Bangkok to Chumphon Train Tickets

Estimated Trip Duration is 6.5 hour(s)
Please note that you can reach Hua Lamphong Train Station via MRT. The train station and Hua Lamphong MRT Station is connected by an underground pathway.

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Bangkok to Chumphon Train Guide

Train from Bangkok to Chumphon

Bangkok to Chumphon Train

Train from Bangkok to Chumphon is one of the popular train routes in Thailand. Many locals and tourists take Bangkok to Chumphon train because Chumphon is the gateway to one of the most popular islands in Thailand named Koh Tao.

Taking train from Bangkok to Chumphon is one of the more popular ways to get to Chumphon from Bangkok besides taking bus. This is because both options offer a cheaper price compared to flight tickets. Additionally, taking Bangkok to Chumphon train offers extra comfort depending on the type of train ticket that you booked. On top of that, Chumphon Airport is located far away from the pier to get to Koh Tao. Therefore, taking train is a more convenient way to go to Chumphon from Bangkok.

Train Schedule & Train Ticket Type

The train schedule for Bangkok to Chumphon train is quite frequent. The train ticket price depends on the type of ticket that you choose. Below is the Bangkok to Chumphon train schedule available for online booking at BusOnlineTicket.co.th:

TimeTrain NoTrain TypeTicket TypePrice (THB)
8:0543Special Express2nd Class AC Seat540
13:00171Rapid2nd Class AC Sleeper700
2nd Class Fan Sleeper480
2nd Class Fan Seat330
14:4531Special Express1st Class AC Sleeper1,454
2nd Class AC Sleeper950
15:1037Special Express1st Class AC Sleeper1,264
2nd Class AC Sleeper760
2nd Class Fan Seat410
3rd Class Fan Seat302
15:1045Special Express2nd Class AC Sleeper800
15:35169Rapid2nd Class AC Sleeper700
2nd Class Fan Sleeper480
2nd Class Fan Seat330
3rd Class Fan Seat222
17:0583Express1st Class AC Sleeper1,224
2nd Class AC Sleeper760
2nd Class Fan Seat370
3rd Class Fan Seat262
17:35173Rapid2nd Class AC Sleeper700
2nd Class Fan Sleeper480
2nd Class Fan Seat330
3rd Class Fan Seat222
18:30167Rapid2nd Class AC Sleeper700
2nd Class Fan Sleeper480
2nd Class Fan Seat330
3rd Class Fan Seat222
19:3085Express1st Class AC Sleeper1,224
2nd Class AC Sleeper760
2nd Class Fan Seat370
3rd Class Fan Seat262
22:5039Special Express2nd Class AC Seat540
22:5041Special Express2nd Class AC Seat540
* Time and fares might change depending on the season, subject to the operator
** AC = Air Conditioned

Trip Distance & Duration

The distance between Bangkok to Chumphon is around 500km. By train, it takes around 7-10 hours to get from Bangkok to Chumphon, depending on the type of train that you choose. Special Express train takes shorter time followed by Express train and Rapid train taking more time to reach Chumphon. Train #43 takes the shortest time with duration around 6-7 hours.

Departure Point – Hua Lamphong Train Station

Bangkok Hua Lamphong Railway Station or Hua Lamphong Train Station is the main SRT train station in Bangkok. Located in the middle of the city, there are many local transportations available to connect passengers to the train station.

In fact, an underground pathway links Hua Lamphong Train Station and Hua Lamphong MRT Station. Hence, going to the train station by MRT is probably the most convenient option especially when the traffic in Bangkok known to be quite congested.

Apart from MRT, passengers can also go to the Hua Lamphong Train Station by BTS Skytrain (exchange to MRT at Silom Station, Sukhumvit Station or Chatuchak Park/Mo Chit Station), taxi, tuk tuk or local city buses.

Check out our Bangkok Hua Lamphong Train Station guide for more information.

Arrival Point – Chumphon Train Station

Chumphon Train Station was built near to the city center of Chumphon. The building is a simple train station but complete with basic facilities such as toilet, small shops, left–luggage service and cargo and parcel office.

The pier to get to Koh Tao is not so far from the train station. Songthaews are available at the train station to take you to your destination upon arrival. However, the price can be quite costly even to get to your hotel in the town.

If you are planning to go to Koh Tao, Songserm and KP Tripadvisor & Services are two operators available to get you to Koh Tao from the train station. They offer bus + ferry joint ticket from Chumphon Train Station to Koh Tao with ticket price from 500 THB. The bus/minivan departure time for Songserm is at 7AM and for KP Tripadvisor & Services at 8PM. Tickets are available online at BusOnlineTicket.co.th.

Amenities

There are toilets on board for the convenience of the passengers. Moreover, there is also a canteen coach for you to buy food during the journey. Breakfast menu starts from 100 THB and dinner from 200 THB. Alternatively, you can buy food before your departure at Hua Lamphong Train Station or buy from the vendors selling food on the train in between the stops.

For those who bought a sleeper train ticket, the staffs will provide you with a new clean pillow and blanket. Additionally, they will also help you turn the seats to sleeping berths when the night approach.

Tips

Train from Bangkok to Chumphon is one of the popular train routes in Thailand due to the popularity of Koh Tao. Hence, the train ticket to Chumphon from Bangkok get sold out pretty quickly especially during high season. Therefore, you are advised to book your tickets in advance online.

Most popular train tickets types are the 1st Class AC Sleeper and 2nd Class AC Sleeper. Although they are more expensive, they offer better comfort and still have lower price compared to taking flight to Chumphon. So, check the tickets availability and book your train tickets online in advance at BusOnlineTicket.co.th today!