Bus from Bangkok to Chumphon is one of the favourite transportation option for Thai locals to go Chumphon. Besides, many foreigners also take bus from Bangkok to Chumphon before transferring ferry to Koh Tao. Hence, Chumphon is known as gateway town to Koh Tao.
Suwannatee, Chok Anan Tour and Alex Tour are the few private bus operators who provide comfortable bus from Bangkok to Chumphon. Their coaches leave from Southern Bangkok Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai) to Chumphon Bus Terminal.
Generally, bus fare is almost 50% cheaper than the train fare. Even the high class of VIP bus just charges at 438 baht, about 50% cheaper than train fare. Therefore, many backpackers and Thai locals prefer to take bus than train to Chumphon from Bangkok.
Duration for bus from Bangkok to Chumphon takes about 7-8 hours travelling around 500km. The trick for this route is to take the overnight bus from Bangkok to Chumphon, therefore travellers could arrive at Chumphon just in time for the morning ferry services to Koh Tao. The bus generally would have a stopover for food and toilet break.
The fare for bus from Bangkok to Chumphon is in the range of 260 baht to 438 baht depending on bus types. Generally, bus with higher fare is more spacious and comfortable. Chok Anan Tour is the bus operator who provides the spacious seat type of bus from Bangkok to Chumphon.
Bus service from Bangkok to Chumphon is only available either in the morning or in the evening. There is no service in between due to operation constraint. Usually evening bus is the popular choice among travellers because they want to save the precious day time.
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