in particular the upper bert, you’ll need woolens and socks. Too bad the train arrived with a delay of 140 minutes!!
Feb 10, 2019
train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
The train is very nice with a private cabin and a decent bed. We arrived 1 hour late, however
Feb 9, 2019
train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Efficient and comfortable
Feb 9, 2019
train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
I like thai train, but sometime people speak loud, great trip
Jan 31, 2019
train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Delay - 2,5 h
Jan 11, 2019
bus VIP, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
Chairs were very comfortable. I only did nog have any support for the head. For the rest a nice climate and good atmosphere.
Jan 3, 2019
charter Minivan 4pax, BangkokTaxi24
★★★★★
We had a very pleasant driver who got us to Bangkok safely and comfortably. Our boat was three hours late and our poor driver had to wait the entire time, but still he met us with a smile. We are very happy with this service and especially our driver.
Dec 14, 2018
train #40 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Everything was fine.
Dec 10, 2018
train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Train: Train vagons are not the newest one but still ok. Cleanliness for me as a man alright, my wife saw some imperfectness. Compartments with AC can get pretty cold, be ready for that. Train sometimes brakes quickly etc. which is not convenient but in general it's alright for overnight sleep. Train was about 15 minutes late on arrival and arrived to Bangkok about 30 minutes later. 12go: They made a mistake and after not really clear communication booked me tickets for the train which leaves Chumphon before we even got there (again, they wanted to get this confirmed but even the confirmation request was wrongly communicated). But in the end they bought new tickets and everything worked for us. But it was not a pleasant situation at all at that moment.
Dec 9, 2018
train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
vibrations of doors and the car in general were so loud we couldn‘t sleep very well.
Nov 22, 2018
train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Very quick and nice way to travel, first class was good as we had seperare ‘room’ for the 2 of us
Oct 27, 2018
train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Clean bed 1st class and was a nice trip
Oct 9, 2018
train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
12go Asia was a very useful and easy to use service!
Oct 6, 2018
train #174 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
It was fine just a bit old and cold.
Oct 5, 2018
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★☆☆
Nice and good price, but the poor li'l bus broke down and we had to wait for a new one. I had to call the other ride to wait an extra two hours.
Sep 29, 2018
train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Great way to travel
Sep 20, 2018
train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Good service, nice memory next time 1st class
Sep 16, 2018
train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Service offere by 12go asia five stars. Unfortunately the train on arrival to Bangkok Station was standing for an hour waiting for a free platform.
Sep 15, 2018
train #174 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Train propre, mais 30 minutes de retard et obligé de quitter le lit 1h avant l’arrivée du train à Bangkok
Sep 10, 2018
train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
we had an overall positive experience; the quality of the train was good, clean and safe; toilets were a bit dirty but acceptable
Sep 9, 2018
bus VIP, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
Vert punctual. It arrived to Bangkok 2 hores before time.
Sep 7, 2018
train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Well organized. 3 Hours waiting in Chumpon between Ferry arrival and train Departure. Sleeping train 2nd class relaxed and confortable.
Sep 5, 2018
train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Ok. The arrival is not very in time. To be improve!
Sep 3, 2018
train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Everything went well. Not the newest train but clean
Sep 2, 2018
train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
Old train, old restaurant, dirty toilet, broken air conditioned (too cold), 1 hour delay
Aug 29, 2018
train #174 Class II Sleeper Fan, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
really good experience, we were 2 adults and 3 childrens and it was great, confortable even if it was 2d class with fan. Nice to do if you want to win time.
Aug 27, 2018
train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
nice trip, very clean and relatively fast. Friendly service
Aug 26, 2018
train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Travelled as a family of 5. We found it clean (no cockroaches), efficientand comfortable enough. The train arrived an hour late and the breakfast wasn’t worth the cost, but, that was as I expected.
Aug 24, 2018
train #40 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
This service does not connect easily with the early ferry from Koh Tao, especially as it doesn't always (ever?) run on time. Only some innovative planning, running, and a high speed private taxi enabled us to catch the train which wouldn't have been possible if that hadn't also been running late, thank Budda. The refreshments on the train, however, were a pleasant and enjoyable surprise and bonus.
Aug 21, 2018
charter Van 9pax, Axara Travel
★★★☆☆
i have booked a van for 6 peoples. The van wasn't ready when we arrived to koh tao from bangkok . 12 go Asia found a solution rapidly and we were able to take our plane on time . lot's of stress but the company has been very reactive.
Aug 18, 2018
train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
I have to admit that the 1st class was rather disappointing. Very old train, AC very cold, but looked dirty. The beds are rock hard, so overall not what you expect for 1st class. The upside is that you don't require a Hotel stay and arrive early morning in Bangkok. The service from 12GO is 1st class. So I will keep using them to take care of my bookings etc.
Aug 17, 2018
train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
It’s ok...
Aug 16, 2018
train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Correct, like you can spect
Aug 16, 2018
train #84 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Great and fun way to travel through the night. The breakfast service woke up the whole wagon long before it was necessary to wake up, that was the only downside of the trip. Our 2 teenage kids loved having their own little private space behind the curtain.
Aug 15, 2018
charter VIP Van 9pax, Glassflower
★★★★★
Taxi driver called me to find out about the delay of the ferry and to tell us where exactly he was waiting for us. Excellent driving skills straight to Bangkok, top service for fair price.
Aug 13, 2018
train #168 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
AC so cold and was a very old train.
Aug 6, 2018
train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
It was very good. The only thing that was a bit annoying was that they kept the lights on at night.
Aug 6, 2018
train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Pleasant trip. Take a sweater because it''s nice but cool. I was surprised how much space you have in the lower bunk. ????
Aug 2, 2018
train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
The light was the whole night switched on. The service Personal was doing loud phone calls starting at 4:00am. We had to stand up at 6:00am while the train arrived 8:30am at Bangkok.
Aug 2, 2018
train #168 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Could be cleaner
Aug 2, 2018
train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Perfect service from 12goAsia ! Staff very friendly and helpful, thank you!!
Aug 1, 2018
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
Good bus with friendly people and we get a drink and a snack on board. We even made a bus stop for 20 minutes and got a free meal. Very cheap but a long trip.
Aug 1, 2018
train #44 Class II AC, Thai Railways
★★★☆☆
Smelly bathroom and very cold AC! Take the bus instead!
Jul 28, 2018
train #174 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
Deze trein was een stuk verouderd dan de trein van de heenweg. Het slaap gedeelte was een stuk korter en smaller. Er waren bijna geen stopcontacten en het was vechten voor de stroom. Verder klapperde de deuren de gehele nacht. De heen reis een 5. Terug een dikke 2
Jul 27, 2018
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
Good trip, super friendly staff, 20min lunch break on the way
Jul 16, 2018
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★★★☆
Interesting views along journey food and drink provided thank you
Jul 13, 2018
train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
Efficient service, comfy beds, secure compartment, clean toilet.
Jul 4, 2018
train #86 Class II Sleeper AC, Thai Railways
★★☆☆☆
Train #86 comparing to #85 is way less comfortable. The service started to make the beds 5:30 even there was one hour left until we reached the destination. It's quite older than #85.
Jun 27, 2018
train #86 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
very good and safe and timely service. Baggage management is one are that they can improve.
Jun 1, 2018
train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★☆
Comfortable sleeper bunk but the train was about 40 minutes late.
May 11, 2018
train #84 VIP Sleeper, Thai Railways
★★★★★
A very enjoyable trip. The staff were friendly and the train was more or less on time (about a half hour late). The beds were comfortable, and the a/c was not too cold, as I had heard it could be. All in all a good way to travel, and save a nights accomodation at the same time!!
Apr 29, 2018
bus Express, Suwannatee
★★☆☆☆
The first bus broke a tire. After waiting for 2 hours comes the next bus, which looked like something out of a mad Max moovie, full of mold and water pouring down from the from sealing onto the seats. Luckily we got transferred to a third bus which was okay. The trip to Bangkok should have taken 6,5 hours but ended up taking almost 10.

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