|Transport||Time (approx. hrs)||Cost (approx. local)||Cost (approx. USD)|
|Bus||6-7 hours||350-410 THB||$13.00-15.00 USD|
|Train||5-6 hours||480-1240 THB||$16.00-45.00 USD|
Bangkok to Chumphon by Bus
Time: 6-7 hours Cost: 350-410 THB; $13.00-15.00 USD
In Bangkok, depart from the Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai) Address: Th Bromaratchachonanee & Th Phuttamonthon 1, Thonburi. Serves Southern & Western cities, including Kanchanaburi, Hua Hin, Chumphon, Surat Thani, Phuket, and Hat Yai. There are two bus stops in Chumphon. The main station is 16km from Chumphon along the main hightway. There is a second stop in Chumphon that is used primarily for travel to the nearby islands of Ko Tao, Ko Phanghan, ans Ko Samui. You may book tickets at the station, travel agencies, and possibly your hotel. Booking at the station is the cheapest option, but paying a premium at a travel agency or your hotel can save time and worry, often providing travel from your hotel to the station. It is wise to reserve your seat for travel on weekends and during festivals at least one day in advance. You will arrive at the new bus station on Petchakassem Rd. (Highway 4) that’s 14km outside Chumphon. Unfortunately you will have to pay around 100 THB to get to town.
Bangkok to Chumphon by Train
Time: 5-6 hours Cost: 480-1240 THB; $16.00-45.00 USD
Hualamphong is Bangkok’s central train station. There are 4 major routes departing out of Bangkok. You would take the Southern line via Nakhon Pathom-Hua Hin-Chumphon-Surat Thani. The train station in Chumphon is located in the center of town. There are several ways to travel by train in Thailand. 1st Class Sleeper, 2nd Class Sleeper, 2nd class seat, etc depending on budget and comfort. You may book your ticket at the station at least 1 hour before departure. Recommended to book early if traveling on or around weekends. Tickets may also be purchased at travel agencies or hotels for a premium. Please check the State Railway of Thailands government site for the most up to date on timetables and fares.