Chumphon to Bangkok

Chumphon to Bangkok

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Chumphon to Bangkok Schedule

Chumphon to Bangkok Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Thailand Limo by Datum Van 9pax Any time฿ 8,140
Thai Railways Class II Sleeper AC 02:00 - 12:45฿ 948
Thai AirAsia Economy #FD314908:50 - 09:50$ 31.78
Nok Air Economy #DD60311:45 - 12:30฿ 1,379
Thai Railway Class II AC 12:36 - 20:45฿ 609
Nok Air Economy #DD60716:35 - 17:35฿ 1,779
Thai Railways Class II Sleeper AC 21:30 - 08:25฿ 1,018
Thai Railways VIP Sleeper 22:51 - 09:40฿ 1,478

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.

Transportation from Chumphon to Bangkok

Chumphon to Bangkok Destination Reviews

K
First class cabins are spotlessly clean, and the linen was immaculate. Definitely worth the little bit extra.
Train #86 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Aug 6, 2022
AM
easy to use, friendly, comfy, all good !
Train #86 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Aug 4, 2022
KV
The driver was working with his phone during the whole trip. Realy not safe
taxi VIP Van 9pax, BangkokTaxi24, Aug 3, 2022
MP
Train left and arrived on time, bunks in 2nd class Aircon clean & easy to find. Beds were comfortable. Trip was efficient and enjoyable.
Train #86 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jul 31, 2022
RK
Perfect. The driver was excellent & brought us safely to Bangkok. He waited for us, as our ferry was a little late. We were glad to have a comfort private taxi to Bangkok after a stormy trip with the ferry within a crowd of seasick hangover people.
taxi Comfort, BangkokTaxi24, Jul 12, 2022
TB
The overnight (express) train was 2 hours late arriving in Bangkok. They had lots of extra stops during the night for package delivery. I understand that they may need the revenue from package deliveries for the train system. I'm ok with that, but wish they would provide a more accurate arrival time. Leave yourself at least a few extra hours if you plan to continue your travel after arriving.
Train #86 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jul 4, 2022
HF
My trip from chumpon was slightly better than expected! I went at a 2nd class AC sleep train. The train itself was on time and the bunk beds were very clean. I was provided a pillow and blanket which were very clean! My actual sleep wasn’t great as the train was quite rocky and I was top bunk so the main light ( which is always kept on) was on! However I had an eye mask which helped. For the price you can’t complain! I’m going on another one to chang mai so it must have been okay!
Train #84 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Jun 4, 2022
DS
The booking over 12Go was very easy and reliable. The train showed up as planned and got me to where I wanted to go. Anytime again!
Train #86 1st Class Sleeper, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 15, 2022
J
It is far to cold inside your trains and ferry’s , we were freezing. Airco’s are blowing to much. We couldn’t sleep because of the cold.
Train #86 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 11, 2022
BF
Something went wrong and I never received my ticket and then I have to book again and there was just available the class 2 sit only. It was terrible, extremely cold and uncomfortable. I didn't sleep at all! The only good thing was the staff, very nice.
Train #44 2nd Class AC seats only, Thai Railway (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Apr 23, 2022
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